Tag Archives: fall/winter collection

Celebrate! Penfield at Madewell!

It’s a great day!!! And it’s not only because today is the first October but because I just got an email notification yesterday that my favorite Madewell will be carrying the amazing brand Penfield this fall/winter! Last year I had my eye on the brand and this year, I am on the hunt for a new winter coat and I think that I might finally have to invest in one of these bad boys…

 

 
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The perfect fall jacket

Hi Hart Beat. I know that it is CRAZY hot out today and this first week of September is not behaving at all like it should for the beginning of fall buuuutttt, let’s talk about this coat, shall we? I’ve been on the look out for the perfect fall/winter coat for this new year and have been haunting brands’ websites like Penfield and Woolrich for the holy grail. Obviously, the coat is made by my twin Emerson Fry. Don’t you love this Combo Parka? It’s expensive but I’m obsessed and I think that I need it for this winter.

I love all of Emerson Fry’s clothes and I wish that I could own the entire line. Everything is so well made and designed so perfectly that I just drool over her whole website. Also, THESE SHOES. Now I need a pair and there are none left in the galaxy in my size. Curse you big feet!!!

All I want is Ba&sh

Hola Hart Beat! Happy snow night! I had plans to check out this new Greenpoint restaurant tonight but because of this horrible I’m stuck inside watching horribly depressing whale movies. Anyway, let’s talk about one of my favorite discoveries of last year, fashion brand ba&sh.

A couple years ago when I was traveling in Spain I came across one of the most beautiful brands I’ve ever come across. You know that effortless french style that is always so hard to emulate? Well Ba&sh makes it appear as easy as breathing. Probably because the two designers are Parisian and have worked to create one of France’s more affordable lines. There’s not much on Ba&sh out there in the internet world but I was able to find this NY Times article back from 2007.

Ba&sh, founded in 2003 by the childhood friends Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief, started in Paris in Printemps, Bon Marché and the tony Frank & fils. The next year they opened a free-standing shop in Saint-Gaermain-des-Prés followed by a location in the Marais at 22 rue des Francs Bourgeois, they now have 200 sales points. Boccara and Krief’s collection is based on the easy, romantic and chic style they wear themselves. “It’s our ideal wardrobe,” Boccara said. 

 Ba&sh pieces I could use right now.
Images from the fall/winter 2013 campaign. 

Thanks to the french blog Les Demoizelles we can look at some preview shots for the designers spring/summer 2014 line. I am in love with these colors and want to wear all of it right now.

Yea, of course the collection is so beautiful and so french. I love too that the brand name, Ba&sh, is a combination of the founders names (Barbara and Sharon). What a bummer that they don’t have a store or stockiest in New York. Luckily some of their collection can be found on Asos and they do have an online store, although right now the only collection available is fall/winter 2013. Come on girls, I’m done with this winter thing. Where’s spring?

I haven’t been able to track down many promotional product shots or any videos for the Ba&sh spring/summer 2014 line. I did however find this adorable video from 2013 s/s announcement. I don’t speak french so finding out these things are really exercising my google translating skills. Here’s the “printemps / été” 2013 collection:
BA&SH – Spring-Summer 2013 from Emmanuel Herbreteau on Vimeo.

Happy french fashion dreaming, Hart Beat!

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. 

Hello winter from Penfield

Hey Hart Beat. This weekend was absolutely beautiful in New York and I spent most of the weekend walking around Manhattan. This fall weather has me thinking about my second winter in the city and how to prepare for the low temperatures. I wanted to introduce you to Penfield, an American outerwear brand. Pefield reminds me so much of Bates and it’s Maine weather. The brand actually takes most of it’s inspiration from New England wear and I want everything from their Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook. Which look is on your wish list for this winter?

All photos curtesy of Penfield.com

Hello winter from Penfield

Hey Hart Beat. This weekend was absolutely beautiful in New York and I spent most of the weekend walking around Manhattan. This fall weather has me thinking about my second winter in the city and how to prepare for the low temperatures. I wanted to introduce you to Penfield, an American outerwear brand. Pefield reminds me so much of Bates and it’s Maine weather. The brand actually takes most of it’s inspiration from New England wear and I want everything from their Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook. Which look is on your wish list for this winter?

All photos curtesy of Penfield.com

Nice Things by Paloma S.

Happy Thursday, Hart Beat! I thought tonight I would share another one of my favorite fashion brands from my favorite country, Spain. I discovered Nice Things by Paloma S. two years ago when I was traveling with my best friend C. I was in Barcelona doing some amazing shopping and picked up a pair of pants from one of my favorite boutiques. These pants Hart Beat. They are the most comfortable and stylish puppies I have ever worn. 
Anyway, what was even more amazing about discovering the pants was coming back to the states and following along with the brilliant brand of Nice Things. Every season I am constantly impressed with the brands pieces but especially this fall where I want every item in their fall/winter look book. The clothes are so well made that they last and the look is so Spanish that I want to cry and move back to Madrid. Paloma, please open a store in Brooklyn?
P.S. One of my favorite parts of the brand is this story about Paloma’s parents who started the brand and the fact that they use so many different ages women in their look books.