FLARE: You’ve been to Canada a lot, most recently in Calgary last fall.
NR: Yeah! My [design] partners are from Montreal. And I’m just a huge fan of Canada. I love it here and everyone’s so nice.
FLARE: When you’re designing your line who do you think of as a great person to wear it?
NR: As a designer I think it’s always important not to design for one specific person. When I started doing the line, I was of course designing for myself. From traveling a lot and doing personal appearances, meeting buyers and really getting familiar with my customers, my customer is definitely a well-rounded, educated woman who loves fashion and wants to wear statement pieces and wants to have fun with it.
FLARE: Do you ever have a nothing-to-wear moment?
NR: Really, I wear the same thing a lot. I just change accessories to try to mix it up a bit.
FLARE: And what is inspiring you right now?
NR: I’ve been looking at a lot of pictures of maharajahs and I love their colour palette, love the fabric in their clothing. That’s something I’ve been kind of obsessed with.
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