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.
The high-low mix continues to dominate the fashion compass this season and Neiman Marcus nails a biker-feminine take on the concept with their recent editorial pairing Habitual denim with au courant Los Angeles destinations. J’adore! Check their new site Cusp and Neiman Marcus to purchase the styles shown and more.
With fresh new Habitual merchandise (along with some of our signature styes) back on Piperlime just in time for fall, we couldn’t resist clicking through a few of the thousands of products on the site. The VMAs fresh in our minds, we took a page from Robin Thicke’s ensemble for a more subdued take on the concept, combining a pair of Habitual Elle Moto Skinnies in Licorice with BCBGMaxAzria’s striped blazer. Finished off with a white Michael Kors clutch and Derek Lam’s black flats in the must-have d’orsay style of the season, it’s a rock-and-roll look from head to toe—minus the Beetlejuice references.
Last week’s launch of the Hickoree’s pop-up at Americana brand Shinola’s new Tribeca outpost celebrated two leaders in keeping U.S. manufacturers in business and getting their goods into consumer’s hands. Their collaboration takes it one step further with a limited-edition picnic basket that Hickoree’s stocked with Balsa wood airplanes and other toys, as well as candy and snacks such as Side Project beef jerky. Available at the Shinola store only through this Sunday, August 11th, 2013, you can also add a picnic blanket, napkins and treats from the in-house Smile cafe for a chic instant picnic!
Housed in gorgeously designed interiors in Dallas, Texas since 1999, we’re proud to count Elements among the boutiques that carry Habitual. Our denim fits in perfectly with the store’s eclectic mix of the most exciting trends, with an emphasis on young and exclusive designers from Europe and Australia, as well as New York and L.A.
With such an ambitious spread, owner Connie Sigel her finger on the pulse of what’s hot. Her picks fulfill the wardrobe dreams of every Park Cities fashion devotee. Highlights include ultra-feminine Issa London dresses, vintage-tinged frocks by Erin Fetherston, sumptuous looks from McQ by Alexander McQueen, and Mara Hoffman’s colorful tunics. And the jewelry selection is full of must-haves too. Raw Agate slices from Aesa, Erica Weiner’s dainty-meets-edgy metal jewels, and local beadwork by Love, Erin Designs seriously challenges our restraint.
Helping shoppers make the right choices free of stress, Elements’ personalized assistance in a warm and relaxed atmosphere has become a calling card. Whether you need assistance picking out a new pair of Habituals or finding a breezy top to wear with them, the shop is the Dallas destination for the best selection of contemporary clothing, accessories, and gifts.
4400 Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
Email: mail [at] elementsclothing [dot] com
We already love the eclectic mix of antiques, decor and other ways to beautify your home found at downtown space Storefront, the brainchild of set designer Coryander Friend. So when we found out Friend will present the premier Parachute Market this Saturday, June 22nd (12-7pm) and Sunday, June 23rd (12-6pm), we knew we had a new winning activity to fill our weekend.
Much like how Storefront is a wellspring of priceless homey treasures—such as a Danish couch, a giant Best Western sign, and a “jet-powered surfboard—the quarterly design fair will offer furniture, objects, fine arts and sculpture, as well as new and vintage fashion. All brought to you by “it” artist types of Southern California, such as purveyor of vintage fashion Richard Wainwright.
This first installment’s theme, “Psychedelic Summer,” helps channel your inner (and outer!) hippy. A reference to postmodern design as well as releasing your trippy side, participating inaugural vendors include Light in the Attic records, vintage clothiers A Current Affair, AQQ Design, furniture designers Lawson-Fenning and Tanya Aguiñiga, and Jim Olarte. And that’s not even touching all the foo d-makers who will be serving up delicious snacks.
Limited-edition VIP tickets get you into a Parachute Market preview dinner fundraiser with Inner-City Arts on Friday, June 21st featuring dinner, as well as an open bar, plus gift. Pick up tickets for all days from Brown Paper.
So drink up, get groovy, and replace that Ikea furniture!
With the holidays upon us, it’s getting kind of late to do holiday shopping online. An inventory problem or Fedex snafu might spell disaster. Instead, get out this weekend and support your local boutiques! If you can, find a walkable shopping neighborhood near you. That way you can burn off the cupcakes you ate at the company holiday party and avoid the parking nightmare at the mall. Here’s a shopping guide for one of our favorite areas of LA – Silverlake, Echo Park, and Highland Park:
CLOVER has a really friendly staff and a fun selection of gifts and coffee table books for all ages, along with women’s clothing and denim.
LAKE is a comfortable, approachable boutique with accessories, gifts, apothecary products and women’s clothing, generally made by small manufacturers. It’s right next to the Silver Lake Reservoir and perfect for a stroll.
After you’re finished at LAKE, head next door to LAMILL Coffee Boutique. The owners are obsessed with coffee, and serve only on the finest beans and the latest brewing techniques. The iced coffee is the best in the city. You can also enjoy a small but excellent menu of snacks and lunch items from chef Michael Cimarusti in a hip, modern dining area.
For the man in your life, swing by GLORY, a great store with a wide selection of jeans, motorcycle gear, vintage tees, and boots. Some really cool women’s apparel, too.
If that’s too far, there are tons of other walking friendly shopping spots in LA, including Montana Ave. in Santa Monica, Larchmont Village, Abbot Kinney in Venice, 3rd Street in West Hollywood, and Old Town Pasadena. What’s your favorite area?
By now everyone in LA (and the rest of the country for that matter) has heard about ‘Carmageddon’, this weekend’s closure of the 405 Freeway between the 101 Freeway in the Valley and the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles. We don’t even know why it’s happening (something about drilling holes in a bridge or two?), but it is supposed to be bad, like hide your kids, hide your wives bad. It’s even become a bit of a pop culture parody, with sites like car-mageddon.com showing where to get deals in your local neighborhood, and fast-moving retailers creating a slew of novelty merchandise.
For the first time in a long time, we might actually keep the car in the garage this weekend (hoping to finish the shopping for our upcoming shoot by the end of the day), and that means we’ll either have to stay home or (gasp!) walk around our neighborhoods for a change. For those of you who will brave the outdoors on foot this weekend, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local LA shops in each neighborhood.
Hollywood – American Rag – 150 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
This is a mainstay of the LA shopping scene. American Rag features clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, and even home decor items, all carefully selected by a team of buyers led by founder Mark Werts. From top global designers to niche lines, it’s hard to leave here empty-handed. Look for HABITUAL among the enormous selection of jeans in the World Denim Bar.
West Hollywood – OPENING CEREMONY – 451 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
This is the queen royal of specialty stores in Los Angeles. The shop is a series of rooms, a department store in itself, some of them dedicated to specific designers like Nom de Guerre and Topshop, laid out to make the shopper feel like they are driving on LA’s freeway system. O.C. is also known for its eclectic but orginal take on merchandising and décor – just google their Tokyo outpost.
West LA – Hip’tique – 2727 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
We don’t know why you’d be shopping when you live close enough to walk to the beach (supposed to be nice this weekend), but if the sun becomes too much, walk down Main Street to an airy, hip boutique called… Hip’tique. Perfect for beach wear, day dresses from DVF and others, bath and body products, and even work from local artists. Maybe it’s better to stop before you set out your beach chair. You can find several HABITUAL styles here, as well.
Pasadena – Gold Bug - 22 E. Union St. Pasadena, CA 91103
This new store in Pasadena is one of the coolest we’ve ever been to. It’s a bit dark and witchy, but a must visit. Think diamonds hanging off of spider sculptures, pressed butterflies and bug specimens on framed canvases, bronze and pewter casted animal skull paperweights, iodized scarabs, Alice in Wonderland shadow boxes with gemstones, alchemy bottles made into chandeliers. It’s more of an experience than a store. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, there is a line just to get inside. It reminds us a little bit of EvolutionNYC in Soho, but it brings nature-as-décor to whole new level.
Silverlake – Vivier + Bentley – 1404 Micheltorena St. Los Angeles, CA 90026
This is a joint shopping and studio space in Silver Lake owned by LA hangbag maker Clare Vivier and jewelry designer Kathryn Bentley. Both lines favor a luxe, clean look (sound familiar?). The small shop also features pottery from local artists Heather Levine and Victoria Morris and leather shoes from LA designer Beatrice Valenzuela. If you are a fan of Vivier’s utilitarian, hip designs, this is the place to find her one-of-a-kind items that aren’t sold online or in other stores.
For more local shopping ideas, see Racked LA’s Racked 38, a roundup of their favorite stores in the area.