Fall 2014 Trends: Nordstrom Designer Preview

Nordstrom invited us to their 29th annual Fall Designer Preview, this year held exclusively in Seattle. I’ll take you through backstage, cocktail + shopping hour, and the runway show in 15 photos! Let’s go:


Racks of gorgeous runway samples, rows of designer shoes, and heaps of luxurious leather bags strewn about all amidst talented stylists and artists readying the models for showtime.

Cocktail + Shopping Hour

Free-flowing Moscow Mules, Grapefruit Fizzes, and white wine + Nordstrom’s fall designer pieces displayed for sale = my happy place. I’ll write up an outfit post on what I wore soon!


Sitting front row chatting with social media maven Jess Estrada, and surrounded by inspiring local editors, writers, and bloggers.

Hey husband (in the blue shirt), I noticed you noticing me, and I just wanted to put you on notice that I noticed you too. He’s shooting the show at an assigned spot in the photographer pit!

1. Dries Van Noten – Orange floral-print midi “Donavon” dress
2. Christian Dior – Navy wool suit jacket with trumpet sleeves

3. Michael Kors – Pearl grey fur vest with black silk long shirt and suede leggings
4. Gucci – Burgundy halter dress with leather top

5. Akris – V-neck zip front gown with full taffeta maxi skirt
6. Stella McCartneyLong-sleeved dress with wave detail

7. Dolce & Gabbana – Floral-print silk chiffon empire-waist gown
8. Donna KaranCognac double-face wool military coat

9. Marc JacobsSilver mini dress with organza wave detail
10. Oscar de la Renta – Black velvet halter gown

11. LanvinKhaki leather top with neck bow and faux fur mini skirt
12. Valentino – Multi-flower brocade dress with Rockstud t-strap pump

Fall 2014 Trends: belted waists, metallics, mixing bold patterns, and layering rich textures like wool and suede. Which number was your favorite look?

That’s a wrap! Thank you Nordstrom for having us!

All photography by Miguel Marino. Please contact us for use.

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  1. July 25, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    What a great experience—especially to be able to go backstage! Lovely pieces, and great cocktail assortment. I'd be all over the Moscow Mules! You look gorgeous. I love the simple and chic look you chose to wear. Black & white is always a good choice 😉

  2. July 25, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    Wow! That's so cool you got to attend! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    PS: You have a great blog! I'm following you now.
    <3 Emi
    silver & lemon

  3. July 25, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    I am SO in love with your Celine luggage tote! It's on my wish list. I have the trio but I find the leather is so, so sensitive to scratches so I'm uber careful. Do you find the luggage tote is okay for everyday use? If I'm paying that much for a bag I don't want to worry about the leather scratching easily. Thanks!

    • July 25, 2014 / 11:04 pm

      Hi Mahsa! This Céline tote is pretty sexy, but it was on display for sale at the event and not mine. I totally get you about scratches on an expensive bag. The smooth leather on the totes are a little more durable than their other bags, but still easily scratched. It's why I'm teetering about getting the Céline box!

  4. July 26, 2014 / 6:24 am

    "I noticed you noticing me, and I just wanted to put you on notice that I noticed you too" – best line ever

  5. July 26, 2014 / 6:34 am

    How cool to be able to attend this! I find myself looking forward to autumn now after seeing all the pretty clothes, haha 🙂

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  6. July 26, 2014 / 10:01 am

    Looks like it was a fun event! I can't believe fall is right around the corner 🙂

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

  7. July 27, 2014 / 1:12 am

    Seems like you had a great time and that was a very cool event =)

  8. July 27, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Wow, everything is SO gorgeous, and we are so in love with that Givenchy sweater. We kind of need one of everything lol

    xx 365hangers

  9. July 27, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    Wow I love the Gucci halter dress! Looks like you had a lot of fun!
    Annoa xx

  10. July 28, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    Such a cool show.. you're so lucky you could go there 🙂 thanks for sharing! all of your photos are so lovely especially behind the scenes one

    Deasy Tantra

  11. July 29, 2014 / 5:01 am

    what an awesome event! and the shout out to your husband was adorable!

    tiffany / tiffanyeatworld

  12. July 30, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    ah, this looks like such an amazing event! so jealous you were invited to attend, but i'll live vicariously through your photos 😉

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