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The editors at Allure have been at it again—sampling and testing all the products they could get their hands on to find this year’s crème de la crème. The winners are in! Check out the latest round-up of the mag’s best of beauty.

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Best: Makeup Brushes | Bath Product | Fragrances
Moisturizers & Suncare | Nail Color | Lipsticks & Glosses
Cleansers & Skincare Sets | Eyeshadows | Foundations & Primers

See all the picks available at Nordstrom in our Allure Best of Beauty Award Winners boutique.

Culottes have taken over the world! Andrea’s voluminous pair has an intriguing print and it’s nice to see some fresh, vibrant color. Andrea’s style is deceptively simple and pared down. By knotting a sleek leather belt, Andrea keeps her full-cut separates from overwhelming her petite frame. Pairing pointed flats with her look, à la Audrey Hepburn, is très Parisienne.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Blue Sweaters | Gaucho Pants | Pointed-Toe Flats

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Equipment Cashmere Turtleneck | ASTR Gaucho Pants | Tory Burch Calf Hair Flats

Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including sleek elegance at Akris, sporty futurism at KENZO and bobo-inflected accessories at Chloé.

Akris Spring 2015

At Akris, creative director Albert Kriemler showed a collection of precisely cut, monochromatic looks, many with textural, graphic motifs inspired by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist works.

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Oh Tina, how much do I love your style? Beaucoup! Tina Leung (Tina Loves) is one of those fashion stars by whom I am consistently inspired. Her style is so uniquely “Tina”, but is still approachable.

Today’s look is absolutely modern and chic. Her long navy one-piece has a sleek cut and structure. J’adore the hints of hardware on both her belt and jewelry. And of course, a red lip is always a good idea!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Wide-Leg Jumpsuits | Black Belts | Red Lipstick

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Tart Jersey Jumpsuit | kate spade new york Belt | Dior Lipstick in Iconic 999

September 29, 2014

OK’d by O.K.: LBT

Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up her OK’d by O.K. product picks, inspiration and things she’s super in love with right now.


Current/Elliott ‘The Slight Tee’ Short Sleeve Tee

“This is a great black tee–it’s perfectly worn without looking intentionally worn. I love this with high-waisted black jeans and sneakers for day and heels for night. Simply chic. Can’t go wrong.”

These young ladies radiate Parisian chic. Their personal styles are completely different, but blend together well. Lace is a major theme for the season, and this peek-a-boo style skirt is gorgeous. I love the white tee pairing, too. It’s casual and effortlessly cool. The sleeveless duster coat is bright and bold, and I am loving that sleek cut. There’s a great balance of modern and retro lines in these two looks. Merci les filles!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Black Lace Skirts | Long Vests | Peep-Toe Wedge Booties

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Topshop Lace Skirt | Topshop Unique Longline Vest | Diane von Furstenberg Bootie

Harley Viera-Newton is flawless. I have such a style crush on her! The sweater dress is one of those things I always want to wear, but never take the plunge. Harley’s belted pastel look, however, has me ready to try again. Her metallic kitten heels are the perfect height to pair with her mini dress, and I love how her jeweled accents tie back to the silver heels. This is a retro modern feminine look—and a totally inspired one at that!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Blue Sweater Dresses | Small Pink Satchels | Metallic Kitten Heels

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Sundry Sweater Dress | 3.1 Phillip Lim Satchel | Topshop Kitten Heel

The scene outside Dior was utter mayhem, but Caroline was sweet enough to pause for a quick snap. The moto jacket is clearly here to stay for another season. This belted green style is a great update to the classic cut. The leather adds a nice hit of texture to Caroline’s floaty skirt and simple top. And we have to mention those amazing heels—so cheeky and fun!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Green Moto Jackets | Black Midi Skirts | Black Ankle-Strap Pumps

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Mackage Moto Jacket | Topshop A-Line Skirt | L.K. Bennett Pump

Bonjour from Paris! Our Global Trend Reporter, Crystal Nicodemus, is in the City of Light, bringing us the best in street fashion from Paris Fashion Week. C’est magnifique!

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Zina (The Fashion Vibe) is making an appearance for the second day in a row! Zina’s style is trendy and fun, but still accessible. It’s easy to go overboard with new trends during Fashion Week, but Zina has a natural sense of style that makes her look effortlessly cool.

Knit sets are an emerging theme for fall, and this black and white duo is flawless. Love the loose crop and the slim pencil midi. Paired with sneakers and a sleek bag, it’s a casual, normcore-chic look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Black Crop Sweaters | Black Midi Pencil Skirts | adidas Sneakers

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Proenza Schouler Crop Sweater | Vince Camuto Skirt | adidas Sneaker