Natasha first caught our eye on Instagram. A unique beauty, we discovered she has an equally radiant personality to match! Natasha oozes a calmness that is captivating and her busy yet tranquil home is somewhere we want to hang. We were impressed by her cool approach to her no day is the same routine where she flourishes as a freelance journalist, actor and model.
Natasha shares her London gems with us, we can't wait to go to Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery on Upper Street, read on for more.... Follow Natasha on insta here.
Hastings has my heart, Camberwell has the rest of me.
AT THE MOMENT YOU ARE:
Battling an intense craving for a glass of wine.
UNFORGETTABLE LINGERIE MOMENT, GOOD OR BAD:
Stripping down to my bra and pants for a midnight swim this NYE 2017 while in Sri Lanka.
EARLIEST LONDON MEMORY:
Walking down Regent Street feeling encased by the stunning, giant buildings around me.
MOST ROMANTIC THING SOMEONE’S DONE FOR YOU?
In the genesis of our relationship, my boyfriend took me away to Palermo, Sicily, as a surprise. He kept as much secret for as long as possible, even making me go as far as the airport gate before finding out exactly where we were going.
BEST LONDON MEAL:
Morley’s Peckham Rye at 3am.
FAVOURITE LONDON DISCOVERIES:
Maltby Street food market on a weekend; Oliver’s Music Bar in Greenwich; and Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery on Upper Street, Angel.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD:
I live at the point where Peckham, Camberwell and East Dulwich meet. We’re only zone 2 yet it feels quieter, almost secret, down here compared with the chaos of north London. There are some brilliant restaurants near me, such as Ganapati and Silk Road, and who can turn down a night at the PeckhamPlex cinema when all films are £4.99. It can be raucous fun in there sometimes, particularly when a film’s just come out. I also live right by the Dulwich Hamlets football stadium. Now, I’m no football lover, but seeing that team play and their hardcore fans maniacally cheer them on is the best way to spend a Tuesday night.
BUILDING YOU’D MOST LIKE TO BE LOCKED INSIDE FOR THE NIGHT?
IF YOU COULD WORK WITH ANYONE WHO WOULD IT BE?
Sofia Coppola or Ben Wheatley.
WHAT DO YOU COLLECT?
Pointless trinkets that take up too much space and end up beneath the bed.
FAVOURITE LONDON SHOPS?
The charity shops on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich and TRAID in Peckham.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
Injustice and inequality.
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST RISK YOU’VE TAKEN?
Quitting my stable 9-5 office job in order to become a full-time model and freelance writer.
WHAT IS IN YOUR BAG/POCKETS ON THE DAILY GO?
My phone is essentially a bodily appendage and never goes in my bag, but you will find a makeup bag, headphones for my favourite Spotify playlist, and my highly-treasured diary so I know what I’m doing day-to-day. I’d be lost without it.
THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE IF...
We could walk in another’s shoes, just for a day.
WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU DO ON A WORKING DAY? DO YOU HAVE ANY RITUALS?
My morning ritual goes: brush teeth, have shower, use Garnier’s cleansing water to wake me up, plaster on YSL’s Youth Liberator Serum; and drink a cup of English Breakfast tea with far too much honey in it. They are always first, though not necessarily in that order.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST THRILLING WORK INCIDENT?
Getting to work with Mary McCartney on an amazing Selfridges campaign was a highlight last year. As was finding out in Heathrow Airport on a cold December morning that I’d made the cover of a magazine that I wasn’t sure I would.