London Fashion Icon Caroline Issa Tells Today’s Working Woman How To Dress For Success
Publisher and fashion director of London-based magazine Tank, and global style icon Caroline Issa gives us the details on her clothing line for today’s business woman available at Nordstrom.
Google search Caroline Issa and you’ll find images of her on the streets of London in outfits you’ve likely added to a Pinterest board. She’s a global style icon, but as Tank magazine’s publisher and fashion director, she’s also a busy woman. This is why when she partnered with Nordstrom to developed a clothing, she had the working woman in mind. Her fall line, available in Nordstrom now, includes versatile pieces made with high-quality materials. Here, we find out more about the brand, and the brain behind it.
I first realized how much I enjoyed getting dressed when… I was a kid and we’d put on plays and I’d always be in charge of the costumes.
Launching my own line made sense because… I’ve had experience across publishing, marketing, digital and PR, and it was natural to combine all those learning experiences and create my ultimate wardrobe.
My relationship with Nordstrom began when… I was in my first career role as a management consultant living in Seattle for six months and getting to know their culture. I was more than impressed.
My favorite part of building my brand was… Thinking about the needs of all busy women everywhere and what pieces they could have in their wardrobe that were versatile, hard working and made of the best quality.
What you need to know when browsing my line is that… I love color and print, and you should too!
A little-known fact about the brand is… We use Loro Piana cashmere for all our cashmere pieces.
Shoes are… Key. You can never have too many pairs. They can really polish off an outfit.
My wardrobe staples are… Tailored suits, pussy bow blouses and a great dress.
I can’t leave the house without… My Monique Péan pinky ring.
I’m guilty of… Collecting paperback books and stacking them up by my bed but never having time to read them.
What inspires me most are... People who do amazing things in their lives that we never hear about. The teachers, doctors, nurses and human rights lawyers.