Habits Happenings

  • 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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    stack of paychi guh cashmere sweaters

     

  • Brokedown Palace

    I have driven past this lovely ghost of a home so many times.  It sits slightly uphill of a curve in the road.  Paint peeling, vines growing on and through the windows.  I have always wanted to stop and take a better look.  

    On one of those drives through Swan Valley, my daughter mentioned that see too has always wanted to stop.   So I pulled through the curve and down the dirt road right up to the house.  It was just as I thought.  Beautifully worn and ghostly.   We took photos, the light was beautiful. 

    Inspired, I told the ladies, "We are going on a field trip". We packed up my car with our favorite clothes, hats, and jewelry and set off for Brokedown Palace. The views were stunning, the light was amazing and our crew had a great time.  Sometimes, you just have to stop and take that dirt road.  

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  • Public Art

     

    The JH Center for the Arts and JH Public Art created an opportunity for local talent to create an outdoor pavilion on the lawn of Carrie Geraci is a close friend and the director of JH Public Art.  A passionate advocate for creativity and bringing art to the masses, she has made our little town world class.  Art should never be exclusive.  Art should provoke, make you think, make you angry, make you laugh, make you cry, it should stir emotions. We should all be exposed to it.  Jackson is fortunate to have people like Carrie who care about our community and keeping art alive for everyone.

     We decided to spend an afternoon shooting and playing among the towering panels, that contrast from light to dark and captured these lovely images.   If you are in our neck of the woods, stop by the Center lawn and enjoy the art.  We did.   It turned out beautifully and is a shining example of what can happen when a community opens its mind to art. 

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  • A Mother's day.

    All traditions holidays and superstitions have an origin. I love playing the detective - researching where they started and why. Why do we celebrate mothers in may?

    I went and googled that s#!t. 

    The American beginning was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became official in 1914. Following her mother's death, Anna wanted to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Eventually, she became disgusted with the commercialization of the holiday. She felt that Mother's Day was not about flowers, candy, or cards and she tried to have it removed from the national calendar to no avail. Alas, here we are commercial or not, giving what we think our Mom's would love. 

    The question is what do we want?

    I watched a video today where women were interviewed and asked what they really wanted for mother's day. The top answers were sleep, a day alone, and to not make any decisions regarding another human other than themselves.  

    While I adore my children when they were young all of the above would have been a dream come true. Now, as one is off to college and the other about to graduate college, a day with them would be dreamy.  

    So no matter where you are in the kid spectrum, take the day for yourself or enjoy them.  Either way, it will be good.

     

     

     

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