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Christian Louboutin’s Guide to Paris, in Honor of His Upcoming Visit to Nordstrom

Let’s call it a cultural exchange.

On October 16, icon of all footwear icons Christian Louboutin is coming to Nordstrom’s downtown Seattle flagship headquarters; from there we’ll spend the next five days showing him around the Northwest, including a trip to Vancouver, BC. (And yes, we’ll definitely fill you in on all this in the days to come.)


All images by Jessa Carter

Needless to say, we’re more than a little excited for the visit—his first to our neck of the woods—but since we’re currently camped out in his city, we asked him to give us a short list of personal must-hit Paris spots.



The Rockers and the Jocks of Alexander Wang’s Fall 2015 Collections

Midi dress from Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2015Black is the haughtiest color. And yet, when it comes to actually getting dressed in the morning, it is often the most accommodating and unfussy. But do you want to be the dour person dressed in all noir?

You do.

For his Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Alexander Wang looked to goth metal. That translates to an absence of color, studded accessories, ball-chain trim and exposed zippers—plus operatic vocals over grunting baritones and thrumming guitars, but not really. Like the mishmash of opposing musical influences that characterize the rock genre, Wang’s edgy fashion elements are cut with luxury materials and neo-Victorian propriety to create elegantly tailored pieces sure to outlast any musical phase.

Take the collection’s wool midi dress, which has velvet striping that flatters and accents modestly while creating an inventive play on a classic shape with its metal embellishments. A studded silk and cashmere turtleneck sweater makes cozy badass—it’s what you’ll reach for most Mondays.

If you’re not the brooding type, maybe you’re more of a joiner, then T by Alexander Wang has you equipped.


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rag & bone CEOs on Collecting Sneakers and Farm Animals, Plus Their Collaborations with Thom Yorke and Uber

Looks from rag & bone's Fall 2015 collection

Undisputed kings of cool Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of rag & bone are visiting our Nordstrom Pacific Centre store in Vancouver today. The founders of the London-meets-New York line of urban casual wear are cult favorites with laid-back celebrities (their clothes have just recently been spotted on Sienna Miller, Derek Jeter, Demi Lovato and every model and social media darling sporting the brand’s ubiquitous personalized bomber jackets from their fall 2014 runway show).

Even if you can’t meet the dashing Wainwright and Neville for a personal look at their fall 2015 men’s and women’s collections during their Vancouver visit, catch up with them in this Q&A. For those lucky enough to be in the area today for this catered party with live music, personal styling and photo booth, get the details below.

David Neville and Marcus Waingwright of rag & boneAs rag & bone men, do you personally collect anything? What attracted you to these collections?

Wainwright: I have a few collections going on: cameras, sneakers and watches. I’m an avid photographer, and in my opinion Leica makes the most perfect, timeless cameras.

My dad got me into watches when I was younger, so I’ve a few that I love. My favorite is a Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph, which my wife got me for Christmas. It’s just beautifully designed. I’m also a bit of a sneakerhead and have built up quite the collection over the years.

Neville: I collect antiques for our farm in Bedford, New York, and I also seem to be collecting animals as well—we recently added some horses to the family!



SPACE Welcomes Anna Sheffield in Seattle and Vancouver

We love nothing more than a designer visit—especially when the designer brings beautifully crafted gemstones to facilitate one-of-a-kind creations for the holidays and ever after.

Anna store portrait

Anna Sheffield image courtesy Anna Sheffield

On Thursday, November 5, from 12 to 3pm, New York City–based jewelry designer Anna Sheffield will visit SPACE in our flagship Seattle location. And on Saturday, November 7, from 12 to 3pm, she’ll be at SPACE in our brand-new Vancouver store.

We talked with her in anticipation of her Northwest visits, and found out what she’s looking forward to sharing with clients and fans.

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Hello, Vancouver: Welcome to Our New Store

The wait is finally over! On the morning of September 18, we opened the doors to our new store at Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver. Come along on some of our favorite moments in the videos below—from a dynamic duo patiently (and so cheerfully) waiting in line to the opening gala fashion show to a tour of the new store.

In the months leading up to this big day, we’ve been exploring the city with some of its famous citizens. Get a glimpse of our conversations with folks like model Coco Rocha, actress Diana Bang, editor Ryan Willms and others. Then read our interviews with them for their tips on making the most of your time in Vancouver.


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Watch This: The Coveteur’s Jake Rosenberg Answers Our 5 Ws

Jake Rosenberg shoots Coca Rocha for the Nordstrom Pacific Centre opening campaign

To celebrate our new store in Vancouver, we’ve been catching up with some of our favorite Canadians. One of whom we submitted to a friendly on-camera interrogation.

Cofounder of the closet-obsessed website The Coveteur, creative director, fashion photographer and Torontonian Jake Rosenberg fessed up during a session of our video questionnaire, 5 Ws. Rosenberg shot the other celebrities and personalities we interviewed in anticipation of the Nordstrom Pacific Centre opening. Then we turned the camera on this digital-media maestro.

The Coveteur's Jake Rosenberg answers Nordstrom's 5 Ws



Coco Rocha, Camilla Belle and More Fête the Opening of Nordstrom in Vancouver

In less than 24 hours, the doors to Nordstrom Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver will open to the public. Last night, however, attendees of a tented fall fashion show at the Vancouver Art Gallery—just across the street from the new store—also enjoyed a festive preview of the new location during an in-store gala.

The sold-out event raised $420,000 for local organizations BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation, Covenant House Vancouver and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Guests included supermodels Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and Amber Valletta; actresses Camilla Belle and Diana Bang; Inventory Editor-in-Chief Ryan Willms; Vogue Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles; Vogue West Coast Director Lisa Love; Nordstrom Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim and fourth-generation Nordstrom family members and co-presidents Blake Nordstrom, Pete Nordstrom and Erik Nordstrom, and President of Full-Line Stores, Jamie Nordstrom.

Nordstrom Pacific Centre Gala, left to right, Hamish Bowles, Olivia Kim, Lisa Love, Camilla Belle, Pete Nordstrom, Karolina Kurkova

L-R: Hamish Bowles, Olivia Kim, Lisa Love, Camilla Belle, Pete Nordstrom, Karolina Kurkova

During a pre-gala fashion show at the Vancouver Art Gallery, guests watched as 38 models wore 85 looks from Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bibhu Mohapatra, Marni, Simone Rocha, Yohji Yamamoto and others.

Fashion Show at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Nordstrom Pacific Centre

A model shows a dress from the Burberry Prorsum fall collection on the runway at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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New York Fashion Week S/S 2016: Graceful, Gritty Canvases at Zero + Maria Cornejo

Maria Cornejo shows just before twilight way out on the west side of Manhattan very near Port Authority. Getting there feels … wrong. The venue looks like a parking garage, but then a freight elevator takes audience members in batches of 16 or so up to a surprisingly light-filled room that feels graced with the presence of some ancient Hell’s Kitchen mechanic-turned-artist-turned-astral-plane-journeyer. The energy is industrious, luminous, wide open, otherwordly.

maria opener

All images by Jessa Carter

Zero + Maria Cornejo collections always feel sort of gritty and graceful, and they tend to yield a uniform. Cornejo said this one is about clean canvases—”points of departure, a freedom to create something new again.”

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DJ Jayda Guy Uncovers Vancouver’s Vibes and Clubs

If you needed a personification of Vancouver’s practical-meets-cool aesthetic that person might be student scientist and DJ Jayda Guy. During the day, Guy pursues research in environmental toxicology at Simon Fraser University. At night you might spy her spinning at the city’s clubs; her playlists are as eclectic as her fashion.

Before our exploration of Vancouver’s stylish and knowledgeable citizens comes to its culmination Friday, September 18, with the opening of our new Nordstrom store—hooray!—we wanted to sit down with Guy to hear what makes a good sartorial and musical mix.

Jayda Guy


What three words would you use to describe Vancouver style?

Sporty, eco, casual.

What would you do with 24 hours in Vancouver?

I would probably lounge at “Kits” Beach or take a hike in Lynn Valley, go record digging at Beat Street and then have drinks and food at the Alibi Room. That would definitely be a perfect day!

What’s your favorite Vancouver hot spot at the moment?

The Projection Room is an awesome little spot upstairs at Fox Cabaret. It has great drinks and always fantastic local DJs playing.

How would you describe your sound?

Very funky and soulful. I play a lot of house music as well. I am always looking to bring up the energy of the room with a positive vibe.

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Actress Diana Bang Talks Shorty Style and Life in Vancouver

Before appearing in 2014’s most controversial film, The Interview, and A&E’s spine-tingling Bates Motel, Korean-Canadian actress Diana Bang honed her comedic chops at home with Vancouver’s sketch comedy troupe, Assaulted Fish.

Bang still maintains her Pacific Northwest sangfroid while residing in Vancouver. As we await the opening of our Vancouver store (September 18! September 18!), we spoke with the petite comedienne about her success and her hometown.

Actress Diana Bang

What three words would you use to describe Vancouver style?

Cool, casual, comfortable.

Has life at home changed since you’ve become more famous?

No. I still hang out with the same people and go to the same places. I do get a few more opportunities that come my way, and I get recognized every so often, but for the most part everything is exactly the same.

What would you do with 24 hours in Vancouver?

Visit my friends and family. And, assuming it’s summer, I’d take my bike for a ride and go to some breweries, eat dim sum and sushi, take a yoga class, go to the night market, watch a live show, and then take a stroll around the seawall with some ice cream.

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