Posted on April 15 2014
Who are you and what do you do?
Nicole Manek. I'm a wardrobe stylist, store owner, and mum to Leon "lemon pie".
What are you currently working on (if you can share)?
Expanding my business, Life of Manek, to include a mobile shop on wheels and styling the latest video for The Trews.
Which style icons speak to you the most?
Rhoda, Emmanuelle Alt, and Madonna (in her brunette phases, Like a Prayer and Frozen).
Which item in your wardrobe are you head over heels for?
My beyond beaten up cream leather Alexander Wang oxfords from forever ago. I wish I had bought three pairs, I can not find them on-line or used anywhere.
Most inspiring place you've ever traveled to?
I want to say Paris or Naples but honestly I really feel the most super charged and come up with the best ideas in California. The vibrations there are good for me.
What was the last album you listened to?
Not including "Kidz Dance Party Spectacular" Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs". It makes me feel like a teenager.
Most treasured vintage or consignment find?
I got a full length black Russian Mink from Mrs. Huizenga years ago, I had it reworked into a car coat. It's the best, I get so many compliments on it and it was only 150 bucks.
Do you prefer dressing for Spring or Fall?
Fall for sure. Boots, leather, hats and scarves - that's my jam.
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