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The strength of the earth

28 Dec

I’m on holiday! I’m enjoying it. πŸ™‚ I’ve been eating all sorts of Christmas crap, having marathon ‘Lie To Me’ sessions, cuddling my cat and planning my projects for next year. I’m getting a bit restless actually so am about to start making new outfits for shoots and looking into my next career…

I’ve also been sent so many images and tearsheets recently- I’ll post them one at a time. πŸ™‚

My recent article (about the ins and outs of latex) in Rebelicious magazine features photos of me in some seriously awesome latex. (Credits on the page) πŸ˜€

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I’ve also had images back from one of the most beautiful locations I’ve ever shot in! During last year’s South Coast tour (I’ll be back in the area from March 12th-26th), I worked with Imagesse. He sent me some images from the various locations in advance of the shoot so I was very excited about it.
It was freezing so I spent most of the morning running around in naked circles to warm up before climbing around rocks, watched by perplexed sheep. After a lunch break (and a few minutes spoiling some friendly ponies), the sun came out and we climbed down into the valley amid gnarled trees like little moss-covered Ents (Lord of the Rings), toward a stream with stepping stones. As the sun shone through the tree line, I saw the tiniest rope swing. What an amazing thing to be able to visit the place and fly through the air whenever I fancied! One day…

Coincidentally, I was watching Sherlock the other day and could have sworn they filmed at one of the same locations! (It’s the episode called ‘Hounds of Baskerville’ if you’re interested. It’s a great show!)

Anyway, if a picture really is worth one thousand words, I’ll stop waffling and show you these… πŸ˜‰

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And this one’s more of an outtake, but I quite like it! I think it was part of my “get warm” dance routine, lol!
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While I enjoy improving my flexibility, I do love shots where I’m curled up on things. πŸ™‚

Keep an eye out for my next blog- I learned a lot this year, did a lot, and am excited about my plans for 2013. You can even be part of them! As I say… keep watching and subscribe by clicking on the link at the right if you’d like an automatic update! πŸ˜‰

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I’ll speak to you very soon,


p.s. To the very kind fans who bought me a gift from my Amazon wishlist, thankyou so, so much. It means a lot to me that you thought of me this Christmas. I’m looking forward to reading the books and wearing the clothes, which you’ll see very soon. πŸ™‚

The day I was a guerilla… and other stories

23 Nov

While searching for video footage of me for the video section on my website that is coming soon… I found this! I feature at the very start (could only do the photoshoot as I was booked for another show later in the day). It was a guerilla photoshoot and fashion show for Vengeance Designs on the streets of New York City… πŸ˜‰

Click the link above as for some reason I can’t upload the video :S

It was greatΒ  to finally work with Lydia the designer- it was all a bit hectic getting ready and out on time for the show(s) in various locations but when we were out and about we seemed to get a good response! I wish they’d shown some footage of us on the subway though- we did a fashion show through a moving carriage, lol!

Anyway, here are some stills from the day. Don’t you just love the dress!!???

Group shot! (I’ve mailed the designer for names and will add as I get them- I already know some of the people in here. Left is Lydia Lael aka the designer and Fonda Feeling is on the right.)

Now, as I’m updating my showreel, if any of you are videographers and would like to make some short videos, get in contact at with a link to some samples of your work. πŸ˜€

If you would like me to grace your wall next year, get in touch with Pirate Photography at
as I feature on her 2013 calendar and will happily sign it for you if you ask nicely πŸ˜‰ The calendar is $45/Β£30 including US/UK shipping and a little extra for signage.
Want one? Here it is!

You’ll be seeing some new images from my shoot with Pirate Photography very soon but for now, here’s us being utter fools between sets. Happy Movember! πŸ˜› There were no sexier girls in Grimsby that day.


p.s. I have spelled “guerilla” right, right?? I looked it up online and the word is sometimes listed with one R and sometimes with two.

Roswell Ivory Barcelona: Part Three

25 Oct

#5: Walking Tour Day
So I went on the best walking tour I’ve ever been on. Actually it was the only walking tour I’ve ever been on but any future ones will have to be pretty damn good to match this one.

We’d found the Travelbar on one of our first explorations but this time, decided to go in. They served full English breakfasts (a nice change from pastries), ran flamenco, cookery and life drawing classes, and most of the staff spoke English- so I got some inside info on places to go! It’s right in the centre of the Ramblas and offered free walking tours a couple of times a day!

…We went looking around the Gothic Quarter, where we were introduced to these pretty places…

… and this ugly one.

It’s the Barcelona School of Architecture. 😦

Other things we learned about:

Apparently, these are everywhere! If you mark the location of each on a map of the city, they will make a giant Space Invader. The makers are in the process of conquering the world…

You know how every town has its weirdo? (Norwich has the Puppet Man.) Well, Barcelona has the infinitely cooler and more disturbing Elephant Man. Have a look at THIS.
You may have noticed that he is naked in the middle of the street. Well, you know all those places I was dying to shoot nudes in and didn’t for fear of being arrested?? It is LEGAL to be stark naked in public in Barcelona as long as you have a pair of shoes on.

Huge massive thanks to our guide (I’m SO sorry I have forgotten your name but you are Australian and amazing), and the lovely Kiki, who also worked for the Travelbar doing pub crawls. We met several times while in the bar on different days- she rocked. πŸ™‚

Can you settle a debate?? Apparently, this gargoyle is supposed to be an elephant. I think it looks like an aardvark and my housemate says “duck-billed platypus”. Opinions welcome on this gargoyle that is so obviously an aardvark ;o)

#6: Gaudi Day
We went to visit some of the other Gaudi buildings on our own as they were in easy walking distance of our hotel.

This is the Casa Batllo- the entire building was based around the concept of water and it is also called the House of Bones as the bars on the windows look like bones. :S

It is a little like a sea-monster (the bones on the inside and the scales on the roof):

And this is the Caixa (Bank) building. Those Ringwraiths are back again… :

It took ages to get the picture as people kept walking in front of the camera! Bloody tourists…

Don’t look down- oh wait, I already did.

We learned that day that Gaudi went a bit “eccentric” in later life. He started dressing like a tramp and wandering the streets, so when he was knocked down by a tram (heading to a building he designed), he lay in the road for three DAYS before anyone realised anything was wrong. They took him to the poor people’s hospital, where he died.

So anyway… we went for dinner, ice-cream and back to the hotel. Except it didn’t quite happen that way.

On the way back, we came across a man in agony, clutching his chest. After a ten-second dilemma (is he just drunk or out to con us? We don’t know this area) and all the while thinking of the Gaudi tale, decided that help was needed NOW. Not speaking Spanish, there was much pointing and gesturing until a Spanish-speaker came to call an ambulance.
During the wait (which seemed hideously long), the man lost consciousness and I honestly thought I was watching someone die.
The paramedics finally came and put sticky things on his chest and so we, being unable to help, went back to the hotel to watch from the balcony. My last view of him was not a nice one so I couldn’t go to bed until I had SEEN him leave, preferably alive.

After about ten minutes of lip-chewing, the paramedics came around the corner with the man WALKING between them, and off they drove. “Relieved” doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Needless to say, I do not have pictures of this.

Here is some graffiti from the street instead:

Next post: my last adventures here… in a Knights Templar Cathedral and the Museum of Erotica…
My favourite tearsheet of all when I came back was this one!
Gregory Miles Brown has published an art book with the photos from my trip to Murcia with Anita De Bauch, Iveta Niklova, John Evans and John Tisbury! I’m on the left of the cover.
The book is called Triptych and it can be bought in hardback HERE:

The softcover version can be bought HERE:


In the 50’s, last year…

18 Sep

I posted some tearsheets from the latest Eclectic Eccentricity lookbook a few days ago- and then remembered I never posted the tearsheets from the previous lookbook!!

Last time, we followed a 50’s theme and shot in the local woodland before going to a studio above a camera shop in a little Norfolk village! It was the first time I had met Lucy Averill (the designer) and Charlotte Rutherford (the photographer) so was a little nervous but we had a great (and hilarious) shoot with Gill (already a friend of mine- and our creative assistant).

We first visited Sam Chapman, the Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist at home so she could make me pretty! πŸ™‚
Sam working her magic:

As we shot in October, it was chilly and drizzly but I got used to the temperature quite quickly. I fell in love with this pea necklace and didn’t want to take it off!

We moved into the warm studio with armfuls of props and dresses! The little bird made his first appearance… though I’ve forgotten what was making me laugh so much!

Could have been the comparison to Giselle in Enchanted…

Charlotte photographing me, with Gill holding the reflector πŸ™‚ I think we attacked the sandwiches after this set!

And then I got all wild and started pouring water down my top! πŸ˜›

We did much dancing around with a certain red hobby horse that we all fell in love with and ended up shooting quite late- there were so many pretties I just *had* to try on. Very tiring but fun!

And here are some tearsheets from the finished lookbook…

More of this set can be found in the Spring/Summer 10 lookbook and the Eclectic Eccentricity website!


Some new tearsheets

14 Sep

Argh! I’ve been neglecting my blog! Sorry about that.

The other day, I got the all-clear to post some tearsheets I’ve been sitting on for a while but I had to catch a flight to Belfast before I got the chance to scan them in and post them.Β  Here I am, being a snow queen in the new Eclectic Eccentricity lookbook!

Photography: Charlotte Rutherford
MUA/Hair: Ria Lingwood
Designer: Lucy Averill (Eclectic Eccentricity)

There are many more gorgeous pieces on the website and in the lookbook. Each has a story behind it!

It was great to work with the team again (I worked with Charlotte and Lucy on the Spring/Summer 2010 book). We shot in a teeny studio just down the road from me, carrying around an enormous ivy-covered archway while I trailed talcum powder from my hair!

I have to sleep now as I am falling asleep at the computer(!) but will do an Ireland update later…