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Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

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Poketo Planners

“I’m still super old-fashioned and don’t use an iPad to take notes. I love writing everything down. I’ve been collecting pens and stationery since I was a kid.”

July 22, 2014

Eddie Borgo’s Odyssey

Eddie Borgo’s pre-fall 2014 collection is all Greek to us. We connect with the intrepid jewelry designer, culture hound and zeitgeist vanguard to learn about the inspiration behind his new pieces, what’s evolving in his brand’s operations and his futuristic aspirations.

The Thread connects with jewelry designer Eddie Borgo, who reveals what inspired his pre-fall 2014 collection—and what’s coming next.

Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

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Artecnica Themis Mobiles

“Do you remember back in the day they had those build-your-own solar systems that would come flat and you’d have to, like, puff them out? That’s kind of what this is, but much prettier.”

Broadway can be utter mayhem, so it’s tough to carve out a spot to capture street style. Elleni and I managed to squeeze into a tiny space among cabs, subway grates and a hot dog cart; how New York of us! I love the long-sleeved mini dress trend, and Elleni’s lacy number is both retro and modern at once. Her dark accessories add some contemporary urban edge to her ’60s-inspired dress.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Platform Sandals | Long-Sleeved Mini Dresses | Oversized Sunglasses

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

Topshop Platform Sandal | For Love & Lemons Minidress | Tom Ford Sunglasses

Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

“I just got back from a market trip in Paris, and I had so much fun! Much of it was a bit spontaneous, which is how I generally like to work.”

“I love my tall soy mistos. (At kids’ temp, so I can drink it right away!)”

Colette

“When I am in market, I visit showrooms, trade fairs and runway shows, but also, part of my role is to look for inspiration and see what is interesting in fashion, art, design and any other creative outlet.”

Maison Michel

“This trip was my Pop-In buyer’s first market trip—and first trip to Europe! So exciting for her. We went to the men’s fairs and showrooms, and we researched other retail stores and showed her Paris!”

Nanashi

“Love bringing my friends to dinner!”

Dries Van Noten exhibit at Les Arts Décoratifs

“This exhibit was so cool. I even bought one of their books to take home with me.”

Hôtel Costes

“Comment dites-vous ‘selfie x 5?’”

Our yearly Anniversary Sale is officially on! In case you haven’t heard about it: we like to do our annual sale a little differently. Every July, to celebrate another year of being able to serve our customers, we bring in the next season’s most covetable pieces and essentials—from Designer Collections to beauty products—and mark them down. Yes, that means new items on sale.

If it sounds a little backward, that’s because it kind of is. But hey, it’s a celebration! Join us both in store and online now, before prices go up on August 4. To give you a head start, here are some of our favorite trends, must-haves and essentials to watch out for while you’re getting your #NSale shop on.

Placed Lace: Dark neutrals and unexpected items show off their softer sides with lacy details and embellishments.

Boots & Booties: From Western-inspired to peep-toe, your new favorite pair is waiting to call your closet home.

Uptown Brown: Combine rich shades of brown to add depth to fall textures. Mix different tones—or pair one item with something black—for unexpected intrigue.

Cashmere: Embellished, striped or solid, a little something cashmere is always a sweet treat.

Handbags: Who was it who said, “A woman can never have too many handbags”? Oh. We just did.

Everything Leather: On skirts, tops, dresses, pants—no one can stop the leather trend. But when it makes everything look so fresh and edgy, why would you want to?

Intimates: Bras, panties and lingerie—don’t forget the everyday essentials.

Moto Rising: Elements from the rebel biker jacket get deconstructed and are showing up on anything and everything. We’re not complaining.

Is it weird that we prefer our digital playlists to be the length of an actual CD? (Remember those?) Regardless, that’s how we approached this week’s edition of Listen Up!: with 80 minutes of excellence devoted to the 18th annual Capitol Hill Block Party—one more reason (besides Sasquatch, Bumbershoot and a flurry of smaller fests) why being wedged up here in the country’s top-left corner doesn’t prevent our hometown of Seattle from enjoying stellar music every summer.

CHBP happens next weekend (July 25-27). Look for more coverage coming soon, and in the meantime, scroll down to hear 20 hand-picked tracks from our favorite Block Party artists—including experimental R&B, uplifting electronica, and an extra dose of Spoon (partly to fill in for the A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg tracks that we wanted to play, but didn’t fit our PG-13 editorial standards).


—Justin Abbott
[With song recommendations from Brooklyn Benjestorf, Galen Driver and Sonya Westcott.]

Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

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Charlotte Olympia ‘Kitty’ Flats

“#meow! I love these fun shoes! So many different colors (17 online!), how will I choose?”

How cute is Abby in her prairie-via-NYC look? You guys know how much I love the color red, so obviously I am biased towards Abby’s bold monochromatic choice. The full skirt has exploded on the street scene this season, and the high waist and subtle layering of Abby’s skirt add visual interest. Sneakers and mirrored aviators keep things youthful and fun.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Converse | Midi Skirts | Aviator Sunglasses

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

Converse Chuck Taylor® Sneakers | Topshop Midi Skirt | Ray-Ban ‘Original Aviator’ Sunglasses

Stop whatever you’re doing and take a minute to study this picture. Imagine a gentle breeze and the sound of waves lapping at your feet. Breathe in the salty ocean air, and relax while watching a tropical sunset from underneath a palm tree.

You’re welcome.