2/18/20

Au Courant 021820

NORDSTROM WINTER SALE

Featuring

Veronica Beard, Allsaints, Theory, Vince, Joie, Reiss


NORDSTROM.com






A single-button blazer with a relaxed, deconstructed aesthetic is patterned in pink-tinged houndstooth checks for a classic-meets-modern look. Style Name: Reiss Taylor Slim Fit Check Blazer.




2/10/20

The Re Generation

Fashion thrives on trends—some are short-lived, others outlive their appeal.  One of the most interesting trends that appears to have lasting power isn’t about minis or midis—it’s about maximizing sustainability.  Fast fashion has raised consumer awareness about the environmental impact of its production methods.  As a result, shopping habits are evolving to include preliminary research about a brand’s eco-philosophy before making a purchase.  The fashion industry has taken notice.





Protect yourself from the elements on your next morning run in this lightweight performance pullover featuring breezy cutouts at the back and waterproof construction at the front. Adjustable drawstrings at the funnel neck and hem and chunky ribbed cuffs are designed to help lock-in warmth. Style Name: Adidas By Stella Mccartney Tech Pullover.


2/1/20

When Red Means Go

This is the time of year when red starts showing up everywhere.  From bouquets of long stem roses to boxes of heart shape candy, red ignites passion.  When love is in the air, red is a go.  When tempers flare, red is a no.  Red excites fashion.  When you wear a little red dress to a party, black dresses fade into the background.  And when you lead the way wearing Louboutin stilettos, he follows. 





All you need is love and this ultrachic, Italian-crafted tote in durable canvas with wide laces woven up the leather-trimmed sides. Pops of red bring an understated, signature finishing touch to the versatile piece. Style Name: Christian Louboutin Small Cabalace Canvas & Leather Tote. Nordstrom.com.


1/20/20

Creature Comforts - Eileen Fisher's Unisex Collection

Eileen Fisher leans toward minimal silhouettes so much that several of the items below are classified as unisex.  In collaboration with Nordstrom, Eileen Fisher has designed a capsule collection that includes boxy tops and drawstring pants to accommodate a variety of shapes and sizes.  The predominance of solid colors like “surplus,” “twine,” and navy defies expectations for feminine and masculine categories.  Furthermore, the straight leg jeans are nonspecific and make the popular “boyfriend” styles seem outdated. 


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An exclusive chore jacket with plenty of pockets features a vintage black wash, contrast stitching and a durable blend of organic cotton with a bit of stretch. Style Name: Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Blend Chore Jacket (Unisex) (Nordstrom Exclusive).


1/11/20

Visualize Your Prize

You don’t need supernatural abilities to attract what you desire.  Imagine what you love and bring it to life with a clear vision and lavish details.  Be creative with the props you choose for your new role.  Set the stage with things that matter, and dress for the part you wish to play.  Embrace your poetic side.  Recite a beloved sonnet with fourteen lines upon it.  Accessorize to lure your prize and watch your wish materialize.  





A tie belt adds flair and shape to this savvy double-breasted blazer made in a pulsating herringbone weave of wool blend. Style Name: Reformation Newcastle Herringbone Belted Blazer.


1/2/20

Vince Independence

Vince gives you the freedom to express your intuitive style with ease.  Natural fabrics like luxurious cashmere, lustrous silk, and lofty wool give an understated appeal to tops and lightweight sweaters. Vince excels at designing basics that collaborate well with an eclectic wardrobe.  Soft colors like peach sorbet and skylark blue flatter jeans and leggings, and the loose-fitting silhouettes won’t interfere with your nonconformist style.  





Refine your relaxation options in this half-zip pullover done in a creamy, neutral hue. Style Name: Vince Cozy Half-Zip Pullover Top.



12/20/19

Five Golden Rings

be brave
make a promise...





This sleek and sculptural everyday band is elegant in its simplicity. Monica Vinader.




12/11/19

A Glittering Galaxy

On clear December nights, the sky is a dazzling display of sparkling constellations.  Such celestial beauty is a reminder of how special this time of year is.  Whether you celebrate with a quiet gathering or a lavish party, show your festive spirit with glamorous evening wear that shimmers in the holiday lights.  Silver chains glisten like Christmas tinsel on a red velvet top.  A glimmering diamond necklace makes a fine ornament for a little black dress.  And, like a fresh snowfall, a lustrous strand of pearls falls gracefully over ivory silk to symbolize your optimism for the new year.






Be the (shooting) star of your own nightout story in this captivating dress styled with a knotted waistline and an alluring slit defining the back. Reiss.



11/20/19

Topshop Talk: Fall and Winter Edition

While fashion shoptalk tends to trend, Topshop tends to send the conversation in a new direction.  Always fashion-forward, Topshop cuts through the chatter with stylish separates that stand out in a crowd.  From puffer coats and flounce skirts, to slipdresses and jacquard shirts, Topshop is well versed in the latest street buzz.  If you prefer a more refined narrative, try the Topshop Boutique collection and elevate your look with top-of-the-line fabrics and top-notch touches.





Boucle yarns bring tactile warmth to this longline coat, cut in a polished double-breasted silhouette.


11/10/19

A Beacon of Style From the City of Light

It’s her smile that first grabs your attention.  Her bright eyes reflect the enthusiasm she puts into her fashion namesake, Isabel Marant.  Her influential collection reads like a bestselling guidebook to Parisian style.  Women are attracted to Isabel Marant’s maverick aesthetic that’s not guided by trends.  She leads with original ideas like layering a lavish display of silver disks on leather boots, and creating a shimmering midi skirt by blending edgy metallic threads with silk.




Fierce stripes bring bold style to this nubby wool-blend jacket designed with subtly puffed shoulders for a signature silhouette.


11/1/19

Whatever The Weather

Whatever the Weather, we’ve got your Coat.
Choose a classic trench from Topshop or Burberry for cold, rainy days.
Add a distinctive layer to a blazer with an overcoat by Allsaints or ChloĆ© 
and out bluster the blustery forecast.





Pleats at the back waist complement the off-center placket on this subtly flared stretch-wool jacket inspired by old military styles. Chloe.

10/20/19

The Polo Playing Field

From Long Island to the Rocky Mountains, the Polo Ralph Lauren playing field has hosted five decades of authentic American style.  Ralph Lauren has reinterpreted equestrian garb into classic pieces that fit the casual lifestyle that Americans love.  His unique design perspective has transformed traditional workwear into clothing for all walks of life.  Moreover, he’s shown us how liberating fashion can be.





Crafted from supple, full-grain lambskin, this fit-and-flare dress accentuates the form with saddle stitching, princess seams and signature hardware.


10/10/19

New York Nonchalance by Nili Lotan

For women who aren't easily swayed by the fleeting pace of flyby trends, Nili Lotan is a breath of fresh air.  The eponymous label has a nonchalant vibe that appeals to women who know how to prioritize equanimity in the urban jungle they thrive in.  They know how to coordinate comfort with sophistication to achieve a balanced look that complements their dynamic lifestyle.  From carefree crop pants to luxurious silk blouses, there’s a fluidity to the Nili Lotan collection that allows women to move effortlessly from a business lunch at a neighborhood bistro to an uptown dinner party.






A power jacket with a bit of a '70s vibe is tailored from suiting wool with a hint of added stretch and sartorially sharp pinstripes.


10/1/19

ALTUZARRA

Women tend to hold power with an open hand rather than a tight fist.  They welcome diverse viewpoints and value the creative solutions achieved from collaboration.  They’re skilled at making smart, insightful decisions.  They don’t rely on sports analogies to describe their strategy because it isn’t always about winning.  Sometimes, it just comes down to having the courage to do what’s best for everyone.





A rich red hue makes a stand-out statement in this impeccably tailored two-button blazer styled with strong shoulders and a sharply nipped-in waist.



9/20/19

ba&sh

Best friends often have a steadfast bond that makes them feel like they can accomplish anything. They think alike.  Conversation flows effortlessly between them. They finish each other’s sentences and share secrets.  As business partners, they inspire each other with blue-sky ideas like:  “What if we design a victorian blouse with delicate ruffles on the collar—in black leather?”




Make the scene in this frill-finished dress done in the season's wildly popular print.