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No Fuss

Photo by Lauren Max

Christina Hicks embraces an 
all-day look.

WHO Christina Hicks, the 29-year-old editorial photographer and art director at designer clothing boutique Baby & Company. Hicks grew up in Maryland, England and Virginia before settling down in Brooklyn to practice landscape architecture. Following a layoff three years ago, she found her way to the Pacific Northwest in pursuit of a shake-up. “I really just wanted a change in pace and scenery from New York,” she says. “I ended up falling in love with this city—the beautiful geography, the laid-back attitude, the incredible fall weather.”

THE LOOK “Modern, muted, minimal. It’s gotten progressively less fussy toward the end of my twenties. Black or navy pair of trousers or a pleated skirt, a white or black button-up or cropped sweater, paired with some platform oxfords or black ankle boots. Long trenches or structured blazers and simple gold rings, stud earrings or a gold barrette to add some polish. I rarely go home for outfit changes so I end up wearing one look that I’ll be happy with all day.”

ICONS “Women who are true to themselves and are leaders and visionaries in their fields. Viviane Sassen’s fashion photography is my biggest source of inspiration. The way she turns the human form into sculptural compositions is so surreal. Photographer Kasia Bielska for her use of color. Land artists Christo and Jeanne Claude for the incredible patience and diligence to work at that scale. Designer Jesse Kamm for her dedication to quality over quantity, as well as sustainability. Ashley Helvey, editorial director at the Line in NYC: she has an incredible eye and beautifully documents what others might see as mundane.”

UP NEXT “I’ve been wanting to take projects beyond the confines of a studio and move them to larger environments. I’m developing some personal projects that are more sculptural and site-specific than anything I’ve worked on yet.”

 

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