We’re proud to present this beautiful leather journal cover made in collaboration with Leather Works MN for next week’s Makers Alongside!
Located in St. Paul’s famous art district, Leather Works MN is a family-owned, Minnesotan business dedicated to providing its customers with American-made products. Each piece is carefully constructed from quality materials to ensure you take as much pride in your product as the folks at Leather Works do.
Get your HDH x Leather Works journal cover for $100 from our website on November 19th!
Meet Maggie Pate, the maker and creative genius behind the textile collection, Inks + Thread. We are excited to work with Maggie as our latest Makers Alongside to create the Maggie Top, a silk top with a pattern designed by Maggie.
It is difficult to pinpoint when exactly Maggie got started in her craft. Her escapades in the fashion industry began early with modeling at age 13 in New York City and working for designers. Never able to sit still, Maggie knew that she was not built to sit at a desk all day. With an aesthetic driven mind and a love of creativity and fashion, Maggie segued into silk painting in 2010.
Following Maggie’s move to Tennessee, Inks + Thread came to be after a creative lull in 2012, “there weren’t many outlets here so my best option was to conjure up something for myself.” No later than one year later, Maggie’s first release of prints came out.
For Maggie, prints and patterns are a poetic visual language formed by a synthesis of texture, repetition and geometry. Inspiration for her work comes from everything, including the color palette of wildflowers to geometric architecture to the texture and patina of aged metal or cultural symbols. Maggie’s latest fixation is with The Quilts of Bee’s Bend.
You can buy the silk top for $165 on our website. To keep up with Maggie you can shop on her website and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
This week’s release features two sweaters that are sure to keep you nice and toasty for this winter season. The Lorelai and Lane sweaters are available in two different grays, both a beautiful heathered wool material. The Lorelia is a playful cropped design, whereas the Lane is a longer, tunic-like sweater. Both are great with your favorite pair of high waisted jeans or skirt.
Here we have styled the Lorelai with distressed black jeans, leather Cole Haan sneakers and a hat. The Lane is styled more formally with HDH’s mauve Danes dress, Merrill coat and Vince slip-ons.
Our newest Makers Alongside collaborator is textile designer Maggie Pate of Inks + Thread. Maggie crafted the beautiful fabric for our Maggie Top, a cream blouse featuring a delicate pattern of light and charcoal grays. The Maggie Top can be comfortably styled for year-round wear. We love it styled simply with a gold cuff and a pair of jeans.
Order your Maggie Top for $165 from our website on November 12th!
Meet Maryanne Moodie, a New York transplant with a exquisite talent for weaving and our latest Maker’s Alongside collaborator.
With 11 years of teaching already under her belt, Maryanne began exploring and teaching the craft of weaving almost four years ago. Since then she has completed commissions, projects and collections for private and commercial clients. On top of that, she does anything she can to get people who are interested in weaving on the right path, whether that be making and selling beginner kits or demonstrating techniques.
Maryanne is someone who could never keep still, “I had too much energy to simply focus on one career path.” This is entirely evident based simply on her impressive background in art, styling, fashion, teaching and costume. This energy has enabled her to almost always run some kind of business from which she has gained invaluable knowledge and experience. More importantly, her past has helped her to find her tribe and figure out ways to support her community of small businesses near and far. In fact, we were pleased to hear that one of Maryanne’s favorite go-to outfits is one of our own, the overalls from a past HDH X Na Nin collaboration.
Until 2013, Maryanne’s studio was based in Melbourne when she moved to New York. Currently, she finds a lot of her inspiration in the city with the turning of the seasons and the energy that surrounds them, “I feel that there is always a feeling of expectation, anticipation and celebration in the air.” Other notable sources of inspiration for her woven tapestries are contemporary art, couture, architecture and her own nostalgia.
We are very excited to be featuring Maryanne and her beautiful work! Purchase any of the four one-of-a-kind woven tapestries for $550 on our website. You can also find Maryanne on Etsy, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter or contact her via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Photos by Paul Vincent.
The Danes Dress is a stunning new addition to our collection. The dress is a classically elegant design that hugs all the right places yet remains breathable. The long skirt length offers a bit of warmth for the cooler months and the ¾ sleeve allows for non-constricting, easy layering. Available in a dusty mauve or sleek black, either variation is perfect to wear for a special occasion or your everyday activities.
Here we have dressed the mauve Danes down with our Juliet Sleeveless Jacket, Sven clogs and the Tiro Tiro necklace. Oppositely, we have dressed up the black Danes with heels and our most recent Makers Alongside collaboration, Young Frankk’s Truss Cuff.
Purchase the Danes dress now on our website!
This week we welcome two tops and a surprise release into our collection, meet the Aldine and Reaney Tops and the Blair Dress!
Available in black, brown, or cream, both Aldine and Reaney feature a slender front keyhole that hooks at the collar. The keyhole dips low and open enough for layers underneath to peak through, whether that be a silky tank or simply a cotton bralette. We dressed up the cream Aldine Top with HDH’s blazer-like Taylor Jacket and our new high-waisted Fisk Pant. Oppositely, we dressed the black Reaney Top down with boots and a little woven sun hat.
The Blair is a wonderfully airy dress with clean, minimalistic lines. The grainy-textured material is a rich charcoal grey and drapes to flatter any body type. We love it worn here with the warmer tones of a great Tiro Tiro necklace and rosy suede Tesori boots.
Only six of each piece is available so act quickly! Purchase on our website.
We are excited to announce that we’ll be in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, November 15, to host a trunk show with our good friend Kate of NA NIN! We will also be bringing along some sample sale items to sell out of NA NIN’s new brick and mortar shop, located at 101 S. Addison Street.
We hope to see you there!
This week’s release is one we’ve been eagerly awaiting to share with you: the Fisk Pant! First off, the comfortable wide leg pant is a sleek polyester cotton blend that hangs beautifully. Here, we have styled it both casually and formally to demonstrate its versatility!
For our casual look, seen on Julia, we paired the Fisk Pant with Crown Vintage boots and the Blaine Top. Though both pieces are somewhat boxy, the outfit is not bulky or unflattering by any means. We love this combination for brisk fall days.
Alternatively, the Fisk Pant work as a formal piece. We’ve styled Elsie with the pants, HDH’s Merrill Coat, black boots and an HDH silk tank that will be available through Wilson & Willy’s. We’ve tucked in the tank to compliment the very flattering high-waisted fit.
We also have a last-minute addition to today’s releases: the Lee Top. This hand-dyed top is ideal for bringing some lightness to an otherwise dark fall closet. It’s celestial, splattered dye pattern is stunning and makes each top one of a kind. Throw it on over a pair of a jeans, and you’ll be good to go!
Meet the creator and designer behind the noteworthy jewelry line, Young Frankk. After graduating Parsons School of Design for Illustration, Christine Young wanted to break away from drawing and painting and immerse herself in a fresh, unexplored creative outlet.
Christine started small and experimented in different jewelry making processes but soon found herself taken by the craft in teaching herself new techniques. Then in 2012, she made the move from New York City to Richmond, Virginia, and established her full-time business, Young Frankk. Today, Christine happily remains in Richmond creating beautiful pieces of jewelry, including the Truss Cuff that we were lucky enough to collaborate on!
Young Frankk jewelry incorporates Christine’s background in drawing and painting, translating these elements to metalwork. She finds inspiration in anything that catches her eye or sparks her interest, whether that be photography, nature, or fashion. A large driving force behind her work is the process of her craft itself, “from the first initial sketches of a design to the final look book concepts… I love every part of it.” This love of her trade definitely shows in her minimal but incredibly visual and bold designs. On top of that, everything is fabricated by Christine herself, resulting in unique pieces that really are one-of-a-kind.
To purchase the Young Frankk X HDH Truss Cuff, visit our online store! Check out Young Frankk’s past and present collections on her website. You can also follow Christina on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest!