Nordstrom Exclusive

Lancome Le Teint Particulier

We like being the first to try new things. We’re what marketing folks call early adopters. That’s especially true when it comes to tech and cosmetics.

So we’ve found a winning mashup when it comes to makeup.

Nordstrom Del Amo Fashion Center and Nordstrom Downtown Seattle are the first two locations in the world to have Lancôme’s Le Teint Particulier technology. This revolutionary system begins with a facial scan that constructs your exact skin tone from a combination of more than 20,000 pigments. Once uploaded to a computer, your unique complexion ID is built—it’s like Mom always said, “You’re special.” Indeed, the match is uncanny.



Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 for Nordstrom

We’ve crawled her Instagram account enough to know about her New York Rangers obsession, model hubby, proclivity to taking scenic city shots from airplane windows and her adorable pup, Mr. Butler. But these are just secondary attractions to Olivia Palermo’s polished fashion sense. The lady is always impeccable, even when trying out the latest trends. No one adopts a style and conquers it so effortlessly as this fashion authority, collaborator and influencer.

So we are ecstatic to announce that the jet-setting and lovely Ms. Palermo has partnered with Nordstrom to collaborate on Chelsea28’s Spring 2016 collection. Chelsea28 already offers sophisticated modern essentials for the fashionable professional woman, but getting dressed in globetrotting, day-to-night, photo-ready attire just got much easier.

Olivia Palermo at a Nordstrom photoshoot for Chelsea28

“Olivia Palermo is revered around the globe for her style,” says Mark Tritton, President of Nordstrom Product Group. “We know our customers look to her for fashion inspiration, and we saw her consistently on our inspiration boards as well. We think she embodies the Chelsea28 brand perfectly, so it was a very natural choice.”

We can’t reveal the looks just yet—though we’re dyyyyying to. Just think of pretty color combos, bare shoulders, tailored pants and shirts, and serene elegance.

By all accounts–Instagram or otherwise–it’s going to be gorgeous.

—Britt Olson


Bobbi Brown is a woman who needs no introduction, so let’s jump right into our recent interview with this much-adored beauty mogul as she shares her expertise, tips and tricks, a delicious (and simple!) summer soup recipe and so much more.


What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever been given?
Bobbi Brown: My mother taught me that confidence is true beauty.

As a person who loves healthy food, what things do you find yourself going back to this summer? Even better, do you have a favorite recipe you could share?
My three-step soup on my blog, Everything Bobbi, is perfect for summer as it’s easy and works well with whatever veggies you have on hand.

Another summer favorite is my Coconut Kale Shake. I make it using coconut milk, cocoa powder, chia seeds, chocolate protein powder, frozen organic banana, frozen organic cherries and, of course, kale. It’s great for breakfast or as a midday snack.




In this image we see music/fashion boss Taylor Swift on a brief break from punching people in the face (have you seen “Bad Blood”?) to preview her Nordstrom exclusive sneaker for Keds at a private party in New York.

Nobody moved and nobody got hurt.

Seriously, though: Swift doesn’t really punch people. In fact she was gracious with her time at Canoe Studios in Chelsea and excited to meet her fans: a handful of BP. Fashion Board high schoolers, top Nordstrom customers and Refinery 29 contest winners.

Swift shot the breeze about this and that, talked about her pet seagull who lived in her swimming pool at her old Hyannis Port home–and enthused about her Keds. Especially the Nordstrom exclusive “Welcome to New York” sneaker, based on her song of the same name.

And speaking of the BP. Fashion Board: it’s worth investigating. If you know a teen girl or boy who wants to work in fashion they should sign upThey’ll learn about the industry, gain skills and maybe meet a pop icon.

Shop: Taylor Swift for Keds


Our Women’s Buying Team on House of DVF and the winning design.

The Diane von Furstenberg reality show, House of DVFin which a hopeful group of young women vie to become the brand’s global ambassadorhas taken us up, down and sideways. From new friendships and sad goodbyes to surprise twists and a $1,o00 dress that went for a swim, one thing remains constant: the gracious spirit and wisdom of Furstenberg herself. It’s no wonder the prize position is such a coveted one.

Did you see us on last night’s episode? Part of our women’s buying team was on set representing Nordstrom and had the opportunity to provide feedback to the would-be ambassadors about their designs and fashion—not to mention help select a winning dress to be sold exclusively at Nordstrom, in stores and online beginning this March. What was it like, behind the scenes?



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.


Topshop ‘Maisie’ Top Coat

“This is such a great coat for under $100! Great shape, classic color–this is a must for fall!”


Ever dream of becoming a handbag designer? Now is your chance! Starting today on Instagram, we’re partnering with designer Rebecca Minkoff and you to create the ultimate fan bag.



Meet the perfect new way to show off your taste in style: the Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini M.A.C.’, in color combos that you’ll only find at Nordstrom.


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The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel returns for a second collaboration with Nordstrom, and this time around, the partnership includes designer Donna Karan. The New York-based fashion house tapped the noted blogger for the coming fall and resort seasons to blog about all things Donna Karan, modeling looks available both online at Nordstrom and in our stores.

Check out this sneak peek of Kelly’s first post that went live today, which features her stylish point of view on Donna Karan’s “7 Easy Pieces”:


The Essential Piece: Donna Karan Collection Mélange Stretch Sequin Skirt

Black Basics: Donna Karan Collection Vintage Stretch Leather Jacket & Slim Jersey Pants

“Many trends come and go with the ever-changing zeitgeist, and few are the movements that have had as lasting an impact on the way women dress as Donna Karan’s 7 Easy Pieces, a concept first debuted in 1985 that continues to shape the sartorial landscape of today,” says Kelly.

Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down: Donna Karan Seamed Body Dress with Jersey Sleeves, available in stores. For store locations, please contact a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463 or via Live Chat (7am–1am Eastern).

To read the full article and see even more gorgeous imagery from her Montauk, New York photo shoot, visit Kelly’s blog,


In January, the fashion world got its first look at Jason Wu’s dual design personality with the introduction of MISS WU, the playful counterpart to his sophisticated main collection. For the second offering of MISS WU, Jason continues to expand his modern point of view on the ’60s with a fall line that is both pretty and polished. The New York-based designer tapped Argentine beauty Magda Laguinge to star as his mod muse for the MISS WU lookbook that was photographed by Simon Burstall in the heart of Chelsea. Join Jason and his creative team on set, for an intimate look at this Nordstrom-exclusive collection.

Sitting Pretty: MISS WU Check Jacquard Pencil Skirt (Nordstrom Exclusive)


Lucy Stripes: MISS WU ‘Zucca’ Stripe Cashmere Sweater & Crêpe de Chine Blouse (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Float from Day to Night: MISS WU Pocket Crêpe de Chine Blouse & Stripe Pleated Chiffon Skirt (Nordstrom Exclusive)

MISS WU fall/winter 2013 is packed with such wardrobe essentials as striped cashmere sweaters, boldly patterned jacquard dresses and pencil skirts—as well as more edgier items such as a slim-cut leather dress, a figure-defining faille-and-feather cocktail dress and a shearling moto jacket.

Stylist Lori Goldstein collaborated with Jason to create a quirky yet smart statement, which we’re sure women of all ages will want to embrace for the coming season.

Something About Magda: When it came to creating the beauty statement for the shoot, hairstylist Renato Campora went for a nod to 1960s cool. “I gave Magda a side part with some texture, then swept her hair into a very low ponytail,” he says. “This style is a little bit undone, with flexibility in the front to create softness around the face.”

Makeup artist Lisa Houghton went for a nude look on the face and eyes to highlight Magda’s radiant skin and kept the focus on the lips with a bold matte pink/fuschia color.

Hello, Beautiful!: MISS WU Dot Print Pleated Silk Dress & ‘Delicate Leaf’ Print Crêpe de Chine Blouse (Nordstrom Exclusive)

“[MISS WU] is something that girls are going to want to live in and go back to all the time, year after year,” says Jason.

Steady As She Goes: MISS WU Dot Print Crepe de Chine Blouse, Pleated Leather Skirt & ‘Polimero’ Textured Stripe Cashmere Cardigan (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Are you ready to fall forward with MISS WU? Be the first girl in your group to don this smartly cool collection and pre-order online. The highly anticipated second season of MISS WU by Jason Wu hits stores on July 10.

Qianna Smith
Photos by Craig Arend