let me begin by saying, i started n+t to be mostly about images. that being said, i could gush ad nauseam about all the pretty clothes people were wearing, and the shoes… i probably spent more time looking down than looking people in the face. there was the boutique, the runway show…the delicious snacks catered by tom douglas (i am always a sucker for the snacks). nordstrom did a wonderful job, in conjunction with SAM, of putting on an amazing party to raise money for upcoming exhibitions at SAM. it was a lot to take in. i find that a couple days later, i’m still digesting, i’m still ruminating, and i’m still pining away for those spat-like chanel boots to clutch to my chest like a long lost, returned, dear friend. hope you enjoy some of what i found, and this by no means encapsulates everything that was there…just my small glimpse. thank you to nordstrom for having me, thanks to the fellow media that i met at the event, and thank you to seattle for turning out it’s best dressed, it’s well shod and well heeled. what a fun night !
Archive for month: July, 2009
1 girl. 7 dresses, all the same. 365 days. if you haven’t seen ‘the uniform project‘, you should check it out. an inspiration to those of us who feel the pinch of the economy (see laid off clothing designer…) i found picture after picture of vintage, reused, repurposed and donated… and seriously felt my spirit lift. i forget that you don’t have to buy new things to have something new. seeing your closet with new eyes, or even with a friend’s opinion can change how you’ll put something together. that’s really cool.
i rarely punctuate my year with retail. i mean, my week, sure. having worked at nordstrom for several years (clothing design, kidswear) anniversary was a special ‘season’ that we designed into. before working there, i didn’t know what it was. or what it meant to the inhabitants of the seattle area (i rarely wait outside a store at 5am, i was shocked to see HORDES in JULY). it’s part of the job for corporate employees to work today (and into the weekend if you’re really going for the gold star) in the stores. helping the sales team, restocking, ringing… ensuring the event is the best that it can be, and that each customer (think so many people you can’t walk a straight line anywhere) gets the customer service nordstrom is renowned for. i hope it goes well, anniversary for nordstrom can rival holiday. i looked at the book i received, and although i won’t be doing any shopping myself, i liked seeing that high end retail is paying attention. lots of accessories, smart price points… happy anniversary. sale.