January 18, 2013

As If!

As If!
Walking past the 6th Ave. window of Nordstrom portraying the exclusive Miss Wu collection, I couldn't help thinking of the original Gossip Girl show - Clueless!  The models are dressed in classic upper-east-side fashion with matchy-matchy tweeds and prints, hats, and socks.  But not just any socks.  No, no, no, my friends.  These are knee-high socks ala 1995!!!  Which invites passer-bys to relive their favorite dream of the 90's, without the Portlandia reference. 

I conjure thoughts of sunflower print tees, furry backpack purses, ridiculous floppy hats, and wafts of teen spirit.  The stench of nostalgia is bittersweet, but the hint is so delicate it doesn't overwhelm.  My verdict?  This spring, when the temperatures are just barely 50 and you can't wait to pull out your pastels, the knee-high and thigh-high are the perfect transition for Seattle.  Bare those pasty-pasty thighs with confidence, trail-blazing, and gusto!  And don't get all defensive when I hum a Cranberrys song behind you.

Happy shopping, darlings!

January 6, 2013

Introducing Miss Wu!

Introducing Miss Wu
Starting tomorrow one of my favorite designers, Jason Wu will have his sister line available at Nordstrom.  I am ecstatic!!!  Partially because not only does this mean Mr. Wu's genius is now available at a more accessible price point, but also because I've already seen samples.  And let me tell you - it is fabulous (fabulous, FABULOUS) product for the price point, and totally hits the mark in all categories - fabrication, construction, print, proportion, and age-appropriateness for the target demographic.  Blah, blah, blah.

The suit above is much more charismatic in person - what you can't see from the picture is that the fine tweed incorporates lime, lemon, and black to make a cutie-pie spring jacket and dress.  I can easily see the jacket alone with a black pencil skirt and mock-neck sweater - darling!  One of the other pieces I predict will sell out instantly is a silk dress with a feather print on it.  It's an A-line shape with a Christopher Kane-eque belt and a cheeky little ruffle at the bottom.

There's also this neato little preview Nordstrom did that echoes a certain Charlie's Angels dance...

Happy shopping darlings!