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Artist Kindah Khalidy Takes Her Color Palettes from Old Ladies’ Outfits and Buffed Graffiti

Vibrant, abstract symbols cover the surfaces on which San Franciscan artist Kindah Khalidy works. Although their meaning isn’t objectively discernible, they are undeniably cheery and upbeat. Khalidy paints on almost any blank canvas: clothes, walls, wrapping paper, furniture. Her optimistic, pop-art palette plays off the starkness of its backdrop.

One of the adorable faces of our Anniversary Sale, we caught up with Khalidy to chat about her charming art, her style and her shopping habits.

What do you love about Nordstrom’s “One-of-a-Kind” Anniversary Sale? Why is it a great time to shop?

It’s a fun time to finally grab those items I’ve been eyeing for a while. We’re pretty lucky with Bay Area weather in the sense that you can wear clothes for all seasons, year round. Cue the sweaters.

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Talking About Great Danes and Good Man Brand with Pro Football Star Russell Wilson

Quarterbacks aren’t supposed to seem oddly clear-headed during what is technically called a “scramble.” But with Russell Wilson, what is really a run for his life often ends up looking like a jog through the park. We’re blown away by his abilities and especially his grace under fire.

As one of the faces of our Anniversary Sale, Wilson talked with us about football, philanthropy, and his modern men’s clothing venture Good Man Brand.

What do you love about the Nordstrom “One-of-a-Kind” Anniversary Sale? Why is it a great time to shop?

Shopping at Nordstrom is always fun and easy. Who doesn’t love finding the newest styles of the season at sale prices? This year I am especially excited for the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom since Good Man Brand, a new fashion lifestyle brand that I am a co-founder of, will be featured.  What an honor for Good Man Brand to have been selected by the Nordstrom buyers to be a part of this event alongside some the best and biggest brands in the world. We think it will help us take a huge step towards setting up our brand for long term success.

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Uncompromising Style with Actor and Singer Taye Diggs

He’s known as an incredibly versatile actor, but Taye Diggs can also sing with the best of the stars on Broadway, which is probably why he’s so busy—he’s just too dang talented. He told us when you’re constantly booked, you don’t have time to shop at a bunch of different stores. Makes sense. We’re honored to be his one-stop destination.

What do you love about the Nordstrom “one-of-a-kind” Anniversary Sale? Why is it a great time to shop?

Well, I just like to shop, period. Right now, it’s the changing seasons. So, loading up on all the fall stuff is exciting.

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Hana Mae Lee Talks About Hilarious Horror, Her Recluse Ambitions and Rad Style

You definitely know her as Lilly from Pitch Perfect (1, 2 and now 3), but Hana Mae Lee is branching out into more (and more vocal) roles. The star on the rise with ingenue eyes brings her distinctly darling style to all her projects—three to come this year alone.

We caught up with Lee to talk about what she shops, her signature hair style and her favorite movie moments.

What do you love about Nordstrom’s “one-of-a-kind” Anniversary Sale? Why is it a great time to shop?

I love the variety. From Le Creuset to MM6 Maison Margiela, so your boyfriend cooks while you’re looking good! Everyone loves a sale, but a great sale is where it’s at. #Heard

What do you usually shop during the sale?

I splurge on diptyque Feu de Bois candles.

How would you describe your personal style?

Dark. Oversized. Rad.

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On the Red Carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards with Nordstrom

Radio City Music Hall reverberated with the talent, energy and humor of Broadway last night, during the 71st Annual Tony Awards®. Not only did the stars turn up to fete their peers, but they showed up to showcase their love for the stage and dramatic arts as a national treasure.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2017 Tony Awards; photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

Host Kevin Spacey began the evening with a homage to the show nominees that included cameo appearances by Stephen Colbert and Whoopi Goldberg. The House of Cards star, himself a Tony-award winner (for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1991’s Lost in Yonkers), assumed several personas throughout the night, including President Bill Clinton and television host Johnny Carson.

If there was one big winner this year, it was the musical Dear Evan Hansen, which claimed six of the evening’s awards, including those for best book, best featured actress, best actor and best musical. Its young star Ben Platt, just 23 years old, gave the night’s most moving speech in which he said, “To all young people watching at home, don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody else because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful.” That message of individuality applied equally to the spirited fashion adopted by those in attendance.

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Actor Taye Diggs Shows Off His Acting Chops in Our Promos & Talks About His Theater Roles

Just ahead of the 2017 Tony Awards, we chatted with star of stage and screen, possessor of an infectious grin and undeniable charm, Taye Diggs to discuss the year in theater, his own past performances and what he’s working on now.

Actor Taye Diggs

Taye also took the time to ham it up in front of our cameras. Catch his act in action.

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Poet Tyler Knott Gregson Discusses Poetry & Baseball with His Dad

The poet and photographer Tyler Knott Gregson publishes a snapshot of his mind on his Instagram account daily—actually, he publishes two. One features a haiku exploring love, usually written in ink on a torn page. The second, a brief stanza or two typed on a scrap of paper, is part of his ongoing Typewriter Series. Gregson’s poetry attracts an active social following that has earned him several book deals. To date, the Helena, Montana, resident has published three (well-received) collections of his unvarnished, frank musings.

We were in the room when Tyler wrote a Father’s Day poem for his dad, Glenn “Goose” Gregson, a Boston Red Sox Latin American pitching coordinator and former minor league baseball pitcher. Pretty sweet, right? So was the conversation that followed.

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Listening to A$AP Rocky and Frank Ocean While Shopping for Raf Simons, A.P.C. and Gucci

Rappers joining forces with fashion brands: a tale as old as time? Well, it’s definitely a going concern. The fusion between the two is in full effect at the moment.

Perhaps you’ve heard: A$AP Rocky’s new song “RAF” repeatedly references Raf Simons, the legendary Belgian designer. Simons is named in each verse by Rocky and his guest stars Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean. You can listen to the song on episode 006 of blonded RADIO, Ocean’s show on Apple Music / beats 1—or enjoy one of the YouTube rips available at the moment. Check out our adidas by Raf Simons collection below.

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SHOP: adidas by Raf Simons Bunny Slide | Ozweego Bunny | Stan Smith | Spirit Ankle Strap | Strapped Stan Smith | Spirit High Top

And since we’re on the topic of Frank Ocean …

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And the 2017 Tony Nominees Are …

Once again Nordstrom is a proud sponsor of the year’s celebration of the theatre. And we can’t wait to mingle on the red carpet with the biggest names on Broadway.

Jalene Goodwin and Daveed Diggs at the 2016 Tony Awards

With no Hamilton nods to dominate the nominations (last year the musical had 16!), this year we’re seeing a roster of returning talent and some fresh, new names. From the Divine Miss M in a revival of Hello, Dolly! to David Malloy’s groundbreaking adaptation of Tolstoy, the musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, we’re ready to raise the curtain on this year’s awards season.

To prepare you, here’s who got recognized for another exceptional year of theatre, both on stage and behind the scenes.

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From Our Friends at Who What Wear: What the Stars Will Wear to the 2017 Tony Awards

Lauren Eggertsen is an associate editor at Who What Wear. As a huge fan of trending items, under-the-radar brands and timeless basics, trying to predict what her favorite celebrities will wear to awards shows is one of her favorite pastimes. Find out what she hopes to see her favorite actresses wear on the red carpet this year at the Tony Awards.

Tony Award fashion predictions

The 2017 Tony Awards are right around the corner, and we’re sure to see some big personalities walk the red carpet with that Broadway-bred confidence and pride. As a fashion editor, one of the many odd things I like to do in my spare time is try to guess what some of my favorite actresses will show up wearing on the red carpet. Naturally, this year is no different, except for the fact that I’m sharing my guesses with you here.

Based on their personal style, past red carpet attire and my personal favorite items on the market at this moment, I assigned a trend and a specific dress to each of the Tony-nominated actresses below. From the unconventional (hello, jumpsuits and two-piece gowns) to embroidered florals, sheer details and timeless classics, take a moment to look at the formalwear trends that are making loud statements in the world of fashion right now.

And, of course, feel free to venture a few guesses of your own. (Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until showtime on June 11 to actually see how right or wrong we are.)

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