Out and About

Welcome to Out & About: The random loves, likes, inspirations and thoughts from the people behind Hatch Collection—an edited collection of pieces to keep us all looking chic and beautiful before, during, and after the baby bump. A place where you can meet other savvy and influential women with ideas to share and things to say, discover great items and pieces you can fill your home with and gift to others, find inspiration that can keep you dreaming and imagining, and get style tips to bring gorgeous to your every day. Read more about us here.


BEHIND THE JEANS/The Denim Legging

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What would we do without denim?

Our favorite jeans are like good friends that hold memories, embrace our latest identity, and stay with us for years and years. We need them through all of life’s moments, so why not have the perfect pair to go from no bump to big bump and back again?

Though stone-wash and midnight blue have their moments, The Premium Legging has gone indigo this season. Tapered in the same second-skin style, our new blues cut an easy, slender silhouette in denim stretch-cotton and a sculpting hold consistent to our all-time favorite pairs past.

As for impact, we looked back to spring forward. Below, go Behind The Jeans and see The Denim Legging gain its distinct color, contour and off-duty character from a collection of references and aesthetic keystones — New York City at twilight, Picasso’s blue-period and Jane Birkin’s relaxed-cool charisma mingle to make up our new spring slims.

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HATCH In/Martha Stewart Living

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In developing HATCH spring 2014, founder Ariane’s ready-in-20 and always-cool attitude was a constant source of inspiration. Her everyday dressing is like a set of instructions to chic — it’s unforced, easy, and always well-edited.

In this month’s Martha Stewart Living "Tastemaker" feature, her effortless sensibility is unmistakable. Read more about her spring lifestyle selects in the May 2014 edition now!

Image via Martha Stewart Living

VIS-Á-VIS/The Marais Dress

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The HATCH Marais Dress is our new cinched shape to do your spring thing. Meet every occasion and every temperature in its easy silhouette and elegant drape. For rooftop dinners ahead, wear our olive with casual-cool accessories, like high-gloss mules and a shopworn jacket, and wear our black anywhere-and-everywhere version to low-key yet elegant effect.

SWEET PEA / HATCH Marais Dress in Olive 01 Tom Binns Wavy Hoop Gold Plate Earring 02 Rachel Comey Punched Tote 03 Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 04 TOPSHOP Moto Vintage Wash Denim Jacke 05 Alexander Wang Glossed Leather Mules

CLASSIC BLACK / HATCH Marais Dress in Black 01 Raen Luci Frame in Syd and Japanese Gold 02 Katie Rowland Talons in Gold and Silver 03 POP Gourmet Popcorn Fire Corn 04 Bottega Veneta Large Intrecciato Tote 05 Gianvito Rossi Python Toe Flats

SPRUNG GUIDE/Chicago

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The Second City, Chi-Town, Kanye Country, or whatever you care to call it, Chicago’s outlets for adventure are as varied as its inherited epithets. This season, see the city, sidewalk for sidewalk, in HATCH’s so-easy shapes for spring.

BEST PRESSED / Just a stone’s throw from famed beer hall The Publican, chef Krissy Sciarra has a different kind of cold-one underway. Doing without processed add-in’s and fillers, Sciarra’s made-to-order fresh-pressed juices and milks arrive from whole, organic ingredients. Drink-in her garden-given menu and “live foliage” wall in the West Loop this spring.

Where/Harvest Juicery, 1012 West Lake Street (between North Morgan & North Carpenter streets), West Loop; 312-265-0182.
When/Monday — Friday 7am-7 pm & Saturday — Sunday 8am-2 pm.

BEST BOUTIQUE BET / Melissa and Mike Salvatore are the mom- and pop-in-residence at The Heritage General Store. At this much beloved bespoke bike shop/café combo, custom wheels and 2% cortada are equivalent elements in the concept. Stop in to scope out this neighborhood hit, or shuffle down to their espresso-less, kid-sized spinoff, Heritage Littles. 

Where/Heritage General Store, 2959 North Lincoln Avenue (between Wellington & West George streets), Lakeview; 773-245-3005.
When/Daily 7am-7pm.
Where/Heritage Littles2868 North Lincoln Avenue (between Wellington & West George streets), Lakeview; 773-242-9008.
When/Daily 10am-6pm.

BEST TIPS / Pregnancy: in the long-run, it’s a beautiful, life-changing experience, but it isn’t without its short-run stresses on your body, mind and spirit. Before the baby comes, treat immediate ills with this expecting-specific spa package. Soothe sore muscles and restore the spring to your step with a prenatal massage, vitamin c booster facial and a vanilla almond pedicure.

Where/Spa Space, 161 North Canal Street (at West Randoplph Street), The Loop; 312-466-9585.
When/Mondays 10am-8pm, Tuesdays 11am-8pm, Wednesday — Thursday 10am-8pm, Fridays 9am-7pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm & Sundays 11am-5pm.

BEST TEA TIME / As much as this new café’s interior delivers on sleek style, the eats show no shortage of taste and technique. Chicago’s white-collar caffeine seekers may come in droves for season-alternating, specialty teas, but the hungry can indulge on a smattering of small bites and sandwiches, enjoyed best on their titular patio.

Where/Plein Air Café & Eatery, McGiffert House, 5751 South Woodlawn Avenue (between East 57th & East 58th streets), Hyde Park.
When/Monday — Friday 7am-8pm & Saturday — Sunday 8am-6pm.

BEST BOUQUET / From fresh florals to gardening gadgets to terrarium tutorials, a visit to Sprout Home in West Town is green goddess’s eden.

Where/Sprout Home, 745 North Damen Avenue (at West Superior Street), West Town; 312-226-5950.
When/ Monday — Friday 9am-8pm & Saturday — Sunday 9am-7pm.

BEST SPRING SMALL PLATE / The dishes at Abraham Conlon’s and Adrienne Lo’s latest venue are the makings of a truly delicious dinner date. The rogue restauranteurs behind X-Marx have combined Portuguese and Southeast Asian references, plates designed to share (however hard that might be!).      

Where/Fat Rice, 2957 West Diversey Avenue (at North Sacramento Avenue); Logan Square; 773-661-9170.
When/Dinner, Tuesday — Saturday 5:30-10pm & Brunch, Friday — Saturday 11am-2pm & Sunday 11am-3pm.

Images via Harvest Juicery, Heritage General Store, Spa Space, Intelligentsia Coffee, Sprout Home & Fat Rice

HATCH IN/The Sweep Dress In Well Rounded NY

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In step with spring’s brave new mood, our black and white Sweep Dress takes the no-horizontal-stripes style standard and threw it out the window. Fluid and free-form, WellRoundedNY knows our bicolor skimmer flatters your changing curves, bold pattern and all.

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COLLECTIONS OF/Effortless Chic Style For Spring

The Curator Series promises a carefully edited “Collections Of” HATCH favorites and current obsessions, put together by our favorite insiders and influencers. For our third installment, Jen Pinkston — the formative force behind “The Effortless Chic" — lends us a preview of the spring-things that have her inspired.

Jen has a spring-thing for our Mia: “I love how (it) totally epitomizes spring— light, airy, and effortless.” So for the new season, Jen’s got her eye on the kinds of cool-cute staples that can carry The Mia’s reference into full expression. The transparent tote, gold-piped slip-ons and straw topper are each cut from the same conceptual cloth as The Mia: pragmatic essentials with a lovely, feminine inflection. 

HATCH IN/Alison Pincus

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One King’s Lane (the home-beautiful bazaar and daily obsession) comes to us courtesy of ecommerce maverick and mom, Alison Pincus. Since it’s founding, the OKL co-founder spends her workday ensuring each sales lot on offer stocks the ne plus ultra’s of chic interior decor; in effect, she’s OKL’s top tastemaker in-residence. 

For FastCompany’s ”Recommender" feature, we were thrilled to confirm Pincus as a HATCH advocate, telling Rebecca Greenfield “Hatch Collection does a fantastic job of creating fantastic pieces for pregnant women.” 

Thank you Alison — we think you’re fantastic at what you do too!

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HATCH IN/Vogue

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imageStunning as ever in the latest issue of Vogue, Blunt’s spoke to her style succinctly: “I like to look like me.” Unfussy, sophisticated and most importantly, authentic — Blunt’s aesthetic is right in step with our own, so when Eve MacSweeney accompanied the then-expecting actress to her afternoon of shopping at our west coast showroom, she took special note of the natural fit.

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HATCH IN/Zanna Roberts Rassi on Romy & The Bunnies

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Pregnant (with twins!) or not, and Zanna Roberts Rassi damns expectations with an expecting-style that never falters. We’ve kept up with it on her Instagram, where she offers her signature lesson in eclectic-chic aesthetics. 

In a new interview with Romy & The Bunnies, the Marie Claire editor and E! News Contributor shares her pre-delivery excitement, experiences, and closes-out with her industry-honed tips to a winning look: Trust your instincts, invest in quality pieces and embrace your growing shape. 

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HATCH IN/HATCH Spring 2014 on Extra!

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Last week, Extra sat down with our founder Ariane to talk her take on our newest release and get a proper close-up of our Soho studio. See Ariane and HATCH spring 2014 in live action here