We’re big Langley Fox fans over here, appreciators both of the personal style of the daughter of Mariel Hemingway (yes, that would make her Ernest Hemingway’s great-great-granddaughter) as well as her visual art. She’s nice with a Dixon-Ticonderoga, to put it lightly, a photorealistic pencil sketcher with a fondness for the female form (potentially NSFW link here, depending on where you W).
Fox did some modeling for our upcoming fall fashion feature on our website. You’ll see the finished photos in due time, but for now we have these beautiful behind the scenes shots from photographer Carmen Daneshmandi.
Check out the images below and our chat with Langley about her experience on set, her current sketching and embroidery projects and where to shop and hike if you’re ever in her hometown of Ketchum, Idaho.
While the latest in our Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Liberty Londonvideo 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.
Calling all garmento geeks, fashion nerds and Anglophiles! To help you navigate the print- and pattern-festooned planet of Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Liberty London, we’ve lined up a video mini-series aimed at insider knowledge, DIY projects and general fun stuff.
First up: How does a Liberty print become a Liberty print?
The iconic Tana Lawn shows up across the floral print shopper, that crazily irresistible egg cozy and on lots of other useful and adorable items, but where was it before that? Get inside the impressive Lancaster fabric factory that finishes many of these fine textiles and find out how Liberty’s prints come to life.
Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes I.T: We collaborated with Hong Kong fashion collective I.T to bring brands izzue, :CHOCOOLATE, Mini Cream and Aape by A BATHING APE to the U.S. for the first time.
Bringing a Hong Kong phenomenon stateside for the first time ever isn’t easy. After months of planning, just when we thought everything was a go—our boat-load (literally) of high-low HK fashion got hung up in customs!
It was all worth it, though. In the words of Pop-In@Nordstrom curator Olivia Kim, “I.T is one of my favorite things about Hong Kong—aside from the food and frenetic energy. When I went to Hong Kong for the first time, I fell in love.”
We think you’ll love I.T, too. Shop online and at selected Nordstrom stores starting today—and keep reading to go behind the scenes at our Seattle photo shoot (to which the clothes arrived just in time).
Amanda Wheeler is a writer for Nordstrom’s creative print initiatives; she shared a day in her life with us, and we’re in turn sharing it with you.
What happens behind the scenes of an average plus-size photo shoot? When buzzed-about models Candice Huffine and Philomena “Phil” Kwao are concerned, nothing is average. Here’s the inside track on October’s Encore campaign, complete with outfit tips from both high-style gals and all the best fall looks.
Olivia Kim—our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator—hopped a plane to Los Angeles last week to share cocktails and conversation with our new friends at L.A. boutique/gallery Poketo.
The casual soirée took place at The Line Hotel, a chic new spot in Koreatown (K-Town for short) that boasts a mini Poketo shop nestled conveniently in its lobby. Olivia—along with Poketo founders Angie Myung and Ted Vadakan, their staff and a bevy of artistic acquaintances—gathered in a posh suite to admire one another’s work, talk art and design, and enjoy more than a couple laughs.
As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, models from around the world are preparing to unwind after a long season of international travel, late-night fittings and early-morning makeup sessions. On our last day in the city, we bumped into our friend Frances Coombe, who still managed to keep an infectious smile through it all.
A former hip-hop dancer, this hazel-eyed Canadian beauty broke it down for us with a celebratory vogue.
“See you next season!”
Make your own rhythm with a taste of Frances’ wardrobe:
Issey Miyake, the Japanese fashion house, lights up the runway for spring/summer 2014 with the illuminated silhouettes of its new collection.
Where’s the Issey Miyake woman going this season? According to show notes, she’s walking “toward the stars and shine in the inky black sky, toward the moon.”
Getting cheeky backstage with Issey Miyake’s womenswear designer, Yoshiyuki Miyamae.
Rays of light in rainbow patterns splash across dresses and separates, creating a freshly innovative outlook on high-tech wearability. And of course, no outfit is complete without a spritz of Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please, a Nordstrom exclusive fragrance that embodies one of the most fundamental concepts of Issey Miyake.