‘Meet Brook, one of the fabulous women who shop at Nichole de Carle London. Discover what inspires her in her professional and personal life, and how she styles her lingerie and swimwear.’
Q. TELL US YOUR JOB TITLE AND COMPANY?
A. Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Fine Art Photographer and Author.
Q. TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR JOB AND HOW YOU GOT THERE? WHO INSPIRED YOU AND WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU HAVE FACED?
A. I grew up in a spiritual community, practicing yoga and meditation for as long as I can remember. At 17, I received my official certification and began teaching yoga and meditation, both public classes and private lessons. I became one of the primary teacher trainers in my style within a few years and from there began leading workshops at international retreats and appearing at yoga festivals.
My latest love is fine art photography. I’m inspired to find and capture everyday beauty as I spontaneously encounter it. It makes my heart sing, reminding me to look for the beauty and magic that is present in every moment. My biggest challenge has been to believe in myself.
Q. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR WORK AND CASUAL WARDROBE?
A. I’m the opposite of most. As a yoga teacher, my work clothing is casual – leggings, t-shirt and bare feet. It’s in my off time that I have the opportunity to dress up or down in a wide range of styles depending on how I feel in the moment. It may be rock-n-roll, Hollywood glamorous, hippy, cowgirl or whatever strikes me in the moment.
Q. TELL US ABOUT A SPECIAL ITEM IN YOUR WARDROBE.
A. I love my Alexander McQueen formal gown, all of my shoes, my Nichole de Carle London collection, a pair of patched up ancient jeans that fit me perfect and a cozy cashmere robe. However my ultimate favorite and is my wedding ring, which my husband and I designed together. I never leave home without it – it brings a smile to my face and love to my heart.
Q. WHAT HAVE YOU PURCHASED FROM NICHOLE DE CARLE LONDON? WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IT AND THE BRAND?
A. I adore the Nicole de Carle brand, recommending it to all my friends and family. It is refined, luxurious and sexy. I have a collection of lingerie sets and am always looking to acquire more. Nichole’s lingerie makes me feel alluring and confident. Every piece I own fits beautifully and feels divine. I particularly favor the Underwired Bra. I feel sophisticated and sexy when I wear it plus a bit of my rebellious side peaks out every time I put it on.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE THAT YOU HAVE VISITED AND WHY?
A. I love to travel, to explore and experience new places and cultures. I have been to and fallen in love with many places, all with unique qualities where I have experienced special moments and taken memories from each. I’ll share a favorite wit you: Years ago I was in Kolkata, India. A group of us had just been visiting a friend in their home. As we were walking back to the main road I noticed a small, dark walkway in between two buildings, which naturally I decided to explore. It led to a tiny courtyard with a shrine to Shiva. A young monk came out and invited us into the house and he took us up to the receiving room of the Great Yogi Bhaduri Mahasaya, the levitating saint. The energy in that room changed me from one moment to the next – I felt a peace so deep and so profound and I knew in that moment that this is what I wanted more then anything else. It is this memory that I think back to whenever I need help finding my peace. I will always be grateful that I randomly decided to trespass.
Q. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN AND WHO WAS IT FROM?
A. “Wisdom is not assimilated with the eyes, but with the Atoms.” This is a quote from Swami Sri Yukteswar. I love it because it reminds me to feel for Universal Truth and to live life from my heart.
Q. HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL TIPS FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY?
A. I do many things to take care of myself. Some days I may take a long bath, Yoga Nidra, go for a walk, draw, journal, dance around my house, read, call a friend, go to a concert, volunteer, go on a long drive, cook a vegetarian meal, laugh or anything else that inspires me in the moment. The one thing that I do with out fail is my meditation practice of Kriya Yoga. It brings me back to center, grounds me and inspires me to dwell on life’s possibilities.
Q. FINISH THE SENTENCE:
A. “I feel most confident when…I am at peace.”
Q. SHARE A SECRET WITH US.
A. I love to climb trees!