I love myself a chignon – if done right, it can look incredibly chic and effortless. It’s no wonder the word actually comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou,” which means nape of the neck. There are a handful of great tutorials out there that are incredibly easy to follow: from the tuck and roll chignon to the asymmetrical chignon to the braided chignon. And unless you’re walking down the aisle, a little loose and a bit messy is the way to go.
For Rebecca Atwood, inspiration comes from her experiences growing up in Cape Cod as well as the places she’s traveled, the nature she’s seen, and the family heirlooms she’s collected. The Brooklyn based artist began her design career at Anthropologie and has now started her own eponymous collection of hand-dyed pillows and framed artwork, which launches today. Incorporating fiber reactive dyes and traditional techniques like Shibori for dyeing and printing, Rebecca works in small batches and will occasionally repeat the dying process for that beautiful depth of color. We so appreciate the rich quality of her work and cannot wait to get our hands on a set on indigo-dyed pillows!
We love shoes but Jenna Lyons loves shoes. I mean, loves. All of her 289 pairs to be exact. When the style icon talks about the inspiration behind and the making of J.Crew’s Italian shoe collection, which is designed in New York and then produced in a small workshop in Italy, we can’t help but “ooh” and “aah” over the collection’s traffic stopping color palette, sweet floral prints, and sparkly glitter accents. Killin’ it.
Cats painted in vintage wares, a shiba inu photographed in menswear, and creatures illustrated in dapper garb . . . clearly, we love portraits of animals in clothing over here at HWTF. And now, we’ve fallen for Yago Partal’s Zoo Book. The rhinoceros is so bad ass in his bomber jacket and the koala is just too adorable in his Hawaiian shirt! Which animal is your favorite?