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Everlane’s New York Store

Last week, San Francisco’s Everlane opened up their first permanent New York store in the Nolita neighborhood. Here’s what you’ll find: puffers, denim, millennial pink, and the ultimate minimalist style that defines 2017. Earlier this year, I discovered that my office was within walking distance of the Everlane Lab (not quite as large as this store) but even still, it was a dangerous routine and habit that I kept up for weeks.

I’ve known about Everlane since it first began back in 2011, but it wasn’t until this year that I bought my first piece – a striped long sleeved tee that I wore every week for a month. The pieces are simple, but functional. Most importantly, they are affordable. They’re the basics that you need, but want to have in every color.

There’s a piece about Everlane though that separates it from being just a normal retailer. In San Francisco, many consider it to be its own startup because of how tech is immersed into it. What that means is that shopping at this Everlane location won’t be like a normal shopping experience. Here you’ll have a chance to learn how one of their tees are made via headphones in the store and have shopping made easier and more convenient with your credit cards on file from your previous purchases.

For many early adopters of Everlane, the assumption was that it would always be an online retailer. Why the change to a physical store? Founder Michael Preysman explains:

“The original idea was that we would never do stores,” he admitted. “But when you’re in the online-only world, you can’t bring people into your space and your brand the same way you can with a physical store, where it feels transparent, open, and honest. So we wanted to bring the brand to life and be part of people’s lives in a more meaningful way.”

“People do want to try things on,” Preysman said. “Having them come in and touch the product and talk to employees makes such a difference. We started out with T-shirts, which are really easy to buy online, but denim in particular is really hard to shop for [without trying it on]. So this is perfect timing.”

You can find Everlane at 28 Prince Street.

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Margot Robbie

Wearing: Versace

Where: LA premiere of “I,Tonya”

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2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Josephine Skriver and Harry Styles behind her

Full disclosure: I don’t actually shop for my intimates at Victoria’s Secret! I love watching the show every year though because of what a production it is and how over the years, the models are no longer just people on a runway, but you actually get to “know” the angels leading up to the big event. As time went on, Victoria’s Secret increased the number of angels and started giving us a glimpse into more of the behind-the-scenes so that we could begin relating to them. Now I know that some of the looks on the runway are really just for show and not going to be sold in stores, but that’s some of what makes this experience so fun, right? Here are my favorite looks:

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Nordstrom’s 27/7 Curbside Pickup for the Holidays

Holiday shopping with Nordstrom just got a little bit easier! This holiday season, the retailer is offering up 24/7 curbside pickup at select stores for more convenience. We all know how much of a pain it is to go shopping during the holidays – to deal with crowds and the parking. Personally, I’d be worried about going in stores for fear of buying more than I had intended!

10 Nordstrom locations are offering this feature up in the week leading up to Christmas. How does it work?

Nordstrom customers who have placed a Buy Online & Pickup In-Store order can call or text their respective store’s Curbside Pickup phone number just 10 minutes before arriving, at which point a Nordstrom employee will meet customers with their merchandise.

I repeat. This is 24/7.

The retailer’s 24/7 Curbside Pickup will run from Dec. 16-24 at the following Nordstrom locations: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle (Seattle, WA), Nordstrom Bellevue Square (Bellevue, WA), Nordstrom Michigan Avenue (Chicago, IL), Nordstrom Oakbrook Center (Oak Brook, IL), Nordstrom NorthPark Center (Dallas, TX), Nordstrom Tysons Corner Center (Mclean, VA), Nordstrom The Westchester (White Plains, NY), Nordstrom South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA), Nordstrom Fashion Valley (San Diego, CA) and Nordstrom Valley Fair (San Jose, CA).

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Reformation’s Latest Holiday Campaign

Holiday party season is just around the corner already and for the first time ever, it looks like I’ll be attending two! My company has decided to postpone theirs until early next year, but in December, I’ll be joining Eric and Mandi for theirs at the MOMA in San Francisco. Talk about an amazing venue! I learned a very important lesson a couple of years ago that there can be a time when it is too early to shop for a holiday party dress ie) 5 months before, but this time of year is the sweet spot. Elynn told me yesterday too that the good thing about having a holiday party after the new year means that all the dresses will be on sale!

In Reformation’s latest campaign, we found ourselves loving just about everything in the collection. Another thing to note in this campaign is that instead of using models, the brand tapped into a few successful businesswomen of our time. They may not be models by profession, but if we didn’t know that fact, we wouldn’t have even thought otherwise! I’m never NOT a fan of campaigns using real women and modeling amazing pieces.

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Saying Goodbye to Teen Vogue

First Nylon and now, Teen Vogue – say it ain’t so! It breaks my heart that Condé Nast is now shuttering the print version of Teen Vogue otherwise known as the bible of my adolescence. I’m sure I’m not the only one here that found a lot of value in these magazines. This year, I’m especially proud of Teen Vogue. Tucker Carlson was wrong when he said that these are filled with just fashion and makeup and that the writers themselves should just stick to “thigh high boots.” Since that incident, Teen Vogue has continued to prove everyone wrong with their investigative reporting and political hot takes. While the print version of Teen Vogue itself is folding, they plan on investing more time in their digital, video, and social platforms – areas of Teen Vogue that have been thriving.

It’s not a surprise to anyone that print editions of magazines have been folding left and right, but my hope is that this paves the way for more innovation through digital and that their original voices can live on and still be a powerful force.

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CFDA/’VOGUE’ FASHION FUND SHOW IN LA

Zendaya wearing Teresa Helbig

It may be fall everywhere else in the world, but southern California is still experiencing 95 degree weather and yesterday’s outfit choices in LA for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show prove it. The finalists from the competition showcased at Chateau Marmont in front of a panel of judges and in attendance for the event were some of our favorite celebrity icons and even those that are style icons in the making. Here are some of our favorite looks:

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Erdem x H&M Launch Party

Alexa Chung

I’ve been excited about this collaboration since I first heard about it. Then we saw the photos from the collection and I didn’t think it could get any better than that. I was practically making a checklist of every item I loved and started planning in my head which events each piece would be best suited for this fall/winter. If only I had a fall/winter wedding to attend this year, I thought. The official launch party was earlier this week and seeing these pieces on our favorite celebrities and influencers IRL was everything. Too often, I see collaborations with pieces that are stunning, but not wearable. This isn’t the case with Erdem x H&M – not even in the slightest.

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Elle Women in Hollywood Awards

Vanessa Hudgens

It has been a couple of weeks for women. There’s a lot in the news that doesn’t make me happy to share and my heart hurts for all the women – the victims – that have had to endure their share of sexual harassment and sexual assault at the hands of men. This week, I’m seeing women come together in so many ways – through social media, through events, and through stories. I hate to have to witness a moment like this in 2017, but at the same time, I couldn’t be more proud of the strength in our voices right now. We could spend hours writing a post recapping all of my feelings from the past couple of weeks, but instead I’d like to share some photos of inspiring women from the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Abigail Spencer

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Bridal Week 2018

Romona Keveza Legends Fall 2018 Bridal Collection

How did we completely miss this?! I must have had a busy week to have completely watch all of these shows go by and not tune into a single on. I just caught up on Fashionista’s recap and since we already started with Wedding Mondays anyways, we might as well carry it on into showcasing some of our favorite looks. Do you all love these as much as I do?

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Erdem x H&M

 

When I was in college, I remember looking forward to the releases of these collections. I couldn’t wait to hear who H&M and Target would collab with next from the high fashion world and even though I had all of that excitement built up on that one release and could make a list of all of the items I wanted, I never actually followed through with the purchase. I guess that says something about me and commitment, doesn’t it? It’s been awhile since we posted about a collab like this, but I’m in the mood for it. I still like to drop into H&M from time to time and Erdem is still a collection that I continue to love with every season. I’m loving all of the winter florals on display and while I’m not attending any weddings this winter, I think this collection is the inspo you all may need.

Here are my favorite picks!

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Hailey Baldwin

Wearing: Missoni

Where: amfAR Gala in Milan

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2017 Emmys Red Carpet

Millie Bobby Brown wearing Calvin Klein

Whenever I get the chance, I always try to watch the earlier showing of the Emmys. How is this thing still three hours long? For the first time in a long time, I actually stayed pretty quiet on social media this time around. We didn’t live tweet the red carpet this year – mainly because I was still watching the Seahawks game during it and we didn’t tweet during the show. Overall, I think the show had a slow start. Stephen Colbert was okay as a host, but the biggest takeaway for me tonight was all of the people recognized. The most exciting part of the awards show was being able to celebrate a more diverse group of winners than ever before. What did everyone else think?

Looks looks and more looks below!

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RIP Nylon Print

Last week, we learned that Nylon would make the complete switch to digital and would be shutting down their print magazine. I spent the weekend thinking about this and how Nylon wasn’t the first magazine to do this and it certainly won’t be the last. I can’t even recall the last year I had a magazine subscription or the last time I even bought one by choice. In a way, I’m the problem here. I’ve been reading Nylon both online and in print since I was a teenager, but these days only sticking to digital.

It was a prominent magazine for me during my scene days and when I felt like dipping into something I thought was just a little bit edgier than Teen Vogue. When I think of my identity back then, I think I was a little bit of both! Half Teen Vogue / Half Nylon. Wasn’t every girl at that age? Nylon was at the cutting edge of trends, icons, fashion, and music. There was even a time where I dreamt of being a part of this magazine in some way shape or form way wayyyy back when I wanted to be a journalist.

I’m very sad to hear that the print version of Nylon is shutting down. The magazine meant so much to me during my adolescent years, but as always, we’ll continue to read Nylon Digital every day and hope that even their print legacy can continue to live on as it shifts to fully digital.

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