We’re so excited to be back as the official red carpet sponsor of the 70th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, when we’ll bring you real-time coverage of all the star-studded arrivals and exclusive candids from our red carpet photo booth. Nominations for this year’s awards were announced this morning (no surprise: Hamilton leads with 16 nods) with an A-list lineup including Michelle Williams, Jeff Daniels, Lupita Nyong’o, Steve Martin, Jessica Lange and more.

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DRUMROLL, PLEASE: READ THE COMPLETE LIST

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Fun fact: Comme des Garçons and Drake share the graphic designer Filip Pagowski. The creator of the Japanese fashion brand’s iconic, anthropomorphic heart also worked on the visuals for Drake’s new album Views.
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Comme des Garçons Levi’s Vintage Clothing

CLICK HERE TO STEP INTO THE 1990s

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Why should models have all the fun? Each month we’re finding a “real woman”—i.e., of any shape and size—and giving her the model treatment in The Realest. We bring the wardrobe, stylist, photographer, makeup artist and blog editor—she brings her anything-but-one-size-fits-all personality and style—and we all head out on location for an IRL photo shoot to showcase our monthly Dress Spotlight.

Floral fit and flare tea length dress from Eliza J.

Floral fit and flare tea length dress from Eliza J.

Go ahead and just try to keep up with Tiffany Lowry. As a freelance hair and makeup artist, Tiffany juggles running between beautifying clients at her chair in a downtown spa, dishing out her encyclopedic beauty knowledge on TV, traveling as the image director for a cable sports network and oh, you know, just working on the imminent launch of her very own app—plus being a mom. We have no idea how she managed to take a day away from it all to get gorgeous in some of our favorite summer day dresses, but we’re so glad she did. You couldn’t ask to hangout with a more energetic, enthusiastic and on-top-of-her-game human being—a woman with an irrepressible spirit who clearly loves what she does. Every single person in our crew that day came away with genius tips and beauty product recommendations; we can’t wait for that app!

SEE ALL THE LOOKS FROM OUR DAY WITH TIFFANY

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Like the most devoted groupie, Nordstrom has hit the road this festival season to see our favorite bands. But we don’t travel light. In tow is our mobile Pod, a roving relaxation chamber complete with recharging stations, beauty samples, comfy chairs and aura photographer Radiant Human.

Nordstrom Festival Pod

Images by Jessa Carter

If you’re also festival bound, be sure to drop by to hang out amid our mirrored rooms, shop summer styles and get your photo taken. There will be good vibes and great energy.

PICS OF OUR POD AND TOUR DATES: READ MORE

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For its spring exhibition, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art examines handcrafted and mechanical manufacturing in fashion, with an exhibit gift shop curated by Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim.

Wedding ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, autumn/winter 2014–15 haute couture, back view; Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope

Wedding ensemble (back view), Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, autumn/winter 2014–15 haute couture; Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection, Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.

 

Fashion and technology are historically interwoven: Textile manufacturing was the major catalyst of the Industrial Revolution, introducing the ready-to-wear economy. Early computers borrowed from the punch card technology of the jacquard loom for their processors. Now, computer-aided design is a requisite fashion course for would-be designers.

The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute presents an exploration of fashion manufacturing in Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology (May 5-August 14). Haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs are on display in the more than 100 pieces in this exhibit.

TECH AND TEXTILES: READ MORE

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Susanne Pruitt and Shelley Callaghan

Co-founders of the luxury (and just downright dreamy) home and body fragrance brand Antica Farmacista, Susanne Pruitt and Shelley Callaghan are moms, successful businesswomen and delightful human beings. They spent some time telling us all about their Mother’s Day traditions, the benefits of a good bottle of wine and what’s new that has them excited.

THE BEST MOM’S DAY GIFTS AND KEYS TO RELAXATION

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Breanne & Mike | Real Weddings

Breanne shares her and Mike’s big day—an island wedding full of romantic elegance.

Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaid Dresses.

Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaid Dresses.

SEE ALL OF BREANNE & MIKE’S WEDDING

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VIVA from Magnolia PicturesHéctor Medina in VIVA, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

SEE: VIVA
Exploring the complicated codes of machismo and gay culture in a destitute but transitioning sector of Havana, VIVA is both a touching and harsh film. Jesus, a gay hairdresser, pursues his drag star dreams while hustling on the side. His father, Angel, returns from a stint in prison and forcefully sets himself up in Jesus’s home and life. As they struggle to reconcile, Mama, an aging queen, offers tough warmth and protection to both men.

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German-American sculptor Eva Hesse died of a brain tumor at just 34. But her short life contained more hardship and success than most. Escaping the Holocaust, Hesse came to the U.S., where she studied at Yale. This documentary explores her artwork and journals to show an accomplished young artist celebrated by her Conceptual artist peers and committed to her craft as she confronted adversity and ultimately death.

READ: Golden Delicious by Christopher Boucher
Appleseed, Massachusetts, is the town that metafiction built. When the economy begins to rot, due to a blight of bookworms that burrow into the residents’ very meaning, the young narrator finds his own life and that of those he loves upended. Boucher’s strange story is referentially so. Prepare to meet Reader and question the very act of literature as you consume this book.

HAVE A RECORD WEEKEND: READ MORE

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Fried crispy shrimp tacos recipe with cabbage, mango and cliantro lime dressing from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

Looking for some Taco Tuesday recipe inspiration, or something worthy of an epic Cinco de Mayo celebration? Here you go: crispy fried shrimp tacos topped with roasted garlic aioli, cabbage, mango, red onion and a generous drizzle of our popular cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Fresh, bright and satisfying with crunchy, succulent shrimp, this is the kind of taco that created the need for a taco emoji.

Fried crispy shrimp tacos recipe with cabbage, mango and cliantro lime dressing from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

GET OUR RECIPE FOR THE BEST SHRIMP TACOS

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Here comes Charlotte Tilbury to the rescue! She’s created an understated, glowing look that highlights the natural beauty in every woman, and she’s sharing her expert secrets. To re-create this gorgeous and universally flattering look, here are her step-by-step instructions and products you’ll need—including her newest launch, the Instant Look in a Palette. Designed to take you from day to night, this gotta-have-it palette contains products you can dial back for the desk or amp up for dinner out.

GET CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S TUTORIAL FOR GLOWING, NATURAL MAKEUP

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