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Instagramming L.A. with Amee Kim and A.L.C.

Amee Kim

Amee Kim

Amee Kim has a very distinct perspective on Los Angeles, her home, and on fashion. When not capturing a cup of coffee, a national park or a hip restaurant in her studied black-and-white colorway for her mesmerizing Instagram account (@amee.kim), she works at A.L.C. The fashion label is designer Andrea Lieberman’s collection of beautiful, casual clothes favored by cool girls on both coasts, although it is headquartered squarely in L.A.

ALC photo shoot in LA

Photo by Amee Kim

For their fall lookbook, A.L.C. took their collection of luxurious knits and florals out in the Hollywood neighborhood surrounding Milk Studios. Amee Kim was there to snap some candid moments from the photo shoot. She shared them with us, along with her Instagram and style tips–like pairing the looks with the Nike Classic Cortez sneaker, as they do in the lookbook.

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Nordstrom Exclusive: Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 Collection to Launch Spring 2016

Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 for Nordstrom

We’ve crawled her Instagram account enough to know about her New York Rangers obsession, model hubby, proclivity to taking scenic city shots from airplane windows and her adorable pup, Mr. Butler. But these are just secondary attractions to Olivia Palermo’s polished fashion sense. The lady is always impeccable, even when trying out the latest trends. No one adopts a style and conquers it so effortlessly as this fashion authority, collaborator and influencer.

So we are ecstatic to announce that the jet-setting and lovely Ms. Palermo has partnered with Nordstrom to collaborate on Chelsea28’s Spring 2016 collection. Chelsea28 already offers sophisticated modern essentials for the fashionable professional woman, but getting dressed in globetrotting, day-to-night, photo-ready attire just got much easier.

Olivia Palermo at a Nordstrom photoshoot for Chelsea28

“Olivia Palermo is revered around the globe for her style,” says Mark Tritton, President of Nordstrom Product Group. “We know our customers look to her for fashion inspiration, and we saw her consistently on our inspiration boards as well. We think she embodies the Chelsea28 brand perfectly, so it was a very natural choice.”

We can’t reveal the looks just yet—though we’re dyyyyying to. Just think of pretty color combos, bare shoulders, tailored pants and shirts, and serene elegance.

By all accounts–Instagram or otherwise–it’s going to be gorgeous.

—Britt Olson

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Steve Madden’s 1990s-Inspired Style Challenge | #SMxNordstrom

FeralCreatureHear ye, hear ye: Steve Madden and Nordstrom are running a contest to see who can put together the best outfit while rocking a pair of ’90s-inspired shoes. You shall know this contest by its social media hashtag: #SMxNordstrom.

All you have to do to enter is take a picture of yourself flossing in some ’90s-esque, chunky Steve Maddens. Style yourself most excellently. Post to IG, the Twittersphere or wherever you like to update the whole Internet about what you ate for breakfast. Then BOOM. You’ve entered.

The winner gets to fly to Steve Madden HQ in New York City, tour the Steve Madden showroom and meet Mr. Madden himself. Our own Fashion Office will be scoping #SMxNordstrom and narrowing down applicants to a handful. Team Madden makes the final call.

We called on some favorite Insta queens to model what we’re talking about and get this hashtag rolling. That’s @FeralCreature above. More inspiration below.

Shop: Steve Madden | Fjällräven backpack

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What @WendysLookBook is Wearing to Designer Preview

Nordstrom Designer Preview is just a few days away, and no matter where you stand on Shawn Serven‘s philosophy on outfit planning (and maybe not outfit planning), and no matter if you’re going to be there IRL or just in spirit, you probably wouldn’t turn down a little professional outfit inspiration, right?

We talked to Wendy Nguyen, one of the ultra-chic style bloggers on her way to Seattle for the big event, to get her fall picks and strategy for fashion event style.

Blog: Wendy’s Lookbook

Lives: 
Los Angeles, CA

Her style in three words: Structured, layered, downtown

When she’s not blogging or Instagramming she’s: Designing, filming for YouTube, managing productions, boxing (such a great workout!), and playing with my little cat Sammie.

Psyched about seeing: I’m loving the flounce hem as seen at Mary Katrantzou and Christopher Kane, the high-waisted trouser silhouette at Topshop Unique, structured menswear-inspired outerwear pieces, and super high over-the-knee boots. Designer collections that make my heart stop are Mary Katrantzou, MSGM, and Burberry Prorsum.

Event dressing: For events like the Designer Preview runway show, I love challenging myself by playing with different silhouettes and shapes. I think it’s the perfect time to have fun with fashion. An Emilio Pucci dress with rolling wave hemlines? Of course!

Completing the look: I love a strong smokey eye and nude lips paired with a colorful outfit, or just a sexy cat-eye and red lips coupled with a black and white outfit. Romantic wavy curls and halo braids are my favorite summer hair looks right now. For nails, I like them short with a punch of fire engine red or a soft mauve nude color.

Follow Wendy on Instagram

Shop: Nordstrom Designer Fashion Brands

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Nordstrom, #NSale, Drones and a Gigantic Instagram Post

gigantic-instagram-install-nordstromMaking the dream a reality on the roof of Store 1.

Ever wondered what a 15-story-tall Instagram post would look like? Wonder no more—today we built a gigantic 3D Instagram installation on the roof of our flagship store as part of our celebration of all things #NSale.

Using a 55-foot re-creation of a Leith leopard-print body-con dress (meow) on sale during Anniversary Sale and an actual 25-foot-long hanger built by Nordstrom’s visual team, this massive feat of ‘Gramming came together piece by piece for all the world to see. How, you ask? We shared live updates on all of our social channels and had drones capturing the whole thing for your entertainment, so check back here later this afternoon for a time-lapse like no other.

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What Not to Wear to Sunday’s Game (If, That Is, You’re Actually in the Game)

 

The outcome of Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will certainly be measured in points–though in the larger game of life, you could argue that the true winner will be the team with the fewest concussions. But there is another competition afoot: Which player will have the illest shoes?

We spoke about what to expect on Super Bowl Sunday with Marcus Rivero, aka Soles by Sir, the custom-footwear king of the NFL. The Miami-based painter and designer says his shoes will be worn by players on both teams on February 1. Sales have been good since his status spiked this month after Instagramming a pair of gold-flake cleats commissioned by the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch, which were instantly banned by the NFL. 

Apparently there’s some league rule we don’t understand about shoes needing to match the color of uniforms. But we do understand banning a shoe is a sure-fire way to make it legendary and Rivero says business is better than ever.

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What to Wear for a Valentine’s Day Date Night? Instagram’s 4 Hottest Couples Share Their Style

As of presstime, you have 25 shopping days until the date night of all date nights, Valentine’s Day. Do you know what you’re wearing? Because we talked to four of the most in-love and Instagrammed couples on the Internet, and their plans are looking pretty solid.

Mine these interviews for outfit ideas, date itineraries, soundtrack notes and general romantic maneuvers. Oh, and good Instagram feeds.

(DJ Kiss and DJ M.O.S. via Instagram)

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Insta Love: ‘Grammer Mavens Take Over Our Photo Shoot

We invited a handful of our favorite NYC Instagrammers to collaborate with us on our fall trend accessories and shoes campaign. They joined us at an Instameet-style shoot in the Big Apple because, party! We filled the studio with next season’s shoes, handbags, jewelry and hosiery, and let them do what they do best. It was a photo shoot match made in heaven, and we’re in love with the results. It’s a little bit of catalog and little bit of Instagram. We’re calling it Instalog! Here’s our partnership lineup:


Sara Zucker @SARAZUCKER | Laurel Pantin @LAPANTIN


Liz Eswein @NEWYORKCITY | Alice Gao @ALICE_GAO


Rachel & Nicole Effendy @RACHELETNICOLE | Madeline Poole @MPNAILS


Susan Joy @SUSANJOY | Anthony Danielle @TAKINYERPHOTO


Jessie Artigue @STYLEANDPEPPER | Hilary Rushford @HILARYRUSHFORD


Caroline Harper Knapp @HOUSEOFHARPER | Getting the shot behind the scenes.

Check out the fresh perspectives of our 11 featured Instagrammers in our fall handbags, jewelry, boots and hosiery shops.

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The New Rebecca Minkoff Bag Inspired by You!

Earlier this month, we teamed up with Rebecca Minkoff and Instagram fans for a collaboration on a brand-new handbag. Rebecca Minkoff used all photos as inspiration, and the results are in! Presenting the fringed Mini MAC.

Love. Our thanks to all who submitted their photos and participated in the collaboration. You can find the new Mini MAC with fringe exclusively at Nordstrom in November. We can’t wait!

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Love Rebecca Minkoff? Design Her Ultimate Fan Bag!

Ever dream of becoming a handbag designer? Now is your chance! Starting today on Instagram, we’re partnering with designer Rebecca Minkoff and you to create the ultimate fan bag.

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