Hey I am Nicole!
Once upon a time there was a young woman who left her career, family, and friends to follow her heart and moved from New York City to Geneva, Switzerland. The young woman was me. I was living a fairytale. I had a gorgeous house with live-in help, traveling the world, closets full of the latest designer clothes and a safe full of jewelry. Life was good until it wasn’t anymore. I was miserable; I didn’t even recognize myself anymore.
When I finally found the courage to ask for a divorce- things went from bad to worse, quickly. I was alone with no support system, no money of my own, and two small boys to raise. I knew I needed to get myself together sooner rather than later.
I have always relied on fashion and my style to express my most authentic self. I have worked in the fashion industry for over 15 years, it’s in my bones. After earning a B.A in Fashion Merchandising and a certification in fashion styling; I worked for some of the world’s top luxury brands.
The truth was I was alone and that no one was coming to save me, it was up to me. With so many things falling apart in my life I knew I needed to focus on the things I could control like my style, how I took care of myself, and reconnecting to my soul by studying astrology.
With so many things falling apart in my life I knew I needed to focus on the things I could control; my style, how I showed up for myself, and reconnecting to my soul. One thing was for sure, my marriage was over not my life!
I choose to look at the failure of my marriage as opportunity to learn. After all, failure is feedback. I decided to embark on a journey to rediscover myself. The journey wasn’t always pretty but it was sure as hell worth it. I am still a work in progress, but I can confidently and without a doubt say that I know myself 1000 times better than I did five years ago.
The journey back to me took me was filled with twists and turns but ultimately led me exactly where I needed to be. In the process I have become a certified Life Coach and studied Astrology with some world-renowned teachers. Coupled with my knack for pulling together a look, I was able to create a tool kit that allowed me to not merely survive but to thrive after divorce. I would love to share it with you; it’s my mission to help woman start over and own the next chapter of their lives.
Going through this process of deep self-discovery helped me turn the page of a difficult chapter in my life. It was not all roses and sunshine, but then again nothing worth having ever is. However, I am now more certain than ever that just because my marriage is over my life is not. On the contrary, I am just getting started! I know I owe it to myself to design a life that I truly love. The next chapter of my life will be filled with confidence, some humour, and lots of style.