Like most of you I’m thrilled with the prospect of Spring. Could it really be March in another week?? I can't wait to get back to the water's edge. I grew up on the ocean in a tiny fishing town in Massachusetts. It's always been a strong influence on my design esthetic. Anything related to [...]
Recently I discovered Brené Brown and her Ted Talk on “The Power of Vulnerability”. During this episode, she discusses the close connection between gratitude and joy. In the talk she says, “Practicing gratitude invites joy into our lives”, which really stayed with me. I now try to be conscience of practicing joy and gratitude everyday. […]
This week, we moved our daughter Liv to NYC to start a 6 month co-op job at a luxury fashion event production company. As the big day approached, the packing began. Mountains of clothing, piles of shoes and endless accessories were “edited” to accommodate the tiny space she will cohabit. After much culling down, Liv […]
My brother, Chris Williams, is a metal Sculptor. Recently he completed Phase One of an incredible studio in the woods of Essex, Massachusetts to house his many vintage tools, machinery and ongoing commissioned projects. It’s a really cool place with beautiful, warm surfaces, interesting textures, and huge bronze sculptures of everything from dragons to giraffes. […]
One of the many joys of living in New England is experiencing the change of seasons. As a designer, feeling the shift in weather is so important to me. It helps me to design for the many regions and climates across the country and incorporate the cozy fabrics and rich color palettes that come with [...]
I met Karen, the owner and creative mastermind behind the Tusinski Gallery, about 15 yrs ago. She was the first artist I started collecting. We were both at a turning point in our careers. I had started Habitat and she was being featured in local galleries in Rockport. We hit it off immediately. I loved her paintings […]
One of the very special benefits of owning Habitat has been working with so many amazing boutiques over the years. We’re fortunate to be sold in unique places like the Grasshopper Shop of Concord, in Concord, MA. Because each retailer has it’s own, distinctive story, I’m going to begin sharing some of them here, for […]
"I Love Old Things!" My mom used to say every room in your house should have something old in it. It adds character. I think of this when I design the line. Character, uniqueness and authenticity are things I strive for. What Is Slub Yarn? When I choose yarns for sweaters and knit tops I always [...]
A Sincere Thank You From All Of Us At Habitat Clothes
"I'm Learning So Much From All Of You" I’d like to pause today as we enter this celebratory season of gratitude to express my thanks to all of you. I’m grateful to have so many of you reach out to me with your feedback, likes, dislikes and ideas through social media. I’m listening and learning [...]
Thanksgiving Then Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the chill in the air, the holidays just around the corner, and the nostalgia that comes with memories of my grandmother cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Back then, my grandmother started preparing a few weeks in advance. She’d start by bringing out the special serving dishes, [...]
Italy was even better than I had imagined. Rich and I enjoyed ten beautiful days traveling throughout the country, taking in incredible historical sites while walking down the same cobblestone streets people walked down in the 15th century. We woke up each day ready for adventure and open to where the day might take us. [...]
When I heard that the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition was at The Peabody Essex Museum I couldn’t wait to go. Who better than O’Keeffe exemplified indie spirit in the 1920’s seamlessly through her art, home decor AND her clothing.
Bethany Mazza, owner at Green Ink boutique in Wickford RI, has been carrying Habitat clothing for 20 years! Who better to talk with about the importance of Shopping Local, what women really want and the art of listening to her customers.
To me fashion is as much about geometry as it is anything else. The challenge is to take the many shapes and sizes we all come in and work to find fabrics and shapes to enhance all our different bodies.