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Our Women’s Buying Team on House of DVF and the winning design.

The Diane von Furstenberg reality show, House of DVFin which a hopeful group of young women vie to become the brand’s global ambassadorhas taken us up, down and sideways. From new friendships and sad goodbyes to surprise twists and a $1,o00 dress that went for a swim, one thing remains constant: the gracious spirit and wisdom of Furstenberg herself. It’s no wonder the prize position is such a coveted one.

Did you see us on last night’s episode? Part of our women’s buying team was on set representing Nordstrom and had the opportunity to provide feedback to the would-be ambassadors about their designs and fashion—not to mention help select a winning dress to be sold exclusively at Nordstrom, in stores and online beginning this March. What was it like, behind the scenes?

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December 5, 2014

NEW! Balenciaga Shoes

There’s something you need to know about Balenciaga shoes: they’re live on Nordstrom.com and in select stores as of … now.

 

There’s something else you should know: This is an exciting time for footwear within the already very exciting brand. For years, under Nicolas Ghesquière, shoes were outsourced to Pierre Hardy. Now that Alexander Wang is at the helm, everything from heels to boots to sneakers happens in-house. 

Here’s to Wang and company owning it, and, perhaps, you owning a pair or two, also.

 

 

SHOP: Balenciaga Shoes for Women | Balenciaga | Women’s Designer Shoes

—Laura Cassidy

December 3, 2014

New! Shoes of Prey

We understand, you like things a certain way. Shoes of Prey knows that too, which is why we’ve announced an exclusive partnership that puts their online bespoke shoe studio into six of our brick and mortars.

The innovative New World design/retail model allows you to design shoe creations online with your very own brand of unparalleled and fastidious care. There are, after all, over 70-trillion possible combinations (yeah, girl—trillion). Combine that unique aesthetic freedom with a few iPads and hands-on, in-store customer service (and multiply it by special accommodations for hard-to-fit feet and more) and what’s not to love?

If you’re in the greater Seattle area, make an appointment at our Bellevue Square location to play with digital colors, fabrics and silhouettes galore—complemented by a touch of on-demand human advice—and you’ll receive the fruits of your labor in the mail within four weeks! Not planning on carousing about the PNW anytime soon? No worries, we’ll be announcing five more store locations early next year.

At last, your dream shoes are but a few guided keystrokes away.

SHOP: Women’s Shoes

Studies show shopping is at least twelve times more fun en masse. Our Try This On series is all about the camaraderie of sartorial group projects.

rag & bone Cardigan | Topshop Sweater | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Jeans | Berry Jewel Necklace Infinity Scarf | Topshop Rhinestone Earrings | Christian Louboutin Heels (for this pair call 206.628.2111)

Party season, storm season: The two sure aren’t mutually exclusive. Depending on where you live, going out for a good time can be a heck of a battle, but neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can keep Seattle-based dancer and choreographer Kisha Vaughan down. Not with these looks in the mix.

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October 29, 2014

Whoa. Topshop X Beyoncé

It’s sort of like your wildest dream has finally come true—just not the part where you get to sit around eating chicken fingers and pound cake while snapping selfies with Blue Ivy on your lap.

The rest of it is real, though. Very real. This time next year you’ll be hitting the streets (if not the gym) in Beyoncé-designed street and activewear from our friends at Topshop.

But hey, wait, don’t call it a collaboration. Bey is partnering with the iconic high-street retailer for the launch of a new line, Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd. Read: this isn’t a one-off thing. Look forward to season upon season of crop tops, jogger pants and curve-hugging lines. The only downside is waiting for the fall 2015 drop of the first collection.

Guess we’ll have to bide our time by working out to our favorite B tunes—“Get Me Bodied” maybe?

 SHOP: Topshop
Image via Queen Bey’s Facebook page

Whether it’s Lady Gaga or Iris Apfel, some of our favorite icons have rocked Alexis Bittar. Now, in a unique collaboration, the provocative designer is featuring a special selection of limited-edition editorial pieces from his collections over the years. From a crystal mask designed for Gaga to a Deco-inspired bib necklace, these creations represent Bittar’s unpredictable take on jewelry, and his unique fusion of art, fashion and downtown club kid sensibilities. The Thread chatted with Bittar about his influences, artistic references and covetable pieces.

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“These pieces are true editorial and way more influenced by the runway. They’re really art,” he explains.

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M·A·C Senior Artist Gregory Arlt introduces the Brooke Shields Collection with an easy-to-follow tutorial using products from this down-to-earth new line.


The Brooke Shields for M∙A∙C Collection is perfect for creating a look that is simple, modern and beautiful. These easy-to-use shades can be used in endless ways. Below, you’ll find my interpretation and step-by-step instructions for creating an iconic look for yourself with these gorgeous shades.

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My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand, in scent, in design and in attitude. A fragrance that takes its lead from the iconic Burberry trench has to be outstanding in every way.” —Christopher Bailey, chief creative director & CEO, Burberry

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Capturing the essence of a London garden after the rain, My Burberry is more than just the newest fragrance from a beloved British icon; it’s the brand’s signature scent. For a launch this important, Burberry tapped Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne to star in a campaign shot by none other than Mario Testino.

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With Moschino’s top-secret runway show just a few days away, it’s no surprise that creative director Jeremy Scott—fashion’s most irreverent and buzzed-about designer—is already stirring things up. The big news? Hot off Thursday’s catwalk reveal, Moschino will release an exclusive capsule collection, guaranteed to be snapped up by celebrities and street style stars alike. Cooler yet, we’re one of the chosen few to make these instant icons available on September 21.

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Charlotte Tilbury & model.

The world-class makeup artist has created her own collection, including cult-status skincare and complete makeup looks to fit any style. Check out our new Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

Bombshell | Ingenue

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