Once upon a time, there was this fresh face pinup model called Roxie Roulette. She modeled for events, reproduction brands and make up artists, but eventually she jacked it all in, and vowed to never to it again. She grew up to be me.
Occasionally though along comes a company that manages to twist my arm and we collaborate. This summer I worked with Di Brooks of Outerlimitz to have a mini shoot at the Rockabilly Rave alongside Miss Jessica Holly, and then I was approached by the absolutely divine Eeva to be the face of her company, Splendette, for the winter range.
Splendette has become the go to, one stop shop for reproduction, mid-century jewellery. Since being launched in 2014, Eeva has enthused her passion for 1950s fashion with her background in fashion design to create stunning lines of bangles, brooches and bling. I’ve always been a fan and it was an absolute honour to be asked to participate in a shoot, especially for such incredible sparkles! (If you know me, you know I am a big fan of anything sparkly. Magpie, much!)
Now, I won’t lie, it has been a long while since I did a studio shoot, and I hadn’t done anything that wasn’t cheesecake pinup for even longer, so I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t get back into the swing of things. Luckily, I was in safe hands, with Jimmy (of Jimmy Image, Bristol) who was amazing at guiding me into poses and getting me into that resting-bitch-face mood.
I cannot sum up how much I enjoyed this whole experience. Does this mean that I will step back in front of the lense more frequently? I’m not sure yet. It is something I would consider because it was a lot of fun, and working with such a variety of companies I had admired for such a long time was absolutely fantastic. Maybe just watch this space…
Photographer: Jimmy Image
Lingerie: What Katie Did
Headwear: Alternate Normality
Harnesses: Malice Lingerie