Name: Ellyse Nichole
Website (in the midst of a complete overhaul)
Occupation title: Designer, Creative Director, Wardrobe Stylist, Vintage Guru
Fave #1: Lush Cup O’ Coffee Mask
For starters I love coffee so win win there. The texture, smell, consistency and the fact that it is a natural exfoliator is to die for!
Fave #2: Fresh Plants
Ok, I know this might sound crazy but I have this thing for leaves. As an interior designer I am always looking for innovative ways to refresh a room. There is nothing better than walking in to a space that feels organic, open and filled with green (my boyfriend says we live in a jungle-not complaining). I might also mention, leaves can be snipped from your backyard – hello $free.99!
Fave #3: Matching Sets
It’s a no brainer in the sense you don’t have to worry about matching anything! My usual go-to for style is to not overthink it. When you try too hard it takes the fun out of fashion, so why worry about looking “perfect”- boring! Anyway sets! Give me a sweater set, a patterned set, a velvet set, a silky set. Basically give me all the sets! They are so chic, comfortable and very easy to accessorize with layers of fun.
Fave #4: Glossier Boy Brow
Let’s be real, brows are big (in more ways than one)! This magic little wand is everything you could possibly need to enhance your natural brows. A few swipes and your brows will look full and natural (without looking like you’ve just tattooed yourself).
Fave #5: Mules
Mules are a great mix between a bootie and a heel. Not to mention their comfort level and total overall “chicness.” I remember a few years ago before the mule trend skyrocketed, everyone thought I was constantly wearing “grandma shoes”… well who is the grandma now? =)
Book: Diary of Anne Frank (When I was little I used to make my mom read it to be every single night before bed)
Movie: I am a movie nerd so this is really tough! Toss up between Star Wars, Rear Window, Se7en and Pulp Fiction (ok that was hard)
TV Show: Another toughie! Sex and the City, Breaking Bad, Saturday Night Live
Guilty Pleasure: facial masks (I recently got the boyfriend hooked. He’ll give me an eye roll for sharing that hehe)
Time of Day: 9:00am
Valley restaurant: Ocotillo
Annual Local Event: Desert Botanical Garden Lights
Thing about Arizona: The ever-astonishing sunsets
About Nichole: As a kid growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, I began styling since the moment I started playing dress-up. I began my career at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, where I worked to refine my craft, doing work with styling, interior design, visual displays and eventually creating my own jewelry line.
Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful brands in the largest fashion hubs such as Free People, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Topshop, Nordstrom as well as numerous PR agencies and Showrooms to create cohesive brand identities. I have also worked as a wardrobe stylist for many years producing editorials for some fantastic publications. Through photo shoots, social media, creative direction, design and overall content, I strive to continuously push myself to grow as a creative.
After recently relocating to Arizona from New York City and Los Angeles my hopes were to create a unique voice and help develop the fashion community in Arizona.
I think style is one of the most influential and important elements to a person’s self. Everyone has style, no matter if intentional or not. It is my job to help people realize their potential and showcase it to the world. Although every day is different in my line of work, If I had to pick one thing to do everyday for the rest of my life, it would be working with women and making them feel good about themselves.