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Friends from the Floor: Celebrate National Lipstick Day with Us on Saturday, July 29, 2017

“Friends from the Floor” is a series dedicated to sharing the latest product obsessions of our Nordstrom sales crew.

Psst! This Saturday, July 29, is National Lipstick Day. Not that we need an excuse to swipe on lip color of any kind (stains, balms, lacquers, glosses—we’ll literally reapply at least two of those before we finish typing this post). So what better way to honor the momentous lip-smacking occasion than to treat ourselves to a gorgeous new shade in a fancy new finish?

To help out all the lipstick lovers among us, we asked a few of our Beauty Stylists to share their current go-to formulas for a busy, social summer. Because, truthfully, every day is a lipstick day.

WHAT TO SWIPE THIS LIPSTICK DAY

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Stars at the Oscars Wore Armani

The Oscars: they came, they happened—perhaps you heard things got interesting—and stars wore Giorgio Armani.

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Viola Davis; images courtesy Giorgio Armani

When the dress code is black tie, you cannot and will not go wrong with an Armani tuxedo. The famed Italian brand also makes gowns—that’s what Viola Davis wore when she gave an acceptance speech that was better than most movies—and below you’ll find images of both from the 89th Academy Awards.

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Get the Look: Milan Fashion Week Street Style at Giorgio Armani and Jil Sander

MFWquadGimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one), and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.

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Last Looks: Yesterday’s Runway at Giorgio Armani

After a popular run at the Oscars outfitting Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and mini-star Jacob Tremblay, Giorgio Armani was back at the Fashion Week grind yesterday morning with a strong fall collection.giorgio_armani_245_fw16

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Save for a few red carpet hopefuls like the sequined column and laser-cut floral lace gowns, Armani made a strong argument for velvet daywear. But not retro velvet: the designer took the fabric de la saison and worked it into pieces for sophisticated working women. Post-show, Armani explained he wasn’t trying to “overdo it,” removing himself from the “need to surprise through a palette of colors and a mix of fabrics.” Instead, he crafted mix-and-match workwear like wide-leg crop trousers, jogger pants and tweed jackets. Racing-striped slacks with patterned blazers introduced more lively graphics including watercolor floral silk palazzos with microprint blazers and boxy tops, which, we can only hope, are the future of officewear. 

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—Emma Ranniger

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Get the Look: Milan Fashion Week Street Style at Giorgio Armani

MFWquadGimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one), and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.

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Giorgio Armani on His 40th Anniversary

This past June, Giorgio Armani opened Armani/Silos, his own museum in the center of Milan, to showcase his life and work. It’s been a big year for the house of Armani—but not as big as 1975 was.

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Forty years ago the legendary brand began, and today it is one of the most successful fashion companies in the world. But this is an industry that tends to favor the future. There were celebrations around the anniversary and the Armani/Silos opening, and then it was time to get back to work. Yesterday in Milan, the house presented their spring ’16 collection, and we were lucky enough to get some time with the iconic designer himself.

Here’s what Giorgio Armani has to say about consistency, passion, dedication and desire—and images from a new, super striped collection that contains threads of the past four decades even as it walks confidently forward.

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Armani Presents Armani/Silos in Milan

How would you celebrate 40 years in fashion? Just weeks ago in Milan, on the exact same day that the city’s 2015 Expo opened, Giorgio Armani nodded at the past and the future with Armani/Silos—a museum of his work and times. Set to be open through the end of October, the first exhibit is a showcase of the sleek, structured yet expressive looks that established the designer’s name in Italy, America and beyond. Says Architectural Digest: “The straightforward structure, named Armani/Silos for the building’s origins as a 1950s granary, is yet another testament to the legendary designer’s practiced minimalism.”

“I thought that bringing clothes, accessories, bags and technical drawings together in a single space, as an archiving project with a particular, personal perspective, would be a concrete way to turn the past into a foundation for the future,” said Armani.

For more from the designer, and stunning images as well, keep reading.

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Emporio Armani ‘Water Lilies’ Spring 2014

Giorgio Armani crafts a colorful narrative for Emporio Armani‘s spring/summer 2014 collection—and reveals a point of view on lightness, inspired by the symbolic modernity of water lilies.

Enchanted by the great gardens of our time, Giorgio assumes the role of a painter, drawing upon floral motifs that allow his creative brushstroke to blur the lines between “realism and abstraction,” according to show notes.

The delicate nature of his designs are powered by technical fabrics, exposing clean lines and subtle proportions that effortlessly drape the body. Key statements take the form of a soft jacket combined with flared-ankle trousers.

Leggings create a second skin and are paired with skirts and dresses to give each look a sense of newness. The colors and shades involuntarily pay homage to French impressionist artist Claude Monet, who was enthralled by water lilies for a large part of his career.

Take your style into full bloom this spring.

Qianna Smith
Photos courtesy of Giorgio Armani

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