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Tuxedo on Kimmel Reminds Us: Time to Shop for Prom 2017

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Throwback boogie band Tuxedo never fails to change our mood. It’s just something about their music. If you didn’t catch their recent performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, increase the amount of positive energy in your life:

Check out our interview with Tuxedo. And if it’s relevant to you, let their outfits serve as a reminder that it’s prom season. Now is the time to shop for that perfect tuxedo, casual suit (Topman would be ideal for 90% of high schoolers) or flawless gown.

If you’re considering the suit/sneakers combo that Jake One is rocking in the image above (that’s Mayer Hawthorne next to him by the way), keep it clean and start by exploring the world of designer sneakers.

SHOP: tuxedos | Topman suits | designer sneakersprom dresses

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See FKA Twigs Rock a Sweatband Like Only She Can in the New Nike Campaign Video

The singer and music producer serves as creative director for NikeWomen’s latest spring campaign, “Do You Believe in More?,” which shows a host of athletes cavorting in ancient urban ruins. Filmed in Mexico City, the video, directed by and starring FKA twigs, is also set to a new song by the artist. In it she explores “modern movement,” or in her words, “any genre of sport without boundaries.” The writhing and leaping bodies in her work seem to unify sport with the spiritual in a quest for improvement.

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Twigs cast each of the athletes who star in the campaign. Included are the fencer Miles Chamley-Watson; her krumping classmate and yoga pro Paleta CalmQuality; classical violinist and fellow krumper Saskia Horton; karate champion Jay Kirton and others. You can read about them all in Twigs’ own words in addition to her thoughts on “Sport and Expression,” an essay on the pleasures of preparation, both athletic and creative.

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Read her thoughts, but see this work. Even amid this world-class cast, the pop singer can’t help but stand out as a force both physical and emotional.

SEE THE VIDEO

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Moi Time: A Chat with Miss Piggy, kate spade new york’s Latest “Miss Adventure”

There are few idols from our youth with whom we’re still enamored. Most childhood stars dwindle once adulthood arrives, when our seasoned tastes and collected experience reveal chinks in the gilded armor of celebrity. But Miss Piggy is one for whom our regard has only grown as we’ve grown up.

Frankly, she’s a badass. The professional actress, spokes-pig, karate enthusiast and fashion plate holds her own amid a colorful cast of mostly male Muppets. She is outspoken, brash when circumstances call for it, genteel when the situation is otherwise. Her flair for fashion and her unapologetic femininity and ambition are characteristics that plant her firmly in the modern era, even though she has been in the public eye for four decades.

Miss Piggy.

All this makes her the perfect star for kate spade new york’s latest “Miss Adventure.” We spoke with Miss Piggy about the new collection of accessories, for which she was the muse, her co-star, Zosia Mamet, and how she manages to do it all while including time for romantic entanglements.

First things first. How is your love life? Are you seeing anyone green?

 Moi’s love life is fantastique! As for “anyone green,” I can’t imagine what you’re talking about. Oh, you mean, “him” … Well, we’re still friends and colleagues, but for now, I’m done with “A for Amphibians” and I’m working my way through the rest of the alphabet. To put it succinctly, I’m not just seeing anyone … I’m seeing everyone.

THIS MUPPET TAKES MANHATTAN: READ MORE

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Off the Wall and Back in Time: Q&A with Vans’ Steve Van Doren | Pop-In@Nordstrom x Vans

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Vans founder Paul Van Doren; images courtesy of Vans

For a big-picture view of Vans during our monthlong Vans-focused Pop-In shop, we chatted with Steve Van Doren, son of Paul Van Doren, founder of what began as the Van Doren Rubber Company in 1966. Steve is now Vans’ vice president of events and promotions and a lifelong Vans expert.

We talked to Mr. Van Doren about the day his dad doodled the famous “jazz stripe” which now adorns classic models like the Old-Skool and Sk8-Hi, the confluence of Vans and music (rock, rap and other)–and how, massive though it has become, Vans is still very much a family affair.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Vans

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Musician Jon Batiste’s Peppy Morning Routine and Prized Possession

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His good-natured grin and bouncy mannerisms have endeared him to the nation as the bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. But Jon Batiste had been collecting accolades and admirers for many years prior to this appointment. Batiste, a Juilliard graduate, released two albums by the age of 17. His New Orleans-based jazz family includes over 3 dozen musicians and inspired the backstory for his fictionalized character in the HBO drama Treme.

Between melodica sessions, we spoke with the stylish multi-instrumental musician and actor (in addition to Treme he’s appeared in Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer) about our Anniversary Sale, which starts July 22, what motivates him in the morning, some of his favorite things, including green tea and Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts, and what he’s shopping.

JON BATISTE BREAKS IT DOWN: READ MORE

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YouTube Star Joey Graceffa on His Tea Obsession, His Boyfriend and His Camera-Ready Style

At just 25 years old, Joey Graceffa has over eight million followers combined on his two YouTube channels, JoeyGraceffa and JoeyGraceffaGames. The bubbly host of this self-made media empire walks his viewers through experiences like getting a tattoo, making a sour gummy worm popsicle, online gaming and virtual reality. Recurring appearances by friends like Miranda Sings and Joey’s boyfriend and dogs create an intimate atmosphere of vicarious familiarity. Interspersed with these more casual videos are Graceffa’s forays into filmmaking such as his web series Storytellers and Escape the Night.

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We spoke with the digital maven—one of the celebrity faces of our Anniversary Sale, which begins July 22—about some of his favorite things in life, on-screen and off. Plus see what he’s shopping at our sale.

First thing I do when I wake up in the morning:

Check my phone and wait for kisses from my puppies!

Three things that are getting me through the day right now:

My viewers, I love interacting with them on a daily basis! Also living for Yerba matte tea! And of course my handsome boyfriend!

SEE JOEY’S PICKS AND READ MORE

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On the Red Carpet at the 2016 Tony Awards with Nordstrom

Although tragedy tinged the 70th annual Tony Awards, nominees, guests and presenters showed undaunted joy and unity during the night’s celebration of art and community, dedicated to the victims in Orlando. Host James Corden opened the show with a musical number that referenced theater’s appeal to kids “of every color, class and race and face and shape and size. To boys and girls and transgenders, too. To every Broadway would-be.”

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The night’s host, James Corden, and Julia Carey. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom

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Jalene Goodwin and Daveed Diggs, who won for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, for Hamilton. Photo: Getty Images for Nordstrom

Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards in an expected rout. The musical, based on founding father Alexander Hamilton’s contributions in establishing American democratic politics, was a deserving recipient of praise from presenters Barack and Michelle Obama, Common and Barbra Streisand, who returned to the Tony stage for the first time since 1970. These distinguished appearances and the content of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sweepingly inventive musical were reminders of the importance of art in American culture, theater’s significance to the LGBT community and the heritage of a country experienced in strife but built on the inclusiveness of its people.

WANT MORE RED CARPET? READ ON

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Throw a Tony Awards Watching Party with Our Recipes, and Join Us on the Red Carpet

Tony Awards watching party: easy party appetizer and cocktail recipes for entertaining a crowd from Nordstrom.

We’re excited to again be the official red-carpet sponsor for the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11. While you’re watching all the style and excitement at Broadway’s biggest night, why not  invite some friends over and enjoy all the action while imbibing and snacking on some delicious nibbles from our cookbooks and restaurants?

We’ve got four simple recipes for entertaining a crowd: an easy, creamy artichoke dip with Parmesan cheese; a gourmet popcorn bar with three flavor-packed seasoning salts; a wine-spritzer-meets-sangria cocktail; and our version of a French 75 champagne cocktail made with orange liqueur and real gold flakes—so fancy.

Tony Awards watching party: easy party appetizer and cocktail recipes for entertaining a crowd from Nordstrom.

SEE HOW WE THROW A RED-CARPET WATCHING PARTY: GET OUR RECIPES

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Bella Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio and Kirsten Dunst’s Cannes Beauty with Charlotte Tilbury

Cannes Beauty: Bella Hadid, Kirsten Dunst and Alessandra Ambrosio

There is no more glamorous an event than the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. The international awards show that celebrates global cinema attracts the world’s loveliest and most accomplished celebrities. So naturally Charlotte Tilbury’s team would be on hand to help a handful of models and starlets look camera ready.

Here are her tips for getting the looks seen on these famous faces.

HERE’S HOW TO RE-CREATE BELLA’S, KIRSTEN’S AND ALESSANDRA’S LOOKS

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2016 Tony Awards | And the Nominees Are. . .

We’re so excited to be back as the official red carpet sponsor of the 70th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, when we’ll bring you real-time coverage of all the star-studded arrivals and exclusive candids from our red carpet photo booth. Nominations for this year’s awards were announced this morning (no surprise: Hamilton leads with 16 nods) with an A-list lineup including Michelle Williams, Jeff Daniels, Lupita Nyong’o, Steve Martin, Jessica Lange and more.

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DRUMROLL, PLEASE: READ THE COMPLETE LIST

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