October 27, 2000
The social season on the Orange Coast is officially in swing. And what better way to dazzle the crowd than with a grand entrance in the perfect ball gown. Who said Cinderella was just a fairy tale? Cinderella lives, albeit perhaps with a slightly redefined version of Prince Charming in waiting. Regardless of the hair loss of the Prince, or worse yet, the tax loss of his investments in the dot.com global ventures arena, there is still time for redemption if the perfect gown is selected and purchased for the season to be worn by his fair lady.
June 15, 2007
Customers who visit Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza later this month can come away with shimmering new nails. They can also leave with one degree of separation from Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Renee Zellweger and a number of other Hollywood stars. On June 23, the store is expected to get a visit from Deborah Lippmann, the manicurist and nail expert whose products sell to — and, in some cases, bear the names of — a celebrity clientele. Lippmann, who launched her first line of nail products in 1999, has collaborated with stars to create some of her most popular colors.
August 15, 2011
Fashion Island welcomed nautical lifestyle and clothing brand Sperry Top-Sider earlier this month at a 2,100-square-foot space between the Nordstrom and Pacific courts. The store is the 75-year-old Massachusetts-based company's first Orange County location and the largest on the West Coast, according to a news release. The brand's full range of men's, women's and children's footwear and apparel will be sold at the store. Signature accessories, such as tote bags and board shorts crafted from recycled sailcloth, will also be featured.
June 3, 2000
The much-anticipated Nordstrom semiannual sale for women and children starts Wednesday. Throughout the store, you can find savings of 20% to 33% on clothing and accessories, and 30% to 50% on shoes. In the accessories department, there's a selection of Anne Klein watches, Mei Fa stretch bracelets and The Sak crocheted handbags and mini bags. In the Brass Plum department, there are savings on selected fashions by Frenchi, an exclusive line at Nordstrom. In the women's apparel department, there are selected Carol Anderson dresses; spring coats; Hot Cotton separates; Classiques Entier; Preview Collection suiting and separates; and BCBG exclusively for Nordstrom.
January 16, 2005
Rick Devereux There comes a point in sports when the proverbial 'wait until next season' becomes that next season and the team wins. It could take 86 years, as was the case for the Boston Red Sox, or it could take 97 years and counting, as is the case for the Chicago Cubs. The wait has not been that long for the Newport Harbor High wrestling program, but it the future definitely seems bright for the Sailors. "This is a young team," Coach Dominic Bulone said.
August 14, 2009
An annual pilgrimage to the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort took place last week benefiting the Orange County Museum of Art. It was the annual fall fashion collection showcased by Nordstrom in partnership with the museum. Tickets to the fashion runway production were $150 each, and co-chairwomen Carol Lee and Gianna Kerrison worked tirelessly to fill the house in order to help fill the bank account at the museum. Lee and Kerrison succeeded, and there was not a seat left in the ballroom surrounding the elevated catwalk.
December 24, 2010
CORONA DEL MAR — A varsity soccer player in her freshman year at Corona del Mar High School, Kirsten Morehouse can now add paid Nordstrom fashion blogger to her resume. The 14-year-old is no stranger to the Web. She started a fashion blog at 13 with friend Nina Nelson called InBTeen , for young adults who feel in between teen and adult fashions. The pair wrote age-appropriate online style guides on trends. When she started high school this year, she was at Nordstrom with her mother and noticed a board in the dressing room of the juniors department, Brass Plum.
September 15, 2003
LOLITA HARPER Have you seen the movie Sweet Home Alabama? You know, the one where the adorable blond leaves her quaint hometown and moves to New York only to launch her own clothing line and become the next darling in the fashion industry. An interesting turn of events, including a super-rich fiancee and an old blue-eyed boyfriend, brings her home. It is mostly a love story -- with a great wardrobe for leading lady Reese Witherspoon, who plays the up-and-coming designing diva.
October 14, 1999
"Ten Newport ladies have a combined total of 215 years of raising money for Children's Hospital through the Cinderella Guild," said one of the tremendous 10, Marion Pickens. "Now I'm not going to brag about how much age we 10 share together. Lets just concentrate on our volunteer fund-raising figures, shall we?' The classy Lido gal lunched with pals at the Santa Ana Country Club to raise even more money for Children's Hospital -- and to add a few more hours on the 215-year clock.