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Met Gala 2016 Makeu: Bella Hadid, Zoe Saldana and Poppy Delevigne looks by Charlotte Tilbury

While it helps to work with some of the loveliest faces in the land, Charlotte Tilbury and her team repeatedly find new ways to accentuate and complement celebrity glamour at every red-carpet event. Even if we’re not going to be wearing a gown anytime soon, we love learning how Team Tilbury accomplishes such stunning makeup.

Here are just three beauties from the Met Gala and how to achieve their glowing looks. Whether you’re in jeans or a gown, when you give face like that, who cares what you’re wearing?




Here comes Charlotte Tilbury to the rescue! She’s created an understated, glowing look that highlights the natural beauty in every woman, and she’s sharing her expert secrets. To re-create this gorgeous and universally flattering look, here are her step-by-step instructions and products you’ll need—including her newest launch, the Instant Look in a Palette. Designed to take you from day to night, this gotta-have-it palette contains products you can dial back for the desk or amp up for dinner out.



Like the majority of the thinking and feeling populace, we were floored by Beyoncé’s new album, Lemonade, a beautiful visual and aural exploration of sorrow and forgiveness in intimate relationships and in American racial history. Her interweaving of a maybe-fictional, maybe-real marital infidelity with the tragedies that African Americans, both past and present, have suffered in our nation was mostly poignant, often furious and ultimately redemptive. When Beyoncé told ELLE magazine earlier this month that she wanted to create music to make people heal, she was certainly referring to this.

Beyonce Lemonade

Throughout the changing emotional and artistic terrain on Lemonade, Beyoncé uses her fashion choices to signify complex situations and reactions. From the swinging of a baseball bat in a cheerful Roberto Cavalli dress in “Hold Up” to her defensive Hood by Air fur coat in “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and from the taunting apathy of her twin hair braids and deuces up in “Sorry” to the romantic Victorian dresses by Givenchy, ruffled shirt by Rosie Assoulin and the “Formation” Gucci red dress, Beyoncé’s fashion choices were evocative, careful and extraordinary.

To maintain that residual feeling that great art leaves in its wake, that raw spirit of human resurrection and connection captured in Beyoncé’s verses and that solidarity of sisters united, we’ve rounded up a few pieces that remind us of Lemonade. Wear them to carry you through the week or to see the diva in concert. These are uniforms that slay, like Bey.




Meet your new favorite thing in beauty: the Nordstrom-exclusive Bobbi Brown Everything Eyes Palette. With nine day-to-night eyeshadows and four pro brushes—all handpicked by Brown herself—this versatile compact is powered up to take you anywhere you want to go. To prove it, Bobbi Brown sent us three of her favorite ready-for-anything looks along with her steps to create each: classic, smoky and party eyes. Get her how-tos and pro tips after the jump.



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Whether you’re layering against the chill or trying to glam up your look, the right hosiery can help you master winter dressing. It isn’t just about finding the right shade anymore, it’s about playful combinations of socks, tights and leggings to create a dimensional and textured style both for the weekend and the workday.

How to Wear Hosiery Now

Nordstrom Fashion Office Women’s Accessories and Specialized Director Shannon Schafer gives us the lowdown on how to wear the latest statement-making pairs.


When it comes to layering, the key is to mix textures and tones: sheer with solid, ribbed with smooth, prints with plain.

Hosiery layered with socks

“There are no more rules—you can put texture with texture, knee sock over sheer hosiery…anything goes,” Schafer says.


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We’ve baked. We’ve partied. We’ve shopped. We’ve traveled. By the time Christmas and New Year’s Eve actually roll around, we’re pretty exhausted from the preparations and functions that preempt the holidays. But that’s not going to stop us from trying our best to be picture ready.

How to Do Two Easy Holiday Hairstyles

Thanks to Hana Schaplow, a stylist at Seattle’s Coupe Rokei salon, we now have two easy, do-it-yourself hairstyles to take out with our party dresses. Hana gave the two looks pretty clever names based on the level of skill and time required to accomplish them, and the iconic ladies that inspired them. These soft styles are relaxed enough for any event but will definitely help put the trim on your festive look.



What to pack for the holiday

Traveling for the holidays can cause even the most stalwart adventurer to lose her cool. There’s the weather to contend with. Gifts to wrap and pack, and then rewrap (if the TSA stops you, and they will). Uncomfortable conversations with family members that usually ensue after the eggnog or grog has been tucked into a few times. And the luggage: How does one pack for a trip where there are so many variables like climate and impromptu parties? How can you plan what to bring when your bags swell and then shrink from gift-giving and receiving?

We asked luggage guru Joan Robinson of Rick Steves’ Europe for some advice. Robinson teaches classes on the science (and the art) of packing. Here’s what she had to say.

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Geri Hirsch, Because I'm Addicted

DIY is in her DNA. “It’s how I was raised,” says Geri Hirsch, the face behind the blog Because I’m Addicted and co-founder of the how-to hub “We didn’t have a TV, so we did art projects and went outside and made things. My mom would buy me plain clothes, like just a white sweatshirt or some overalls, and I would paint them or alter them.” Seems she’s been painting and altering ever since.

In honor of the tactile nature of our new fall accessories, Geri created a collection of exclusive how-tos—and inspired us to do a few things ourselves, as well.

Read on for her ideal deserted island scenario, her secret superpower and insider details on her Internet-famous wedding to a man who knows espresso.

Congratulations on your wedding!

Thank you!

Which the whole internet knows about. That must be kind of weird.

Yeah, it’s pretty weird. I shared a lot about the wedding leading up to it and then did a whole diary of my wedding day on Snapchat, including me going down the aisle. It definitely sparked a lot of conversation around our wedding.

Was that fun or overwhelming?

No, I loved it! It was a way to connect with people about my most important life event in a way that I couldn’t without that platform. People just got me, in that moment, talking about how I felt, feeling the adrenaline. It was really cool to share it.




Skinny ankles? Extra-curvy calves? Buying boots—especially online—can sometimes feel like you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. No more: Our crack video team hooked up with our amazing in-house shoe experts to answer the question once and for all, and well, the headline pretty much says it all.



You’re not the only one who browses the prints and patterns inside Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Liberty London and imagines an endless weekend of DIY projects. Liberty London fanatics are a crafty bunch, as you’ll see when stylist and author Sania Pell leads you through this tutorial.

Get your scissors out, folks. Let’s do this.

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