Solange Knowles

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Hark, there goes one Solange Knowles at Paris Fashion Week, captured through the lens of Nordstrom street photographer Crystal Nicodemus. If you wanna get so close you can virtually smell the Gauloises, click here to see more Scene Snaps from Paris Fashion Week.

In between whatever rad stuff Solange did at #PFW, she threw a low-key party for the brand ELEVENPARIS–whose menswear happens to be a major factor in our new Street League collection. Just saying.

OK, now to listen to “Losing You” on repeat as we power through this Monday.

Shop: ELEVENPARIS | Men’s streetwear

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Not sure what tunes to dance, drink and cavort to while watching the ball drop Monday night? For those of us who haven’t spent enough lunch-breaks cruising Pitchfork.com lately, here’s an audio primer on the achingly hip artists who graced the pages of GQ this month. (See yesterday’s post for highlights.) The good news: Unlike most musicians who pass as quote-unquote cool, the oddball minstrels and R&B visionaries below are an impressive mix of pop-savvy and avant-garde—plus technically gifted at future-legendary levels, which never hurts. Push play, see what speaks to you, invest in a few new mp3’s this weekend, and prepare to impress even your achingly hippest friends at next week’s New Year’s Eve parties—with your style as well as your taste in tunes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9GZAFH_Y8k
Dirty Projectors


Solange


Blood Orange


Grizzly Bear

 

[Dirty Projectors and Blood Orange courtesy of Domino Records, Solange courtesy of Terrible Records, Grizzly Bear courtesy of Warp Records.]

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True to form, our friends at GQ put together a celebratory style guide in their January issue, just in time for New Year’s Eve, that not only showcases the coolest ways to dress for 2013, but also recreates the coolest party you could dream of going to, with some of NYC’s coolest musicians. Check out the pics below (starring Grizzly Bear, Solange Knowles, Blood Orange and Dirty Projectors), read the tips from GQ, and emulate the looks with our own picks from the Men’s Shop. To read the full feature, head over to GQ.com.


1. Vested Interest. “Not a jacket guy? Not a problem. A vest and bow tie will instantly elevate your usual dark denim.” —GQ
(Pictured: Amber Coffman and David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors)


Nordstrom’s Picks to Get the Look:
Naked & Famous Selvedge Jeans | Pendleton Bow Tie | Rag & Bone Vest
 
 


2. Double Down. “Nothing wrong with a single-breasted suit. But step up to a double and it announces that you’ve really come to boogie.” —GQ
(Pictured: Devonté Hynes, aka Blood OrangeSolange Knowles • Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear)



Nordstrom’s Picks to Get the Look:
(Hynes): Gitman Bow Tie | Hugo Boss Suit | Goorin Bros. Fedora
(Droste): Kenzo Shirt | Topman Shirt | Burberry Brit Shirt
 
 


3. Mix It Up. “Common thread on these pages: clothes ripped out of their usual context. Dev’s slick slacks class up his rocker jacket.” —GQ
(Pictured: Devonté Hynes, aka Blood Orange)


Nordstrom’s Picks to Get the Look:
Gucci Combat Boots | Dsquared2 Trousers | Topman Leather Jacket
 
 


4. Defy Convention. “A tux is the ultimate statement of boozy intent. But you don’t need the full penguin suit. Shawl collar over a tee? That’s how to party in 2013.” —GQ
(Pictured, from left: Chris Taylor, Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear)


Nordstrom’s Picks to Get the Look:
(Taylor): Hugo Boss Dinner Jacket | Nike High-Tops | T by Alexander Wang T-Shirt


(Rossen): John W. Nordstrom Bow Tie | Hugo Boss Tuxedo | Red Wing Oxfords


(Bear and Droste): Topman Polka-Dot Shirt | Topman Tie | Gant Rugger Plaid Pants
 

For more ideas:
SHOP OUR ‘BLACK-TIE OPTIONAL’ PARTY GUIDE
 
 

[Photos by Sebastian Kim for GQ. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]

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