FEI FEI SUN
As one of the most fascinating beauties of the moment, Fei Fei Sun has continuously captivated the industry’s biggest names. Following her landmark Vogue Italia cover and stellar show season, Models.com presents this original feature story on the one and only Fei Fei.
Photography: Christian MacDonald for Models.com
Styling: Britt Marie K
Make up: Fara Homidi using Chanel beauty for Frank Reps
Hair: Hiroya Watase
How was this season for you?
Over fifty shows can be a little bit tiring, but still exciting.
How did it feel to be the first Asian model on the cover of Vogue Italia?
Exciting! Steven Meisel’s breathtaking photos make me feel like I’m in a dream. I am honored to be selected. I have to say this story gave me self-confidence. It is a very good memory I will never ever forget.
What was your initial success like – you skyrocketed to the top when you first came on the scene, but what was the experience like for you?
Time-travel. lol. Young Chinese people have a saying, “Chuan Yue Le”. It means something like “a huge time-travel”. It was so fast and so different for me. Frankly, at first I couldn’t adapt to the speed. You have to check your e-mail several times every day for work options and they are all in English! But I had to grow up stronger, quicker, not only to be a professional model but also a businesswoman. I told myself: It’s a new school and you will meet good teachers. Don’t worry. Just Enjoy.
What are some things you’d like to do that you haven’t just yet – career wise or not.
I am very interested in opening a coffee shop that also serves cakes and fancy foods.
How do you find balance these days?
I know it’s just my job and there is more to life than work. I just remember to always be myself.
Tell us one thing about yourself people might find surprising.
I eat a lot!
Painted Margiela denim (stylist’s own), Vintage gold chain (stylist’s own), Prada leather belt
Margiela jacket and painted denim (stylist’s own), Vintage gold chain (stylist’s own)
Vintage washed denim shirt, Burberry men’s striped dress shirt,Vintage men’s Levi’s
LEFT: Vintage men’s Margiela dress shirt (stylist’s own), RIGHT: Alexander Wang grey double breasted jacket, Burberry men’s wool trousers
Burberry men’s charcoal checked wool suit, J J Hat Center hat
LEFT: APC navy cardigan sweater, Vintage tank top, Vintage tweed trousers, Prada leather belt, RIGHT: Burberry men’s charcoal checked wool suit, J J Hat Center hat
Vintage washed denim shirt, Vintage Levi’s