The Georgia Straight – Style Insiders
Vancouver Sun – Style Q&A
Contribution to Elle Canada – Finding the Perfect Watch:
Contribution to Elle Canada – Kate Middleton’s Style Evolution
The Georgia Straight – Coat trends writeup:
West Coast Style TV – Interview by Mana Mansour for Eco Fashion Week 2012
Front Cover of SNAP Downtown Vancouver Newspaper
“I’ve always liked clothes but hated shopping…and of course, have always liked the idea of looking well put-together. Thanks to my husband’s gift of a body type colour analysis, wardrobe detox and shopping spree I now feel well set up for next few years – maybe forever! I now know what looks good on me and how to wear it. Finally, I actually like everything in my closet and no longer have to wail “I have nothing to wear!!”. Spending a few hours with Nicollette was both time and cost-effective. I’m pretty sure I actually saved money by shopping with Nicolette. No longer will I buy things that just hang in my closet – now I have a master plan! As if all that wasn’t enough, Nicolette is a lot of fun to be with! I’m recommending Nicolette to all of my friends. Best present ever!” – Debbie Basco
Being a 40-year old man who still dressed in t-shirts, jeans and running shoes, I was somewhat apprehensive about my style consultation with Nicolette. it was a not-so-subtle gift from my fiancee. However, the process was fun, relaxed, and very informative. I got a personalized assessment with some terrific general principles and also went out to do some shopping with Nicolette. The end result was a watershed moment for my personal style. I feel like I’ve finally “grown up” and regularly get comments on my clothes – definitely a first! And the best part is that unlike occasions in the past where I have been forced to “dress up” and have ended feeling very uncomfortable, all my new clothes feel like “me.” I would highly recommend Nicolette for anyone in a similar situation. – Steve Pratt (CBC)
“I met with Nicolette because I thought she was fabulous and I wanted to revamp my own wardrobe! Our style session helped me to keep certain issues in mind the next time I went shopping, and her style suggestions for all aspects of my wardrobe have been invaluable to me. Nicolette gets to know her client and has the skill and instinct to guide them toward their own sense of style…she doesn’t try and push a style on you. She’s beautiful inside and out! Thanks Nicolette!” – Bev Gallagher
“I spent a full day with Nicolette (stylist) at my place, during which time we did colour, body shape / figure, and style analyses. Then she went through my ENTIRE wardrobe, including all accessories (belts, shoes, coats, even jewelry, scarves). We decided what to keep and what to donate (and why the pieces did and didn’t work).
She catalogued into a spreadsheet everything I was keeping. Then she put together different outfits on me, and took photos of each one. I ended up (exhausted but thrilled) with a pared-down wardrobe, a list of what I own and what I “need” to complete a basic wardrobe, photos of myself in outfits, photoboard of my “style”, colour swatches, several pages and photos of best style/fit choices. Whew!
Obviously I was completely overwhelmed by this point, so we went shopping together a couple weeks later, armed with her list of my wardrobe and “things needed”. Awesome. And super fun!
One of the things I like best is now feeling confident that what I’m buying will suit me, and won’t turn out to be a dud purchase… hence my $$ savings in hiring her!” – Julia Stewart
“Nicolette did a styling for both my wife and I.
She has made my wife even more beautiful than she was and given her such confidence.
For myself, I’m a fairly typical guy who’s not so much into clothes shopping or staying on top of fashion trends … but I do want to look good outside of work and professional at work. Nicolette helped me understand which colors work for me and gave me easy to follow guidelines on what I need in my wardrobe, and how to mix & match stuff. She also helped me understand how to choose clothes that compliment my frame, accentuating what I got, and hiding what I don’t.
All in all, I feel much more comfortable figuring out what I’m going to wear, and her list of wardrobe essentials has streamlined my shopping trips. And besides all that, Nicolette is a wonderful person to work with.” – Brad C. Anderson
I had the pleasure of working with Nicolette this past year and it is remarkable what I learned about myself. I have a somewhat unique body style that requires a little more thought and judgment on what to wear and with what accessories. I had thought I had some decent fashion sense but after my time with Nicolette I found out that while my fashion style was good I could do so much more to enhance my look and I learned from her how to pick clothes and accessories that where better suited to my body. She helped me go through my wardrobe and pick the clothes that worked the best, and yes we did cleanse my wardrobe. She matched colors I would never have dreamed of but they looked awesome when put together. Now as I buy clothes I have a clear understanding of what works best for me and I truly feel more confident in my purchases. She has a true gift and talent. – Sarah Fawzy
“Today I stepped into the realms of style which is a challenge considering I think smart casual is donning a good t-shirt and a pair of jeans. Nicolette has a great approach, she has an eye for detail and a personality which you can’t help but trust. As a man with lets say a ‘limited’ wardrobe, Nicolette completely revamped what I would wear, understanding what colours work and what style best suits me. A truly tailored service, a fantastic personal approach which made shopping not just fun, but interesting, learning new things about fashion, about clothes and about style. A memorable experience, one which I am truly thankful for and would recommend to anyone male or female, who just needs an honest and professional second opinion.” – Tarrant Ablett – Celebrity Chef
“A friend of mine had recently used Nicolette’s services and I was really impressed at her new found confidence and style.
The day itself was really useful – I think I counted about 6 new outfits that Nicolette suggested and some of these were out of clothes I would never have put together however with Nicolette’s eye for an outfit she was able to see these outfits and suggest them and also accessories that I could buy to compliment them.
The day itself really did exceed my expectations – Nicolette clearly has a flair and passion for this kind of thing and it showed with her attention to detail and not wanting to rush anything. The after service is really helpful too (the day is great but there is so much to remember) and it is really handy having it all in a beautifully presented folder which again I was not expecting – it was such a nice touch and it’s comforting to know that she is happy to provide an opinion on things even now.
I would definitely recommend this to any girl, it would make a lovely present for someone and is great for both girlie girls and also girls like me who didn’t really consider myself that much into fashion and dress up. I can honestly say it has boosted my confidence as I now know that everything in my wardrobe is something that suits my body. Now all I need is to hit the shops to add to it!” – Liz Frain
“On meeting Nicolette, you are immediately blown away by her inner and outer beauty as well as her exceptional style and taste. If I was to have anyone advise me on my dress sense, it would be her.
I consider myself someone who has taste and style to begin with, but there is just something really cleansing about going through your entire wardrobe and deciding that ‘that’ dress that you wore when you were 20 just doesn’t suit the sexy, yet sophisticated lady that you are now, or that the dress that you bought for £70 really doesn’t suit your body shape – no matter how pretty it is.
Analysing my body shape and colour with Nicolette, has really made my shopping trips exciting. I can pick out clothes confidently and be sure of what suits me even before I try it on! Thanks to Nicolette’s direction, I have discovered things about my own clothes and new ways to wear them or new combinations that I wouldn’t have thought of. Sometimes it really does take a fresh pair of eyes to transform the way you look at things.”
If you are thinking of having a personal styling session, Nicolette is highly professional and her direction is firm yet considerate and kind. In the long-run it is most definitely saving me money as I am making the right decisions for me. – Carrie-Ann Harper
“I am so excited about my current wardrobe now and it feels invigorating. I don’t need to go out and buy a whole lot of new clothes as Nicolette has shown me so many new ways to wear what I’ve currently got by simply adding accessories and colour for different looks. Nicolette gave me fantastic insights and combined elements to create new outfits that I never would have thought to do myself which has provided me with confidence and inspiration. There is no denying that Nicolette has a natural talent and is putting it to very good use!” – Lauren Klugkist
“Finally, Nicolette (known to me as Nix) has decided to do something with this creative talent she’s possessed for such a long time. Before I go on about how great she is at putting clothing and accessories together, I think its important for you as a client to know what type of person you will be working with. I met Nix 12 years ago and we’ve remained great friends ever since. This was not difficult as she’s one of the most honest, friendly, sensitive and caring individuals you could possibly meet. These qualities coupled with her firm assertiveness, passion, extensive knowledge and natural talent for fashion makes her the perfect character for the role she’s taken on as a personal stylist. You are really in for a treat!
On a normal day, I have watched Nix transform herself from looking fab in the gym to looking the chicest on the streets of London to the most glamorous on a night out – this can only be demonstrated and created by Nix herself. The way in which she creates her magic is through her eye for sophistication and elegant touches she adds and not by the amount spent on the garment. Nix will be one of my bridesmaids soon and was the one to find my wedding dress, it was the first dress she showed me, the minute we all saw it we knew the dress was beyond perfect for me, not just for my body shape but my character too. I tried on other dresses but we all went back the original that she had picked out – she really is magic!” – Lyla Khan
“I have known Nicolette for many years and I genuinely believe that she could make a sack look fabulous. She has an amazing eye for colour and accessories and a know-how that comes so naturally it will leave you green with envy. From personal experience I feel getting the “Wow Factor” with a glam look is far easier than when dressing casually and this is how I know Nicolette is a true style guru. She can pull together a “just thrown together look” which will turn heads without ever looking overdone or calculated. I am already booked in for a personal makeover and I can’t wait . . . soon I too will have that Nicolette fashion flair!!!” – Sacha Wasserman
“I don’t even know how to thank you for doing this for me – I am looking at my wardrobe & appearance with a new set of eyes now! The personalised presentation of my personal styling is absolutely stunning – so chic and professional and I LOVE how you have included gem stones in the jewellery section, such a lovely touch. Your personal touch & positive comments have made me really appreciate my body & excited to emphasise my better parts!” – Carrie Donkin