In conjunction with Pop-In@Nordstrom: Faded – our Olivia Kim-curated shop running now through November 13 – we present this rough bandana guide. There are a million and one ways to wear a bandana. Here are five.
Fold the bandana into a triangle and simply knot it around the neck in the back (the way the guy above is wearing it). The techniques here are to either tie it close to your neck or leave the bandana looser so it hits further down your chest. Your call. Depends on how large you want the triangle to be.
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This image from our 1991 holiday catalog shows five coats cut at waist level. You’ll notice one other coat, the second one from the left, goes much lower. If you’re looking at that brown, single-breasted overcoat and thinking, “dang, he looks pretty cool…” well, then:
1.) You’re right.
2.) It’s time to browse our selection of overcoats and trenches.
This is the season for three-quarter and full-length coats. Once associated with dressing up, over the years the overcoat has gone from formal to normal. Consider it a versatile piece you can wear everyday, dressed down with a t-shirt or a hoodie (you’ve probably seen Drake do that), over jeans and a button-up (as in our catalog image), or you can kick it old school and wear one with a suit. A classic look.
Whether you needed a reminder to break out your longer coats or are considering buying your first of this style, we hope you enjoy the style and the warmth. As well as the gravitas which comes with adding subtle structure to your shoulders and chest.
SHOP: men’s overcoats and trenches
“Surrounded by Hermès silk spaghetti strands and pinching myself [that] this dream project came to life,” wrote Olivia Kim via Instagram early on Tuesday morning. The image she was captioning showed her standing in the newest must-snap selfie spot—smack dab in the middle of one of the brand new, ultra-modern and very cool design elements in Nordstrom Welcomes Hermès, a temporary shop-in-shop experience that she curated only for our Downtown Seattle flagship.
Image via Olivia Kim on Instagram
And really, we do mean “only.” Olivia’s Hermès edit is just in Seattle and not available online, and our collaboration marks the first time the nearly two hundred-year-old brand has co-created a dedicated home for exploring the colorful and expertly crafted extras that make it such a covetable name.
As you might imagine, that one-of-its-kind emphasis on men’s and women’s scarves, ties, and jewelry means there’s a beautiful and immersive selection of it all; there’s also an entire year to take it all in.
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Designed within an extremely minimal palette, usually for one-time wear to a single occasion, wedding dresses nevertheless encompass infinite possibilities. They span styles and shapes, yet reliably identify the “bride.” And while these white costumes are traditional, they gesture expectantly toward the future and fantasy. Especially this season.
Images by Indigital Images
Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2017 introduced many variations on the wedding dress, including pant and short sets—even bodysuits. For the modern bride, the options seem limited only by her tastes. This can be overwhelming to shoppers, sure, but it makes for an immensely pleasurable runway viewing experience.
Here are some styles breathing fresh life into dresses worn by wives-to-be.
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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Olivia Kim will run your town. Her fitness-first dedication is admirable no matter what, but when you understand just how very, very much she travels, it’s downright humbling. Put it this way: when people ask her where she lives, she just sort of laughs. Yet no matter where she goes, she laces up her Nikes and moves.
Images by Jessa Carter
Running, hiking, yoga, surfing—it’s all a way of life for our VP of Creative Projects, so the recent launch of Nordstrom x Nike boutiques in Toronto and Seattle (Chicago, we’re coming soon) are very close to her heart. She curated them; she believes in them; she shops them. For example, when it came time for her and her crew to take a break from Paris Fashion Week for We Run Paris, a Nike 10K, they did it in Nordstrom x Nike.
While we’re all about that sneakers-with-skirts and sweats-with-ankle-boots life, there’s certainly something to be said for the straightforward and traditional use of trainers and leggings too. We also think it’s pretty much impossible not to be inspired by Olivia’s “Why I Run” feature on Nike.com and our images of the gang crossing the Seine in those chic swooshes.
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Hold on to your hats, Nashville: On Thursday, October 20, Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig will be live and in-store for a very special trunk show and fashion event featuring an intimate look at the resort ’17 collection, as well as an exclusive preview and pre-sale of spring’s romantic and darkly gorgeous moods.
From Marchesa’s spring ’17 runway collection
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig; all images courtesy Marchesa
Not planning to be in Tennessee this week? Let this post serve as your next best thing. Georgina and Keren (pictured above) gave us some personal insight on the feathers and sequins in their current-season collection and their trip to Music City.
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We spoke with Khloé Kardashian and her cofounder and friend Emma Grede about their denim collection, Good American, which comes in sizes 0 to 24, how social media is changing body ideals, Rihanna as a denim icon and Instagram blocking.
Why create a denim line?
Khloé Kardashian: I’ve always thought there’s been something missing from the denim industry. Whenever I buy new jeans it’s hard for me to find a pair that fits my body type, and even when I do, I always need alterations. I knew if I’ve had this problem, there must be tons of other girls who do too.
Emma Grede: We started Good American because we want women’s shopping experiences to embrace the new body ideal. It’s just crazy that we still have plus sizes and are splitting up friends who go shopping together into different departments based on their size.
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Admittedly, we have mornings when we look in the mirror or in the closet and wish that someone would just appear to do our makeup or choose our clothes. Many days we’ve tried to summon a fairy godmother with superior taste, a way with concealer and a knack for outfit coordination to tell us that we’ve been doing it all wrong, there’s an easier way and here it is.
Maybe someone like celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.
Tilbury is one of those magnetic personalities who attracts women as extraordinary as herself. She’s a makeup consultant to the likes of Kate Moss, Amal Clooney, Cara Delevingne and many glamorous others. Her upbringing included a stint on Ibiza with her bohemian parents followed by professional work with major beauty brands as a consultant and artist. A proponent of the transformative power of cosmetics, Tilbury likes to say, “Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world.” All of that plus her bubbly British accent make her our top pick for that role of fairy godmother and style savior.
For one lucky lady, Tilbury played just that. Meet Project Confidence winner and lovely mother of two young children Vanessa Benke.
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You probably think you know Dockers. And maybe you do. But just in case: Dockers pants were first issued in Argentina in 1983, with initial designs patterned after a dockworkers’ pant that a Levi’s merchandiser had brought back from Hong Kong.
The global brand eventually became a household name, its chinos redefining the business casual work aesthetic. Based in San Francisco – where Dockers has been part of Levi Strauss & Co. since day one – Dockers is currently launching a new American initiative: the Premium Edition collection, an elevated look and feel for the brand. It’s not new to Dockers but is new to the U.S.
To find out more about Premium Edition we spoke with Tony Murray, the design director for the division, and Radha Weaver, senior merchant. They explained to us some of the finer points of the clothes and how right now, Premium Edition is all about getting back to Dockers’ California roots.
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Some things are just too hot to keep in stock. That’s been our observation with Vanessa Mooney’s jewelry. Since we started carrying this California girl’s ’90s-inspired creations, we couldn’t help but notice how quickly they sell out. Attribute it to the resurgence of the choker necklace or the prevalence of body jewelry on the festival scene. Whatever the reason, Mooney’s mesmerizing amulets seem to suit the present moment perfectly, with all its influences.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Ms. Mooney about how Jennifer Lopez discovered her, her famous relative, her personal style and why chokers are back in style. Then she showed us how to make a fashionable bauble of our own, since hers can be so hard to come by.
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