Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nicole's interview with Vivi

I'm glad that I have finally found Nicole's interview with Vivi magazine translated into English.
Nicole answers questions from [Japanese] celebrities, ViVi models, ViVi staff, and well-known reader models

Q: Your skin is so lovely! What's your secret to keeping beautiful skin? [ViVi model/Ellie Rose]
Nicole: I'm embarrassed to say after being complimented like that...I just wash my face with Dove soap!

Q: Aren't you going to marry Joel? [Eri Tsukimoto/age 24/freelance worker]
Nicole: I don't know what the future holds! I'm trying not to plan my future out. Hmmmm...maybe, maybe not?

Q: What's a day in your life like? [Erika Fujimoto/2nd year University student]
Nicole: I wake up every day at 6:45am, because Harlow always wakes up at 7!

Q: How would you describe your personality in one word? [ViVi writer/Mariko Kobayashi]
Nicole: Nice and fun!

Q: Tell us how you coordinate to make even a size 0 look like a style goddess! [Miriya Katou/artist]
Nicole: I always wear my skirts mini or really long! I'm really happy that Japanese girls think I'm a style goddess! I have clothes that were made for taller sizes, but I'm aware that I'm not [made] like that. One thing I'll never try is high-waisted jeans! They're definitely made for taller people.

Q: What kind of style do you want to try this spring? [ViVi model/Lena Fujii]
Nicole: I'm into this season's silver styling! It's easy and goes well with monotones.

Q: What is your favourite item that you've bought recently? [ViVi model/Jun Hasegawa]
Nicole: Balenciaga shoes, an Alexander McQueen scarf and my Rick Owens leather jacket and knit [sweater].

Q: Do you have any rules for shopping? [Ena Matsumoto/Rienda owner]
Nicole: I'm always buying new summer dresses.

Q: How many Balenciaga bags do you own? [Akiko Inoue/N Girls' University 3rd year student]
Nicole: 50! The bag I have today is also Balenciaga. I use my black one the most! I love it because it's easy to coordinate with pretty much any style.

Q: How can Japanese girls get style like yours? [ViVi writer/Mari Nishimura]
Nicole: With 1960s accessories from my brand, House of Harlow <3

Q: In Japan there's a rumour that Michael Jackson is the one who named you...is that true?? [Seira Ueda/N Girls' University student]
Nicole: NO~! Is there really a rumour like that?! It wasn't Michael Jackson! It was definitely my parents who named me! That's the first time I ever heard that rumour!

Q: How do you dress when you're at home?
Nicole: I like to dress relaxed at home, in sweats or a T-shirt and leggings!

Q: What are the things you absolutely cannot live without? [Mariko Kobayasi/S Girls' University 3rd year student]
Nicole: Sunglasses, my car, and my iPod.

Q: Where in L.A. are we most likely to find you/run into you?
Nicole: The Coffee Bean! [a coffee shop found only in L.A.]

Q: What did you get from Joel for Christmas? [ViVi Stylist/Yukari Ota]
Nicole: It's a secret.

Q: What's your best method for relieving stress? [ViVi stylist/Akane Matsushima]
Nicole: Driving with the music up REALLY LOUD...and screaming! [Ok, the last part's a lie]

Q: What's your closet like? [ViVi model/Marie]
Nicole: There are clothes all over the place, and it's really not that glamourous [laughs]. I'm living in a rented place right now, so there aren't any big closets! My shoe boxes are all over the place and I've not organised it at all!

Q: What's your focal point in make-up? [ViVi model/Chikako Watanabe]
Nicole: EYE!

Q: What's your favourite eye make-up brand? [ViVi model/Laura]
Nicole: For eyeliner, M.A.C's liquid type, and Maybelline for mascara! The truth is, I'm not very good at make-up and have no idea what I should do with it! All I'm decent at is eyeliner. Whenever I use a professional make-up artist, I always have them stick false lashes on me, but I could never do it myself [laughs]! So I love mascara! Maybelline is great because it's inexpensive and easy to use!

Q: Tell us three things you love about Joel! [ViVi model/Mari Syara]
Nicole: 1: He's a great dad!
2: He's a very talented musician!
3: His great personality!

Q: What do you two call each other? [Aoyama University 3rd year student]
Nicole: We don't have any nicknames in particular. We just call each other 'Joel' and 'Nicole'.

Q: What kind of presence/existence is your daughter, Harlow, to you? [3rd year university student]
Nicole: Everything! Harlow is my everything!

Q: Does Harlow take after [read: look like] you? Or does she look more like Joel? [ViVi model/Mako Mizuhara]
Nicole: When she was born she looked exactly like Joel! The green eyes and blonde hair are definitely from me, but she looks a lot like Joel.

Q: It was Harlow's 1st birthday recently, but did you have a party for her? [ViVi writer/Hiroko Miyazaki]
Nicole: We didn't really have a party, but we invited some friends and family over. But I'm asking my friends, 'please don't get presents for Harlow'. She's loved by lots of people, and that's more than enough happiness for her! This is a rule that Joel and I decided on.

Q: What's your room like? [Kari Hayashi/freelance worker]
Nicole: Joel's gothic and my bright and colourful taste are mixed together.

Q: How many pairs of sunglasses do you own? [ViVi stylist]
Nicole: More than 200 pairs!!! Sunglasses are something I'm always buying! I don't have a specific brand I prefer, but I like lighter colours and big designs. My favourite pair is a big vintage pair of sunglasses I have!
source & translation kayteanese


lady T said...

such a great interview! it's cool to hear about what make up etc she uses.
thanks for finding & posting xx

Anonymous said...

I love this interview and love her style. Thank you Mary for this wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for translating.
your site is the best!!!

Anonymous said...

More than 200 pairs of sunglasses??????!!!!WOOOW
I'm soooooooooooo jealous.....

nicki fan said...

loved this!!!

KatieB said...

Thank you so much for finding this!! It's nice to know some more personal stuff about her; i bought the UK Glamour issue that she was on the cover of but the interview was mostly stuff I'd heard before, so this interview was really interesting.

But OMGosh 50 balenciagas!! I cant even persuade my parents to buy me one!!

lani said...

More than 200 designer sunglasses??? i have 10 designer pairs and i stuggle to find time to wear them evenly in rotation!! But she does wear the sunglasses for years and years, i bet she'll give them all to Harlow!

Lani said...

Also she's so honest. She just tells them that she uses inexpensive Dove soap and Maybelline mascara. Some people go out and spend so much money on make-up brands when in actual fact they are owned by the same company as the cheaper brands are made from the same materials.