The clean, modernist lines of Heath define a haute bohemian sensibility that goes back to the ceramic brand’s Northern California roots. It isn’t any wonder then that their pottery feels right for today’s version of that casual elegance, making their revival over the past couple of years a good reason to gift these made-in-America wares. One of our year-round standbys is to fill their elegant bud vase with a few stems as a thank-you or hostess gift. In a candy-apple hue, the holiday edition is a no-brainer.
As proponents of both obsessiveness and wardrobe staples, we’re naturally also fans of Self-Service Magazine’s “Obsessions” feature. As the story in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue advises, “Know your basics.” From the fabulous Givenchy leather-and-wool jumpsuit to Saint Laurent’s gorgeous diamanté fishnet, our favorite is this chic wool sweater with an elegant gold stripe by Jil Sander. Style it with a pair of HABITUAL Eve Skinnies and a simple black shoe for an effortless holiday look!
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.
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.
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“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
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.
For off-duty dressing without the resignation of sweats, we turn to separates in sensual materials and edgy prints, like Mary Katrantzou’s modal-and-cashmere Landscape scarf, paired with our comfy-but-glam Habitual Eve in Deep, a Nordstrom exclusive. Add a brimmed hat by WoodWood to ward chills with on-trend style, and you’re totally not in business. Also pictured: Protagonist tee in 3-ply silk and Rag & Bone Bannon booties.
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.
Following earlier snoozy shows in Europe, all-out spectacles—like Rick Owens’ fierce step dancers and the postmodern Eden at Dior—reaffirmed Paris as the godmother of giddy drama and fun in fashion this season. Not that we didn’t love London edginess, the sense of tradition in Milan or of course NYC’s chic pragmatism, but visions such as Karl Lagerfeld’s tongue-in-cheek art gallery pushed cultural boundaries with fully articulated fantasies in just the way fashion should.
At Lanvin, Alber Elbaz went after our own hearts with an homage to lamé. “Stonewashed, vaporized, slashed, and broken,” according to Style.com, this crafted treatment of the material itself shares our approach to creating the ultimate washes and makes for clothes that are similarly a joy to wear.
Rick Owens also showed a collection that proved dynamic in real life, opting to show how by replacing models with teams of dancers whose defiant sneers, stomping feet and combative movements made for the most talked-about event of the week.
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Raf Simons continued on his path of expertly delivering Dior into the present. The collection, from its space-age cutouts to metallic ball gowns, fused the alien with the classic just as the dripping Garden of Eden setting melded lush natural vines and artificial neon flora.
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For Chanel, Lagerfeld’s neo-sincere ode to art came in the form of the white-walled space and oversize artworks that lent the affect of an amusement park, while the clothes themselves carried through a similar playful interpretation of an art student’s wardrobe.
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In the most bittersweet show of the season, Marc Jacobs took his final bow at Louis Vuitton after 16 years, but not without inky feather headresses atop pants and slinky dresses that conjured flapper showgirls dipped in 90s grunge. Bravo.
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