No stranger to the pages of CLEO magazine, Nicole Wong (@ncwong) marks her return to our pages with our February issue’s fashion spread. Dressed to impress, the content creator wows in high hemlines, embellished blazers and skin-baring outfits. In this exclusive interview, Nicole shares with us her most unforgettable party, who her dream dinner guests are and the most romantic date ever. With experience as a graphic designer, photographer, visual merchandiser and marketer, Nicole has a dreamy Instagram feed. You can also follow her on her latest adventures via #NCWONGExplores.
What’s the craziest party you’ve ever attended and what made it so?
I once went to a party in Jakarta years ago with a couple of friends and they brought a DJ friend of theirs. We ended the night running around in the roads of Jakarta chasing/taking care of a drunk DJ running to different clubs where he had impromptu sets. Till this day, it reminds me of the young, fearless night we had.
Jacquard mini dress, USD$339.90, Rotate at Net-A-Porter.com. ‘Féroce’ Ring, $381, APM Monaco. Boots, $209, Aldo. Earrings and beaded clutch, stylist’s own.
Velvet Blazer, $179, Pants, $54.95, and Chained Necklace, $17.95, all from H&M.
If you were to throw a party which five people, dead or alive, would you invite?
Dua Lipa, Morrissey, James Bay, Albert Camus and Petra Collins.
Jacquard blazer, $149, and jacquard pants, $109, both Topshop. Earrings, $19.95, H&M. Necklace, $1290, Atelier Swarovski. Ring, $299, Swarovski. Boots, $1990, Manolo Blahnik. Bra, stylist’s own.
We shot inside Hawaii Nightclub, but what would you call your nightclub if you owned one, and why?
I will name it “Untitled” because I don’t want it to be limited to a certain style or limit it to a certain group/type of people. It’s untitled because it is what people want it to be.
Sequin jacket, $206, and metallic dress, $149, Topshop. Chained necklace, $2,398, Thomas Sabo. Crystal cuff, $899, Swarovski. ‘Hérisson’ nracelet in Pink silver and Silver, $308 each, APM Monaco.
Cotton t-shirt, $130, and checked shirt, $225, both Sandro.
If you could go anywhere in the world on a date where would it be?
Anywhere on a beach with no WiFi and crowd, ’cause it will just be about getting to know the other person.
Faux-fur jacket, $179, Topshop. Diamante cropped jeans, $129, Topshop. Choker Necklace, $432, Thomas Sabo. Charm Necklace, $1404, Thomas Sabo. On left hand: Trio silver Ring, $248, APM Monaco. On right hand: Ring, $549, Thomas Sabo. Bra, model’s own.
Shearling corduroy Jacket, $109, H&M. Viscose shirt, $79.90, and Pants, $129, both from Topman. Shades, $368, Gentle Monster. Necklace, model’s own.
What’s the best date you’ve been on?
A home-cooked picnic at the beach. That allowed me to get to know the person without distraction… and that date was arranged by my now-husband.
Crystal embellished blazer, USD$475.86, Rotate at Net-A-Porter.com.
Tank top, stylist own.
What are you must-buys for spring/summer 2019?
Anything neon, tie dye, Virgil Abloh’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton and Moncler Noir Kei Ninomiya.
Cotton t-shirt, $39.90, Bershka. Sequin skirt, $149, Topshop. Crystal Necklace, $1,590, Swarovski. ‘Amore Amore Love’ Bracelet, $421, Uraeus Bracelet, $327, and Uraeus Ring, $170, all from APM Monaco.
Viscose shirt, $89.90, Topman. Slim trousers, $54.90, H&M. Necklace, Model’s own.