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HOW DANIELLE NACHMANI WENT FROM ‘VOGUE’ INTERN TO SUPER STYLIST
Her latest endeavor involves conceptualizing, casting, location scouting, styling and shooting images for brands — with an iPhone 6.
Stylist extraordinaire and innovative self-starter Danielle Nachmani has one of the most varied careers in the the fashion and styling game: Aside from her red carpet, editorial and runway styling gigs, she’s managed to carve out a new business category with her creative content company Edtn (pronounced “edition”). And it was all part of the plan from the very beginning.
“I knew what I wanted to do since I was 15 or 16 years old,” Nachmani says about her early ambitions to be a stylist. “My high school had a fashion show and I offered to coordinate all the clothing for it.”
The future red carpet guru to celebrities including Lake Bell, Adam Driver and Bobby Cannavale boldly seized the moment to kickstart her career during her first internship with her dad’s best friend at Island Def Jam records. One fateful day, when A.L.C. designer Andrea Lieberman came in to discuss a Jennifer Lopez video, the then-teenager jumped on her chance.
But her big break came when she assisted a stylist working with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on a promotional tour. The twins were so impressed with Nachmani’s style acumen and dedicated work ethic that they hired her for her first celebrity styling gig.
“I was just working with them as a stylist and they were developing these brands, so it only made sense for me to kind of be a part of that as well,” she explains. Nachmani ended up styling a lookbook and a Vogue Japan editorial for The Row and a campaign for little sister line Elizabeth & James.
While Nachmani continuously finds new ways to grow her styling talents and business portfolio, her ultimate goal isn’t necessarily to turn herself into a brand or amass millions of Instagram followers. Rather, it’s to have a consistent, recognizable body of work. “I really hope that one day, people look at an image and go, ‘oh, that’s Edtn.’