FROM THE STUDIO: habbot x victorine

Monday, June 16, 2014


Exciting happenings are afoot in South Melbourne, which is soon to become the home of new women’s shoe retailer, Victorine. Named after Victorine Meurent who was best known as the favourite model of Edouard Manet, but was also an artist in her own right … and a musician … singer …. and teacher!

She was also a fiery red head … and considered a very independent woman of that era. So it’s no surprise that the new store will stock a rather brilliant collection of international and local shoe labels all with a strength of character befitting their namesake.

 We are thrilled to be working with the Victorine team in our first habbot collaboration so you’ll find habbot shoes amongst the flat-shoe-only offering! The collaborative process is a new one for me, and I love the attitude to colour that Victorine have brought to the table. We share a love of bold and unexpected colour combinations and if these samples are anything to go by, we’re in for a very exciting ride together.  Watch this space.

In the meantime, I encourage you to add Victorine to your list of wonderful newness to follow! Their blog is a fabulous indication of what’s in store. Visit it today.


WEAR IT WITH: Nobles Wedge

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Country Road coat $399, Proenza Schouler knit from Green With Envy $800, Dannijo Celeste earrings from Grace Boutique $498, habbot 'Nobles' wedge in black suede $390, Ostwald Helgason skirt from Grace Boutique $698.    


Early production has begun on the next collection and a whole lot of holes are on the cards. If you’ve been following my movements for a while you’ll know that I’m a big fan of anything round, and there’s not a habbot season that I haven’t opted for a circular motif in some shape or form. This time I’ve chosen a happy blend of tiny pin-punching and chubby laser cut holes to head the collection. Here’s a taste of how they’re coming along in Italy as we speak. 

FROM THE STUDIO: Autumn window

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

With just 10 days before we officially hit winter, we thought we'd just squeeze in an Autumn window display. Our Armadale store is shown here - inspired by stunning Autumn leaves. Our favourite sort!

Desert boots speak to me … as does gold speccio leather (as I’m sure you’re well aware by now). They are not your typical soul mates – but there’s no reason why they can’t buddy up just fine. Look at them here, getting along like a house on fire. I’m sure the silver versions will be equally cosy in each other’s company wouldn’t you say? Spring Summer 2014 is looking good so far. 

- annie

(Send us an email if you want to go on the call list for any of these coming styles

WEAR IT WITH: Black Murron

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Steven Alan top from Grace Boutique, J. Crew earings $113, Zimmerman pants $550, habbot 'Murron' black patent ballet flats $320.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Recently I took a break from shoes and tried my hand at a spot of habbot film making. Hah! …. Well,  me and a small team of people who actually know a little bit about the moving image! It’s a little story about the ever-clever habbot girl and her ability to overcome adversity in the trickiest of conditions … which may have involved a rogue pumpkin in this instance.We hope this to be the first of a series and look forward to bringing it to you over the coming month once editing is complete.


Launch event

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A tad late we realise, but couldn't not put up these photos from our recent season launch in-store event. Was so great to see so many familiar faces and new additions to our habbot appreciation society!! We hope you loved coming as much as we loved having you. See you all next time!

It’s difficult to find something that excites me more than glitter (confetti comes close). So if I’m thinking shoes and my mind wanders into glitter territory then of course things are going to get a little bit special.  Here are some early photos of what happens when we created a hybrid of my two favourite things. GLITTER. LACE-UPS....BOOM!

The small run of these are being made right now in Italy … I’m not there (which is killing me) … but the guys sent me some photos yesterday of the first little batch. Hold onto your hats my friends … they’re going to be magnifique!

- annie

(Send us an email if you want to go on the call list for any of these coming styles


Tome shirt from Grace Melbourne $518,  Celine Sunglasses, Secret South blazer $540,  scarf, Rag and Bone jeans $242, habbot lennox loafer $320, habbot fosie bag $450