Coat by Sophie Hulme; dress by Vera Wang; sandals by Sophia Webster; necklace by Jennifer Fisher; ring by Eddie Borgo
inspiring. She is focused and has a strong sense of fashion history.”
Aside from Steven Meisel, which photographers do you most enjoy working with?
“David Sims lets me be strong in a pure way. And I miss the wonderful Deborah Turbeville [pioneering photographer who died in 2013], who I have beautiful memories of.”
Who has been the biggest support throughout your career?
“My mother. She gave me all that she has, and keeps giving.”
You enrolled in a fashion-design degree before modeling. Would you pursue that in the future?
“I studied fashion design and modeling at university in Shanghai before winning the Elite Model Look competition. It helped me to understand fashion, but modeling is definitely my main focus now.”
How do you feel about being in the public eye?
“I feel honored that people are interested in my journey.”
“It’s too EARLY to predict where my career may LEAD...but I am interested in ACTING...”
How do you stay in shape?
“I never diet, as I love food. But I pay attention to my health: I eat organic meals and drink a cup of manuka honey and hot water in the morning to calm my stomach.”
Describe your signature style…
“Simple, chic and comfortable. On a typical day off, I like to wear sneakers, jeans and a T-shirt.”
What’s next for Fei Fei Sun?
“It’s too early for me to predict where my career may lead. I try to live in the present. There is a Chinese saying: ‘People will find the right way when they reach the cross in the road’. Though I am interested in becoming an actress…”
Art direction: Jon Wetherell. Hair: Tomo Jidai at Streeters. Makeup: Chiho Omae at Frank Reps. Manicurist: Tracey Lee at Tim Howard. Fashion assistant: Michaella Stacey