Olivia Kim Featured on The Coveteur

One of our favorite fashion blogs, The Coveteur—known for its voyeuristic glimpses inside the closets and lives of the world’s most influential tastemakers—recently caught up with our very own Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop curator Olivia Kim.

The article offers high opinions of Olivia’s bleached coif, decorative (sometimes DIY) tattoos and reverence for Kurt Cobain. Curiously, some of our own favorite Olivia-isms—like emoji-slinging skills (check out her Instagram) and obscure slang (anyone for a “doy latté”?)—didn’t make the cut. Maybe next time!

Keep reading for a few excerpts from the fantastic Coveteur article, including candid portraits of Ms. Kim (and her killer shoe collection).

Pop-In @ Nordstrom…is a really fun way of disrupting the large-store shopping experience and giving [customers] a unique engagement that hopefully makes them want to come back and see what else we have up our sleeve.”

“If I weren’t in fashion, I’d be surfing somewhere down in Central America—making friendship bracelets, rescuing stray dogs and learning to live off the grid! I probably should learn how to cook at some point, too.”

“I’m still the new kid in town [at Nordstrom], so I spend as much time as I can getting to know the people I work with. I want them to not only be cheerleaders for new concepts and ideas, but also to participate and collaborate with me.”

“My favorite city for fashion week is New York! Home turf! My New York Fashion Week survival tips include a mani/pedi at Spazio on Mott Street, French fries and Negronis at The Odeon, and some quiet time with myself…It’s the start of the season! Save your energy!”

See more photos and read the full Q&A over at The Coveteur—and for more Olivia Kim,
visit our Surf City Pop-In Shop and get better acquainted with What’s Up, Olivia.

—Justin Abbott

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Roni August 11, 2014, 4:26 pm

    I love to see Nordstrom has such an innovative and different Director of Creative! I might just have to revisit Nordstrom here in Dallas!

  • Brandee July 3, 2014, 3:35 pm

    Yes! PopIn@Nordstrom fun! Love this post and your personality! Living off the grid is such a gorgeous fantasy, I wish! Three cheers for the doy latté! 🙂 https://streetpeopleatelier.com/

  • Jeff Powell, Blogs Editor April 30, 2014, 2:51 pm

    Hi Ms Brown. Those awesome sneakers are vintage, but here are some new leopard-print and Nike sneakers that might be of interest.

  • Ms Brown April 29, 2014, 5:53 am

    Where can I get those leopard Nikes?

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