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We ask your favourite vintage vamps all the questions you wish you could ask yourself! Social media influencer and stunningly talented portrait photographer Daria Nelson (aka @NelsonAnyways) is one of the rising stars of the vintage scene. As well as her spectacular photography talent and effortless style, the multi-lingual blogger has been very busy over the past year producing content for brands such as YSL Beauty, Estée Lauder, Cacharel, M&S and of course, What Katie Did! 

Daria wears Isabella Bra and Long Satin Gloves, 
photo by Tommy Hartanto/Video Paris

Name: Daria Nelson 

Occupation: Retro influencer and photographer

Describe your style in five words: 
The old-fashioned Parisian chic! 

What is your favourite piece in your wardrobe, why do you love it and where did you get it? 
That would have to be my leopard fur. I bought it in a tiny Parisian vintage shop three years ago for only 10€, and I wore it all the time, even before it became a trend.

Photo by Lo Fotografi 

Who or what is your inspiration?
Retro divas as Marlene Dietrich or Ava Gardner really inspire my style, but I also really look up to self-made women such as Dita von Teese. Music from the 1970s is also a big inspiration! 

If you could borrow anyone’s wardrobe (living or dead) who’s would it be?
David Bowie. 

What’s the one thing you wouldn’t leave the house without doing?
My eyebrows. 

What’s your top tip for feeling confident?
Sunglasses, they're so glamorous and also hide your eyes!   

What’s the last book you read? 
Right now I'm reading Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes (also published as La Chambre Claire in French)

What’s your favourite song, band or piece of music? 
The Great Gig In The Sky by Pink Floyd 

Daria wears Isabella Lingerie and Long Sheer Gloves, 
photo by Tommy Hartanto/Video Paris

What three things could you not live without? 
Water, eyebrow kit and eyeliner. 

What's your biggest achievement to date? 
I haven't always lived in Paris - moved to follow my dreams, so I'm very glad it worked! 

Daria wears Padded Bullet Bra, Glamour Nouveau Waspie, CC09 French Knickers, Contrast Black Seamed Stockings and Grey Elizabeth Kaftan, 
photo by Tommy Hartanto/Video Paris

What do you still want to achieve before the end of the year?
The perfect brushout - it still eludes me! 

Wild night out or cosy night in?
Cosy night in. 

Naughty French martini or green tea goodness?
Green tea for life!

Dressed up or dressed down?
Dressed up. 

Skirts or trousers?
Both. 

"Artem R" Portrait photography by Daria Nelson, 2015

Introvert or extrovert?
Introvert. 

Comedy or thriller?
Drama. 

Call or text?
I prefer to meet people in person.  

Truth or dare?
Truth. 

True vintage or brand spanking new?
Both. 

Wearing coat by Collectif. Photo by Yasmine Baïou 

If I could change the world in one way I would. . . 
Show other people how important is to stay by your own, follow your dreams and being clear and honest with everybody. 

What advice would you give your 15 year old self?
Be strong. Never listen to anybody. Take care about your body. 

I am happiest when. . . 
The guy I’m in love with take me in his arms. 

What’s your favourite What Katie Did piece?
The corsets! The corset from WKD was my dream for years and last year I finally bought it! I want to buy one more in the vintage peach colour now!

Daria wears Padded Bullet Bra, Glamour Nouveau Waspie, CC09 French Knickers, Contrast Black Seamed Stockings, Hollywood Mules and Grey Elizabeth Kaftan, 
photo by Tommy Hartanto/Video Paris

Follow Daria's vintage inspired Instagram account here
And her photography work here
www.nelsonanyways.com

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