We asked Marie Ivanoff-Smith, our Fashion Director for Women’s Apparel at the Nordstrom Fashion Office, to hand select her favorite pieces from the upcoming Anniversary Sale.


IRO Ajuma chunky knit jacket

“This jacket is a great way to add textural play to your everyday look. I love the idea of dressing it down by pairing it with black or light blue jeans.”


Joie Mylon leather a-line skirt

“The perfect piece to showcase this Fall trend: A hint of the 70’s done in a beautiful olive suede. Wear now with bare legs or later in the fall with boots.”


Eliza J seam detail crepe a-line dress

“In eye-popping red, the A-Line shape of this piece has a modern retro appeal. It’s a must-have on my list!”

Shop: Anniversary Sale



Extra Crispy Seasoned Fried Chicken Recipe with Honey Chipotle Glaze from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell

Fried chicken. Yes, please! It’s perfect hot or cold–which makes it one of the best picnic recipe ideas. There are a lot of secrets to crispy skin and flavorful meat out there; here’s Nordstrom Sixth & Pine Restaurant’s for mouthwatering results: a double dredge in heavily seasoned flour with a good, long wait in between to let the herbs and spices make their way into the pieces before frying. The sweet and spicy honey chipotle dip adds a modern twist to this classic. Pair it with our Deviled Egg Potato Salad for a lunch, dinner or picnic that’s perfect for summer.Extra Crispy Seasoned Fried Chicken Recipe with Honey Chipotle Glaze from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell



MARK_RONSON_PICS_0012_Layer 1Mark Ronson and Shomi Patwary on the set

The best party nobody went to might’ve been 12 years ago in Norfolk, Virginia, when producers who would change the sound of hip-hop and R&B deejayed to basically nobody.

We’ll let our music video director friend Shomi Patwary tell you about that one.

Long story short, Patwary and British star Mark Ronson go way back, and we now have the video for “I Can’t Lose.” It’s more zesty funk from Ronson–whom we shall never fail to mention without hyperlinking to his and Aaliyah’s classic Hilfiger ad–and bigger-budget moves from Patwary, best known for A$AP Rocky’s “Multiply.”

Check out behind-the-scenes images below from “I Can’t Lose” and an edited transcript of our phone call with Patwary.

We talked about Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” Dick Tracy, Blade Runner, the cameo from Waris Ahluwalia–and what happens when the zeitgeist moves post- ‘90s retromania.





From subtly patriotic to some serious stars and stripes, we rounded up 20 of our favorite inspiring ideas for Fourth-of-July-inspired nail art. Click an image to see more from these mani experts. Have a safe and happy 4th!




This month we celebrate British heritage with as Pop-In@Nordstrom welcomes Liberty London. To kick things off, here’s a look inside the brand.

Ed Burstell, managing director of Liberty London; image via the Liberty blog

When I asked Ed Burstell how he described Liberty London back in 2008, when he left the American fashion industry to work for what is perhaps the most British of all British department stores, he said he told people, “It was one of the last great emporiums of its kind left on earth.” When I asked Burstell how he describes it now, after seven years as the shop’s managing director, his Brit-sharpened wit and American confidence cuts right through.

“I say it is one of the last great emporiums of its kind left on earth.”

For the launch of this month’s Liberty London Pop-In, Burstell defined the historical context of Liberty’s grand marketplace status, and he outlined what he calls his “subversive” polish on this British institution.


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Do you have an asteroid named after you? Lucianne Walkowicz does. The astronomer, who got her PhD at the University of Washington, was immortalized last year in the designation of the main-belt asteroid 205599 Walkowicz. While that sounds glamorous, science isn’t typically known for its fashion plates. And yet, “far-out” is one way to describe what this shining star wears to work.


Image courtesy Lucianne Walkowicz



What happens when one of the favorite lifestyle gurus of the under-35 set wants the perfect wardrobe? She designs it, of course! Emily Schuman—whose 6-million-visitors-a-month blog cupcakes and cashmere chronicles her love of all things fashion, food, home decor and DIY—is launching a new clothing collection at Nordstrom this month. (You may have read something about it on WWD, Who What Wear and the list goes on…) We caught five minutes with the busy L.A.-based entrepreneur, wife and mom of baby girl Sloan to get the scoop on her latest project.

cupcakes and cashmere designer Emily Schuman

Describe your new collection in three words.
Feminine. Classic. Tailored.

What influenced you most in designing the collection?
I created pieces that I wanted in my closet—things I’m always reaching for whenever I head out to brunch or a business meeting. I was influenced by street-style photography featuring impeccably dressed women who always seem to have perfectly tailored wardrobes.

Tell us about your connection to Nordstrom.
When I first got into fashion in high school, the BP. department was my favorite place to shop. My style has changed a lot since I was a teenager, but I’ve simply moved around departments within Nordstrom and have always been a loyal customer. I love that it’s a consistently great shopping experience, and the customer service is the best. When I found out Nordstrom would be carrying my line, I was so happy I cried!



  If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs, you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogs the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool, it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.