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Cerise Derriere

Model feature : Cerise Derriere

Cerise Derriere has turned her hand to modelling from the world of burlesque, captivating audiences with her performances which she's taken through to her modelling work.

How did you start modelling? Was it something that you always wanted to do, or did it just 'happen'?

I had always wanted to be a catwalk model as a child, but my Mum always told me I was too short to be one, so I searched for alternatives. I applied for childish modelling agencies, but was put off when I received a letter stating you had to be flawless, no spots, scars etc. So I became a bit self-conscious, however at age 14, a friend asked me to model for her Mother's website to sell Belly dance and alternative clothing. I enjoyed it, and knew I wanted to perservere!

How drew you towards alternative modeling?

I was always pretty alternative anyway. I was going through my phases of Goth, Mosher, Scene Kid around 14, and always appreciated my pale skin, and loved dying my hair various colours. So I found I just fitted into that "niche".

Do you have any fellow models or heroines who have inspired you?

People such as Amy Lee reinforced my want to stay pale, but Dita Von Teese (my heroine from age 14) has always inspired me, and has sustained my look to be what it is. I do have other inspirations such as Betty Page, Bettie Grable, Monroe, Hepburn, and Sally Rand, but Ms. Teese has been the biggest influence on my style and modelling.

What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?

I am constantly working with creative photographers, and artists, and just listening to their ideas gives me a great muse. I am not sure what I'd like to do particularly, as there is two sides to me. One that adores the beautiful vintage and pin-up style, and the other which is much more grungy and creative. I like to embrace all ideas, so as long as it's eccentric, I am up for it!

Cerise Derriere

What has been your biggest modelling achievement so far?

I've been published in three magazines to date. To be put in a magazine is an honour in itself. Also I recently got recognised whilst shopping in Liverpool, it was my claim to Fame! Just feels great to know people recognise you. Also, I got to model for a company called "Cyanide Kiss" that was great to be chosen for a business! I was enthralled when I was chosen for that!

How did you discover your paticular interest in alternative fashion?

I started off with the music, starting with Rage against the Machine, and then it further into Gothic attire. I loved dark corsets, and fishnets, and it has spanned from there. Now, influenced by a mixture of my gothic roots and pin-up styles, I feel I am a trifle mixed of allsorts of sources to make one new and (hopefully) original style.

Are there any companies or designers that you'd like to work with?

I'd love the opportunity to work with Criminal Damage, always loved their clothing, also I recently applied to model for Pulp *fingers crossed!*. In addition to them two, I'd love to model for What Katie Did, my favourite corset business, aswell as Glamour Bunny who make fabulous dresses!

What are your goals & aspirations for the future?

I want to get to the top of my game. I'd love to be able to work with more companies, and get more exposure. I enjoy my work, so to continue modelling will be great. I am very tenacious, and hard-working, so who knows what the future might bring! Hopefully my Burlesque dancing will bring me up there too, but who knows eh? :)

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First image: Photographer - Brian McGowan | Second image: Photographer - Paul Fessey