Tell us briefly about who you are, and where you are from and really want to know the story of miss Evilyn.
I am an alternative and Pin-up model and DJ from Vancouver Canada.
Tell us, what made you think like… “hmm, I want to be a model” and when and why did this interest of yours emerge? Have you been interested in photography from childhood?
It’s actually quite funny. because I never planned on becoming a model! I was just a social butterfly who loved to dress up, and costumes are one of my passions. My go-to look has always been Pin-up. I just love the cute retro look. As I met more and more people they always commented on why I never took myself seriously and modeled, and as flattered as I was, I also never thought I could be a model since there are so many beautiful women out there who I admire who are killing it, and I just didn’t think I could ever compare. Then I realized I shouldn’t compare myself to what everyone else is doing, and should instead focus on what I can do, and since then I have been really enjoying letting my artistic side do all the creative things it had dreamed of. Here I am years later, after succumbing to peer pressure, organizing my own shoots and sending prints to magazines and people all over the world. It’s really very rewarding!
How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot?
I was incredibly nervous! My first photo shoot was with Tristan Risk, who you may know from movies such as Call Girl and American Mary, so not only was I intimidated to be working with such a beauty, but also because she was a pro and I didn’t know what I was doing!
In the past I had always been the backstage manager at fashion shows which I also helped organize with Restricted Entertainment, a local Vancouver alternative event production company. I was cat-herding the models on stage and giving the thumbs-up backstage to the host to let them know the show was ready to begin. Eventually the designers in the show wanted me to start wearing their clothes when I got called out for the final curtain call and so my runway career began!
Who was your role model as a child and how did that help in being a model?
I was heavily influenced by the Guess (Georges Marciano) ads featuring Anne Nicole Smith and Claudia Schiffer when I was younger. These glamorous black and white images popped up in all the fashion magazines featuring these gorgeous bombshells and I couldn’t help but rip all of the ads out and cover my bedroom walls with them. Then I discovered Bettie Page – we actually share the same birthday, believe it or not! She was like the combination of everything I loved. She could be fierce one moment, wielding a crop, or soft and gorgeous, putting decorations on an Xmas tree. I wanted to be all of these women : feisty, glamorous, curvaceous and beautiful – who wouldn’t?
What beauty tips do you swear by?
Skincare, skincare, skincare! Always use sunblock and always use moisturizers before and after bed. Keeping your skin healthy and happy makes you look beautiful, and your face is the first thing people see, so it’s good to make sure to keep it glowing.
What’s your motto or life advice that you live by?
I always say “I am only as strong as my vodka and hairspray”! I guess I feel like this represents me best because when my hair is all done up and I’m looking glamorous, I feel like nothing can stop me. Plus, I work mostly in the nightlife industry so I need the vodka to give me strength when I am DJing. It’s the spinach to my Popeye, Haha!
What best describes the alternative subcultures in your part of the world? Are those accepted ways of living where you’re from?
I am a part of several alternative subcultures. I don’t like to limit myself to one thing when there are so many interesting things to do and people to see. I surround myself with positive and open-minded people who all accept each other for who they are. The people who judge me based on which subcultures they think I am part of are probably people that I wouldn’t want to know anyways.
A desolate island and a boat without gas… oops… Who do you want to be rescued by and why just that person?
I am going to say Masuimi Max, because if I am stranded anywhere I’d love for a beautiful woman to come running across the beach a la Baywatch to rescue me! Not just that, but if I am on a desolate island, I’d assume it’s a long way back home, so at least I’d have someone who is funny and charming to share the ride with. <3
What is a Pin-up Girl to you? Describe to us the essence of Pin-up Modelling.
To me, Pin-up modelling is all about being cute and curvy. Anyone can be a Pin-up girl! That is what makes it so fun and inclusive! Pin-up is so alluring because you don’t even have to show off parts of your body you are not comfortable with, and that is what teasing is all about. In my opinion, the teasing is what makes pinup culture so timeless.
Where can we get to see you in the near future? You got any Magazine Photo Shoots planned?
I have a shoot this weekend with Ken Nash, and I am waiting on my printed magazines from Kat Club, as I am featured in the latest issue No.4, and I may have some pictures in the upcoming issue of Atomic Bombshells, and the nerd issue of Delicious Dolls Magazine. I will be DJing the XXXmas Party for Sin City Fetish Night in Vancouver on December 13th and at Kitty Nights West (a local burlesque night) on December 7th and 28th. I have just released a 2015 pinup calendar with a bunch of other local ladies shot by Pin-up Perfection Photography and all of the proceeds go to the SPCA. I will also be DJing at our annual Sin City Fetish Night New Year’s Party here in Vancouver. In January I will be repping for Sin City Fetish Night and Vancouver Fetish Weekend at the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show in Vancouver and I will have some of my prints and magazines that I have been featured in for sale.