Model, MUAH, and styling: Elegy Ellem
Photography: Emmelie Aslin - - www.emmelieaslin.se
Lingerie Harness: Karlina Laskowska
Corset: Lady Lucie Latex
Harness dress: Cinched Tight
Latex: Virose Affair
Shoes: Fabulously Fetish
Girdle: Dark Ladies Wear
Bra: What Katie Did
Elegy Ellem is a Stockholm, Sweden-based model. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical Nylons, Vol. 2. Print copies can be purchased here.
Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where?
Elegy Ellem: September 29th 1986 in a very small town in northest of Sweden. Reindeers and all!
Sinical Magazine: Where are you currently located?
Elegy Ellem: I now live in Stockholm. I moved to Stockholm in 2009 to pursue modeling and performing.
Sinical Magazine: What was the first fetish magazine or book that you came across?
Elegy Ellem: I´m sure I came across others before it but didn´t even realize they were fetish related, not being a fetish model yet but still having an interest in art from a young age, but I do remember Marquis as one of the first magazines I actively searched out, when I started modeling latex regularly.
Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in fetish modeling?
Elegy Ellem: I was presented to latex at a workshop. Lady Lucie Latex was the first designer latex I ever modeled, and I fell in love with the designs, the texture, how it felt and looked. Before that I didn´t even know of latex and I´d tried to mimic that shiny look with other materials. I remember even taking these laque pillow covers apart to make a shiny outfit for a shoot.
Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand apart from others?
Elegy Ellem: Interesting features, a unique face and body, but first of all, creativity. The ability to make whatever you work with into your own. A specific style that stands out just enough for people to recognize it as yours.
Sinical Magazine: What has been the most interesting thing to happen during a photo shoot?
Elegy Ellem: I did a shoot in latex and fully nude in the LA river when this police officer comes over. Usually that would get you arrested, but I managed to convince him to stay and take behind the scenes photos for me with my camera, and he even posed with me on his own camera. Shooting with Gary in New York wearing nothing but a full latex hood standing right in the middle of the street where all the commuters came out of the subway station running past me was quite exiting as well.
Sinical Magazine: How do you think the alt/fetish scene has evolved since you started modeling?
Elegy Ellem: I was very new to the scene when I started, I didn´t do much latex modeling in the beginning and wasn´t very “aware” of the scene yet. I hadn´t gone to parties or been involved in any way before I started modeling and it was all presented to me through doing catwalks for designers. It seems to me there are more and more models within the scene, and I´m sure many girls aren´t really aware of what it is that they are actually modeling. But I love that it´s a welcoming scene, for most of the time, and I´ve always felt at home and accepted by the fetish crowd from day one. I hope the new girls, and boys, coming into it now feel the same way.
Sinical Magazine: From a model’s perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?
Elegy Ellem: The overall feel and finish. I want the entire pose to compliment the styling and the scenery. I want it all to fit together perfectly and the models expression to convey a feeling suitable for the photo. I watch my modeling and photography the same way I view my drawings and paintings. It´s a work of art and art is perfect in it´s imperfections. You would never draw a woman with her hand positioned strangely for no reason, or with unmatching styling.
Sinical Magazine: The fetish clothing theme of this issue is nylons. Can you talk about the appeal of nylons to you?
Elegy Ellem: I´ve worn them, as many girls have, from a young age. When I was a kid I wasn´t thinking of them as a fetish but rather a beautiful garment, as I grew into the fetish modeling scene I realized so many fetishes hide in our daily lives and routines. Then I discovered fully fashioned stockings, and that´s a whole other story. I very much enjoy wearing them and think they look gorgoeus and feminine.
Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes and why?
Elegy Ellem: I always say that what I model isn´t nessecarily my fetishes but my portrayal of fetishes. But I do have a very sweet spot for corsets, restrictive clothing, harnesses and such. I enjoy latex for it´s restrictive elements, the same way I enjoy an elaborate leather harness dress and heels. I´m very visual and if something doesn´t look gorgeous, it doesn´t feel good to wear it.
Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?
Elegy Ellem: 38-26-28.
Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?
Elegy Ellem: European 38.
Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?
Elegy Ellem: I like Janis Joplin to Tom Waits to Depeche Mode to Black Sabbath to Beyoncé and Black Metal.
Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what do you like to do for fun?
Elegy Ellem: I do my performing when I don´t model or work at my normal job, this leaves time for other fun things very limited. But when I get a chance I love being with my loved ones and being active. I grew up being in the forest all day long, and driving a snow skooter and snowboarding. I´m an adventurer so traveling, seeing new places, sky diving and jumping of cliffs is always going to be in my blood. But since I work so much I barely have any energy left and spend my free time watching movies and eating icecream.
Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite books and who are some of your favorite authors?
Elegy Ellem: I´m ashamed to say that I don´t get to read as much as I would want to. I get motion sick so I can´t read on the train to work, and when I´m home I´m always doing something else. I loved to read when I was a teen and could easily devour several books every week. But now there´s just not enough hours in the day. I enjoy real life stories and that´s usually what I read when traveling since it´s usually shorter stories in pocket books easy to take with you. But I enjoy fantasy and such just as much and right now I actually did start to read a book called Children of Idin.
Sinical Magazine: Do you have any other upcoming projects you would like to mention?
Elegy Ellem: This year I’m doing some big performances. Next month I´ll be at the Dominatrix party walking for AMstatik latex, in April I´ll be in France and in May I´ll be in Copenhagen. I always list my upcoming stuff on my website so if you want to catch a show keep an eye out. I might be coming to a town close to you soon. Right now, I´m the most exited to go to the Iceland Tattoo Convention in September to headline their show. I´ve always wanted to go to Iceland. |
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