Olivia Kim

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In conjunction with Pop-In@Nordstrom / Aesop–the ongoing edition of our pop-up shop curated by VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim, this month focused on skincare rituals–our favorite astrologers, the AstroTwinskicked in horoscopes about how exactly each zodiac sign should take special care of themselves.

Ergo, see into the stars, below–and pamper thyself thusly.

Pop-In@Nordstrom / Aesop

CLICK HERE TO READ THE HOROSCOPES

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Leave it to Olivia Kim to break down the season’s most intimidating looks. No really: let’s just leave it to her. Here’s our SPACE curator demystifying key looks from the best emerging designers—and including links so you can own the vibe now.

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How to rock a ruffle like it’s no big deal:

“It’s all in the shoes and socks. A really beautiful pair of stark white socks will do wonders for your life; wear them with some oxfords or a pair of sturdy, chunky sandals. They’ll make your ruffles look way more NBD.”

Maria La Rosa | Marques’Almeida | Adieu

CLICK IN FOR MORE STYLE KNOWLEDGE FROM OLIVIA

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Now through May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom is partnering with the much-loved skin care brand Aesop, celebrating the simple virtues of our daily routines. In this blog series, we explore five skin care rituals with Aesop’s own Dr. Kate Forbes, general manager of products and research & development.

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‘It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.’ Rainer Maria Rilke

  1. Geranium Leaf Body Scrub 120mL
  2. Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash 550mL
  3. Primrose Cleansing Masque 60mL
  4. Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum 60mL

Spring has sprung and here we are. Do you notice your skin feels different?

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When the Met calls, Olivia Kim answers.

In advance of all the recent red carpet and gala excitement around the Costume Institute’s Manus x Machina debut, the museum team reached out and asked our VP of Creative Projects (and SPACE and Pop-In mastermind) to step in and help them curate the gift shop portion of fashion’s favorite new exhibit.

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Olivia Kim gets ready for the Met Gala in a dress by SPACE designer Molly Goddard

As a walk-the-talk champion of emerging and advanced designers, Olivia hooked up three of her favorite SPACE brands with the Met so that after you stroll through the show, you can go home with a wearable souvenir.

CLICK IN TO SEE OLIVIA AT THE GALA AND MORE

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Now through May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom is partnering with the much-loved skin care brand Aesop, celebrating the simple virtues of our daily routines. In this blog series, we explore five skin care rituals with Aesop’s own Dr. Kate Forbes, general manager of products and research & development.

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‘We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.’ Thomas Browne

On-hand care to calm the senses and ground the whirling day:

  1. Resurrection Rinse Free hand Wash 50mL
  2. Resurrection Hand Balm 75 mL
  3. Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol 60mL
  4. Rosehip Seed Lip Cream

What’s the big deal about freshening up? Dr. Forbes explains.

CLICK HERE FOR THE Q&A

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For its spring exhibition, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art examines handcrafted and mechanical manufacturing in fashion, with an exhibit gift shop curated by Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim.

Wedding ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, autumn/winter 2014–15 haute couture, back view; Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope

Wedding ensemble (back view), Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, autumn/winter 2014–15 haute couture; Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection, Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.

 

Fashion and technology are historically interwoven: Textile manufacturing was the major catalyst of the Industrial Revolution, introducing the ready-to-wear economy. Early computers borrowed from the punch card technology of the jacquard loom for their processors. Now, computer-aided design is a requisite fashion course for would-be designers.

The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute presents an exploration of fashion manufacturing in Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology (May 5-August 14). Haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs are on display in the more than 100 pieces in this exhibit.

TECH AND TEXTILES: READ MORE

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Now through May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom is partnering with the much-loved skin care brand Aesop, celebrating the simple virtues of our daily routines. In this blog series, we explore five skin care rituals with Aesop’s own Dr. Kate Forbes, general manager of products and research & development.

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” Amelia Earhart

Products for invigorating body care to guide the journey from indoors to outdoors, for adventurous spirits and wandering minds:

  1. Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash 500mL
  2. Deodorant 50mL
  3. Geranium Leafc Body Cleanswer 500mL
  4. Rind Concentrate Body Balm 120mL

What makes this ritual so unusually effective?

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CLICK HERE FOR THE Q&A

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There’s a really good chance you spent this last weekend wrapping your mind around Beyoncé’s brand new Lemonade film, and if so you very likely took some more time to meditate on the outfits and give it up for the killer urban-earth-girl styling choices.

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A still from Bey’s Lemonade, via Phelan

Did you get stuck on Zendaya? Yeah, us too. The plaited and braided singer/dancer looks future-perfect and completely Zen in one of our favorite New York City-based SPACE brands, Phelan. It’s perfect synergy, too, because Amanda Phelan is also a dancer. Her refined and thoughtful relationship with movement and kinetics informs just about everything she does.

Of particular note: her radical knitwear of course, and the way it’s presented. For Amanda, it’s not about typical runway parades but narrative, riveting dance performances that express an entire world of style and emotion.

CLICK FOR PHELAN’S S/S ’16 DANCE/FASHION PRESENTATION

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Now through May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom is partnering with the much-loved skin care brand Aesop, celebrating the simple virtues of our daily routines. In this blog series, we explore five skin care rituals with Aesop’s own Dr. Kate Forbes, general manager of products and research & development.

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The Silhouette of Morning

“Even a single hair casts its shadow.” Publilius Syrus

A ceremonial approach to the morning shave begins with:

  1. Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste 75mL
  2. Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum 60mL
  3. B&T Toner 100mL
  4. Moroccan Neroli Post Shave Lotion 60 mL

What is this ritual all about? We’ll get into that in a moment. First let’s meet Dr. Forbes and learn about Aesop in general.

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CLICK HERE FOR THE Q&A

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Now until May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom curator Olivia Kim celebrates the simple virtues of our daily routines with much-loved skin care company Aesop. Using a unique blend of both plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients of the highest quality and proven efficacy—particularly those with the greatest antioxidant properties—Aesop’s skin, hair and body care products intensely nourish the skin and restore the senses to a state of delighted calm. In line with their retail spaces, Aesop’s Pop-Ins are conceived with the intention of creating sanctuary through thoughtful design.

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CLICK HERE FOR POP-IN / AESOP INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS

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