7 things in her bag: Nicole Hussey

7 things in her bag: Nicole Hussey
Her bag: It was love at first sight when I saw Antero Bags' co-owner and designer, Ida Sianipar, carrying this bag from her brand - so I bought one. Its classic black colour goes with all my outfits and it's spacious enough to be an overnight bag.

SINGAPORE - Former supermodel Hanis Hussey's older daughter, Nicole Elise Hussey, once told her mother that she could pull off a dress from Forever 21, even at the age of 50.

In fact, on shopping trips since she was a child, the 20-year-old has been convincing her mother to buy clothes she usually would not.

Hussey, Singapore's first supermodel to catwalk in Paris, Milan and Tokyo, has modelled for brands such as Givenchy and Dior. She also appeared on the cover of the Asian edition of Time magazine in 1997.

Now, she organises shopping events which cater to expatriates in Singapore and runs a cosmetics business called Hanis Beauty World.

Nicole, a communications student at the San Diego Mesa College, has her own YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/nicoleelisehussey), where she shares fashion, make-up and skincare tips.

Set up early last year, it has more than 7,000 subscribers. She says: "A mother with her kids stopped me at Westfield Topanga, a mall in Los Angeles, last year. I was approached by Japanese tourists in San Francisco who also watch my channel. I realised then that my videos weren't watched just by teenage girls, but also by older women."

Currently back in Singapore during her school holidays, she was at confectionery store Candylicious in Ngee Ann City on June 21 for a meet-and-greet session with local viewers of her channel.

Ms Sajni Gill, chief operating officer of Candylicious and a long-time friend of Hussey's, had found out that Nicole would be in town and suggested a meet-and-greet session in the local branch. About 100 viewers turned up.

Nicole was inspired to set up her channel when she started watching beauty videos on YouTube in 2009. The first person she watched was beauty guru Blair Fowler, who goes by the username juicystar07.

Although she was initially worried about people's opinions, she eventually set it up with her 16-year-old sister Lisa's encouragement.

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