Chloé Medley. I live in Stoke Newington and work in casting and production, currently as Acting Bookings Director at ELLE UK.

How has 2021 been for you and which projects are you working on at the moment?

This year has seen so much change for me personally - new home, new job, new gorgeous baby nephew (who I’m obsessed with) - but also for the world as a whole! I’ve seen so many people inspired to step away from certain things and into new, exciting dreams - so I’m currently working on a personal project with the aim to help younger women/teenagers realise that can live out their dreams too!

Which opportunity were you given in your career that will always be important to you. Is there anyone who acted as a mentor to you?

This is actually a special, full circle moment for me as one of my very first casting opportunities was assisting for Huishan Zhang SS18! The past four years have flown by and I’ve been lucky enough to work on so many phenomenal projects, but I’ll always remember that as one of my first glimpses into the magical world of casting.

Do you have any special memories of travel to Asia and favourite Asian owned businesses?

South East Asia was my first ever solo trip. Sharing conversations with strangers over chia was definitely a highlight - without a doubt some of the most magnetic smiles I’ve ever seen in my life. I loved Yuhan Wang AW21 - the clothing and the casting was dreamy!

Where are you hoping to travel to next?

Top of the list is Jamaica (my roots), then South America, Tokyo or Nepal!

What you are wearing and what made you choose this look from Huishan Zhang?

To me, Huishan Zhang’s collections always celebrate femininity through their use of shape and fabrics. I love the jewelled detailing and accent sleeves in this look - they bring me so much joy!

Photographed in London wearing Gia skirt in crystal embroidered crepe and the Mitzi jacket. Instagram @chloemedley