Habits Happenings

  • Every day is Women's day.

    Today is the International Day of Woman.  What a year it's been for woman all over the world.  

    Spain elects the highest number of female ministers, Women in Saudi Arabia can now legally drive, the Nobel peace prize was given to Nadia Murad, who was captured by ISIS, and advocates for victims of rape and sex trafficking, and  Kristi Noem became the first female governor in South Dakota. 

    Women broke records in the US midterms and shattered many glass ceilings.

     Habits supports quite a few female designers and entrepreneurs.  We are an all-woman team photographing, Instagramming, and working with our lovely clients, who are also role models as female entrepreneurs, gallery owners, lawyers, art advocates, architects, doctors, and moms keeping it all together. 

    Most of the collections we carry are created by uber talented women designers.  Lindy McDonough of Lotuff leather, Ali Blankley of Hazel Brown, Noriko Machada of Chimala, Audrey McLoughlin of Frank and Eileen, Yukari Suda of Pas De Calais, Stella Ishi of 6397, Lisa Walker of Revival Jackson Hole, Christy Lea Payne of CLP Jewelry, Rachel Comey , Katharine Hamnett,  Raquel Allegra, Lena Skadegard, Dawn Bryfogle, Alison Taylor of Sula, Scosha Wooldrige of Scosha, Ariana Bousssard, Clare V., Maria Rudman, Rosa Maria, Janessa Leone, Lola Erlich of Lola Hats and Sveta of Pip Squeak.  

    As we head into 2019, I hope this momentum continues and we make bigger strides in many ways.  Not just through the legislature, but within ourselves to be heard and to step out of the toxic beauty culture that makes so many of us feel inadequate. 

    Because girl, that nonsense is a waste of time. 

    "I matter I matter equally.  Not 'if only, not'as long as', I matter.  Full. Stop."

    Chimamanda Adichi, Nigerian writer. 

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  • 2018 Images

        Habits has to tell a visual story because I respond best to a lovely image.  I am so fortunate to have a wonderful crew who understands this too.  As the year comes to an end, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of our favorite images from 2018.  I am grateful for this talented posse.  Betsy Wright-Clark, Lisa Flood, and Mallory Mantle-Yarto.

     Cheers to creating more of these beautiful images in 2019. 

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    tee lab johnny farah handbag

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  • Chat with a Girl Boss

    I posted a quote on our Instagram the other day, about lifting up our friends, colleagues, and family in their entrepreneurial endeavors.  Going to their events, applauding their achievements, and supporting their businesses.  My reasons are both generous and selfish.  The generous part wants to give my fellow girl boss entrepreneurs a shout out and share their stories.   The selfish side wants some camaraderie and sounding boards to work out my own roadblocks in this rollercoaster ride of self-employment.

    The first in a series of chats with local Boss Babes, I asked a few questions that may seem obvious and conventional, but It is what I wanted to know. 

    These two ladies are friends as well as fellow girl bosses.  I am happy to host them this Friday, December 7th at Habits. Stop by and admire Dawn Bryfogle's beautiful creations and Lindsay Emerson's, Housecall Hydration healthful booster injections.  These are the questions I posed and what they had to say.

     

    What was the reason you wanted to start your own Business?

    Lindsay- I started my own business because I wanted to be my own boss, make my own hours, and spend more time with my family.  I am a trained nurse and while it is challenging and has a broad range, I wanted to break out of the norm, follow my own vision and help people on my own terms.

    DawnThe starting of my business really evolved rather than being a moment in time. The reason I started designing, both in my jewelry and knitting, was to design pieces that I wanted to wear.

     What is your biggest challenge?

    Linsday-The biggest challenge has been finding the balance between wanting to work as much as possible and wanting to spend time with my family.

    DawnOne challenge is to be taken seriously as an entrepreneur of an artistic business.

    Who is your inspiration?

    Lindsay- Sounds cliche, but it's my Dad.  He owned his own business and it was awesome to see his hard work pay off.

    DawnI am always being influenced by nature because color is such a big part of what I create. And, Ralph Lauren was a very early inspiration to me, although I didn’t see it as that early on. It is partly because of the way he started his business and partly because of his reaching back for vintage inspiration which is a big influencer for me.

    One thing you would do differently?

    Lindsay- I am not sure there is much I would do differently as of yet.  We are fairly new, so I am sure there will be something down the road, but right now all is going well.

    DawnI wouldn’t hesitate to act like an artistic business is real.

    What is the best part of being your own boss?

    Lindsay -The best part is being able to follow my vision. As a nurse, you are constantly following someone else's orders.  It is nice to follow my own.

    Dawn- Setting my own schedule which allows me to have balance in my life, unlike my Wall Street/NYC days!

    A parting piece of advice?

    Lindsay- Think outside the box.  If you believe in something you can make it happen.

    DawnDon’t be afraid to do what you love!

    Thank you, Ladies!

     

     

     

     

  • Nick Fouquet

     

           Hats are having such a moment and I love the way they move between masculine and feminine.  Just the right amount of swagger. So, when I decided to bring in the amazing collection from this young hat maker, Nick Fouquet, I envisioned myself being transformed into a cooler version of myself.  

    Nick Fouquet has made quite the name for himself in this growing medium of the hat maker.   Creating in his atelier in Venice Beach, CA, the easygoing vibe is evident. He started his company in 2013 from a one-man operation to a worldwide recognized brand. 

    When the likes of Madonna and Pharrell show up to the Grammys wearing your hats, you know things are going to go well. 

    Now here at Habits, we aren't typically star-struck, but upon meeting the genuinely nice young designer, we were struck.  Dead on.   Even more so with the quality, beauty, and attention to details that make these hats true heirloom quality.  

    So, in the words of Nick Fouquet, "confidence is the sexiest way to wear a hat."

    I'm going to work on that. 

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  • Paychi Guh

    Doing business with people and products that resonate with your vision is the best part of owning a shop.  So when an old fashioned snail mail lookbook of cashmere sweaters, popped into my box, I was intrigued.  A small family run operation, out of Washington State, that specializes in some of the softest cashmere sweaters was exactly what I was looking for.  Not overly complicated, an elevated basic.

    When we met Karen and her sister, Tiffany, it was a bonus.  They are so delightful and passionate about their product.  We were hooked and have been doing business with them ever since.  

    The cashmere used in their sweaters comes from Inner Mangolia.  They use the finest fibers from the underbelly of the goats. This fiber makes for the airy feel of their collection and the softness.  

    Here is a little excerpt from Paychi's blog about Karen.  I highly suggest reading more about the process, material, and vision. Blog

    Karen was born and raised in Taiwan and moved to Vancouver, Canada at a young age. Karen built her technical foundation from textile and design education at the University of British Columbia and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. She further sharpened her creative capability at the prestigious Central Saint Martins of Arts and Design in London. The unique draping-and-collaging design process allows her to break free from common design rules to create original silhouettes. Along with her creative vision and passion for design, Karen also brings with her extensive industry knowledge from over 15 years working as Textile Designer and Design Director at fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom. As a believer in the importance of sustainability, she practices infrequent, deliberate purchases and carries that belief into her design. Each Paychi Guh cashmere piece is designed to be an integral part of the wardrobe, to be worn season after season and last a lifetime.

    We are thrilled to have Karen and her sister Tiffany visit our shop this week and bring more of their cashmere goodness with them.  Stop by if you are in Jackson or follow us on our Instgram stories to see what is new from Paychi Guh. 

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