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Fashion Week is just around the corner! As usual, we’ll be bringing all of the excitement—from runway shows to street style—straight to you. For all the latest, keep your eyes on The Thread and our Blogs + More hub. They’re your source for staying on top of all of our favorite moments in New York, London, Milan and Paris from September 4 – October 3.

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Street Style: Check out the most inspiring local and right-now style, captured by our global trend reporter Crystal Nicodemus—complete with Editor’s Picks, so you can shop the look right now.

Runway Shows: We’ll recap the best of the best that we’re seeing on the runway from the designers you love.

Trend Reports: Read runway trend reviews from our corporate HQ fashion office that’ll give you a look at what’s to come—and what’s happening now.

The Scene: Olivia Kim, our director of creative projects and mastermind behind our Pop-In Shops, will be sharing her “day in the life” perspective with a snapshot of shows, events, parties and everything else that’s fabulous while she’s on location.

Backstage Beauty: Our beauty team takes you behind the scenes to show you makeup looks from our favorite brands—with tips and tricks to recreate the trends for yourself.

Nordstrom Social: Stay connected in as many ways as you like! Our social team has you covered on Instagram, Twitter (including beauty trends), Vine, Pinterest and Tumblr.

One month ago today, we posted a shot of legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham asking Crystal Nicodemus, our Fashion Week street style photographer, to jump for a photo. We were certain she’d end up in one of his stories, and sure enough, Crystal appeared in yesterday’s print edition and the online slideshow narrated by Bill.

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As is tradition here on The Thread, we can’t say goodbye to Fashion Week without one last look at the insanely good shoes seen on the feet of fashion’s most inspiring ladies. Have a favorite (or 64)? Each pair links to similar styles, so you can shop these lovelies right this minute.

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March 5, 2014

Trend Recap: Art Factory

The ’60s have been an inspiration point for several designers across Europe, and we’ll admit, we always have a certain reluctance about retro eras when they’re taken too literally. However, we cannot ignore the optimistic approach in the ’60s cues that are popping up in Paris.

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What’s captured our attention is the “graphic art,” which is young, fun, vibrant and is part of the bigger story of art dressing we mentioned in London. New patterns evocative of the psychedelic era are noteworthy, especially when coming from such a broad array of designers—from the master of textiles, Dries Van Noten to the energetic new approach from Valentino, not to mention the recently revived, now uber cool, Kenzo line.

We don’t believe anybody wants to look like they’ve stepped out of an Austin Powers movie. Our advice is to follow the best examples from the Paris runways, borrowing a cue from them—a silhouette (like A-line), a pattern or graphic, or a feature, like a fun color pop. Mix any of those in with contemporary pieces to keep it all truly new and exciting.

If the ’60s silhouettes or patterns don’t do it for you, try incorporating the trend via accessories or shoes, like these ‘kinky’ boots: they feel the way to go-go.

Have fun!
The Fashion Office

The sublime stylist, Kate Foley, embodies the modern-lady aesthetic. She takes risks, but maintains a sense of elegance. Her bold, textural coat is the perfect springtime topper and her minimalist pieces allow those standout accessories to shine. And, don’t forget, the full skirt is one of the must-have trends of the season!

xo,
Crystal

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Shop similar styles:
Crystal Collar Necklaces | Full-Skirts | Fendi Shoes

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

kate spade new york collar necklace | Christopher Kane Pleat Skirt | Fendi ‘Iridia’ Sandal

Another day at PFW, another awesome outfit! Lana’s edgy, sport-inspired number is uber-trendy. Not only does she have a modern moto, but she’s also sporting a nostalgic sweatshirt and leather shorts. Heavy boots, a bold choker and chain-strap bag add some metallic edge to the look.

xo,
Crystal

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Shop similar styles:
Leather Moto Jackets | Link & Chain Jewelry | Leather Shorts

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Veda Leather Moto Jacket | Vince Camuto Collar Necklace | Elizabeth and James Leather Shorts

Two days in a row of the fabulous Joanna Hillman…how lucky are we?! Joanna’s modern suiting separates are the perfect mix of menswear styling and Parisian prep. I love the vibrant pop of color her floral scarf adds to her ensemble and her subtle nautical notes. Merci encore, Madame Hillman!

xo,
Crystal

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Shop similar styles:
Stripe Sweaters | Ankle-Strap Pumps | Crop Trousers

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Oscar de la Renta Sweater | Vince ‘Ada’ Pump | Smythe Crop Pants

I was strolling along one of Paris’s chicest shopping streets, on my way to the Valentino show, when Hana appeared before me. I couldn’t resist getting a quick snap of this modern feminine look. I have a soft spot for slightly Gothic styles, and Hana’s full tulle skirt is a dream. She’s also incorporated some menswear tailoring and footwear to balance out her femme separates. Très belle!

xo,
Crystal

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Shop similar styles:
Tulle Skirts | Oxfords | Print Sweaters

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Jean Paul Gaultier SkirtAttilio Giusti Leombruni Oxford | A.P.C. Wool Sweater

We all know how much I love a jumpsuit, so obviously I’m dying over Melissa’s Parisian-chic ensemble. Her palette is simple and strong. The camel coat has been wildly popular this season, especially with menswear lines. I love how she paired her cropped one-piece with tall, vintage-inspired boots and a light turtleneck. Oui, madame!

xo,
Crystal

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Shop similar styles:
Brown Knee-High Boots | Jumpsuits | Classic Aviators

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Steve Madden Boot | ASTR Wide-Leg Romper | Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses

Anouk Yve is back with yet another awesome outfit! Anouk’s urban-casual style is so on point with the season’s trends. Zippered leather skinnies are major at FW, and I like how she’s balanced their sleek edge with a preppy sweater and oversized oxfords. Extra-long shirting is new to the style scene, and I can’t wait to incorporate this look (and a new Chanel bag!) into my repertoire.

xo,
Crystal

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Shop similar styles:
V-Neck Sweaters | Leather Skinnies | Oversized Tops

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

rag & bone Sweater | The Kooples Pants | Equipment ‘Gavin’ Top