Spring/Summer 2015

ALL POSTS

The Best Pools in Los Angeles #5

  If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs, you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogs the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool, it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.

Bhh-VFTT

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }
ALL POSTS POP-IN@Nordstrom Video

How to Get All the Cool Kids to Your Pool Party

Step one: Own something that you can refer to as a “Funboy.

Step two: Get “extreme sportsman and adventure photographer” Jay Alvarrez to lead the charge.

Step three: Watch this video.

 

 

Shop: Funboy’s pegasus oversized luxury pool float | Funboy’s flamingo oversized luxury pool float

Shop: All Pop-In Goes Poolside

{ 0 comments }
ALL POSTS

The Best Pools in Los Angeles #4

If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs, you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogs the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool, it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.

 AnnenbergFeet-Beach

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }
ALL POSTS POP-IN@Nordstrom

The Best Pools in Los Angeles #3

If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs, you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogs the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool, it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.

AcePool

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }
ALL POSTS POP-IN@Nordstrom

Kore Swim’s Best Summer Bets | Pop-In Goes Poolside

Jessica and Nicole Tracy, the sisters behind Kore Swim, can bring their notion of personal beauty and positive self image back to one simple phrase from a Jefferson Airplane song: “You’re only as pretty as you feel.” (The philosophy is right there on the So-Cal-based swimwear line’s About Us page.) And hey you know what? Same goes for a poolside summer:
You’re as fun as you can dream yourself to be, girl. So let’s do this.

The Tracy sisters before business plans and conference rooms were a thing

Jessica and Nicole gave us their download on summer’s best entertainment—and the poolside’s best looks.

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }
ALL POSTS POP-IN@Nordstrom

The Best Pools in Los Angeles #2

If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogues the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet, and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.

ChateauFeet

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }
ALL POSTS

The Best Pools in Los Angeles #1

If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs, you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogs the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool, it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }
ALL POSTS POP-IN@Nordstrom

Malia Mills Studio Visit | Pop-In@Nordstrom

If you haven’t heard of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, just wait. You will. There’s always a new neighborhood in New York—in America, in the world—and on the day we visited Pop-In Goes Poolside swimwear designer Malia Mills way out in this west-facing burg, this one seemed to have as good a chance as any—Berlin’s Kreuzberg? Fox Hills in L.A.?—at being The Next Big Place.

The area’s 100-and-some-odd-years-old former shipping and manufacturing lofts are getting infused with face-lifting food and retail capital, and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets are, as we speak, transforming a 70,000-square-foot warehouse into a factory for dunks and rebounds. The stacks of gridded windows and rows of high ceilings are prime real estate, but for the record: this cool lady was here before all that. Mills has West Brooklyn pioneer status.

Malia Mills outside her Brooklyn workspace; image by Kirby Calvin

Actually, one suspects upon meeting her that Mills, with her elegant punk hair and Mad Max style, was born a pioneer. And then you learn that she was born in Hawaii, where the uniform of entrepreneurs and daredevils is a bathing suit. Does that make Mills a born beach pioneer? We think so, yes.

In advance of the just-launched Poolside Pop-In, stylist and photographer Kirby Calvin and I visited the Malia Mills studio and talked with her about blazing trails in bikinis in Brooklyn, women and their bodies, and beyond.

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }
ALL POSTS

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding: Guest Dresses Decoded

It’s wedding season! Decoding those invites and deciding on what wedding-guest dress to wear can be a confusing task at times, so we asked Nordstrom buyer Ashley Woodworth to help us out. She breaks it down in terms that are totally easy to understand, and we’ve provided a range of dress ideas to simplify your decision-making process and get you ready to raise a glass of bubbly and toast to a lifetime of love.

What-to-wear-to-a-summer-weddingNYDJ print dress | Manolo Blahnik pump | Hobo frame clutch

DESTINATION/BEACH WEDDING

This is an obvious but fun one to dress for!

Maxi Dresses: My first thought is a beautiful, flowy maxi, either printed or in a great solid pop color.

A Little Lace: Also pretty would be a crochet or cotton lace style (less serious than cocktail lace). I also love the idea of some of the new halter trapeze shapes we’re seeing, still dressy but short and easy for the beach—bonus that those styles look great with wedges or flat sandals in case you want to change shoes after you get off the beach.

Bold Prints: Depending on the location, you could also do a cool tribal-print shift, turquoise or stone jewelry and gladiator sandals. I’m thinking of Mexico here…

what-to-wear-to-a-summer-wedding-2-dissolve-alt

Floral Laundry by Shelli Segal gown | Eliza J geometric-print maxi dress | Maggy London pleated a-line dress

SHOP: Wedding-Guest Dresses for the Beach

[continue reading…]

{ 1 comment }
Fashion Week Street Style

Scene Snaps: New York Fashion Week, Models

street-style-new-york-fashion-week-models-3823 street-style-new-york-fashion-week-models-1056 street-style-new-york-fashion-week-models-3317 street-style-new-york-fashion-week-models-3840

street-style-new-york-fashion-week-models-1188
[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }