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Our Story

What's behind the name?

hushed: the subtle, the delicate, the years of thought and design.
COMMOTION: the striking lines, the intricate design details.

Together, we are hushedCOMMOTION, a brand that values the quiet beauty in design, and the bold intricacy of opulent beading and craftsmanship.


Women founded, women run, small batch production.

We use sustainable materials and production practices as every opportunity and are always learning and evolving.


Our founder, Thea, went to fashion design school at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and then steadily grew her brand out of her small NYC apartment. Slow and steady, pieces by piece, no investors, just hard work and the support of a wonderful BK artist community!

We now run our design studio out of Thea's hometown, Durham NC. It's wonderful to be able to bring home all that Thea learned, support the community, and thrive in a city that deserves and craves more unique brands to shop with.

We make everything by hand, in small batches in our Durham, NC studio! (we also take appointments there if you are local!)


You don't have to be a "cool bride" to be a #HCBride. Here, all brides are RAD, however they want to express it.

We're not in high school anymore.



Inspired by history, made for modern day.

People Love Hushed Commotion

Thea is AMAZING. I fell in love with her Paloma belt and was determined to wear it at our wedding-- even before I had found my dress! Finally, I found the perfect dress to complement it and asked her if she might make custom earrings to match. She was quick to draw up two mock styles and was open to my suggestions on which bead/jewels I'd love in each place! They were just perfect. I received so many compliments and will cherish these unique pieces for many years. Thank you, Thea!!!


Thea created a custom headpiece and was so helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process. She took in my vague ideas and suggestions, even a change in wedding dress style, in stride and came up with an amazing piece that I will treasure forever.


I can't even begin to express how talented Thea is and how beautiful all of her pieces are! If you're looking for something soft, whimsical and modern, you will not be disappointed. Every piece is designed and handmade by Thea. After discussing what I was looking for, I met with Thea at her studio, tried on a few things and a few weeks later, my headpiece arrived. It was stunning - exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Thea!