Daniela Nieves Talks ‘Badass’ Outfits From ‘Vampire Academy’


‘Vampire Academy’ star Daniela Nieves is living out all her fashion dreams through her ‘badass’ persona in the new teen series.

In a recent interview with Page Six Style, Nieves said she didn’t know what to expect from her wardrobe for Lissa Dragomir, who is a Royal Moroi vampire next in line for the throne.

Daniela Nieves in "Vampire Academy."
Daniela Nieves says the fashion in ‘Vampire Academy’ has been a dream come true.
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“I thought she was just going to have princess outfits, [but] a lot of the outfits were super sharp suits with a blazer,” she tells us. “It was sharp and sleek and smart and it told me she’s a leader, she’s a badass.

“They’re grooming her to be that leader and to be smarter than people might have expected of her, which I absolutely loved.”

Daniela Nieves in "Vampire Academy."
Nieves thought she would only be dressed in traditionally feminine looks on the show.
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Nieves also paid tribute to the show’s costume designer, Sonia Grande.

“She designed these outfits from scratch and literally had someone come in with fabrics that she had imagined with them, and they also collaborated with the showrunners to create uniforms that felt outdated and fit this world of tradition. [while] at a time [bringing] a modern twist on the holidays and [making] it’s fun and sexy,” she says, teasing that fashion is going to be a big part of the vampire series.

Daniela Nieves in "Vampire Academy."
She tells us her costumes made her feel like a “badass.”
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The former Nickelodeon star said she felt like she was in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ when fitted for her outfits, with Grande gushing over remarks such as ‘It’s not not well, bring the Valentino!”

“I was like, ‘I’ve never worn a Valentino dress. I’m living my dreams right now. It was absolutely amazing.

Daniela Nieves in "Vampire Academy."
The former Nickelodeon star gave a shout out to costume designer Sonia Grande.
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‘Vampire Academy’, which filmed for eight months in Spain, follows best friends Lissa and Rose as they attend classes and prepare to enter royal society.

‘Vampire Academy’ co-creator Julie Plec – who also co-created teen hit ‘Vampire Diaries’ – says fans of the latter shouldn’t get excited for overlap or Easter eggs the past.

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Nieves plays Lissa Dragomir in the new teen vampire series, which premieres Sept. 15 on Peacock.
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“We made this deal early on that we wouldn’t do anything to blur the two worlds with each other,” Plec told Page Six Style.

“Vampire Academy” premieres September 15 on Peacock.

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