Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole White.
Nicole, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My name is Nicole white, 25 years young, Long Beach born and raised. I’m a designer, stylist and creator. I’ve always been a creative person with a natural eye for beauty. I started out wanting to be a “celebrity blogger” but as I got older I realized I had no interest in celebrity business and was more into the looks and glam. The aesthetics if you’d say. Losing my mother really pushed me to figure things out and fight towards my dreams
We’d love to hear more about your work. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a designer, stylist and creator. I make hand-made items including wardrobe, purses and home decor. I was blessed with a two-bedroom so I use my other room as my creative room. I have my sewing machines, lightening, cameras, backdrops and other artsy things that help me get my vision across.
I like to look at myself and my brand as an enigma, very unorthodox and original. I want it to say “this is really hot” or “this is different” but I don’t want to pinpoint my brand to any specific genre or look and I think that’s what’s so exciting. You never know what I’m going to create next, it really depends on how I feel and what speaks to me.
I want people to wear kAIZEN and feel good in a tube top or feel good in some sweats. I don’t want the narrative to change, I want the look too. The point is for all to wear kaizen, the stripper or the teacher and both to feel fierce in it. Yassss
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
I think the biggest challenge today is trying to create artwork without critiquing yourself in the process. Sometimes what we create is a masterpiece and other times it’s a disaster, I think we get so tied up in “how it appears” “what will others think” “is my work good enough?” We actually forget the whole meaning and reason. In my opinion, it’s important to not let too much outside noise distract us from what we really doing it for.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have my own website where you can check out my hand-made work.
- Website: SHOP-KAIZEN.COM
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Shop.kaizen
- Twitter: @shopkaizen
Photographers: @zoominwithsephgee @balencia & tatyanagh_
Makeup artist: @mua.em
Models: breezy (@everythingbybreezy)