This super-stylish family went on a shopping play date at NORDSTROM

This super-stylish family went on a shopping play date at NORDSTROM

He’s a photographer, she’s a designer, and they’re both a little bit rock and roll—which suits their adorable daughters just fine

Matt Barnes remembers not just the time and place, but the precise outfit his wife, Shelley “Lady” Hayes, was wearing when his heart first skipped a beat. “It was a teal Betsey Johnson dress,” he recalls dreamily. “And it was pretty cool to meet the designer of that piece when Betsey Johnson became a client.” For Barnes, a photographer who’s snapped the likes of Drake and Buffy Saint-Marie, and Hayes, a designer and musician who creates fairy tale–calibre flower crowns for weddings and artists like Ariana Grande and Lights, style speaks volumes. “A drag queen once said I look like Little Bo Peep meets Janis Joplin,” says Hayes, “which is exactly me: fine bone china and rock and roll.” She’s passed that aesthetic boldness down to their two daughters—three-year-old Goldie and one-and-a-half-year-old Coco Valentine. “I thought I could make Goldie into a mini-me,” Barnes says, “and dress her in vintage jackets.” He smiles. “Turns out she won’t wear anything she doesn’t want to wear. She’s got a vision.”

To celebrate the new NORDSTROM opening at CF Sherway Gardens, we partnered Matt, Shelley and their girls with a NORDSTROM Personal Stylist. Their finds include: AG Graduate jeans ($320) and a deep blue Alpha Industries bomber ($200) for Matt; a Mini Boden rainbow knit frock for Coco; a flowing, bohemian dress from Alice + Olivia ($575) with tall Steve Madden boots ($150) for Shelley; and a cozy pink sweater with an attached tulle skirt ($44) from Pippa & Julie for Goldie.

What you’ll find at NORDSTROM Sherway Gardens

Popular brands and private labels for all ages • Free Personal Stylists • Beauty Concierge • Nordstrom Rewards • Free basic alterations • Full-service restaurant with kids’ menu • Coffee bar and much more

Check out the other Nordstrom locations at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre. #Nordstromto