My stylish Thursday could not have been any more picturesque and chic! There's so much fashion eye candy in this post that I'm going to keep this short.
Nordstrom Designer Preview is the retailer's annual benefit runway show for Seattle Art Museum, held out in Magnolia in the cruise terminal. Before and after the show, Nordstrom's personal styling clientele, SAM patrons and other ticketholders can peruse the designer fall collections they'll soon see in Nordstrom stores, and shop straight from the runway!
The beautiful view from the cruise terminal. What a perfect first impression for visiting cruise passengers!
With my girl / Fresh Jess contributor Sarah
The scene Vogue's West Coast editor Lawren Howell (interviewed on FJ last week!) represented the publication in their first partnership with Nordstrom on this show. She left us with five big trends to look for in fall:
- The It Coat: your everyday peacoat gets a major refresh this season with eccentric shapes and detailing.
- Discreet Chic: prim & proper austere meets demure minimalism
- New Take on Evening: not just for the floor-length dresses anymore! Think tunics, pants, long & sheer flowy skirts and bead or sequin embellishments
- Stealing from Men: pinstripe, houndstooth and plaid get a feminine makeover
- 40s, 50s & 60s Glamour: need I say more?
Without futher ado, here are my favorites from the show!
So Rooney Mara! Azzedine Alaia. Photo credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic
J'adore the new twists Dior has added to the classic wool dress, sweetheart dress and wool coat.
Christian Dior. L & R photos credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic; Center photo credit Hoang Nguyen / Team Photogenic
Trinity from Matrix by day; fly Bond Girl at night. Gucci. Photos credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic
Such a fan of these classic, demure shapes in textures like leather and organza.
Erdem. Photos credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic
Donna Karan. Photo credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic
Givenchy with the FUN. Bambi!
Givenchy. L & R photos credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic; Center photo credit Jennifer Richard / Team Photogenic
Chic modern evening wear
Jason Wu. Photos credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic
Whimsical but not overly girly
Lanvin. Photo credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic
Stella McCartney. L & R photos credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic; Center photo credit Hoang Nguyen / Team Photogenic
Dramatic evening garb
Michael Kors. Photo credit Hoang Nguyen / Team Photogenic
Doin' the most.
Oscar de la Renta. L photo credit Hoang Nguyen / Team Photogenic; R photo credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic
Probably my favorite set of the night.
Valentino. Photos credit Vivian Hsu / Team Photogenic
Which ones are your favorites?