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All that glitters is demin

Hannah Hart Beat

Hey Hart Beat. September is hereeee!! As as much as I want to deny it it means that fall is upon us and we can no long er use the oppressive heat for not dressing up to New York City level. I mean I’ve been getting emails about capital F Fall Fashion for a few months now but it’s only just occurring to me to start looking at what the cool kids are actually wearing. My first report: denim. is. everywhere.

Between creeping/not creeping (depending on your definition) on other women on the subway train, scrolling through Instagram or pinning to my hearts content on Pinterest all I see is a sea (ha) of denim. Even Madewell did 24 days of denim this August to prepare us all for the fall weather. These are the things I’m seeing around and where you can find them too,

  • Embroidery. I don’t know where this started but I like it. Words, flowers, and designs are everywhere on denim pants and jackets right now. Our DIY friends at a pair and a spade show you how to do it here and if you’re interested in buying Asos has some cool things.
  • Cropped and frayed hems. Denim pants are now being cut all kinds of ways to show the frayed hems of the pant. The one detail I’m loving is people are cutting the front part of the hem shorter than the end so that it kind of reveals a box look. It’s kind of sexy, Hart Beat. I did it to one of my older pair of pants and I have to say it’s pretty flattering. If you don’t want to wreck any of your favorite jeans Need Supply Co. is selling jeans with the pre cut look.
  • Denim tops (paired with jeans). Ahh, the old Texas tuxedo has made it’s way to New York and people are liking it. My southern friends should be proud. The tops I’m liking come from Madewell and Asos.

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Top photo via tumblr and I wish I knew where that jacket was from, sorry :( and bottom photo via Madewell.

The Brooklyn clogs I can’t get enough of

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Oh Hart Beat. Let’s admit it, Fall is coming and it’s coming fast. I hate to think about this, especially since all I want to do is move to a tropical beach after my vacation last week. The only good thing about fall is the fashion that comes with it. WHO DOESN’T LIKE LAYERING?? Right? One of the layering things I’m crazy about are really more of a footwear issue. Clogs! And more specifically, a pair of Nina Z. clogs.

I’ve wanted a pair of these boys so badly that one time I was driving with Pedro and saw a girl biking with them on. I screamed out “NINA Z” and he told me later he was worried I would run over the girl to walk away with the shoes. I’m not there yet, Pedro.

They’re designed by Nina herself who has a studio upstate and sells on the weekends at the Brooklyn Flea. All the clogs are handmade in Sweden so we can all get that northern European dream fashion look that we’ve been wishing for (I know you have too, Hart Beat.) Nina Z. is all over Brooklyn and the girls over at Local Creative highlighted them this summer with this adorable Instagram video you can watch here. Um.. as if I didn’t want a pair enough.

 

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Photos via @ninaznyc. Video by @localcreativebk.

Aigle: The best fall rainboots

Hi Hart Beat. One of the problems working for the beautiful DNA Footwear website is seeing all the amazing boots come in for this fall season. One of my favorite pairs is a beautiful style by Aigle. I love these boots from their cut, to their name (they’re called “Miss Juliette” for crying out loud!!)

I had never heard of Aigle before I started working at DNA but now they are all I think about! Aigle boots have been made in Ingrades, France since 1853. The band hand makes all of it’s shoes and the trick that I’ve heard they use is by creating the pieces out of one section of rubber instead of molding together (this way there are no holes to let water in.) Other than being extremely cute, the brand is made in France. Let me repeat that, the shoes are made in France. Done deal. I’ve been thinking of ordering the Miss Juliette Rain Bootie for so long and I think that when I get back from Maine I’m going to have to take the official leap and buy a pair. Too bad DNA doesn’t carry my size…

Thanks Play Like a Girl for these rad photos. The boots look baller on you.

P.S. I’m also obsessed with these pair of Jodhpur leather/rubber boots for fall. I might have to order them both…

P.P.S. Please watch this video that Aigle put together to announce the Miss Juliette boot. I don’t normally like cats but seeing these kittens play made my heart go like, woah.

Winter clogs for the win

When I was in college for the first three years I wore the same pair of Dansko clogs to class every day. I’m a huge fan of Dansko Clogs, Shoes, Sandals, they’re gorgeous shoes and they last forever. I love shopping for shoes and I’m always on the look out for my next pair of clogs. I always seem to go back to Dansko since I know they’ll be great quality but I think it’s time for me to venture into some new brands. This past spring I was going over and over a pair of Swedish Hasbeens for a while and ended up giving my heart and summer feet to some spanish espadrilles. Anyway, this fall I’ve been looking for a new clog to wear through the fall and winter and last Friday I was lucky enough to find the perfect pair.

Ever heard of Magabu clogs? My favorite Williamsburg shoe store carries the brand and on Friday I fell in love with a pair of the Swedish inspired clogs.

The Chicago clog by Magabu for their Fall/Winter 2013 collection.
The pair that I eventually chose are the Chicago clog in a light brown. I’ve never owned a pair of wooden clogs and my feet are definitely still getting used to walking in them. I’m in love though Hart Beat, I love how tall they make me. Holla to all the tall people on the subway that I keep making awkward eye contact with over the heads of the masses. 

The Magabu concept was created in 2009 in London by three young friends from Sweden, Italy and Mexico, which wanted to re-invite the iconic Swedish clog adding dizzy urban street style, and customized design. Today our Swedish designer works together with our cobblers to create styles that combine generations of traditional Swedish craftsmanship with fresh and fun colours, materials and shapes.

You can find most of the styles and colors on the Magabu website. You can even choose the type of heel you want, height and color! I can’t wait to wear them with tights all fall. I’ve always had a dream of living in Northern Europe and these shoes make me feel like I’m getting closer. 
Theres a great photo gallery from the Magabu website detailing how the clogs are made. I wanted to show you all the beautiful photographs but click here to see more. 

Winter clogs for the win

When I was in college for the first three years I wore the same pair of Dansko clogs to class every day. This past spring I was going over and over a pair of Swedish Hasbeens for a while and ended up giving my heart and summer feet to some spanish espadrilles. Anyway, this fall I’ve been looking for a new clog to wear through the fall and winter and last Friday I was lucky enough to find the perfect pair.

Ever heard of Magabu clogs? My favorite Williamsburg shoe store carries the brand and on Friday I fell in love with a pair of the Swedish inspired clogs.

The Chicago clog by Magabu for their Fall/Winter 2013 collection.
The pair that I eventually chose are the Chicago clog in a light brown. I’ve never owned a pair of wooden clogs and my feet are definitely still getting used to walking in them. I’m in love though Hart Beat, I love how tall they make me. Holla to all the tall people on the subway that I keep making awkward eye contact with over the heads of the masses. 

The Magabu concept was created in 2009 in London by three young friends from Sweden, Italy and Mexico, which wanted to re-invite the iconic Swedish clog adding dizzy urban street style, and customized design. Today our Swedish designer works together with our cobblers to create styles that combine generations of traditional Swedish craftsmanship with fresh and fun colours, materials and shapes.

You can find most of the styles and colors on the Magabu website. You can even choose the type of heel you want, height and color! I can’t wait to wear them with tights all fall. I’ve always had a dream of living in Northern Europe and these shoes make me feel like I’m getting closer. 
Theres a great photo gallery from the Magabu website detailing how the clogs are made. I wanted to show you all the beautiful photographs but click here to see more. 

Dalaga MCMC Fragrances

Hi Hart Beat. Happy Saturday! I’m doing some new-job-new-life shopping today in Williamsburg and I thought I would just check in and share one of my favorite purchases of the fall thus far.

My favorite boutique in Greenpoint hands down is Dalaga NYC. I discovered Dalaga within the first month of moving in to my apartment. Since finding it has been my go to place for Brooklyn shopping. An overview of the store is long past due, but today I wanted to share their collection of organic, locally made fragrances. 
For those of you who know me personally, you know that I hate wearing fragrances. Anything that smells remotely like flowers will make me sneeze all day and since my sense of smell is so bad I have a hard time differentiating between different scents. Luckily, as soon as I saw the beautiful packaging of the MCMC fragrance I knew I had to try them. All I can say is Hallelujah Amen sister friend. I am in love.
Dalaga’s Handmade Capiz Tralight Holder on my want list.
The scent that I finally landed on was Phoenix (even though I wanted desperately to love the Maine scent more. Go Bobcats.) Not only are all the fragrances delicious to smell, their packaging is beautiful and every scent comes with a lovely description for the inspiration of the product. For example, here’s the description of Phoenix:
The descriptions for Maine and Maui are just as lovely and I love that they even make a beard oil called Dude No. 1. If you’re looking for something to spice up your fall wardrobe or you’re doing some early Christmas shopping, I can’t recommend these products more. And the best part? They have an online store! Happy Saturday, Hart Beat.  

Dalaga MCMC Fragrances

Hi Hart Beat. Happy Saturday! I’m doing some new-job-new-life shopping today in Williamsburg and I thought I would just check in and share one of my favorite purchases of the fall thus far.

My favorite boutique in Greenpoint hands down is Dalaga NYC. I discovered Dalaga within the first month of moving in to my apartment. Since finding it has been my go to place for Brooklyn shopping. An overview of the store is long past due, but today I wanted to share their collection of organic, locally made fragrances. 
For those of you who know me personally, you know that I hate wearing fragrances. Anything that smells remotely like flowers will make me sneeze all day and since my sense of smell is so bad I have a hard time differentiating between different scents. Luckily, as soon as I saw the beautiful packaging of the MCMC fragrance I knew I had to try them. All I can say is Hallelujah Amen sister friend. I am in love.
Dalaga’s Handmade Capiz Tralight Holder on my want list.
The scent that I finally landed on was Phoenix (even though I wanted desperately to love the Maine scent more. Go Bobcats.) Not only are all the fragrances delicious to smell, their packaging is beautiful and every scent comes with a lovely description for the inspiration of the product. For example, here’s the description of Phoenix:
The descriptions for Maine and Maui are just as lovely and I love that they even make a beard oil called Dude No. 1. If you’re looking for something to spice up your fall wardrobe or you’re doing some early Christmas shopping, I can’t recommend these products more. And the best part? They have an online store! Happy Saturday, Hart Beat.  

Fall braids

Hey Hart Beat. Over the weekend while working at the Williamsburg market I notices many European tourists with elaborate hair braids. Since my hair has gotten super (too?) long I’m trying to adopt more of these intricate braids into my fall wardrobe. They’re tricky Hart Beat, but I think I’m up for the challenge. What do you think? What’s your favorite hair brad secret?

Oh Drew, you’re so pretty!