So it has taken me soooo long to do a post on this but here it is: I am a member of Nordstrom’s BP (Brass Plum) Fashion Board for the 2014-2015 school year! I am so thrilled to be a part of the team, and at the end of the year, I’ll be completely informed on all things in the fashion industry, and more specifically, the workings of Nordstrom.
Before my first meeting over the summer I scoured the web for information on the Fashion Board. For those who don’t know, BP is Nordstrom’s Juniors department, and the Fashion Board is simply just a way to learn more about the fashion industry, meet other girls with similar interests, and converse with Nordstrom employees. So far it has been a great program and although I can’t say I have learned a lot yet (I’ve only been to a total of two meetings), I know I will by the end of the year.
One of the things I was most concerned about is what to wear, but it is obvious that everyone has their own style so there is no pressure to feel that you need to confine yourself to one certain style “image.” From casual to preppy to edgy, our group has it all!
We had our October meeting yesterday and I knew immediately that I had to blog about it. One of the Nordstrom employees who is in charge of customer relations, and by extension, social media, came to chat with us about what her job entails,what we think of today’s social media landscape, and where we pull style inspiration from on the internet. I, along with a few other girls, mentioned fashion bloggers (of course, I pinpointed Hallie of Corals & Cognacs as my favorite!).
Since the meeting’s “theme” was social media, our task afterwards was to venture out into the store and use BP items to create instagram uploads for our local Nordstrom! We were split into teams based on the two style themes running through the BP department right now: Feminine Pretty and Relaxed Casual.
Feminine Pretty Display
When we were brought out to the floor right before we broke off into teams, the Assistant Manager of BP (who heads our meetings) explained to us the reasoning behind the layout and clothing selection for the two displays. They are meant to suggest pieces that go perfectly with the two categories, and provide effortless looks without appearing to have done so on purpose. Therefore, a shirt + pants + scarf combination are all placed within reach of one another. In addition, often other accessories are present so that customers can easily grab them to add things that will spice up their outfits!
My team was assigned with creating a look for Relaxed Casual, which entails cute leggings, chunky sweaters, and lots and lots of flannels. A shopper abandoned the above coat in the section (it is totally more Feminine Pretty than relaxed casual!) and I loved it so much. It is so me – the color scheme and the structure are things that will go very nicely with my wardrobe!
How cute is the design of the dressing rooms? I love the “homey” yet still exotic feel of it – it’s definitely so much less industrial than it used to be which totally adds to the shopping experience.
So tell me: Anyone else on the BP Fashion Board? And what are your favorite BP items? (Seriously while I was there I loved it all!)
Hope you’ve been enjoying your week so far!