Saturday, 20 December 2014

Interview: Romanie Smith (Sinical Nylons)

 

Doll House Photography - www.dollhousephotography.co.uk

MUAH: Zanett

Lingerie: What Katie Did - www.whatkatiedid.com

 

Romanie Smith is a London-based model. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical Nylons. Print copies can be purchased here


Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you curently located?

Romanie Smith: I was born on the 1st of December in 1994. I was born in Colchester, Essex. I lived in Canary Wharf for a short while last year which I loved, but have returned to my home town Halstead which is about an hour from London and 20 minutes from Stansted Airport which is convenient for travelling.

Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine that you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?

Romanie Smith: I didn’t intend to become a model at all, I was approached by a local photographer named Dan Tidswell. He invited me to come and test with him. That was just over a year ago and it’s been a whirlwind ever since.

 

 

Sinical Mahazine: Who are some models/or actresses that have inspired you?

Romanie Smith: I’d never really thought about it until I started modelling. I love all the old blonde bombshells, such as Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, and even the more modern icons like Gwen Stefani and Madonna. They have a look I’ve always admired.

Sinical Magazine: How does the city of London inspire you?

Romanie Smith: I love London. It’s a very diverse city renowned for it’s talent. It’s consistently exciting and edgy. It embraces all things new and a huge spectrum of people and personalities in one place. London has so much inspiration to offer. The city is full of energy and alternative people from all over the world who are so accepting of creativity. It’s never restricted by a single way of thinking.

 


Sinical Magazine: Where are some places you’ve visited for shoots? Which place did you like the most?

Romanie Smith: I’ve travelled around most of Europe and I’m in the process of planning my first trip to the USA and the Middle East which I’m really excited about. So far I guess my favourite place has to be the South of France as I’ve made so many good friends there.

Sinical Magazine: What has been the most interesting thing to happen during one of your photo shoots?

Romanie Smith: I’d say that probably the most interesting shoot took place in the South of France. I was working with the wonderfully talented Nath Sakura and we were shooting the Halloween collection for a designer called Patrice Catanzaro. We went to a very famous haunted house region in the South of France to shoot the images, but when we got there and set up, we started having trouble with the equipment. We managed to take a few images, then none of the lights or generators would work. After trying to make things work for quite some time, we ended up having to come back to studio to work and surprisingly all of the equipment worked immediately! We found an alternative location the next day.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: Do you prefer to shoot indoors or outdoors?

Romanie Smith: Indoors, I get cold very quickly! Unless of course, it’s in a warm climate, but this hasn’t happened for me yet! When I first started modelling, I was booked for a location shoot and had to wear a crop top and pair of hotpants. IN THE SNOW! Just no!

Sinical Magazine: The theme of this issue is nylons. What is the appeal of nylons to you?

Romanie Smith: There is nothing sexier than wearing nylons. I think the appeal is the same as unwrapping a present. When you’ve seen one naked body you’ve seen them all, but it’s like getting a birthday present all wrapped up in paper and ribbons. There’s as much excitement in unwrapping the present as there is with the present itself. They are sexy because they only show a bit of flesh, not everything. Also men are suckers for them.

 


Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite brands of nylons?

Romanie Smith: My favourite brands are What Katie Did, Gio Stockings and Secrets in Lace. They have a real vintage look about them and all are wonderful quality. They are so sheer and have a sheen to them that other brands just don’t have. I wear a lot of nylons while shooting and always use one of these brands for a really quality and authentic look.

Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite books and who are some of your favorite authors? And what are you currently reading?

Romanie Smith: I’ve never been much of a reader until recently. I read mainly when I’m travelling. I’ve just read Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson which I really enjoyed and I’m really excited to see they are about to make this into a film starring Nicole Kidman. I also love Kendall Ryan, I’m currently reading the Filthy Beautiful Lies series. It’s awesome.

 



Sinical Magazine: What are your goals for 2015?

Romanie Smith: I really want to come to America and do a tour. I have some plans in motion. I’ll be there sooner rather than later, and I there are a whole host of photographers I’d like to work with. To be honest, plans seem to be made very quickly in this business. |


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Sinical #17 (Winter 2015)

Cover option A - 

Model: Miss Miranda - http://www.miss-miranda.com

Photographer: www.MSDProd.com

Corset: Deadly Girls

Lingerie: Agent Provocateur

Gloves: Lux Tenebrae


Sinical #17 featuring: Miss Miranda, October Divine, Alexandra Snow, Cassidy Rose, Anita De Bauch, and Sanna Akiico. Columns by Jones Grey, Divya, and Bat Cave. Coming art by Scott Tauser

8.25" x 10.75." 48 pages. Perfect-bound. To be released: 01/06/2015.

 

Cover option B -

Model: October Divine - www.octoberdivine.co.uk

My Boudoir Photography - www.myboudoir.co.uk

Latex: Fetasia Latex - www.fetasialatex.com

MuAH - Sarah Elliott


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Miss Miranda cover - US - $16.00 + shipping

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October Divine cover - US - $16.00 + shipping

October Divine cover - Australia - 19.47 AUD + shipping

October Divine - Europe - 12.77 EUR + shipping
*There will be an additional shipping charge if your order exceeds $3.99 in shipping.

 

Preview images:

 

Model: Anita De Bauch - www.anitadebauch.com

Adam Robertson Photography - www.adamrobertson.co.uk

Lingerie: Playful Promises - www.playfulpromises.com


Model/Make-up/Styling: Alexandra Snow - http://alexandrasnow.com/

Photography: Laura Dark - http://lauradark.net

Corset, garters, gloves: What Katie Did 


Model: Cassidy Rose - www.facebook.com/cassidyroseofficial

Photography by Vanessa Marie

Make-up and hair by Ilka von Forstner 

Outfits by Royal Black Couture & Corsetry & Wonderland 13


Model: Sanna Akiico - www.nocturnalagency.com

Photography by Felicia Püschl - http://feliciapuschl.com 

Make up & Hair by Elin Mårtensson - http://elinhang.com

 

Interview: Siren

 

Monochrome Set Photography - www.monochromeset.co.uk

Stockings: GIO - www.giostockings.com

Garter belt: www.nylonz.com

 

Siren is a Norwich, England-based model. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical Nylons. Print copies can be purchased here

 

Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?

Siren: I was originally born in Kent in England, but moved to Norwich at around the age of three. I fell into a hot scolding bath and got major burns, so Norwich it was.

Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine that you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?

Siren: First magazine was called Sugar magazine when I was very young. Loved it as a kid. To be honest it was other people, mainly my step- father, who pushed me into modelling. Now I love it!

 

 

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in pin-up/fetish modeling?

Siren: I can’t really remember how or when, but I just remember doing my first bondage shoot, which was more on the acting side and I loved that too. Then it just went from there really.

Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand apart from others?

Siren: For a model to stand out is all about her presence! Oh and the eyes!

 

 

Sinical Magazine: From a model?s perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?

Siren: I find it hard as I also do photography. I suppose from a model’s point of view, giving the picture as much as possible. It’s about portraying the attitude, character or whatever look you are trying to achieve for the photo.

Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes and why?

Siren: My clothing fetishes are leather jeans, leather jackets and latex! I was given my first leather jacket at 13 by my mum and from then on I loved leather!

 

 


Sinical Magazine: The theme of this issue is nylons. What is the appeal of nylons toyou?

Siren: I think nylons give a very sexy edge to what can be a very boring set of underwear. Plus I love how they feel.

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Siren: 32.26.32.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Siren: Shoe size can differ on brand. So either 4-5.

Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?

Siren: I have a very eclectic taste in music. There is so much to love. I hate boy bands or girls bands! Just awful.

 

 


Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what do you like to do for fun?

Siren: Besides modelling I love photography! Oh and I love Polaroid photography too. It’s so much fun doing Polaroid stuff.

Sinical Magazine: Do you have any other upcoming projects you would like to mention?

Siren: I have a new film out on DVD on October 27 called Legacy of Thorn - get it quick! Plus I’ll be filming in November for a new feature, which will be amazing. Keep an eye out for my photography also. Goldie Locks Photography. |


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Interview: Anita De Bauch

 

Monochrome Set Photography - www.monochromeset.co.uk

Stockings:; GIO - www.giostockings.com

Shoes: Fabulously Fetish - www.fabulouslyfetish.co.uk

 

Anita De Bauch is a London-based model. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical Nylons. Buy a print copy here

 

Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?

Anita De Bauch: I’m mostly located in London, although I’m looking to buy a house elsewhere soon! I’m all over the place, though. I was staying in a big country house in Somerset last week, now I’m back in London, next week I’m in Southeast Asia and after that I’m touring England and Wales. I was born in Cornwall and generally love the southwest of England. I might even move there permanently. I’d love to build my own house.

Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine that you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?

Anita De Bauch: I expect everyone says this, but I used to read Bizarre magazine when I was a teenager, which introduced me to the idea of fetish and alternative models. I loved the idea of being a model, but I didn’t tell anyone as I thought they’d laugh. When I was 18, I started my first business and posed for my own catalogue photos to save money. It was really fun and inspired me to contact local photographers for test shoots for my own enjoyment, rather than the business. When I started getting regular paid job offers, I packed my bags, moved to London and became a full-time model. That was six years ago.

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in pin-up/fetish modeling?

Anita De Bauch: I just started doing it for fun while I was at university, mostly with student photographers, who were happy to have someone to practice on. I was inspired by Bizarre magazine, Dita Von Teese and Perou.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand apart from others?

Anita De Bauch: You can tell when a model really knows her stuff. Every small detail of her photos looks better, which adds up to a big difference overall, and you’ll constantly be hearing from others how great she is. It’s difficult to achieve all this if your knowledge of the industry and the skill of modelling itself is incomplete, but once you have that information, there’s nothing stopping you, as long as you’re willing to work hard.

Sinical Magazine: From a model’s perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?

Anita De Bauch: Whether or not it makes you look hot. I love photos where I appear beautiful and empowered in sumptuous surroundings. Who wouldn’t want a photo of themselves looking like that? If a photo flatters you, you’ll like it. Models always post photos online where they look taller, thinner and fresher-faced than they do in real life. That’ll be the way of it until some other ‘look’ becomes fashionable.

Sinical Magazine: What has been the most interesting thing to happen during one of your photo shoots?

Anita De Bauch: I think making photos and videos is pretty interesting. Light, pose, wardrobe, expression, hair, makeup, light, all those ways the team communicates itself to the viewer via that one split-second caputure, setting, camera angle, light, light and light. I love to be a photo detective and analyse every aspect of a photo and read as much into it as possible.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: Clothing-wise, what are your fetishes and why?

Anita De Bauch: It’s difficult to rationalize what you instinctively like, but I’ll try anyway... The first thing that springs to mind is ornate retro lingerie, especially fancy suspender belts, corsets, girdles and stockings. They feel pleasantly clingy on and alter the way you feel, walk and hold yourself. Playful Promises have sent me a lot of beautiful pieces. They are instantly feminizing and make you want to show off your lingerie to someone!

Like most women, I just adore a really shapely pair of high heels, but again, I’m fussy! For it to work for me, there has to be at least a 4” difference between the height of the heel and the height of the platform, to get the right angle in the arch of the foot; the heel has to be a nice smooth, shapely stiletto, and I favour a round toe, to make my feet look even cuter. You have to buy quality when you want super high heels, because your whole weight is being carried by them. I always tell people, if you have to choose between spending money on the bag or the shoes, spend it on the shoes! The best option of all, of course, is to have a professional who understand the beauty of fetish shoes to measure your feet and make bespoke shoes to your specifications. Fabulously Fetish in London have moulds of my feet in their workshop and build my shoes around them. I also model latex a lot during my everyday working life. Latex is such a cool fabric to make clothes from, and comfortable to wear, as long as it’s well-made. I’m currently designing my first collection with Lady Allura’s Latex, which is based around my experience of wearing latex- it will all feel enhancing, be elegant to get in and out of, and push the right bodyparts in the right direction! I can’t bear pulling latex on and off over my head, getting muffin-top, or having my boobs squished flat. The perfect latex outfit should make you look and feel like a slick, streamlined superheroine.

Sinical Magazine: The theme of this issue is nylons. What is the appeal of nylons to you?

Anita De Bauch: I was really happy you did a nylons issue. I think they have such enduring allure. I prefer the vintage fully fashioned nylon stockings with proper seam, welt and reinforced heel. There is a lot of Freudian symbolism there. They not only look great, but they feel lovely on as well, especially when you rub your legs together, or when someone else strokes your legs! They’re also rather naughtier than tights as they leave the skin above your stocking tops bare, and the suspender straps give your lover something extra to grab! I know that I’m not the only one who loves them because I sell so many of my old pairs through my website (anitadebauch.com). I receive fan mail about them and they’ve been trickling out of my online shop for years, but when I mentioned that I sell them in an interview, demand shot up so high that I can barely keep up. Nylon stocking fetish is huge and way more common than you might think. I love to send people little packages of happiness in the mail.

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Anita De Bauch: 34A - 25 - 37. I’m working to knock an inch off my waist and hips. Wish me luck.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Anita De Bauch: 6.5.

Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?

Anita De Bauch: At the moment, I can’t stop watching Throbbing Gristle perform that ‘We Need Some Discipline in Here’ thing. Actually, I think it’s just called ‘Discipline’. It’s on YouTube, anyway. It’s more performance art than music, but wow, it’s so freeing to watch, almost meditative.

Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite books and who are some of your favorite authors? And what are you currently reading?

Anita De Bauch: I’m currently reading an incredibly dense book about reincarnation. I’m not even sure why. It’s the size of a phone book, and very academic. I like to read non-fiction about topics I’m interested in, like art, magic, the Golden Age of Hollywood, fetish and psychology. I like reading inspiring rags-to-riches biographies about women I admire, like Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe. There are almost zero books about freelance modelling out there, or I’d be reading them, too. As it is, I’ve been researching everything surrounding it for nearly a decade.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: Can you talk about your book project, The “Ugly” Girl’s Guide to Modelling?

Anita De Bauch: The “Ugly” Girl’s Guide to Modelling is my five-step guide to being the most successful freelance model you can be, based on my experience of being a full-time freelance model. It also contains guest contributions from fellow top freelance model, Roswell Ivory, and my personal nutrtionist, Juliette Scarfe of Bareskin Beauty, sharing her secrets! The title is a satire on the idea that if you get rejected by model agencies, you’re too “ugly” to model- it isn’t true, and I’m the proof! The book is a game-changer for all models who get their own work, whether finding their feet in the industry, or seasoned professionals looking to up their game and increase their profits.

Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what do you like to do for fun?

Anita De Bauch: Depending on where I am, I like to visit art galleries and museums, or go hiking in the countryside. I recently got my first convertible, an Alfa Romeo Spyder, and really enjoyed driving that around this summer. It gave me the perfect excuse to wear my Hermès silk scarves, big retro sunglasses, and leather driving gloves!

I stay in contact with my friends on the phone and online more than anything else, as we are always modelling in different places at different times, so it’s difficult to synchronise our schedules enough so that we can meet up. When we do, we tend to have dinner together, go for cocktails or just stay home with pizza or sushi. It’s great when we get booked for the same job, which happens quite a lot with fashion shows.

Sinical Magazine: Do you have any upcoming projects you would like to mention?

Anita De Bauch: I will be opening a very personal and intimate members’ area on anitadebauch.com when I have created enough content that I love enough to share. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but it will be more than just fetish videos and photo sets- although there will be plenty of those, naturally, all of which I will style in my own unique way, as well as star in! I want to do as much as I can to connect in a genuine, personal way with members, men and women, whatever their sexuality and budget, whether they want to see my exclusive fetish content, get modelling or beauty advice, or simply join an exclusive club they can access anytime they have an internet connection for a little escape from the outside world- under whatever name they like. Anitadebauch.com will be opening its books for members in 2015, and everyone is welcome. To stay updated, please subscribe to my blog: anitadebauch.blogspot.com. You can also stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram- my handle is always AnitaDeBauch. |

 

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