About

Nicole Warne

About
Marker FROM Sydney, Australia

Nicole Warne is multi-dimensional in her talents, collaborating with brands in the capacity of model, stylist, consultant and creative director. She recently added presenting to her list of skills, with multiple television appearances and an exclusive role as the official ‘Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Host’ which involved her interviewing designers, celebrity guests, industry experts, models, and introducing designer shows for the live stream which was viewed by a highly engaged global audience.

Nicole has worked with brands ranging from high fashion to the high street including Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Lancome, Zara and Westfield. She starred as the face of the spring/summer 2013 advertising campaign for Westfeild Australia’s Premium centres. Praised as both an entrepreneur and style blogger, she has been featured and profiled in prestigious international publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Instyle, Marie Claire, and Grazia, as well as appearing on the cover of Miss Vogue Australia.

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.

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.