Trendsetter: Contempo Casual
Being comfortable in her own skin is artist Nancy Good’s style
Nancy Good’s style is encapsulated on one of her favorite T-shirts: “No preconceived notions.” It reminds the actress, model, musician, and owner of Core Contemporary art gallery in Las Vegas to always look at things in a fresh way. As a gallerist, she prioritizes creativity and authenticity in her personal style, while also taking inspiration from her environment. Oftentimes, that means keeping things simple at work: a T-shirt, pair of jeans, and comfortable shoes. “I’m on my feet in my studio, up and down ladders,” Good says. “So, I have to think about what I can wear safely. What’s going to keep me from falling from a ladder, or not going to have me rubbing my feet and soaking in Epsom salts?” Her non-negotiable style element is equally accessible: “I like to wear kindness … being compassionate to the people that come into the gallery.” Here’s more, in her own words.
Silver and leather picked up at an art fair years ago.
My favorite Mexican Silver ring, purchased nearly 20 years ago at a Marshall’s store in Nashville.
($50) by International Concepts for Macy’s
I love versatile clothing that I can layer in creative ways. This unstructured “menswear” jacket can be dressed up or down as I like.
BUTTON DOWN SHIRT
($60) by Calvin Klein
I’m a big fan of the CK brand due to its unfailing fit and quality! This particular shirt also is a fave because of the leopard print layering that adds some extra oomph.
WOMEN’S STEAMPUNK WAISTCOAT VEST
($30) by Grace Karin
Another key wardrobe item I love is a vest.
I’ve had this accessory for so long (probably 20 years), that I can’t recall the cost. I have two, black and brown.
(about $40) by International Concepts for Macy’s
I live in jeans! As a working artist, they are a “uniform” of sorts, but even when they are covered in paint, I love to style them
up like this.
($160) by Sorel
The most expensive thing I’m wearing here, besides my wedding ring. I love the fit and quality of Sorel boots and have several pairs in different colors that I’ve worn for years.
For information on the current exhibition at Good’s gallery, visit corecontemporary.com.