Photo by Michele Muerte
Ivy D'Muerta is a Los Angeles-based model. She has been published in publications such as FHM, Inked Girls Magazine, and Inked Magazine.
Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in modeling?
Ivy D'Muerta: I first entered modeling when I was about 13 years old, I landed a Manager and Agent but quickly cut away from the contract. I was too young and insecure about my body and knew it would be tumultuous if I continued.
Fast forward a few years and I “accidentally” fell into modeling again when a friend of mine asked me to help her with her college photography assignment and if I would pose some pinup shots for her. I agreed, and from those simple photographs I began to get hired by a few small retro inspired clothing companies. Seven years later I now am able to make a living from modeling and it has given me so many wonderful opportunities and learning experiences.
Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine you came across that made you want to become a model?
Ivy D'Muerta: I actually wanted to continue modeling after doing it for a couple friends of mine who were in school to get their degree in photography. I had too much fun on set, creating the setting, creating the wardrobe and the hair and makeup styles to go with it. It is like living your imagination out in real life, I will never tire of that.
Photo by Michele Muerte
Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand out from others?
Ivy D'Muerta: So many things set each model apart from another, each has their own individual looks and styles… But styles. An individual style, one that shows that there is a confidence there. Where the statement underneath all else screams “this is me, this is who I am, and I’m not changing that for anything.”
Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?
Ivy D'Muerta: I’m tall, I’m 5’10” with a nice hourglass figure.
Photo by Riley Kern Studio
Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes?
Ivy D'Muerta: I absolutely love a perfectly structured and fitted ensemble. Whether it’s a gown, a badass jacket and jeans, or even a simple shift or shorts. Structure in my wardrobe is a must have. I like the clean, strong lines and the utter feminity it brings by showing off my curves just right.
Sinical Magazine: From a model's perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?
Ivy D'Muerta: From a model’s perspective, I think great lighting is the absolute most important aspect from any photograph. Whether a model is in it or not, perfectly set (natural or artificial) light and shadow are what truly makes an image. Personally, I love photos of models where you can see at least a hint of raw emotion. Something there shouting out through all the fluff or grime, speaking volumes to the viewer.
Photo by Steve Prue
Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?
Ivy D'Muerta: Metal and Classical are daily listens. I work for Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal so I absolutely am surrounded by my favorite genre of music each day. As a child I played the flute and was even a guest for the Disney Orchestra at the age of 11. I feel an open mind to music is an open mind to the world, and to truly appreciate music in it’s entirety one must be open to listening to as many genres as possible. I enjoy jazz, punk, classic rock, rockabilly, the old crooners, opera, etc.
Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what else do you like to do for fun?
Ivy D'Muerta: I love camping! I’m an outdoors enthusiast and a bit of an adenaline junkie so when I’m not modeling or dong radio or TV stuff I’m out finding aventures. Hiking, skydiving, practicing Muay Thai, watching hockey (life long hockey fan, especially for the LA Kings!), camping, whatever comes up I’m usually down to try it or experience it at least once. Hell, my first job was working back country in the Yosemite National Park at the age of 15. I’m ready to travel the world!
Photo by Steve Prue
Sinical Magazine: What's up next for you?
Ivy D'Muerta: Prepare to see/hear more of me on Sirius XM Liquid Metal later this year! I don’t aim to stop and I’m working hard to land a hosting job traveling and showing viewers different cultures, music and the importance of both along with a dash of science!
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