We ask your favourite vintage vamps all the questions you wish you could ask yourself! This week we interview one of our favourite lingerie models, who is also a hugely talented makeup artist, pun aficionado and complete babe - Miss Deadly Red!
Name: Miss Deadly Red
Occupation: Model and makeup artist Describe your style in five words:
Diverse, weird, colourful, grannified, quirky!
What is your favourite piece in your wardrobe, why do you love it and where did you get it?
It’s a difficult one, but my favourite piece of clothing (even though it probably seems super unexciting) is a jumper my mum made me a few years back. She used the wool she got when she married my dad 43 years ago, which makes it really special.
Who or what is your inspiration?
I’m inspired by so many people around me, other models, photographers and designers. I love seeing how different people create their own self expression and it inspires me to never stop trying to adapt as an artist and improve myself!
If you could borrow anyone’s wardrobe (living or dead) who’s would it be?
I’m sure a lot of people say this but I think it would have to be Dita Von Teese because she has the most incredible shoes, I think I would melt!
What’s the one thing you wouldn’t leave the house without doing?
It used to be putting on my makeup, but lately I’ve attempted to try and feel comfortable without too much primping, because I think it’s healthier for my skin and mind, so instead I’d have to say a supportive bra!!
What’s your top tip for feeling confident?
Try to think of one thing each day that you like about yourself, physically or personality wise. It has to be different each day and it has to be purely positive - none of those self-deprecating compliments, e.g “I like my butt today even though I need to lose weight.” Just simply say, “My butt is fabulous today, The End." *Does fabulous butt dance.*
What’s the last book you read ?
Storm In A Tea Cup
What’s your favourite song, band or piece of music?
Vincent by Don McLean
What three things could you not live without?
Makeup, music and real love, be it friendships or relationships
What's your biggest achievement to date?
Doing a long flight with a change on my own without getting lost or losing a limb!
What do you want to achieve this year?
Way more travel. I love going to experience different places and cultures, I love feeling really small in a sea of history - I think traveling gives you a better perspective on life.
Wild night out or cosy night in?
Naughty French martini or green tea goodness?
Green tea (however if I was allowed a Scotch whisky instead I'd chose that!)
Dressed up or dressed down?
Dressed up. Oscar Wilde said, “You can never be overdressed or over-educated.”
Skirts or trousers?
Depends on the day!
Introvert or extrovert?
Comedy or thriller?
Call or text?
Truth or dare?
True vintage or brand spanking new?
It depends. For cars and accessories, true vintage all the way. For clothes I get new, (I’m so clumsy I’m not trusted around much true vintage clothing!)
If I could change the world in one way I would. . .
I would make it so people understood each other a little better. Whether it be understanding a culture to try to combat ignorant racism, or just being able to see the world through another’s eyes and empathize with others around us and their daily struggles!
What advice would you give your 15 year old self?
Drink more water. Always question everything, don’t take everything on face value, and try to keep learning - whether it be a new skill or just furthering your own education. Also try to calm down and learn to enjoy the moment more, not just appreciate it once it’s passed.
I am happiest when. . .
I’ve achieved a lot with my day, sometimes because of work by getting a lot done, and sometimes because I’ve had the chance to see a few friends that I haven’t caught up with for a while.
What’s your favourite What Katie Did piece?
Probably my Vamp Underbust Corset because it was one of my first pieces and it’s had so much love.