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Paint + Petals: Artist Bridgette Thornton on Her Anthropologie Houseware Collab (and Picnic-Party Tips)

Just the mention of floral decor will often bring our dear grannies to mind—or at least their living rooms, trimmed with pansy wallpaper borders and rose-clad tea sets. But then someone young and modern freshens up our image of florals and our passion for pansies is rekindled. This is probably what the buyers at Anthropologie, the retail chain that forever encapsulates the cool, vintage edge of granny chic, thought of artist Bridgette Thornton when they spied her botanical prints on their sales floor.

How the prints got there is a long, wending tale, but the gist is a third-party art distributor picked up the 26-year-old artist’s work and arranged the sale of several of her illustrations in Anthro stores. Fortunately, the artwork piqued the artist collaboration team’s interest—and a capsule housewares collection was launched. It was everything Bridgette had worked toward since first visiting an Anthropologie store as a teenager. An avid believer in vision boards, she might even tell you she “manifested” the collection. And now that Nordstrom carries a curated assortment of Anthropologie Home, you can find and buy the whimsical, colorful pieces—from throw pillows and quilts to dishware and phone cases—on our site.

We recently caught up with the Bay Area native to discuss inspiration and career motivation. Oh, and picnic menus—seeing as the collection’s melamine dishes literally deliver summer parties on a platter. (Bridgette and her boyfriend even created a delightful dining-al-fresco video for our viewing pleasure!)

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Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What on Her Lulu DK Jewelry Collab

It’s a bit of an understatement to say #OOTD queen Danielle Bernstein wields influence across the blogosphere. Her Instagram feed boasts over 1.8 million followers, her fashion blog, WeWoreWhat, has added menswear and home decor to its all-that-is-stylish content arsenal, she’s launched a few of her own womenswear lines, and Forbes magazine named her a Top Influencer and a 30 Under 30 in Fashion and Art & Style for 2017.

So when someone with that much style clout takes on a capsule jewelry collection, you know it’s going to be worthwhile. The New York blogger recently joined forces with esteemed accessories designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski of Lulu DK to create an of-the-moment interpretation of high-end vintage baubles. The results are 14-karat gold-plated lockets, dainty chokers, blinged-out earring cuffs and other layer-friendly pieces ranging from $38 to $88—all available exclusively at Nordstrom for the next two weeks.

We recently interviewed Danielle to get a few details on the collab—and some foolproof jewelry styling tips.

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MCM x Tobias Rehberger: Art You Can Carry

MCM‘s new school is brassier and studlier, hanging perfectly off the shoulders of The (charmed) Youths, street-style icons and everyone in between. But the highly ‘grammable logo—developed at the height of Munich’s ’70s creative renaissance—hasn’t veered too far off course since the Cognac Visetos pattern became the famed Cognac Visetos pattern.

Until now.

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Enter Tobias Rehberger: former punk kid, award-winning German multimedia artist and master of reimagining familiar spaces and forms into sculptural installations that often defy categorization.

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Joan Smalls Talks Cropped Sweatshirts, Killer Heels and True Religion Brand Jeans

Joan Smalls is gorgeous. Flawless skin, a killer smile and legs for days—all attributes befitting a supermodel who’s one of the highest paid and best known in the world. But there’s another, maybe not-as-obvious aspect that’s gotten her there: a lot of hard work.

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It’s that serious work ethic that has helped the native Puerto Rican become a success in her field, graduate magna cum laude with a degree in psychology (in only two years) and, most recently, successfully collaborate on a spring collection with True Religion Brand Jeans.

We caught up with the megamodel on the rooftop terrace of the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan, where fellow models including Lily Donaldson and Jacquelyn Jablonski, as well as famed photographer and True Religion collaborator Steven Klein, gathered to celebrate what is not just Smalls’s first foray into design, but the first collaboration for True Religion too.

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Nordstrom Signature x Caroline Issa: February 2015

A favorite of fashion and street-style photogs, Caroline Issa embodies modern style with just the right dose of fresh—only one of the reasons she’s become a style blog darling and industry notable.

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A few of our snaps of Issa over the last few seasons at Fashion Week.

Counting ourselves as among her biggest fans, we’re extra excited to announce that in February 2015, Issa is infusing her most-wanted style into an eponymous collection exclusive to Nordstrom. (♥!)

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Issa outside our downtown Seattle flagship; a handful of her inspiring looks.

A savvy creative consultant, fashion director (TANK Magazine) and overall incredibly talented human being, Issa is adding her fabulous touch to 25 ready-to-wear styles. In the works since early this year, Nordstrom Signature x Caroline Issa will launch with a current, chic and covetable mix of wardrobe must-haves, like easily transitioned day-to-night beauties, gorg foundation pieces and more.

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Caroline is designing each piece with an eye on versatility, wearability and luxe materials—all reflecting her vision of modern, easy closet essentials for any woman who doesn’t mind a little attention from the street-style paparazzi. It’s all about her philosophy of investing in beautiful clothes that will last—and that you’ll want to wear—for a lifetime.

We’re totally behind building a closet you know you’ll love every time you open its doors, and we’re 100% sure that Caroline’s collection is going to make that very, very easy.

Stay tuned for more about our partnership, surprise exclusives and for the much-anticipated debut of our newest collaboration.

Caroline Issa for Nordstrom

– Jeff Powell

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Keds x Taylor Swift: Live in Person at Glendale

To celebrate the Taylor Swift for Keds collab, we invited the singer-songwriter and style icon to our store in Glendale, California, to meet and party with 150 lucky fans. It’s not every day you get to hang out with a seven-time Grammy winner. Check out a few of our favorite snaps from the event.

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Fashion Week

Zanita x Nordstrom: New York Fashion Week Diary

I can’t believe my time in New York City is drawing to a close—the whole trip here has been a fashion-filled blur! Each day was packed with meetings, shows, street-style shoots and hours and hours of being stuck in traffic. I stayed in SoHo, which usually would be great, but there was a lovely Italian festival happening during my entire stay and my street and those surrounding it were all closed off. Guess I can consider walking those extra few blocks in stilettos to be my daily workout!



Highlights for these past days include scoring time for some proper meals—my favorite being mozzarella bufala and tomato, which I feel is an appropriate dish for any hour of the day.

I also loved sitting front row at Tommy Hilfiger with the crème-de-la-crème of fashion bloggers. In order left to right: Jules (Sincerely, Jules), Aimee (Song of Style), Chriselle (The Chriselle Factor), Chiara (The Blonde Salad), Jessica (Tuula) and Nicole (Gary Pepper Girl). Talk about power in digital influence!


As well, I had the chance to see the MARC BY MARC JACOBS show in a steamy warehouse (did someone say 95 °F outside today?).





I was able to attend the Burberry party too, which featured an incredible performance by Tom Odell, and I got to hang out with my friends Camille (Camille Over the Rainbow), Carolina (Fashion Squad), Chiara and Natalie Joos (Tales of Endearment).

I’m grateful to have been part of this crazy scene here in New York, and I’m looking forward to getting thrown into the fashion fun in London tomorrow! Heading off for my red-eye flight now—you gotta do what you gotta do. Fashion knows no pain. Loving it all!

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Zanita x Nordstrom: Scene on the Street
















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Fashion Week

Zanita x Nordstrom: NYFW Diary, Day 2

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In true New Yorker style, I wore an outfit inspired by the Knicks, orange and blue. My vibrant Miss Wu shirt proved such a hit!

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Miss Wu Pocket Crêpe de Chine Blouse | Tom Ford ‘Nastasya’ Sunglasses

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Powering through days 2-3 of NYFW, my highlights include attending Prabal Gurung (a favourite) and Hervé Léger.

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Had some rooftop hangouts with my friend Jessica Stein of the blog Tuula.

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Another highlight: a great party on the rooftop of the iconic Empire Hotel.

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The street-style scene was so exciting—I’m really looking forward to sharing more pics very soon!

-Zanita Morgan

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Fashion Week

Zanita x Nordstrom: NYFW Diary, Day 1

What a thrill to be in NYC for Fashion Week! My first day on the ground as guest editor for Nordstrom, and I feel like I’ve lived a week of this already–in the best possible way–there’s simply so much colour and energy. I’m grateful to have the chance to share it through my lens.

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Miss Wu ‘Delicate Leaf Print’ | Tom Ford ‘Nastasya’ Sunglasses

Presenting my first photo diary entry: highlights include glimpses of the first lady of fashion herself, Anna Wintour; perfect manicures and ladylike chic at the kate spade new york presentation; Karlie Kloss strutting the Jason Wu runway like the iconic supermodel that she is; plus Janelle Monae and gladiator pumps at Rebecca Minkoff–so fierce!

I scored a chance to share a lunch in Central Park with my friend Jessica (tuula), and even went home for an outfit change in the middle of the day like a proper Fashion Week diva. There’s so much more to come, including my scene on the street post. Stay tuned!

Zanita Morgan

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