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Caroline Issa

It’s just a theory, but we think it’s a pretty good one. And if it’s true—if we prove it right here and now—that makes the upcoming Nordstrom Signature x Caroline Issa collection that much more exciting.

Our evidence is visual, of course, and it comes from some of our favorite street-style photographers. That the editor and up-and-coming designer is such a darling of urban image hunters is its own kind of testimony, but more importantly, our case rests on the expert juxtaposition of tough and ladylike (hello, biker jacket mixed with floral prints!), color and pattern (plaid forever!), and shape, shape, shape (cocoon coats and culottes!).

You’re hereby invited to see for yourself.


We’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving.

Is it February yet? Okay, okay. One exciting thing at a time, sure. But as soon as the holidays are over, we’re officially living for the release of fashion editor Caroline Issa’s exclusive-to-Nordstrom line. In the meantime, we’ve got her shopping list.


Caroline Issa hardly needs an introduction. She’s not only an industry heavy hitter, but she’s also one of the most popular street-style stars out there. In fact, Issa’s new line is coming out right here at Nordstrom! I can’t wait to get my hands on this sure-to-be-stunning collection.

Caroline’s style is both fashion-forward and understated. She has a knack for color and pairing interesting cuts and shapes. Love this wrap skirt and tall boots, with a menswear button-up. This modern ’70s trend is something I can get behind!

Crystal Nicodemus


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MSGM Clothing & Shoes | Women’s Oxfords | Turtleneck Sweaters

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Cédric Charlier Blouse | Jimmy Choo Tall Boot | A.L.C. Print Skirt


Saturday night we partied at the Brooklyn Museum to help kick off its newest exhibition, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. From the mid-seventeenth century to the modern day, the exhibit features some of the most want-worthy shoes ever created—like Marilyn Monroe’s Ferragamo stilettos and Lady Gaga’s 8-inch platform booties.

Check out a few of our snaps from the launch party. Killer Heels will be on display Sep 10–Feb 15 at the Brooklyn Museum.


A favorite of fashion and street-style photogs, Caroline Issa embodies modern style with just the right dose of fresh—only one of the reasons she’s become a style blog darling and industry notable.


A few of our snaps of Issa over the last few seasons at Fashion Week.

Counting ourselves as among her biggest fans, we’re extra excited to announce that in February 2015, Issa is infusing her most-wanted style into an eponymous collection exclusive to Nordstrom. (♥!)


Issa outside our downtown Seattle flagship; a handful of her inspiring looks.

A savvy creative consultant, fashion director (TANK Magazine) and overall incredibly talented human being, Issa is adding her fabulous touch to 25 ready-to-wear styles. In the works since early this year, Nordstrom Signature x Caroline Issa will launch with a current, chic and covetable mix of wardrobe must-haves, like easily transitioned day-to-night beauties, gorg foundation pieces and more.


Caroline is designing each piece with an eye on versatility, wearability and luxe materials—all reflecting her vision of modern, easy closet essentials for any woman who doesn’t mind a little attention from the street-style paparazzi. It’s all about her philosophy of investing in beautiful clothes that will last—and that you’ll want to wear—for a lifetime.

We’re totally behind building a closet you know you’ll love every time you open its doors, and we’re 100% sure that Caroline’s collection is going to make that very, very easy.

Stay tuned for more about our partnership, surprise exclusives and for the much-anticipated debut of our newest collaboration.

Caroline Issa for Nordstrom

– Jeff Powell

Fashion Week is total mayhem, with photographers, models and editors everywhere. It can be tough to get a lens in edgewise and snap the street-style shots you guys want. But don’t worry—I’m not afraid to get a little dirty to get the goods! It’s been so fun capturing the crème de la crème of the fashion world, and I hope you all enjoy these little snippets of NYFW.


September 7, 2013

Front Row at Helmut Lang

We spotted some familiar faces in the front row at Helmut Lang yesterday.
(See also: our Helmut Lang spring 2014 runway photos)

Laura Brown and Joanna Hillman of Harper’s Bazaar

Caroline Issa of Tank magazine and Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist

Actress Taylor Momsen

Style Bubble blogger Susie Lau and Street Peeper’s Phil Oh

Zanna Roberts Rassi of Marie Claire

Tales of Endearment blogger and casting director Natalie Joos

Nicole Phelps of

Mary O’Regan

Another cold day out on the streets of NYC at Fashion Week. But that didn’t stop fashion’s style stars from running around seeing the shows today. Here are a few of our favorite looks and people.

The lady behind Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, staying warm in the snow.

British model and socialite Poppy Delevigne clutching a fringe handbag.

A playful combo of color and an equally playful handbag with a pop art motif—like these from kate spade.

Loving the standout sunglasses frames on this duo.

Caroline Issa in killer over-the-knee stiletto boots.

Elena Moussa embracing the metallic shine trend on her pointy-toed pumps.

Kate Lanphear, style director at T Magazine.

Kristina from KAYTURE making her return to the Thread for the third time.

Lauren Rae Levy—as lovely as usual in her floppy wide-brimmed hat.

L.A.-based blogger for Late Afternoon, Liz Cherkasova, in a covetable pair of metallic booties.

None other than the striking Olivia Palermo under that furry trapper hat.

Can’t stand how much we love the classic and retro blend that’s happening in this look that Ndoma is sporting.

It’s the end of Paris Fashion Week (we’re a little sad!). Here’s our final roundup of the scene on the streets shot by our street style guru, Crystal.

Casting agent and fashion stylist Natalie Joos.

Former model Hanneli Mustaparta and Tamu McPherson of All the Pretty Birds in Valentino pumps and cropped boots.

Leandra Medine of Man Repeller.

This gorgeous Parisienne is a dead ringer for Audrey Hepburn in a floral statement necklace and oversized cat’s-eye glasses.

A chic Peony Lim in vintage-inspired frames and a sheer black top.

Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani looking fresh in a red lace dress.

Tank Fashion Director Caroline Issa in oxblood smoking flats and leather-detail dress.

Drapey metallic top.

Tatler Fashion Director Anya Ziourova in exaggerated, structured details and a printed skirt.

Taylor Tomasi Hill accentuating her beautiful locks in a floral print dress.

Graphic animal print on a leather jacket back.

Vogue Japan Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo and freelance fashion editor and burgeoning fashion icon, Miroslava Duma.

I am a huge fan of Caroline Issa (fashion director at Tank Magazine), and it was a thrill to see her at the tents. Caroline has a unique sense of style–she always looks impeccable and ahead of the curve.

I love her oversized knit in bold orange and the animal print mix of her snake skin skirt and pony hair kitten heels. Thanks for making my day, Caroline!

xo, Crystal

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