About

Nicole Warne

About
Marker FROM Sydney, Australia

Multidimensional in her talents, Nicole is highly regarded in the fields of fashion, digital and social media, and e-commerce, collaborating with brands as a model, stylist, creative director, social media and brand consultant, digital influencer and ambassador. She has also added presenting to her list of skills, as the host for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Global Live Stream program in both 2013 and 2014, as well as featuring as a guest on numerous commercial television networks.

Nicole’s creative skill set, sharp focus on high-quality content and innate eye for detail is highly sought after, and she counts premium brands Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, L’Oreal Luxe, Lane Crawford and Roland Mouret amongst her list of clients. She has also been featured in prestigious international publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, and Grazia, including landing her own Miss Vogue Australia cover.

Owning her own successful company by the age of 20, Nicole also lends her entrepreneurial skills and business knowledge to brands and businesses, from established global corporations to local technology start-ups. She was recently on the 2014 judging panel for the Calvin Klein Accessories International Design School Project Award, as well as the Australian BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award alongside Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Edwina McCann, which involved her judging each applicant based on design, quality, business vision, marketing and social media presence. 

In 2012, Nicole made history when she became the first blogger to walk the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. A year later in 2013, she became the first blogger in the world to sign with IMG’s Talent Division, the largest talent management agency in the world which sees her profiled next to household names such as Miranda Kerr.

Nicole is passionate about philanthropy and is currently the Global Ambassador for Donate Planet – a not-for-profit foundation, bringing charities together in one place so it’s easy and safe for us all to donate. She has also worked with The Cancer Institute and Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation by starring in their campaigns and harnessing the power of her social media to help raise awareness and funds. She continues to support charity initiatives and hopes to inspire others to do the same.

Described as “One of the most visible innovators on the Australian fashion landscape” by TFS, Nicole aims to inspire a new generation, documenting her journey each day as it comes and captivating imaginations all over the world.

- IMG Australia

Gary Pepper

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Beginning their journey in October 2009, Nicole Warne launched a fashion blog and small e-Bay store which specialized in vintage womenswear and accessories called Gary Pepper Vintage.

What started as a passion project which Nicole balanced with her full-time job, studies, and two internships at Grazia and Harper’s Bazaar Australia, it was only two months later she decided to take a risk, follow her heart, and quit her job to pursue her business full-time.

Rapidly growing in size and popularity, it wasn’t long until Gary Pepper Vintage started gaining worldwide recognition for its unique, quirky and feminine aesthetic. 12 months later, Gary Pepper Vintage launched its own e-commerce site which quickly evolved into one of the largest online vintage retailers in Australia, boasting an equally loyal following on its social media platforms.

During this time Nicole’s blog had also gained an equally loyal following, but it wasn’t until July 2012 that Nicole decided to take another risk, follow her heart once more and slow down her e-commerce store to focus on expanding her blog into a full-time and equally successful business venture, as well as freelancing for various clients to build her professional portfolio.

Now known as Gary Pepper, Nicole Warne aka 'The Gary Pepper Girl' travels the world wearing rose-coloured glasses with one goal in mind - to continue to share with her audience the journey of painting and creating the world of Gary Pepper, a realm of vivid colour, striking fashion and endless possibilities. It's not about seeing beautiful places, it's about seeing the beauty in every place. Her life motto? The glass is half full.