the 17-year-old Dutch when she hurricanes into the room - her lashes flicking up like the wings of a butterfly, big velvety brown eyes, flawless skin, rosy cheeks, curls bouncing around the make-up free face as she tries to catch her breath apologising for being a little late. Wearing a black leather biker jacket, boyfriend jeans, huge scarf (it was November) and a pair of Converse the girl is a vision of effortlessly stylish model off-duty look that belongs to Vogue's street style section.
Damaris pulls off the scarf and smiles. The eye lashes flick again and the eyes sparkle with excitement. She's been running between appointments, she explains, still trying to find her way around London where the young model moved after being signed-up by Viva London, the agency that represents the best of the industry, from Natalia Vodianova, Aymeline Valade, Edita Vilkeviciute, Kirsty Hume, Stella Tennant and Raquel Zimmermann to Doutzen Kroes, Vanessa Axente, Alessandra Ambrosio, Edie Campbell and Saskia De Brauw.
When we finally sit down for a chat, I find myself captivated by her every move, gesture, emotions... She is gorgeous, but it's not just about the appearance. There's something, that magical something... impalpable, overwhelming chemistry that takes your breath away. Naturally, I fall in love with her - the gentle, excited, beautiful girl who is about to embrace the world of fashion. It comes as no surprise when, just a few weeks and a couple of shoots later, Damaris appears solo on style.com posing for JW Anderson Pre-Fall 2015 collection - a sort of debut any model could dream of.
By February she is on a runway walking for Simone Rocha, JW Anderson, Thomas Tait and Anya Hindmarch in London and Fendi - in Milan, then fronting AllSaints and Other Stories campaigns and, for the drum rolls in my heart, pouting from the pages of Vogue Netherlands, L'Officiel and Italian Vogue, photographed by legendary Steven Meisel.
Indeed, Damaris is special. She is my Naomi Campbell, one of a kind... Actually, lets scrap that - she is Damaris Goddrie, better still, simply Damaris - my idea of beauty and the supermodel in the making with the longest eyelashes imaginable.
What's your first fashion memory?
My first shoot in London with Cochi Esse. I was excited and a bit scared since I wasn't experienced at all. Luckily the team was nice and I felt at easy very quickly. I guess that's exactly why the pictures turned so pretty!
How were you discovered?
I was scouted a few times before I gave in. First on the streets of Antwerp, then at Amsterdam gay pride and last, but not least at a fast food chain called Quick.
Have you ever thought of being a model before?
No, not really. I wanted to be a painter or a neurosurgeon before I got scouted.
What's the best thing about modelling?
Meeting people that are very talented and into what they're doing.
One of the most memorable moments of highlight of your career so far?
My debut with JW Anderson, I was so nervous!
Your dream modelling job would be...
To be in a campaign for Vivienne Westwood.
One of your hidden talents...
I'm a champ at dancing salsa.
Favourite quote or motto...
You can't touch yesterday, so why are you letting it touch you...
Early morning or late night?
Late night, pretty sure I'll reincarnate into a vampire.
Song or album to describe your mood right now...
Edith Piaf - La vie en rose
Most loved childhood fairy tale...
The way I remember my childhood is of Donald Duck and Tom & Jerry episodes.
Your star sign...
Technically black isn't a colour, it's the absorption of colour, but yeah, I love black!
Your wardrobe would never be complete without...
Over the knee socks... So cute.
One of your guilty pleasures...
I enjoy listening to 80's love ballads.
When or where do you feel the happiest?
I feel the happiest around people who I love.
For all enquiries, please contact Viva London team whom I would like to thank for helping me organise this interview.