This weeks guest is Sydney-based Brit, business woman, ardent vintage lover and founder of online shop and WKD stockist The Nylon Swish. Elinor's passion for vintage underpinnings have led her to create her own 'everyday glamour' range of lingerie - she also stocks a huge range of our corsets, lingerie and stockings in her online shop.
Name: Elinor (The Nylon Swish)
Occupation: Blogger and Business Analyst
Describe your style in five words:
Classic, vampy, comfortable, everyday glamour
What is your favourite piece in your wardrobe, why do you love it and where did you get it?
My favourite piece is one of my many vintage girdles, it’s black with peach embroidered flowers. I love it because my boyfriend hunted it down and bought it especially for me.
Who or what is your inspiration?
Tura Satana. She was a very strong woman and a total badass.
If you could borrow anyone’s wardrobe (living or dead) who’s would it be?
It would have to be Immodesty Blaize’s wardrobe. She has such a classic look and always looks impeccable. She’s definitely one of my style icons.
What’s the one thing you wouldn’t leave the house without doing?
I don’t leave the house without giving my cats a fuss.
What’s your top tip for feeling confident?
Stand up straight, put on some red lipstick and a banging set of underwear.
What’s the last book you read?
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
What’s your favourite song, band or piece of music?
That changes a lot depending on my mood but I’m loving SZA at the moment, especially her track Drew Barrymore.
What three things could you not live without?
Stockings, my sewing machine and my laptop
What's your biggest achievement to date?
Giving a talk about the history of undergarments to a group of elderly ladies who hated wearing foundations as young women. By the end of the talk they were smiling which was a huge relief!
What do you still want to achieve before the end of the year?
I want to really improve on my corset making skills and learn how to draft my own patterns
Wild night out or cosy night in?
Cosy night in with a gin and tonic, cat on my lap and a good movie
Naughty French martini or green tea goodness?
Dressed up or dressed down?
Skirts or trousers?
Introvert or extrovert?
Comedy or thriller?
Call or text?
Truth or dare?
True vintage or brand spanking new?
If I could change the world in one way I would. . .
Make weekends three days long for everyone.
What advice would you give your 15 year old self?
Ignore what everyone else is telling you to do, and do what YOU want to do.
I am happiest when. . .
I’m sewing, especially corsets
What’s your favourite What Katie Did piece?
The Maitresse Bullet Bra, everyone needs at least one in my opinion!