It’s just before the start of New York Fashion Week and we finally get to see the launch of Olivia Palermo’s Chelsea28 line with Nordstrom, looking better than we expected actually. Those prints, those colors, that undeniably fashionable flare to the classic cuts… we are in love! Plus, those of us with a shoe fetish, even a little, are already panting over those triple buckle T-bar red heels! Make sure to check Nordstrom.com to be the first to own these goodies in less than a week!
We are only a week away from the launch that is scheduled for February 8, the collaboration with Nordstrom’s in-house label Chelsea28 turning out to be a super deal. “It was important to start with life pieces, as I call them,” Palermo told Vogue. “Taking a great navy wide-leg pant, for example, and being able to restyle it.”
The collection includes 32 pieces that cover a full wardrobe really, from boho dresses to oxford fits that are a bit more on the masculine side, and lovely stylish daily wear jeans. Denim is an important part of one’s wardrobe and Palermo cannot seem to stress that enough. “It’s important to understand what a girl wants. And Nordstrom has a similar take on the New York woman—she’s a woman on a mission who knows what she’s looking for.”
This is a collection we have been looking forward to and have made mention of it late last year, on October 29th. The It girls are also playing in the proverbial sandbox these days, growing their power on the fashion territory. In this case, it is New York that is being conquered and we are more than happy to see Olivia Palermo hitting it big. She has done many collaborations before (Olivia Palermo x BaubleBar, just to name one), but it is the first with Nordstrom. The idea is to make really good pieces for accessible prices.
Palermo has a tendency to mix high and low fashions together, which makes for an interesting ensemble that redefines some borders. Designers who believe they should be able to be affordable for most all fans are few, but Palermo certainly falls into that list, giving us an opening price of just $68.
We have no idea if there will be future collaborations with Nordstrom as well, but the American socialite and reality show cast member from The City sure knows where she is heading. She might be 29 years old and newly married around two years back, but she is a lady with her life ahead of her and it appears she will definitely be making the best of it. We very much look forward to her collaborations with some even bigger designers and retailers, and perhaps a few other celebrities as well?
Photos courtesy of Olivia Palermo