26.3.15

Art Critics and Dealers


Creative direction (styling) - me / Photography : Runa Anzai / Makeup : F.A.B / Models : Guan Tan, Junnan Peng, Nat Chui

As part of the narrative of my editorial, these were how I viewed art critics and dealers in the illustrated world. I was mainly inspired by Roberta Smith and Jerry Saltz, respectable art critics from New York Magazine. I chose to focus the styling on black and white because these characters have very simple minded personalities contrasting the Artist's crazy colourful ideas.

xx

Nicole

24.3.15

London Fashion Week A/W14 : The Somerset Cobbles



Nat's Nikon camera, my photography skills.

I know I know. Long overdueeee! But forgive me, for me and Nat have been working so hard on our work, and have been trying to catch up on sleep whenever there's a chance (there are barely any tho, fo real). What I learnt from being at Somerset House this second time round, was how difficult it was to find genuine street style. I began to wonder what good street style even meant, whether half these people were purposely "putting on a show" with their looks, or how many people actually went to see a show. This time round I got to see Phoebe English c/o Nat, Lucas Nascimento, Timur Kim, and even work for the Ryan Lo team. Not gonna lie, it was a good tiring one, but I didn't complain and I surely don't regret any of it.

In current times, I've just completed creating my first ever fashion editorial for a competition with i-D magazine called Diversity Now (click this to see), and got my new brief for term 3's project today regarding "Moving Images"!! So excited RN, but so little time!! Along with that, I learnt that wearing Jeffrey Campbell "franz chelsea" platforms for 6 hours to and fro uni in Shepherds bush and my hackney home, only reminded me of wearing pointe shoes during my ballet days. Fabulous for your legs aesthetically, hell on the inside. If you're a ballerina or Tyler Shields fan ,you'll definitely know how I feel. No wonder those JC's were on sale.

xx

Nicole

22.3.15

Styling : Girl Gang

Creative Direction (+styling) = Nicole Chui (me) / Photography : Runa Anzai / Makeup : F.A.B 

Here were some photos I styled from my photo shoot for the editorial I was creating for the Diversity Now 2015 competition with i-D magazine. The styling of this badass girl gang was inspired by outspoken female rappers, and 80s/90s movie power cliques such as Heathers, Jawbreaker, or Charlie's angels. I also decided to only style and shoot real girls for the full editorial, as a small comment on supporting female power. Although it wasn't the core concept of my shoot, I felt like it was important enough to voice out for diversity in fashion too.
Don't they have so much sasssssitude!

To learn about the concept of my full editorial, click here!


xx

Nicole