A few weeks ago the fashion press reported that Miuccia Prada and Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell would collaborate on a short film to be presented during Milan Fashion Week at Prada‘s spring runway event.
Lucky Caroline Issa—wearing the Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa stretch silk peplum dress she helped design—was there to see it all, so we got her download on the most vital elements.
Caroline Issa image by Kristin Yamada
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You can always count on Caroline Issa to be one of the most classically chic women on the street and in the front row, and you can always count on her for a precise yet spirited runway recap.
Caroline Issa image by Kristin Yamada
So that’s exactly what we did: we counted on her. Our ace street-style shooter, Kristin Yamada, caught her at the show—wearing the Nordstrom Signature pintuck floral-print dress she helped design—and then we got her download on what was inside.
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Caroline Issa dropped a new one on us the other day: “papped.”
“I got papped in my pre-fall top and skirt,” she mentioned in an email, and then included a link to street-style photographer Phil Oh’s recent Milan slideshow on Vogue—which made it all crystal clear.
Papped: to be caught looking chic by the fashion paparazzi.
Caroline Issa, papped by Phil Oh at the men’s shows in Milan; featured on Vogue.com
Caroline is used to it, of course, and the fact that this last Milanese moment happened in a look from her Nordstrom Signature collection isn’t surprising. The collection was made to catch eyes in the most low-key, effortless way. It was also made to mix and match, which was one of her big call-outs when it launched and probably why it goes where Caroline, our favorite Fashion Week world traveler, goes.
It couldn’t be any easier to get the look. Explore the whole Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa collection.
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Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one) and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.
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No one’s asking you to feel badly for fashion people who have to (get to!) hustle, rush, lose sleep and miss meals to catch dozens upon dozens of beautiful dresses, coats and separates during the industry’s twice-yearly around-the-world tours of designers and collections. But the truth is: it is a hustle.
When we saw Nordstrom Signature collaborator Caroline Issa catching a bite to eat at Topshop’s pre-show cafe before taking her seat, we got a look at her day’s schedule—charmingly, hardcopy only; she is a magazine editor after all—and really, it might even make a busy mother of three and a cardiac surgeon conjure up some empathy.
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These are the people we can’t wait to see hit the pavement at LFW. Expect them to pull out all the stops for the second leg of runway shows.
Queen of risk-taking, freelance stylist and senior fashion editor at i-D magazine Julia Sarr-Jamois is street style’s unparalleled It girl. A pioneer of streetwear’s now ubiquitous fashion sweatshirt, the London native boasts a signature fro and enviable free spirit. Usually packing color, texture and pattern into her ensembles, Sarr-Jamois could just as easily throw on perfectly weathered vintage jeans and tees and still stand out among the crowds.
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Nordstrom Signature collaborator Caroline Issa is one of those people you just always want to see when you walk into the room. Because she’s so gracious and kind, and because she’s just been somewhere interesting or is about to go somewhere epic—and because she always has an amazing outfit on.
We ran into her at the Alexander Wang presentation on Saturday wrapped in the chicest plush wine tones, and spent a few minutes ceiling-gazing around the show’s grand and historic venue before I got her take on one New York City essential.
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Sure, the casualization of workwear is a thing oft lauded as a godsend for modern office life (we definitely aren’t complaining), but international fashion fixture and businesswoman Caroline Issa reminds us that keeping the pro in professional has its perks, too.
Caroline Issa in the first season of Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa
Who What Wear recently checked in with the ever-chic fashion entrepreneur and Nordstrom collaborator to get her top five habits for dressing like you mean it every day of the week.
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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’16, from our Global Trend Reporter Crystal Nicodemus.
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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at New York Fashion Week spring ’16, from our Global Trend Reporter Crystal Nicodemus.
We’re everywhere: in front of and behind the scenes of New York Fashion Week.
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