When you were a child, what did you dream you would become? Deep inside your heart was there a prayer for anything in particular? I knew that I was an artist...even at a very young age. I lit up in art class, sketched on the walls of my house, played around with fabric, and got super excited when I received blank paper. I had an endless imagination and knew that creating was what I should be doing for the rest of my life. And so my story began...
I started working more with fabric; imagining different looks and outfits and then moved to making clothing from old scraps. Fashion had become a passion, and I officially declared that I wanted to be a designer when I grew up.
I discovered that I also have a love of languages. God allowed me to travel all over the world and immerse myself into the lives of fascinating people along the way. Mixing these experiences with my intrigue for textile art birthed the journey of TORI NICOLE®, where every piece of wearable art is reminiscent of these stories. It has been a delightful journey thus far!
I established TORI NICOLE® in 2009 and have been "living my dream" ever since. I wanted to start out with handbags because they can be used to accessorize any outfit and anyone can wear them, regardless of age, clothing style, cultural background, or size. The first bag I made was the "Amelia" clutch, named in honor of my seamstress maternal great grandmother.
I hope you enjoy each item as much as I enjoy making them for you. Let Tori Nicole accompany you on your delightful journey.