Monthly Archives: October 2012



Who's Got The Habit: The Voice

Posted by The E on October 31, 2012

Cassadee Pope in Amalia Hi Rise Zip Skinny in Licorice

Looks like there’s a new habit on The Voice!  During last night’s airing of The Voice, contestant Cassadee Pope (currently on Team Blake), was seen wearing our Amalia Hi Rise Zip Skinny in Licorice during her performance of Maroon 5′s “Payphone”. Not only did she look amazing in our jeans and a beautiful sheer ivory blouse, but she sounded absolutely amazing. If you missed her performance, watch her below! And on Monday, Kayla Nevarez looked “glam rock chic” in our the Alice Skinny Coated in Licorice and a blazer. Unfortunately, Kayla was eliminated, but hopefully we’ll keep watching Cassadee!

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On Trend: Angelina Cigarette Skinny in Fresh Moss

Posted by The E on October 30, 2012

Angelina Cigarette Skinny Jeans in French Moss

Remember when we told you that mint was on trend earlier this year? Well, it’s not leaving anytime soon! We love the color so much that we decided to pull our favorite mint shades to create our own wash for our Resort 2012 collection, our Angelina Cigarette Skinny jean in Fresh Moss. It’s a wash that adds a little bit of color, but neutral enough that it can be worn like a gray wash. Below are some of our favorite inspiration photos and you can find more on our Pinterest page!

Mint

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Obsession: Voodoo Doughnuts

Posted by The E on October 29, 2012

Voodoo Doughnuts

Halloween is upon us, which can only mean two things: voodoo… and doughnuts.  Lucky for us, Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon have combined the two to create Voodoo Doughnuts, a doughnut shop like you’ve never seen (or tasted) before.  They feature doughnuts like Dubble Bubble, Arnold Palmer, Grape Ape, and our personal favorite, the Bacon Maple Bar.  It’s a must have if you either live in or are passing through Portland, Oregon.  Many of their doughnuts have names that will make you blush, but it’s worth the embarrassment for their finger-licking deliciousness.

Surprisingly, Cat Daddy and Tres were complete strangers to the doughnut industry until they learned the ins-and-outs from some well-seasoned veterans in California.  They must have some type of doughnut gene in them because now they own this world-renowned shop that is never short on unique ideas or powdered sugar.  The only thing that could be better than these doughnuts is knowing that the store is open 24/7 with three locations, so there’s never any reason to suppress a craving.

Trust us on this, going to Voodoo Doughnuts will be the only time your mouth will water for a Dirt Doughnut or an Old Dirty Bastard.

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Quote of the Day…

Posted by The E on October 26, 2012

BiggieHappy Friday!

Image from DependsWhatDayItIs

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Iconic Style: Carine Roitfeld

Posted by The E on October 25, 2012

Carine

Carine Roitfiled, the former French Vogue Editor in Chief and now Editor in Chief of CR Fashion Book magazine, is a woman of style we admire.  Carine has paved the way for the classic yet “sexy, slightly undone” attitude that the French women are so well known for –  for example, she’ll wear a collared shirt but unbuttoned to add a little bit of spiciness. Although, you won’t see her in much color, she is a lover of furs, black leather and romantic red carpet gowns (as are we). Here are some of our favorite Carine looks.

Carine

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Color Story: Almas Zip Skinny in Claret

Posted by The E on October 24, 2012

Almas in Claret

One of our favorite Fall washes this year is the Almas Zip Skinny in Claret because of its rich hue. The wash’s color tone derives from the color story boards made by our head designer Jennifer Wojinski. Jennifer explained to us that she collects photos into an inspiration file for each season, and then pulls the colors she finds from each photo. “It’s actually quite fun to see what colors I can pull out of a photo,” Jennifer says, “All of the stories eventually get integrated into one final palette. But the photos that you see here are the lens through which I choose the color story to create the overall mood for each season.”

Find a few color stories that inspired the Almas Zip Skinny in Claret below and more on our Pinterest.

Claret Color StoryClaret Color Story

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Cupcakes by Alana Jones-Mann

Posted by The E on October 23, 2012

Habitual Cupcakes

We recently had an event to show off some of our newest washes and styles, and we were accompanied by the most adorable and delicious chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting by Alana Jones-Mann. We love how she topped them with our label for a special touch. Alana is a baker and DIY-er out of Brooklyn, NY – check out all of her amazing ideas and work on her blog here. We are currently drooling while looking at her chocolate caramel apples!

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Quote of the Day

Posted by The E on October 19, 2012

the best is yet to come.

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Who's Got The Habit: Leven Rambin

Posted by The E on October 18, 2012

Leven Rambin

Chasing Mavericks actress, Leven Rambin, was seen wearing our Alice Skinny Chianti coated jeans while stopping by the Gavert Alteier Salon in Beverly Hills last week! We love how she paired the jeans with a bright yellow purse and sweater (not to mention the leather sleeves on that sweater!) for a chic yet casual fall look. We can’t wait to until Chasing Mavericks comes out in theaters next week, October 26!

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5 Questions: Sarah Lucero

Posted by The E on October 17, 2012

Sarah LuceroAs Stila’s Global Director of Creative Artistry, Sarah Lucero spends half of her time travelling and training Stila’s field team on how to use the latest Stila products. The other half of her time is spent backstage at fashion shows, helping top celebrities (like the Beckhams, Brooke Shields, Katherine Heigl, Julia Roberts) get red-carpet ready, and acting as a beauty expert for both television and print.

Sarah was also the makeup artist for our new Brand Campaign images. She is absolutely beautiful inside and out and we got to ask her our five favorite questions…

New York or Los Angeles, and why?

California…or can I say both?! Here’s why…

I’m a California native born and raised in both Southern California and Northern California. My entire family lives in Northern California and that is where I will always feel at home.  Los Angeles is a great place for me to live as a makeup artist, since I work with Stila and the company is based in LA.  I do love the relaxed lifestyle here – I love to hike and spend time near the ocean to relax.  I love to be outside and LA weather is pretty amazing.

I work in NYC every month and I enjoy every minute of it! I would have loved to live in NYC when I was younger, just starting out in my career. I feel so much energy, passion, and positive inspiration when I’m working there.  NYC brings together creative and amazing people that create the feeling of pure opportunity, and I love that feeling!

Give us a sense of your personal style?

My personal style is very Boho Parisian chic. I love anything by Isabel Marant. She makes beautiful pieces that are really easy to wear to work, or dress up for an event. I always feel really cool and very comfortable when I’m wearing Isabel Marant. I wear Isabel Marant booties every day! Easy and comfortable-plus they look good with any outfit. And, I love Habitual jeans and I wear my skinny Alice coated jeans every other day usually with a t-shirt from James Perse. I also love dresses and wear Diane Von Furstenberg often, along with Victoria Beckham – she makes the most beautiful dresses that flatter my body shape so well!

You’re best known for being a make-up artist, but what do you consider your greatest talent?

My greatest talent besides being a make-up artist?? Hmmmm? I’m pretty good at making friends and making people feel comfortable in any situation.  I always say hello to people and I feel that a simple sweet genuine smile makes anyone feel calm and comfortable. Positive energy is very important to me.  My other talent is that I have a photographic memory.

What’s your daily habit?

I check net-a-porter.com everyday!  It’s a few minutes of fantasy to see what’s new! I can press order really fast too so it’s my secret habit!  I also walk outside every day. Walking relaxes my mind and allows me to listen to my body to see how I feel. It’s very important for me to do this daily since I had breast cancer a year ago. I love to be alone and enjoy the silence once in a while. Finally, I call my parents every day and say hi!

What’s one thing in your closet you could never give up? And what’s your go-to piece in the closet right now?

My fringe Isabel Marant boots with my Habitual Alice skinny jeans in Chianti – I couldn’t pick just one!  Worn together they’re my absolute favorites in my closet!  I could never give either up! I feel like it’s my daily uniform.

BONUS: What’s the one beauty essential you can’t live without?

Convertible Color in Peony – I’ve worn it every day for the past 12 years!  I don’t look like myself without it. That and several coats of black mascara, I always tell my team backstage, “You can never have on too much mascara!”

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