Through the use of Instagram, most of us have been keeping an online journal of our travels. Selfies, groufies, flatlay—all these new styles of taking a photo help us show creativity in our social media posts.
Student Nicole Wong took creativity to the next level by replacing herself in photos with paperdolls that she made.
We asked here what made her decide to make paper dolls. She says that before she went to Paris, she went around Western Europe and already anticipated taking photos everywhere. Her parents insisted that she takes photos on tourist destinations.
“I knew this whole study abroad program would be one of the best things to happen in my life, so I wanted to document each place in a creative way. While brainstorming for ideas, I searched different artworks online, but they are often too expert level to use as pegs. I can draw pretty girls with cute clothes though, so boom. It hit me,” shared Nicole.
Nicole, who studied PGD in Fashion and Luxury Management in Mod’Art International Paris, is also an alumna of Ateneo De Manila University. During her summer break, she took Fashion Illustration classes at School of Fashion and Arts (SoFA). She says she has always been an aspiring fashion designer and when she studied at SoFa, that is where she learned how to draw the human body and discover different styles of drawing.
Nicole’s favorite photo and paper doll creation is the one she took in front of the original Chanel boutique in 31 Rue Cambon, Paris. She says, “I’ve always loved Coco Chanel and visiting the iconic store was always a dream of mine.”
She is still looking into her travel plans, but she said she would love to visit South Africa.