Monday, April 25, 2011

Blog neglect!

Oh my! It certainly has been a little while since I've last paid attention to you my little blog..But all is well in Deluxe land....I guess it doesn't help that I'm not the greatest writer out there and often fail at saying anything witty or interesting enough to write about...

I had a twitter account a while back when it just because the 'it' place to be and thought I'd check it out...I think I stayed on there for about 2 weeks...I honestly don't feel like I'm so interesting that i need to post about every single thing that I'm doing...Which seems kind of hypocritical since that's exactly what I'm doing at the moment...hmmm...Am I contradicting myself here?
I guess what I mean is that I only like to write when I feel like I have stuff to say or when I feel like writing something...If that makes any sense at all...

So I've been keeping busy lately...I was recently at the Westcoast Tattoo convention with Pin up Perfection Photography strutting around and promoting her business...
My other photographer friend Jenny (of White Wave Studio's) was also there and I got to meet a whole bunch of other super nice new people...It was a great day!

Speaking of White Wave Studio's, the 'sailor' shots I've posted of me a little while back will be featured in the April issue of Retro Lovely Magazine. I'm SUPER stoked about this as it's one of my favorite magazines out there right now...If you've never picked up a copy you really should! (*cough* April issue)
This is a real high quality magazine with glossy, colourful pictures and beautiful models..It's more like an art book then a magazine...I'm extremely flattered they liked our pictures enough to use them...yay!

I will also be posting some new pictures soon from the last shoot I did for Sweet Carousel Corsetry with White Wave Studio's...They will be very different from anything I've shot in a while so stay tuned!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Interview on Psycho Rockabilly Online

Here's an interview I did a while back for Psycho Rockabilly Online

Kurvy Kerosene Deluxe!
Buxom Kerosene Deluxe is enough to set fire to the toughest greasers heart. Equal parts Lily Munster and Bettie Page but with a build that puts both to shame. Get ready to meet your new dream, scream,queen!
So tell us about yourself and your background.Well, I was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I come from a Thai, Japanese and Dutch family. I started modelling in 2001 and specialized mainly in Hammer Horror themed photo shoots but as I got older and more comfortable with myself and my sexuality I started to pursue more of the old Hollywood Glamour and Pin Up styles. I’ve been in love with Film Noir and Vaudeville ever since I can remember so this was sort of my way to pay homage to the beautiful silver screen starlet’s. At the time there were not many alternative models with fuller figures yet so it was important for me to make a statement and to inspire other woman to feel confident and sexy, at any shape or size.
After living in London, UK for 3 1/2 years (where I worked as a model, make up artist and DJ) I moved to Canada in 2008.
Besides modelling I am also a size positive activist and coach/mentor to upcoming models.

You have such a darling figure, what are your measurements?

Why thanks so much! My measurements are 40-33-42. I wear a bra size 38DDD and a dress size 14:)

You photos have both gothic and pin-up influences, which would you say you lean more towards in real life?

I have always been drawn very strongly to both the dark and macabre but also the flirty and girly and think they mix so great. A good example and great inspiration to me is Lilly Munster, she was dark and ‘spooky’ but her mannerisms and personality screamed cheesecake to me. I’ve always wanted to be Yvonne de Carlo as a child. So there’s no one or the other I lean more towards, I’m somewhere smack bang in the middle I guess. I’ve never been a ‘purist’ that would just be boring to me. I like far too many styles, genres etc to pin myself to 1 category.

What are some of your favorite vintage movies?

As a HUGE horror geek I’m very partial to the classic monster movies like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon and such. I also love Freaks, London after midnight, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Some like it Hot, My little Chickadee, Belle of the Nineties (love Mae West), The Raven, Theatre of Blood (not super old but you can’t go wrong with Vincent Price), Casablanca, Rock around the clock and tons more.

Any photographers in the states you’d like to work with?
There are so many amazing US photographers on my wish list it would be impossible to name them all!

What about upcoming projects?

Well you can currently see me on the cover of Secret Magazine (issue 35) and I recently modelled for the upcoming catalogue for Polymorphe Latex which is a real honour as I’ll be the first plus size girl to be featured in a fetish fashion catalogue. Other then that I’ll just surprise you, I have a lot planned and trust me I’m not going anywhere;)

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