Thursday, 20 December 2012


I was contacted by FFWD Calgary to do an interview for an article on being Sexy. Well here it is ! Thanks to Dan Clapson for the great article.

Urban Living

Putting passion into local fashion

Local designer finds beauty in the dark side

There’s no doubt about it, when it comes to image, sex sells. Having said that, one person’s interpretation of the word “sexy” can be very different from the next. Yes, I have no doubt that many men in Calgary just happened to catch the Victoria’s Secret fashion show on television a few weeks back, but let’s get real here, there’s a lot more to sexuality and sensuality than some lace bras and panties. Whether you’re a man or a woman, there is always something to be said about one’s confidence and sense of style. One local fashion line, NRT, is taking this idea of self-assurance and running with it. Into the dark.
“Confidence in what you are wearing is the best form of sexy. If you’re dressing how you want, and in a manner that is featuring your best assets, that to me is the most attractive and sexy thing about a person,” says Nicole Rita Tomney, creator of NRT. “Of course, if you’re wearing anything leather... or minimal trashy, like ripped up tights, then you’ve got my attention.”
Tomney started her namesake fashion line in 2010; her pieces have brooding undertones and are able to attain a certain sensuality that is not typical of most designers. Tomney skilfully blends darkness and sexuality — think Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga music videos colliding (in a good way) — into boldly constructed pieces.
“I feel like NRT is about finding the beauty in the dark,” says Tomney. “Yes, the clothing that I create is dark and gothic, but it is also about being feminine and showing that you are sexy... maybe not in the traditional way of thinking. I try and think about the body and what shapes and cuts are going to scream, ‘look at me,’ but also make the client wearing the piece feel sexy.”
NRT’s mandate to design high-end wear for those not afraid to stand out holds true in every outfit Tomney produces. From lace, to fur, to leather, these garments are definitely for the most extroverted of individuals.
“I have everyone from drag queens and strippers, who want to be in leather pants and topless, to everyday women who love to be different and are confident in dressing exactly how they want,” she says. “They are not afraid to stand out in a crowd and be the centre of attention.”
While Tomneys calls Calgary home, she is by no means contained within the city limits, showing past collections in Vancouver, Toronto and Mexico. As well, she regularly completes custom pieces for various magazine spreads, music videos and other fashion-related events.
“I have been lucky enough to have worked with so many amazing people in the fashion and music industry and grow my business,” she says. “The biggest thing in fashion for me is art and expressing [that] through my garments. I am inspired by music, sex, art, literature, people, religion, and everything around me.
“Each piece is handcrafted to fit the [specific] person wearing it,” she continues, “So, by getting to know the body and personality that I am working with, I am able to create a garment that is going to accent the beauty of that individual.”
For the average person who may not be quite ready to don an avant garde piece from NRT, Tomney offers this last piece of advice: “I think that as long as you keep the words ‘classy’ and ‘fashion forward’ in mind, dressing slightly provocative is the only way to dress. If you’re embracing your sexuality in a manner that is minimal, like pairing a sexy corset with a pair of black pants, heels and a leather jacket, you look damn hot — not trashy. I find that women strive to look sexy, but tend to miss the [mark]. A cincher from Victoria Secret’s is not a dress ladies, FYI.”
Duly noted. For more information about Tomney and the NRT line, see


Tuesday, 18 December 2012


NRT was recently interviewed for Shaw TV in Calgary..The Episode will air after January 9th ! Here are a few snaps from the Filming!


Thursday, 13 December 2012


I find so much inspiration in Music, Art, Words, and Photography. It is shocking the amount of creativity that can come from a simple quote...

" I disappear into the silent darkness that consumes my soul.
How could I resist, its all I ever wanted..
Now I guess I've got it"

Monday, 10 December 2012


Well its FINALLY happening. Marilyn Manson is coming to CALGARY. and I cannot express my excitement.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


NRT will be on Shaw TV (calgary channel 10) December 12th ! -"What do your clothes say about you? Find out on our next episode as we talk with Fashion Blogger Vincent Law, Designer Nicole Rita Tomney of N.R.T. Fashions and Stylist Adora Nwofor. It will be a fun show. Our models will be dressed in eclectic looks. Stay tuned! "

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Michael Hussar

The most amazingly fucked up painter I have ever come across. And the most Beautiful art I have ever seen... One of my favorite painters Michael Hussar. The moods and feelings that come to life in his Paintings are some of the strongest I've ever gotten from looking at an image. Even if you find them Disturbing look past it and see what he is trying to say..

Saturday, 3 November 2012

NEW hoodie

Check itttttt... new NRT hoodie up on etsy. email for inquiry on pricing.

Monday, 29 October 2012


By far my favourite holiday of the year is Halloween, this year decided to go with one of my FAV Disney villains... Cruella Deville. Of course it sure makes life easier when you are able to make your costume from scratch !

Thursday, 18 October 2012


Hangin' round downtown By myself
And I had so much time To sit and think
About myself,  And then there she was
Like double cherry pie Yeah there she was
Like disco superfly, I smell sex and
Candy here... Who's that lounging
In my chair... Who's that casting
Devious stares In my direction
Mama this surely
Is a dream

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


"Find out whats really out there.
I never said to be like me,
I say be like you and make a difference"
Marilyn Manson

Friday, 28 September 2012

Opening up the gates of Hell by Giving
form structure
 to a philosophy that names us gods
of our own subjective universes...


Some photoshop work done by myself !

The Man In Black- Johnny Cash

One of the greatest country (REAL COUNTRY!) musicians and in my opinion style icons of the 20th century, Johnny cash is the perfect mix of country, Rock and Roll, Blues, Folk, And Gospel.  I can thank my dad for introducing me to Johnny Cash at a young age as it has defiantly opened my mind for all types of music!

Song of the week: Johnny Cash- Man In Black

Saturday, 22 September 2012


Using some bad ass chick Metal for my show tonight from a new band I've found called "In This moment"
- Come a little bit closer before we begin
Lemme tell you how I want it
And exactly what I need
I’m here for one drug
I’m only here for one thing
So come on and tell me,
Can you fly like you’re free
Cause I need to feel
Yeah, I need to say

I must confess,
I’m addicted to this
Shove your kiss straight through my chest
I can’t deny, I’d die without this
Make me feel like a god
Music, love and sex
Adrenalize me

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


If you are a resident in Vancouver or happen to find yourself there this weekend then come down to Celebrities night club and check out TOXIC TWINS fashion show. Myself (NRT) and Local Vancouver designer Nicole Guzzo will be showcasing our individual collections as well as the first ever Toxic twins combination collection. You can look forward to a night of Glam, Sex, Gothic Fashion. With a percentage of the proceeds going to AIDS this is sure to be a night you don't want to miss ! Check out the poster for details. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Trent Reznor

Brilliance and Beauty to the music industry especially production and the faith he had in bands such as Marilyn Manson as they started out.
She comes along
She gets inside
She makes you better than anything you've tried
It's in her kiss
The blackest sea
And it runs deeper than you
Dare to dream it could be

With teeth
Wave goodbye
To what you were
The rules have changed
The lines begin to blur
She makes you hard
It comes on strong
You finally found
The place where you belong

She will not let you go
Keeps holding on
She will not let you go
Keeps holding on
This time, I'm not coming back
She will not let you go
This time, I'm not coming back
She will not let you go

Monday, 27 August 2012

NRT in Conglomerate Magazine

2 and a half years ago when I first moved back to Calgary after receiving my diploma in fashion, I created my first fall winter 2010 collection which was chosen to be on the cover for conglomerate magazine. Now 2 years later here is some more NRT ! My goals and dreams are coming true everyday !!!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


MODEL VONDA FROM I Model Management



Tuesday, 14 August 2012