QGossip recently had the pleasure of catching up with Danielle DiFerdinando – the designer behind Danielle Nicole – to find out a bit more about the woman who creates these stunning accessories.
QGossip: Hi Danielle! Could you tell us what your first job was?
Danielle Nicole: My first job at 16 years old was a manager’s position in my father’s fast food company, Boardwalk Fries Inc.
QG: If you weren’t in your current profession, what do you think you would be doing instead?
DN: I would be a personal shopper. Fashion has always been my passion and love and making a woman feel beautiful and confident is the greatest accomplishment!
QG: Where have you visited in your life that took your breath away?
DN: I love to travel. Some of my favorite places to visit are London, Paris, Stockholm, Italy, Tokyo, and Anguilla.
QG:What’s the one achievement you’re most proud of?
DN: I am on the Board of Associates for the Ronald McDonald House which helps raise money for families while their child battles cancer. They have provided temporary lodging and care for more than 35,000 families while their children deal and struggle with cancer. When families must travel to New York City for the advanced cancer treatment they can’t get anywhere else, they can find a loving place to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. They are proud to provide a supportive, caring place that keeps families close when they need each other most. At the House, families are welcomed with love and comfort – lifelong friendships are formed among people who understand what it’s like to cope with such a devastating diagnosis, and families fighting cancer find the hope and support they need.
QG: Who would you be most star-struck to meet in real life?
DN: Queen Elizabeth. Her faithful dedication to her people throughout the years is something so much to be admired!
QG: What are your top tips for realising your goals in business or in life?
DN: You can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Follow your instincts. Stay focused and passionate with everything you do.
QG: What’s your top beauty/style/home décor tip?
DN: Style – invest in classic and timeless pieces.
Beauty – beauty comes from within and trying to lead a healthy lifestyle! Eating correctly and exercise are the number one things along with a positive attitude on life will bring out your inner beauty that shines through
Home décor – living in New York you are exposed to so many cultures and styles! I love to mix these feelings and create my own personal home decor. I love blending cultures but the look must be timeless and effortless so my guests will feel so welcome and relaxed
QG: If you could travel back in time, which era would you visit and what would you do?
DN: It might be be fun to travel back to the 1960s and experience the culture, and fashions of the times!
QG: What three things would you bring to a desert island?
DN: Water, iPhone (with pictures of my family and friends as well as to capture new memories), as many healthy foods as possible!!
QG: If you were facing a zombie apocalypse, which three QVC presenters would be on your survival team?
DN: I would fight to have all the presenters on my survival team. They are all so wonderful!
Thanks Danielle, our presenters are big fans of you too!