Nicole Eisenberg is a powerhouse. In addition to her most important role as wife and mom, Nicole is a passionate advocate for the Arts. So much so, that she plays an integral role in some of the most important cultural institutions in Detroit.
At the Detroit Institute of Arts, she sits on the Board of Directors, the Collection Committee board, and she’s Chairman of the Development Committee. She is a Trustee at College for Creative Studies and on the board for the Fashion Accessories Design Program. She is a board member for the Detroit Public Theatre, the National Board of Directors for GLAAD, and on the advisory board for the Motown Museum.
I recently had the pleasure of talking with Nicole about Arts in our community, fashion, style and shopping local. Check out 20 Questions with Nicole Eisenberg below:
1. What are you wearing? Necklace by Jolie Altman, earrings and ring by local designer K Ostrove, black tank, Isabel Marant Jaya single breasted blazer, Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garçons embellished cargo pants, Louis Vuitton Star Trail Ankle Boot.
Shop Nicole’s look Style Profile look here.
2. Local love list… a few local boutiques or places you love in your neighborhood? A few favorite boutiques in our neighborhood: Zieben Mare, Tender, Lori Karbal, SHE, Linda Dresner, My House of Style, Girlie Girl. I also love working with Kelley Muzingo, personal shopper extraordinaire at Neiman Marcus (Somerset). My very favorite place right now is Wooly & Co in Birmingham- I took up knitting with my girlfriends and absolutely love it and everyone at Wooly. Aviva Susser created an amazing knitting home! I also love the David Klein Art Gallery.
3. Do you have a “go-to outfit?” Redone Jeans or Rag & Bone skinny jeans, basic shirt, motorcycle jacket and a big piece of statement jewelry.
4. Accessory or possession you can’t leave home without? My Heather Moore Necklace that I designed at Zieben Mare with my Dad’s writing on it – as he passed away 4 years ago. His watch I wear as well. My glasses and my phone.
5. Favorite color? Do you wear it? Outside of “my standard black” – purple, mixed in or a pop of any color.
6. Designers you currently love? Isabel Marant, Brandon Maxwell, The Row, Christiano Sirano
7. Where do you find fashion + style inspiration? In classic pieces, mixed with vintage and leather.
8. Fashion Magazine or Fashion Blog? VogueRunway.com, Styleshack, Vogue, Bazaar, + all of my fashion Instagram accounts I follow.
9. Best style advice you’ve ever received? “BE YOURSELF”
10. Favorite trend for spring 2017? Ruffles and crisp shirts (deconstructed).
11. Lipstick of the moment? I don’t go with trends- I always use a dark liner and fill in with something plum. My go to is also EOS lip balm.
12. What’s your scent of choice (perfume)? Jil Sander No. 4 – I have worn it for 25 years. Stock piled.
13. Candle scent or in general a scent you love? I love the smell of peonies in June- fresh.
14. “Pump up Jam” or music currently listing to on your personal playlist? I am still in the old school part of my life- New Order, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Ministry, and any broadway cast recording… the list goes on….
15. A good coffee table book that makes you happy or we could gift to our best gal pal? WISDOM by Andrew Zuckerman
16. Artist everyone should know about? Peter Tunney – a wonderful artist and true philanthropist.
17. Favorite place for a quick coffee or tea? Commonwealth, Birmingham
18. Now in regards to Detroit – do you have a favorite go-to spot (store, restaurant or experience) when you are downtown? I love Nora, Hugh, Library Street Collective, I am truly sad about Katoi- it was insanely good!
19. Can you share why and how the Arts are so impactful in our community? The arts are impactful in any community, particularly in ours. The DIA is one of the top five museums in the United States, and it’s HERE- in our fair city of Detroit– the crown jewel! The College For Creative Studies is in our own backyard and is an incredible place to send your children to college that is in line with ANY art school in the country- and they also have a fashion accessories program, run by Aki Choklat- which is on it’s way to be the upcoming “Pratt” or “FIT” for accessories, in my opinion.
We also have a city covered in fabulous graffiti and murals cultivated by JJ and Anthony Curis of Library Street Collective – they brought the Z Garage to life, Shepard Fairy mural – which is now a Detroit icon.
The Detroit Public Theatre – made an incredible debut to our city last year… bringing us four plays each season. Giving Detroit the longed for OFF Broadway/Broadway Theatre experiences we were missing.
So many more amazing art staples in our community – MOCAD, Culture Lab, I could go on about this forever- the city is Artfastic!
20. Best style advice YOU could ever give someone? Pretty is, AS Pretty DOES.
We couldn’t agree more. NS