• Rodeo Style

    Jackson Hole may be synonymous with great skiing, but at its heart, Jackson is a Western town. Fun fact:  Jackson had a rodeo before it was even incorporated. Our rodeo has been held almost continually since 1920, and to make the story even better, the family of one of Jackson’s earliest settlers—Sylvester Wilson--owns and runs it.

     

    Every Wednesday and Friday evening, come summer, you’ll find the Jackson Hole Rodeo in full swing at the Teton County Fairgrounds. Rodeo ain’t easy—to quote one of our favorite sayings: “And you thought football was tough, welcome to rodeo.” It may be demanding, but it sure is fun to watch.

     

    To celebrate this quintessential Jackson tradition, we headed to the rodeo’s home base with two of our favorite Jackson girls—Annie and Madison—and attired them in our own fresh take on Western wear. For instance,  Visvim and cool NYC label 6397 tee-shirts, pair beautifully with Moussy jeans and Janessa Leone hats. Or an airy Raquel Allegra dress styled up with a pair of to-die-for Visvim moccasins, a trio of necklaces, a fat leather and turquoise CLP bracelet and a Pamela Love ring. While these looks certainly have a western nod,  We would take them anywhere. 

     

  • Behind the Scenes at Habits: Susan Durkin

     

    While some of us are scouting out Paris Fashion week, we thought we’d take this chance to introduce you to one of our favorite Habits’ colleagues—Susan Durkin—who’s helping hold down the fort in Jackson. All it takes is a glance at Susan and you just know she’s cool. From her chic cropped hair, to her svelte figure (often adorned with scrapes from mountain biking), this is a woman who embodies Habits’ vision. For these reasons and more, we recently made Susan our customer liaison. Susan’s new role involves knowing each of our devoted customer’s style, so that when a piece comes in that looks just like you—expect a quick call or email from Susan alerting you to it.

    Susan hails from Charleston, South Carolina, but like so many people in Jackson, she came out for a visit and knew in an instant that this small, mountainous outdoorsy town was where she had to be. That was 20 years ago. In the intervening years, she’s become a mountain-biking addict come summer, and a snow-worshipping skier of all types come winter. A former elementary school and now pre-school teacher, Susan has worked at Habits for the past five years. You’ll find her here virtually every weekend. During the week, Susan is busy corralling young ones as a Montessori pre-school teacher. Trust us, with that kind of background, this is a woman with patience. Nothing fazes her. When pressed for her favorite Habits’ designers, Susan confesses a deep love for VisVim, Sessun, Chimala jeans and Phillipe Model sneakers. “But I love it all!” she laughs.

     

  • Visvim

    At the annual Jackson Hole Elkfest antler auction. Visvim indigo patch down shirt with a dress from Place National, Aesa necklace. Boots are model’s own. 

    Here at Habits, we’re always looking for artists who utilize clothing as their medium. Cult designer Hiroki Nakamura’s brand Visvim embodies this ethos. The New York Times in its profile of Nakamura wrote: “Inspired by the rugged narrative of the old West, the earthiness of Native American crafts, the simplicity of Zen and the utilitarian beauty of old combat gear, Nakamura…(produces) items of extraordinary beauty and permanence… “His goal, he says, ‘‘is to create future vintage.’’

     

    Visvim Kham robe coat with Place Nationale dress

    The old West? Future vintage? What could be more Jackson? We’ve been obsessively following Visvim for at least a decade now, drumming our fingers, waiting for them to introduce a women’s line. A few years ago our prayers were answered. The collection, co-designed by his like-minded wife, Kelsi, features women’s versions of his visionary men’s wares, including the trademark gorgeous sneaker/moccasins—and our favorite—a dress crafted entirely of antique handkerchiefs from Nakamura’s own collection. And, we are proud to say, we are among the select shops in the country to carry the women’s line. So come witness—and touch and try on—these extraordinary works of art. And good news; new Visvim is arriving for spring in February!

    Here is a blog with more information on Visvim, 
    and if you want to read the philosophy of Hiroki Nakamura himself.
    Visvim, Wild West Dress made from Hiroki’s personal collection of vintage handkerchiefs. Visvim zip hoodie and Roland Joggers. 
    Visvim Duke Pow Wow shirt. 
    Wild West Dress
    Roland Joggers with Goodyear Rubber soles. 
    Visvim wool dress made from Harris Tweed with Apolis tote, R13 jeans, and Common Projects shoes. 

    Visvim Duke shirt 

     

  • Autumn dressing

    We can't help ourselves, come autumn we swoon over the rich colors and textures of cold weather clothing. We grabbed some clothing and beautiful women and spent the morning on a local ranch playing in the perfect autumn light. 
    We are crushing on this Moussy denim.
    r13, 6397, private 0204
    Ryan Roche cashmere, Moussy denim, Faliero Sarti
    Pas de Calais and Sessune
          
    Frank & Eileen, r13, Moussy, Private 0204, 6397
    Patched Moussy denim, Ottod'ame jacket
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