Deploying an avant garde and admittedly “neurotic” approach to style, the talented founders of Nicholas + Taylor are curing identity crises one closet at a time. Recalling the infamous accessory showdown captured on screen in The Devil Wears Prada, Nicholas Carbone and Taylor Pierce cite the “blue belt” debacle as an allegory for their own extreme attention to detail. This dynamic pair makes no apologies for the fierce passion they feel for their craft.
Acting as stylists, image consultants, and trendspotters, Carbone and Pierce translate personal preferences into a “wearable and interactive medium” for their diverse clientele. Underscoring their commitment to multi-faceted fashion, the team confesses a sensory indulgence to DFW Style Daily that has become quite an obsession.
The Obsession: The creative duo behind Nicholas + Taylor craves expressive scents.
The Confession: Elaborating on their olfactory obsession, Carbone and Pierce state, “No matter how flawlessly composed an outfit may be, a look is never complete with capturing multiple senses. The most definitive, uniquely personal element of a great ensemble is a signature scent.”
The Rationalization: “Though wildly popular scents like Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue or Aqua di Gio by Armani are staples for some, unpredictable, customized creations truly capture your authenticity and convey your artistic expression,” explain the experts.
The Collection: Carbone prefers Odin New York’s 07 Tanoke, while Pierce picks Ramon Monegal’s Pure Mariposa. Both fragrances are undeniably appealing for the correlation to the stylists’ brand aesthetic. Says Carbone, “The scents are unisex, and they reflect androgyny, which is often a staple of our artistic point of view.”
Headshots and portraits credit Jessica Adkins, Aravaggio Photography. Product images via individual retailers.