Launched today, “Garden” from Brooklyn perfumers MCMC combines red thyme, myrtle, lavender, lemon and bitter orange essential oils for a unisex scent with 50% of its purchase price going to support Ananda Harvest, an urban farming group—smell good, feel better.
In cold weather outerwear defines your look, so why not adopt one of this season’s hottest colors as a topper? From investment pieces like Yves Saint Laurent’s belted blazer to a quilted leather bomber by Rebecca Minkoff and the BB Dakota Missy motorcycle jacket (the latter two both double the trend appeal), these dark green styles pair perfectly with HABITUAL denim. Try our Eve Hi-Rise Skinnies in Chocolate Leopard with the emerald hue for a fresh take on an earth-toned palette or better yet go tonal with the Amalia Skinnies in Magic Kingdom.
With divine-sounding, simple combinations, such as snap peas with burrata, bottarga and meyer lemon, the recently opened restaurant Orsa & Winston is high on our list of places to try in downtown Los Angeles. The fine dining concept from lauded chef Josef Centeno offers a five-course tasting menu of his Italian-Japanese fare, though a dish like uni with pecorino cream tempts us to splurge on the super omakase. Is it lunch time yet?
A group of creative folks in Los Angeles is making chambray shirts more (in their words) cosmic. The project reinvents the 70-year-old label Coast Wide by updating their American-made, denim button-downs with modern cuts, Japanese fabrics and hand-embroidered designs. With imagery such as lunar phases and geometric patterns adorning each limited-edition piece, the workwear staples get gorgeous one-of-a-kind embellishment without looking like a page from a Grateful Dead coffee table book.
via Cool Hunting
“I think when you’re young you should be a lot with yourself and your sufferings. Then one day you get out where the sun shines, and the rain rains, and the snow snows, and it all comes together.” —Diana Vreeland
In honor of the holiday, we take a closer look at a key inspiration behind our current Fall 2013 collection, the godfather of modern horror himself, Edgar Allan Poe. An exhibit at NYC’s Morgan library lends depth to the Gothic writer’s work by suggesting his work parodied literary conventions of the era, an argument that strengthens the case for his deep influences on film and other contemporary storytelling. Happy halloween!
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Do you Covet? Covet is a new virtual styling app where Habitual was recently top-rated! Coveters used our Addison Hi Rise Moto and Grace Hi Rise Skinny pants in their looks in events ranging from “Figure Drawing Class” to “Natural Elements” to play the game. Finally, a guilt-free way to commit a sin.
For an all-out bad girl look, we love how Neiman Marcus’ Styling Director paired the Habitual Elle Motos in Woodland Coated with workwear staples and biker-chic leather in this recent editorial. Shop the look here.
Not only do Wigwam socks go well with boots and a pair of Habituals (hello ’90s looks!), but they’re made stateside in Wisconsin.