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Model feature : Scissor Doll

Scissor Doll is an alternative model whose work varies from rockabilly pin up to gothic vamp, not just a model she's also a trained hairstylist whose work you can witness throughout her portfolio.

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

I kind of fell into modelling completely by accident. I posed for some photos as a favour to a friend and soon after that started accompanying my cousin to shoots. We'd go together, sometimes to shoot as a pair or separately, but we were there to give each other confidence. From that point on I quickly developed a taste for it. But really it has been mainly over the past couple of years I've tried to push myself further and develop my portfolio with a wider range of styles to make it something quite eclectic.

What drew you towards alternative modeling?

Well, I was already into alternative fashions from my teens. My clothes reflected my tastes and it was only natural that I started out booking shoots as an alternative model. The tag "Alternative Model" can sometimes be a limiting one, or one that people feel prevents them from doing a wider range of shoots. But despite my personal clothing style, tattoos, spikey hair and piercings I've still gone out of my comfort zone and dabbled in different areas. Which I feel is the true spirit of alternative modelling; that you can be different as well as versatile.

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

One of my biggest inspirations has been Kat Von D. Ever since I started watching LA Ink I've admired her style and her outfits. The tight leather effect outfits and eccentric leggings. Very rock 'n' roll but still chic.

On the other side of the coin I also admire Dita Von Teese. Whereas Kat Von D is a rebellious rock 'n' roll chick, Dita is the definition of classic beauty. Feminine and stylish - her confidence as a burlesque dancer has seen her become a global megastar. She's what every girl aspires to. I also admire anyone who takes up burlesque because of the confidence it takes to perform on stage and show off their sexuality.

Scissor Doll model

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

I have a LONG list of themes I'd love to shoot! I'd love to do some steampunk, burlesque and oriental styled shoots. I'd love to work with a body paint artist. Also lot's more vintage and pin-up work (I just love the over the top expressions in pin-up shoots!).

What has been your biggest modelling achievement so far?

Overall my biggest achievement has been from getting into pin-up. I used to stick to one theme when I started out, as I thought that's all I could do, and since developing a taste for vintage/pin-up shoots my work has got a lot more notice. I'm just happy for people to look at my photos and appreciate all the work and effort it has taken me to get to this point. Now I'm looking forward to being published more and gaining even more exposure in the near future.

How did you discover your particular interest in alternative fashion?

I started in my teens with the classic "Greebo" look - baggy trousers, t-shirts and chains. I dressed to reflect my taste in music like most other teenagers. Since then I've I've developed my own style. It's nothing baggy any more! I've kept the leather and boots but I'm also a sucker for zebra print and I've got an ever increasing collection of vintage style dresses and a lot more lace and feathers. But I kind of still take what I like from whatever I want and try to make it my own.

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

Well I'd love to do something for Toxic Vision clothing, but unfortunately she is her own model as well! I'd like to work with more latex companies like Black Sheep, Westward Bound and Breathless. As well as commercial alternative companies like Hell Bunny and Necessary Evil. Or even more vintage brands like What Katie Did and Lindy Bop.

What are your goals & aspirations for the future?

In the immediate future I'd like to get published more and gain a little more exposure. But ultimately in the future I'd like to model for catalogues and clothing brands... and who knows, maybe even make a little bit of money out of modelling?!

You can find out more about Scissor Doll & her work over at

First image: Photographer - Imago Mortis | Second image: Photographer - Mustard Raff

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