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What Olivia Kim Wore to the Comme des Garçons-Themed Met Gala

“I have a very zen approach,” said Olivia Kim on her way to the Met Gala last night. “What’s meant to fit, work and come together, will.” New goal: May all be as cool-headed and easygoing before big events.

All of fashion—and many bold names from art, design and media—were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to honor one of the industry’s most brilliant minds: Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. But that’s our Olivia, taking it all in stride. The look tonight just feels very me. That’s the best way to explain it.”

“In celebration of our hero Rei Kawakubo, Spy and I are both donning very conceptual thing-a-ma-jigs,” Olivia wrote on Instagram, with a similar image. “Mine is black crinoline tulle and his is clear plexi.”

“I’ve been wearing Comme since I was in high school,” explained our VP of Creative Projects. “So it’s full circle in a sense. When I first started thinking about it, honestly I was thinking, ‘I wear Comme des Garçons almost every day—how can I wear it in a way that feels special enough for the Met Gala?'”

The solution? To go deep with it, and remain abstract about it at the very same time. How very Rei of her.

CHECK OUT HOW OLIVIA ROCKED IT

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Friends from the Floor: Why You Need to Get to Know St. John Now

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

Lots of fashion followers know St. John as an American classic. Worn by Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail and Chrissy Teigen on the Met Gala’s red carpet, the collections are all about understated power suiting and powerfully beautiful knits.

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But fashion followers might not know about the brand’s hands-on fabrication in California, its Casablanca-inspired color palettes, or its fresh and youthful appeal.

Felicia Stapleton, however, is fully schooled. Our Seattle St. John specialist just returned from an intensive course in all things knit, crystal-studded and refined, and we got her entire download—as well as a few words straight from Orange County and the St. John headquarters.

FOUR THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ST. JOHN

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How Olivia Kim Brought Emerging Designers to Fashion’s Favorite Exhibit

When the Met calls, Olivia Kim answers.

In advance of all the recent red carpet and gala excitement around the Costume Institute’s Manus x Machina debut, the museum team reached out and asked our VP of Creative Projects (and SPACE and Pop-In mastermind) to step in and help them curate the gift shop portion of fashion’s favorite new exhibit.

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Olivia Kim gets ready for the Met Gala in a dress by SPACE designer Molly Goddard

As a walk-the-talk champion of emerging and advanced designers, Olivia hooked up three of her favorite SPACE brands with the Met so that after you stroll through the show, you can go home with a wearable souvenir.

CLICK IN TO SEE OLIVIA AT THE GALA AND MORE

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What They (Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and More) Wore to the Met Gala

Just a quick recap of who dressed whom for the big night.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016

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Met Gala Beauty: Karolína Kurková, Kylie Jenner and Stella Maxwell with Charlotte Tilbury

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While it helps to work with some of the loveliest faces in the land, Charlotte Tilbury and her team repeatedly find new ways to accentuate and complement celebrity glamor at every red carpet event. Even if we’re not going to be wearing a gown anytime soon, we love learning how Team Tilbury accomplishes such stunning makeup.

Here are three more beauties from the Met Gala and how to achieve their glowing good looks. Whether you’re in jeans or a gown, when you give face like that, who cares what you’re wearing?

GET THE GALA LOOKS: HERE’S HOW

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Met Gala Beauty: Bella Hadid, Zoe Saldana and Poppy Delevingne’s Looks by Charlotte Tilbury

Met Gala 2016 Makeu: Bella Hadid, Zoe Saldana and Poppy Delevigne looks by Charlotte Tilbury

While it helps to work with some of the loveliest faces in the land, Charlotte Tilbury and her team repeatedly find new ways to accentuate and complement celebrity glamour at every red-carpet event. Even if we’re not going to be wearing a gown anytime soon, we love learning how Team Tilbury accomplishes such stunning makeup.

Here are just three beauties from the Met Gala and how to achieve their glowing looks. Whether you’re in jeans or a gown, when you give face like that, who cares what you’re wearing?

GET THE GALA LOOKS: HERE’S HOW

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Fashion Looks Forward in the Manus x Machina MET Exhibit

For its spring exhibition, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art examines handcrafted and mechanical manufacturing in fashion, with an exhibit gift shop curated by Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim.

Wedding ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, autumn/winter 2014–15 haute couture, back view; Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope

Wedding ensemble (back view), Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, autumn/winter 2014–15 haute couture; Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection, Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.

 

Fashion and technology are historically interwoven: Textile manufacturing was the major catalyst of the Industrial Revolution, introducing the ready-to-wear economy. Early computers borrowed from the punch card technology of the jacquard loom for their processors. Now, computer-aided design is a requisite fashion course for would-be designers.

The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute presents an exploration of fashion manufacturing in Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology (May 5-August 14). Haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs are on display in the more than 100 pieces in this exhibit.

TECH AND TEXTILES: READ MORE

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Stylist Kate Young for Tura | Pop-In Goes Poolside

We visited Kate Young on the bright, sunny morning immediately following the Met Gala and not long before all the craziness of Cannes, and that right there is all the metaphor you really need. Every day in the life of this ultra-cool celebrity stylist is the day after something really major. And probably the day before and during something really major, too. Kate Young … she’s just major.

Celebrity stylist Kate Young showing us some of the tools of her trade
on the morning after the Met Gala this past May; image by Kirby Calvin

But that doesn’t necessarily mean you know her by name or that adorable, blonde-fringed face. As a stylist and brand collaborator/consultant, her genius and finesse live largely beyond the camera’s gaze. Not our camera, mind you. No, Kirby Calvin and I brought our lens right up to Young’s downtown NYC office and talked to her about Kate Young for Tura, the collection of super-chic sunglasses she made in collaboration with the New York City–based eyewear brand and available now at Pop-In Goes Poolside.

Kate Young’s office; image by Kirby Calvin

Here’s what she who dresses Naomi Watts, Natalie Portman and Sienna Miller has to say about summer style, swimming holes of the eastern United States and how frames frame your style.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Poppy Delevingne’s Met Gala Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury | Get The Look

 In which we share these tips from makeup artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury to help you recreate some of the fiercest looks seen at this week’s Met Ball.

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MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal attended the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing an amazing Roland Mouret gown that needed little embellishment. Together with her team, Charlotte created a simple yet sultry beauty look, topped off with a bold red lip.

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Here’s how to re-create Maggie’s makeup look:

1. Maggie’s skin was prepped with the Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Magic Cream and WonderGlow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer for a perfect canvas. Her complexion was perfected with Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in 4 and 5. Then The Retoucher Conceal & Treat Stick in 2 and 3 were used to conceal any imperfections. Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Shade 2 was then swept over Maggie’s cheekbones.
2. Maggie’s eyebrows were sculpted with the Brow Lift in Grace K.
3. Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean and Marie Antoinette and The Golden Goddess Luxury Palette were used on Maggie’s eyelids for a sophisticated, creamy look. To lengthen her lashes, the Full Fat Lashes Mascara was used.
4. Filmstar Bronze & Glow was used to sculpt and highlight Maggie’s face, with a focus on her temples and cheeks which were accentuated with Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Colour of Youth Lip & Cheek Glow.
5. On Maggie’s lips, the artist used Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red (available July 29th).
6. Supermodel Body was applied to Maggie’s limbs to create the illusion of longer legs and arms, with a hint of shimmer.

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Amal Clooney and Hannah Davis’s Met Gala Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury | Get The Look

In which we share these tips from makeup artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury to help you recreate some of the fiercest looks seen at this week’s Met Ball.

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AMAL CLOONEY

Lawyer, activist and author Amal Clooney stunned at Met Gala 2015 in a crimson, sequin-embellished John Galliano for Maison Margiela dress and makeup by Nordstrom favorite Charlotte Tilbury. Charlotte has been with Amal for all her major red carpet moments, including her wedding day to George Clooney, so naturally Charlotte was there with her for her first Met Gala red carpet appearance as well. Read on for the straight-from-the-source tips and products you’ll need to achieve Amal’s bombshell look.

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Here’s how to re-create Amal’s makeup look:

1. Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask was used to create a veil of perfection on the skin. Charlotte then applied Charlotte’s Magic Cream to the entire face followed by WonderGlow to create a flawless soft focus and an instant “spotlight” effect, a skin ritual that Charlotte calls “The Gift of Goddess Skin.”
2. Amal’s skin was kept looking fresh and clear of imperfections with The Retoucher Conceal & Treat Stick in 2 Fair and 3 Medium and Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in 7 Medium, and rid the face of any unwanted oils with a dusting of Air Brush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in 2 Medium.
3. Next, her brows were sculpted with the Brow Lift Three-Way Shape, Lift & Shade Tool in Cara D.
4. To accentuate Amal’s eyes, Charlotte applied the POP shade from The Dolce Vita Luxury Eyeshadow Palette across the lids. The Classic Eyeliner Powder Pencil in The Sophia was used to line the eyes along with three coats of Full Fat Lashes to create a dramatic, open-eyed look.
5. An unbeatable red carpet-worthy glow was created using Filmstar Bronze & Glow to highlight and sculpt the cheek, nose, jawline and temples, and her cheeks which were accentuated with Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blush in Love Glow.
6. Amal’s lips were prepped with Lip Love Lip Renewing Honeybee Scrub and Lip Magic Rejuvenating Smoothing Balm, and then Charlotte lightly applied her new Matte Revolution Lipstick in 1975 Red (available July 29th).

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