Meet one of the faces behind our latest campaign, Nicole Della Costa. The Brazilian-born model and artist is a master at creating beautiful imagery, either through painting or in front of the camera. Here she talks about her childhood on the beach, establishing her voice in the art world and why she believes in philanthropic shopping.
I grew up on the beach surfing – my dad is a surfer and my mom works in cinema so I was surrounded by video cameras, movies and lots of water. Young Nicole was a surfer on the weekends, a ballerina after school, and a Brazilian ‘funkeira’ by night. Just kidding! I would just listen and dance to a lot of Brazilian funk with my friends, which can be so inappropriate for kids but we all did it and we turned out fine.
I did, I just had to come to terms with the entitlement when I realized that it was the only option I had.
Photographer friends, and the rise of Instagram.
Definitely. My art means that I have my own voice and medium through which to share it. It's empowering to take full responsibility and control within a freedom that you created for yourself.
I don’t have a role model, but I've made a list of people that are occupying my mind lately; Edvard Munch, Marlene Dumas, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Anne Carson.
Environmental, mental health, human rights, immigrants rights - there are so many causes to fight for. I'm hugley grateful for organizations like Malala Fund, Care, WPA, ACLU and Parley for the Oceans to name a few. They are the ones in the battleground doing all the work!!
It's the only way to do it!