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Kate Moss for Topshop is coming to Nordstrom April 30! To celebrate this collaboration, NOWNESS presents a series of videos featuring celebs and friends of Kate speaking about her collection and her unique personality. First up, BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw with personal anecdotes about their friendship—including how Kate saved him from what could have been a very unfortunate tattoo.

“Whether she’s hanging out with Donatella Versace or my dad…you get the same Kate Moss…Kate and Topshop aren’t intimidating, but they still manage to be high fashion.” —Nick Grimshaw

Find more information about the collection’s imminent launch in our Kate Moss for Topshop boutique and right here on The Thread. #TopshopxKateMoss

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In collaboration with stylist Katy England and Topshop creative director Kate Phelan, supermodel Kate Moss returns to the Topshop design room after a three-year hiatus—and the result is a sexy, chic spring collection of cocktail dresses, boho daywear and statement jackets.

“I have really missed being involved in the design process and working with the team at Topshop,” says the fashion icon. “I am very excited to create a new collection that bears my name. Now more than ever with London being at the forefront of fashion, as it feels like I’m back home working with Topshop.”

Listen to Kate’s take on her day-to-evening collection that will be available at over 60 Nordstrom stores and online April 30. Let the countdown begin!

The icon returns #TopshopxKateMoss

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Guess who’s visiting our Seattle sister store today? Deborah Lloyd of kate spade new york and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski will be making a special appearance from 6pm-8pm PST at our Bellevue store.

If you can’t swing by the store, join the fashionable duo on Twitter for a special chat with Nordstrom using hashtag #NordstromxKSNY at 1pm PST.

kate-spade-new-york-and-nordstrom-twitter-chat-March-13-2014-hash-tag-NordstromxKSNYTalk shop and get spring tips from Brad Goreski.


Lily Aldridge, 28, is the can-do super girl of fashion: She juggles motherhood, modeling and co-designing for Velvet by Graham & Spencer. Now on her second collaboration with the California brand, Lily creates the quintessential off-duty-model wardrobe that fuses rock-show looks with easy chic. Read on as Lily chats with The Thread about her excitement for Velvet, her design process and her adopted hometown.

When she’s not prepping for a Sports Illustrated cover shoot or strutting her wings as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Lily’s cultivating her aesthetic as a designer.

Lily Aldridge for Velvet by Graham & Spencer Leopard-Print Army Jacket
Lily Aldridge for Velvet by Graham & Spencer Silk-Blend Sweater

On her design process: “I was inspired by people I know and by the style of people on the streets…I just naturally envisioned what I wanted to wear [for spring] and the pieces came together. Jenny [Graham] and Toni [Spencer] have been wonderful about letting me have creative control and listening to my ideas on movement of the garments and choosing the colors for the collection.”

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Our latest Pop-In @ Nordstrom—Heartbreakers Club—is a finely tuned collection of exclusive and limited-edition menswear. But that doesn’t mean it’s just for the boys.

Curated by Nordstrom Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim and housing everything from the leather jacket that Marlon Brando made famous to a streetwear collab from Drake, this Pop-In has something to inspire every woman’s inner tomboy. Keep reading for Olivia’s five favorite menswear picks—for ladies.

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Topshop and fashion influencer Kate Bosworth have teamed up for a second time, creating a winter capsule collection that evokes the essence of the Los Angeles-born actress’s style. From tunics to leather shirtdresses to shearling jackets, ‘The Collection’ hones in on Kate’s personal passion for tailored minimalism—and the result is a mash-up of boy-meets-girl chic.

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“I wanted really gorgeous, rich, saturated color inspired by a kind of seventies-meets-twenties hedonistic mood, a little blurred, a little sheen.” —Tom Ford

A fashion statement for the face, Tom Ford’s complexion-perfecting makeup and high-performance skincare treatments are powerful tools for transformation.

Tom Ford Beauty is a testament to the visionary designer’s desire for any woman, no matter her age or features, to have the ability to create a complete look in which her uniqueness is amplified and she appears to radiate from within.

Embrace the flawless world of Tom Ford.

For the latest and greatest in makeup and skincare visit our Beauty Blog.

Nordstrom’s t.b.d. department unveils the Modern Collection, specially selected mix-and-match pieces with runway-inspired edge, starting at $54.

Agent Provocateur (AP), makers of fashion’s fiercest unmentionables for the last 19 years, is launching its first-ever diffusion line, L’Agent, in collaboration with Spanish ingenues Penélope and Mónica Cruz.

L’Agent embodies the seductiveness of AP’s core aesthetic, yet it’s designed with a comfortable, everyday approach to intimate apparel in terms of shapes, cuts and colors.

Leading AP’s legacy in lingerie is the brand’s creative director, Sarah Shotton, whom we phoned in London to get the lacy details on the collection, which is available online and in Nordstrom stores starting today.

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Bound for Britain: Last summer, Penélope and Mónica camped out with Sarah at the London-based studio of AP to conceive and design the L’Agent collection

THE THREAD: Tell us how the partnership with the Cruz sisters got started!

SARAH SHOTTON: It began with a conversation on set. Mónica modeled for the AP fall/winter 2012 collection, and while she was getting her hair and makeup done for the shoot, we got to chatting. She mentioned that she and Penélope have been buying and collecting AP for about 15 or 16 years, if not more. Mónica said, “We love what you do. We love the brand. We love all the lingerie.” She just said that she and her sister really wanted to design lingerie and would love to work on a collaboration with us. At the time, Gary Hogarth, AP’s CEO, and I had already been discussing producing a wholesale line. So it was perfect timing and very organic. They adore the brand, and we adore them.

Lovely in Lingerie: Mónica Cruz was hand-picked by Sarah to model for AP’s fall/winter 2012 collection

THE THREAD: How involved were the Cruz sisters in designing the collection?

SARAH: We shot Mónica in April of 2012, and since then, we have been working closely together. This is not a collaboration where somebody else designs it and they just put their name on it. Penélope and Mónica have been actively involved in the creation of this line and have spent a fair share of time with me in London, conceiving ideas and looking through our archives.

We were three girls working together, having a giggle and designing what we want women to wear. It’s been really sweet because I was pregnant at the time, and then Mónica became pregnant, and then Penélope became pregnant. At one point, we were all pregnant. I had my “King George” nine months ago.

Sister, Sister: Penélope and Mónica have previously collaborated with two Spanish brands: Loewe, on a handbag line, and MANGO, on several clothing collections (photo by Mert and Marcus)

THE THREAD: L’Agent features 15 styles that range from bra and brief sets to basques and babydolls. How hard was it to narrow down the selection?

SARAH: It was really hard! We knew from the start that this would be an ongoing partnership [expected to last at least five years], so for some styles, we were like “That’s great for next season or the season after that.” I suppose for this launch collection, we had to design something that would have mass appeal. I think when you watch the campaign video that Penélope directed, you’ll see lots of different types of women, personalities and lifestyles, who are wearing lots of different types of lingerie.

Practical Panties: The Cruz sisters set out to design a range of lingerie that women could wear every day, and they gave each piece a Spanish woman’s name. Clockwise: ‘Isi’ Quarter Cup Bra & Low Rise Thong‘Zanita’ Bra & Thong and ‘Penélope’ Underwire Balcony Bra, Waspie & Brief

THE THREAD: How important is lingerie for the fashion-conscious woman?

SARAH: Lingerie is really important to women worldwide. It’s unbelievable, the trends in lingerie right now. When I started with AP 14 years ago, women were still a bit afraid of edgy, out-there lingerie, but not anymore. It’s almost like in the ’40s and ’50s. Women wore great lingerie because their dresses wouldn’t fit properly if they didn’t. Women who wanted a tiny waist and a pointy chest would wear underwear that created that effect.

I think the modern woman now knows that it’s important to have lingerie for different occasions and for different outfits. We all know it’s really important that, if you’re going to play sports, you wear a sports bra. I think we are more aware of creating a lingerie wardrobe today, especially after the book 50 Shades of Grey (which mentions the brand).

In the Director’s Chair: To celebrate the launch of L’Agent, Penélope makes her directorial debut in a film starring her husband, Javier Bardem (center), model Irina Shayk, and her sister Mónica, who was pregnant at the time

THE THREAD: What inspired Penélope to direct the campaign video?

SARAH: The video is something that Penélope really wanted to do. She was like “I haven’t directed anything before. I really want to direct my first piece for the L’Agent launch.” Penélope had an idea of a party, and I think she’d been dreaming about it for ages. I’ve never seen anyone work so hard. She was literally outlining the direction of the film non-stop—and pregnant at the same time! A lot of her friends and family were involved. It’s a very special piece with a funny little message at the end.

Spanish Style: The Madrid-born design duo wanted the collection to have an alluring Spanish point of view. L to R: ‘Rosalyn’ Quarter Cup Bra & Thong, ‘Mónica’ Bra & Tanga & ‘Penélope’ Underwire Balcony Bra

THE THREAD: Music and film have been cited as outlets for your design inspiration. Were there any films or characters played by Penélope that you felt came alive in the collection?

SARAH: It’s funny, because when we were working on this collection, they wanted the line to have a very Spanish feel, even in the colors they were thinking of—like red flamenco. Obviously, I love Penélope. She’s such a great actress and has played so many different types of characters. I would say there’s a lot of Volver in the line. She’s very sexy and voluptuous in that film, which is very L’Agent. There are also some aspects of her fiery character in the film Blow with Johnny Depp. She had a really strong attitude in that movie, and you can feel that in the bold and sassy pieces of the line.

Enchant. Entice. Empower. Transform in L’Agent.

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Over 200 lucky customers at our California O.C. South Coast Plaza store got the chance to shop our revamped Savvy department with Julie Sariñana of super popular style blog Sincerely, Jules.

Naturally, Julie looked chic in Savvy pieces—she paired a Mural cheetah-print top with an ASTR asymmetrical faux-leather mini—as she sweetly posed for photos and consulted with customers on how to put together sartorially sound looks.

Since starting her personal-style blog Sincerely, Jules in 2009, Julie has become one of the most popular and referenced fashion bloggers today. Aspiring fashionistas look to Julie for daily outfit inspiration and style tips, and now her friends and fans can shop her picks for spring & summer on her own Savvy page at Nordstrom.com.

Guests sipped on bubbly mocktails and snacked on tasty nibbles, while DJ Shammy Dee was spinning high-energy hits.

Shoppers could share their favorite Savvy finds on the big screen by using #juleslovesnordstrom when posting to Instagram, and they could even get photo-booth-style prints of their snaps to take home.

Thanks to Jules for hanging with us—Nordstrom adores you, too!