BABE OF THE WEEK: NELLY LONDON| August 10, 2016
Introducing Nelly London, she’s the seriously fire Insta babe who’s got us hitting like on basically every single photo she uploads. If you’re into body confidence and girl power then you’re gonna wanna give this girl a follow @_nelly_london
We caught up with her to chat about shooting the perfect OOTD, Instagram stalking and who would make the cut in her ultimate girl gang…
Hey, tell us a bit about yourself…
Hi! Well I’m Nelly, I live in Brighton (despite my last name) and I have recently graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in psychology and sociology. My biggest passion in life is lingerie, it has been since I was about 15/16. I don’t know how or why this obsession came about, but I do know that I spend a worryingly large portion of my day thinking about all things underwear.
Another of my passions (that happens to coincide very well with my lingerie obsession) is body positivity. Like most young girls, I am very aware of the pressure placed upon us to look a certain way, and until recently this was a pressure that had quite a negative influence on my self esteem. It wasn’t until I discovered the “bopo” movement that I began to realise that you really DON’T have to look any way at all, you can just look like you. This is a message I try my best to spread across my blog and social media accounts.
How long have you been blogging for?
Well my blog had is pretty brand new, but I have been taking my IG account more seriously (really focusing on quality content) for just under a year now.
What’s your top tip for anyone looking to get into blogging?
If you have thoughts in your head, may these be outfit ideas, photoshoot plans or a big passion, do it, even if you only blog for yourself. I have found that writing down thoughts/feelings/ideas is a really great way of developing them further.
How do you shoot the perfect Insta shot?
I won’t lie, for me it takes quite a while. I usually have to wait until about 1pm for the lighting to be just right (this can be so tricky) and I always plan my outfit posts. If I find it hard to get a good shot myself, my mum is always at hand to help me out, she’s the best. Also, moisturise.
Who’s account is giving you major Insta envy?
If I had to choose one right now, it would be Madeleine Bitici @madeleinebitici. She is absolute goals.
What one thing makes you feel seriously sexy?
Flattering underwear or a strong outfit. For me, there is no feeling like it.
You say you’re all about body confidence, what makes you feel most confident?
Sometimes I will wake up and just feel good within myself, then there’s no stopping me. However like most people, I will always have days when I just feel pretty average or even a bit rubbish.
What does girl power mean to you?
EVERYTHING. Girl power is an incredible thing that should never be underestimated.
Why is it important?
Why is it not important?! I can feel my inner feminist trying to burst through but I don’t want to rant (I could very easily haha).
What’s the best thing about being a woman in 2016?
The freedom. Personally I feel free to do anything I want to do and be anything I want to be. Yes there are still certain barriers in the way, maybe there always will be, but I have a strong mentality as a woman and genuinely believe we run the world (who run the world? girls.)
What’s your life motto?
Do what you want to do.
Who would be in your ultimate girl gang?
My ultimate girl gang is my friendship group. We are all so supportive of one another and I feel my strongest when I am with them.
Wanna know more? Follow Nelly on Instagram @_nelly_london