Music festival hair and makeup, Governors Ball 2016

One of our favorite things about makeup is its ability to empower both expression and experimentation. And one of the best places to see people expressing their personality and experimenting with their makeup is at a music festival. The looks out there run the gamut from wacky to out-and-out glam. You can get away with almost anything, and we love seeing it all.

Our super-shooter global street-style reporter, Kristin Yamada, just got back from the Governors Ball. Get inspired with some of our favorite beauty looks that she snapped at the festival this summer.

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There’s nothing like a made-to-measure shirt. There just isn’t. You look good, you feel good, you don’t futz with your collar or pull on the fabric when you check yourself out in the mirror. The shirt does not require extra finessing. It’s almost like it was…specifically fitted to your frame? Exactly.

Some trepidation about buying such a specialty item over the Internet is normal. But do not fear, the process is simple: two measurements you can take at home (neck and sleeve, detailed here) and five easy decisions to make. Then you’re done.

Alternatively, come see us in person. We’ll take care of you.

SHOP: made-to-measure shirts

RELATED: tailored suits & alterations

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As stunning on the court as off, Dallas Wings point guard, All-Star player and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Skylar Diggins has scored pretty big in the game of life. She’s charming, talented and a social media enchantress, even wooing Drake, who posted a series of admiring pictures of Diggins on his Instagram.

Skylar Diggins

We asked the WNBA star, one of the faces of our Anniversary Sale, which begins July 22, for some words to live by. And check back once the sale starts to see what Skylar is shopping.

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At just 25 years old, Joey Graceffa has over eight million followers combined on his two YouTube channels, JoeyGraceffa and JoeyGraceffaGames. The bubbly host of this self-made media empire walks his viewers through experiences like getting a tattoo, making a sour gummy worm popsicle, online gaming and virtual reality. Recurring appearances by friends like Miranda Sings and Joey’s boyfriend and dogs create an intimate atmosphere of vicarious familiarity. Interspersed with these more casual videos are Graceffa’s forays into filmmaking such as his web series Storytellers and Escape the Night.

Joey Graceffa

We spoke with the digital maven—one of the celebrity faces of our Anniversary Sale, which begins July 22—about some of his favorite things in life, on-screen and off.

First thing I do when I wake up in the morning:

Check my phone and wait for kisses from my puppies!

Three things that are getting me through the day right now:

My viewers, I love interacting with them on a daily basis! Also living for Yerba matte tea! And of course my handsome boyfriend!

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The word of the day, thanks to Loewe, is marquetry: “decorative work in which elaborate patterns are formed by the insertion of pieces of material (as wood, shell or ivory) into a wood veneer that is then applied to a surface (as of a piece of furniture).”

That’s the official Merriam-Webster rundown. And here’s what happens when the ancient technique is redefined by the brand’s creative director, Jonathan Anderson.

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In conjunction with the recent Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, a new mini collection of crossbody bags that includes the vibrant four-legged friend style shown here borrows the craft’s basic tenets, using leather inlays to adapt patterns taken from archival silk prints and centuries-old Japanese wooden screens.

WATCH LOEWE’S GIF TO SEE HOW IT’S DONE

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TAVIK designer Jordan Rath. Images by @humblegiants.

Most men would agree: versatility is a good thing in a garment. To that end, TAVIK makes comfortable menswear that works perfectly for everyday chilling or—with updated cuffed trousers and button-up shirts—the new-school dress codes of the workplace.

You’ll notice a similarity to the off-duty surf aesthetic of designer brand Saturdays NYC. But TAVIK is doing its own thing—and has been making a better board short since 2004, when the company began in a garage in Laguna Beach, California. (Board shorts were stupidly long back then.)

To learn more about TAVIK’s history and what’s in store, we spoke with designer Jordan Rath, creative brand director Mark Powell and founder Erik Paulsen on the phone at their design space in the heart of Costa Mesa’s arts district.

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Caroline Issa dropped a new one on us the other day: “papped.”

“I got papped in my pre-fall top and skirt,” she mentioned in an email, and then included a link to street-style photographer Phil Oh’s recent Milan slideshow on Vogue—which made it all crystal clear.

Papped: to be caught looking chic by the fashion paparazzi.

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Caroline Issa, papped by Phil Oh at the men’s shows in Milan; featured on Vogue.com

Caroline is used to it, of course, and the fact that this last Milanese moment happened in a look from her Nordstrom Signature collection isn’t surprising. The collection was made to catch eyes in the most low-key, effortless way. It was also made to mix and match, which was one of her big call-outs when it launched and probably why it goes where Caroline, our favorite Fashion Week world traveler, goes.

It couldn’t be any easier to get the look. Explore the whole Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa collection.

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Best grilled ground chicken burger recipe from Nordstrom with caramelized onions, herbed mushrooms and roasted garlic aioli.

Add this superstar chicken burger to your grill repertoire and become newly best friends with the people lucky enough to dig in. This delicious monster is served at our Nordstrom Grill with caramelized onions, herbed mushrooms and roasted garlic aioli, all sandwiched within a toasted sesame bun. We amp things up by grinding both breast and thigh meat—for added flavor and moisture—and mix in lots of fresh parsley and a heap of caramelized onions to make each huge patty one of the best you’ll ever bite into.

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Gucci was embellished and maximalist and oh-so-cool.

Our Men’s Fashion Director Jorge Valls goes to Fashion Weeks, scopes designers’ upcoming seasons and confers with our buyers about which pieces we should carry. Do we wish we were him? Usually.

The captions in this post are Jorge’s snap judgments about spring/summer 2017 collections from the recently wrapped Milan Moda Uomo. Stay tuned for his impressions of Mode à Paris, happening now.

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Sunscreen: we all know how important it is. Healthy-looking skin demands it, your mom and doctor want you to wear it, and—with almost every moisturizer including it—there’s just no ignoring it.

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SHOP: Lilly Pulitzer Sophie shift dress (UPF 50)

But if you really want to step up your sun care, add SPF to your clothes. Yep: UPF—ultraviolet protection fabric–is very much a thing, and companies have made it their mission to make fashionable clothing with high sun protection. For starters, a typical white T-shirt has an average UPF of 5, meaning it allows about 20 percent of ultraviolet light to seep through. Synthetic fabrics like nylon, rayon and spandex tend to have a higher UPF than natural fibers, and the tighter the weave, the better. By using these textiles in dresses, shorts, shirts and swimwear, clothing can provide just as much protection as your lotion, without requiring reapplication.

Here are some looks that are short on neither style nor protection. Mix and match them for the right amount of coverage.

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