We’ve never been big techies, but we are obsessed with these amazing, textured colored iPhone covers by SwitchEasy, especially the Black Blossom cover. They are mini sculptures at your finger tips!
Printed denim has definitely been on trend this year, and our Angelina Cigarette in Rose Red is our take of wearing “our heart on our pants.”
Jeans: HABITUAL Angelina Cigarette in Rose Red at American Rag
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia Dolly suede slingback pumps
Necklace: H&M Necklace
Former One Tree Hill star and star of CBS’ upcoming comedy “Partners”, Sophia Bush,was seen carrying a HABITUAL shopping bag while leaving the nail salon in Beverly Hills, California last week! We were so sad to see One Tree Hill end this April, but we can’t wait to see what Sophia has lined up next. For now, it looks like she has a new habit!
This year was the 25th festival of classical music held at the Saint-Riquier in Northern France. For this special occasion Peter Gentenaar, a paper sculptor, created an exhibition of more than 100 empyrean paper sculptures that were on display inside the abbey of the church. The beautiful paper sculptures resembled multi-colored jellyfish as they suspended from the Gothic arches of the ancient abbey built in 638.
Peter Gentenaar’s work was born from the limitations of what he was unable to create with regular store-bought paper. He developed his own paper factory, with the help of the Royal Dutch Paper Factory, which processes and mills long-fiber paper pulp into the material you see in his artwork. It was from this that his masterpieces were formed as he learned how to use wet paper and bamboo ribs to create anything imaginable.
We love the creative and innovative story behind these paper formations and hear that they are even more beautiful in the dark!
Summer seems to go on pause around this time every year. Why does this happen you might ask? It’s Shark Week, of course! If you don’t know what Shark Week is, turn on The Discovery Channel and take a seat, it’s a week-long series of feature television programs dedicated solely to sharks. Originally created to raise awareness and respect for sharks, the show is now broadcasted in over 72 countries and has become an international habit.
Even if you aren’t a shark fan or if they scare you to pieces, like many of us, Shark Week seems to be something you just have to watch. The mysterious and frightening creatures are on display and fully documented for us to watch as we learn about the rulers of the ocean.
In honor of Shark Week, we are slipping on our new Alice Skinny in Nostalgia – just the thing to help you feel even more a part of the ever growing phenomenon by adding a splash of ocean to your own life.
Our Surrealist-inspired pieces that have somewhat of a hidden and symbolic meaning continue, as our newest Acacia Skinny Herringbone Tuxedo Pant was inspired by the idea of having very complicated treatments – one that you might see on silk tops or runway collections. Designer Jennifer Wojinski says, “I wanted details that were somewhat hidden and make you look twice because you are wondering how the treatment was done.”
Although the Acacia Skinny Herringbone Tuxedo Pant is a take on the traditional tuxedo pant, the treatment, folds and pleats on our pants are very hyper-feminine with it fitting perfectly around the leg and extreme detail. This pant is surely a fun pair to dress up with a delicate blouse and nice pair of heels or dress it down with a vintage tee and boots this fall (think concerts, nights out and for a bit of fun at work!).
Where to find your own pair: ShopBop.com
Emily Alston, better known as Emily Forgot, might not be a familiar name to you yet but trust us, it will be soon. This talented London based Graphic Artist has been working in the design world since she graduated from Liverpool school of Art & Design in 2004. She has a broad client base ranging from retail, cultural institutions, advertising and publishing. Her work has become famous in both London and abroad, most notably due to the “Fragiles” show at the Miami Art Basel in 2007. Emily designs with a very playful and whimsical eye and her work always has a splash of fun. Her art inspires with its innovative and surreal style. Her work has been applauded all over the world as it shows up on Japanese chocolate wrappers, and quilts for the new W Paris Opera hotel. Although she designs on many different mediums, 3D is what she loves most of all. She draws inspiration from 60s psychedelia, folklore and knitting patterns to name a few. We love her work, and think that you will too. Check out her blog to learn more about this ‘ahead of the times’ artist, and keep your eyes peeled for her work!
These days, music festivals have turned into some of the best street fashion shows. Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago is one of our favorite events of the summer to steal new fashion and outfit inspiration. This past weekend Coco Rocha was spotted wearing a pair of HABITUAL Ultra High Rise Thalia Shorts in Abyss at the festival. She paired the shorts with one of her husband’s T-shirts, vintage boots and aviators to make the perfect laid-back music festival look. She topped the outfit off with one fancy mustache! Scroll through Coco’s Lolla weekend fun in her photo diary on Elle.com.
Do you remember the Shel Silverstein’s story that taught us how to give, sacrifice, and be selfless through the loving relationship between the giving tree and young boy? We just reread the childhood classic, The Giving Tree, and it brought us right back to our childhood memories. And now as we have “grown up” and taken on more responsibility, we might feel more like the giving tree than the young boy, at least it did for us. Pick up The Giving Tree for a walk down memory lane, and if you feel like learning a new language while you’re at it, the book comes in 30 different languages!
As you may know from our previous posts about the Surrealist movement being the inspiration for our Fall 2012 line, almost all of HABITUAL’s pieces are influenced and inspired by art. Another instance of art influencing fashion that HABITUAL truly admires is Balmain’s Fall 2012 collection, which was said to be inspired by Fabergé eggs, specifically Elizabeth Taylor’s. Peter Carl Fabergé, “Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars,” was best known for being the master goldsmith and jeweler for the Russian Royal family, as well as many other ruling families of Europe during the 19th and 20th century. Balman’s Fall 2012 line includes intricate details of pearls, golds and florals. Fashionista explains, “These pieces look as precious as Fabergé eggs, like they’ll warrant the undoubtedly exorbitant price tag that will be attached to them.” Balmain’s line is absolutely exquisite, and you can definitely Fabergé’s lavish artwork is definitely shown through.
And if you want to get a closer look at the inspiration behind Balman’s collection, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, has Fabergé’s pieces on display in their “Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars” exhibit, which is going on now until January 6, 2013.