Monday, 19 February 2018

Ophelia Overdose Interview

Stefan Gesell (Photographer).


This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical Europe 2014. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies. Order a copy here.

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

Ophelia Overdose: I was born in Germany 24 years ago and it’s still the country that I call my home when I am not traveling. Even though it’s great to live there it’s just so exciting to broaden my horizon by seeing new places and meeting people from all over the world.

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in modeling?

Ophelia Overdose: I started modeling for fun at the age of 18 or 19 after a few photographers approached me on the street. My clothing style was very extreme at that time so it happened that I got shooting requests by both professionals and photography students every month. I’ve always been pretty interested in art, so for that reason I decided to do give it a try. At first I was not convinced, but after I organized my own photo shoots instead of modeling for somebody else’s vision, my passion was awakened.


Moritz Maibaum (Photographer). 
Royal Black (Wardrobe).
Posh Fairytale (Headdress).

Sinical Magazine: What made you want to become a model? What inspired you?

Ophelia Overdose: Well, I’ve never really seen myself as a model or performer before I got into all of that but artistic entertainment has always been a great influence to my creative projects. From my early teens I loved going to theaters, musical shows and the circus. Other artists work are always a great source of inspirations too. From paintings, to music, to everyday influences like going to a hardware store... (yes, I know hardware stores inside out. In the end, it just happened before I could even say that I wanted to become a model, I kind of already became one.

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

Ophelia Overdose: The fact is, it’s pretty difficult for me to talk about myself that way because it’s not my nature. But people say that they like the variety of looks that I can create. They like the cute girl, the diva and avant-garde lady and all the other characters. Even though all the costumes, sets and stylings are so different from each other, I still have my signature look, and people seem to like it.


Moritz Maibaum (Photographer). 
Royal Black (Wardrobe).
Posh Fairytale (Headdress).


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

Ophelia Overdose: From a models perspective it’s definitely the most important thing to stay professional. Even if you are not in the best mood because no ones life is perfect it’s important to amaze every single person on set. In general it’s hard for me to answer this question as I am usually the model, make-up artist, hair stylist, wardrobe stylist/designer and art direction in one person. It basically means that I carry the responsibility and I know that people trust in me. That’s fantastic because I just love my job and it’s great when people want to have me around. Therefore the most important aspect is that there is a lot of love and passion involved.

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Ophelia Overdose: My measurements are 85cm - 59cm - 90cm (which is 33,5’’ - 23,5’’ - 35,5’’)


Moritz Maibaum (Photographer). 
Royal Black (Wardrobe).
Posh Fairytale (Headdress).


Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Ophelia Overdose: My shoe size is US 7.5 / UK 5 and European 38.

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

Ophelia Overdose: Well, for a photoshoot it’s usually the more extreme the better. I love the craziest haute couture dresses and I love extremely creative wearable art. Materials doesn’t matter but it needs to be something really inspiring to me. In private life I love vintage clothing mixed with fashion that I’ve made myself or that I bought while traveling. I am such a sucker for XXL necklaces and flowery headbands.


Klaus Prockl (Photographer).

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

Ophelia Overdose: Various. Really depends how I feel and what time it is. 50’s in the morning, pop or alternative music during the day and dance or electronic music at night.

Sinical Magazine: What is the alt/fetish scene like in your city?

Ophelia Overdose: We’ve got quite a lot of parties and unique events around. It’s all about having fun, dancing and dressing up. There is always a chance to get to know new people if you want to.

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

Ophelia Overdose: I love to meet up with friends in restaurants, bars or the cinema. Cocktail bars and Italian gourmet restaurants are my favorites. Moreover I am a passionate cook myself. Vegetarian, vegan and raw food recipes are what I do best. Christmas is so close that I enjoy visiting a Christmas market for some glogg and candy with my beloved ones. In case this is just a European tradition you should look up for ‘Christkindlesmarkt’ on google. Pictures speak more than a thousand words.

Sinical Magazine: What’s up next for you?

Ophelia Overdose: I just got back from traveling Europe and North America. Therefore I am going to take care of my wig, costume and corset collection besides modeling. The merchandising section in my shop ( got a lot new arrivals like posters, greeting cards and such. I am also promoting my 2014 calendar while preparing upcoming projects that I have to keep under wraps. I update my blog regularly and talk about all the things exciting and new.

Instagram: @ophelia_overdose

Twitter: @miss_overdose


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