Paris Neilson inherited her mother’s passion for art so it is little wonder that she ended up managing and curating the White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney’s Chippendale opened by her mother Judith Neilson in 2009. The Sydneysider, renowned for her simple, classic style, jumped at the chance to collaborate with her mother when she opened the private art museum to house her collection of contemporary Chinese art. “At the moment we have around 3000 pieces,” says Paris. “I did a Master’s degree in Collection Management which helped me greatly when we began White Rabbit because it covered a broad range of areas all to do with looking after and displaying a collection.” Neilson shares her renovated 1840s terrace in Millers Point, Sydney with her husband Todd, son Denver, 4, baby daughter Astrid, 10 months, and her two hounds – Daisy the British bulldog and Piggy “the rather ancient” pug. MECCA sat down with Neilson at the White Rabbit Gallery to reminisce about her favourite childhood memories, collecting art treasures and her skin care secrets.