Photographer: Dylan Summer
Hair/Make up: Joshua Ribadeo
Styling: Berjheny Perez
Post Production: Marilina Marchini
If ever there’s been a model able to challenge Irina Shayk, her silhouette, her gaze, and her being irresistible and innocent, today she’s on Aptitude. Her name? Nicole.
“Next big thing”, in South Africa that’s what the call the girl from Wellington. Her blue eyes pierce you like two beaming lasers. Nicole pouts, but that is her beauty. I tried and tried again
To take pictures of her I didn’t like, but the result was always the same. Nicole looks at me like a little girl, a teenager, a twenty year old, and a forty year old. It’s the woman herself. It is her feminine beauty that enchants and lets it all be carried away through image and reality, mixing them up. Taking your eye off the viewfinder and looking at her while her eyes seek yours is a stroke of the same pen. Nicole doesn’t ask, she doesn’t have to.
Her face, her body outlined in the lingerie, her ever-perfect hair, no matter how it moves about. I played with her without either one of us knowing it, or even realizing it. I tried and tried again to see if in one frame I could freeze a wrong moment, but Nicole does not know that I was asking the impossible of myself. She seems made of silk; she looks like she’s so soft and light that she would fly away with a gust of wind. Yet she projects such sweetness and sensuality that while she’s speaking, looking at you and walking you ask yourself if such a beautiful and delicate creature could really exist. You want to stroke her, and looking at her, you fell like you’re doing it. Nicole embarrasses you with her little smiles that caress a small and apparently pouting face. But then you stop looking and begin daydreaming. Nicole is the face of a fawn, a body designed and an irresistible veil of innocence.