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Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up her OK’d by O.K. product picks, inspiration and things she’s super in love with right now.

Lanvin Faux Feather Miniskirt

“I love that this Lanvin skirt is faux feathers—they swoosh with every step. The movement is super fun and cute. You can dress it down with a black tee (see above) or go ’20s-glam, add a beaded top and Gatsby away.”

Highlights from yesterday’s shows: four distinctly different takes on retro styling from Carven, Nina Ricci, Lanvin and Rick Owens.

The swingin’ ’60s designs at Carven were inspired by speed, from racing graphics to road stripes, and the results are deliciously wearable. Figure-flattering A-line shifts and boxy car coats race into the new century fueled by python details and Japanese-inspired prints that play to our decade’s obsession with fun mashups.

Carven delivers a perfectly mod meditation on Speed Racer with a luxe, 21st-century twist.

A mod meditation on Speed Racer—with a luxe, 21st-century twist.

Nina Ricci
The romance of the 1940s is alive and well at Nina Ricci. A parade of pretty shift dresses, elegant jackets and beautifully draped separates evoke the freshness of springtime and the optimism of new beginnings. Shell pinks, egg yolk yellows, baby blues and earthy browns highlight tactile, touchable fabrics that will feel like an absolute dream against the skin.

The theme at Nina Ricci this season? Perfectly pretty, romantically retro.

With this collection, Alber Elbaz celebrates the women he loves. Simple silhouettes and forgiving fabrics are elegantly draped, then brought to the next level with dramatic accessories like python belts and sculptural statement necklaces. The jacket is an important piece this season, with boxy, bold shoulders and rich details.

Lanvin celebrates women by offering simple silhouettes with rich, intricate detailing.

Rick Owens
Inspired by Bauhaus architecture and the Ballets Russes, Rick Owens presents one of his loveliest collections to date. Flights of tulle escape from the sides of strict shift silhouettes, like ballerinas sneaking out of a Walter Gropius girls’ school. Textures are ethereal with charmingly uneven or unfinished hemlines, and counterbalanced by an earthy, restrained palette.

rick-owens-spring-2015-paris-fashion-weekRick Owens riffs on the question, “What if the brutalist movement went to the ballet?”

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-Amy Leigh Morgan

I was weaving my way through the mayhem after the Rodarte show and stumbled upon our very own Olivia Kim! Olivia is an inspiration, both in life and in fashion. I love her keen and creative eye and her willingness to experiment with fashion. Today’s look is a unique mix of casual menswear and formal femininity. I would never have imagined a pairing such as this, but I can’t stop thinking about it now. Thanks for the challenge, Olivia!

Crystal Nicodemus


Shop similar styles:
White Crew-Neck Tees | Black Midi Skirts | Black Oxfords

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Current/Elliott White Tee | Lanvin Long Slit Skirt | Valentino Patent Leather Oxford

Negin Mirsalehi totally nails New York’s upscale edgy vibe. Her high-concept blazer dress is the epitome of modern, menswear-inspired minimalism, and her heavy boots and relaxed zipper bag add some serious heft and attitude to the look. Mirrored sunnies and chokers are two of the year’s biggest accessory trends, and Negin’s picks are cool and contemporary.

This is a look I’m going to have to copy ASAP. Thanks for the inspo, Negin!

Crystal Nicodemus


Shop similar styles:
Asymmetrical Black Dresses | Black Moto Boots | Black Mirrored Sunglasses

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Cameo ‘Run Alone’ Vest Dress | Via Spiga Black Moto Boot | Leith Mirrored Sunglasses

heroOur Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

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Lanvin Slim Fit Poplin Dress Shirt

“Theres nothing better than a crisp white dress shirt. I love the classic simplicity of it and how well it pairs with jeans or an outrageous skirt!

“If you find one you love, buy three! One is never enough!”

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Topshop Sheer Panel Hem Shirt

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A.P.C. Cotton Shirt

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Valentino Ruffled Back Poplin Blouse

Our creative director Strath Shepard took these snapshots with a Holga camera on set at the Salmagundi Art Club in Greenwich Village, NYC. Check out the full video and lookbook online now.

1Nadja Bender in Saint Laurent

2Angelo Pennetta shooting 16mm film

3Nadja in Lanvin

4Nadja in Junya Watanabe

5Stylists extraordinaire

6Legendary fashion journalist Lynn Yaeger, neighbor of the Salmagundi

7Nadja lounging in Valentino (those boots!)

8The shoot took place during a semi-heatwave, but this shot somehow makes us look forward to fall.

Get a jump on the season with our Fall 2014 Designer Collections lookbook here.

Last Thursday, more than 550 fashion lovers from all over the country converged in a cavernous cruise-ship terminal on the outskirts of Seattle to join us in celebrating our 28th annual Designer Preview.

Nordstrom friends like Vogue Market Editor Cynthia Smith, Seattle Art Museum president Jaennae’ Dinius, rising musician Hollis and our Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim—among countless other notables—mingled during an evening complete with a cocktail reception, an incredible runway show and shopping fall ’14 collections. Read more to see some of our favorite highlights from this stylish soiree.


February 28, 2014

Runway Rundown: Lanvin

Lanvin Creative Director Alber Elbaz took texture to the extreme yesterday, displaying a glamorous fall collection brimming with fringe, fur, ruffles and pleats. He showed a few curve-hugging pieces, but overall, silhouettes were free-flowing and flounced in the sophisticated manner we’ve come to expect from the renowned French brand.

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Mary O’Regan

Chiara (The Blonde Salad) is hands-down one of my fave street-style stars. She’s not only gorgeous as can be, but she’s also a total sweetheart and always makes sure we get our shot. Chiara started her Fashion Week with a girly, sporty look. Pink is the breakout color of the season, and it suits Chiara perfectly. I love the metallic print of her floral trousers, and nothing beats a cozy, fuzzy jumper!


Shop similar styles:
Textured Sweaters  | Floral-Print Pants | Slip-On Sneakers

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Topshop Textured Sweater | Erdem Floral Trousers | Lanvin Metallic Sneaker

“I just want to make people more beautiful and happy.”— Alber Elbaz

This holiday season, drape yourself in Lanvin and spread a little stylish cheer.

Qianna Smith