10 Questions With Nicola
New to join The image Consulting Company is the lovely Nicola Lucas. Based in London, Nicola loves scouring Brick Lane and Spitalfields market for vintage finds. We asked her 10 questions to find out a little more about why she decided to become a stylist.
Q1. What made you become a stylist?
A. I have always loved and worked in fashion, and putting together outfits is something that I’ve always enjoyed doing for my own personal style and I thought it would be great to do this for others!
Q2. What do you love most about being a stylist?
A. Meeting new people from all walks of life and the variety of the job. I’m a blogger too so no two days are the same.
Q3. Tell us something not many people know about you….
A. I used to have my tongue pierced, a long time ago back in my university days!
Q4. Where do you shop the most?
Depends really, I love discovering new brands on places like Instagram and Etsy, and I like vintage shopping but I do love high street stores like Topshop, Asos and H&M.
Q5. What is your favourite AW17 trend?
A. I think red, I’ve already invested in a few key pieces this season but could easily buy loads more! Wearing red is an easy way to make a statement, whether it’s in the lipstick you put on or the dress you wear.
Q6. Where do you recommend to shop in London?
A. For vintage and unique finds then Brick lane and Spitalfields market on a Sunday. For good charity shops, boutiques and pretty coffee shops then Highgate, Crouch End or Muswell Hill in North London. Or either of the big Westfield centres will satisfy your high street and high end needs for a shop till you drop kinda day.
Q7. What do you love most about vintage fashion and charity shop gems?
A. I like the fact that you can find something really special or even rare and then reinvent it in your own way, plus it’s one of a kind so nobody else will be wearing it.
Q8. How do you incorporate vintage items into your wardrobe?
A. I think for me it’s got to be something that I can make look modern, unless it’s a special item that I might wear to an occasion like a wedding (then there’s no danger of the dreaded same dress scenario). It could be a vintage coat, gloves or even a scarf that could easily be worn with more modern pieces. Styling vintage is no different to styling anything else, just don’t think too much about it, you want to feel you’re wearing the item and not the other way around.
Q9. Describe your perfect weekend..
A.Definitely some form of shopping with friends followed by afternoon tea and then a long and relaxing family Sunday roast with all the trimmings!
10. i is for?
A. Inspiration! We live in such an inspiring world, there’s always new ideas, new styles and new looks to give you inspiration!