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This month we celebrate British heritage as Pop-In@Nordstrom welcomes Liberty London. To kick things off, here’s a look inside the brand.

Ed Burstell, managing director of Liberty London; image via the Liberty blog

When I asked Ed Burstell how he described Liberty London back in 2008, when he left the American fashion industry to work for what is perhaps the most British of all British department stores, he said he told people, “It was one of the last great emporiums of its kind left on Earth.” When I asked Burstell how he describes it now, after seven years as the shop’s managing director, his Brit-sharpened wit and American confidence cuts right through.

“I say it is one of the last great emporiums of its kind left on Earth.”

For the launch of this month’s Liberty London Pop-In, Burstell defined the historical context of Liberty’s grand marketplace status, and he outlined what he calls his “subversive” polish on this British institution.

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Sarah has clearly mastered the modern sportswear trend. Sequined culottes with sneakers (a phrase I never expected to say!) and a modern varsity jacket feel more appropriate for a Fashion Week event than the football field. I think Sarah may have converted me to Team Sequin with this fun look. Kitschy clutches add some pop flair, while a red lip keeps things dressy.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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adidas Sneakers | Varsity Jackets | Culottes

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adidas ‘Superstar Up’ Sneaker | Veronica Beard Varsity Jacket | Wayf Pleated Culottes

 

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New York Fashion Week: February 17

Highlights and commentary from yesterday’s runway shows: bold looks rooted in girl power at MARC BY MARC JACOBS, a ’70s Moroccan fantasy from Tory Burch, modern minimalism at Narciso Rodriguez and the bittersweet passing of the torch at the always lovely, classically feminine Oscar de la Renta show.

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Fashion Week Journal for Tuesday, February 17

You’ve been watching the shows and you’ve no doubt picked up on a certain something happening with the models and their hair. Can’t quite put a finger on it? We talked to colorist Victoria Hunter, co-owner of the Whittemore House Salon and major collaborator with major brands and their major hair moments, to get her break-down on it.

You know what’s crazy, though? Later in the day I got an email from Hunter who said that, on the behest of the designers a certain model was walking for, _____________ (the unnamed big name model) actually didn’t go for color, she too went for the absence of color. Black. Which just underscores what the hair trend pro detailed for us in that video embedded above. So. There you go.

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Lainy Hedaya (Haute Inhabit) is no stranger to our blog, and with good reason: this lady has style for miles! It may have been 5 degrees outside, but that didn’t stop Lainy from breaking out her lace and stilettos. I love the winter lace theme that has started to pop up on the streets. Lainy’s structured blazer and patent heels feel very modern and sharp, while her fringe bag and full skirt add some softer texture.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Lace Skirts | Patent Shoes | Fringed Handbags

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Michael Kors Embroidered Skirt | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Pump | Milly Fringe Handbag

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Fashion Week Journal for Sunday, February 15

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Images by Jessica Carter

At the bar at the Wes Anderson-ready Bowery HotelChristine Whitney, senior fashion news and features editor at Harper’s Bazaar, took out her iPhone, opened up the calendar and started counting.

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Studies show shopping is at least twelve times more fun en masse. Our Try This On series is all about the camaraderie of sartorial group projects.

rag & bone Cardigan | Topshop Sweater | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Jeans | Berry Jewel Necklace Infinity Scarf | Topshop Rhinestone Earrings | Christian Louboutin Heels (for this pair call 206.628.2111)

Party season, storm season: The two sure aren’t mutually exclusive. Depending on where you live, going out for a good time can be a heck of a battle, but neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can keep Seattle-based dancer and choreographer Kisha Vaughan down. Not with these looks in the mix.

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Circle up the bookworms; here’s this month’s trio of newly released and/or otherwise timely tomes.

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

The New York Times describes this brand-spanking-new release as “a kind of memoir disguised as an advice book, or a how-to book in the guise of a series of personal essays,” and while some might find it hard to stomach the aforementioned from a gal who has yet to hit her thirtieth birthday, well, maybe they of the raised eyebrows are the reason the word “learned” is in quotes on the cover. (Would the more accurate tagline “A young woman tells you what she’s learning” move as many units? Rhetorical.) Bottom line: we as a culture-watching unit seem rather unable to look away as Dunham bares all on her television show and then transforms herself into a sort of chic Everywoman for the red carpet, but all of that is largely due her wit and humor. Consider Girl the written equivalent of full frontal nudity.

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Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton

Yes, this editorial dream team hits several key modern and classic intellectual reference points from the New York Times (Shapton was an art director) to McSweeney’s (Julavits is a co-editor of The Believer), but it’s that “& 639 others” that really makes this a power squad of voice and perspective. Just about every page in this hefty 528-page crowd-sourced, globally inclusive essay collection/voyeurism vehicle reads like the best dinner party conversation you’ve never had—unless of course you’ve already chatted with Kim GordonRivka Galchen, ex-pats, octogenarians, and digital natives about clothing swaps, corsets, self identity, and the sex lives of ducks.

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1000 Football Shirts by Bernard Lions

Look, as far as we’re concerned, you can’t take the sport trend too seriously. In prep of the next big game day (football, soccer, ping pong?), fire up the buffalo wing sauce, grab a key spot on the sectional, and then open up this bad boy and get the visual score on 100 years of vividly iconic team looks from 100 countries—all while wearing our aesthetically “athletic” Marc by Marc Jacobs Motocross Uprising Dress perhaps?

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I can’t get enough of the kitschy T-shirt trend, and this quirky top is amazing! Graphic tops are quite popular currently, especially when worked into a modern luxe look. Aksinia’s leather joggers and stilettos dress up her tee, while a unique clutch with an awesome fringed wrist strap adds even more flavor to her cool-girl style.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Graphic Tees | Leather Track Pants | Black Stilettos

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS Tee | St. John Collection Track Pants | Kenneth Cole New York Stiletto

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New York Fashion Week: September 9

We’ve got highlights from yesterday’s shows, including sultry sirens from Rodarte, lush floral elegance from Oscar de la Renta and the latest from Tory Burch, Naeem Khan, MARC BY MARC JACOBS and Narciso Rodriguez.

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Aquatic themes ruled the runway at Rodarte* with sequined mermaid dresses, earthy underwater palettes and skinny jeans paired with boho blouses and swashbuckling boots.

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