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To you, good news.

23 Sep

Hello everyone!

I recently have had some really very lovely messages and presents from fans so wanted to say thankyou. To the active followers (those of you I know in the comments), and the lurkers too (I get over 10,000 views a month- I know you’re out there!) Thankyou.

This is a job in which you must always be active- even if you’re having an ‘off’ day, people need to remember who you are and it really is lovely to know that even during those times you guys check in and keep reading. This is not a down time- I’m a very happy lady right now and it’s time to share my good news.

In 9 months time, I will be giving birth…

TO A NOVELLA!!!! :D

That’s right- the story I told you about in my entry “Urban Decay” is one of only four novellas that have been accepted for publication in an anthology of steampunk stories! Isn’t that awesome!?
I will of course keep you updated on here and if you’d like to keep track of my writing news, subscribe by clicking the button in the right hand column.

I also have some modelling news- I’ve been nominated for “Europe’s Best Up and Coming Fetish Model” Award! It has made me so happy to even be nominated, and I have decided that if I reach the Top 10 list, I will give away TEN FREE PRINTS to celebrate! :D
For me to get into the Top Ten, I need your help- you need to vote for me.

1) Go to this link and click “Vote for Roswell Ivory” http://dominatrix.nl/models/model/621
2) Confirm the vote in your e-mail inbox.
3) SHARE the link anywhere and everywhere and spread the good word.

Some of those nominated have a gazillion fans- I have a slight disadvantage here! But if you all vote and share along with me, I have a fighting chance and I like fighting chances. ;)
LET’S DO THIS!
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Remember, fetish is not just about latex fashion (that’s what I’m writing about at the moment) and to recap some of my many adventures in fetish modelling, have a lovely selection of pictures…

Leather (outfit by Mother Of London)
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Damsel-in-distress! (photo by Gregory Brown)
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Domme (photo by Eroticalia)
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Metal Bondage (photo by Dragon In London)
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Catsuits (photo by Matt Frederick, Outfit by Libidex)
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Girdles (photo by Pirate Photography- see the whole set on Zivity for only $2)
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Gas masks (photo by Gregory Brown)
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Stockings and suspenders (photo by Max Operandi, Girdle dress by Playful Promises)
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Strap bondage (photo by Dragon In London)
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Latex fashion (of course!) (Photo by M-S Photography, outfit by Am Statik)
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Kinky boots (photo by Luci Alice, boots by Fabulously Fetish)
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Rope bondage (photo/rigging by Clover and Wykd Dave)
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Flexibility (and more latex fashion!) (Photo by Josefine Jonsson, outfit by Pandora Deluxe)
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Aaaaaaand… a teaser for my next blog- PVC! (Photo by Keital)

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Guys, seriously- thankyou for all your support. Long may you continue rocking my socks.

ROSWELL xxx

Adventures after dark…

10 Jun

Hello and greetings from my hostel in Utrecht!

Sinical Magazine are running a poll of the top 20 Alt models! If you think I should be on there, drop them a message through this link. :)

So a few weeks ago I lurked around the London Docklands, with a suspicious suitcase, waiting for photographer Krukis to meet me for some camera-related mischief in aid of the soon-to-be-launched Nocturnal Girls magazine, in which I have a column. As we didn’t really want to be arrested in the first five minutes of shooting, our schedule was planned like a military operation- as these things often are. Armed with a blanket, my big kicking boots and the car I dubbed “the murderwagon”*, we set off into central London.
*I know nothing about cars, but quite a bit about serial killers and their car of choice for quite some time was the Volkswagen Beetle. This is not a beetle, but it is a shiny black Volkswagen that was being driven around with a naked woman in it so I claim artistic license here. ;)

I have never yet got into trouble when posing nude outdoors- I have had a few gawkers stop in their tracks and I swear every dog and owner for miles around turn up when I shoot in the countryside, but things have never got nasty (Hope I don’t jinx things now!) so I’m no longer nervous when working in public. The street we visited first was quiet (unsurprisingly for 11pm on a Sunday night, but we did see a pair of very nosy foxes who had a stare and then continued on their way) until we turned up. Then the world arrived, slowed down to the speed of a snail on tranquilisers and gawked for a bit. My theory is that the more you scramble for blankets, the worse you look, and what’s the point? They know I’m naked, I know I’m naked and by acting as though I’m ashamed, people automatically assume I’m at best doing porn and at worst doing something illegal. I continue posing in the most artistic way possible, holding poses for three shots or more until the spectators realise there’s nothing to see and move on.

So here we are: we named the stone skulls William and Harry.
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And off we went to Covent Garden, for some fun around the corner. :P
While posing, lit by the old-fashioned light on the wall, I couldn’t help but wonder if the alley I was in was a haunt of the old Victorian prostitutes, and made up a character for myself. Anonymous, naked and both hidden yet in plain sight if one knows where to look…
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It’s something I know I do a lot, as do many models. Making up a storyline or a character to represent helps keep us inspired and thinking of new poses to experiment with. Of course we have our favourite poses- we know what is likely to be most flattering to our faces and figures, but in pretending to be someone else it helps break us out of that box.

When we changed setup and I got to play with the car, I made up another story- this time involving a woman who lures unsuspecting people toward the mysterious black car with an unseen driver, which spirits them away. A modern-day siren of sorts…

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We didn’t realise that this inconspicuous little tunnel was actually a fairly well-used passageway until the third person muttered “sorry” (how English!) and continued on their way as I tried not to explode laughing.

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We did go to the centre of Covent Garden but as we were rumbled before the tripod touched the ground, we took this lovely shot and made a speedy getaway to our last destination…
A postmodern masterpiece, no? Notice Big Brother in the top right corner…
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As we approached the location we both burst out laughing (partly due to terrible murder jokes and partly because this was going to be simultaneously terrifying and hilarious) . Rain was gently coming down in a mist, the bridge was slippery, the tripod was cumbersome, and I guessed we had about ten seconds before we were acknowledged (it takes a few seconds to stare and then a few more to start screeching about moral decency). ;)
We pulled over.
I sprinted across the bridge.
I dropped my blanket.
I posed.
We ran.
SCRRREEEEEEEEEECH! (Tires)
Much, much giggling ensued. I generally hear nothing when working, except photographers’ instructions- and so I apparently didn’t see or hear the drunk man lurching across the bridge who muttered “oh, a naked woman…” and continued on his merry way. Bless his drunken soul.

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So there you go. I flashed parliament.

It all got a bit Benny Hill afterward as I tried to get dressed by Kings Cross station and forgot all about the night bus that came by at the precise moment I shouted that I’d lost my knickers, and the other night bus that came as I stood naked from the waist down, waving a pair of shiny stiletto shoes around.
My phone then rang just as I’d spread my wardrobe over the pavement looking for the elusive knickers so spectators were treated to the sentence “I’m safe- the photographer isn’t an axe murderer and I got naked in front of Big Ben”.

Hiding in the sanctuary that is Starbucks, I wound down from the four crazy hours that will be repeated in August in latex, fingers crossed! ;)

I’m currently on my annual Eurotour now and have even remembered to bring my phone cable! Backstage pictures: they are coming.

ROSWELL xxx

p.s. If you still haven’t voted for me in the Deep Down and Kinky Awards, it really would make my day/week/month if you could please! It takes all of ten seconds to fill in my name in the model’s section. Thankyou so much!
http://deepdownandkinky.com/lime/index.php/438814/lang-en

‘spiration

31 Mar

Happy slightly-belated Ostara and blessed be to my fellow pagans, Happy Easter to my Christian friends, and Happy International Chocolate Scoffing Day to everyone else. ;)

Oh, viewers, I’ve been neglecting you! I had some fantastic news about my writing and so I dropped everything in order to meet a scary deadline. Pleased to say that the deadline was in fact, today and I made it!!! I have finished my second draft (which is the final major draft) of my novel so I can now stop ending entries with “got to go- I’m stuck on Chapter Nine”! ;)

So, what other news can I tell you? Well, I’ve lost half a stone and that’s what I’d like to tell you all about today. :D
Now, if somebody large enough to be considered unhealthy by today’s society decides to lose weight, the world is in general, supportive. However, as a model and person of about average (maybe a little smaller than average) size, I find that if I mention toning up, losing weight or exercising, I find myself fielding the same questions on a regular basis. Now, I could rant, but as I’ve already had one of those recently and am feeling happy today, I’m going to take the time to have a chat about it all…

“What diet are you following?”
I do not believe diets promote sustainability so what I have done is change my entire lifestyle:
– Exercise as many days as possible (if it’s a busy day, leave it and don’t feel bad)
– Drink more water
– Begin each day with a green smoothie.
– Cut down on dairy significantly
– Cut out sweet things entirely, with the exception of fruit.

“Is this due to industry pressure?”
Yes, and no.
I am capable of quite surprising greed. (I do not mean ‘three chocolates and a diet Coke”- I mean I am capable of eating an entire tub of ice cream in one go. Not that I do this any more, but I have been known to. Mostly as a student…) Ignoring the potential weight gain for a moment, this is not a balanced or healthy way of living. When I’m writing, I spend all day on my butt in front of the computer and get no exercise at all, which is also less-than-healthy. Therefore, no. I’m doing this for me.
However, I see nude pictures of myself almost daily which form a relatively accurate ‘size diary’. If I am untoned, I do not find myself as attractive as when I am toned. I am naturally very curvy with large muscular thighs, therefore I will usually be bigger than most models I am paired with. As long as I am toned and healthy like a comic book heroine, I can accept this. However, if my muscles are hidden under a little bit of fat and I’ve eaten badly all month, then of course I feel self-conscious. In this way, yes- I am doing this so I look better in my images and I do not feel this is a bad thing.

“You don’t want to look like Kate Moss, do you?”
If I wanted to resemble Kate Moss, I would snort my bodyweight in cocaine, stop giving the impression I have any grey matter between my ears and purr “get the London look” at regular intervals. (Not a Moss fan here- can you tell?) ;)
In all seriousness though, I am losing fat in order to show off the toned muscles underneath. I am not trying to change my body shape. I have breasts, a bum and thighs. Unless I became very very ill, this would not change no matter how thin I got.

“But you’re beautiful as you are!”
That is so very kind of you, and thankyou! I really do appreciate the sentiment, but I would like to be a little- just a little- smaller, and so I am working hard to achieve that.

Most people who spend a lot of time online know about what people like Dawn Porter call “that SHOCKING trend for… ugh… ‘thinspiration’. Oh… oh my god, I can’t BELIEVE IT!” Basically, it is inspiration for people with eating disorders- words, pictures, GIFs etc that encourage unhealthy weight loss.
However, I discovered FITspiration by accident a little while ago and have enjoyed following blogs and saving images ever since. It is what I would call an antidote to thinspiration- promoting health and exercise over weight loss, though there are some good weight loss ones too. I’d like to share some of my “fit folder” images with you.

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If you’d like to see more, just google “fitspiration” and if you have a question I haven’t covered, feel free to mail me- I always respond to messages and comments. :)

For now though, have a lovely picture I forgot to post a year ago! It’s by Artrotika and I’m looking all tranquil and balanced. Just the way I feel at the moment! :D

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See you soon, everyone- I have to go and wri… wait, no. I’m going to put my feet up!

ROSWELL xxx

The Tradition

11 Mar

Well, I’m definitely being traditional right now- packing for my shoot tomorrow (stately home- vintage pin-up!) while e-mailing while writing novel while trying to decide between coffee and the other hot drinks I have. Good old multi-tasking!

It was while thinking about writing this blog that I realised I hadn’t posted any ‘classic Roswell’ art-nude images in a while- so I found this lovely set by Tim Pile which haven’t been on here before. :) We had a lovely day shooting among standing stones in the wilds of Dartmoor before this studio day so I can’t wait to return to the area of course. I do love my standing stones…

These images were taken in Stuart House- a lovely hidden-away place near Cornwall.

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Looking at these pics make me a very happy lady- I’m going to talk about it in an upcoming blogpost, but I’ve spent the past year or so working on improving my body, which has included losing quite a bit of weight (these pics- especially the 3rd one- are an accurate representation of how I look now). But that’s another story… all about nutrition and food and colours! :D

Now, a couple of entries back, I was talking about how horror films aren’t too scary these days. A few minutes ago, I put my words on a Ryvita with houmous and ate them. Sort of.
I watched “Splice” last night, which is something I’ve wanted to see for ages but my sci-fi friends weren’t keen on the horror aspect and my horror friends saiid ‘eurgh, sci-fi.’ Long story short, no one wanted to go. It definitely is more sci-fi than horror, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t scary. I think it depends very much on what frightens you more:
Imaginary Scenario 1: A character is hiding from something. You can’t see it, they can’t see it but you know that any second, it’s going to appear and make you jump out of your seat. Any second, any second, any second. ARGH!!! You jumped anyway.
Imaginary Scenario 2: A character is hiding from something or someone. They can’t see it, but behind them in a pool, you see a head appear, and shoulders, and finally it moves closer and closer as you scrunch up in your seat so you are very small.

For me, while I jump very easily, the second scene is creepier, and this is what Splice is full of. You know something bad is going to happen- something bad is always going to happen when you play around with genetics and hybrids, but it’s still like watching a car crash that you just can’t stop as more and more bad things get pulled into the wreck.

One thing that should be mentioned: It is disturbing. Very disturbing. I’m talking mutilation and sexual violence, and eventually I was unsure exactly who to feel sorry for. I just watched an interview with one of the actresses, who mentioned the difficulty of only having two words in the entire film, but, wow. She manages to convey everything with body language and you want to take care of the character, even when she behaves badly. Given that this character though the entire film behaves in a certain way, it makes one particular scene even more disturbing (and I think you have to watch the whole film to understand so I won’t post it here).
The ending… yep, creepy but something about it just didn’t ring true. If you’ve seen the film and disagree, come and have an argument :P (just kidding- no arguing here).
So… yes, if you’re looking for scary films, check out that one.

More reviews and writing and stuff coming soon, though right now my book is taking priority- so close to finishing! Wish me luck… ;)

ROSWELL xxx

Long time, no nudes!

28 Nov

Note to photographers: I’m almost completely fully booked for the rest of the year. If you’d like to discuss a booking in January, do get in touch!

Anyway…

Well, knock me down with a feather! It’s been over a month since I was nude on my blog, (mostly because I’ve been doing a lot of latex and leather modelling), and it’s lovely to be able to share some good news with these images! :)

Firstly, congratulations to Brian Hopper, who has won the Silver FKM Award for a photo of me! It’s called “Veiling The Nude” and here it is:

And last March, I was touring the South Coast (and will probably do so this March or April too…), and posed for artist Nelson Aquini, around a concept inspired by Francis Bacon’s work. “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion”. He’s finished the painting- check it out!! :D

Before beginning the shoot, I had a bit of an exploring session around the studio. As a painter myself, I love to see what other artists do and how they put their work up. It was amazing to see so many styles and sources of inspiration in one place!

I’m inspired by so many things and after a lot of persuasion from my friend Pirate Photography, I’ve created a Tumblr account so I can post some of the things that inspire me, as well as older images of me that I think need another outing.
At the moment, I am trying to upload an image *every day* so if you’d like more of a Roswell fix, follow me! :D

I’m off to continue part 2 of my novel…

ROSWELL xxx

p.s. Mog Tales:
My cat came home injured the other day. Don’t worry- he’s fine, no matter how much he’s milking it at the moment. (Just a scratch and a limp- both are gone now). I asked my mum to keep an eye on him, then went out with a friend. While shopping this conversation happened:

L: “So how’s he doing? Is he okay?”
Me: “He’s okay. Mum says he’s a wimp but when he comes home frightened and hurt and bleeding, it’s heartbreaking.”
Little Old Lady: “I’d take it up with his school if I were you!”

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