Monday, 22 December 2014

Interview: Zhenya Merrick (Sinical Nylons)

 

Photography by Marina Lin
Clothing: Kissme


Zhenya Merrick is a Saint Petersburg, Russia-based model. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical Nylons. Print copies can be purchased here.


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

Zhenya Merrick: I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia where I am currently located. The day I was born was 02/02/1985.

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?

Zhenya Merrick: It was Helmut Newton’s photography and Bizarre Magazine. I got impressed by dark noir romance and black and white sexieness of the photos.

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

Zhenya Merrick: It was three years ago. I had some problems in my life with my health, mood and so on. So I tried a different way and became a model. Pin-up and fetish modelling is attractive for me because it makes a great mixture of retro classics and modern sexy rebels.

 

 

 

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

Zhenya Merrick: Strong character, natural beauty and great communicative skills. And possitive attitude.

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

Zhenya Merrick: I think the most important aspect of photo is harmony of people and things in the photo. The model should be the part of the picture, feeling the mood of the shooting.

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

Zhenya Merrick: Every shooting is a great adventure for me. Meeting new people, visiting different places, travelling. Thanks all people who I had met and worked with. You are doing great work. Keep it on.

 


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

Zhenya Merrick: I have two fetishes: high heels and tight corsets.

Sinical Magazine: The theme of this issue is nylons. What is the appeal of nylons to you?

Zhenya Merrick: Nylons are beautiful lingerie. They are strong, fitting good. Besides nylon lingerie is excellent way to express yourself, to make your style individual.

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Zhenya Merrick: Height 163 cm. 84-58-86 cm, cup B.

 


Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Zhenya Merrick: 5 or 6 US. Just between these two numbers.

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

Zhenya Merrick: I listen to heavy and black metal music (Darkthrone, Sodom, Vlad Tepes, Black Witchery), sometimes GG Allin and old school 70s occult rock. I have a huge collection of CDs and often attend metal shows and concerts.

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

Zhenya Merrick: Historical adventure literature is the most interesting to me at the moment. I am reading now Hondo by Louis L’Amour.

 

 

 

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

Zhenya Merrick: I have very little time for fun because of my work. So when it happens I listen to music or visit my good old friends for parties. I am a huge fan of Western movies. I can watch them all day long.

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

Zhenya Merrick: I am going to take dancing lessons and become a burlesque performer. Also I am ready to travel. If you want to book me be free to write This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for collaboration. Thanks for your questions. |

 

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Interview: Romanie Smith (Sinical Nylons)

 

Doll House Photography - www.dollhousephotography.co.uk

MUAH: Zanett

Lingerie: What Katie Did - www.whatkatiedid.com

 

Romanie Smith is a London-based model. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical Nylons. Print copies can be purchased here


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

Romanie Smith: I was born on the 1st of December in 1994. I was born in Colchester, Essex. I lived in Canary Wharf for a short while last year which I loved, but have returned to my home town Halstead which is about an hour from London and 20 minutes from Stansted Airport which is convenient for travelling.

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?

Romanie Smith: I didn’t intend to become a model at all, I was approached by a local photographer named Dan Tidswell. He invited me to come and test with him. That was just over a year ago and it’s been a whirlwind ever since.

 

 

Sinical Mahazine: Who are some models/or actresses that have inspired you?

Romanie Smith: I’d never really thought about it until I started modelling. I love all the old blonde bombshells, such as Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, and even the more modern icons like Gwen Stefani and Madonna. They have a look I’ve always admired.

Sinical Magazine: How does the city of London inspire you?

Romanie Smith: I love London. It’s a very diverse city renowned for it’s talent. It’s consistently exciting and edgy. It embraces all things new and a huge spectrum of people and personalities in one place. London has so much inspiration to offer. The city is full of energy and alternative people from all over the world who are so accepting of creativity. It’s never restricted by a single way of thinking.

 


Sinical Magazine: Where are some places you’ve visited for shoots? Which place did you like the most?

Romanie Smith: I’ve travelled around most of Europe and I’m in the process of planning my first trip to the USA and the Middle East which I’m really excited about. So far I guess my favourite place has to be the South of France as I’ve made so many good friends there.

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

Romanie Smith: I’d say that probably the most interesting shoot took place in the South of France. I was working with the wonderfully talented Nath Sakura and we were shooting the Halloween collection for a designer called Patrice Catanzaro. We went to a very famous haunted house region in the South of France to shoot the images, but when we got there and set up, we started having trouble with the equipment. We managed to take a few images, then none of the lights or generators would work. After trying to make things work for quite some time, we ended up having to come back to studio to work and surprisingly all of the equipment worked immediately! We found an alternative location the next day.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: Do you prefer to shoot indoors or outdoors?

Romanie Smith: Indoors, I get cold very quickly! Unless of course, it’s in a warm climate, but this hasn’t happened for me yet! When I first started modelling, I was booked for a location shoot and had to wear a crop top and pair of hotpants. IN THE SNOW! Just no!

Sinical Magazine: The theme of this issue is nylons. What is the appeal of nylons to you?

Romanie Smith: There is nothing sexier than wearing nylons. I think the appeal is the same as unwrapping a present. When you’ve seen one naked body you’ve seen them all, but it’s like getting a birthday present all wrapped up in paper and ribbons. There’s as much excitement in unwrapping the present as there is with the present itself. They are sexy because they only show a bit of flesh, not everything. Also men are suckers for them.

 


Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite brands of nylons?

Romanie Smith: My favourite brands are What Katie Did, Gio Stockings and Secrets in Lace. They have a real vintage look about them and all are wonderful quality. They are so sheer and have a sheen to them that other brands just don’t have. I wear a lot of nylons while shooting and always use one of these brands for a really quality and authentic look.

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

Romanie Smith: I’ve never been much of a reader until recently. I read mainly when I’m travelling. I’ve just read Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson which I really enjoyed and I’m really excited to see they are about to make this into a film starring Nicole Kidman. I also love Kendall Ryan, I’m currently reading the Filthy Beautiful Lies series. It’s awesome.

 



Sinical Magazine: What are your goals for 2015?

Romanie Smith: I really want to come to America and do a tour. I have some plans in motion. I’ll be there sooner rather than later, and I there are a whole host of photographers I’d like to work with. To be honest, plans seem to be made very quickly in this business. |


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Sinical #17 (Winter 2015)

Cover option A - 

Model: Miss Miranda - http://www.miss-miranda.com

Photographer: www.MSDProd.com

Corset: Deadly Girls

Lingerie: Agent Provocateur

Gloves: Lux Tenebrae


Sinical #17 featuring: Miss Miranda, October Divine, Alexandra Snow, Cassidy Rose, Anita De Bauch, and Sanna Akiico. Columns by Jones Grey, Divya, and Bat Cave. Coming art by Scott Tauser

8.25" x 10.75." 48 pages. Perfect-bound. To be released: 01/06/2015.

 

Cover option B -

Model: October Divine - www.octoberdivine.co.uk

My Boudoir Photography - www.myboudoir.co.uk

Latex: Fetasia Latex - www.fetasialatex.com

MuAH - Sarah Elliott


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October Divine cover - Australia - 19.47 AUD + shipping

October Divine - Europe - 12.77 EUR + shipping
*There will be an additional shipping charge if your order exceeds $3.99 in shipping.

 

Preview images:

 

Model: Anita De Bauch - www.anitadebauch.com

Adam Robertson Photography - www.adamrobertson.co.uk

Lingerie: Playful Promises - www.playfulpromises.com


Model/Make-up/Styling: Alexandra Snow - http://alexandrasnow.com/

Photography: Laura Dark - http://lauradark.net

Corset, garters, gloves: What Katie Did 


Model: Cassidy Rose - www.facebook.com/cassidyroseofficial

Photography by Vanessa Marie

Make-up and hair by Ilka von Forstner 

Outfits by Royal Black Couture & Corsetry & Wonderland 13


Model: Sanna Akiico - www.nocturnalagency.com

Photography by Felicia Püschl - http://feliciapuschl.com 

Make up & Hair by Elin Mårtensson - http://elinhang.com

 

Interview: Siren

 

Monochrome Set Photography - www.monochromeset.co.uk

Stockings: GIO - www.giostockings.com

Garter belt: www.nylonz.com

 

Siren is a Norwich, England-based model. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical Nylons. Print copies can be purchased here

 

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

Siren: I was originally born in Kent in England, but moved to Norwich at around the age of three. I fell into a hot scolding bath and got major burns, so Norwich it was.

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?

Siren: First magazine was called Sugar magazine when I was very young. Loved it as a kid. To be honest it was other people, mainly my step- father, who pushed me into modelling. Now I love it!

 

 

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

Siren: I can’t really remember how or when, but I just remember doing my first bondage shoot, which was more on the acting side and I loved that too. Then it just went from there really.

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

Siren: For a model to stand out is all about her presence! Oh and the eyes!

 

 

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

Siren: I find it hard as I also do photography. I suppose from a model’s point of view, giving the picture as much as possible. It’s about portraying the attitude, character or whatever look you are trying to achieve for the photo.

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

Siren: My clothing fetishes are leather jeans, leather jackets and latex! I was given my first leather jacket at 13 by my mum and from then on I loved leather!

 

 


Sinical Magazine: The theme of this issue is nylons. What is the appeal of nylons toyou?

Siren: I think nylons give a very sexy edge to what can be a very boring set of underwear. Plus I love how they feel.

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Siren: 32.26.32.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Siren: Shoe size can differ on brand. So either 4-5.

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

Siren: I have a very eclectic taste in music. There is so much to love. I hate boy bands or girls bands! Just awful.

 

 


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

Siren: Besides modelling I love photography! Oh and I love Polaroid photography too. It’s so much fun doing Polaroid stuff.

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

Siren: I have a new film out on DVD on October 27 called Legacy of Thorn - get it quick! Plus I’ll be filming in November for a new feature, which will be amazing. Keep an eye out for my photography also. Goldie Locks Photography. |


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