“I love a statement ear, can you tell?” Keara Matthiesen is being rhetorical. Yeah, girl. We can tell.
As one of our key stylists, it’s her job to know when and how to add hot hoops and bold dangles. For the images in Pop-In@Nordstrom: KFASHION, Keara styled white kicks and fishnets with the best Korean designers—and then added colorful and blingy earrings that practically sing.
KFASHION looks from KUHO with earrings by Simone Rocha from SPACE, our shop for new and emerging designers.
They make killer statements for sure but you’ll notice that in very, very few instances do the earrings match each other. In fact, you see those acid yellow Simone Rocha shoulder-dusters above? That might be the only set in the whole bunch. We’re all about the idea of standout singles and mix-matching, and it’s a natural fit for rocking Korean fashion, where it feels really modern to get into clashing and contrasting.
Ever wish you could touch Chrissy Teigen’s pony? Or run your fingers through Gigi Hadid’s tendrils? That type of stalker behavior is totally acceptable if you’re celebrity stylist Jen Atkin. (Otherwise, it’s a huge no-no, like possibly prosecutable.) Atkin is friend and hair adviser to some of the loveliest manes in Hollywood. In addition to Teigen and Hadid, she glosses the locks of the Kardashians and Jenners, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry.
Atkin is also the founder of the game-changing hair line OUAI (a collection of no-nonsense products for ladies who don’t like fuss but want beautiful hair) and a spokesperson for the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer (a timesaving tool seemingly sent to us from the future).
She’ll be taking over our Instagram account on April 22 with hair tips and trendy styles for you to try. In the meantime, we asked her to demystify hair care and tell us how we can get celebrity tresses of our own right now.
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If you’re into lingerie, you’ve probably heard of the Turkish cult-favorite ELSE. If you’re not into lingerie, you might change your mind once you experience the soft, supportive and absurdly sexy designs of Ela Onur—founder of ELSE and heir to several generations of successful lingerie know-how. (Her family has been in the business for ages.)
We caught up with Ela in Paris to talk about her design inspirations, the secret to feeling confident all day long and how to buy exquisite statement pieces for yourself or that special someone.
ELSE Baroque Underwire Tank Bra and Bikini
You were born into the lingerie business. Tell us about your family of lingerie designers and craftsmen.
I was involved in my family’s business before I started up ELSE. I worked in the production and export department, where I developed the technical skills that are the foundation of the work I do today. My husband recently joined the company as the CEO, which feels like a huge vote of confidence! Looking forward, we’ll see how the family legacy will grow.
How do you go about making lingerie that is also comfortable?
We start with exceptional materials! Our lace is both soft and strong, and our accessories (elastics, wires, hook-and-eye closures, etc.) meet the highest standards. For our soft bras, we use a special technique that provides support even without an underwire. We imagine ELSE women wearing our lingerie in comfort throughout the whole day, not just for special occasions.
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Lauren Eggertsen is an associate editor at Who What Wear. As a huge fan of trending items, unique styling techniques and It-girl aesthetics, innovative outfits are her forte. See which celebrity-inspired ideas you should try this Easter.
Easter may not receive as much hype as Christmas or New Year’s Eve, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less deserving of a head-to-toe new look. After all, the sun is out, the flowers are blooming and it’s finally time to ditch those heavy winter layers. To that end, no matter what’s on your agenda (be it attending a church service or spending the afternoon at an elegant brunch with friends and family), I’ve found a seriously stylish outfit for you by pulling some divine inspiration from fashion-forward celebs like Victoria Beckham, Emily Ratajkowski and Lupita Nyong’o. There’s a look you’ll love, no matter your personal style (there’s even a look with jeans in the mix). And the best part about these holiday-inspired ensembles? They each only require three pieces to create—and anyone can do that, right?
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You might be a #GreyGirl if you enjoy dinner parties with themed menus and artsy guests.
… if you’re ambitious but laid-back, confident yet approachable.
… if you love colorful, casual, unique clothes in soft, sensuous fabrics.
You’re definitely a #GreyGirl if you’re the fashion director Caroline Issa, model Constance Jablonski, illustrator Angelica Hicks, poet Cleo Wade, actress Sonoya Mizuno or musician Sophie Auster.
Designer Jason Wu’s sibling label GREY Jason Wu attracts a clique of cool girls, many who attend the dazzling dinners Wu throws at the launch of his seasonal collections. But #GreyGirls aren’t only glitterati; they’re Wu’s close friends and fans of his fun, feminine designs–like Caroline Issa, who collaborated on his current collection, or our own Brianna Haynes, a department manager in our Nordstrom Broadway Plaza store.
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If we had to name just one thing we love about the super fresh, globally relevant looks in our new Pop-In@Nordstrom: KFASHION, it’d be that they’re super easy to mix into your closet. They put the “ready” in ready-to-wear—it’s as simple as that.
KFashion styles from Yune Ho, KUHO and J KOO, worn with pointy-toe oxfords by TOGA from SPACE.
But you know, we always want to go next-level and dial the look all the way in, and for that, thank goodness we’ve got Keara Matthiesen. As a key member of the Nordstrom stylist squad, she’s responsible for knowing the coolest way to mix the newest pieces, and how to add just the right bell or whistle here or there. And when not to add anything at all.
In this Korean Fashion–themed trip through Keara’s brain, we found out that two magical pieces do the work of tying your entire spring wardrobe together. 1 + 2: GET THEM RIGHT HERE
2017 is the year of Gabrielle. You’ve known her all these years as Coco, but with today’s launch of Chanel’s GABRIELLE bag, Karl Lagerfeld truly gets us on a first-name basis with the ultimate style icon.
What’s more, this intimate invitation—and the handbag reveal that comes with it—is a call to all women everywhere to embrace their ultimate identity. After all, it was Gabrielle who said, “I decided who I wanted to be, and that is who I am.”
The Chanel GABRIELLE bag; all images courtesy Chanel
Chanel‘s message is all about the freedom of individuality and the exploration of self, so watch for gorgeous images of your favorite bold names and faces with GABRIELLE styles as the campaign unfurls. We’re excited to share the beloved brand’s new video, Gabrielle, A Rebel at Heart, with you today.
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At a Mediterranean-style winery, Caitlyn and Alex toasted to their future during a late-summer wedding that radiated with warmth and good times.
Tell us about the location.
We wanted an outdoor ceremony and reception, my husband is from the area, and we both love wine, so it only made sense to have the wedding at a winery! Tagaris is a special place for us. We would go there every time we were in town visiting family. They have a beautiful outdoor patio with a stage, bistro lights, fire pits, fountain…all the feels. Not to mention their wine and food are to die for! So Tagaris was a no-brainer; when we got engaged, we knew that it would be the perfect wedding venue for us.
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Allow us to guide you through key rule-breaking trends this season: throwback ’90s style, playing with proportion, and layering colors and patterns.
Consider the new trouser, above. There’s a Dockers dad vibe with those pleats. But mixed with a ’90s skateboarding influence that translates to a looser, cropped silhouette, the trouser is reborn.
SHOP: Topman trousers | Topman T-shirt | Herschel Supply Co. hat
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Our friend Matt Walters—who happens to be married to Nordstrom Social Media Manager Carina Holtby—is going on the golf trip of a lifetime, headed to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
Tickets to the premier American golf tournament are extremely rare. But after years of entering the country club’s lottery, Walters was finally rewarded with tickets and is taking his dad, the man who taught him the game.
What do you pack on a trip like that?
SHOP: Nike jacket | Nike Air Max sneakers | Nike Air Berwuda sneakers | Filson bag | AG pants | Bonobos shorts | Herschel hat | Peter Millar shirt | Peter Millar jacket | Ray-Ban sunglasses
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