Nicole (Nicki) LaFoille - Associate Editor
I've always had a special place in my heart for fashion. For me, it was less about looking good and more about expressing myself, though if I could pull off both, it was ideal. I started sewing at age 11 because I had big visions in my head of draped gowns and paisley bell-bottoms, but I hadn't really learned how to sew. I hand stitched everything quite badly for a while, until my generous grandmother stepped in and gave me some pointers. I eventually learned to use an old Singer my mom had in the house for decoration and I was off on an adventure all my own. I earned a degree in Apparel Design and consider myself very lucky to have found a career that allows me to be creative and enjoy my passion.