Wintery vibes call for drama, which this season means a gorgeously deep blue. Inspired by its use in painting, including one of our favorite artists Ilya Repin, our fall collection includes the Alice waxed skinny in Prussian Blue, a hue seen all over the runways in Spring/Summer 2014 looks by the likes of Haider Ackermann, Acne, Catherine Malandrino and Zac Posen. To get the HABITUAL version of the trend that will carry you into next year, visit Scoop or Neiman Marcus to purchase. (And see more of the images that inform our designs on HABITUAL’s Pinterest.)
Last night, the fashion industry showed up for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned Costume Institute Benefit. Hosted by Vogue’s William Norwich and model Hilary Rhoda, celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, society, sports, art, business, and music joined together in honor of this year’s corresponding exhibition Punk: Chaos to Couture. There was a wide range of looks last night, and here are our favorites:
1. Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
2. Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior
3. Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy
4. Rooney Mara in Givenchy
5. Emily Blunt in Carolina Herrera
It’s that time again when people from all over the country gather in the middle of the dessert to showcase their awesome fashion! Oh, and probably listen to some indie band performances. In order to battle the 100-degree weather, you definitely have to be smart about choosing what to wear!
With Coachella just around the corner, we put together an outfit with our spring favorite Teo Shorts. Pair the denim shorts with a loose forest green top (can even pull over your shoulder) to create a fun urban look, or go with the floral lace top for something a little more hipster! If you really want to master the hipster/hobo look, pull over the elastic headband and voilà- you look cute and your hair is in place! Complete the outfit with over-size shades and blinged out jewelry!
Shorts: HABITUAL Tate short in Onyx
Ring: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Block Love Ring
Bracelet: Michael Kors Skorpios Bracelet
Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry Milfy Sunglasses in Dark Havana
Headband: Deep Gurnani Gold & Turquoise Applique Headband
Shoes: Sam Edelman Gable Strappy Flat Sandals
One band we are looking forward to seeing is the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who last performed at Coachella in 2007. We love “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”!
From left: Versace’s animal punk bright fur; Fendi’s brightly hued tribal bags; Jimmy Choo’s crystal-studded high-heel pump; Dolce’s deliciosly decadent cardinal-red lace finale; Dolce’s saintly handbag (photo & caption credit)
This Fall/Winter 2013, it seems like bright colored fur prints and bags will be all the latest fashion. Versace showed off an electric-yellow zebra stripped coat perfect for catching anyone’s attention on a gloomy day. If you don’t feel like attracting too much attention with a zebra yellow coat, how about toning it down with an animal print bag like Fendi’s pictured above? This would be a fabulous accessory to make any neutral outfit stand out. If brightly colored animal prints are not your thing, than you can still be glam with studded shoes and bags . Studded bags have been around for quite a while, but now the fierce decorations are going to be seen more on shoes. Jimmy Choo’s black pumps feature crystal studs giving the shoes some sparkle without completely going over the top.
Here’s a Fall 2013 RTW collection that has really stood out to us this Fashion Week – 3.1 Phillip Lim. Throughout the collection you’ll see a theme of the ‘girlfriends’ of bikers, and we absolutely love this look! Lim also used rich texture in his designs, including quilting, which you’ll actually see in our upcoming fall collection too! The collection also plays with a subtle, but sophisticated devil-may-care- color palette that we adore! One look we fell in love with is the look in the middle featured above – the outfit has a very cool, goth, warrior-look.
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
The Fourth of July, one of our favorite holidays, is just around the corner and it’s the perfect excuse to buy a new ensemble in honor of the USA. Whether you’re taking a long weekend or just enjoying the mid-week break, we put together four stylin’ outfits with our Thalia shorts to keep you cool for that hot summer day, with just enough patriotic flair. And although you won’t actually be wearing an American flag (we hope), but an outfit that emulates it, we are proud to say that you’ll be wearing a product that is 100% Made in the USA.
So if you plan on spending your day at the beach or at a friend’s BBQ, pull off a casual yet chic day look with the Thalia short in Zen, a comfy “subtle nod to the flag” star-printed tank, paired with your trusty red TOMS and a floppy straw hat to keep your face safe from a long day in the sun. If you plan on heading to an evening party, pair our Thalia Zen shorts with a loose striped blouse, natural colored wedges and a nautical bracelet by another Made in the U.S.A. brand, Kiel James Patrick.
Our Thalia short in Rustic Pink has just enough dose of red to add a pop of color to any Independence Day outfit. Pair them with a navy blue striped sweater by The Row (Made in the USA), nude gladiator sandals and Shwood sunglasses (Made in the USA) for a sophisticated nautical look. If you plan to spend your evening watching the fireworks under the stars, the peplum top is definitely on trend right now and an easy evening transition with the Rustic Pink short. Grab a pair of blue wedges and a statement necklace to add to the festive look.
Shorts: Thalia Short in Zen (top) and Rustic Pink (bottom)
Top Left: Wildfox tank / Target straw hat / TOMS
Top Right: Rory Beca blouse / Bettye Mueller espadrille / Kiel James Patrick bracelet
Bottom Left: Shwood sunglasses / Pour La Victoire sandals / The Row sweater
Bottom Right: TopShop peplum top / Aldo wedges / T-Shirt necklace by urbancreatures
Hair chalking has been around for a little while, and we found that it’s still on trend in pastels. We especially like Rackk and ruin’s DIY attitude, suggesting picking up soft pastels from the art supply store to get the look. There is no need to spend over $30 at the salon for some fun hair color. Try doing two colors on one strand, and styling with a fishtail braid or an up-do to spice up your hairdo every so often. We love Lauren Conrad’s “Cotton candy bun” up-do.
We have “sprung” our clocks forward, and now that just means it’s time to pull out our shorts! This spring we are all about our Hi Rise Thalia short. A classic look found in several colors that you can mix and match with any outfit to dress up or dress down. Versatile and cute – what more could you ask for?
Where you can find a pair:
MARKET for Zen
11620 Barrington Ct.
Brentwood, CA 90049
DNA for Abyss
900 North Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
We are sure you’re asking, “What is crackle coated?” Well, it’s a more distressed take on our coated denim. It’s not intended to emulate the leather look, rather coated denim that has been worn over time. Therefore, it looks a little “crackled.” Our crackle coating is available on our Almas Hi Rise Zip Skinny. The Almas is a skinny cut denim that shows off the legs down below, but comes together up top in a slightly higher rise, perfectly suited to the modern woman.
Where you can find a pair:
Shopbop.com (Acid Red only)
Scoop NYC: Meatpacking District store (Acid Red only)
430 West 14th Street (at Washington Street)
New York, NY 10014
Nordstrom via C department: Southcoast Plaza (Night only)
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626