Laura and Kate Mulleavy

Nordstrom’s Jeffrey Kalinsky on Fashionista

If you’re in Atlanta wearing Prada, it’s basically Jeffrey Kalinsky’s doing.
The retail icon is Nordstrom’s designer fashion director and he runs two namesake boutiques carrying high fashion. Today he tells Fashionista all about the happy accident that first led him to “put [his] name on the door.”

Not that it was happy at the time. Or, well, unhappy either, it was just … complicated.

Which makes for a good story, of course. Go read How Jeffrey Kalinsky is Competing in a Changing Retail Landscape on Fashionista.com now.

Kalinsky and Anna Wintour at Jeffrey Fashion Cares

Side note: Fashionista, one of our top industry and scene go-to sites, also reported that yesterday was a sort of beach-and-pool equivalent of Black Friday/Cyber Monday. That is: the “most popular day of the year to buy swimwear online.” If you’re behind on the suit game, you better get on top of it now by shopping our Poolside Pop-In and the rest of our bikini, maillot, and related offerings.

—Laura Cassidy

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L.A. Pride at Rodarte

Born and raised in California, Rodarte* sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy cite Los Angeles as the impetus behind their spring 2014 collection, leaving the specifics open to interpretation. So we’ll draw our own conclusions about Tuesday’s mix of bad-girl decadence and Latin panache. Models navigated a laser-light runway wearing plaid button-ups, hip-slung belts and tiny cut-offs with zebra-print ruffles, ready for the club or a country-western bar. Our favorite details appeared in long, white and black fringe whipping across asymmetric leather skirts and embroidered scorpions snaking across sheer-paneled tops—an eerie tribute to the City of Angels.

(See also: Our front-row photos from this show)
*Rodarte is available in selected stores

Mary O’Regan

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Bodysuits and Tie-Dye at Rodarte

Allow us to take you on a beautiful, winding journey through the Rodarte psyche. It starts with extreme bodysuits and silk chiffon, meanders into sheer dresses and embroidered sweaters, takes a hard left at tie-dye, and culminates with acid-washed draped silk fit for a Grecian statue. Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy never fail to tell a unique story with their collections, and this season it touches on femininity, psychedelia and sensuality. Oh, and don’t forget the embroidered angel wings—there’s also an innocence to this journey that prevents you from getting lost.

Rodarte is available in selected stores. Call 1.877.543.7463 to talk to a Designer specialist.

Mary O’Regan

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