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Vicarious Vacation: Our Print Director’s Trip to Iceland

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Try as you might, sometimes you can’t get away. Whether it’s because your PTO bank is low or your bank account is, a holiday isn’t always on the horizon. When beset by a deficit of vacation days, it’s fun to live vicariously through your well-traveled pals.

This week we’ve been poring over the stunning pics of Nordstrom’s print design director, Kim Chin, who just returned from Iceland. We can practically feel the chill coming from her cool shots of this Nordic land famed for its hospitality, its geologic landscape and for giving the world Bjork (takk!). Find out where to dine, stay and swim, plus what to pack.

SEE HER PICS AND TIPS

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As part of WE Schools program, students contribute to their community and a better world through service-learning.

Treasure & Bond + WE: A Giveback Program You Can Track

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Built into the mission of the Treasure & Bond brand is the promise to donate 2.5% of net sales to charity, a promise that delivered a $1 million donation to YWCA (USA and Canada) in 2017 and has directed more than $2.4 million to charities since 2014. This year, Treasure & Bond is collaborating with WE Charity to support programs empowering young people. WE Charity is the donation arm of WE—a family of organizations making doing good doable—and is supported by ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences. Partnering with WE not only helps Treasure & Bond give back to programs working for a better future, but it gives customers unique insight into the charitable impact of their purchases through ME to WE’s Track Your Impact tool.

It’s a partnership to be proud of, for sure. For more info on this collaboration, we spoke with two women instrumental in bringing it all together: Nordstrom Product Group president Jennifer Jackson Brown and ME to WE CEO Roxanne Joyal. Here’s what they said.

READ THE INTERVIEW

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Find Your Fit | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

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ONIA halter swimsuit

What’s going on back there? In coordination with Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil, this month’s sun/swim edition of our themed shop curated by VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim, our stylists offer wisdom about the back/booty sides of four key women’s swimsuits.

Drop one-piece

The drop one-piece (seen above) has made a comeback and is the must-have suit of the season. It’s sexy while also providing coverage. The drop in back tends to minimize your lower half. This fit is also easily worn for a night out with shorts or a skirt.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE FIT GUIDE

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New York Street-Style Stars to Watch

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These are the people we can’t wait to see on the streets of the Big Apple. Their fashion know-how always astounds us.

Margaret ZhangShine By Three blogger, Clinique brand ambassador, law student, stylist and Harper’s Bazaar contributor (to name a few pursuits), Margaret Zhang proves her worth as more than just a street-style starlet. Characterized by her gamine style, the Australian always delivers, whether it’s tailored pantsuits, innovative layers, oversized statement pieces or a standout coat.

MORE FASHIONABLE FACES TO FOLLOW

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The Weekend Guide: November 20-22

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BOOTS, from the Aquaria album

Listen: Aquaria by Boots
He produced an impressive amount of Beyoncé’s 2013 self-titled album. He collaborates with genre-pushing artists like Run the Jewels and FKA Twigs. Yet this is Jordy Asher‘s debut. Uneven as it is, Aquaria shows the breadth of his producing talents within the confines of driving electro-pop, occasionally even charting new yet vague musical waters.

The Miraculous by Anna von Hausswolff
Von Hausswolff’s bittersweet vocals over a 9,000-pipe organ may be the perfect melancholy music for winter. But this Swedish chanteuse is no canary: her voice cuts and wails as it sings lyrics derived from folk stories. Picture Neko Case set to Swedish death metal. Songs like “Evocation” at once render sacred and profane.

Watch: Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Netflix’s newest series (out November 20) features a traumatized former superhero struggling to pay her rent and bar tab. Long ago Marvel realized that every hero was also an antihero, and Jessica Jones (played brilliantly broken by Krysten Ritter) is a troubled antiheroine for a leather-clad, sardonic generation of malcontents just struggling to get by and live with themselves.

SHRIMPS Jerry mascot bag charm Shop: Shrimps online
We’ve already told you how warm and fuzzy Hannah Weiland’s faux-fur creations make us feel. Finally, you can shop several of her technicolor coats and accessories online! It’s like Scream Queens suddenly went from all prissy to punk.

Opening Ceremony caps
These embroidered hats are so cute that we want to embroider them on a cap. If you haven’t visited our Pop-In Shop lately, you may have missed these baseball caps embellished with poodles, drumsticks, aliens and other idiosyncratic ideograms. Your gift-giving hat trick is right here.

Read: What the Eye Hears by Brian Seibert
Tracing the history of tap from Irish cloggers and African slaves, Seibert shows how this dance defines American pop culture, covering Bojangles and Shirley Temple to the MacArthur Genius Michelle Dorrance, without leaving out its complicated, cloudy history.

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Street Report: Kerry Outside Richard Nicoll

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Kerry Pieri, senior digital editor at Harper’s Bazaar, is another one of my favorite Fashion Week style stars. I love a girl who is not afraid to smile and have fun with fashion. Kerry really has a flair for making trends her own. Her version of dressed-down chic includes sleek cuts, neutral separates and killer boots. You’re a girl after my own heart, Kerry!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Grey Turtleneck Sweaters | Wrap Skirts | Black Wedge Platform Booties

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Vince Turtleneck Sweater | Alice + Olivia Wrap Skirt | BCBGeneration Wedge Bootie

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Pop-In Studio Visit: Ladies & Gentlemen

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Ladies & Gentlemen Studio is a Seattle-based design partnership comprising Dylan Davis and Jean Lee. Refined yet playful, minimal yet imaginative, the duo’s functional art is invariably easy on the eyes. And—with four handcrafted glass/brass/wood/leather wind chimes designed exclusively for Pop-In @ Nordstrom Welcomes Poketo—it’s pleasing to the ears as well.

Keep reading for an exclusive Q&A with Jean—and to see more photos from our visit to Ladies & Gentlemen’s Seattle home/studio.

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Pantone Color of 2011: Honeysuckle

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The color experts at Pantone announced just days ago that Honeysuckle is the color of the year for 2011. “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going,” says Pantone Color Institute’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman.

A little color can go a long way, and who couldn’t use a little lift to their spirits now and then? So here are a few pops you can add to your wardrobe right now for a trend-right punch of “feel good.”

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Finding Inspiration with the Sartorialist

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Scott Schuman, courtesy of Wayne Nippets

It’s a “very simple idea: I just go out and shoot people that I find particularly inspiring in some way…Anything from a top fashion editor to a bullfighter.” –The Sartorialist

Scott Schuman is the force behind the influential style blog the Sartorialist. The photography blog of The New York Times, Lens, caught up with Schuman, putting together an interview and collection of narrated moving images. We loved getting a glimpse of the talented man behind the camera and reliving a few of our favorite posts.

Watch the video and read the interview at Lens.

Courtesy of The Sartorialist

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DIY: Elegant and Inspiring Touches for Gifts

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An old brooch, a beautiful button, sprigs of fragrant evergreen—these are just a few of the creative touches you can add to your wrappings this season for a personalized gift that incorporates a bit of stylish whimsy. It’s a perfect way to add that extra-thoughtful touch to a standard paper and bow. See more inspirational ways to repurpose items you already have around your home at Design*Sponge.


Still haven’t found the perfect gift to put in the box? Find out if your friends and family have created a Wish List this year, or see all our gifts under $100 for him or for her.

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