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It’s time for another edition of “House Call,” an ongoing series in which we peek inside the abode of a Nordstrom employee. This time we’re heading to Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood for a tour of the architecturally stunning home of Red Godfrey, our Fashion Office V.P.


February 24, 2014

Runway Rundown: Marni

Every so often a designer throws caution to the wind and completely re-examines what it is that makes a dress a dress, and a jacket a jacket. This was one of those playful times for creative director Consuelo Castiglioni, whose fall collection for Marni included plenty of quirk and creativity, from oversized, asymmetrical ruffles to graphic artwork splashed across a dress cut with exaggerated biceps. Her point of view has never been stronger—or more courageous.

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Mary O’Regan

Another day, another picture of Veronica! This Romanian beauty has such lovely understated style. She’s a master of color and feminine silhouettes.

I’ve seen hundreds of black leather skirts here at Fashion Week, but this pleated oxblood version is a standout. Her knotted plaid adds a touch of retro casual flair and balances out the heaviness of her leather skirt.


Shop similar styles:
Pleated Skirts | Fall Trend: Peacock Hues | Plaid Tops

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

Marni Pleated Skirt | Fendi Leather Shopper | Burberry Brit Check Shirt

Lookbooks are one of the best parts of the resort season, which kicked off earlier this month. It’s fun to see the different models and settings the designers choose, like Joan Smalls on a rainy city street for Givenchy or Hanne Gaby Odiele against stark white walls for Theyskens’ Theory. We’ve culled a few of our favorite shots from the new collections below.


Pleats and leather at Alexander Wang.

Head-to-toe zig-zags at Proenza Schouler.

Lustrous black leather at Helmut Lang.

Graphic prints and leather details at Opening Ceremony.

Slouchy trousers and sweeping hemlines at Theyskens’ Theory.

Sailor stripes and bra tops at Marc Jacobs.

Rich draping and oversized ruffles at Lanvin.

Tropical shadows and exposed midriffs at Jason Wu.

Dainty floral prints at Erdem.

Autumnal hues and Asian-style silhouettes at Marni.

Slivers of skin and black and white at A.L.C.

Busy prints and hints of goth at Givenchy.

Pinstripes and lace at Thakoon.

Sporty meets sheer at 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Sculptural shapes in black and white at Balenciaga.

—Mary O’Regan

May 16, 2013

Marni + Romina Quirós

The latest brand/artist collaboration puts the spotlight on Romina Quirós, an Argentine illustrator whose elegant, minimal drawings appear on fall accessories from Marni. To celebrate the partnership, creative director Consuelo Castiglioni had panels featuring Quirós’s drawings installed in the company’s Milan showroom.


Quirós’s creative process is as simple as her artwork: she begins with a black blot on the page, and from there, playful characters emerge. Check out her work on this leather-trimmed iPad sleeve.


—Mary O’Regan

Check out this video demonstrating the step-by-step process of assembling Marni’s coveted ‘Polka Dot’ handbag. It captures just how painstakingly handcrafted each bag is, down to the last dot.

Left to right: Marni ‘Polka Dot’ Frame Handbag (Coal/Nomad/Honey) | Marni ‘Polka Dot’ Leather Clutch | Marni ‘Polka Dot’ Frame Handbag (Coal/Lily)

Nasiba is fast becoming one of my favorite street-style icons. She has a city-girl aesthetic and always adds a touch of the unexpected to her ensembles.

This week, I’ve noticed an emerging monogram trend, and Nasiba’s structured clutch is one of the best examples. New goal: find someone to make me a clutch emblazoned with my name!

xo, Crystal

Shop similar styles:

Bold Dresses | Statement Clutches | Black Blazers

Shop our Editors’ Picks to recreate this look:

Marni Large Dot Dress | Diane von Furstenberg Clutch | MICHAEL Michael Kors Jacket

Back again on The Thread, the striking Liz is having a standout sartorial week. The L.A.-based blogger (Late Afternoon) says she’s having an amazing time at FW, despite the roller-coaster weather.

I love a girl in a suit, and Liz’s gorgeous color choice makes the look even better! But it’s not just the suit: From the accessories to her metallic booties, Liz knocked this look out of the park.

xo, Crystal

Shop similar styles:

Metallic Shoe Trend | Colorful Handbags | Vintage-Inspired Sunglasses Trend

Shop our Editors’ Picks to recreate this look:

Pour la Victoire Bootie | Marni Stud Clutch | Miu Miu Round Sunglasses

Timeless black and white is looking anything but bland right now. Brazen prints are making all those bright colors we’ve seen for so many seasons look demure. Wear a graphic black-and-white print all on its own, or layer on a pop of color for a statement-making optical punch. Ready to get bold and beautiful? Here are a few Editor’s Picks to get you on your way.

Collective Concepts Stripe Skirt

kate spade new york ‘davis’ capri pants

Lela Rose Lace Sheath Dress | Marni Edition Knit Skirt | Tibi Colorblock Shift Dress
Tibi Silk Shift Dress | Kelly Wearstler Knit Pencil Skirt | Alice + Olivia Drape Front Cardigan

Jeff Powell

Our Designer Buying Team just returned from Europe after a busy trip devoted to attending Fashion Week runway shows and buying appointments (dream jobs!). Here’s a small roundup of pictures they snapped while on location in Paris, London and Milan.

  View from the window of the spectacular Yves Saint Laurent showroom on the top floor of the Grand Palais.

A very popular canine visitor at the Miu Miu showroom.

Michael with a model at Stella McCartney.

Ready-to-Wear Team at Stella McCartney.

Designer Shoe Buyer, John, at Chloé.

Shopping the famous Via Spiga while in Milan.

John with his mobile camera tent at Dolce&Gabbana.

Browsing the Dolce&Gabbana runway collection.

At Marni discussing shoe possibilities for future campaigns.

All cameras pointed to the stage at Alexander McQueen.

In love with this honeycomb Alexander McQueen gown.

Buying team (and Pete Nordstrom) waiting outside Alexander McQueen.