STREET-STYLE star, editor and entrepreneur Caroline Issa unveils her first collection for Nordstrom next week, and unsurprisingly it's packed with pieces that suit her pared-back yet contemporary style to a tee. "I started this launch collection with mood boards of American style icons - women like Lauren Bacall, Slim Keith, Bianca Jagger and Lauren Hutton - women with timeless elegance and a point of view," Issa told us. "This collection was really about establishing a great line of essentials - the leather jacket, the utilitarian jacket, a great pencil skirt, and a striped cashmere top. For prints, I turned to a recent trip I took to Marrakesh where I was dazzled by all the mosaic tiles and the colours - they served as the basis for the colourways and the patterns on all the prints."
"This collection is designed for professional women, someone who loves fashion and wants to look chic but doesn't want to spend too much time thinking about how to put together an outfit or how to get it on," she smiled. "She's active and really on the go and counts on the reliability of effortless dressing with pieces that can easily go from day to night. So yes, she's me and I know countless other women out there who will appreciate the collection I hope! But trust me, I'm road testing everything to make sure it's comfortable and beautiful quality!"