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This blog is set up as a display of the details of styling work I have done professionally. A large majority of it has been freelance, in conjunction with companies includng Interactor Media, Punching Bees, Lodger Films, Pollution Studios, The Mr Bradshaw, The Video Mouse, Something CreativeEnjoy HumanGorilla Nation, Showtime and Craveonline. I have worked as a Stylist and Image Consultant for other clients such as: AT&T, Hanes, Herbal Essences, Airwalk, PumaSuicide Girls, Atomiconline, Lyon Fine Jewerly, The Real L WordThe Fashion Spot, She Knows, Shock Til You Drop, Scion, MFG, Emblem Music, Ladygunn Magazine, Zooey Magazine, 0three Media, Much & House PR, Bunker Hill Magazine, AMMO Magazine, The Dark Hearted, Sciences Occultes [FR] This has allowed me to work with many artists & celebrities, which include: Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill), Camilla Belle (The Patriot, Practical Magic, 10000 BC), Kenny Wormald (Footloose), Dayo Okeyniyi (Hunger Games), Amber Riley (Glee- won best dress on the Fashion Police for her SAG dress), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Aimme Garcia (Dexter/George Lopez Show), Tyler Hilton (One Tree Till), Shaunie O’Niell (Basketball Wives), Tasha Smith (Why Did I get Married, multiple Tyler Perry movies), Shane West (Nikita, A Walk to Remember), AJ Cook (Criminal Minds), Brit Morgan (True Blood), Max Adler (Glee), David Walton (Perfect Couples, Bent), David Krumholtz (Playboy Club, Numb3rs, 10 Things I Hate About You), Brett Davern (MTV), Naturi Naughton (The Playboy Club), Nate Corddry (Harry’s Law), Claire Coffee (Grimm), Jon Huertas (Castle), April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva, From Prada to Nada), Ryan McPartlin (Chuck, Friends w Benefits), Alexandra Chando (The Lying Game, As The World Turns, Rockville, CA) Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls), Josh Dallas (Thor, Once Upon a Time), Girl Talk, Waka Flocka Flame, Freeway, Soko, Attack Attack!, White Sea, Gallows, Ry Bradley, Xu Xu Fang, The Chain Gang of 1979 (3OH!3), Jikki, 2nd Day Crush, Brooke Ross, Pierce the Veil, Halos, Shapes of Racecars, Rocket, Nico Vega & Chelsea Lena. I have a huge array of connections in the fashion industry with designers, showrooms and style houses. In the past, I also interned in the Wardrobe Department for FUSE music video TV station, and worked for clothing lines such as: Soundgirl, Zana di Jeans, RE:sound, Shoes for Lovely People, and Lipstick Prophets. More recently I have been assisting various Stylists with their work and working to acquire more of my own, including personal styling clients.

If you would like to contact me you can call me at 516.312.8437 or email NicoleBalzano@gmail.com

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My blog-Thrifty Nikki, showcases where I find things for clients and myself. It offers tips on places to go to find amazing things for cheap or events that are either free or offer free drinks/food/gift bags/etc.

Marty Robertson Joins Drop MFG International Team

I’m really stoked to announce that after 13 years of paying my dues and working extremely hard as a AM/Flow rider for Drop MFG I was asked to join their International Team, where I’ll be team mates with heavy hitters such as: Simon Chamberlian, Heikki Sorsa, Romain De Marchi, Dylan Alito & others. Words cannot express how humbled and stoked I am right now. I am so thankful for sticking by me for all these years and making my dreams finally come true! -Marty


Product Review //

This weeks product review come from Drop MFG. I have been with Drop now for 15 years, making them my first and longest sponsor. They make great quality gloves that are warm, waterproof, durable, stylish and are reasonably priced. What more could you ask for right? It’s these key reasons why they have stayed around for so long. These mitts are one of my fav designs right now. Simple styling, great fit and super effective with the SMARTTHUMB™.  If you’re like me and love Instagram then these mitts are perfect! Simple waterproof zip down the thumb so you can get that gram without the hassle of taking off the mitts each time. The top side of the thumb is also a nice soft material that is great for your runny nose and easy grabbing tabs for getting them on super easy. Covered in a super durable/waterproof 3 layer shell and fleece insulation and you got yourself a killer set of mitts! Available at all good snowboard stores.


And so begins the legacy of another classic.

*Available with or without SMARTTHUMB™

3 layer laminated softshell / DP storm guard shell with DPU trim
Chamude palm with durostick silicone printing
Pile fleece insulation back of hand
DP bonded insulation on palm 
Moisture wicking microfleece lining
PU Flock goggle / nose wipe
‘Palm Pull’ micro-adjustment tab
OPTIONAL patent pending Smartthumb™ technology

Photo: Heidi Kuznitz // Drop MFG