She's No Boast: Vaunt
She's No Boast: Vaunt
How did you get started modeling?
Looooong story short, I had a friend take a couple photos of me when I was in college & put it up on ModelMayhem for fun. I got great feedback so I kept doing it! I dabbled for a few years and then started traveling professionally two years ago.
What excites you about modeling?
Meeting people that I wouldn't have any opportunity otherwise. I've met computer geniuses, world-traveled consultants, good looking artists covered in tattoos, engineers, filmmakers etc. I also love being able to be a different person (or just a different side of myself) for a time or being someone's ideal fantasy.
What are your favorite types of outfits to model in?
I'm always partial to sheer, sexy lingerie sets (there's something so beautiful about being able to see part of the body, mildly obscured), well-made latex and amazing, one of a kind pieces I find at antique & thrift stores. I've also started to shoot more casual wear like sneakers & shorts, which is fun and has a different vibe from what I've done before.
What are your least favorites?
Anything ill-fitting. I've got a small waist with a curvy butt so if it doesn't fit right it really shows!
What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?
I'd love to do more high-end beauty work, avant-garde fashion editorials & work for a lingerie catalog. I'd also like to be published in magazines such as Front, Maxim, French Playboy & Bizarre!
How did you become interested in fetish modeling?
I don't do much actual fetish work like bondage or feet but I've always been "deviant" in my personal life...I can remember telling S&M stories at sleepovers before I even knew what fetish was! So sex & sexuality has always just come naturally and comfortably to me and I definitely bring that to my modeling. I think that I must also have an oral fixation- I'm always putting clothes or my fingers in my mouth, as you can tell from the photos!
Do you think fetish is becoming part of the mainstream culture?
I think fetish has been part of mainstream culture for a long time, we just don't see it immediately. Everyone's attracted to the darker side of things at some point, and much of what is interesting about fashion is that it likes to play with boundaries. In terms of latex though, it's definitely become a huge part of culture in the past few years. Not necessarily for the average girl going out, but I'm sure it will be taught & used in design schools some day soon. The only reason I could see it staying below most people's radar is that you sweat a lot when you wear it so it's not much fun to dance in! Unless you like dancing & dripping.
Are there any other creative mediums you work in?
I make clothes & small accessories- I'm a DIY-er for life! I love being able to use my hands and create things that are outside of myself. I also do art direction for a magazine & occasionally photograph...I really want to do everything. I know everyone and their mom says that but I enjoy being as diverse as possible in all areas of my life. I hope the days of being a "Renaissance" man/woman is coming back into style, I'd love to see people experimenting more instead of sticking to one thing their whole lives.
What kind of music do you like?
These days I primarily listen to indie rock with a bit of metal mixed in. The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Boy and Bear, PJ Harvey, Man Man, & Black Dahlia Murder are all in heavy rotation. Especially Harvey, I admire her.
What do you like to do for fun?
Reading has always been my favorite activity when I have down time. I just finished "Stiff" and "Neuromancer," and I just started "The Death of Bunny Munro." I'm pretty low-key so I don't go out often but I love having friends over, playing with my pug, making dinner and drinking beer or spiked hot chocolate. Browsing Tumblr and watching The Office are good too.
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