Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sinical Europe 2015 (Limited Edition Special Issue)

Cover Option 1 -

Model: Starfucked

Belinda Bärtzner - www.belindabartzner.com

www.facebook.com/PhotographerBelindaBartzner

Corset: House of Harlot


Sinical Europe 2015 (Limited Edition Special Issue) featuring Starfucked, Dani Divine, Roswell Ivory, Psylocke, Synsthesia, and Frankii Wilde.

8.25" x 10.75." 48 pages. Perfect-bound. To be released: 12/01/2014

 

Pre-order:

 

Starfucked cover - United States - $16.00 + shipping 

 

 

Starfucked cover - Europe - 12.75 + shipping

 

 

 

Dani Divine cover - United States - $16.00 + shipping 

 

 

Dani Divine cover - Europe - 12.75 + shipping

 

 

Preview images: 

Cover option 2 -

Model: Dani Divine

My Boudoir Photography - www.myboudoir.co.uk

Latex: Westward Bound

Corset: Royal Black Couture & Corsetry

Headpiece: Elegant Curiosities


Model: Roswell Ivory

Belinda Bärtzner - www.belindabartzner.com

www.facebook.com/PhotographerBelindaBartzner


Model: Psylocke

Belinda Bärtzner - www.belindabartzner.com

www.facebook.com/PhotographerBelindaBartzner

Latex harness: Lacing Lilith Latex Couture.


Model: Synesthesia

Photography by Abaxas

Latex: Sebastian Cauchos


Model: Frankii Wilde

My Boudoir Photography - www.myboudoir.co.uk

Make-up: Michelle Sisson


Hair: Amber von Tassell

 

Interview: Nadia Choates

 

 

Photography by Danny Stygion. 

www.facebook.com/DannyStygion

MUAH: Misty Reed.

Location: The Cock and Bull Britsh Pub 

www.thecockandbullbritishpub.com

Latex: Inner Sanctum
www.innersanctumonline.com

Stockings: Gio Stockings
www.giostockings.com

 

Nadia Choates is a Houston-based model and artist. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical #16. Purchase a print copy here.


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

Nadia Choates: I was born on October 28th, 1987 in a small city by the name of Lake Charles, La. I currently reside in Houston, Texas.

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?

Nadia Choates: I have been obsessed with thinkers my whole life. I was informed at one point during a lecture in class (I think I was sixteen or so) that there were a few models who had Ivy League degrees. And having never thought much on the topic of modeling, I looked them up to see what they looked like. I was introduced to more designers I had never heard of. I saw the beauty and art in it all. I knew I wanted to join in on the fun.

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

Nadia Choates: I like to believe I don’t limit myself when it comes to modeling. Never pigeon-holing, always looking forward to trying new things. Different looks for every shoot. High fashion to cosplay to latex. I had my first latex shoot three years ago and fell in love. I’ve always loved alternative models and found their work to be more fantastical.

 

 

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

Nadia Choates: Honestly, I believe it’s the ability to disappear into whatever character you are portraying. I hear often as people look through my portfolio, “Oh, that doesn’t even look like you!” That is often the point. There are many girls that can cock a hip and throw a smile at a camera. I think the good models are true artists and understand how to make the viewer feel things.

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

Nadia Choates: Composition! But I am also an artist primarily (graduated with a BFA in Drawing /Printmaking), so I might perceive that differently, I am not sure. I believe everything else could be right in a photo, the lighting, the model, but if the composition is off, it hinders the image from reaching it’s true potential.

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

Nadia Choates: Once in Austin, I saw the bar from Death Proof whilst shooting. It was still very early on in my modeling, and I wasn’t quite as confident as I am now. I was hitting a rough patch in posing, but then I looked over and saw it. No one had told me it was there. I had a legitimate freak out moment, and smiled so big I though the sides of my lips would crack. Needless to say, I felt like a bad bitch for the rest of the shoot.



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

Nadia Choates: I love shoes and underwear. Oh gosh, especially shoes. I have a major thing for creepers and boots. (Heels have their appropriate moments). I also think a woman can be wearing something modest and be hiding a sexy body with lovely garments underneath. That idea is sooo very sexy to me. And the shoes, well, they make me feel at home. Like I can rock whatever I wear with them. A good pair of shoes makes your self-esteem rise, I believe.

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Nadia Choates: 33(a-b)/ 26/ 38.

Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Nadia Choates: Size 8-8.5 (Usually).

Sinical Magazine: Can you talk about some of your tattoos?

Nadia Choates: Currently, I have one unfinished tattoo which is my Moulin Rouge piece on my right inner arm. I am dying to get it finished. So far, it shows some promise. It’s in line to becoming my favorite art so far. I am obsessed with the movie, my favorite uncle showed it to me a long time ago when my mom wasn’t fully ok with my stepsisters and I watching it. (ya know, being about the courtisans and all). He passed a few years ago, and the tattoo commemorates one of my favorite memories with him. Many of my other tattoos are for family members (Belle’s mirror on my inner left arm for my mother, birds on my chest and lower back flower tattoo for my grandma (passed), and a compass on my right foot for my grandfather (passed). All the other ones are all for me, though.

 


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

Nadia Choates: A little bit of everything. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Black Lips (because I’m going to see them in a week) and Tove Lo. I’ve been feeling some local scenes, too. Everyone should check out “We Are Computers” out of Houston, Texas as well as “Mad Maude and the Hatters.”

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

Nadia Choates: I just finished “The Second Sex” by Simone de Beauvoir. A few of the books I just cannot live without: “Nausea” by Jean-Paul Sartre, “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman, “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, “Wicked” by Gregory Maguire, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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

Nadia Choates: I work on art commissions and teach painting, which are jobs, but I think they’re fun. My boyfriend is in a band (We Are Computers) and I go out and see them as well as lots of other local acts whenever I have the time. I drink with friends, go to art shows, museums. Try to take over the world. You know, the usual.

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

Nadia Choates: I have been dipping my toe into creative designs for other shoots and I think I may just have a bigger one coming up soon with lots of tattoed ladies. Keep your eyes peeled! |

 

Tumblr- omgoshpanache.tumblr.com

http://www.facebook.com/nadiathemodelduh

 

Like Sinical on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sinicalmag

Follow Sinical on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sinicalmag

http://sinicalmag.tumblr.com


 

Interview (2014): Courtney Crave

 

Photography by Sergei Rodionov
www.rodionovsergei.com

MUAH: Tiinia Auler
Latex: Baby Loves Latex
Corsets: Puimond
Location: Red Light Lounge

 

Courtney Crave  is a Dallas, Texas-based model and burlesque performer. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical #16. Print copies can be purchased here.

 

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

Courtney Crave: I was born in Naples, Italy on March 9th and raised in Germany. I currently live in Dallas but consider Heidelberg, Germany my home town. 

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

Courtney Crave: I was inspired by the images of who I consider the great original fetish models in the scene; Darenzia, Emily Marilyn, Ruby Luster, and of course Angela Ryan. 

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in alt modeling?

Courtney Crave: I was hanging out at a local Goth club 9 years ago and had a few photographers approach me about modeling. Some legit, some not so legit. I started as a bondage model. I met Angela and we became best friends really quickly and she introduced me to many key people in the scene. She would loan me wardrobe and recommend me to photographers, I really wouldn’t be here without her. 

 

 

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

Courtney Crave: Innovative posing and control/awareness of their bodies.

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

Courtney Crave: I assess the entire photo from framing to lighting to styling to posing and facial expressions. From the perspective of a model, most would probably focus on how they appear in the photo. 

Sinical Magazine: How do you think the alt/fetish modeling scene has evolved since you started?

Courtney Crave: It seems that now it’s easier to become a model. Social media and technology allows people to explore things and expose themselves in ways that you couldn’t really before. You used to have to pick up a copy of Marquis or Bizarre or Skin Two to see your favorite fetish/alt models and now all you have to do is type “alt model” into google and you’re inundated with images. The term “alt” seems to be used to refer to models who are modified in some way whether it be tattoos, piercings, funky hair, etc. when it used to just apply to models who were alternative in nature (not mainstream) but didn’t necessarily have any mods.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: Besides being a model, you also perform at fetish and burlesque events. What has inspired some of your routines?

Courtney Crave: My inspiration typically comes through music. I’ll hear a song that resonates with me in some way and I’ll create a routine based on the lyrics or message. For my “Love is Blindness” routine I perform the entire act blindfolded and for “Sympathy for the Devil” I crawl out of a coffin with 8-inch horns and do contortion work. 

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

Courtney Crave: I’m an avid reader, primary of horror and sci-fi. If I’m not traveling I can typically be found doing yoga or pole fitness.

 

 

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

Courtney Crave: I have a very eclectic taste and listen to everything from The Rolling Stones to Abba to IAMX to The Cramps to Mozart.  My current fave is Hozier.

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

Courtney Crave: I co-produce the Dallas Fetish Ball every year. This year it’s November 13-15. It’s one of the largest fetish events in Texas and we get some really great performers that come out.  This year our headliner is crowd favorite Rubberdoll. I’m really excited for it. After that I’m off to New Zealand for a suspension event.

 

www.courtneycrave.com

www.facebook.com/GermanDreamGirl

www.twitter.com/CourtneyCrave 

 

Like Sinical on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sinicalmag

Follow Sinical on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sinicalmag

http://sinicalmag.tumblr.com

 

Interview (2014): Angela Ryan

 

Photography by Sergei Rodionov
www.rodionovsergei.com

MUAH: Ladonna Stein
Latex: Baby Loves Latex
Corsets: Puimond
Location: Red Light Lounge


Angela Ryan is a Dallas, Texas-based model and burlesque performer. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical #16. Print copies can be purchased here


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

Angela Ryan: I was born in Dallas, TX on July 7th. I’m a Cancer with a Taurus moon and Taurus rising, born in the year of the monkey.

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

Angela Ryan: I began reading Skin Two in high school and it highly influenced me. The work of Bob Carlos Clark, Steve Diet Goedde, and Cristophe Mourthe made me want to become a fetish model.

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in alt modeling?

Angela Ryan: My first official photo shoot was in 2000, it was a topless bondage shoot. There was no easing into the scene with me; I just dove in head first. And I’ve never looked back.

 


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

Angela Ryan: Creativity with styling and wardrobe and willingness to do their own thing and not just follow the crowd.

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

Angela Ryan: To me, I’m a stickler for details in makeup, hair, and wardrobe. I think it’s also important to work with a photographer who has a vision as well.

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

Angela Ryan: I have a great story that involves both of us. Once we were shooting bondage clips at my dad’s house while he was out. Courtney was tied up naked on the floor with a gag in her mouth while I was filming. Without warning my Dad comes in through the front door and sees us and says nothing, just heads straight upstairs. We were freaking out not knowing how he would react. He then came downstairs in red leather pants and asked Courtney, who couldn’t talk because of the gag, if the pants were okay for his date that evening. All she could do was shake her head no while I stood there in horror holding the video camera. He went back upstairs and put on a pair of black leather pants and left. Never mentioned it again.

 



Sinical Magazine: Besides being a model, you also perform at fetish and burlesque events. What has inspired some of your routines?

Angela Ryan: It can be anything. Sometimes it’s a song, sometimes it’s a costume piece, and sometimes it’s a certain theme. Inspiration comes in many forms. My “Do You Wanna Touch Me There” routine where I cut my pantyhose off myself was inspired by my encasement work with photographer Perry Gallagher and Yasmin Ling.

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

Angela Ryan: I read old Hollywood biographies and true crime. Courtney has gotten me into yoga. I love to go out with friends and dance all night long at The Church in Dallas.

 


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

Angela Ryan: My favorite bands include Jane’s Addiction, Suede, The Legendary Pink Dots, and Lana Del Rey.

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

Angela Ryan:  You can find me at the Dallas Fetish Ball (Nov. 15th); I’ve been every year since its inception. |

 

www.angelaryan.com

www.facebook.com/MissAngelaRyan

www.twitter.com/angelaryan

 

Like Sinical on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sinicalmag

Follow Sinical on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sinicalmag

http://sinicalmag.tumblr.com

 

Interview: MADmoiselle Méli H

Lavina Lane Photography.


MADmoiselle Méli H is an alternative designer, model, and artist. 


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

MADmoiselle Méli: I was born in 1984 in Germany and at the moment I live in Paris/France.

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?

MADmoiselle Méli: I never wanted to become a model, because in the past I never felt like a model. As today, I see mee as artist of many talents and not really as model. It's only a part of my job. That doesn't mean I don't do it with passion. I love it to be in front of a camera, to act, to feel special. When I'm doing it, I'm totally in, but yeah: when I was 17 I was asked to model, and I did it. And it was like tasting blood. Since 2002 I started to become a alternative model in gothic/fantasy. Since 2009 I'm also into the neo-Victorian/steampunk modeling. Now I'm 30 and since 4 years I start to concentrate more into my design brand, which has also the name MADmoiselle Méli.

 

Photo: Eye-Dex Pictures. Model/MuHa/clothes/accessoires/nerfgun: MADmoiselle Méli. Goggles: Steampunk Warenhaus.


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

MADmoiselle Méli: I started modeling in 2002. But I do less pin-up in the traditional way, more into steampunk/victorian pin-up. And the only fetish is wearing a corset. My record was a 46cm (18,1") but I had to stop because of health problems. 

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

MADmoiselle Méli: Not only a beautiful face or a good body makes you a good model (I mean, look at me. I'm not fitting in the standart model-look, because I'm really curvy and I really hate sports.). You should have a lot of charisma.. And last but not least: Be a good actor but always stay yourself. That means: If you become a "role" in front of the camera, play it authentically, and try different facial expressions. And it's like in other kind of arts... If you find your own personal style, you should remain true to your style!

 

Lavina Lane Photography

 

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

MADmoiselle Méli: Good question. I'm always searching for the spirit and soul in things, also in photographs. I wanna see storytelling in a photo. I don't take care if it's artistic or an advertisement photograph. My opinion: If a image is technically superior but the motive is not, it's not going to be a good photo. Another important aspect for me for the photo to be good is the ability (of the photographer) to have a "special eye" for the right moment. Especially in portraits: Not every person looks good in the same position. You need to find the perfect angle for every single model.

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

MADmoiselle Méli: I love corsets. I wear them now since 10 years and I can't imagine a life without them. They make me feel ladylike, sexy, like a goddess and let me travel into another time. I think that's the only fetish I have.

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

MADmoiselle Méli: At the moment: 100cm-72cm-103cm (39.4"-28.3"-40.6").

Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

MADmoiselle Méli: European 39 (uk 6, us 8,5).

 

 Photo by ufocrash. (Inspired by Charlie Chaplin's film "The Great Dictator."


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

MADmoiselle Méli: Working. Yes I really do, because I'm designer (specialized in jewelry and gemstone design BA) and I have a creative mind. I have so many things to design, so I really, really enjoy my work. There is not enough time in the day to do all the things I want to do. Beside modeling, I sew, I draw, I sculp and I craft jewelry. I also love to travel and I have a passion for very old cemeteries. This is why my favprite place in Paris is the Père Lachaise Cemetery.

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

MADmoiselle Méli: Black-/Doom-/Pagan-/Folk Metal, Neofolk.

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

MADmoiselle Méli: My favorite authors ever are Alexandre Dumas, Stephan Lawhead, Jean-Christophe Grangé, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. To write down now all the books I love, would be outside the scope of this interview. But my favorite genre is the Victorian horror, history and fantasy books crossed with some crime is always good too. At the moment I am reading a Sherlock Holmes story written by Klaus-Peter Walter.

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

MADmoiselle Méli: Yes, I work close with the designer Morrigan and we plannig a model competition. It starts on 11/06/14 and we are looking for a European alternative model (from size XS to XXXL) who will represent one of our outfits Morrigan and I will create together. For more information you should check my fb page.

http://www.facebook.com/mad.meli


Like Sinical on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sinicalmag

Follow Sinical on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sinicalmag

http://sinicalmag.tumblr.com

 

Page 1 of 88

Banner

SUBSCRIBE NOW!

Sign up for a free digital subscription to Sinical.
How many eyes has a typical feline? (ex: 1)
Name:
Email:

Sinical Magazine

Sinical Nylons

Cover model: Romanie Smith.

Doll House Photography.

Purchase a print copy here.


Sinical No. 16

Cover models: Courtney Crave & Angela Ryan.

Photo by Sergei Rodionov.

Purchase a print copy here.

Sinical on Facebook

Alchemy of England

Astraea Invade

Domina Daria

Romanie Smith

Therese Rosier Art

Dita Von Teese (model/performer) Interview

Featured interview with Dita Von Teese

Henry Rollins (photographer) Interview

rollins small 

Featured interview with: Henry Rollins

Masuimi Max (model/performer) Interview

Featured interview with: Masuimi Max

Chas Ray Krider (photographer) Interview

crk small

Featured interview with: Chas Ray Krider

Michael Hussar (painter) Interview

hussar small 

Featured interview with: Michael Hussar