Nicolette Mason

Jul 3, 2024

Nicolette is wearing the Evelyn Top, Marfa Pant, Kiah Skirt, and Satin Georgia Top.

Brand development and media expert Nicolette Mason shows us her Brooklyn home that she shares with her partner Nina and two pugs, and chats with us about finding motivation, gratitude, and the importance of star signs.

You’ve been wearing Tanya Taylor since day one! How did you discover the brand?

I’ve been a fan ever since the brand first launched in 2013. When TT launched extended sizes in 2017 I became a customer and have been hooked ever since.

What has been the proudest moment for you in your career?

I think my proudest moments are any time I’ve helped another person feel seen as their full self — whether that was through my writing, through designing my own brand or design collaborations, through other consulting work that I’ve done. It’s a tremendous gift to do work that is a mirror for so many to see their own beauty, worth, and self.

How would you describe your personal style?

It’s constantly evolving — recently, I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from 90s fashion, and am really drawn to interesting textures and materials in solid colors. I love mixing hard and soft textures together, and bringing a bit of an edge to more traditionally feminine styles. 

What we all want to know… what are your sun, moon, and rising signs? Do you feel like you are truly your sign?

I’m a Taurus sun, Leo rising, and libra moon — and I think I’m absolutely a textbook representation of these signs!! 

What motivates you when you need an extra push?

Gratitude, honestly. It sounds cliche but each day is a gift, and growing older is such a privilege. My priorities and the idea of what success looks like has changed for me over the last few years, and right now I’m really motivated by living my best life and feeling tremendously grateful for the opportunities and life that I have. 

You and Nina have been married for over 2 years now, do you have any advice for people who are having a hard time putting themselves out there?

This may sound counter intuitive — but I think there needs to be a shift away from thinking of relationships or marriage as a goal or destination, or framing partnership as “finding our other half.” We are each already whole and complete as ourselves — and for me, our relationship was rooted in us each knowing and valuing ourselves first as whole and complete. We know that we are actively choosing to be together every day, and it never feels like compromise or sacrifice.