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Behind the Scenes at Studio N

Ever wonder what goes on at Nordstrom’s Seattle headquarters? We took a field trip to one of our photography studios for a peek at a day in the life of our stylists, photographers and models.


Studio N in Georgetown is one massive warehouse, split up into several mini studios. On the day of our visit, nearly every one was buzzing with models, art directors and stylists.


We popped in on a product shoot and found a stylist outfitting a model in a summery Diane von Furstenberg dress. Note the gigantic vertical monitor displaying images as they’re shot—handy for spotting and perfecting every fabric wrinkle or flyaway hair.


Chaotic makeup table, or dream vanity? Either way, we found out that there’s definitely a method to the madness.


These Michael Kors vachetta leather wedges were just one of the stylists’ many enviable shoe options.


Speaking of options, behold the studio’s shoe closet. Floor-to-ceiling footwear? Paradise! This Vince Camuto color-blocked sandal was particularly distracting.

Now, let’s take a walk down Merchandise Lane, shall we?

Clothes, clothes and more clothes! Our stylists have to stay super-organized, labeling each piece and putting them all back in the exact, right place, every time.


In another studio down the hall, a stylist puts the finishing touches on a male model’s shirt. He’s already got his stance down, broad shoulders and all.


We’re never short of inspiration around here. A magnetic bulletin board showcases the latest looks catching our collective eye.

And that’s a wrap! Tell us what you think of our insiders’ tour—we’ll be bringing you more behind-the-scenes action as we unveil our spring photography. Stay tuned!