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Next time you want to throw the party to end all parties, consider making it disco-themed and getting the savior of New York nightlife Ladyfag to host.

That’s how Nordstrom Fashion Director Jeffrey Kalinksy celebrated 25 years of his Jeffrey boutiques, a milestone that occurred recently during New York Fashion Week: Men’s.

The party went down at Jeffrey’s Chelsea boutique; the scene centered around queen diva Ladyfag and Honey Dijon, who deejayed while models and fashion insiders danced to the sounds of disco and the clinking of Clicquot-filled flutes. There was much voguing and merrymaking.

Jeffrey was kind enough to do a quick Q&A the morning after. Read it here and check out our party pics below–and read The New York Times’ review as well.

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Nordstrom Men’s Styling Manager Danny Mankin

Image via Style.com

New York Fashion Week: As we’re sure you’ve heard, it’s not just for women anymore. Along with our men’s fashion office team (one of whom is a Tommy Ton favorite, highlighted above), Thread contributor and Men’s Shop Daily whiz Andrew Matson has been on the ground all week.

In order to ensure that his excellent bird’s-eye view and one-on-one interviews are on your radar; here’s a link to his New York Fashion Week: Men’s coverage. From Public School design partner Dao-Yi Chow to  images of the prep-perfect Billy Reid show, have at it.

—Laura Cassidy

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The CHANEL Travel Makeup Palette is an all-in-one beauty powerhouse complete with eyeshadow, blush, foundation, lip color, mascara and three applicator brushes. To have a little fun with this versatile face palette, the Nordstrom Beauty Blog brought one to our crew at Studio N, where our in-house photographers, hair and makeup artists, art directors, models and scads of other colleagues all hustle to make editorial magic happen on the daily.

Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, natural makeup look for daytime.Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, smokey eye makeup look.

Our initial thoughts? We were all super fans of the perfectly chosen colors, made up of several most-wanted shades. The options are almost limitless, but we were excited to showcase how easily this compact, travel-friendly product–sized just right for a handbag or jet-setting–has all you need to go from beautifully fresh, barely-there day makeup to a subtle-but-smoldering nighttime look. No magic required.

Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, smokey eye makeup look.Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, smokey eye makeup look.
Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, smokey eye makeup look.

Read more for our simple (we promise!) step-by-step guide for going day to night with these two gorgeous makeup looks.

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gigantic-instagram-install-nordstromMaking the dream a reality on the roof of Store 1.

Ever wondered what a 15-story-tall Instagram post would look like? Wonder no more—today we built a gigantic 3D Instagram installation on the roof of our flagship store as part of our celebration of all things #NSale.

Using a 55-foot re-creation of a Leith leopard-print body-con dress (meow) on sale during Anniversary Sale and an actual 25-foot-long hanger built by Nordstrom’s visual team, this massive feat of ‘Gramming came together piece by piece for all the world to see. How, you ask? We shared live updates on all of our social channels and had drones capturing the whole thing for your entertainment, so check back here later this afternoon for a time-lapse like no other.

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Seattle actress Mia Tesfay (you may have seen her in Awolnation’s Hollow Moon video) models the Veda ‘Jayne’ bordeaux jacket, a Nordstrom exclusive.

When no less than Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle and Elle are raving about a brand, the world takes notice. Such is the case with Veda, and notable fashion bloggers Aimee Song (Song of Style), Natalie Off Duty and Dylana Suarez are joining the party, having all been photographed in the Jayne jacket, a luscious suede variation on the moto trend.

As part of our Anniversary Sale, we’re offering this exciting exclusive: the much-coveted Veda ‘Jayne’ suede moto jacket in bordeaux, a perfect-for-fall hue that isn’t available anywhere else. The Thread spoke to Veda designer Lyndsey Butler about leather, design and this much desired moto. Read on for our Q&A.

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We asked a few of our beauty directors to handpick some of their favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives.

Loredana Grama – National Beauty and Fragrance Director
“This season is all about the perfect makeup palette. Palettes are a great option for the on-the-go woman who wants her entire look in one easy place.”

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M•A•C Look in a Box Face kit
“These palettes come in either a cool or warm shade option and include six eyeshadows, two blushes and two lipsticks each. Why not get both?”

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While the latest in our Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Liberty London video series is a behind-the-scenes look at the print and fabric design process from the storied Brit brand’s autumn 2012 collection, the industry insight is still totally relevant and the inside point of view on the process is, as we say around here, evergreen.

But let’s check out how they say it around there.

Go desk-side with a handful of Liberty designers at the in-house studio as they talk about historical context, original artwork, digital prints and art world references.

Shop: Pop-In at Nordstrom Welcomes Liberty London

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Easy summer cocktail recipe with gin, cucumber, basil and lime from Nordstrom bars. Photo by Jeff Powell.

Playfully refreshing, simple to put together and ideal for sharing with friends under the warm sun on a patio, this summer cocktail is like the adult version of a kiddie pool. A splash of simple syrup and lime brightens and brings together the herbaceous qualities of basil and the distinct taste of cucumbers. Dry gin lends its hints of botanicals, and a top-off with club soda livens this beverage with a touch of effervescence.

Dip into a few simple, summertime ingredients and create one of these ice-cold Basil Cucumber Coolers at home with this easy cocktail recipe from our Nordstrom bars.

Easy summer cocktail recipe with gin, cucumber, basil and lime from Nordstrom bars. Photo by Jeff Powell.

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Collections from top American and European designers are almost never shown together on one runway, but each summer Nordstrom pulls together amazing fall looks from Céline, Valentino, Lanvin and more for a best-of-the-best fashion show event known as Designer Preview. This year’s gorgeous parade is on July 23—on the epic Seattle waterfront—and as always, all proceeds benefit the Seattle Art Museum.

An image from Designer Preview 2014

Among those expected in the front row: One of our favorite collaborators, Caroline Issa, and two of the most girl crush-worthy editors from Refinery 29, Annie Georgia Greenberg and Paula Goldstein. Instagrammin’ style watchers will recognize Cara Van Brocklin from Cara Loren, Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific and Wendy Nguyen from Wendy’s Lookbook—all flying in for the big event.

You’re invited too, of course—tickets are available via SAMS, Seattle Art Museum’s supporter group. The only question left to settle, then, is what will we all wear?

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