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Meet Nicole Schneider: Stylist and Creator of Mongrels

Meet Nicole Schneider: Stylist and Creator of Mongrels


1. Tell us a little about yourself. How did you start your career as a stylist?

I studied film in college and began my career as an editor during the music video hay days. I proudly apprenticed cutting 35 mm on “Fargo.” Realizing I was more creatively inspired by fashion in film, I segued into styling for the directors and photographers I had been working with as an editor.

2. What does a typical day look like?

I’m up early as I rescue dogs (I presently have eight,) when I’m not working as a stylist. If I’m not a shoot, it’s coffee, lots of emails from designers to keep up on, appointments at showrooms and sourcing online, fittings with clients, then home to the pack.

3. What was the most memorable work you have done?

I am grateful for so many amazing opportunities I’ll just mention what pops into mind first, dressing Iggy Pop was a dream come true, multiple musical guests like Greta Van Fleet on “Saturday Night Live,” and the Oscars and international press tours with with Tom Hardy.

4. How do you balance your personal and professional life?

They run together and coexist fairly well. When things get tough I try to find a way to laugh instead of crying. There is an absurdity in the importance of so many things.

5. How do you select the denim for celebrities or for shoot?

Denim is one of the most personal, difficult items to nail for a client. It’s a process learning each person’s specifics when it comes to jeans, but once I have it down I am constantly looking for new designer’s that match their taste.

6. How did you find KATO and why KATO denim?

See above. I found KATO while searching Instagram for Tom Hardy and knew it would be a great match. Cut to the red carpet premiere for “Venom, Let There Be Carnage.”



The Items featured on this post:
Hammer Straight 10.5oz


The Stamp Tee


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