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In case you missed it, W Magazine caught up with our own Olivia Kim–VP of Creative Projects and fearless leader of Pop-In@Nordstrom and SPACE–and got the goods on her favorite spots in Seattle.

If you’re ever in that neck of the U.S., our recommendation is to follow her recommendations. We already tried her favorite chai and it’s official.

Read: Olivia Kim’s Seattle

Shop: Pop-In@Nordstrom wecomes HAY Mini Market | SPACE

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Just in time for the season when we spend the most time indoors, this month’s Olivia Kim-curated Pop-In Shop proudly welcomes HAY Mini Market, featuring playful home and office wares from the beloved Danish Design company with a cult following.

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HAY this way

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For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving. New this year: the Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop edition.

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The most mesmerizing short film we watched in 2015 was Gang, directed by Clayton Vomero. It follows vogue dancers through a day in NYC as they move like liquid and bond over life’s travails. If you have not seen it, set aside 17 minutes.

Infinite Coles co-starred and has been on our minds since. He’s the son of Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah–the legendary rapper who is the undisputed king of the Clarks Wallabee boot, among other distinctions–but Infinite is very much doing his own thing, making inroads in dance, music and fashion. He popped up recently on the runway as a model for the brand Gypsy Sport.

Infinite can dance. Infinite can sing–expect music this coming year on XL Records, the same label as Adele. And Infinite has the right attitude about gifting. It’s all about considering the giftee.

Shop: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop

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For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving. New this year: the Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop edition.

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Because there’s just so much music out there on ye olde Internet, it helps to have editors you trust narrowing things down. To that end, The Le Sigh is a fantastic blog which highlights women in music and art. It’s where we first heard about some of our current favorite bands–like Girlpool, Slutever and Adult Mom, all worth typing into your search engine–and so we offer a hearty thanks to music editor Emily Thompson.

Below, Thompson talks to us about emotional gifting, exploring the Playmobil universe and Consumer Reports.

Shop: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop

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To paraphrase Yoda: There is no try. Only do. Which we’re taking as inspiration right now as we make executive decisions and wrap our holiday shopping.

Shop: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop

Gift like a pro with these tips

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For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving. New this year: the Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop edition.

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The most vital music writer in America might just be Chicago native Meaghan Garvey, whom you have probably read if you’ve ever glanced at Pitchfork. We love her because of her anti-patriarchal criticism of hip-hop, which is matched in strength only by her knowledge and vim for the music. During this year’s beef between Drake and Meek Mill, she was the voice of reason.

Right now she’s a free agent, having recently vacated her post at Pitchfork but thankfully still contributing (check her Jeremih review).

Right now she’s doing great freelance work for Billboard and illustrating a zine of fan-fiction about the rapper Future–a feat of creativity set in a combination modern day Atlanta/Edo period Japan–but we have a feeling her next move will be her best one.

Below, read Garvey on holiday gifting, Dennis Rodman and the superiority of Chicago-style Italian beef.

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Just imagine the Rockstuds.

“It was so cool to see so many people all in one place looking so incredible in Valentino,” said Nordstrom executive vice president Tricia Smith this morning. As fashion director Jeffrey Kalinsky noted, the fashion industry, society circles and celebrities all gathered on Monday evening at Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan to honor Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative directors of the storied Italian brand.

Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Gala, An Evening Honoring ValentinoDebbie Harry and Liv Tyler by Sean Carroll, courtesy Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

From Liv Tyler, Keira Knightley and Diane Kruger (Nordstrom vice president of designer Jennifer Wheeler’s favorites of the evening) to Joan Collins (Kalinsky’s fave) the impeccably outfitted guests were like an elegant opening act for the evening’s showstopper: Debbie Harry, who rocked the Blondie hit “Heart of Glass” and more in a black Valentino gown.

Here are some of our favorite images of the honorees and the amazingly dressed, as well as a behind-the-scenes video and comments from our team—including Olivia Kimon what will surely go down as one of the chicest and most memorable fashion parties of the year.

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popinopeningceremonygiftguideLuckily for your recipients, you’ve decided to do some holiday shopping this year with Pop-In@Nordstrom–our experimental shop curated by Olivia Kim. Good idea! They’ll love our current collaboration with iconic NYC fashion brand Opening Ceremony.

But wait, there’s more.

The current shop just underwent a holiday refresh. Which means Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony is still in full effect but now also includes: boards for hovering; avocados for skincaretribbles for ears—and so many other fun choices.

We know there is a tendency for holiday shopping to overwhelm. See through the Matrix and gain Neo-like clarity with our gift guide, represented by the hyperlinks below:

Stocking Stuffers
The Gadget Getter
The Young at Heart
The BFF
The Home Chef

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Taking a Page from OC | Listen Up!

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This is Taking a Page from OC, a series in which we mine the essentially-out-of-print, highly collectible, Rizzoli-published Opening Ceremony—a 350-page book dedicated to the story of the iconic New York fashion brand. Dive into the world of Opening Ceremony via Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony, our current Olivia Kim–curated shop.

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Maybe you first heard about Opening Ceremony while Googling Omarion’s varsity jacket in the music video for “Post To Be”?

Or maybe you know music has always been a vital entry point into the brand.

Here are some key OC/music connections from the Opening Ceremony book, with tracks from individual artists.

Shop: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony

Dance party this way….

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This is Taking a Page from OC, a series in which we mine the essentially-out-of-print, highly collectible, Rizzoli-published Opening Ceremony—a 350-page book dedicated to the story of the iconic New York fashion brand.

Dive into the world of Opening Ceremony via Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony, our current Olivia Kim–curated shop. Dive into the book below. 

jonzeleonOne of the coolest aspects of the book Opening Ceremony is a pull-out zine created by Academy Award–winning director Spike Jonze. Jonze is a friend of OC and one of the brand’s many artistic collaborators, a theme we explored in our first installment of Taking a Page from OC.

Jonze uses the zine to get at the origins of Opening Ceremony—cofounded in 2002 by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim—by interviewing Wendy Leon, one of the matriarchs of the company.

Read on for excerpts and family photos galore.

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