Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Rachel Bilson … are some of my fashion influences. I know this might sound weird, but my dad [renowned Las Vegas physician Elias Ghanem, who died in 2001] was also a big influence on my style. He was a really sharp dresser. He wore ’70s suits a lot, and everything was always well-thought-out and put together.
It’s so much fun … working Downtown. I’ve been coming to the Griffin for years, so when the opportunity for the space became available, it made sense that my brother relocated his restaurant, Radio City Pizza, down here.
My passions … are writing and fashion. My undergrad degree is in journalism—I attended UNLV, then went to Savannah College of Art and Design. I’m sort of a film nerd, and my favorite part is watching the clothes in movies. It inspired me to study costume design.