Monthly Archives: March 2012

Required Reading: Seasonzine

Posted by The E on March 30, 2012

Winterzine Cover

Just in time for the start of spring, Winterzine, the third installment of a new quarterly publication dedicated to celebrating the seasons called Seasonzine, just launched this month. Each issue of Seasonzine features season-inspired stories, photographs and illustrations from 30+creators from across the country. The creators behind this new “zine” are actually two childhood friends, Dwight and Christine, who are California transplants living in Brooklyn. These California-blooded friends decided they needed to forget about the harsh winters and start finding inspiration instead. With the help of friends and family, they were able to self-publish what they call a “yearbook” of each season full of gorgeous spreads and heartfelt stories. We absolutely love taking in the season-inspired photographs the most in each issue!

Winterzine caveman

Post a comment!

On The Road: Scoop Chicago

Posted by The E on March 29, 2012

Scoop Chicago

We’ve heard that Chicago has been unusually warm this year, which is perfect for the colored HABITUAL denim options at Scoop Chicago!  We recently visited our friends at Scoop Chicago to have a look at what’s in stock. From turquoise, alabaster, acid red, licorice and chianti, you find all of our favorite colored Habituals at Scoop Chicago locations in Bucktown and Gold Coast. Don’t be afraid to add some fun to your look by anchoring it with some colored pants, which are certainly in for this season and is not going away this summer!

Scoop Chicago 2

Scoop Chicago:

Gold Coast Location:
1009 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.649.9880

Bucktown Location:
1702 North Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 773.227.9930

Post a comment!

On Trend: Gucci Fall 2012 Ready-To-Wear

Posted by The E on March 28, 2012

Gucci Fall 2012 RTW

This latest women’s collection is all about confidence and romance, and we are loving the ‘dark glamour’ of Gucci this season! Frida Giannini’s Fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection features tons of super luxe velvet in dresses, skirts and pants, and a super-rich color palette with deep sea greens, blues and blacks. This collection is luxurious and understands print stories. reports the mood, not unlike at her men’s show last month, was dark—with rich tapestry jacquards, plush velvets, a hothouse floral printed on a ground of black, and a palette that revolved around plum, bottle green, espresso, and jet. We could go on, but basically we just LOVE it all! Here are some of our favorite looks.

Gucci Fall 2012 RTW

Post a comment!

HABITUAL’s First Official Sample Sale is TOMORROW – Wednesday, 3/28

Posted by The E on March 27, 2012

Sample Sale

Come stop by our our first official sample sale with +Beryll tomorrow!  If you plan on coming, please RVSP to

Wednesday, 3/28
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
908 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Post a comment!

Alabama Chanin

Posted by The E on March 26, 2012

Alabama ChaninWe have been following this line for a while now and they have such a great story. Alabama Chanin is a product line started by Natalie Chanin, which makes limited-edition handcrafted products by using new, organic and recycled materials. They are committed to something called the cottage industry, which means they employ locals that live in and around Florence, Alabama – a community that struggles with unemployment. We admire Natalie’s commitment to helping the community and of course her design aesthetic. You can clearly see the time and work put into the details. Watch Etsy’s video on this amazing success story.

Post a comment!

Bands We Love: The Limousines

Posted by The E on March 23, 2012

The Limousines

What started as a friendly internet correspondence eventually turned into this American indietronica band called, The Limousines.  One in England, one in California – the instrumentalist Giusti would send beats to songwriter and vocalists Vicotrino and Victorino would then send back lyrics, and so forth until they finally met in person in 2007. They just wrapped up their European tour with The Sounds at the beginning of the month. Until they play in LA, we’ll keep listening to our favorite two tracks – “Very Busy People” and “Internet Killed the Video Star”.

Post a comment!

First Look: HABITUAL's First Official Sample Sale on Wednesday, 3/28

Posted by The E on March 22, 2012

Habitual Sample Sale

In conjunction with our friends at +Beryll, we are excited to announce that HABITUAL’s first official sample sale will be on Wednesday, March 28. We hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, 3/28
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
908 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Post a comment!

Made in the USA: Pinkham Millinery

Posted by The E on March 21, 2012

Pinkham Millinery in Portland, Oregon

Spring is in the air and what better way to accessorize for those warm sunny days than with a timeless handcrafted millinery hat? Dayna Pinkham, founder of Pinkham Millinery and one of the West Coast’s top milliners, adds a modern flare to elegant styles of past eras.  Her collection of hats are handcrafted out of her Portland, Oregon studio where the hats are steamed and shaped over wood blocks before being finished with fine hand stitching. Pinkham’s hats have frequented the Kentucky Derby, Baltimore Preakness, and Britain’s Royal Ascot and Newmarket horse races.

Pinkham Millinery

We love Pinkham Millinery’s line of felt hats ranging from the classic Beret Cap to the wide brimmed Large Bonnet Fedora. The collection of felt hats start at $275.00 each and can be ordered by contacting the studio directly.

Interested in learning how to design and create your own millinery hat? Dayna even hosts Intro to Millinery and Private Instruction classes in Portland where participants can create their very own one-of-a-kind hats!

Post a comment!

The Ultimate Chair for Workaholics

Posted by The E on March 20, 2012

Workaholics Chair

For all of those workaholics (or extreme gamers) out there, Design Taxi found your dream chair to make your life just a little bit better, Emperor 200.  Emperor 200 is a custom-made computer-workstation chair, which offers a touch-screen control center, air filtration system (to keep your lunch free from pathogens), light therapy (for your Vitamin-D), an electric-powered seat and three 24-inch LED screens that hang from the top of the chair. Why would you ever want or need to leave this chair?

Workaholics Chair 2

Post a comment!

Who's Got The Habit: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Posted by The E on March 19, 2012

Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyModel and Transformers: Dark of the Moon star, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was spotted wearing the Habitual Addison Moto jeans in Onyx, while shopping in NYC. Although we think Rosie always looks fabulous, we especially loved how she put this look together. She paired the jeans with a red leather jacket, black booties and an oversized bag – a perfect on-the-go, yet incredibly stylish look.

Thanks to our friends at Denim Blog for spotting this first!

Get your own pair: Scoop NYC (Onyx & Dark Teal) or ShopBop (Dark Teal)

Post a comment!

Pop Up ×