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Bicoastal Designer Rosetta Getty on Dressing with Ease and the Artists Who Inspire Her Collection

Uncomplicated yet fascinating, wearable and aspirational, comfortable but so chic: Rosetta Getty may craft the wardrobe for our times. Amid the incoherent noise and incessant news updates, structured minimalism has never been more appealing. With her Resort ’18 collection, Getty has created an entire wardrobe with clean lines and sharp tailoring that seeks to impose order while also being fluid, flattering and colorful. These are clothes to seed peace of mind and even joy. Yes, it’s possible.

Inspired by the modern minimalist works of starchitect Richard Meier and borrowing her palette from the abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, Getty’s angular tunics and dresses burst with originality in sunny hues and brazen primaries.

We spoke with Getty about her (many) artistic inspirations and what she usually wears around her stunning home in L.A. and out to functions on both coasts—now we’re looking to streamline our own closets with her cashmere sets and cutout dresses.

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Shop the Shoes: Sandals in Palm Springs and L.A.

When it comes to casual comeliness, California girls really do have it down—all the way to their toes. We took some foot notes on the sandals that the ladies in L.A. and Palm Springs are wearing this summer. It’s a thing we like to do.

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

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Talking Books, Movies, and Art with SPACE Designer Sophie Buhai

Proof positive that you can invent yourself: SPACE designer Sophie Buhai. After she and her business partner concluded their New York-based clothing line Vena Cava, she moved back to her native West Coast and started anew, on her own—with jewelry.

Sophie Buhai at home in Los Angeles

With her experience creating complete ready-to-wear looks, it’s no surprise that her sculptural pieces are total outfit-makers. Smooth, minimal chokers and chunky rings add just the right powerful touch on jeans-and-tees days.

So who’s the woman behind the bangles? We offer this brief but friendly introduction.

MEET SOPHIE HERE

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Please Meet Co, the Los Angeles Brand with Cinematic Style and Andalucian Ruffles

Once you know that the Los Angeles-based brand Co is the shared endeavor of Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern, you understand the name. Co, as in co-founded. But what you can’t know right away is that the pair are veterans of the movie industry and bonafide professional film buffs.

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A look from Co’s spring 17 collection; all images courtesy Co.

To celebrate the fact that we’ve just added Co’s chic and earthy shapes and gorgeously rich fabrics to Nordstrom’s Designer Collections, we talked to Stephanie and Justin about their new spring collection and the big screen moments that inspired it.

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Street Style: How Four International Cities Are Wearing Athleisure Now

It’s no longer fair to call athleisure (aka sportscore) a trend. Its staying power has been cemented by its 2016 entry in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The sporty casual style that began with the sneaker craze and went on to inspire joggers (tailored sweatpants) now touches fashion at all levels: designers Alexander Wang and Stella McCartney have both collaborated with adidas; for Spring 2017, Versace incorporated nylon and spandex for an urban, athletic look and Vera Wang outfitted a cabal of health goths. Designers from Rihanna for Fenty Puma to Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel and Fendi construct sneakers meant for going out for a drink rather than a jog.

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Spring 2017 Copenhagen Fashion Week attendee 

But the style is much more complicated than sneakers and yoga leggings. While its appeal lies in comfort and simplicity, the new way to wear athleisure is to inject some obvious non-workout components. Flashier elements like tulle skirts, jaunty scarves and luxury handbags signal that the wearer is adopting the style, not coming straight from the gym. We snapped some successful instances of the lifestyle look on the streets of Copenhagen, Los Angeles, New York and Stockholm. Here are some ways to wear athleisure now.

GET SPORTY: SEE THE SLIDESHOW

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

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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.

SEE THE STYLES IN ACTION AND READ MORE

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Blogger Olivia Lopez on Festival Style

Olivia Lopez of Lust for Life in Hunter boots

L.A. blogger and lifestyle expert Olivia Lopez knows how to pack for any destination. Her blog, Lust for Life, is an enviable chronicle of her adventures in the world. Saturated photos of Lopez stylishly negotiating the streets of Miami during Art Basel, the cobbled roads in Portugal and the beaches of Costa Rica provide premium travel-style inspiration.

We caught up with Lopez after she returned from Coachella to ask her about festival dressing—she endorses the Hunter boot method of battling the terrain—and her native L.A.

Olivia Lopez of Lust for Life in Hunter boots

A FEW OF HER FAVORITE THINGS: READ MORE

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Behind The Brand: A Q&A With Your (and Gisele and Cara’s) New Favorite Shirt Label, Rails

Introducing Behind The Brand, a new series in which we dive into the backstories of some of our newest and most exciting lines. First up: Celeb-beloved California label Rails, whose shirts have been christened by no less than Vogue as “the must-have you never knew you needed.” Read on for an interview with the brand’s founder, Jeff Abrams.

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Jeff Abrams of RailsSo, we hear it all began with a hat.
When I first began, I really had no idea how to actually produce a full collection. I had just returned from Europe, I sewed the word RAILS onto a single black hat and a simple hooded sweatshirt and embarked on a door-to-door journey trying to get orders. I drove all over the United States, walking into stores unannounced trying to build the foundations for the Rails collection.

Each season I refined the creative direction and focused on creating versatile pieces in luxe fabrications that represented the Southern California lifestyle. The idea was to build a collection that made you feel both relaxed and refined.

Your plaid shirts get lots of attention in the press. Why are they so popular? What’s the differentiator?
Shirts are a timeless staple, and I wanted to give the category a new direction by using high quality rayons and tencel blends in our plaids, prints, and denims. Our fabric has a cashmere like hand feel and drape that creates a more feminine and modern silhouette than traditional cottons.

Rails shirtsHow do you feel about your celebrity following? What do you attribute it to?
The growth of our celebrity following has been very organic. They are wearing our collection because they genuinely love the products! While it’s exciting to see celebrities and tastemakers wearing Rails, I get more enjoyment now from seeing more anonymous girls wear them in their everyday life.

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Stylist Djuna Bel’s Summer Reading List | Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Warby Parker

Everyone knows that all the cool girls are really bookworms—what they don’t know is what all the cool bookworms are reading. You will now, though; just follow along with this series as Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Warby Parker helps us celebrate the literary life well lived.

First up: L.A.-based Djuna Bel, who rocks romantic vintage pieces and iconic designers in the same breath and evokes a kind of laid-back, free-as-a-bird cool even though you know that the life of a fashion stylist is one of those things that sounds like a daylong picnic but is actually a lot of body-busting labor and handwork. But let’s be real. This lady puts Keds on Taylor Swift and kicks it with Langley Fox. Like she told Closet Visit upon their voyage into her leather jacket– and Christopher Kanepacked hideaway, “There is nothing I don’t love about my job.” And as it seems she finds enough time to ponder underground Americana classics and It-girl biz tomes on her off-hours, yeah, she’s got it all dialed in. Color hers the modern West Coast idyll.

Here’s what she’s got her nose in this season:

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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

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