LOOK: This Student Makes Paperdolls to Replace Herself in her Tourist Photos

Through the use of Instagram, most of us have been keeping an online journal of our travels. Selfies, groufies, flatlayall 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.

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LOOK: This Student Made Paperdolls To Replace Herself In Her Tourist Photos

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.
LOOK: This Student Made Paperdolls To Replace Herself In Her Tourist Photos

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.

LOOK: This Student Made Paperdolls To Replace Herself In Her Tourist Photos

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.”

LOOK: This Student Made Paperdolls To Replace Herself In Her Tourist Photos

She is still looking into her travel plans, but she said she would love to visit South Africa.

Her instagram has different concepts, but she is mixing her paperdolls, or what she fondly calls “Paper Darling” concept, in other ways. She likes experimenting with different backgrounds and maybe look into making stop motion graphics or boomerang.
LOOK: This Student Made Paperdolls To Replace Herself In Her Tourist Photos
Though traveling is just one aspect of Nicole’s multi-faceted life, she says she wants to continue making these paper darlings to match her travels. She also plans to continue taking up Fashion Design at Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP) and take a shot at starting her own clothing brand.
 LOOK: This Student Made Paperdolls To Replace Herself In Her Tourist Photos
‘Follow Me To’ and ‘Paper Darlings’ are just two ways of creatively making photos for your travel journal. You can have your own way too! The possibilities are endless!
Want to see more of her creations? Check Nicole Wong’s Paper Darling series on www.instagram.com/nicyannawong
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