Nina Tiari



, we reconnect with some of our favorite street style stars to get an update on how their lives have changed in 2015. Today we catch up with editorial wardrobe stylist and creative consultant, Nina Tiari.

1. How has your style changed since 2011, when we snapped you?
In the last year, my style has become much more refined. I have been traveling to Paris more often for the shows, and in turn I think my Parisian Girl and my downtown New York Girl, have had an affair in my closet. I still remain true to my love for texture, color theory, and interesting shapes, but they have become much more tailored and smart.

2. What is the most important news story today in your opinion?
There are so many important issues right now that people should be aware of and informed upon; one, being the crisis in Syria, which I’m not going to spend too much time discussing my personal viewpoints, but believe we have an obligation as humans worldwide to search for information instead of retain the news that is fed to us.

And secondly, the upcoming elections are extremely important to keep up with and participate in, as well. Not only will it shape our national economy and future, but has the power to hugely affect our global problems in a positive or negative way too.

Nina Tiari for Swagger New York in 2012 Photo via Brandon Isralsky

3. What are you up to now?
I’m super excited about a personal project I have been working on called, Le Salon Des Refuses, which is a consignment collection of my wardrobe to be sold online. I have an extensive collection of special pieces, both vintage and designer, that I have collected over the years, and it is time for me to do a closet cleanse.

With my editorial styling background, and my talented friends in fashion, we’ve created some pretty extraordinary editorials to show off the clothes for sale and how they can be worn. An important part of shopping is having ideas on how to wear the garment, and as a stylist I think I have an advantage in being able to show the customer how to do that.

The website will be launched in its completion in the spring, but you can check it out (and even snag some of the first pieces now) at LSDRefuses.com/collections

4. Are you on social media?
Definitely! I love Instagram and update it most often, however I am also on Twitter; both @ninatiari.

5. We first photographed you on the street. Is street style dead? Why or why not?
I don’t think street style is necessarily dead, but I think it is important for it to evolve. I love seeing photos of models off duty on Vogue.com as much as anyone, but I think that there are some really stylish people in NY and around the world who have nothing to do with being 6ft tall or wearing clothes right off the runway.

I think the art community is where I find my favorite street style, and photographers should walk around the East Village more than in SoHo.

6. What is your one high and one low in 2015?
My low: I lost a young family member in May and dear friend in August, and it’s been a tormenting experience trying to make sense of things I can’t make sense of.

My high: In that same notion, my highs came from [the passing] as well. I live with passion [instead of] leaving my dreams for tomorrow. Through [my family member] I gained the courage to create many things I was afraid to start.

7. Since we are going to save these responses for our Vault, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I want to evolve LSDR into a clothing brand of my own, and possible boutique in NYC, as well as style for Vogue US, Paris and Italy. Speak it into existence!

Main photo via Mangue Banzima from @QuiStyle


Feb 4, 2016


Cassandra Alcide