Monday, December 29, 2008

What did I get in my stocking? Certainly NOT the Maï Lamore “rose” stilettos, with gold heel and bee.
Mai Lamore has designed a pair of shoes worthy of being called art. The thorny heels are 18 karat gold and the silk petals are hand-dyed. The bee is made of gold, onyx and agate.Price $27,945 !!!
Check out an interview with Ms. Lamore:

The couture shoes by Mai Lamore

The couture shoes by Mai Lamore


Loving these layers to warm up on a frosty wintry day.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Visions of Sugarplums

Wouldn't this give you sweet dreams? Remember what fun it used to be in first grade to whip one of these suckers together?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Happy Christmas to everyone! Live free, be happy, and enjoy the moment.
photo by cig harvey

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ready for Ruffles

Sorry for the lack of posts--studying for finals +the holiday season +waiting for some shots from a recent photo shoot (can't wait to show you them!) add up to a busy Nicole. I did happen to spot these sweet ruffles that seemed to sing flirty and fun. Hope your holidays will be like that too!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Miss Dior

Sofia Coppola has directed a happy new commercial for Christian Dior’s Miss Dior Chérie fragrance with model Maryna Linchuk. The song she uses is ‘Moi Je Joue’ by Brigitte Bardot. THIS would be a dream job!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

love it TOO fabulous Penelope Cruz and photography: gilles marie zimmermann

Monday, December 8, 2008

Warm It Up

How snuggly would you feel wearing this to warm yourself up? From Fringe on Etsy.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Heels

Practical? Not so much. Fabulous? Oh yes.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Holidays

Holiday time means Peter and I travel up north to see the family and to feast on fun and food. To me, it's FREEZING when the temps dip to the 50's so I was bundled up with J Crew down vest and scarf...brrrrr (although the champagne did help take the edge off!)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Fashion

A little bohemian and I'm loving the top that can hide the turkey :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Isn't this a great week? Thanksgiving is just a special time to take a moment and be our family, our friends, and the things that make life special.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I am loving the details on this outfit. The swish of the skirt, the elastic on the arm, the ruffle on the sweet.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Paris is everywhere

I happened to be on Fashion Toast and saw this photo of Rumi with Paris at a party- and then remembered that last year I got to chill with the hotel heiress during Super Bowl festivities in Phoenix. It was really a fun night and she was SO sweet and asked (since my name is Nicole) if I'd like to be her new best friend. Hmmm...what would you say?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

What to Wear

You may think this is just a film about Nicole and how difficult it is to find something to wear...but, you would be wrong my friend. This is the holiday clothing line,The Row, from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The setting was Mary-Kate's home in L.A.--do you love the fur comforter?!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

This was fun-

If the lighting were better you would see this amazing hand tailored cape I was wearing for one of the fashion shows. It was a great experience and I really did learn quite a bit from working with and observing the other girls.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Okay- how fabulous are these colors? Love, love, love it.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fashion Week!

Sorry for the lack of posts but I've actually been a part of Scottsdale Fashion Week! Go Nicole! It's very exciting with lots of models, designers, the white tents being set up (can you say Project Runway?!)...and last week I was asked to model jewelry at Occasions! By Design , one of the art galleries we have in town for the fashion week event. More pics to come...stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I think this is adorable although maybe a little much for our Arizona :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Loving the Polaroids above the fireplace...what a fun way to show off your family and friends and create a piece of art.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween- MAKE IT WORK!

"Gather Round" --what a great Halloween party! And what a good sport Peter was as Tim Gunn and showing more than enough leg was yours truly as Heidi Klum. Hope you have a great Halloween and get lots of treats- and no tricks- Auf Wiedersehen!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Deep Breath

This may look like I'm calm, cool, collected but this week is CRAZY. Work, midterms, fashion show, and daily to come.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wash it Off

Sometimes if you've had a bad day, you just have to wash it off and get ready for a better day tomorrow. That's what I'm going to do. Blue skies.

An Open Letter to the Person who STOLE my Computer:

I won't start this post about listening to your heart and returning what is mine, because obviously, you have no heart or feelings when you can steal someone else's possessions.
I'm sure you were disappointed that I did not have piles of cash sitting in my bedroom and the thing you perceived of value was my MacBook and Peter's watch to throw under your clothes to steal from our home.
You know; I worked countless hours to pay for that piece of equipment needed for my school, and now I will have to put in extra hours and find other jobs on the weekend, so I may afford another since you and your sick mind thought it would be easier for you to steal my laptop rather than work for one for yourself.
If you needed money for food, we would have fed you. If you needed a place to rest, we have extra beds...why did you steal?
I can only hope that you run across my blog on the "favorites"from MY computer, or the new owner (that you sell my computer to at some ridiculously low price) will read this and realize what a low life piece of scum you are.
I hope you also realize that I will find you. From the police, a friend of a friend, the pawn shop, but sometime and somewhere I will know who you are. I'm just lucky like that.
I will invite you over, just like the countless other times you have been invited over and offer you a most exotic dish for supper that you will eat, just like the many other times. Only this time, at night when you should be enjoying a nice, restful sleep...there will only be sadness, anxiety, and the gnawing feeling that something is not right with your life. You will always be looking over your shoulder and you will always feel like you are never good enough...and the thing is, you aren't. You're just a loser with a used computer.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Walk into it

I love this shot. Sometimes you feel like a little kid and then-POW-
you're all grown up. Great birthday, fabulous party- photos to come!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Special day

Guess who's having a birthday today? *giggle* Hope your day is as special as mine will be!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bohemian Babe

Another shot from the SB jewelry collections. I'm getting a very 70's vibe from this picture...although I wasn't born yet, I can only imagine the laid back, easy going lifestyle from that decade.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

So pretty

Anne Hathaway in the October issue of W. So gorgeous. Photographed by Mario Sorrenti. My secret wish is that one of these fabulous photographers will google himself up; click to my blog; and you know...the rest is history.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hair Today- Up Tomorrow

When you're trying to break into the fashion business you do a lot of things to get your face recognized, your legs noticed, and your name out there. No, I don't do porn- so dirty old man who's crusing through the blogs can just go someplace else. I DID do a hair show this weekend though- it was FUN!
This was the day after the color...lots of fall colors and luckily I walked out feeling really happy instead of the girl with yellow and pink hair (not saying there's anything wrong with yellow and pink hair, reader..just not my thang)
The next day the stylists put it up and it was really a fun look and I would love to do it again and put it with jeans, a t-shirt and a casual vibe.
Sort of like Princess Leia on crack ...but it's amazing isn't it? and it was really an easy thing to learn to do. All this and a few extra $$...not bad for a weekend of creative hair.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Woke up...Got out of bed...

A day in the life of Nicole. I'm usually running from here to there, work to school, and seriously never have time to take a normal, everyday photograph let alone post it. Crazy life and I won't bore you with the details. But this day was different. My Mister P, my sweet Peter said,"I've got the camera, let's get the shot, let's do it." How easy was that?

Dangle in the Details

I recently was asked to model jewelry for SB Collections ,and there was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity! Sarah Cornwell, the owner and designer, does amazing work and it was a joy to wear such beautiful baubles and treasures. The photographer, Hollye Schumacher, was so much fun to work with and captured the light perfectly.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Ugg-ly Season

Love them or hate them, as soon as the temperature drops around here I am jumping in my Uggs. My feet become frozen Popsicles when the thermometer reaches 50 degrees and these Australian slippers keep them nice and toasty.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Day!

Although I'm not an official card carrying model of an agency, I may be doing some modeling and rubbing elbows with the movers and shakers of the fashion world in the next couple of weeks! Go Nicole!

Monday, October 13, 2008

How tall are you, nicole?

Could you die? These seriously sexy shoes with sweet little cotton footies are from Prada. The best part: wearing them would make me approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall...priceless.


Color me such a girl but what girl wouldn't love to float into a room with ruffles, ruffles, and more ruffles draped all over her. I would love to touch this fabric, to wear these designs from Luisa Beccaria Spring 09 collection.... per favore, Signora Beccaria?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Baby, it's cold outside

I know. It's the expected swimsuit shot ...but, you need to have it for any modeling agency. I think it's for them to make sure you don't have a third boob or that there isn't a hole in your stomach or something weird like that. Whatever. For any perverts out there: No. I'm not looking and shame on you for thinking those thoughts. For any credible and legitimate agency- yes; I'm available.

Shoot Me like This?

So, people have asked me if this is what I mean with "great shot"...paparazzi crawling over the car to get a shot of me with my Mister P. Oh. My. God. No. That would be more than annoying. I'm looking for controlled flashbulbs, please.