name: nicole giordano ashjian
occupation: radio & tv personality/ music junkie / writer / event planner / designer
website(s): facebook profile, facebook fan page, twitter
company(s): y101, indie nation, local beauty insider magazine, plush events, buckles meow!
how would you describe your personal style? “eccentric blend of mish mashed flair. i like to throw together a hint of vintage clothing, a twist of rock n’ roll, mixed with a teaspoon of strange tribal.”
signature style staples? rambo style head bands, feathers, fringe, and spurs.
what are you wearing today? forever 21 tank, denim button up from buffalo exchange, velvet leggings from the laundry room, steve madden knee high boots, vintage “penny lane” coat from yoshinow, jewels by dalita, feather earring “strung from the hands of sir lancelot”, indian headdress from castaway – morro bay, mustache glasses “compliments of beaker (from the muppets)”.
what image are you trying to express/portray when getting dressed? my mood.
what inspires you? music. space. autumn. my husband.
fashion icon(s)? brigitte bardot circa 1965, pj harvey, and edie sedgwick.
favorite places to shop? wasteland, buffalo exchange, and my grandma’s closet.
favorite places to shop locally? the laundry room, and yoshiNow.
fashion faux pa(s)? overly rhinestone fleur de lis wardrobe.
favorite trend (currently)? capes and socks with flip flops.
must haves for fall? ear muffs, moon shoes, and FUR (lot’s of it).
advice? words of wisdom? “be yourself. why would you want to be anybody else? there is only “one” of “you”. let society see you as an example rather than an imitation.”
fresno…“is a mystical little place I call home. i like to keep it as my happy secret from the world of wannabes who don’t give it a chance. long may it live in our hearts and in our souls!”