Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Nomad On The Road

As many of you know, we took a road trip down South last winter, making stops in Savannah, GA, Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA, and Wilmington, NC along the way. It was a jam packed adventure, and filming the whole time, we created a short documentary of our journey.

Our film, Nomad On The Road, encompasses not only our adventures down South, but what it truly means to be free-spirited, open minded, courageous, and a loving, giving, daring, truckin’ Nomad.

Enjoy 🙂

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Behind the Scenes: E-Commerce Photoshoot

Last weekend, some loyal members of the Nomad team assembled at Studios LIC in Queens for our very first e-commerce photo shoot. You read right, we are launching a website! Come April, you’ll be able to shop Nomad online any time of day.

Below are some behind the scenes selects, but also be sure to check out the full album here.





A special thanks to all the talented people that made this possible:

Photography: Spencer Starnes
Styling: Miranda Neri
BTS Photography: Joan Costello
Makeup: Dominique Farina
Hair: Jodi Goodacre

…plus our models: Molly McAdoo, Joan Costello, and Jasmine Kaleka 🙂 Be on the look out for a web launch in early April!

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Headlights On: Interstellar Love Craft

Here at Nomad, one of our most important endeavors has been our collaborations with budding young designers. We are so lucky to have had our path cross with that of Rochester-based Marisa Krol, the talented crafter and visionary behind the handmade metal jewelry line, Interstellar Love Craft. Known for simple yet elegant geometric pieces (some of our faves include silver triangle studs, and brass lotus drop earrings), all of Marisa’s delicate creations seem to fly off our shelves. Read on to hear more about what inspired this crafter to get crafting, and peek a behind the scenes video by Mike Giardino of Pallette Films here.

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Marisa visits the truck in NYC!


When did you begin creating jewelry?

I began creating jewelry about 4 years ago.  I had just returned from 4 months of travel/volunteering in South America and felt very compelled to create adornment and take my creative pursuits more seriously.

Where does your inspiration come from?

Many places.  Through spontaneous thoughts, dreams, experimentation, quiet moments, busy surroundings full of life, the brilliant creatives and friends I keep company with, through hope that somehow creating beautiful things makes a positive difference, discipline, and trust that for now, I am supposed to be making jewelry.  It is where I feel I belong.

How has your process or style evolved over the years?

It feels more intuitive then ever before.  I think I was more fearful in the beginning and uncertain.  Now, I feel more relaxed and comfortable in my own skin.  I think that is apart of growing older period, and the work I believe, reflects that.

Has any one single person been an influence on your brand? If so, who?

I can’t say a single individual has had that kind of overwhelming influence on my brand.  I can say a certain type of woman has–she is strong, creative, savvy, intelligent, style-setting, a revolutionary type.  She is herself, paving her path as only she can.  She is in every woman, and I make adornment for her to remind her of these qualities.









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Daytrippin’ to the Trade Shows

Earlier this month, we headed to the Javits Center and attended Fame and Accessories The Show to get first dibs on Spring buying.  As usual, the large convention center was packed with various brands and stunning styles for the new season – a shopper’s dream really! But we stayed focused and picked out the best of best for you – and boy did we score some funky fresh threads!

On board the truck this Spring (and online – more details coming soon!), you’ll find tons of embroidered peasant tops and crochet cardigans. Our affinity for the kimono is still going strong, and we’ve got some beautiful floral and fringe babies on order.

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Some standouts that we just might steal for ourselves: this killer tribal jacket by our fave Under Skies, and this cropped white embroidered top (pair it with a printed maxi skirt and floppy hat for an instant Cali beach babe look).

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Stay tuned for more updates on Spring styles – we’re making a trip out west at the end of February to stock up on even more goodness 🙂

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Five Frugal Finds

Got twenty dollars? Come on The Nomad Truck and leave with one or more of these goodies!


These Brooklyn based temporary tattoos are to die for! For $5 you get 2 to a pack with amazing designs (like the blue vintage Casio style watch telling you you are LATE) and inspiring wise words (like MAKERS GONNA MAKE). These beauties last for 3-5 days and add a fun whimsy and badass edition to any getup.



Two rich, beautiful colors in one nail polish? The double sided Nail Candy has many tricks up its sleeves. Coming in a combination of pink and white and black and red, these long lasting polishes are truly sweet. And then, just pop off the top of the cap of each side to find a perfectly fine point nail pen, with which you can make endless designs on your nails. $10.00 is all you gotta spend for some D.I.Y. nail art!


If the cool fall weather ever hits us, you gotta be prepared.  Sock It To Me makes amazingly soft, thick and fun over the knee socks ranging from $12-$18, in woolycozy grey to stripey colorful funs. Keeping wearing those short skirts and keep your little legs warm with Sock It To Me’s beautiful socks.

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We on The Nomad Truck love to stack our hands, wrists, and necks with as many baubles as our little bodies can handle. And this year, we are seriously rocking the knuckle ring. You may find a plain gold band, a tiny jeweled band,  or maybe a golden branch to wear stacked on your hands. And at $5 each, why not grab 2?


You can find many of Lauren Eve Designs’ beautiful and original creations on board The Nomad Truck, from her long beaded necklaces to intricate wrap around handmade bracelets, but her wish bracelets, at $10 a piece are something special. Each one is unique and different, with beautiful charms or words on them. And make sure somebody special helps you tie it on your wrist and say your wish in your mind so when the bracelet falls off after wearing it, that beautiful wish will come. 

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Behind the Wheel with Molly McAdoo

Nomad’s newest team member dishes on insomnia, back to school outfits, and her new gig truckin’!

It’s 2:25 AM.

I can’t turn off the brain. I’m thinking those clogs will look great with the high waisted denim skirt and that new leotard (!). Oh! Or that great vintage Hawaii T (!). OOOH! Gotta figure out a way to wear that leather vest (!).

These are the thoughts that fill my head (all day everyday?) when I can’t fall asleep at night. And they have ever since I was a tiny little girl, struggling to fall asleep in elementary school, fantasizing about the perfect outfit for the next day. Sometimes dreaming beyond the next day and just thinking outfits in general. For life.

I’ve never known quite what to do with this obsession. I just style in my brain for myself on the regular. I shop (too much and too often), building my collection of clothes to make the nighttime styling fits more fruitful, helping the pool to pull from grow.But now that I’m part of team Nomad, somehow, it feels like I will be able to channel this obsession and have a place to put it into action.

So, won’t ya come find the Nomad Truck and let me help build you the perfect outfit, in broad daylight (!).

The first time I saw Nomad, it really felt like, in some way, now I know what to do with this obsession, this love of, this passion for, well, clothes. The clothes that Jessie has curated and collected from all over-local designers, friends she’s met on her journeys, small boutique companies, are beeeaaautiful. Some are sexy. Some are comfy. All are hip and exciting (to me!).  And the jewelry…oh the jewelry. There are long delicate necklaces with sharp, unique geometric shapes.  Big chunky rings of all different shapes and colors. Amazing beaded bracelets to be stacked perfectly along the wrist, and earrings that are delicate and dainty and perfect or textured and weighty and dangly. The opportunities to build killer outfits are endless. And you can find them on our amazing truck cruising the greater NYC area on any given day.

Not only is the selection on the truck thrilling, the truck itself is amazing! My first time walking onto the truck felt magical. There is something so special about walking into one of the loveliest boutique stores you’ve ever seen and then to pinch yourself with “WAIT, I’M ON A TRUCK”.  Being in the space of the store itself, one would never believe they’re on a truck, except for the fact that the only way you got there was by having seen the big beautiful yellow lady parked somewhere, perhaps Jersey City, Long Island City, the Highline, Williamsburg, whatever magical lucky spot we ladies of Nomad chose on that given day, and you climbed the vine covered wooden steps to get into the world of Nomad. I loved watching customers go thru the same experience I had when I first got on the truck. Everyone seems to be struck by the wonder of this wandering boutique. There’s magic happening on that there truck. And oh so many outfits to be built and styled and WORN. Come experience it for yourself and get into the goodness of the Nomad.

Perhaps now I will no longer be seeing those laaate night numbers on my clock staring back at me as my mind drifts from leotards to vintage T’s to clogs since my dreams get to come true every single time I walk on the truck.

I’ll think about it this way: quicker I fall asleep, quicker I’m back on the Nomad!


First day on the job and first purchase from the Nomad!

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