Itchy sweaters can be cool, but once you step into the golden fleece of the cashmere goat, you’re always going to need that softness in your life. As for what to wear with a cashmere sweater? Studio N stylist Chad Christensen offers these three looks. Please consider our full selection of complete looks a helpful style resource.
To inspire your next fall outfit, check out this impromptu photo shoot created by our homegirl Morgan Dillon at Studio N. Morgan is a stylist we trust and right now she’s crazy about leather and wool–at the same dang time. Fall textures, for sure.
We’re feeling Morgan’s outfits this combination of materials and feels.
Maybe we’re reaching, but isn’t there something physically uplifting about wearing fuzzy wool and buttery leather? Like gaining new muscles.
The receiving dog will end up looking ready to open a coffee shop/work as a park ranger–or at least stunt on the other dogs at the park while wearing waxed cotton, quilted felt and durable leather.
Fun story about the dog models in this blog post: When we learned we would be carrying all this excellent dog gear, we called Seattle Humane and asked if they had any camera hams to help show it off. They brought five “highly adoptable” dogs to our Studio N for a photo shoot. Three were adopted on the spot by Nordstrom employees. This blogger rescued Luna, below.
The remaining two dogs found new, loving homes by the end of the week. Highly adoptable, indeed.
Here’s a loosie from Nordstrom photographer Barb Penoyar’s In/On White, a series consisting of portraits of models shot using 100% natural light. It comes with a fashion tip from us: white clothes look good in summer.
Normally Barb shoots product images for our website and catalog. With these photos, though, it’s art for art’s sake. No flashbulbs or Photoshop, all light courtesy the glowing orb in the sky.
To read about why Barb likes the challenge of shooting with sunlight, hit this link and check the technique.
With the Fourth of July nigh and men all over wanting to dress for the occasion, check these four different outfits created by our crack team at Studio N–aka the secret warehouse which creates much of our in-house imagery. One overarching guideline from stylist Morgan Dillon:
“Don’t be cheesy. Carry the aesthetic of the holiday in a non-obvious way.”
These images, while being Fourth-focused, are also early peeks at the summer edition of Nordstrom complete looks. What are those, you ask?
Seasonally-fresh outfits which Studio N regularly updates on this section of our website. We think you will find them instructional and inspirational. You can sort our complete looks by:
What we’re trying to say is: Don’t sleep on the complete looks.
Last time our photography/style team Studio N told us what to wear to the beach, they GIF-ed up an animation that inspired us to mix beach gear with our street clothes, and introduced cool brands like Ambsn.
Now they’re at it again. This time their focus is on the Australian/European/American brand Rhythm. It’s a surfing and a lifestyle brand. We’re especially feeling Rhythm’s floral/stone shorts, above. And we’re not mad at all that the name made us re-listen to DJ Quik’s Rhythm-al-ism.
Check the rest of Studio N’s Rhythm-specific editorial images, below.
Photographer: Matthew Sumi
Model: Philip Muscato
Stylist: Grace Erdman & Morgan Dillon
Art director: Eric Bay
Hair & makeup: Tom Pollock
In this series, we talk to artists and designers about their most personal works and the projects that are closest to their hearts.
Shop: Alexander Simai tee
Nordstrom photographer Barb Penoyar is back with the third installment of her series In/On White: portraits of models shot using 100% natural light. We remain psyched on this series.
We caught up with Barb, who has a new website by the way, to ask about her new work:
These five denim washes/styles are perfect for right now–distressed, white wash, dark slim, bleached gray and black skinny. Here they are contextualized in five different outfits, shot at our own Studio N.
Consider this all FYI (for your inspiration). For more complete looks, hit this link.
Styling: Chad Christensen and Morgan Dillon
Photography: Joel Ramirez
Art Director: Eric Bay
The water may feel great, but we can’t stay submerged forever. Because, you know, biology. And so we find ourselves at a critical juncture:
What’s the move after swimming? Pool to party? Beach to bar?
And will the policy be the industry standard no shirt, no shoes, no dice?
This transition involves considering packable layers–and to inspire you to make it smoothly, we present this animation of a well-prepared dude, made by our ace squad at Studio N.
Photographer: Matthew Sumi
Model: Brandon Tobiassen
Stylists: Morgan Dillon and Chad Christensen
Art director: Brett Wiseman
The talent pool is deep over at Studio N, a warehouse space close to our Seattle headquarters where Nordstrom employees–stylists, art directors, photographers, tailors and hair & makeup artists–create imagery for our catalog and website. They do this amongst racks of choice product and models posing like perfect 10s. An inspiring environment.
Frequently they complete their day’s work and then create some more.
Photographer Matthew Sumi explains the impromptu photo shoot which yielded these shots:
“We shot a full day of men’s Anniversary looks on Tarik, then we decided to shoot more editorial images outside with this suit. I test often with all the models that come through the studio, to keep fresh and push myself artistically to always create new imagery. On this shoot I was playing with movement and black & white, specifically blur and focus. I’ve always loved trying different techniques. I think movement creates a strong visual element of mood. “
Model: Tarik Lakehal
Photographer: Matthew Sumi
Stylist: Grace Erdman
Hair & makup: Pierra Lortie
Art Director: Brett Wiseman