Who needs a scarf? HAUTE DADS said it first, Piggy backs are the new scarves! We love this proud Papa, adding a pop of color with his shades to a simple and classic look. However, the best accessory hands down is his cutie pie happy cub sitting casually on top.
What's your personal style?? "Simplicity"
CHRISTOPHER WHITE Elie Tahari jacket, Nike Airmax // LUKE WHITE Patagonia jacket, Levis, classic snow boots.
HAUTE DADS agrees! Keep it simple for this perfect apres ski & sportive weekend look.
"Just trying to stay warm and look good doing it!"
PAUL OLLIVER JCrew scarf, Vintage Sweater, Puma shoes // JENSON OLLIVER Bear snuggie, blue crocs
HAUTE DADS now believe when in doubt... bear snuggie! This is a super cute look for kids in the winter time. This duo's style pairs well with their animal nature theme: fish wool sweater and bear onesie. Different take on the winter blues- You can't go wrong with a wash of blues and indigo.
"I loved the shoes so much, I bought a pair for him!"
JOVON COWELL-PETTWAY Camo Northface jacket, green joggers, red Nike shoes // JAYLEN COWELL-PETTWAY Red Northface jacket, Levis, red Nike shoes
Campion Platt and his wife, Tatiana Platt both "believe boys should be boys and girls should be girls. Meaning girls should get to wear cream puff tutu skirts and big bows (which their girls love to do), and boys should be relaxed and active, white and turquoise polo shirts on Fox bring out his amazing blue eyes."
CAMPION PLATT Villebrequin pants and Calvin Klein tee // FOX Ralph Lauren Polo // XENIA & RIVOLI Penelope Mack
Campion is an amazing dad, way more hands on than most. He is patient, doting and caring (he is also a Buddhist). From the time the kids were born, they have all swam in the ocean - they literally started swimming at 1 month old and Campion taught them all. They are now all amazing swimmers, even their camp counselors are blown away.
Campion's current focus is on healthy living. He is gluten free and even built his family a scrumptious organic vegetable garden this summer! Campion is a great cook and throws together amazing healthy meals from their family's garden. Campion can be recently seen in the current July issue of Beach magazine.
Like father, Like son.
CHRIS WERNER JCrew shirt and pants, Sperry boating shoes, Persol sunglasses // HENLEY Baby GAP jeans, Sperry Top Sliders, Jacadi vest, H&M shirt, Andy & Evan bow tie.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY! Special Guest Contributor, Michael Rabatin, producer of ADHome Design Show
"The most rewarding part of working in Men's Design at Ralph Lauren was a lasting appreciation for dressing and how to do so. One evening my son, Hudson, watched me transform from my work clothes--often a suit or blazer or a motorcycle jacket--into my Tux--for a formal party. To him it was like watching superman put on his cape. It opened a whole new world and we launched into a three month sojourn into the basics of wardobing. He needed to know everything and could soon recognize a shawl or club collar, he appreciated working button holes, and knew why the pleats of a cummerbund are worn facing up. He started to amass a smart collection of pocket squares, suits and blazers....and insisted on real ties since after 3 tries he mastered the technique. His new wardrobe was worn to school and out for dinner whatever the restaurant is. Harper, my oldest son, has always picked up on my weekend look and gravitates to great pants, t-shirts and fine motorcycle jackets. He has my hair and was born with a sense of ease carrying himself and now he is very comfortable wearing embroidered jeans and a soccer jersey topped off with a hoodie or one of his many motorcycle jackets. "Just like you--and Superman"--they say! Thankfully, we have dressing down and all feel good having a sense of style.
MICHAEL Ralph Lauren sportcoat, Rugby for Ralph Lauren pants, Custom-Proper Cloth shirt, Ralph Lauren belt, Allen Edmonds shoes, Internazionale Soccer League Tie/// HARPER Isabel Marant for H+M pants, Urban Republic Motorcycle Jacket, Old Navy shirt, Adidas shoes /// HUDSON Vintage Tuxedo, After 6 shirt, Cherokee shoes
See Michael Rabatin's design website at mjrdesignstudio.com
"Im inspired by old men who take pride in what they're wearing but at the same time they really don't care much about their outfit. Their style is effortless. I also could live like a mountain man and wear boots, a flannel with a long tee or tank layered under and raw jeans for weeks and not think twice about my look."
RAHEIM ROBINSON Public School (of course), Nike Flyknits and Jcrew // LANI "Crew Cuts for kids" (Jcrew), Converse.
Raheim Robinson is the Marketing Director for Public School and Black Apple, Owner of Conceptual Architects (A marketing and branding agency). He just started a program called Define Your Craft, Its a non profit organization to help individuals gain exposure and insight into other industries due to the alarming amount of college students, post grads etc. who take jobs in the career fields based on their studies and realize 2 years in they want to be a designer, photographer etc. You can see Raheim with a Skateboard or BMX almost everyday.
Lani is a budding Photographer, Model, Actress, Swimmer and straight A student. Lani's blog is lanivision.tumblr.com
Hip Daddy and NYC based Haute Dads (recently featured in Details Magazine) are teaming up to offer a unique and stylish Fathers Day Gift! A photo contest where the winning Dad and child gets a feature on the homepage of www.hautedads.com…quite the bragging rights for any Hip Daddy.
It’s pretty simple…users post photos of themselves or of that special Dad in their life on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #hipandhaute, tagging @HipDaddy1 and @hautedads on both Twitter and Instagram. The Hip Daddy/Haute Dad Selection Committee then selects a winner and will notify them on Fathers Day! And voila, the #hipandhaute Daddy now gets a cool online feature for the world to see…
The big day is coming. This is an easy but simply awesome Fathers Day Gift opportunity…rockstar style.
Happy Fathers Day from Hip Daddy and Haute Dads.
"For me all black always works. When dressing up I always go with a clean white shirt with a dark tie, simple and classic. The longshirt is my current staple, I have a few in black and one white one, I like wearing them with a suit too. My wife has a background in design, so we go pick out fabric at Mood and she makes them for me. Winston has a nice "little" wardrobe. We really like Nununu baby clothes, they have a great fit. It's not easy to find good "black" baby clothes. We usually have luck at American Apparel Kids, we also like Zara Kids and Baby Gap. I have already started Winston's sneaker collection, ranging from Ralph Lauren Baby to Baby Converse. Winston is about six months old, and I am really enjoying this stage in his life."
SCOTT BRASHER A custom made longshirt made by his wife, Converse sneakers, Oliver Peoples sunglasses // WINSTON Baby GAP top, Zara kids drop crotch pants
Besides Scott's family, his main focus is on fashion photography and video projects. The majority of his current work is shooting streetstyle photography, love it! Keep an eye out, Scott shoots all over NYC. Check out his instagram @scottbrasher
"Living in southern CA I feel pretty lucky to live in such a nice climate and have a life/career (Developer) that allows me to dress the way that I want to dress. I spend quite a bit of my time out on the job site so my day-to-day wardrobe is pretty casual. On a typical day I'd likely be wearing an untucked button-up collared shirt with rolled sleeves, blue jeans, and one of my many pairs of desert boots. If I'm more dressed up than that, you've caught me on the day of an important meeting. Some of my favorite brands include Alexander Wang, JCrew, Theory, and Diesel. As far as Levi's wardrobe is concerned, I need to give the lion's share of the credit to my wife Ali. She's someone who really knows how to put together an outfit and like's to dress Levi in very simplistic, clean cut clothing. At his age, he looks pretty darn cute in whatever you put him in so it allows you to play with some looks that you may not be able to pull off yourself."
Ryan Gad Calvin Klein tee, JCrew shorts, Sperry Top Sliders // Levi Gad Zara tee, H&M kids pants & shoes.
"I used to only wear vintage clothes because I thought contemporary designers didn't pay enough attention to the comforts, style and swagger of the modern man. Certainly not like they do for the ladies. Designers of yesteryears had more discerning senses of detail, form and choices of fabrics. However, in recent years, designers have stepped their game up considerably, and I've been finding myself pleasantly surprised at what is offered for the urban man. I can combine vintage and modern looks, and so long as I can drop kick a buster for looking at my daughter funny, and still feel classy drinking an espresso in what I'm wearing, it's all gravy...And Chloé, well she loves patterns and anything that moves when she spins around." Chloé can be seen as a model for Mara Hoffman's new kid's apparel.
Daud Sturdivant Vintage western shirt, Ralph Lauren espadrilles, Juma pants, SEE shades // Chloé head to toe American Apparel.
Daud's music alias is under the name Yungtouch, & his stylings can be described as Tropical House or Trap Tropics, and Lo-fi Rapso. He has always been very submersed in percussion, currently drawing influences from Soca, Jùjú and Soweto styles. A new project he recently co-created is a production duo with a friend, Josh Hoisington, named "Tournament". Tournament produces for artists and vocalists as well as commercial work for licensing. Daud's favorite "go -to's" for listening pleasure, currently are, Cashmere Cat, Run the Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike), Future Islands, Onra, Dyro and Hudson Mohawke.
Effortlessly simple look that is still clean & chic. With a pop of red, the daughter is giving us Eloise at the Plaza with her adorable red ballet flats & peacoat.
"My style is more simple, casual, and solid colors. The solid colors are good for color blocking. Not interested in big name brands. For my daughter we dress her in simple patterns, solid & bright colors, with metallic or fun shoes."
Blake Vans shoes, Levis, GAP jacket // Evie Converse, baby GAP leggings & jacket, Old Navy hat
Kids Party attire? No problem. Camel Hair Coat, Suede Loafers, Face Paint, Balloon Animals, Knit tights, + Ballet slippers = Nailed it.
" I grew up in Paris capital of fashion and the son of a supermodel, so fashion was a prerequisite since birth. My style is casual & comfortable, but aware of what's going on in fashion. Even if takes me less than 6 minutes to get dressed, I take more time choosing what I buy so I know that no matter what I wear it will be something both comfortable and in style. "
Arthur Boujenah Hermes bomber jacket, Tom Ford scarf, Nike lunar track sneakers (Nikes are classics & will never go out of style), Rayban Caravans sunglasses // Sofia head to toe Dior baby and Bonpoint.
"When I think about how to dress Hannah, I normally go for sporty princess. The princess part looks pretty on her, and the sporty part is practical and allows her to be active. So in the photo shoot, she is wearing a pink tutu (crazy 8 brand), a pink sweater (carters), skinny jeans (carters), and sneakers (circo brand)."
Jay Henderson is an artist & curator in NYC. Jay co-founded HKJB hkjb.org, which invites a cross-generational group of artists together into exhibitions where their larger contexts can be investigated. HKJB have many collective shows, and recently exhibited Genesis Forward Battery at Underdonk underdonk.com. You can see more of Jay's incredible sculpture & photography work on his website jayhendersonart.com. His sculpture is breathtaking to explore, I want to buy them all.
Reed Uniqlo white shirt & jeans, Reed's own "Each is Inter-are" shirt // Horace Falmouth's English Fisherman Smock from Cornwall England, Tony Lama boots // Holiday Button up shirt with secret interior pocket designed by Horace (Holiday's older brother), La Miniatura jeans.
"I wear white in the studio as it is least distracting to my eye while working...but in general we are about colours and comfort, about layering favorite items, and patching them when they wear out. There are a lot of hand-me-downs and hand-me-overs. My wife Gretchen will tell you not to let your nice things just sit in the closet waiting for the right time to wear them... Wear it now, until it wears out."
Reed is an artist in Brooklyn www.reedanderson.info. This past Fall Reed had an exhibition "OUR NEW LIFESTYLE", at Galeria Leyendecker, in Tenerife Canary Islands. The works are an offshoot of PapaObject www.papaobject.com. Reed sent us a catalogue and the work is incredible. This Spring, Reed will have a solo exhibition at Pierogi Gallery, opening March 21st www.pierogi2000.com. Go see his magical & dynamic work.
Rob Vintage scarf, All Saints leather jacket, Diesel jeans // Jasmin Gap down jacket, Gap hat, Ugg boots, The Met pony toy // Lukai Gap down jacket, Gap colored denim pants, Camper's shoes, Razor skooter.
Brooklyn based artist Rob de Oude and his gorgeous twins. You can see Rob's work at www.robdeoude.com. Additionally, Rob is co-director of the local gallery Parallel Art Space. You can find their events and exhibitions at www.parallelartspace.com
Kris Kookbox edition Reigning Champ hoodie, Levi's 501s classic, Frye boots // Jax Billabong camo down jacket, Monster's hat, Adidas shoes // Tilda The dog is a rescue dog from BARC, a Brooklyn based animal rescue shelter.
Kris is an artist living and working in NYC. He is currently co-curating a show, for Storefront Ten Eyck with friend artist Vince Contarino called Spitball. The show is about how modes of comedy can be used as strategies for making art. They also started a project called Progress Report, dedicated to artist features & studio visits as a general curatorial resource for themselves and others: http://progress-report.org/index. Kris is working on his second solo show with Jeff Bailey Gallery, scheduled for the fall.
Surfing is a big part of his life outside of family and art. He contributes to a local surf blog called Aquatic Apes http://aquaticapes.blogspot.com/.
Kris' awesome wife and Jax's mom, Carrie Chatterson is a graphic designer and owns her own firm, Carrie Chatterson Studio: http://www.carriechattersonstudio.com/