Are you able to discuss to me about how on earth the 2 of you ended up in your present roles together with your present careers?
Nicole Ferreira: Whereas I used to be at school for design, I interned for 2 totally different stylists. On the time, there weren’t plenty of movie star stylists in Los Angeles. There was solely a handful. I had the chance to work with Phillip Bloch and Linda Medvene.
From that have, I used to be like, “I believe I am actually into the design a part of this job. So I am going to focus on design.”
I had this nice thought—I used to be on the point of graduate—I had like six months left and I had this nice concept that I used to be going to suggest to my dad to proceed my research and get a grasp’s in costume design.
After I introduced the thought to him, he actually laughed in my face and he mentioned, “No, you are not. You are gonna get a job.”
I used to be like, “Oh, okay.” Reduce to a few nights later, we had been at dinner in New York in Soho and three cubicles over was Linda Medvene.
I used to be so excited to see her and in addition so nervous as a result of, will she keep in mind me? How do I say hello? What do I do?
My eight 12 months outdated niece, Kayla, checked out me and mentioned, “What is the huge deal? I imply, what is the worst that may occur?”
Simply listening to that from her, I acquired up from the desk and I walked over. She was pretty. We exchanged numbers and it felt actually good to have the braveness to stroll as much as someone who I actually regarded as much as.
Then it was six months later and I made a decision to make an inventory of all of the individuals I had met since transferring to LA and never essentially to search for a job, however simply to attach and see what they had been enthusiastic about within the enterprise, what was taking place within the enterprise.
Linda occurred to be the primary particular person on my listing and he or she answered the cellphone. She mentioned, “Oh my gosh, Nicole, I can not consider you are calling me. I wanted you to begin yesterday.”
I did and Wendi and I each went on to help Linda [Medvene] for about two-and-a-half years.
Wendi Ferreira: I acquired introduced in as a result of I had moved to LA from Orange County in January of I believe 2001.
I got here right here, I needed a job, I had been working in style at Guess. Nicole known as me and was like, “We want you now. We want you to satisfy us on the tailors. We want you to satisfy Denise Richards. Linda and I are busy and we will not get there in time for her.”
So I present up and this is identical factor: It is the braveness it takes to resolve you are able to do this and leaping into one thing model new.
I present up and I launched myself to Denise Richards as Linda Medvine’s assistant and took it from there. Carried on with the Golden Globes that 12 months.
That was the beginning of Nicole and I working collectively as assistants. Alternative took us totally different instructions from each other. In 2003, I believe, after about two and a half years of helping.
Nicole went on to do a tour with Sheryl Crow and I labored on The Ellen DeGeneres Present. Then after a few year-and-a-half or two years of that we’re like, “What are we doing? Why aren’t we doing this collectively?” So we teamed up and right here we’re.