some months back, i received an email from nordstrom inviting me (along with a select group of other talented folks) to partake in an “instashoot” on a tribeca rooftop in celebration of the retailer’s fall catalog. obv, i agreed to do so. the result of our efforts — an autumnal focus on the new stock coming into stores in the coming weeks — can be found throughout the pages of the catalog. these are some of the images that weren’t used during my time on said rooftop, but you can expect to see the items highlighted in them in nordstrom stores soon if not already.
i would highly recommend (for the sake of my ego) that you stop into your nearest nordstrom, pick up the catalog, and point at its pages shouting "i know her! i know her!" to nearest friends and family. also, feel free to follow me on instagram.
disclosure: all pics were taken via iphone. i was compensated for my participation.
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.