DONNIKA is a model with Nev’s, but she’s oh so much more than that too!
Discover binbag wisdom, and banish your blues with this supersonic sweetheart.
Euphoric nudes & parties from another dimension, she’ll have you licking her ears in no time.
Worrst party ever?
My worst party was the first party I ever went to at boarding school: this guy's mum was there to chaperone and as soon as we arrived she made us lock our bags in a room because she realized most of us had brought drinks with us. She lurked around the whole evening only allowing us to drink the small amounts of alcohol she had provided and even insisted on watching right over our shoulders when we'd try to pretend we needed a tampon from our bag so we could sneak our drinks down! The music was pretty awful too.
Number 1 wingman/girl?
My best wingman is my boyfriend - he's my favourite person to hang out with and whether the party's shit or not we always manage to have a good night.
What are your party essentials?
Good outfit, good people, good alcohol supply, good music, a cute lipstick, no plans for the next day and a packet of tissues in my clutch because club/house party loos always run out :(
Wildest party you took part in at boarding school?
My year group was pretty tame and we got lumped with a new headmistress when I joined who was super strict and put locks on our windows because the years before us used to sneak out at night but since then I've been to lots of crazy weird nights... the weirdest was probably this Marlboro cigarettes event I went to in Berlin which was supposed to be 'The Future of Partying'. We got given electric wristbands that triggered TVs to come up with our names as we walked past and they had a corner with someone giving massages through a black curtain so you couldn't see anything but black gloved arms sticking out, they were serving caviar on octopus legs on a stick and crocodile philly steak sandwiches and a myriad of other weird concoctions... there was a MASSIVE ice sculpture and special super foggy smoking rooms all over the building that felt like you were walking into a room of cancer when you entered. Every hour or so the music would stop and a big brass band would come parading through the party with big streamer cannons being shot off above us. They also had these telephones in the corners which once rung when we were sitting next to it so my friend answered and they asked to speak to my boyfriend Ed and we had no idea who we were talking to on the other end of the line... there was way more weird stuff that happened but it's too long to list here!
How do you hangover?
In bed the whole day with a shit ton of snacks, Deliveroo, lean green juice, good movies, phone on silent and lots of sex.
What’s your wildest fantasy?
To have Toni Montanas bathroom from Scarface and always be wearing his sisters purple kimono and a cute fluffy pair of mules and to rarely have to leave my house!
Most memorable Dirty Stopout moment?
Last New Years we were about to go home then got invited to one last party for the night which ended up being one of the best parties I've ever been to, it was a sick warehouse and they were playing the best disco music and I had this incredible euphoric feeling the whole time - until about 11am when I looked around and realized that the party now looked like a post-apocalyptic world that the light of day really did not flatter. There was also a girl who, I'm pretty sure, was trying to instigate an orgy which prompted our swift exit hahaha.
What inspires you?
Literally anything inspires me... I saw a pair of tights hanging out of a bin the other day and that inspired me... but more broadly, I read a lot and watch a lot of old films which really really get my brain clogs going.
What first got you into modelling?
I first wanted to model because I loved runway couture and ready-to-wear (I binge watched Fashion TV) and clothes in general but thought that most designs were too crazy to wear on the street but I liked the idea that as a model you got to become a sort of art sculpture once you put on those clothes. Now I think every body without clothes is a sculpture too - that's why I love nude photographs.
Favourite emerging designer?
I really loved Jordan Dalah's graduate collection - I'm very excited to see what he will produce in the future. The London fashion schools in general produce a lot of incredible talent; I loved Grace Kennard's collection this year - so many interesting and varying shapes and textures! I also love Katya Zelentsova's knitwear designs - I haven't seen much like that around. In terms of a bit more emerged designers, I love Asai's designs, I've heard he's lovely too which makes a big difference to me as a lot of the people around in Fashion at the moment have enormous, grotesque egos.
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