Chocolate and Mandarin Lava Cake

Nothing beats a little bit of gooey chocolate pumped with mandarin goodness on a cool winter night.

80g Loving Earth Mandarin Mylk Chocolate, chopped
100g butter
150g brown butter
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
50g almond meal

- Preheat oven to 200C.
- Butter four ramekins and place on a baking tray.
- Melt chocolate and butter until smooth- set aside to cool slightly for 15 minutes.
- Mix in the sugar and eggs (one at a time), followed by the vanilla extract and almond meal.
- Divide mixture between the four ramekins.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until the top are firm but the centre gooey.
- Carefully run a knife around the edges of each cake, serve with a dollop of ice-cream and devour all four yourself!

* To win all of the chocolate you see here check out our Instagram @habbot by 16/5/2016

habbot at VAMFF 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Another VAMFF is upon us and this year we teamed up with Akira Isogawa and Megan Park in the Premium Runway 3 presented by Instyle magazine. 

The show was styled by Kate Gaskin who once again showcased our  shoes in a fresh light by pairing them with some unexpected yet oh-so-beautiful ensembles! 

It definitely helps having such great Australian designers as the centerpiece of each segment but the footwear and accessories certainly work to tie each look together so it’s always a thrill for us to play a supporting role in events such as these. 

This year VAMFF is celebrating 20 years of age, so the relocation to the amazing exhibition buildings was a Birthday treat for us all … let’s hope it stays there! 

Photography: Kirsty Umback.  Lucas Dawson (via Megan Park). 

Collaboration launch event

Thursday, March 03, 2016

 

On Tuesday night we officially launched our habbot x Emma Lipscombe collection and an exhibition of Emma’s recent works at our Collingwood studio. It was wonderful to have so many colourful and creative friends of habbot in the one space. Thank you to our generous sponsors Austins & Co wines, Alhambra Reserva and Norda water for helping us celebrate our inaugural artist collaboration in such style. 


Be sure to visit the ongoing exhibition of Emma’s recent works at our Collingwood studio space during the hours of 11am-2pm before it closes this Saturday 5th March. 


2 Robert street, Collingwood.


The collaboration capsule shoe and clutch bag pieces are available to purchase in limited quantities in both of our city store locations here and on-line here


Thanks to The Project Agency for helping us hold such a fantastic event and to Amelia Stanwix for capturing it in these photographs.

habbot x Emma Lipscombe collaboration

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Last year we began a collaboration with Western Australian based artist Emma Lipscombe to design a capsule collection and in doing so launched habbot’s inaugural artist collaboration series. The collection utilises Italian cow hide which has been locally printed to feature Emma’s geometric artwork along with bold complementary solid leather panels for our signature habbot look! 

Emma’s rich understanding of colour, luminosity and geometric shape and my bold statement colour choices, complemented each other beautifully whilst the collection habbot x Emma Lipscombe maintains the quality craftsmanship habbot is known for. 

The collection is now available to purchase on-line here and also in store here ... and to celebrate such an exciting occasion we are hosting an exhibition of Emma's recent works in our Collingwood studio next week. We'd love you to join us. 

habbot studio
2 Robert street
Collingwood
Exhibition open from 11am-2pm daily
2-5 March 2016

#habbotxemmalipscombe

MSFW 2015 all wrapped up

Monday, September 14, 2015

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was an exciting one for habbot. We hosted a three-part 'Conversations in Colour' series, exhibited at the Creative Collective and partnered with Megan Park at the Designer Resort runway. 

Here's a snapshot of what went down ... 
CONVERSATIONS IN COLOUR. 

Clea Garrick kicked off our in-store conversation series with a rainbow love admission - which would come as no surprise to most Limedrop devotees. Her latest adventure in the form of her new Limedrop nail polish range has been a long time coming with each shade named after an Aussie cultural icon such as VB green. 

We found out that both Marsha Golemac and David Flack like to stir things up in their work and David insists on including a little bit of ‘wrong’ in every one of his projects. We heard about the brown phase he finds himself going through at the moment, and Marsha’s love of all things white goes far beyond paper. Expect the unexpected in everything they do. 

We’ve put Renee Brown's quick decision making ability down to someone who knows what she wants when it comes to colour at Jardan. She breezed through our colour-psych test to reveal a colour visionary with her feet firmly planted on the ground when her final response associated ‘royal blue’ with ‘power-rangers’. Clearly a wonder-mum. 
CREATIVE COLLECTIVE. 

Creative Victoria in conjunction with Moth design and Virginia Dowzer created a fantastic exhibition in the gallery at thousand pound bend. habbot shoes and shoe lasts literally climbed the walls amongst the work of a selection of wonderful Melbourne independent designers. 
MEGAN PARK RUNWAY. 

The week finished off with an appearance at the Designer Resort runway where we provided footwear for Megan Park resort collection. It’s the third time we’ve supported Megan and luck had nothing to do with the fact that it came together beautifully. Two Melbourne designers focused on detail, quality and colour … how could it go wrong. 
Thanks to all habbot staff and the project agency for their hard work on each of these events and to norda water for keeping us hydrated in style! 

Images courtesy of: Amelia Stanwix (Conversations in Colour). Moth design (Creative Collective). Lucas Dawson (MSFW Runway).  

Talking shoes with Megan Park for MSFW

Thursday, September 03, 2015


We are so pleased to be supporting Megan Park again this year at MSFW during the 'Designer - Resort’ show tomorrow night. 


I thought I had a ‘thing’ for beautiful detailing and craftsmanship, but Megan gives me a run for my money when you consider the stunning work that goes into the fabrics she designs for each of her collections. The garment silhouettes are beautifully understated – it’s the fabrics that really set her work apart. The printed colour and hand beading is something to behold. I like to think we make a great pairing … and luckily so does she! Be sure to check out the show if you can. Tickets can be booked here


In between the busy preparation for this week, Megan took a minute to answer a few important shoe questions for us to share with you. Thanks Megan. 

Do you have a special Shoe memory in your childhood or teenage years?
At the age of 8, I embraced my inner hippie which saw me proudly wearing my treads. They were the craze in country Victoria in the 70's- the sole was made from car tire with a lattice work of leather strips forming the upper. Totally unattractive on reflection.

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what would they be?
David Bowies' Ziggy Stardust boots

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
Balenciaga wedges for our wedding day, Knee High Red or Dead boots onto the dancefloors of London clubs in the 90's  and Indian chappels I still always revert to when in India.

How do you store your shoes; are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile?
Each in their own drawstring cloth bags within our shoe drawers which are large and shallow.

When you arrive home where do you kick off your shoes?
At the front door

Over to Clea Garrick from Limedrop!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Although Clea Garrick of Limedrop is the last creative we’ll be questioning about their shoe wearing ways, Clea is the first to speak at our ‘Conversations in Design’ series, part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015 curated program.

The label Limedrop signifies bold silhouettes, electric digital prints and distinctive tailoring and captures the essence of freedom, discovery, independence and modernity of Australian fashion.



From Clea

Do you have a special shoe memory from your childhood or teenage years?
When I was a teenager, I bought red platform Mary-Jane heels. I was already towering over everyone as a 6 foot girl but just couldn't resist them. I imagined I was like Dorothy and could click my heels to magical avail.

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what type would they be?
I have a vision of myself in stiletto heels, but in truth, it would be sneakers at the moment so I am ready for action.

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
There are so many wonderful places. I am so lucky to be living my dream. It would have to be to my Limedrop shop. It's such a pleasure to see such a welcoming, open space in the stunning Cathedral Arcade. You must come to see the heritage-listed lead lighting! Jaw dropping.

How do you store your shoes – are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile? When you arrive home, where do you kick off your shoes?
I store my shoes in a neat line in my walk in wardrobe, mostly- although sometimes I do take them off randomly in the house and have to search for them the next day! I love wearing slippers around the house- it makes me feel like I'm at a resort and living glamorously.

Make sure you book your free ticket to hear more about Clea Garrick’s insights into colour and design while engaging in an open question and answer session at our MSFW2015 in-store event. Be quick as tickets are limited to 25 only - click here to book.
We managed to snatch some time from the busy schedules of the most exciting Melbourne creative team going around, to ask a few questions about their shoe styles. 

So sit back, put your shoes up for a moment and gain an insight into the lives [well shoe lives at least!] of the incredible Marsha Golemac and David Flack.


From Marsha

Do you have a special shoe memory from your childhood or teenage years?
When I was 10 years old, I spent my pocket money on a pair of white runners with The Simpsons characters on it. I thought I was the coolest [wasn’t though].

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what type would they be?
Hender Scheme MIP 10 Sneaker

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
Memorable – too many! But one of my faves would have to be going to Mum’s for lunch [as often as possible].

How do you store your shoes – are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile? When you arrive home, where do you kick off your shoes?
I have a long shoe rack in my wardrobe but I occasionally find myself kicking them off somewhere in the apartment and then forgetting where I left them.


From David

Do you have a special shoe memory from your childhood or teenage years?
Ballin’ in my Reebok pumps.

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what type would they be?
I could never just have one pair.

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
Well, I think some of the most memorable things I’ve done have been not wearing shoes.

How do you store your shoes – are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile?
In their original boxes inside protective felt bags.

When you arrive home, where do you kick off your shoes?
Next to the drinks trolley.

And remember, the incredible design duo of Marsha and David will be centre stage at one of our ‘Conversations in design’ events as part of MSFW 2015 curated program. For event details, please click here.

Q&A with Renee Brown

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Now that you know who the four leading Melbourne creatives taking part in our ‘Colour in Design’ conversation series are, I thought I’d give you an insight into their shoe wearing ways!


First off is Renee Brown, Jardan’s creative de force.

Do you have a special shoe memory from your childhood or teenage years?
Yes definitely, I had a black patent leather pair of winkle pickers when l was about 14.

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what type would they be?
A fabulous sandal or anything flat.

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
Cannes film festival

How do you store your shoes – are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile?
Shoe rack and each season I pop away in a box . Then pop whatever season it may be in my shoe rack.

When you arrive home, where do you kick off your shoes?
I'm kind of a neat freak so when l get home l kick off my shoes in my bedroom and they go straight on the shoe rack in my cupboard.

Photo by James Geer.

Hear more from Renee Brown at our MSFW 2015 curated event, 'Colour in Design' conversation series. Get your free ticket here.