So much of any artistic medium is intertwined and inspired by other forms of expression and art. Many of our designers we supply at the shop regularly share their musical inspirations and playlists while they work, so we thought we'd create a sample of songs every month that bring us nostalgic feels and influence us daily here at the shop! Moving into the holidays, we've selected four albums that remind us of cozying up by the fire or celebrating with friends in town for the season! 

Neil Young - Harvest

With notes of smoke, whiskey and rose, small batch Saint Rita Parlor signature parfum couldn't be more perfect a match with Young's classic 1972 record, Harvest. Neil Bardon designed the unisex scent around a memory of his grandmother trimming her rose bushes while sipping a whiskey and smoking a cigarette. We think Young and Bardon's grandmother would be friends, for sure.    

Prince - Self-Titled

Bold and flamboyant, Prince was the master at incorporating furs and platforms with feminine blouses and leather. We love imagining Prince strutting flawlessly on stage in these Rachel Comey wooden clogs. The Phair slingbacks are the perfect day to night clog for the holidays. With handsewn, butter soft leather and plush alpaca fur-lining, they're a perfect fit with jeans, wool socks and a cozy sweater.

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

Any good hearted woman has at least one Fleetwood Mac album and MUST have at least one Stevie Nick's-inspired ensemble. Enter the Isabel Marant Etoile Lyin dress in black. This boho chic mini is the perfect little black dress to add to your wardrobe and can be easily worn year round by adding some bright tights or stockings. The Lyin dress paired with some red wine and Tusk blaring on the stereo is the perfect combo for any holiday gathering.

Patti Smith - Horses

Patti Smith is the quintessential of cool - no ifs, ands or buts. She's a pioneer musician and activist. Not only has she released over 13 albums in her lifetime, but she's an established poet and writer; her relationship with the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe being her muse and inspiration more often than not. 6397 has continued to push out thoughtful rock n' roll tees and sweaters and we love this cashmere homage to Patti's book, "Just Kids." 

 Stay tuned for next month's musical pairings, holiday edition! 

November 07, 2017 — leslie kinsman