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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please Introduce yourself?

MLC: Bonjour! My name is Miss Liz Cherie… I’m the french pin-up sensation! I’m designed as the reference in Pin-up/Kustom Kulture in France…I’m just so honored about that!!!

MW: Where are you from?

MLC: I come from Paris, but I live since a few month in the south (In Toulouse).

MW: What made you want to become a model?

MLC: By passion! The fifties is my way of life since ten years… It’s like a wave that had picked me up, and I just never came back!!! For me, modeling is a form of art for recreate this period and his imagery.

MW: When did you decide you want to be a pinup model?

MLC: I did not decide in fact… I had this style, pin-up look, also… someone ask me to modeling for a shooting… for a fashion show…I have appreciate that so much that I never stopped! The people I have met so far have been so friendly! That’s what I like most in my job, meeting peoples! Photographers and peoples in general…! That’s why I work so often on festivals and trade fair.

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MW: When was your first pinup modeling session?

MLC: It was 3 years ago, I was modeling for one of the best “pin up” photographer in France, Eve Saint Ramon… who has become instantly a real friend! So, we did the shoot so naturally, it was a great day! We had so much fun!

MW: What city is your favorite to model in?

MLC: I love moving a lot, because my favorites shooting are on locations… you could find some awesome places everywhere!!! That’s something I appreciate a lot from modeling…traveling!

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MW: Who is your favorite photographer?

MLC: Not an easy question… I would say Erwin Olaf, because of the estheticism and the strength of his pictures, but not represents the kustom and rockabilly culture… so I must add Roy Varga and Shannon Brooke 😉

MW: What are some magazines you have done shoots for?

MLC: I’m published very often in fact… I could quote for France “Grazia”, “Glamour”, “Le parisien”, “Madame Figaro”, “Kustom”, “Powerglide”, “Nitro”, “Inked”,and for others countries Milkcow (UK), Drive-in (USA), Classy Keen Magazine (USA), Zoom.nl (Holland)…

MW: Who do you want to be the most like?

MLC: I don’t wish to be like anyone else, I just want to be me 😉

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MW: Who is your inspiration when you model?

MLC: I take my inspiration from the fabulous movies stars of the 40s and 50s I admire so much… Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Liz Taylor, Marilyn, Gene Tierney, Barbara Stanwyck…

And from all the pin-up imagery of this period (Elvgren, Varga…)

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MW: Who is your favorite pinup model?

MLC: I should say all the pin-ups painted by Gil Elvgren, because that’s really what pin-up are!!! Some sexy girls, but “more”: more curves, more lips, more legs, more hair… that’s my definition of what a pin-up is! An idealistic version of a glamorous woman…

MW: What do you have coming up?

MLC: I’m preparing a big collaboration soon… but I don’t want to talk about it, I’m quite superstitious… I prefer show it when it’s done!!! So…keep eyes open 😉

MW: What would you like to say in closing?

MLC: Thank you for this interview! I just want to say to everybody: live your life as you really want to! Life is so short, just follow your heart!!! Not your head.

Style: "70's look"

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?
SVW: Aloha! My name is Sabina Vön Wonderländ (22 years old) and a German Pinup & alternative Model.

MW: Where are you from?
SVW: I come from the small town of “Saarland” in Germany.

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MW: What made you want to become a model?
SVW: It was happenstance. My mother wanted professional photos of me. That was 2007. One of those photos was published in a local magazine. Photographer saw my picture and asked me to shoot for. I enjoy this. So I widen this.

MW: When did you decide you want to be a pinup model?
SVW: That was 2009. I apply oneself more than more the good old 50´s and the charming Pinup girls. My admiration was bigger and bigger, so I decided to be photographed as an Pin Up girl.

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MW: When was your first pinup modeling session?
SVW: I remember that very well. That was October 2010, a few days after my birthday.

MW: What city is your favorite to model in?
SVW: It’s difficult. There are so many great photographers in so many cities.

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MW: Who is your favorite photographer?
SVW: Among my personal photographers are all my favorite Photographers, because each/every photograph in its own way and leaves me constantly amazed, what pages they like to discover me.

Otherwise Shannon Brooke. (:

MW: What are some magazines you have done shoots for?
SVW: Saar – Scene (Germany), Freeway Magazine (France), Newspaper… so on

MW: Who do you want to be the most like?
SVW: Bettie Page. She was the most beautiful woman that ever lived on earth. That is my opinion.

MW: Who is your inspiration when you model?
SVW: Bettie Page. She is the most adorable and attractive woman ever.

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MW: Who is your favorite pinup model?
SVW: Bettie Page! Who else?

MW: What do you have coming up?
SVW: At first I hope that my shootings goes on, I get great opportunities and chances. It would be great, if my fans and I find me in magazines and / or websites, etc.. We’ll see what happens.

MW: What would you like to say in closing?
SVW: First I want to thank you for your interest to me and my work, Mike. Then, A big thanks to all the people who support me and my work! A big thanks to my fans on Facebook, who always like my photos and my page! I hope that the people still support me and my passion, so I can keep doing modeling. Thank you!

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?

BC: Hello, kittens. My secret spy code name (okay, stage name) is Butch Cassidy, and I often use that name for my pinup photos online so potential employers (and mother in laws!) can’t find them so easily. My real name is Devon, and I’m a photographer, wanna-be cryptozologist, burlesque performer, tinkerer, ocean-lover, and sometimes model.

MW: Where are you from?
BC: I’m from Spokane, Washington, and currently live in Seattle with my handsome husbear and our pets.

MW: What made you want to become a model?
BC: I started art modeling back in art school. I have a degree in photography, and was always using my friends to model for my photos, and it felt like good karma to pay that favor back when asked of me. I started modeling in fine art and conceptual shoots. Also, I took a lot of self portraits. A LOT. I was always around when I had an idea for a photo shoot, ya know?

It feels odd to call myself a model, actually. It’s certainly not the first adjective I ascribe myself, or even the tenth. I feel like saying “Oh, I’m a model, don’t you know?” takes away credit from the people who dedicate much more time and money to their look than I do. Can I say I’m a photographer’s muse? Or art model? There, I like “art model” better. My brother is an actual model. Like, is ridiculously-good-looking-and-gets-paid-to-be-photographed kind of model. HE’S a model; I do this for fun. If anyone gave me the confidence to get in front of a camera, it was my brother.

MW: When did you decide you want to be a pinup model?
BC: I started pinup modeling after I became a burlesque performer. I worked with Pasties & Paddles burlesque in Spokane for many years, and got very used to and comfortable with a lot of people seeing me wearing very little. When a photographer I knew from the scene asked if I’d like to do some pinup work with him, I took a chance and said yes. I’m so glad I did.

MW: When was your first pinup modeling session?
BC: My first pinup session was with Gregg Summers back in 2011. I loved his work and was so flattered when he asked if I’d be interested to model.

MW: What city is your favorite to model in?
BC: I’ve only modeled in the one- Spokane! So it’s my favorite by default. Now that I live in Seattle, I want to make connections here and work with some photographers in this area.

MW: Who is your favorite photographer?
BC: My favorite famous photographers are Annie Leibovitz and Sally Mann. Annie is a genius when it comes to making portraits look effortless, and Sally photographed her children in such an intimate and loving way that I just want to cry when I see them.

My favorite photographer to work with is Gregg Summers. Seriously, that man is a genius. His technical skill and attention to detail are phenomenal, of course. But he’s so good to work with: patient, kind, and supportive. He always puts up with me when I want to try a bizarre pose, he isn’t afraid to roll around in the dirt when we work outdoors, and he encourages me to see myself as beautiful, even if I don’t always feel it. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gregg-Summers-Photography/285241618176872

MW: What are some magazines you have done shoots for?
BC: I haven’t shot for a specific magazine yet, but some of my photographers have submissions being reviewed now, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

MW: Who do you want to be the most like?
BC: There isn’t one person, of course. I want my husband’s intelligence and perseverance. I want my dad’s sense of self, my mom’s grace, and my brother’s humor. I want Rachel Weisz’s and Monica Bellucci’s and Sarah Shahi’s beauty. I want Margaret Thatcher’s confidence and power, and Teddy’ Roosevelt’s history and mustache.

MW: Who is your inspiration when you model?
BC: I think about emotions or scenarios more than people when I need inspiration. Pre-shoot inspiration often comes from browsing vintage pinup drawings and photos, as well as the great, late burlesque performers of yore. But truthfully, I’m not thinking about other models when I’m being photographed- I’m thinking about sex.

MW: Who is your favorite pinup model?
BC: My absolute favorite model is one of my favorite people: Anne Marie Anemia. She is so very beautiful in a classic, genre-defying way. She’s also very self-possessed and confident, which are hugely sexy qualities, and come through in her shoots. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her frequently, and the privilege of being her friend. http://www.facebook.com/GutterCouture

I think that Kato and Lauren WK are fantastically beautiful women and pinup models, and it’s no wonder they get paid to do what they do! http://www.facebook.com/steampunkato?ref=ts&fref=ts and http://www.facebook.com/MsLaurenWK

MW: What do you have coming up?
BC: A few of my photographers have submitted some of our work together to a few magazines, and I can’t wait to see if we’re accepted! I’ll be back in Spokane shortly and am going to do more work with Gregg (!), and I’m currently networking to find some Seattle photographers to work with.

MW: What would you like to say in closing?
BC: Ladies: you are beautiful. (This applies to gents who want to model, too, actually!) Don’t ever think you’re not pretty enough or skinny enough or curvy enough or tall enough to pale enough or tanned enough or ANYTHING enough to be a pinup model. Everybody is beautiful, and every person is turned on by something different. In this industry, there’s a niche for every type and every look, I promise. But the first person who needs to think you’re beautiful is you. If you don’t believe it, your viewers won’t, either. So love yourself, and get your gorgeous behind in front of a camera if you want.

Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?
TR: Hi my name is Trisha alias Trisha Rockabilly.

MW: Where are you from?
TR: I’m from the Czech Republic, living in a small town on the outskirts of Prague

MW: What made you want to become a model?
TR: I unexpectedly won the competition young model. I was14 years old my mother signed up.
I was one of those high skinny girl with long blond hair…Afterwards was a problem with my piercing and tattoo…did not like Discrimination!

MW: When did you decide you wanted to be a pinup model?
TR: Since I was a little girl, I liked Madonna’s look “Marilyn”… it would probably start.

MW: When was your first pinup modeling session?
TR: I don’t remember…few years before.

MW: What city is your favorite to model in?
TR: Every city has its charms.

MW: Who is your favorite photographer?
TR: Myself I cannot decide…but I like alternative, retro-style and idea shoot in wonderland.

MW: What are some magazines you have done shoots for?
TR: Last time tattoo magazine from Germany – my tattoo hope.

MW: Who do you want to be the most like?
TR: keep calm and stay true…

MW: Who is your inspiration when you model?
TR: I very like pin up by Gil Elvgren

MW: Who is your favorite pinup model?
TR: Vintage girls from the 50’s and definitely icon Marilyn.

MW: What do you have coming up?
TR: Expand horizons!

MW: What would you like to say in closing?
TR: Wish everyone happy holidays btw. Don’t forget visit my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/rockabilly.trisha
xoxo Trisha!

 

 

Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?

JS: Hi there, my name is June Storm, a fun, vivacious and outgoing mom of four. I am a dedicated health care worker and put forth 150% in everything I do.

 

MW: Where are you from?

JS: Born in Toronto, Ontario Canada, I moved to a small rural community when I was a young girl, and slowly fell in love with small town living, and I now reside in the town of Tillsonburg Ontario.

MW: What made you want to become a model?

JS: I have to be honest, when I was a young girl I never really knew I wanted to become a model. I really admired old movies and browsing through my grandparents photo album, soaking up all of the wonderful black and white photos of my grandparents love story unfold before my eyes. I really admired the beauty, style and grace of the forties, fifties and sixties. So I didn’t actually give modeling a try until I was a teenager, after some encouragement from family and friends.

It was a short lived thing though, I took part in a beauty pageant at the age of 14, dabbled in some photo sessions for a local photographer, and landed a spot in a calendar by the time I was 18, but that’s kind of where I lost interest. I focused more on other areas of my life and other interests really, not having the confidence to pursue a career in modeling.

 

MW: When did you decide you wanted to be a pinup model?

JS: After having four children, and meeting the love of my life following some catastrophic events, and discovering that we shared the same interest in Pinup, it evolved from there. I had the support and love from my family and my partner and was encouraged to give it a try. So I took the plunge and booked a photo session, a boudoir theme with a twist of Pinup (inspired by Marilyn Monroe) and gained the confidence I needed from that one shoot, to continue to dabble in the art of Pinup.

MW: When was your first pinup modeling session?

JS: It’s only been two years since I did that first photo shoot, and I have come a LONG way since then. Just in this past five months I have really fully devoted myself to Pinup modeling and have poured my heart into each and every experience with it. I am humbled by the amount of love and support I have received, and I look forward to many more incredible years and experiences with photographers and other pinup models alike. The people I have met so far have been so friendly and encouraging. It really isn’t just about the name or title of being a pinup; it’s about the lifestyle too.

 

MW: What city is your favorite to model in?

JS: I have gone as far as New Jersey and Michigan, so far to work with Viva Van Story and Dynamite Dames Photography. I have also done more local work with Intrigue Photography (www.tishajohnson.com) and most recently have booked with Dana Brushette. I long to work with other phenomenal photographers such as Shimona Henry, Redrum Collaborations, Varga Photography and Switch Blade Betties just to name a few. I actually have ”Photography to book Bucket List” lol and I fully intend to make use of it!

 

MW: Who is your favorite photographer?

JS: I can’t really say that I have a favorite, as there are so many different styles set forth in the art of Pinup by an array of different photographers, but             I can for sure say that my favorite style is Cheesecake Pinup, because it’s so fun and flirty!

MW: What are some magazines you have done shoots for?

JS: In the last few weeks I have really been on cloud nine, as I have landed publications with Delicious Dolls Magazine, Sugar Heart Magazine, American Classic Magazine, Vintage Vixens Magazine and a Month in a calendar set to be released before Christmas.

I am honored to be included in all of these fantastic magazines, and I welcome the opportunity to do so much more, including some charity work!

I have totally been over the moon with these accomplishments, and cannot wait to see what else is in store for me in the near future.  I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would ever land a spot in any magazine as a pinup model!

 

MW: Who do you want to be the most like?

JS: In this life I want to be the best that I can be. The most gracious and understanding, compassionate and fun spirited person to be around person. I admit I like to act like a bit of a clown not only on set, but in everyday life too, and I think it’s a great quality. I want to be most like me, who I am, truly and honestly….being myself and staying true to myself is one of my lifetime goals. I can find inspiration in others such as Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth but there are also so many other modern pinups I look up to. Cherry Dollface, Micheline Pitt and Sabina Kelly to name a few, but in a reality, I don’t wish to be like anyone else, I just want to be me.

 

MW: Who is your inspiration when you model?

JS: My inspiration I would have to say comes to a few different things.  I love the true beauty and Hollywood glam of Marilyn Monroe, but the sassy sexiness of Bettie Page and the poise of Rita Hayworth, but my inspiration also comes from my children.  I see them put forth 150% in everything they do and grow from each life experience and I  keep going because of them.

MW: Who is your favorite pinup model?

JS: My favorite original Pinup is Bettie Page!

 

MW: What do you have coming up?

JS: I have a really fun photo shoot scheduled with Dana Brushette that I am looking forward to, and hoping that some more publications transpire from.

 

MW: What would you like to say in closing?

JS: I want women to know that you are not defined by your clothing, your hair, your make-up or what you have. You are defined by what is inside, what drives you to be better, the things that make you tick and push you to improve in everything you do. A woman is beautiful in her confidence, her love for others and ability to do whatever she desires with poise and grace. Beauty is many things and comes in many shapes, sizes and forms. All women are beautiful……all people are beautiful.

I look forward to whatever my future holds, and only hope that I can be a positive influence and set forth change in the way other women see themselves.  Life is short, so live it to it’s fullest and give follow your dreams!  Believe in yourself first and remember that we all have the ability to be whatever or whoever we want to be.

Cheers to new adventures!

Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?

DD: Hi, my name is Dolly Darling.

MW: Where are you from?

DD: I currently live in Spokane, WA but I grew up in Southern Idaho.

MW: What made you want to become a model?

DD: I kind of fell into modeling. I hope to use it as a platform to move forward in an acting or singing career.

MW: When did you decide you want to be a pinup model?

DD: I’ve always admired pinup models, even from a young age. My dad had a beautiful collection of vintage pin up pictures in his shop.

MW: When was your first pinup modeling session?

DD: My first official “PinUp” session was with Cliff Estes last spring.

MW: What city is your favorite to model in?

DD: I have done most of my modeling in Spokane, which has a growing fashion and art scene, so I would say my favorite place is Spokane. Although I have done work in Seattle and Boise.

MW: Who is your favorite photographer?

DD: I work with so many talented photographers; I couldn’t give you a favorite. They all have their own style and take on what they do. And they are all fabulous. I have lately been working closely with Tina Valdivia of Stina Rae Photography for my PinUp work, and I love what we have come up with!

MW: What are some magazines you have done shoots for?

DD: I have yet to be published for my PinUp work, however I was published last year in the LC Fashion Blog, a local magazine, and for some work I did modeling for Vintage Fusion Jewels.

MW: Who do you want to be the most like?

DD: I don’t strive to be like anyone really. I think it’s important to be true to yourself and who you are. Everyone has their own unique look, and you excel when you embrace that difference.

MW: Who is your inspiration when you model?

DD: I’m inspired by Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren, as well as other vintage pin up artists.

MW: Who is your favorite pinup model?

DD: My favorite pinup models are Betty Paige and Marilyn Monroe, although she may not be viewed as classical Pinup. She conveyed that innocent, yet sexy image that I strive for in my own work.

MW: What do you have coming up?

DD: I just finished a set for a Holiday submission to a few magazines, so look for those. Since I also do burlesque, in February I will be on stage for a show with Pasties & Paddles Burlesque.

MW: What would you like to say in closing?

DD: I’d just like to thank you for the opportunity to share my art, and ask people to come on over to Dolly Darling Pinup on Facebook to see more, or look for Dolly Darling on Tumbler.