profile: nicole hanley mellon

what doesn’t Nicole Hanley Mellon do?  Nicole has deep roots in fashion. once a stylist at ralph lauren, then a boutique owner on the upper east side of manhattan and now, along with her husband Matthew, the co-founder of their fab website hanleymellon.com. Nicole is the mother of two, but you will not find this hot mama in mom jeans and crocs…ew.  you can expect to see Nicole around manhattan mixing and matching designers as she loves to do.

hanleymellon.com is a lifestyle…covering everything from fashion to home to children to art and the occasional shout out to the fellas contributed by Matthew. Nicole makes looking stylish accessible by creating head-to-toe looks that are shoppable straight from the website.  hanleymellon.com is also chock full of inspo and Nicole’s musings on fashion and such. see Nicole’s chic style as showcased in her sick apt photographed by vogue and learn more about Nicole and Matthew below (btw-how cute is Nicole…she emailed us her answers with corresponding pictures…LOVE). go to www.hanleymellon.com to enter the world of HANLEY MELLON…

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nicole’s favorites:

designers:
changes from season to season- i rarely like a full collection and tend to favor individual pieces or looks from many different designers. favorite fashion curator would probably be the barney’s buyer.

shoe designer:
manolo blahnik, though have recently have been favoriting valentino’s studded low heels and sandals:

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handbag designer:
balenciaga. always. and now available in just bigger than a pocket size!

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t-shirt brands:
american apparel and the row- if i am terribly indulgent

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sneaker brands:
occasion and style depending- nike, new balance, puma, converse and i just bought an amazing looking and amazingly comfortable pair at zara!

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scent/perfume:
chanel no5

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beauty products:
erno laszlo for packaging and when i feel like taking the time to luxuriate in my skin care routine

makeup:
chanel

nail color:
wicked for the toes

hair products:
kerastase

hair salon:
george elliott, palm beach

vacation spot:
ohhhhh- any vacation is nice!

hotel:
penninsula, beverly hills

restaurants:
room service, the four seasons ny, sirio, spago, la grenouille

beverage:
water

blog/website:
www.HANLEYMELLON.com, but love also: www.deuxmoi.com (obvi) & www.tomaytoblog.blogspot.com

magazine:
as if, t&c, paris vogue, architectural digest- and i always favor a little quest!

housewarming gift:
renny & reed flower arrangement

candle:
rigaud

gadget:
iphone

splurge:
caviar

7 questions with nicole:

who is your hollywood crush?
ohhh shoot- hahahaha- more like movie character crushes- don’t you usually fall in love with the character more than the actor? that said, i always like films with colin firth…

what is your secret obsession?
i don’t tend to obsess- in secret (hahaha and probably much to the bore of anyone around me) 

who are your fantasy dinner party guests?
those who are learning and growing with a sincere passion are the most inspiring to be around- interested people are always more interesting. there is nothing more tiring, no matter the level of accomplishment, than an ego waxing on about it’s own greatness.

what was your childhood nickname?
oh really… pickle 

what was the best outfit you’ve ever worn?

dress:

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evening look:

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outfit:
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how would you fill in this sentence…if i could (changed this) i would…
hit pause for a bit: gather some worldly know how and catch up in a few areas that i could use some work on; un-pause and continue on – with hopefully a wiser, deeper, and better perspective!

how would you fill in this sentence…i would just about do anything for…
my family!

 

matthew’s favorites:

designers:
hedi slimane while at dior homme, but really all designers- i generally prefer individual pieces from a number of collections

shoe designers:
for women: manolo or christian louboutin
men: belgium loafers (and my original harrys of london designs)

handbag designer:
for women: hermes always and celine now

t-shirt brand:
james perse

sneaker brand:
dior homme

scent:
silver mountain by creed

beauty products:
dr. perricone

makeup:
good skin

hair salon:
peter vancek

vacation spot:
bali- begawan giri

hotel:
aman resorts

restaurant:
four seasons ny

beverage:
water with five lemons

blog/website:
maxkeiser.com

magazine:
as if

candle:
vie lux

gadget:
keyless

splurge:
private jet to europe

3 questions with matthew:

who is your hollywood crush?
kate blanchett

what is your secret obsession?
my wife won’t let me say…

how would you fill in this sentence…i would just about do anything for…
my wife and children