Beauty & Fragrance

Fashion Week Journal for Sunday, February 15


Images by Jessica Carter

At the bar at the Wes Anderson-ready Bowery HotelChristine Whitney, senior fashion news and features editor at Harper’s Bazaar, took out her iPhone, opened up the calendar and started counting.



M·A·C Senior Artist Gregory Arlt introduces the Brooke Shields Collection with an easy-to-follow tutorial using products from this down-to-earth new line.

The Brooke Shields for M∙A∙C Collection is perfect for creating a look that is simple, modern and beautiful. These easy-to-use shades can be used in endless ways. Below, you’ll find my interpretation and step-by-step instructions for creating an iconic look for yourself with these gorgeous shades.



Allure Best of Beauty Awards 2014

The editors at Allure have been at it again—sampling and testing all the products they could get their hands on to find this year’s crème de la crème. The winners are in! Check out the latest round-up of the mag’s best of beauty.


Best: Makeup Brushes | Bath Product | Fragrances
Moisturizers & Suncare | Nail Color | Lipsticks & Glosses
Cleansers & Skincare Sets | Eyeshadows | Foundations & Primers

See all the picks available at Nordstrom in our Allure Best of Beauty Award Winners boutique.


What’s New: My Burberry Fragrance

My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand, in scent, in design and in attitude. A fragrance that takes its lead from the iconic Burberry trench has to be outstanding in every way.” —Christopher Bailey, chief creative director & CEO, Burberry


Capturing the essence of a London garden after the rain, My Burberry is more than just the newest fragrance from a beloved British icon; it’s the brand’s signature scent. For a launch this important, Burberry tapped Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne to star in a campaign shot by none other than Mario Testino.




Charlotte Tilbury & model.

The world-class makeup artist has created her own collection, including cult-status skincare and complete makeup looks to fit any style. Check out our new Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

Bombshell | Ingenue




We’ve hit summer’s halfway mark. That means your feet are (and have been) on constant display to the world and the elements. It’s still prime time for backyard barbecues, tubing trips, stoopside soirees and every other sandal sitch you can imagine. If the thought of open sandals makes your toes curl (in a “hide me now” kind of way), it’s time to crank up the TLC on those sore, tired puppies and give them some much-deserved love. They are, after all, the hardest-working two feet you’ll ever run around town on.

To get the lowdown on best at-home footcare practices, we enlisted the expertise of nail therapist Hoai Le, a five-year veteran at Spa Nordstrom here in Seattle. Although he recommends seeing a professional pedicurist for trickier tasks like cuticle trimmings, a regular at-home regimen should keep your feet clean, smooth and, above all, healthy.

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New York Fashion Week Arsenal

New York Fashion Week kicks off today! Here’s a glimpse into my accessories arsenal and the contents of my bag.

The first thing I did upon arriving at my hotel last night was set out all of my shoes, jewelry and sunglasses. Organization is key at Fashion Week. I also spent some time unpacking my wardrobe, ironing and painting my nails.

Take a peek inside my go-to Fashion Week bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s new mini ‘Pashli.’ (Here’s the same one in aubergine.)

Space was the deciding factor for me in choosing this bag. I wanted something small enough to stay light on my shoulders all day, but large enough to fit the following essentials:

This week’s forecast calls for rain, and I found the world’s tiniest umbrella.
Notepad & pen
I’ll be jotting down notes at shows and taking down information about the people I photograph.
I’m using Fashion GPS’s iPhone app to keep track of all my show invitations.
The aforementioned rain could cause some issues. Better safe than sorry.
I’ve tried using my phone’s camera as a mirror, but nothing beats the real thing.
Hand sanitizer
I’d be so bummed if I caught a cold this week!
I’m going wallet-free this season to save on space and weight in my bag.
Business cards
I had special cards printed that list our blog URL, so it’ll be easy for my subjects to find their photos.
I’m only letting myself carry one lipstick at a time. This one’s Givenchy ‘Shocking Pink.’
Tinted moisturizer
Nars’ 30 SPF tinted moisturizer protects my face from the sun and evens out my skin tone.
I’m thinking today calls for my vintage Paloma Picasso shades.

Now I’m off to Lincoln Center to pick up my credentials and get ready for some shows! Follow our coverage on Instagram for live updates: @nordstrom

Mary, Senior Features Writer


“The fragrance is called Fame. It must be black. It must be enticing. You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terrify you.” –Lady Gaga, in an excerpt from the upcoming September issue of  Vogue

We don’t know about being terrified–we’re too excited to announce that Lady Gaga’s first fragrance, Fame, is now available for pre-order. With layers of the dark, sensual and feminine (like notes of belladonna, apricot and jasmine), this eau de parfum by Haus Laboratories has just enough rebellious attitude for anyone with a little edge—whether or not you count yourself as one of Gaga’s Little Monsters.

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Sarah, our Personal Stylist Manager at South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA), took time during our busy Anniversary Sale to throw out her most-wanted Anniversary items.

Pour la Victoire ‘Prado’ Tote. This is a great bag for fall! It offers function and fashion at a fabulous price.

Stuart Weitzman ‘Accumulate’ Boot. The perfect blend of classic and tough makes this boot extremely versatile.

Zella ‘Live-In Leggings’. Every girl should own these. I wear mine with oversized sweaters and boots. The best part is, you can lose the boots, put on a Zella tee and head to yoga.

Truth & Pride Perforated Leather Biker Jacket. I am crazy about this leather jacket! It works so easily with other pieces, and its biker cut will rev up your fall wardrobe in an instant!

Paige ‘Skyline Skinny’ Jeans. I love the color of the denim and fit of these jeans. The soft grey is a fantastic neutral that will become your go-to bottom for fall.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Sunglasses. New sunnies are not a summer-only necessity; as the seasons change, so should your shades. This style pictured is the perfect way to break into a larger frame. Go for it!

Joan & David ‘Quimberly’ Pump. A playful-yet-chic pump is the perfect balance to fall’s knits and leather. Wear it to work with a pencil skirt for a sophisticated look, or rock skinny jeans and a leather jacket for a night out.

Vince Boatneck Tee. Premium basics are a wise choice. You need to have cozy, yet stylish, layering pieces to be ready for any kind of weather. Throw it on under a knit or a leather jacket—this tee can do it all!

Clarisonic Mia 2. This is my number-one beauty must-have! Your skin will glow, and you’ll get the most out of your products. This is a game-changer for your skin.

Rebecca Minkoff ‘M.A.C.’ Python-Embossed Crossbody Clutch. Python is a playful way to keep things neutral while adding texture.

Looking for even more recommendations for a perfect fall wardrobe? Contact Sarah or a Personal Stylist at a store near you to make a complimentary appointment.


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