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REBELICIOUS MAGAZINE May 2014 #21 for girly girls in a brutal world rebeliciousmagazine.com #rebeliciousmagazine

PLUS: ALICE TAKES A TRIP | JAWBREAKER CLOTHING | RIO ROLLER | FRANKII WILDE OCTOBER DIVINE | BRITTNEY LORRAINE | ria fend | clumsy kate | AND MORE


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Contents May 2014 #21 rebeliciousmagazine.com 4 Rebel:Instagram 6 Editor's Picks 8 Brand Of The Month: Alice Takes A Trip 10 New Season, New Jawbreaker 12 Depeche Vogue 14 Alicia Hannah Naomi 18 Clumsy Kate 20 Emeraude 28 Locked Heart 36 Frock 'N' Roll: Rebecca Need-Menear (Anavae) 44 Roller Rockin' Rebels 56 Tea Time 66 Brittney Lorraine 70 Frankii Wilde & October Divine 74 Victorian Mourning 82 Ria Fend 86 EncapturedPerfection 90 She-Creature 96 Madness Photography 98 Lilith Rose 100 Model Anatomy: Blacklite Bonnie 102 Enchanted Heart

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Editor's Picks •the top products & brands on our radar• reptilia art movement

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the rogue and the wolf The 'Hunt' Ring, £13 therogueandthewolf.com

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Ink For Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen, $20 urbandecay.com

urban decay cosmetics Electric Makeup Palette, $49 urbandecay.com

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Set of 4 Brushes, $68 (on sale) sugarpillshop.com


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Deadly Rose Long Sleeve, $30 akumuink.com

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'Air' Ring (Sterling Silver), £45 bloodymarymetal.com

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Lux Wedge, £59.99 attitudeclothing.co.uk

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3/4 Sleeve Women's Top, £23.99 attitudeclothing.co.uk

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Alice takes a trip was born in Sheffield UK in 2006. Heavily influenced by Sheffield's music, art & street culture scene, their bold statement prints stamp over the trends. Yet Alice is forever known for their seasonal animal inspired prints on dresses and tees which are a nostalgic favourite amongst their designs. Collections are always printed, made or hand finished in Sheffield UK. Taking pride that not only is Alice born but also bred in the north.

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Photographer: Luca Cassarรก Model: Miele Rancido Hair Stylist: Stefania Gilardi MUA: Stefania Giilardi Wardrobe: Shitesville clothing - Uninvited guest stylegroup


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new season, new jawbreaker

Jawbreaker is an East-London based fashion brand with an infusion of grunge street style, edgy punk vibes and kitsch patterns. Never wanting to put people under a particular label or stereotype, Jawbreaker is for anyone with an interest in alternative fashion. Their designs are for the headbangers, the dreamers and most importantly for the individuals. The S/S14 collection offers an eclectic mix of styles that play into the darker side of summer. With monochrome insect patterns to hieroglyphic prints, not to mention the lace trimmings and lace-up backs to boot, this collection offers something a little bit unique to compliment all tastes in the alternative fashion scene.   Jawbreaker is for women who enjoy exploring all of their personalities; sometimes dark and edgy, sometimes bold and experimental, but always a Jawbreaker. jawbreakerclothing.com

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Designer, muse and author of aestheticcontradiction.com, Stacey will be sharing her monthly shopping picks and current obsessions with Rebelicious.

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Alicia Hannah Naomi is a jewellery designer, style blogger and ambassador for her self-titled brand. We chatted to her about business and building a personal aesthetic! Words: Sam Handley

What prompted your initial interest in jewellery design? I got a part time job in an independent jewellery store while I was studying multimedia and web design. The owners of the store had an in-house jewellery line they manufactured from their head office, and one of my colleagues was studying silver and goldsmithing in university. It was the first time in my life I’d been exposed to contemporary jewellery and people who made it, but it took me years to get the courage to explore the making side of it myself. On your site FAQ, you state that you began designing with no formal training. Can you tell us about your early work? How has your creative vision changed since then? My work really focused on alternative materials in the early years because that’s all I had available to me. I worked a lot in resin and later also with Perspex. I created a range of very popular space-print jewellery, which really came at just the right time for that trend, although to me it wasn’t (and isn’t) a trend; I’ve always loved the cosmos since I was a

child. Those works were very geometric and quite bold. As my work has evolved and I’ve learned to work with traditional materials, it’s taken on a much more organic design aesthetic. Do you have any tips for budding silversmiths and independent businesswomen in general? Anyone wanting to study jewellery should just do it. Do what I did and do a shortcourse to see if it’s something you could commit to for a few years. I knew right away that just a taste wasn’t enough. If you can’t study full time, you can certainly go at it alone, thanks to books and YouTube there’s a lot you can learn... but you’ll never develop “jeweller’s eyes” without a mentor of some kind; whether in a learning institution or someone who works in the field. That’s my advice. You have to have a mentor in some capacity or your work will never reach the next level in terms of craftsmanship, and if you want to run a business one day you need to be producing work up to a certain standard.

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“As my work has evolved and I’ve learned to work with traditional materials, it’s taken on a much more organic design aesthetic.” Alicia Hannah Naomi You often blog about the philosophy of personal style and finding your fashion identity. How would you advise someone who wants to try and refine their wardrobe? Bringing together my style in a cohesive manner has taken a long time, but mostly because I struggled for a long time trying to find an affinity with a particular style. I began emulating styles that looked good to me and tried to work out how they made me feel. I think great style should have an emotional correlation with your personality in order to come off successfully and get that “effortless” look about them that’s so coveted. If you know what style you’re trying to embody then half your work is already done. It takes courage to purge your closet but it’s a necessary step in creating a new order in your wardrobe. Better to have too few clothes that speak of your style than an abundance of chaos, which just leads to confusion and panic attacks in the morning. It comes back to that correlation of personality and style, which is imperative for personal style to have integrity, authenticity and sincerity. I also hear a lot “dress for the person you want to be” and I think that’s important too. It’s why I’ve started to shop quality over quantity, for love over lust. Style is not just about where you are now but where you’re going in the future.

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Are there any dream projects you’d love to work on in the future? I’m pretty excited about an upcoming collaboration I’m working on which is definitely a dream project of mine. Other than that, I would love to have a conceptual solo exhibition sometime in the future. What are your professional plans for 2014? Well there’s the aforementioned collaboration, also some presentations and new works to be released in August. It’s a busy year.

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started Clumsy so that I could use all the interesting ideas that I had brewing away! I’d already been using the name Clumsy for several years for my artwork, so it seemed quite natural to carry it on. It’s also my nickname, and Clumsy the brand is an extension of my personality, so it all fits nicely together.

Your products are very tattoo inspired and are very rockabilly based. Are there any particular patterns/prints that stand out as a personal favourite of yours? I tend to be really into the most recent print I have done. I am really excited about my SS14 pineapple prints, I’ve always loved pineapples since I bought a 60s pineapple ice bucket about 15 years ago. That was the beginning of my obsession with Mid-Century design and Rockabilly style, and I used that pineapple for my A-Level Textiles project. It’s kind of fitting that several years down the line, that one object is still inspiring my designs! Plus pineapple prints fit right into the SS14 tropical trend!

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What inspired you to start up Clumsy Kate? In my day job I work in the fashion industry and have worked for brands like Criminal Damage, Underground England and Collectif Clothing. A couple of years ago, I left the world of branded fashion and went to work as a print designer for a supplier to high street stores like New Look and Primark. Obviously stores like that have much tighter design briefs, so I

Are there any designs/themes that you would love to explore in the future? I have a huge list of design ideas I am working my way through! They are all inspired by midcentury print designs, with an old school tattoo inspiration thrown in for good measure. My problem is that I get inspired and excited all the time by things I see on Instagram and Pinterest, so my list just gets longer and longer every day! I’m actually working on some dog and cat prints for head scarfs as we speak, so hopefully they will be up in my Etsy shop by the time this is published.


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“The reality of relying on your own business to survive can be a little scary, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Kate hawkridge What has been the main highlight of running your own business? A year ago I jacked in my pretty stressful 9-5 job to go part time and work on Clumsy. It felt so liberating! Last year was amazing and I saw Clumsy go from strength to strength. That’s the real highlight for me, seeing my products out there, knowing they have been completely designed and manufactured by me! The reality of relying on your own business to survive can be a little scary, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is what I have always wanted to do, and now it’s become a reality! Is there anyone in the world who you would love to see wearing your brand? I don’t really follow celebrities, I don’t have a TV or read glossy mainstream magazines. I’m much more

interested in people like myself who run their own businesses or do something a little bit different with their lives. I get most excited when people whose brands I really admire want to wear my things, people like Luxulite, Dolly Cool and Lady K Loves. I also love it at a show when I see someone walking around and I really love their style, and then they come and buy something from me. That’s better than any celebrity endorsement in my opinion. How would you describe your own personal style? Do you have any style icons? Again my style icons are probably the people who I meet at shows that I sell at. I love the Rockabilly style, but I’m no good at hair and makeup, I guess I’m too lazy for that! I love late 50s – early 60s fashion, and I try to incorporate elements of that into my look. I’m always

wearing a Clumsy head scarf, and from June to September 2014 I intend to wear nothing but Tropical prints! Can you tell us about anything new that you’re currently working on? I’ve just launched my new line of printed wooden jewelry, and I will be expanding on this range throughout the year. I am also in top-secret discussions about a collaboration with a clothes designer, to work on a small run of limited edition Clumsy sun tops. What does the future hold for you and Clumsy Kate? I’m just going to keep on doing what I do and expanding my range. I’d like to do more collaborations with other designer-makers and I’m always looking out for new shows and events to trade at. I’m really hoping next year I will be able to take Clumsy over to some shows in the USA. Watch this space!

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Emeraude Model: Sheila @ Fenton Moon agency, NYC Makeup Artistry & Hair: Alyssa Smith @ ARS Makeup Artistry Photography: SWANK photography Large Green Ruff: Lovechild Boudoir Lace Dress: Violet Love Black Dress: Daniella Kallmeyer Peacock shrug: Da Nee Na

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Photographer: Laura Dark www.facebook.com/lauradarkphotography Model: Odette Despairr Makeup Artist: Makeup Vamp Hair Stylist: Odette Despairr Clothing: DarkSpectre Custom Couture Accessories: Bunny Mask - Tom Banwell

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For anyone who doesn’t know you, who are Anavae and what is your role within the band? I write and sing for ‘Anavae’ created by myself and Jamie Finch. We play rock and occasionally fuse together bits and pieces. How would you describe your fashion style? Black, grey, grey, black and also grey. Do you think that being the lead singer in a band has an impact on the way you dress? I’d say presenting yourself to the public is enough to impact the way anyone dresses. You have to question what it is that best represents what you do, what you want to do, how you want to be seen. The world is made up of a majority of extremely shallow human beings who will snap judge you on appearance. I suppose one could strive to find the best way of expressing oneself through a material shell… or one could choose not to give a notice. It all depends on the day eh?

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What does your gig outfit normally consist of? I lived in a tweed blazer on our latest tour. I don’t think you can ever really go wrong with a blazer. It was quite fitting as Adam from Zoax came on in a full suit and bow tie every night! I’ll usually go for an outfit that’s comfortable and simple. I like to know everything is covered up. A sports bra is a must ;) How do you decide what to wear for video shoots, is it a tough decision? I’m still discovering my own style and finding out what ‘looks’ flatter my height, so yes, I’ll admit it’s been tough. Looking back through our videos it’s entertaining to see how not only I, but how Jamie and our band have changed and developed. If I can look back and laugh at myself now, I do wonder how many more laughs are yet to come. I never want to stop progressing. Who are your style icons and why? Lykke Li. She is the embodiment of class.

We know you’re also a photographer who shoots fashion. Do you find that this affects your feelings towards fashion in general and how you dress yourself? What I’ve learnt from shooting and working with fashion is that… really… there is no such thing as a ‘fashion’. Today, absolutely anything goes. By mood boarding and researching I’ve certainly been exposed to different fashions, which has definitely inspired my own looks. What item of clothing/accessory can you not leave the house without? I live in my Topman super long snood! It’s become a safety blanket. What are your top 5 brands/ stores? Ebay, H&M, All Saints (not that I can afford it!) Ovate (I’ve never actually bought anything from them, but I know where I’ll be visiting come my first big pay check) and Urban Outfitters.


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Fashion Are there any independent/ upcoming designers you think we should check out? The lovely Sanctus! Usually that ‘dark fashion’ look is extremely expensive and unapproachable, which is an awful shame as it’s one of my favourite looks, but they make it more affordable whilst still making everything look awesome. Going out - flats or heels? Flats, always. Me and heels didn’t get off to a good start. Let’s just say… I would if I could. Are there any items of clothing you’d love to wear, but don’t have the confidence to? Showing off large amounts of skin makes me uncomfortable and self-conscious. I’d love to have the confidence to wear anything without a worry of my own body. Do you have a fashion obsession? Lately: Blazers & Black trousers. I’ve been obsessed with feather earrings ever since watching ‘Fly Away Home’ as a kid. I had planned to get the one ear pierced since I was seven, specifically for THAT green feather. I didn’t pluck up the courage for another nine years… If you could give anyone fashion advice what would it be? Don’t let the clothes wear you. Or something.

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For those that may not know who you are, who is Tea Time and what inspired you to become an alternative model? I’m a Swedish 24-year old bookworm dual-wielding bachelor’s degrees in criminology and English. I love silver rings, shiny leggings, teapots, fairytales, and weird discussions. I’ve been published internationally as an alt/pinup model & stylist for a few years, and I’m the female half of Ashbury Heights since 2013... I was always a creative type of person so I think modelling sort of came as a natural progression of playing around with artistic expressions for me. I’ve always loved playing dress-up and experimenting with fashion, and when I got spotted by a photographer when I was 17 things sort of spiraled from there. My inspiration at the time came mostly from vintage fashions, Tex Avery cartoons and books I’ve read. Today there’s less vintage stuff in the mix, but the books never left. What made you decide on using the name ‘Tea Time’? It was simple, really. My name is Tea (however in Swedish it’s not pronounced like the drink, it’s more like t-é-a and not t-eee ^.^’), and coincidentally I drink lots of tea, so my stage name is pretty much just a pun created by some friends of mine. What are some of your favourite styles/concepts for photoshoots? As for the clothing, I adore mixing different aesthetics. Making something decidedly fetish such as latex look less sexy; or making a 50’s dress look less pinup and more like something befitting a fairytale. Every now and again I love doing classic pinup or fetish-oriented shoots; they’re usually a bit more spontaneous as I don’t need to spend as much time planning the styling or set for them… I keep changing my mind about what my preferred style is, which I think is a good sign in any creative business. On the whole, my favourite style is definitely outdoor shoots with a dreamy feeling to them. That’s part of why I love working with Josefine so much, she is amazing when it comes to creating pictures like that.

Where do you draw your inspiration from when it comes to creating different styles for photoshoots? It can be anything from meeting other creative people to taking a walk and seeing an interesting potential shoot location. However most of my inspiration comes from stories; I really love basing concepts for shoots on books I’ve read. Even if I’m just trying to capture the feeling it gave me rather than make a direct reference, books are definitely my go-to for inspiration. I’m the same with lyric writing, a lot comes from books I’ve read or games I’ve played. I really like the process of translating art into different mediums, so the one thing I hardly ever go to for inspiration is actually photography. For this issue’s cover feature, you and Josefine created your own version of the March Hare from the Alice In Wonderland series, and previously you’ve created the Queen of Hearts as well as Alice herself. Do you have any plans to create more characters from the story? Which has been your favourite character to portray so far? It’s hard for me to pick a favourite, but if I have to I think it’s our first one, portraying Alice. Mostly because that was where it all started and we got such a great response to it, it really felt like we were on to something good. It was also the first time I saw pictures of myself and actually felt impressed by what I’d accomplished, which is still incredibly rare for me. I plan to create a lot more before this is all done, at least 5 more characters are on the list. We’re in no rush to finish the series as a whole, though. Next on the list is the Mad Hatter, I’ve received some amazing custom latex for that shoot from Mico Couture and I’m really looking forward to it. Right now I’m collecting an army of teacups for that set, trying to come up with a weird enough hat design for it and scouting for possible locations. I have almost finished the plans for the Cheshire cat too, however my absolute favourite among the ones that are to come is the Jabberwock. I aim to do that one last, it’s special to me and I want to be sure I get it right.


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"I definitely recommend dabbling in different art forms for a while to anyone who is feeling a little stuck – it can be a great help to get out of a stressful place. " Are there any other stories that you would like to have a go at recreating in the future? Oh yes, many! Most of all I’d love to do a shoot based on Lovecraft’s The Music of Erich Zann, but there is a lot that would have to come together for that to work out. Actually, the thing I’d want most is to base a music video around that story – making that is pretty much the holy grail of art projects for me. I usually keep a notebook close by when I read, so that I can write down page references and ideas in case something would jump out at me. A lot of those ideas never amount to anything, but it’s nice to keep the notes around and flip through them from time to time to see what might spark my imagination. Has anything out of the ordinary ever happened during a photoshoot? Every now and then someone comes up and wants to take pictures with me during shoots in public places, but that happens to pretty much every model I know so I guess 62 | rebelicious magazine

that isn’t actually out of the ordinary… But Josefine and I had a pretty funny experience once; we did a shoot where I wore a lovely hand-made wedding dress in a park. For one thing, I had a violin for a prop and people stood around looking super excited and seemed to expect me to play (I couldn’t play the violin if my life depended on it). Then, when we were almost finished a couple in wedding attire came around with a photographer to take their wedding pictures at the same place. I haven’t seen a wedding shoot take place before or after that day; I think it’s a little bit funny that the only time it has happened was when I was standing around in a wedding dress right next to them. As well as being a model, you’re also the singer of Ashbury Heights. How did that come about and how are finding the experience so far? In short, I was asked to join in 2013 when the band was making a comeback after having been off the radar since 2010. I was a bit scared,

but I gave it a shot and now here we are! I don’t really have any experience as a singer other than singing in my shower like anyone else, so it’s a thrilling experience. So far I think that writing lyrics has been my favourite part, but it’s all still new and exciting to me. Recording vocals is really immersive, being surrounded by nothing but your own music and voice sort of makes you let go of pretty much everything else. We played our first show recently which was unlike anything else I’ve experienced, recording vocals included! Singing on stage felt really different from doing it in the studio, both emotionally and physically. It was really different from being on stage as a model or burlesque performer, too. In a way I felt a lot more naked singing on stage than I’ve ever done while actually being (well, nearly) naked on stage. I had a hard time hearing myself in the monitors, which was really scary, for parts of the gig I had no idea what anything I was doing sounded like. Having been through that has definitely left me better prepared for our upcoming gigs though, so I guess it’s


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brittney Lorraine What inspired you to become a model? It’s kind of ironic actually. I always felt uncomfortable in front of a camera, to the point that I wouldn’t let anyone take pictures of me. My best friend happened to love photography, which she ended up going to school for. She needed a model for a project and since she was always my guinea pig during cosmetology school I was obligated, but I ended up loving the

experience. Honestly, I’m happy she asked me because I probably wouldn’t be modeling at all now. What are your favourite styles/ themes/concepts to shoot? I love mixing styles by collaborating complete opposites together like, fetish editorials, latex pinups, and goth couture. I prefer to tackle all types of styles; I love versatility.

Are there any styles/themes that you would love to explore in the future? There are so many themes I’d love to shoot but one theme I’ve been dying to do is Victorian. I love the hair, makeup, and wardrobe; it’s timeless and beautiful! Modelling involves having a lot of confidence in front of the camera, but does this confidence always transfer away from the lens too? Confidence is something I have always struggled with. Don’t get me wrong I love who I am but I think we all have feelings of not feeling good enough, which is what I have had trouble with. When I get behind the camera I’m someone else. I always listen to music and give myself pep talks to amp up! What have been some of your most memorable photoshoots? This one is kind of hard since my shoots always end up being adventures, but the rebelicious magazine | 67


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most memorable was my first cover shoot with Madness Photography. We were shooting outside at a reservoir by the George Washington Bridge, it was like 40 degrees out, wind gusting while I was lubed up and wearing latex. I had four outfit changes, which happened behind anything that provided cover. It was pretty ridiculous but sometimes you don’t always have a comfortable dressing room when you’re trying to get the perfect location! With so many trying to break into the industry, what is your personal view on the current alternative modelling scene? I honestly love to see so many unique women gaining the confidence to advertise their originality! It’s refreshing how alternative beauty has come to the forefront in society so I believe the more the merrier! Everyone does their own thing, has their own personal look, and we all pull things off differently. Although, we all know the fashion industry in general can be pretty dramatic! How has being a model affected your life so far? Modeling has changed me and sculpted me into the person I am today, which I am very proud of. I am much more confident than I used to be, more outgoing, and comfortable in my own skin. I’m also not as socially awkward as I used to be and it helped me grow up, being

that I was always doing shoots on my own while travelling I ended up doing a lot of learning. The only downside is you see a lot of people from high school who used to torment you now wanting your help and advice, but I’m always friendly and give them the help. I believe in karma so I try to make a conscious effort not to hold grudges or become spiteful. Is there anyone that you would like to collaborate with one day? This should be like a top ten list of artists I am dying to work with! :P Narrowing it down I’d love to model alongside Ulorin Vex with Amanda Diaz as the photographer. What do you hope to achieve in your modelling career in the future? I’d love to model for a wellknown makeup campaign, be on a billboard in a mall, or on the cover of a major newsstand magazine. That’s just scratching the surface of what I’d like to achieve though!

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How does it feel to be in Rebelicious? October: It’s my first time so I’m a little nervous… I hope you all like busty Blonde Bombshells and enjoy this set me and Frankii shot for you!! Frankii: It feels great; I wanted to be in the magazine for quite some time. October, you co-founded the Pin-up Academy with SINderella Rockafella. Tell us a bit about what you do? October: “The Pinup Academy” is a venture ran by my husband Si (The Academy’s lead photographer) the beautiful SINderella Rockafella and me. The Pinup Academy provides training, photography opportunities and support for models, photographers and photographic studios in the art of Pinup Photography. We offer corporate imagery for companies wanting to rebrand with the Pin Up/Vintage feel and we also operate experience days for ladies, we give them the opportunity to be a Screen goddess or Pin-Up Doll, even if it’s for their own eyes and not for public use. We have handpicked 15 of the UK’s top Pin-Up Dolls within our Academy that can be available for events, promotional work, photo shoots etc… more details here www.thepinupacademy.co.uk Our passion for the Pinup genre stems from our love of the 1950’s, as photographers and models specialising in this era, our mission is to represent and promote Pinup Photography to the best of our ability; reproducing the female art form in a classical stylish manner; appreciated by both sexes. We have lots of amazing plans for 2014 and hope to travel and tour the States in the very near future… we are looking for sponsors and

companies both in the UK and USA to collaborate and help with this so if you are interested get in touch now info@thepinupacademy.co.uk Frankii, how did you get into modelling and burlesque performing? Frankii: Completely by accident, a case of right place, right time. I formed Headline Honeys a very long time ago, July 2009 to be exact. It was quite simple; I choose the best performers from the region. What is it about the pin-up fashion and style you admire the most? October: I adore everything about Pin-up fashion and style but my favourite thing I guess is that you can really make yourself look and feel glamorous without needing a reason, the 50’s look was all about femininity, curves and sex appeal… what more can you want?! Frankii, You also have your own fashion line, have you always had a passion for....fashion? (Apologies for the rhyme) Frankii: I model for so many clothing/ lines and have done throughout my 10year career as a model, so I’ve picked up an interest along the road. I only dabble in apparel for ladies hair at the moment.

Do you think pin-up modelling and burlesque is empowering as a woman? October: I’ve never really given it any thought in that way, however I believe any person, male or female, has the right to feel attractive and not be afraid to build their confidence whether it’s through Pin Up or any other sort of modelling! Frankii: I guess it could be for some women; I just find it fun and found something that I’m good at. I wouldn’t be able to earn a living from it if I wasn’t good at it. Plus my mother said if you got it, flaunt it! What do you think of modern sex symbols? October: I adore Mosh and Dita Von Tease, they are the epitome of Pin-up in my opinion and I think they make the most amazing art with their modelling. Who/ what inspired you to become a model (and performer)? October: I was always afraid of having my photo taken or any sort of attention as I was bullied throughout school, this gave me a huge complex and made me very shy, but despite this I have always liked to look nice for myself. It was only when I was approached by a lady in a coffee shop who handed me a business card and said I had a great look and would love to photograph me that made me think I would give it a go. rebelicious magazine | 71


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she’s such a doll. That won’t be the last though. I’m sure we’ll be joining our Peroxide forces again!

cool with being photographed half-naked, but to do a routine in front of people would be totally out of my comfort zone!

Do you admire her as a businesswoman and model? Frankii: I do indeed. She’s a fantastic model; I see so much versatility within her and an amazing businesswoman. I feel similar like minded people are always drawn together eventually.

Frankii, you have a degree in photography. Has this helped you in the modelling industry? Frankii: I’m currently getting back into it. I’m starting with my own retro photo studio with Gerry Roxby of Glamour Bunny Clothing that will be opening in the North East this summer. If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing with your life? Frankii: I have no idea! I’d still be in the creative industries either as a graphic designer or photographer since that’s what I studied at Art College. I love animals but I’m too soft to ever work with them. I would want to take each and everyone home with me.

What advice would you give to new models? Frankii: Always have your wits about you. There are too many people that will take advantage of the young and the driven. If something sounds too good to be true then it normally is. Where do you draw the line, in terms of risqué modelling? October: I only ever shoot implied nude with a very select few female photographers who I know personally and trust and of course my Husband Si here at The Pin-up Academy. I think it is always best to create images that leave a bit to the imagination, always keep it classy and know the limits… Pinup is not Porn!!! Frankii: For me personally I model up to implied nude, when I perform I’m implying that I’m nude. It’s all about the tease and less is more. I have no quarms with anyone that chooses to model beyond these levels. Good for them, it’s just not for my brand or me. How did you find it working with each other? October: I adore Frankii… not only is she a fantastic model but she’s such a lovely person too. Shooting this Irving Klaw inspired set with Frankii was so easy and fun!! Frankii: I loved working with October;

October: I would still be doing what I do now… mummy and housewife. Frankii, would you agree burlesque could be for anyone? Frankii: Of course it is. It’s so much fun from start to finish. Creating your costumes, routine, persona etc. To be able to generate an income it’s certainly for a certain type of person but this has nothing to do with looks.

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Can you tell us about the journey you took to become a model? I’d always dabbled in modeling especially through University, but never took it that seriously. I was always told being 5ft 11” in height would help and was often asked to be a hair model for well-known hair salon names. Being a Graphic Designer by trade and working around photographers regularly lead to being available for shoots at times of need. At the time, a big part of my life was training with and being a part of an all female UK Roller derby team – Manchester’s Rainy City Roller Girls. My pseudo name Ria Fend was born. and my modeling developed in the time I wasn’t spending training and kind of went hand in hand with the promotion and exposure that came with the team. After nearly three happy years playing this full contact, alternative and underground sport, I moved to London to seek new opportunities in the capital city and decided it was time to concentrate more on the modeling as I was less likely to incur injury if I didn’t return to play Roller derby.

What are your favourite styles/ themes/concepts to shoot? I love shooting lingerie, corsetry, alternative, rock, modern and classic 50’s pin-up. Implied nudity shoots are really working for me at the moment. I love the boldness of showing more skin in a tasteful but sexy way and feeling confident about it. Are there any styles/themes that you would love to explore in the future? There are so many styles I’d love to explore. Most recently I’ve tried some high fashion style shoots. I’m open to all ideas and try not to limit myself. A varied portfolio is a good one to have – versatility can get you everywhere. What’s the funniest thing to happen during a shoot? The best example I can think of was actually preshoot and not at the shoot. For my recent cave girl shoot, which can be viewed on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ riafendpinup, I decided to order some props – one of them was a large fake plastic caveman club. Working in an office in central London at the time when I wasn’t

modeling, I decided it was easier to get this sent to work for the shoot. Not only was the box absolutely huge for something which was about a third of the size to rattle around in, but the box arrived and was brought to my desk wide open with everyone around me asking what it was, eager to look inside. I kept my modeling separate in this environment so found it hard to explain away this unusual purchase and shoved it under the desk. The delivery guy who got me to sign for it had a glint in his eye seeing how embarrassed I was. I never had anything sent there again. Going home with it sticking out of my handbag was even more surreal! Passers by being surprised at photo shoots in public places, or outdoors, is usually a funny one to see - besides the cave girl story. That has happened too many times to count though! How would you describe your own personal style? In my portfolio I cover many styles of course, but outside of this I am a modern day 50’s pin-up and Rob Zombie loving rock and metal chick hybrid, with a few piercings and without the need to fit into just one of these styles.

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exposed I wear what makes me happy and always try to bring a bit of my personality to my outfit. Of course this is always supported by a blonde pin-up hairstyle and usually red lipstick with the classic 50’s cat eye eyeliner flick. How has being a model affected your life so far? It’s been a confidence boost. Years ago I was a skinny girl with acne, braces and no body confidence. Modeling has really helped me to relate to my looks, celebrate my shape and wear the clothing I want to wear. I’ve had to take the rough with the smooth and modeling can come with its share of knock backs and criticism. It’s all contributed to a stronger and happier me. I know that down the line I will look back on these times and feel so happy and proud that I did it – it is such a positive aspect of my life right now. With so many trying to break into the industry, what is your personal view on the current alternative modelling scene? Like anything it has its pros and cons.

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There are a lot of models trying to get into the industry and like most industries it is highly competitive. You have to play to your strengths, keep up with the competition and be a strong person. I’ve experienced bitchiness and severe let downs on my journey as a model. I have a well-rounded view despite these experiences and think it can be such a rewarding, close knit and interesting community in this scene. There will always be some negative individuals who throw a spanner in the works, this happens in all fields though. I just try to focus on my goals and have fun along the way. If you had the opportunity to collaborate with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? Viva Van Story in NYC, Robert Alvarado in California and Kat Attack Photography in LA are high on my list. I love America and would love to work with these photographers. It would be a dream realized! I would love to shoot some Westward Bound latex, and two of my other favourite British brands – Collectif

Clothing and What Katie Did lingerie - are brands I would love to represent. Let’s hope they are reading this! What do you hope to achieve in your modelling career in the future? I hope to travel more with my modeling and work with more of my wish list photographers in the future. I am waiting for my first two magazine covers to be released but as ever I am looking for more people to see my work in the public eye. I’d love to represent more lingerie brands, get more published work, become agency represented and venture more into film and acting work which I have gained some experience in – mainly British produced B-Movie horror film extra work which has been amazing to take part in. I always aim high and work on a new improved version of myself and push my work constantly. 2014 so far has seen a lot of progress very early on!

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Photographer : EncapturedPerfection Studios Model : Abby Alice Knight Hair Stylist : Abby Alice Knight What initially got you into photography? I’ve always been into images. Years before I started photography, I was already editing images and manipulating them in Photoshop, Corel, you name it. Then one day, my brother gifted me a camera - and, well, it just clicked. I started taking pictures of everything I could. I spent hours trying to get the perfect macro images of little insects. That’s when I knew it had become a part of my life.  What inspires you the most when it comes to thinking of new concepts to shoot? I look up to a lot of amazing photography works - and I dream up ways to mix different styles of works in camera, lighting setup or post processing, for hours prior to doing a shoot. I can’t really say that I am a very imaginative person. I think imagination is the result of very hard work. So I work hard at it. I am always open for more room to grow. 

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Are there any photographic styles/themes that you haven’t tried yet, but would love to have a go at in the future? Composites. It’s weird that Photoshop is one of my entry points into photography and yet I haven’t ever tried a proper composite. I would love to be able to do one, one day. Soon. What have been some of your favourite experiences since becoming a photographer? I’d have to say it’s the things we do to get the image. I’ve been drenched head to toe in pretty heavy rain to get a wedding image. I’ve also dropped an iPod in the ocean in the course of taking pictures, woke up at some unimaginable hour or stayed up till early morning to get some other kind of pictures. I remembered one day waking up in the Dominican at 4am to get ready for a sunrise beach shoot – while everyone else was still recovering from all the partying – only to find out that the resort workers were already hard at work to make the beach look picture

perfect for their guests. Amazing. These are definitely the memories that will stick forever. If you could do a shoot with anyone in the world, who would you pick and why them? Sergey Ivanov. His work ranges from the traditional to complete composites of the fantasy world. That said there are a lot of talented photographers in this world that I’d love to have a chance to shoot with, to gain an insight into their work. With the photography industry becoming even more saturated as the months go by, how do you make sure that your work stands out from the pack? The photography industry is indeed saturated - and new, talented photographers enter the industry every single day. It’s not an industry where talent leaves either. Unless one sells their camera and stops taking pictures completely, a talented photographer will be producing amazing pictures for years to come. Personally,


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I think it’s best for me to simply focus on what I love doing, take images I love taking, and do my best each time, rather than worrying about what everyone else does. I guess, so far my modus of operandi has been to: Learn a particular style/image/post processing/lighting from others - aspire to do a better image achieve this particular goal - repeat. What are you thoughts on the debate about photographers ‘over-photoshopping’ models? I think it’s a case-by-case issue. I’ve noticed though that in general, if the resulting image looks amazing - no one really complains. It’s when the resulting image does not do the subject justice, or distorts the message, or tricks the viewers, that’s when there is resistance to the amount of photoshopping being done in the work. I feel that in this way, the public does have a good sense of what good photography work should look like. I would like to really drive this point home. Have you seen the work of the teenage photographer “Fiddle Oak”?

(I think everyone should Google him to see his work). No one will argue that all of the work is completely manipulated. And almost everyone will agree that it’s amazing. What advice would you give to any models wanting to work with you in the future? I’d say the first step is to get in touch with me. After that, it’s similar with every business transaction/collaboration everywhere; when each party to a shoot (photographer/model/stylist/MUA) realizes and respects what the other members of the party brings to the table in terms of talent/material resources/time investment/ costs, we’ll definitely have a shoot :) 

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What initially got you into photography? For me it was coming from a background where my entire family dabbles in the artistic world. My father is a cartoonist, my mother is a dancer, my sister is a painter and my brother is a sculptor. So it was only a matter of time before I would pick something that truly had my heart and interest. My family had initially hoped for me to be a model; I grew up having professional photos taken of me threw out the years. Meeting many photographers with all different types of cameras, it is safe to say that is where the interest in the field started. By the time I reached high school I grew a deeper curiosity to see the view from behind the lens, and from that moment on I was hooked. What inspires you the most when it comes to thinking of new concepts to shoot? I draw a majority of my inspiration from movies, books and even television shows, It really gets my brain bouncing with new concepts to try out. Are there any photographic styles/themes that you haven’t tried yet, but would love to have a go at in the future? Oh my, to list all the amazing things I’d die to try in detail would take forever! However I would have to say my top theme would be ‘Two of a kind’, my vision for that 96 | rebelicious magazine

would be having models in mostly dark styling look almost completely identical. Another theme would be ‘colors’, which would be shooting a model wearing simply just ONE color being the entire focus of the photo, clothing, makeup, hair etc, all just one single color but still having the model shine through. And in general I would love to shoot more gothic styled shoots, I think over the past two years I’ve strayed away from it, so with this set it truly brought me back. Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the featured photoshoot with Miss Sucker Punch? We both really wanted to do a very classic gothic styled shoot, nothing too flashy but something very bold and beautiful. I had these deer antlers from a past shoot and thought with the way her gown looked and the styling of her hair that it would compliment the photo as a whole. And for the second outfit, we couldn’t help by throwing in the all black skull with her tight little black dress. Everything just came out better then we expected. If you could do a shoot with anyone in the world, who would you pick and why them? My first choice without a doubt would be the lovely Mosh. She is a photographers dream! I say this because I’ve never personally seen a model that could do almost every kind of pose and make it look so flawless. Even her portrait shots scream perfection, her

face is timeless and she just seems to fit perfectly with every shoot she takes on. With the photography industry becoming even more saturated as the months go by, how do you make sure that your work stands out from the pack? I tend to keep myself focused more on trying to outdo whatever work I did the prior year; I turn it into a challenge. I rather not let myself think about what others are doing and how they are doing it because I don’t like to compare myself to others. I guess I like to think that my work is different then those around me, and it speaks for itself. So for me to stand out from the pack I choose to keep improving with my images, go bigger, go crazier, try new styles, and in general create something that would inspire others from a single glance. What advice would you give to any models wanting to work with you in the future? I would say to any model wanting to work with me to just let loose and have fun. The more comfortable you are with yourself and open to me, the better the images will come out and the better the experience you’ll have while shooting with me. I can promise to any model that it’s never a dull day at one of my shoots!

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Can you tell us about the journey you took to become a model? I began modeling during my second year of college. I wasn’t sure that it would be something I could do because I was not the standard measurements of your typical model on the TV. I was surprised when I received such acceptance, and met so many wonderful people in the industry. I certainly felt blessed. What are your favourite styles/ themes/concepts to shoot? I absolutely love shooting anything dark and edgy. Out of the box concepts are always appealing to me. I get into more of a character mode, and feel much more free during shooting. I have done a lot of skulls and sugar skulls which I find really fun. I’ve certainly surprised, and even accidentally spooked some strangers with the sfx makeup. Are there any styles/themes that you would love to explore in the future? I’ve actually been looking to do more glam, and high fashion. I love dark concepts, but definitely want to make my portfolio more versatile. I have been in touch with some new designers, and have some wonderful shoots coming up! Do you have any pre-shoot rituals? I mostly spend my preshooting time listening to tunes on my

iPod, munching on some sort of candy and browsing Pinterest! I find myself being inspired constantly through Pinterest.

to life the concepts I’ve got in mind is simply amazing. It builds me up, and I’ve got some extra bounce in my step after a great shoot.

What’s the funniest thing to happen during a shoot? Well, I recently did a mermaid photoshoot out on the beach by Coney Island and it was certainly filled with laughter. Throughout the day I met many awesome strangers who were intrigued to see a mermaid on their local beach. The one who really made me smile was this elderly woman who was determined to take a picture with me. She ran over as quickly as she could, climbing over large beach rocks, and leapt over onto the rock I was placed on. She was a real sweetheart, and very animated.

If you had the opportunity to collaborate with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? I would love to work with Lex of MadeYewLook (a phenomenal make up artist) and Ashley of Ashley Rose Couture. The talent of these ladies always leaves me in awe. You can just look at any of their work, and see how creative they can be. The crazy thing is that each new makeup look, or gown, just gets better and better. Just when you think that it cannot be topped, there they go again!

How would you describe your own personal style? I guess the best way to describe it is forever changing! I’m always falling in love with new styles, patterns, textures, and so on. One day I might be rocking a silly t-shirt with my favorite skinny jeans, and moccasins... the next day I’m doing the boho-maxi dress with flowers in my hair look. Recently I have found myself spending a lot of time in thrift stores, and my goodness have I found some amazing pieces!

What do you hope to achieve in your modelling career in the future? This year my “modeling goal” has been working towards getting published, and I have been finding success! I’ve already been published in eleven different issues of various magazines, and I have more upcoming publications already in the works. In general, I would just love to have the opportunity to work with as many creative and talented people as possible. I’m in it for the experience, and not only creating beautiful images, but wonderful memories.

How has being a model affected your life so far? I enjoy meeting new people, and being able to bring

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When I was younger I dreamt of becoming… A Spice Girl! I think I came pretty close to it!

I never leave the house without…

My makeup bag packed with different color shadows, brushes, pencil linear, lipstick, and black liquid liner.

My favourite item of clothing is…

Bras and panties. I can never have enough of those!

Favourite mythical creature? Unicorn!!

If I wasn’t a model I would be…

A latex designer, which is something I am working on pursuing. There

don’t seem to be enough of those in the U.S. I also look forward to bringing some of my own visions in design to life.

If I had the choice to be either a superhero or a villain, I would choose to be…

Definitely a villain! They are so much cooler! I mean, look at Maleficent, Cruella Deville and The Wicked Witch…they’re killer characters and they’re no heroes!

The easiest part of modeling is…

The hardest part of modeling is…

Executing the plan, setting the time, date and place with photographers and seeing that the plan goes through accordingly.

My top tip for anyone wanting to become a model would be… Have your fun but stay in school.

One thing you wouldn’t be able to find out about me online is…

My legal name, where I attend school and what I am studying for a future career. I like to keep my personal life off the charts. facebook.com/ BlackLiteBonnie

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Enchanted heart Photographer: Heather Graves Photography Model: Candace Simmons (Wenchi) Makeup Artist: Heather Graves (Heather Graves - Beautician) Stylist: Valerie Soldate

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