Loving these photos of Evie on her lyra hoop so much from last Saturday!
Photos by: Louis Simpson/Hyperion Visual

fuckyeahcarlax:

Carla X Clown booty. 

Because Carla always has my favorite clown make-up!

fuckyeahcarlax:

Carla X
Clown booty. 

Because Carla always has my favorite clown make-up!

divinepossum:

The first photos we’ve gotten back of my "Strawberry Gals" at the RVA Adult Expo this past Saturday - we were truly a hit with our dancing and Evie on her lyra hoop! 
Photos: Wicked Photography/Berry West
Costumes & Concepts: Jezebel & Jendetta

#gogoproblems

#gogoproblems

This weekend my dancers are roaming, go go dancing & performing aerial lyra at the RVA Adult Expo. I’m really excited about the strawberry inspired pin-up costumes I am making! If you are in RVA and want to check out the Expo be sure to say hello and snap a picture with us!

This weekend my dancers are roaming, go go dancing & performing aerial lyra at the RVA Adult Expo. I’m really excited about the strawberry inspired pin-up costumes I am making! If you are in RVA and want to check out the Expo be sure to say hello and snap a picture with us!

Gaia Moonchild & I (Jezebel) dancing this weekend at a VA Pride after party at the local venue Broadberry! So much fun!

Shoot to Thrill!: Tips to Better Modeling With Sara X

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I really wanted to bring you all a fresh new interview & thought the subject of modeling and photo shoots might be a helpful one to discuss - with an expert! Sara X is a well known alternative model I have been following for quite some time. Beneath the beautiful, round doe eyes and stunning body is one fun & fearless female and I thank her so much for taking her time to answer these questions! 
Aside from modeling Sara has worked as a go go, exotic dancer and I believe has also done some competitive pole dancing so she’s got a unique perspective as both a model and performer. I hope my readers enjoy and can take something away from this also!

How long have you been modeling professionally? 
Since 2005 with a bit of a hiatus in there.

How did you get into modeling and what attracted you to it? 
I was taking selfies with a digital camera that had a timer and I had some friends who wanted to take photos of me when I was a teen, but I really got into modeling because of this girl who was bullying me pretty badly. She kept posting tons of stuff about me on her blog and writing raps (seriously) about how much better she was than me. She also posted a bunch about how she wanted to be a model for SuicideGirls but her sets kept getting rejected. So I looked it up & decided that I would apply as soon as I turned 18. Annnnnnd that’s how I got started modeling, haha.

Now onto the fun questions. 
What do you typically do the day before a photo shoot to feel the most prepared?
 
I try to make sure I do some good stretches, a yoga class if I have the time… I take a nice hot bath, shave, and scrub, make sure my eyebrows are done and do a deep conditioning treatment on my hair.

What’s an essential or two you think every model or performer attending a shoot should have on hand? 
I try to always take a little bit of wardrobe and my own makeup, even if there is a stylist and makeup artist present. A selection of shoes, some accessories, and a few different pairs/types of bras & panties (one nude and one black set, for example). I personally don’t get nude in front of most photographers, even if I’m doing an implied set, because of issues I’ve had in the past… so I make sure to take moleskin or those stick-on flesh colored paper bras to make pasties & stick on thongs out of, as well as scissors. Oh, and lash glue. Never forget lash glue.

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What overused pose do you think needs to disappear from modeling altogether? 
That’s a tough call… a really good model can make a pose look like her own regardless of how played out it might seem. I know I’ve heard a lot of photographers talk about how they hate the limp doll leaning backwards pose now, the idea is to look high fashion but it often just looks awkward.

What’s something every girl can do to help her body look it’s best when striking a pose? 
I recommend posing at home using a camera with a self timer, most phones offer this option now. You can put the camera at different heights and repeat the same poses to give you an idea of what your body looks like in different poses and from different angles. Always try to be conscious of your side bend, even thin girls get funky rolls when there is too much bend to one side or the other… you can learn how to hold your arms to cover that so that your photographer doesn’t have to spend a bunch of time smoothing you out.

What do you do when you think a photographer may be shooting you from a unflattering angle? 
Ask to see the back of the camera and explain that it helps you to understand how the shoot is going and if you need to do anything differently. Photographers often don’t want to show you because they say it’s the unfinished product, in which case you can gently explain that you’re only concerned with your body in space.

Do you think simpler wardrobe choices can be helpful in letting the model shine through? Should models favor a less is more approach when it comes to taking good pictures? 
It depends on what the shoot is for. If you want to just get nice clean images that showcase the body and/or face, or a feature such as tattoos, I recommend keeping it as simple as possible. High production shoots can sometimes allow the model to shine through pretty well also, to bring the wardrobe, makeup, and/or set to life. Modeling involves more emoting, almost like acting, when you introduce wardrobe pieces or a scene that require a specific mood or feeling.

Since you’ve go go danced yourself! If a performer is in motion and pictures are being taken what do you think would be helpful advice to think about? 
Faces. I usually lip sync (or sing if it’s loud enough for no one to hear me) if there are words and there are so many scary photos of me mid-song it’s not even funny. Jiggle is another thing… no matter how toned you are, you can end up looking like that infamous Superbowl performance pic of Beyonce if you’re mid dance. I recommend only worrying about what you look like when you notice a camera nearby, otherwise just have fun and do your thing.
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If you could impart one nugget of wisdom to each of us before we walk into our next photo shoot or dance gig what would it be? 
Learn to love yourself first. When you’re putting yourself out there, you’re opening yourself up to worlds of criticism from zillions of strangers. If you can love yourself first thing in the morning with one fake eyelash stuck to the middle of your forehead and drool down the side of your face in old pajama pants, you won’t care as much when someone inevitably posts the photo of you making a triple-chin mid-dance face, or when someone says some troll-y stuff about your latest photoshoot.

Words of wisdom! Thank you Sara!

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