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July 28 2014

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Olivia Kim Rings in the New

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In hopes of promoting a calm and renewed start to 2014, Olivia Kim opens her third curated pop-in for Nordstrom today. “It’s the New Year, it’s a recharge, it’s time to regroup and get yourself together,” Kim says of the new project, which she’s aptly dubbed “New Beginnings.” “That’s really the premise behind [New Beginnings], to offer things that are a little more reflective, that feel a little more personal…things that could help people literally realize their resolutions.”

There are organic cleaning supplies and Dyson vacuum cleaners for those who have pledged to be tidier. For customers who have dedicated their 2014s to getting in shape, there are workout clothes with an edge from Michi, as well as Jawbone Up wristbands that track health patterns. And shoppers who want a full-on makeover need look no further than the colorful Manic Panic beauty products and KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr creams.

New Beginnings also pays homage to celestial movements and astrology with organic jewelry and energy crystals from Gia Bahm’s Unearthen, zodiac sweatshirts by VFiles, and, at a few lucky locations, free chart readings by celebrated astrologists Tali and Ophira Edut (aka The AstroTwins). “I’m a Virgo but a Capricorn rising, and my moon is in Aries,” Kim says, giggling. “Which means I’m a big hot mess, but then it all kind of makes sense!”

But lest we forget, Nordstrom is a clothing retailer, and Kim doesn’t skimp on her pop-in’s fashion. This time around, she’s stocking exclusive leather boots by Tabitha Simmons (complete with personalized notes from the designer), Sophia Webster clutches, Frame Denim jeans, and Kara leather purses.

All of New Beginning’s product selection remains true to Kim’s signature quirk, and will live in eight select stores (designed, again, by Rafael de Cárdenas) and online at Nordstrom.com from January 10 through February 9. As for next month, she’s looking forward to launching an “anti-Valentine’s”-themed pop-in curated around menswear called the “Heartbreaker’s Club.” Have a look at New Beginnings’ merch in Kim’s appropriately trippy film, which debuts exclusively here.

On Our Radar: Jawbone Jambox

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A recent move found me hearing something new in my apartment: silence. Close enough to the street-facing windows, and I can get the occasional siren or car alarm, but thanks to the railroad-style proportions of the place, you’ve got to shout at one end to be heard at the other—which basically means that for music, my trusty laptop speakers (never great to begin with) became totally moot. The solution: the new Jawbone Jambox, whose slick styling, I’m glad to say, is a good deal less awkward than its name. Like the now ubiquitous Jawbone Bluetooth headset, the thing was created by industrial design genius Yves Behar and his fuseproject studio, who have the merit of putting form on par with function. It streams audio wirelessly from my iPod Touch (or your iPad, iPhone, or any Bluetooth-enabled device), and looks good doing it. (It’s also small enough to stow in your bag and take with you, a handy feature, given that it can last ten hours on a charge.) This thing is sexy tech, a phrase I don’t have occasion to utter too often. So no surprise it’s carried (right alongside the iPad, I’m told) at Apple stores, and now at the NYC menswear mecca Odin New York.

Photo: fuseproject.com