I joined the BP. Fashion Board when I was a sophomore in high school. I had always loved fashion, and I obviously love Nordstrom, so I thought it was a perfect fit. Since I’ve completed almost two years on the Fashion Board I thought I’d share what a typical meeting is like.
This is the whole Fashion Board for my region at our holiday party in December. At most meetings there are typically around 25-30 members and the manager of the BP. department. I’ve gotten to know a lot of these lovely ladies and have made a few new friends who love fashion just as much as I do.
Each meeting is different and we cover a new topic each time we meet. We’ve had guest speakers from companies like Me to We, who come and talk to us about their jobs in the fashion industry. Sometimes we have more hands-on challenges, such as dressing mannequins as a way to learn about visual merchandising. Another thing the Fashion Board does is discuss trends we love and clothes we’d love to see in BP. The manager takes notes on the trends we’re liking and sends them to Nordstrom buyers so they know exactly what their customers want.
If you’ve already applied, I’m so excited for you to experience Fashion Board for yourself! You’re going to have a blast learning about fashion while surrounded by people who love it just as much as you do.
Are you a high school fashionista who loves fashion and shopping at Nordstrom BP.? Check out the BP. Fashion Board, a one-of-a-kind group that meets once a month, every month, between August and May at your local BP. Nordstrom. Learn the ins and outs of the industry, work on fashion projects and events (like fashion shows!), and tell our buyers what items you most want to see in your BP. department.
Hello all of you glorious, fashion-fascinated lasses and lads! Good news: The application period for the 2014-2015 BP. Fashion Board opened yesterday. What’s the Fashion Board, you ask? The Fashion Board is a group of high-school students that meets once a month at your local Nordstrom BP. department. At the meetings you get to go behind the scenes in the fashion industry, connecting with fashion pros and making stylish friends your own age.
Part of the application process requires you to complete a fashion project. Last year I created a leather-bound lookbook of some of my favorite outfits, and decorated it with fake flowers, confetti stars and sketches. To inspire you as you consider your own application project, here are a few shots from my 2013 masterpiece:
The first section of my lookbook was a vintage-inspired spread featuring my letterman jacket and velvet loafers. The movie Super 8 inspired me to take pictures down by the train tracks with me holding my own super 8 camera.
The second section was inspired by Marc Jacobs. Here I showed my more Margot Tenenbaum-y side (who, as we all know, is the daily inspiration for my life).
I encourage you to apply for the fashion board, it is truly an incredible experience that allows you to make wonderful connections and friendships. Be inspired by your fashion icons and favorite movies, and put your heart into your fashion project.
This week, my local fashion board threw an ugly sweater/cookie party! All the lovely ladies on the board donned their favorite tacky sweaters and brought in an assortment of yummy treats to enjoy for our December meeting. I decided to bring my camera to take photos of some especially festive holiday outfits.
Here’s the fashion board! Also pictured: enough cookies to feed an entire country.
How cute are the elf and reindeer props? Meet Gabby and Siena, both rocking some fabulous sweaters and red lips.
Also spotted wearing bold lipstick and wonderfully cozy sweaters: Leeza and Bella.
For my tacky holiday outfit, I went all out and paired my sweatshirt with a light up necklace, jingle bell headband, and socks that say “HO HO HO”. As you can probably tell, I’m extremely festive Also in this photo: Amber, the BP. manager at my local Nordstrom.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap a quick photo of Corey’s amazing gold creepers. They are the perfect festive shoe.
If you’re a high school student that loves fashion and are interested in applying for the 2014-2015 BP. Fashion Board, keep your eyes peeled because the applications will be available in the coming months.
BP. Fashion Board member Brooke doesn’t usually skip school, but she made an exception the day she won the TOMS design contest. Instead of reading, writing & ‘rithmetic, Brooke and two of her best friends spent the day at TOMS headquarters learning about design, marketing and manufacturing from some serious pros. Check it out:
I just finished my returning application to be on the BP. Fashion Board next year! I’ve had so much fun learning about fashion trends, careers and Nordstrom. Hopefully, I will get to participate next year, too.
As I was thinking about my experiences on the Fashion Board so far, I remembered the project I made as a part of last year’s application. I created a fashion journal full of collages to show what trends I loved. Although it’s from a full year ago (I can’t believe it), it’s still surprisingly relevant:
Hasn’t every girl dreamed of modeling a beautiful dress on the runway? Well, I got the chance! At my local Nordstrom, the dresses department held a fashion show featuring their prom dresses. They invited all the BP. Fashion Board girls to participate, and I jumped at the chance.
Recently, my local fashion board had a fashion show. We all picked out our outfits and accessories from the BP. department and then rocked a runway. The show was a ton of fun, and it was so interesting to see how all the girls styled their looks. Everyone’s sense of style was so unique—my friends on the board created combinations that I never would have imagined.
My friend Anna captured my dramatic hair flip. I think Tyra would have been proud. It was great to be a model for a day… even if I am only 5’2″!
This weekend was my Fashion Board’s annual fashion show! We featured fall and upcoming winter trends such as Bewitched and Sno Patrol. There was a lot of faux fur, oversized sweaters and leather out on the runway.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Most all of us have had some connection to breast cancer in some form or another. In order to show your support to survivors, those currently struggling with breast cancer, and friends and family of those who have/had breast cancer, wear pink this month! Whether you go all out or just add a touch of pink to some of your outfits, it's a great way to spread awareness!
There are so many different colored pants out there. Pink jeans are an easy and trendy way to show your support!
Even incorporating a touch of pink with a scarf will do the trick! Not to mention it will also instantly boost your outfit with a pop of color.