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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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Cozycomfycool: Cold-Weather Looks

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Styling by Morgan Dillon; images by Matthew Sumi

Is there any amount of cozy that’s too cozy? When the weather gets cold, the answer is no. With athleisure feeling less like a trend these days and more like a paradigm shift, designers are putting comfort at the forefront of their fashion. It’s all the better for stacking clothes and taking coziness to the max. Try stepping out of the house wearing fuzzy socks—fuzzy shoes, even—and two jackets at the same time: a middle layering piece and an overcoat. Then you shall know the true meaning of cozy. Be inspired by these looks and layer up.

Our model here is Tay Sean, rapper and producer extraordinaire. If you don’t know him, his new album, Leavings, is outstanding experimental hip-hop. Dressing-wise, he has a unique style, so we met with him ahead of time in the store so he could help choose clothes from our men’s and men’s designer departments. His reaction:

“I didn’t realize Nordstrom had so much cool stuff.”

Check out our cozy looks below and our interview with Tay Sean about his music and personal style.

SHOP: Helmut Lang coat | Public School anorak* | Rick Owens pants | Clarks Wallabees

*available by phone: 1.888.282.6060

CLICK HERE FOR THE LOOKS AND Q&A

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A$AP Ferg Is Down with Alexander Wang | Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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We were working ahead, interviewing rapper and fashion designer A$AP Ferg for a top-secret future Pop-In shop, when he mentioned Alexander Wang with an anecdote we thought you might like to read now.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

CLICK HERE FOR FERG’S STORY

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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

CLICK HERE FOR THE Q&A

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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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Rap Dad Essentials: Gucci Loafers and Sandals

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Dad style, oxymoronic though it may seem, has established itself as a major factor in several areas of current fashion. Perhaps you’ve noticed the rise of dad hats (unstructured baseball caps with curved bills), dad shoes (New Balances are hot), Hawaiian shirts and Belichick-esque short-sleeve sweatshirts. The New York Times wrote about it the other day. And you don’t have to be a dad to partake in fatherly flair.

One thing we’ve noticed lately is how dad style is interpreted by some of the most famous rappers of our day, like A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Future and Gucci Mane. All are known to base outfits around key dad values like ease and comfort, while introducing a layer of rock-star luxury not stereotypically “dad.”

In that world-within-a-world—of dressing like a rap dad—many outfits are grounded by Gucci slides and loafers, which set a free and easy tone that says, “No, I’m not struggling for success anymore,” and “Yes, I could retire at any moment.” A good level to be on, if you can get there. Or at least a good vibe and a cool look.

SHOP: Gucci slides | Gucci loafers

SEE IT: RAP DAD STYLE DONE RIGHT

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Everybody (No Hyperbole) Was Wearing Hunter Boots at Glastonbury 2016

Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Clara Paget attend Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Clara Paget attend Glastonbury Festival on June 22, 2016, in Glastonbury, England.  Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images.

It’s almost tradition now—ever since Kate Moss was the first to be smart enough to slip on a pair of the rain boots with her teeny cutoffs in the ’90s, Hunter boots are the official footwear of Glastonbury. After all, the storied music festival gets muddy—and this year was thought by many to be the muckiest. But braving the elements is part of the fun, right?

In 2016, Moss’s kid sister, Lottie, was among the throngs of festivalgoers—along with Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, the Delevingne sisters—who did likewise. See our slideshow after the jump to watch how the style set handles puddles while the music plays on.

GET FRONT ROW AT THE SLIDESHOW

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Music Festival Hair and Makeup Looks: Governors Ball Edition

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One of our favorite things about makeup is its ability to empower both expression and experimentation. And one of the best places to see people expressing their personality and experimenting with their makeup is at a music festival. The looks out there run the gamut from wacky to out-and-out glam. You can get away with almost anything, and we love seeing it all.

Our super-shooter global street-style reporter, Kristin Yamada, just got back from the Governors Ball. Get inspired with some of our favorite beauty looks that she snapped at the festival this summer.

SEE THE BEAUTIES

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Watch Rihanna Hit the Dab Wearing Our Terrible Hat | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

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Perhaps like us, you are a fan of Rihanna. In that case you have probably noticed she has been dropping new music lately including this banger with Mike Will, “Nothing Is Promised.” But did you notice that while promoting the jam on Instagram, she hit the dab in the club while wearing one of our hats?

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Image via Apluss

The specific hat is by Terrible Records, our musical partner for Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil—the sun/swim shop curated by Olivia Kim running now until June 26. When you’re done turning up in the club and want to chill out at the beach, listen to Terrible’s custom playlist for the Pop-In below.

SHOP: Terrible hat | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OUR TERRIBLE BEACH MIX

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Shop the Shoes: 2016 Festival Edition

This festival season, we were shoegazing even when the music wasn’t. In the process, we collected images of some of the coolest footwear from Coachella and Governors Ball. It’s a thing we like to do.

Click on a pair to shop these showstoppers or similar styles right now.

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Photos by Kristin Yamada

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