Moms know best, so we asked some of the coolest ones we know to give us the skinny on personal style, what motherhood means to them and, of course, what’s on their wish list as May 10 approaches.
Life’s a party for Seattle-based creative stylist and product developer Brandy Brown. As the founder of Marabou Design, she “crafts, designs and manufactures chic party decor and accessories for the modern family and their extraordinary friends.” And when the celebrations end? Brown pops on the best hat of all: that of mom to her seven-year-old daughter, Ava.
Good things come in threes, like this trio of springtime style flicks. Save one for a rainy day or beat the early heat with a matinee.
Dior and I
Released Sunday, April 12, this documentary details the insane amount of work, tenacity and heart that went into the first Dior collection presented by the fashion house’s newly appointed creative director, Raf Simons. Using behind-the-scenes footage, director Frédéric Tcheng brings the house’s drama to life, yielding a must-see for aspiring designers and fans of the luxury line alike.
Excellently accessorized with her iconic, oversized, thick-rimmed round glasses, 93-year-old Iris Apfel is one of the most recognizable faces in fashion, and the kind of person that young fashionista women (and many men) aspire to be when they grow up. Her career spans massively influential decades of style and her fun-loving outlook on life is as refreshing as it is inspirational. This documentary from director Albert Maysles gives a glimpse into Apfel’s life, trailing her as she navigates her fast-paced and glamorous world, from party hopping and handling her career to settling into intimate moments at home with husband Carl Apfel. Set to release on April 29, Iris is a sweet and stylish portrait of a woman who never ceases to amaze.
Starring Gaspard Ulliel as a young Yves Saint Laurent, this stunning biopic set to drop in the U.S. on May 8 is a visual spectacle chronicling the life of this seminal French fashion favorite. Director Bertrand Bonello presents an ode to haute couture as told through the clothes showcased throughout the film, starting the story at the height of Saint Laurent’s influence and popularity, and jumping around through time to highlight essential epochs of the designer’s career. While the non-linear plot can be a bit rocky to follow at times, the cultural impact of the quintessential fashion house remains crystal clear.
Ask Portland, OR-based Posy Quarterman what she does for a living and she’ll tell you, “I capture magic and preserve memories, and by that I mean I am a family photographer.” But when she’s not wrangling other people’s children—not to mention the adults—for Posy Quarterman Photography, she’s doing the very important job of raising Frances, her seven-and-a-half-year-old daughter. (“That half is very important!” she tells us.)
Life has plenty of variables. Wouldn’t it be radical if the future was a knowable thing? Well hold on, because it just got a lot more knowable-able. We’re psyched to help you cue up and dial in your week via these new weekday/weekend horoscopes from Olivia Kim’s favorite astrologers, the AstroTwins.
Behold the Loewe Puzzle: it can tuck, it can drape, it can fit around the curve of back like a luxe hiker’s pack. And more! It’s a five-in-one, and today’s visual guide unlocks the genius of designer Jonathan Anderson’s formal, functional It Bag.
We’re big Robert Glasper fans here at Nordstrom, Glasper being the Grammy-winning musician doing the most–the most, we tell you–to keep jazz piano fresh, relevant and connected to the youth.
He’s all over the rap album of the year, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. And Glasper’s upcoming album on Blue Note Records, Covered, consists of live versions of songs by wide-ranging acts he loves: Miles Davis, Jhené Aiko and Radiohead, among others.
Keep scrolling to read Glasper’s thoughts on where an uninitiated person should start with Miles’ albums, the courageousness of Kendrick Lamar, his top five emcees–and listen to him extemporaneously rap Tupac’s verse from Digital Underground’s “All Around the World.”
…Specifically, this cute little Mad Men-goes-to-Miami two-piece number, which was the recipient of a not-insignificant amount of love this week from The College Prepster, who also dug up some amazing vintage Lilly ads to show how this particular look bridges the old and the (newest of the) new.
And that’s not the only look we’ve got that lands Lilly firmly in the now: think festival-ready rompers for women, throw-on-and-go maxi dresses, body-con styles and more.
How to properly prepare for a weekend-long major music festival? A little yogic self-centering—in the company of some gorgeous models, of course.
Last Friday morning at the Frederick Loewe Estate, Zella hosted a kick-off event with models Cait and Shannon Barker and some of the most popular fit-girl, it-girl bloggers. For your viewing pleasure: this feel-good party report with lots of inspirational images for festival style or your next warrior pose. [click to continue…]
It’s 1987 and this woman in our spring catalog, let’s call her Dana, is taking advantage of the world’s most cutting-edge telephone technology of her time: the first mass-distributed handheld cellular phone—a Motorola DynaTAC. A.K.A. a ‘brick phone’ because it weighed nearly two pounds and looked pretty ridiculous against anyone’s face even then.
In today’s money, the DynaTAC cost just over $9,ooo when it was first introduced in 1984, and it did one thing and one thing only for Dana: make and receive phone calls wirelessly (oh, and redial).
We wish we could ring up Dana in this picture and tell her that in exactly 20 short years a thing called the iPhone would be released, and it would have vastly more computing power than any desktop device she’s ever used. That it will do so many things that calling it a phone will seem nonsensical to her, and that it will be about the size of that belt buckle she’s wearing—all for around $500.
Compared to that ’80s analog technology, Dana’s safari-inspired shirtdress looks pretty stylish. We do love a shirtdress, and good style never goes out of fashion.