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The Best Summer Playlist

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The holiday weekend is coming up, and we want to arm you with a playlist that will give you joy instead of headaches.  So we asked our fave HEUCY Dude (and super talented composer) Sean Mahoney to come up with his “best of the best” — just for you. See below and download at your leisure.  And, of course, have a fabulous long weekend.  (PS, this music pairs very well with a cold beverage and some eco-friendly jersey dresses, jumpsuits and rompers available on heucy.com).

A HEUCY Dude’s guide to summertime music:

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to play ‘Summertime’ by Weezy Smith to seem cool at the kiddie pool. Here are some more patriotic options to chill and drunkenly barefoot dance to this weekend. Maybe Lana Del Rey will walk out of the water on the beach like a zombie when she hears this list.

Strawberry Letter #23 – Shuggie Otis

In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Small Axe – Bob Marley

Do It Again – Robyn and Royskopp

Back And Forth – Aaliyah

HIdeaway – Kiesza

Why – Carly Simon

Fun, Fun, Fun – Beach Boys

Summer Breeze – Seals and Crofts

Boyfriend – Best Coast

I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz

Bonita Applebum – Tribe Called Quest

Where the Party At – Jagged Edge w Nelly

It’s Magic – The Cars

Funkdafied – Da Brat

US Blues – Grateful Dead

Movin’ On Up – Primal Scream

Got Your Money– ODB

Lean On – Major Lazer

Fascination – Human League

I Feel For You – Chaka Khan

I Need Your Love – Shaggy (basically anything Shaggy)

Happy 4th, gals!

xx,

The HEUCY Team

HEUCY Hearts Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day today, we wanted to highlight HEUCY’s commitment to the environment.  (We’re also having a huge 25% off sale, now through Friday, on heucy.com…if you’re inclined to buy some eco-friendly fashion on this very special day).

The HEUCY collection uses two ecologically sound natural fibers derived from wood: Tencel and Modal (both certified sustainable by Lenzing) for our base fabrications.

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Our garments made from these fibers make you look and feel tres chic while also minimizing the fashion industry’s impact on the environment. Here’s why:

  1. Tencel is made with wood pulp from the sustainable eucalyptus tree farms. Tencel textiles are created through an award-winning closed-loop process using milestone technology producing a fabric that is 100% biodegradable and certified by the International Forest Stewardship Council.
  2. Modal is extracted from beach wood which puts down very deep roots and is thought to be unbeatable when it comes to improving the soil. Beech groves are also completely sustainable sources because the beech tree multiply by “rejuvenation” – requiring no planting or irrigation. Modal is the most luxurious cellulose fiber – soft, smooth, silky, and so light that you can hardly feel it.
  3. The Tencel and Modal fibers we use are made into jersey fabric in the USA. That includes the spinning, knitting, treating, dyeing and finishing and printing.

We feel really good about the clothes we make, and we hope you feel great wearing them!

Happy Earth Day, gals.

xx,

The HEUCY Team

Tuesday’s Travel Guide: Ah, Madrid…

HEUCY is feeling Spain these days, as we concept Resort 15/16.  There’s not much about Spain that isn’t inspirational…the food, the people, the architecture, the art…the countryside and coast.  It’s all pretty darn delicious and makes us want to travel there now.  Unfortunately, that trip will have to take place in our minds for the time being.  But when we’re ready to fly, we’ll have HEUCY Gal Chantal’s Madrid travel recommendations on hand!  See below…she’s a super cool tastemaker and won’t lead any traveler astray.  She also hails from Spain so these can be classified as “insider” tips.  Hopefully you can plan a trip in the near future.  Olé!  And enjoy!

1. Eating and walking around

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Walk around the Madrid antiguo, Plaza Mayor, and go have tapas in Mercado San Miguel, an old market that has been restored and is a sort of farmer’s market where you can eat and drink tapas style.  Tapas are big in Madrid, there are a million good places!

2. Flamenco

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Very close by you can buy your flamenco shoes, training skirt or Feria dress at Menkes Flamenco (warning: these are not cheap!)

3. Food!

Spain is full of foodies of all sorts. There are a bunch of Michelin star restaurants in Madrid, from ones that were around since I was a child and have a very “old” restaurant feel…

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Zalacaín

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…to very new ones started by young chef stars with nouvelle cuisine

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Diverxo

4. Night Life

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Go out at night, late. When weather is good, the best is to go to areas where you can sit outside and have drinks (there are many areas). Go places such as Plaza Santa Ana, or calle Moratín.

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There is a bar that has a great terrace with a view of Madrid in “El Circulo de las Bellas Artes”

5. Sleep

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— Hotel Santo Mauro

Saabs…and More, in New York

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As promised, we are talking about our sixth favorite Nordic contribution…the Saab.  Full disclosure: I own a Saab station wagon and am amazed, every time I drive it, by the Scandinavian design sensibility.  I swear this car had seat warmers before they ever existed in other cars.  And the cup holder that comes out of the dashboard with a simple “push”…well, that’s just genius.  I’m sure the newer fancy automobiles out there have these features, and more, but I’m pretty happy with my very own “timeless classic.”  There are so few around anymore!

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In honor of #ThrowBackThursday, here’s a shot of one of our favorite Saab moments, from a film based in NYC.  We are inspired by Nordic culture, and scenery…but HEUCY will forever and always love NYC.  It’s where we’ve had our hearts and shoes broken, then mended, where we’ve embraced Bloombergs bans on just about everything, where we raise our kids, eat brunch with friends, complain about the weather with friends and strangers…the list is really endless.  This city can be mean, but if you love it — and love to hate it — you just may never leave.  And, most importantly, NYC is where HEUCY is proud to make every garment you see for sale on heucy.com.

Speaking of filming, we spent today with the folks from STGC, our incredibly awesome factory owner Rosanna, and our too good to be true videographer Arnold.  We were filming a real “behind the seams” reality show, HEUCY-style.  We can’t wait to share the finished product with you all.

Until then…#tbt and good night!

xx,

The HEUCY Team

Nordic Spring Inspiration…and a HEUCY Gal’s Top Five, Nordic Style

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We had a wonderful event last night, officially kicking off the launch of HEUCY’s Nordic Spring 2015 collection.  Friends and Tastemakers arrived to try on and purchase new items, and we served a signature cocktail called a Wolf’s Paw.  (Very simple recipe: vodka, lingonberry juice and ice).

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Why were we inspired by Nordic Spring?  The verdant colors and flora are so lush, the sun is so bright, the sky is so clear and the water is so inviting in that region in late Spring and Summer.  These elements became the starting point for our color pallette: citron, ivory, blue and white nautical stripes.

We’ve always admired the architecture and indoor/outdoor lifestyle of Nordic countries. Their incredibly cool, original yet utterly practical design sensibility speaks to us at HEUCY, where everything we do centers around accommodating an active, thoughtful lifestyle.  A lot of Scandinavian countries support sustainability, too, which is another synergy we found appealing.  All of these things helped the HEUCY Spring collection come to life.

We were also inspired by a somewhat faraway place because HEUCY is made for travel.  In the spirit of that, here are our Top Five Favorite Things from the Nordic lands:

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1. Author Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander mysteries.  If you’ve seen the “Wallander” series on BBC, and its incredibly evocative shots of the Swedish countryside, you must read the books too.  They are page turners, and you can’t help but feel like you’re right alongside the brooding, tortured but lovable Detective Wallander.  This may be one of Kenneth Branagh’s best performances…in addition to Shakespeare, of course.

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2. Svenkst Tenn (www.svenskttenn.se) the Stockholm-based home decor shop with the most well-curated, must-have Scandinavian items. They have an eComm shop on the site, but be careful…it’s expensive eye candy.  Great visual inspiration, no matter what your price point may be.

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3. Josef Frank textiles.  They’re quirky, nature-inspired and absolutely one-of-a-kind, and work with many different styles of home decor.

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4. Toast Skagen.  Where I’m from, we call this “shrimp salad”…but no matter what you call it, it’s pretty darn delicious.  Here’s a recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart.  (Fun fact: Toast Skagen is originally from Denmark, where it got its name, but we first tasted it in Sweden).

http://www.marthastewart.com/953707/toast-skagen

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5. Lars Bolander’s Scandinavian Design.  It veers a little bit to the traditional, Gustavian-style…but the colors and comfort that are part of Bolander’s aesthetic are eye-catching and delicious.  Google him, or buy “Lars Bolander’s Scandinavian Design” on Amazon.

And here’s a sixth: Saabs.  More on that tomorrow #tbt…

xx,

The HEUCY Team

Apres Golden Globes

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Yesterday, we saw a photo of the gorgeous actress Malin Akerman in HEUCY’s Alter Ego jumpsuit, at a pre-Golden Globes party!!  Everything about her looked perfect, so we couldn’t be happier.  We’ve always thought Malin was beautiful and talented…and now we know she has great taste in clothing 🙂

Malin also hails from Sweden, one of our favorite places on earth for a variety of reasons — and the inspiration behind our Nordic Spring 2015 Collection.  More to follow on that topic.

In the meantime, in case you missed the Golden Globes (or fell asleep during it, like I did), below is a full list of the winners.  We have not seen any of these movies, and probably won’t before the Oscars…but we can’t wait for them to become available on Netflix!

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/2015-golden-globes-complete-winners-list/story?id=28155075

xx,

The HEUCY Team