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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on October 24.]
When we spotted a dream catcher suspended above Nicole Cari's bed, we couldn't help but find some irony in what may be the coolest item in her slick Silver Lake abode. There's no getting around it — the down-to-earth, curly haired brunette's life is the stuff fashion fantasies are made of. As the senior director of marketing and communications for one of our fave native-L.A. brands, Band of Outsiders, Cari regularly plays dress up with Scott Sternberg, is blessed with an enviable clothing allowance, and has had a major hand in building the brand into the empire it is today.
Oh, and she's freshly returned from a whimsical Tuscan wedding … and don't even get us started on how she serendipitously snagged her covetable home! But, obviously, none of Cari's charmed life came as a fluke — the Chicago native is truly one of a kind, and you simply must read on to see why.
Photographed by Mike Rosenthal
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