Grace Kull


Published by City Magazine Hong Kong.

Photographer – Matt Hui Instagram and Website.

Makeup Artist – Deep Choi

Hair Stylist – Ziv Lau Instagram.

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Photographer – PJ Lam Instagram and Website.

Art Director – Nina Ricardo Instagram.

Makeup Artist – Hana Ho Instagram.

Hair Stylist – Heitai Cheung Instagram.

Stylist – Chloe Makcm Instagram.

Summer may be over, but the memories are not! We caught up with two of our jet-setting Nous girls, Tori and Grace, to speak on their recent adventures overseas. Here’s what they had to say ~

Tori Bass spotted in the Clapham district of London photographed by Shonay.

First and foremost, Where did you girls travel to?

Tori: I travelled around London and made a quick visit to Cologne (Germany).

Grace: Hong Kong with occasional visits to Guangzhou.

What brought you there?:

Tori: A mix of a vacation and work.

Grace: A few months prior, Nous spoke about sending me somewhere in Asia after I graduated from High School, but I wasn’t sure as to where at the time. Then in August, I got an email making sure that my passports were current, and to prepare to leave for Hong Kong; few days had passed when I got an email saying that I’d be leaving the next day! 24 hours later, I was on a plane to begin a new journey in my modeling career!

Grace opening the runway show for FFIXXED STUDIOS  in Hong Kong.



Where have you stayed or are staying for the majority of your trip?

Grace: I’m staying in a neighborhood on Hong Kong Island called Kennedy Town, which is an area where a lot of families live. It has only recently started to become more connected to the rest of the island because of its MTR station that was added in January. Because of this, the area is a more “hipster” part of Hong Kong, and it’s not as modernized as the more downtown areas such as Central.

Tori: I stayed in Greenwich, London. It has some of the best views of the city.

City views in Greenwich, London.


Did you girls get to visit any cool historical landmarks that you can now cross off your bucket list?

Tori: I went just about everywhere. Being the history nerd that I am, we visited Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Hever Castle in Kent, Kensington Palace, Churchill’s War Rooms, and a whole lot more! I was so happy to finally cross them off my list of places to visit.

What is the fashion like where you two visited?:

Grace: The fashion is pretty similar to that in the states, due to the western influence in Hong Kong. I’ve noticed that people tend to look ‘on-trend’ and put together, and I’ve seen more people carrying designer handbags than in Los Angeles (although maybe some of them are awesome knockoffs, who knows?).

Tori: Everyone is London seems to dress super fashionable. A sort of “elegant but comfortable” vibe.

Grace backstage for FFIXXED STUDIOS runway show in Hong Kong.

What’s something you packed that’s not absolutely essential, but you like having it?

GraceProbably a journal. It’s been a good way for me to reflect on what I’ve learned throughout this trip in Hong Kong. I’ve also been making a list of lessons in it to take away from this experience, ranging from simple ones like never leaving the apartment without a portable charger, to more personal ones!

Out of all of the foreign cities that you have visited recently, which place stuck out the most?:

Grace: Out of the two cities, definitely Hong Kong. I love how everything is super connected and easy to get to, and how it has several cool places in nature that you can go to if you want to escape the city.

Tori: Probably Cologne. I had never been to a German country before so I didn’t know what to expect! It was so beautiful and the weather was perfect!

A street view of Cologne, Germany’s sensational architecture.

How neat! That’s great that you found a easy way to get around the city. This brings me to my next question – What did you find to be the most effective form of transportation (walking, car, bus, train, etc) in the city or cities that you visited?

Grace: In HK, I usually take the subway system, called the MTR, and then walk the rest of the way. But when I’m in Guangzhou, we go to castings and jobs in taxis and vans, which makes for great book reading time.

Tori: I did a little bit of everything, but mostly stuck to the ‘Tube’ (London’s underground public rapid transit system). It makes it so easy to get practically anywhere in London.

Grace scanning her options at the Ladies Market in Hong Kong.

Thank you for your advice! Both sound like great tools to use when navigating through London and Hong Kong. Yet, while venturing through each city, did either of you guys discover any ‘hidden gems’ that most people have not heard of?

Tori: Greenwich Palace is fairly popular, but if you’re into history like me, then it’s definitely a good place to stop. It holds a lot of history that I had no idea about.

GraceThe Ladies Market in Mong Kok is great for finding cheap items, and for a bargaining, too (although my friend I went with did most of that for me haha).

Both of those places sound interesting! Now- let’s talk about people. Did either of you meet an interesting person while traveling that you felt has positively impacted your life?

Grace: Yes, just recently I had a conversation with a new friend at dinner, while I was feeling a little homesick. I asked her if she ever felt that way, and she told me that while she does miss home, she uses those feelings to motivate her to go even further in her modeling because she knows that she’ll always be supported by her loved ones. This caused me to think about homesickness in a new way, and it also motivates me to work harder as I continue to model in HK, because I want my family to be proud of me when I return.

Tori taking the summer sunshine in while working in London.

I love that you shared this with our readers, as it broadens the perspective for those that fear that modeling would disconnect them from their loved ones (by traveling so frequently). Moving forward, what time of the year do you believe would be the best time to visit the city that you traveled to?

Grace: Probably in the fall. I arrived in August, and it’s been really humid and hot here so far. In the fall, it’s supposed to cool down and become less humid, so I’m definitely looking forward to that.

Tori: Visiting London in the Summer was the best decision. Since it tends to be rainy and cold (during a large portion of the year), it was nice being able to experience the city while the weather was still beautiful! However, I’ve heard London is stunning during the Christmas time too, so I’ll have to visit again soon.

Now, I’m sure while visiting these cities you two also had some pretty spectacular meals. If someone was planning to travel to the cities that you visited, what’s the one meal they shouldn’t miss?

Tori: If you visit Cologne, you have to visit Freddy Schilling! I’ve never had a better veggie burger in my life!

Grace: If you visit Hong Kong, Dim Sum! You order a bunch of small plates and it’s especially good for a weekend brunch.

Dim Sum, a famous meal local to Hong Kong, spread out in all it’s yummy glory.

Oh my- both of these dishes sound delicious. I am sure with all tasty options near by, it can be hard to focus on health. What do you do to stay healthy/fit while you travel?

Tori: I found that finding healthier vegan options in London was a lot easier than I would have imagined. I never had a problem finding something to stay within my dietary preferences.

Grace: There’s this unsweetened Jasmine Green Tea that’s sold in almost every convenience and grocery store that has been one of my go-to drinks. I’m going to miss it when I arrive back in the states.

Tori’s passport ready to embark on her adventure with her to London and Cologne.

Thank you both for sharing. Both sound like solid ways to stay fit while abroad. Now, in a more generalized sense, I am sure our readers would love to know: what was the most exciting thing about modeling abroad?

Tori: Traveling has always been a passion of mine, so having the opportunity at all is amazing! I love having the chance to meet different people that I maybe wouldn’t cross paths with back home.

Grace: Probably having the experience of living on my own for the first time, and being nearly halfway around the world from home too! Also getting to experience the culture and lifestyle of Hong Kong has been wonderful for me.

Did either of you find any differences between modeling in the United States VS. abroad?

Grace: Yes. In the US, I would do mostly editorial style modeling. But in HK and Asia in general, modeling is much more commercial, and I had to learn to adapt to this style (I didn’t have much experience with it prior to coming to Asia). But I feel that it has only helped me grow as a model,  because I’ve learned to be more familiar with this style.

Tori Bass working her magic for ASOS in London.

Tori: Yeah definitely. It’s hard to point out any single difference between working in the U.S. and U.K., but I really did love working for ASOS. They’re a massive company so there’s lots of going on/people on staff, but they still manage to put out a very relaxed, and easy going vibe to keep everyone motivated.

Are there any social norms or practices that you’ve encountered on your travels that you wish were more common in the USA?

Grace: I’ve noticed that people who are sick tend to wear face masks. I wish that was a thing in the US, especially at schools, because I feel that fewer people would catch colds here.

Do you have any additional advice for others that wish to travel to this city?:

Tori: When it comes to traveling around London, be sure to visit as many markets as you can! I loved seeing all the different types of foods, crafts, and clothes that all of them had to offer.

Grace: Be prepared for the humidity and high temperatures! It does get cooler in late September (as I’ve been told). Also, living space is much smaller in HK than it is in the US, so don’t overpack.

 Love what you see so far? Check out this video of Grace opening FFIXXED STUDIOS‘ SS18 Runway show!:

View Grace’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

& also, take a peek at Tori working her magic in London during a shoot by Shonay:

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Meet The Model: Grace Lynn @ Nous Shot By Darren Ankenman

Grace Kull is a model and dancer who got discovered at a One Direction concert and wishes she could live in a world with less homework (same). If that sentence didn’t make you love her enough the below examples of her street smarts and good tastes should do the trick. Take it away, Grace.

space-right-sizeName: Grace Kull

Nickname: Gracie-poo (but I hate being called that, haha).

Star sign: Capricorn

Where did you grow up and where are you living now?
South Pasadena, CA to both.

What were you into in high school?
My favourite subject is definitely math.

In what ways have you changed since then?
I’m actually still in high school, but I think I’m a lot more outgoing and sure of what I want to do in life than I was in freshman year.

Describe your current mood in emojis:

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Always be nice to everyone you meet because you never know when you might see them again. Also because it’s good to make an excellent impression on everyone you meet, and to maintain good relationships with others.

What are you most excited about atm?
I’m excited for college apps to be over, tbh.

How did you get ~discovered~?
I was at a One Direction concert in Pasadena two years ago on 9/11, and one of One Direction’s drivers pointed me out to a scout from Nous that he had been talking with. She came up to me and asked if I’d be interested in modelling, and gave me her card. After doing extensive research, I decided to try modelling, and I’ve been at it ever since.

space-right-sizeWhat would be your last meal?
I’d want my last meal to be anywhere in Germany because the food is so amazing there!

How did you get into dancing?
After watching many ballet children’s shows when I was five, my parents signed me up for lessons. I’ve been dancing ever since.

What would be your dream job in that field?
I’d like to one day try out for a company, but it would be cool to model for a dancewear line such as Discount Dance.

How do you feel when you’re dancing, how does that differ from how you feel when modelling?
When I dance, I feel expressive and graceful in my movements. When I model, I feel different because depending on what I’m wearing, I could either feel cheerful, serious, or anywhere in between. But I think it’s cool how I get to model different looks because each one has a unique aspect to it.

Best dance video on the internet?
It would have to be Sergei Polunin dancing to ‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier.

Best dance movie?
First Position, a documentary following young dancers competing in the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP).

What causes or issues are important to you?
Some important causes to me are promoting women’s rights and making sure rescued animals get loving homes.

What’s your idea of utopia?
My idea of utopia would be a world where no one is judged for who they are, and where everyone can express themselves and succeed in whatever they enjoy doing.

If you were Supreme Leader of the world for a day what rules would you implement?
I would pass a law that limits the amount of homework students have per night because I feel that at times, especially last year, some homework doesn’t really benefit me.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I definitely want to continue modelling and dancing, but I’d also like to do something in the field of mathematics.

space-right-sizePhotographer: Darren Ankenman Website / Instagram

Written by Lucy Jones

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This editorial was originally featured in Nylon Mexico

Fashion Editorial: An Ethereal Entourage

There’s only one thing we love better than pastels lately– metallics. Shot by photog dream team Braina Laviena and Andrew Echeverria, this editorial gives us the best of both worlds while maintaining the minimalist trend that’s been dominating the high-fashion scene. Nylon has become the undisputed authority on cutting-edge and alternative fashion, and this feature stays true to form, with windswept hair and bold eyeshadow adding emphasis to the dreamy twilight mood of the shoot. If you’re a fan of up-and-coming fashion, you might recognize pieces from Meshit and Waltz , as well as staples from established fave Topshop. Keep scrolling to take a walk through Etheral Entourage, a 90’s-inspired fashion reverie.

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Pullover: Meshit, Shirt: Waltz, Shoes: Topshop

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Photographers – Braina Laviena & Andrew Echeverria Website / Instagram 

Hair & Makeup – Rosie Lucia Website / Instagram

Stylist – Promise Harvey Website / Instagram

Assistant – Sarka Rybar Instagram

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This editorial was originally featured in Palm Springs Style.

We’re currently daydreaming of our favorite getaways, where a cool drink rests in hand under the shade of a palm tree.  In this month’s center spread of Palm Springs Style, Grace tells a sartorial tale of vacay glamour in Moorten Botanical Gardens.  Tailored resort wear and flowing bohemian frocks positively shine against the desert scenery, reminding us that a little metallic accessory can go a long way towards making an ensemble pop. And with outfits this polished, we’ll be sure to take notes for our next weekend trip. In the meantime, we’ll have our eyes glued to Palm Springs Style for more editorials.







 Photographer- Tiger Tiger Studio: Hana Ardelean & Jen Dionne Website / Instagram

Stylist- Wilhelmina Artists: Drew Manares  Website / Instagram

Styling Assistant- James Nelson Instagram

Hair & Makeup- Just Blow Drys: Eduardo Bucio Website / Instagram

Location- Moorten Botanical Garden Website / Instagram

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How did your career as a model begin? Were you scouted or attend an open call?

I was actually scouted at a One Direction concert in Pasadena last year.

How do you maintain that gorgeous mane? Do you do conditioning treatments or use special products for curly hair?

I use conditioner in my hair everyday in the shower, and then I put on Leave In Conditioner from Neutrogena right before I go to bed.

Do you ever flat iron your hair? Do you prefer your hair curly or straight?

If I have time, I sometimes flat iron my hair. I do prefer it straight because it is easier to brush out, which makes a HUGE difference with long hair. I do like how my wavy hair looks when it’s brushed out though.


What are your top 5 must have skincare/makeup products?

My top 5 skincare/makeup products are my Actifirm face wash, moisturizer, Z-Peel, my Sephora Collection liquid eyeliner, and clear mascara for keeping my eyebrows in place.

How do you stay fit? Do you follow a specific diet?

I’ve been dancing for over 11 years, and I dance five days a week after school. I’ve never felt the need to follow a specific diet since I love food. I tend to eat more during dinner after dancing, so that I don’t dance on a full stomach.

Who are some of your favorite fashion designers?

Some of my favorite designers are Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton because I like how they have a classic, yet modern vibe to their pieces.

What has been your most memorable experience so far in your career?

My most memorable experience in my career was when I did a shoot at the LINE Hotel in LA with another girl from Nous named Lyzy. The hotel was a really fun place to shoot at because it had a modern, yet urban look to it, which I loved since I like traditional modern architecture.

Who are some photographers you are dying to work with?

I actually don’t have any photographers in particular in mind, because each photographer I’ve worked with has their own unique style. However, some of my favorite photographers I’ve worked with so far are Eddie Chacon, David Lim, Farhad Samari, Ed McGowan, and David Choi.

Describe your personal style. Do you like to dress up or down?

For the most part my style is usually casual, yet put together, and has a classic vibe to it. Some of my favorite pieces to wear are some of my matching sets and high wasted pieces.

What advice do you have for someone interested in pursuing a modeling career?

This might sound cheesy but never give up on your dreams! You will get rejected a lot, but it will pay off in the end if you work hard and keep an open mind. In addition, be sure to advocate for yourself.

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How old are you?

I turned 16 about a month ago.

Where are you from?

I’m from sunny South Pasadena, CA.

Did you always know you wanted to model?

Sort of. All my life people have kept telling me things like, “Oh you should model!” and I’ve always wondered what it would be like.

What are three things you love to do when not modeling?

I like to dance, hang out with friends, and relax with my cat.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

London. The fashion there looks amazing and I’d love to experience British lifestyle.


What kind of music do you listen to?

I mostly listen to pop music, including Taylor Swift and One Direction – I actually got discovered at their concert in Pasadena!

What’s your favorite book?

Anything by John Green because he’s an amazing author.

Tell us an unexpected fact about yourself.

I’m kinda obsessed with One Direction, and can name which member is singing just by listening to their songs (most of the time).

We love your beautiful hair! Do you have any tips on how to maintain long curls?

To be honest, I don’t spend tons of time on my hair, I think it’s just natural waves. But I use Tresemme Shampoo and Conditioner with Keratin, and also leave-in conditioner on my ends so that I don’t have as many split ends.

What inspires you?

Someone that inspires me would have to be people like Emma Watson, who stand up for what they believe in and pursue what they love with a passion. But when it comes to fashion, I look up to Taylor Swift because I love her style.


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