Newport Beach Blonde bombshell, Nicole Hanriot, grew up in the action sports world, interning for Volcom and E! Entertainment before heading to FIDM for production development. Straight out of school, Hanriot got her flirty design direction as assistant designer for L.A. based lounge wear company Primp. Making quite the name for herself as former women’s designer at SoCal lifestyle brand Tavik, it soon came time for this determined designer to branch out. “I’ve always wanted my own line and I’ve always loved the beach and swimwear” she says. Though Hanriot comes across as soft-spoken and shy, she’s far from timid when it comes to hopping on the fast track to making her dreams a reality.