October Divine is an internationally published UK freelance pin up model, promoter, and hair and make up stylist. This interview pictorial was feature in Sinical #17. Print copies can be purchased here.
My Boudoir Photography - www.myboudoir.co.uk
Latex: Fetasia Latex - www.fetasialatex.com
MUAH - Sarah Elliott
Sinical Magazine: How do you think the pinup/fetish modelling scene has evolved since you started modeling?
October Divine: Pinup in the UK has come a long way over the last few years, I’ve noticed a huge change since I started in how people look at Pinup and the fetish scene too. Once frowned upon however, I think the fact that ladies like BettyPaige and Tempest Storm rocked their looks back in the fifties opened peoples eyes to Pinup and fetish; that it has always been there and not just a new thing!
Sinical Magazine: Who are some models/or actresses that have inspired you in the beginning?
October Divine: I always admired and swooned over beautiful ladies of the Golden era such as Elizabeth Taylor, Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth and Jayne Mansfield and I aspired to be a real lady like them some day!
Sinical Magazine: Do you prefer to shoot indoors or outdoors?
October Divine: I don’t mind either way although it’s a lot easier to shoot indoors as you don’t have problems like privacy or people watching and taking pics with their phones plus there’s always the weather to contend with.
Sinical Magazine: This is your second shoot with Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell for Sinical. What makes her work stand apart from other photographers?
October Divine: I first worked with Nicola back in 2012, I was the first Model Nicola ever worked with which was great for both of us as we got to push the boundaries, Nicola and I often experimented with new poses and stylesÉ we became great friends and I have worked with her and Sarah Elliott MUA on many occasions since, shooting for features and covers on many publications including my calendar. In my humble opinion Nicola is one of if not THE best boudoir photographer in the UK.
Sinical Magazine: Fetish/pinup clothing wise, who are some of your favourite designers?
October Divine: That is a difficult question because there are so many designers I love!! I must admit because my assets and stats are not your regular sizes I have to have a lot of things made to measure, one of my favourite designers has to be Violets In May and for corsetry Wyte Phantom. Latex is another love of mine and the stunning set I’m wearing on the cover and feature was made for me by Fetasia Latex, some other Latex brands I love are Catalyst Latex and Blacksheep Latex who have made me some beautiful pieces over the years for shoots!
Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favourite brands of nylons?
October Divine: For me it has to be Secrets in lace and Gio. I love wearing fully fashioned Stockings and only ever wear that particular style, preferably with seams!
Sinical Magazine: Can you talk about the Pin Up Academy?
October Divine: Absolutely.... The Pinup Academy was established in 2012 by my best friend SINderella Rockafella, Si Pinup Pictures and myself, our aim was to provide a platform where we could help Models and Photographers and share our love for Pin-up.
Sinical Magazine: What kind of packages does the Pin-Up Academy offer?
October Divine: We offer most things including portfolio packages, Pinup makeovers and training for photographers and models however, our core strength is lies in producing product imagery and corporate imagery for our clients along with promotional girls and brand representation; The Pinup Academy’s Collective, our UK Pinup Dolls represent companies and brands all over the world!!
Sinical Magazine: What advice do you have for models that are just getting started?
October Divine: Create an amazing portfolio, as an amateur model it is vital to work with great photographers, their direction and creativity will pay dividends, expediting and maximising your career potential.
Sinical Magazine: What are your goals for 2015?
October Divine: Ideally I want to head out to the USA, I’m currently dealing with some heath issues but fingers crossed by the spring I will be able to take The Pinup Academy out there and tour the states!! |
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