A Fond Farewell

Apparently I haven’t touched this blog for almost a year. That has its reasons, one of which is that I hadn’t done since last summer. When I started this blog my thought was to use it to both showcase my modelling photos and to talk about my daily life.
Well, it’s fair to say that I gave up on that last part. I can’t even remember the last time I did a blog post here that wasn’t about anything modelling related.

During the past couple of years I have gradually lost the enjoyment of jumping in front of a camera. My work has taken up a lot more of my time and energy (especially my energy), I’ve wanted to spend more time with my family and friends and to do other things. It has also been increasingly difficult to make a shoot happen due to many of my photographer friends either moving away or suffer from the same issues as I do regarding time, energy and inspiration. No matter how much we want to do this it can be really hard to actually get something done when nothing really works in our favour.

So I have decided that 2018 is my last year. At the end of this year I will turn off my Facebook page and officially retire from the modelling business. I had my very first shoot in 2008 and during these ten years I’ve had the opportunity to work with many wonderful and talented photographers, MUAS, stylists, designers and other models, quite a few of which have become very close and dear friends.
Of course I wish I had managed to get more of my projects done but I am incredibly proud of everything that I have accomplished. I have been published in several magazines, been on the cover of one and have done a runway show. All of my followers and fans have been respectful, kind and supportive and I thank every single one of you from the bottom of my heart.

There might be some new photos to show before I leave as I last week had a shoot with Natalie G Sundling (they looked so good in the camera, I can’t wait to see the finished results!) 🙂
I will probably shut down this blog as well when the day comes to take things offline. I will still keep my Instagram, although there might be a few changes (I haven’t made my mind up about this yet).

Thank you for following me on this journey ❤

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Kultur Mag Steampunk Feature

Well, hello there! I see it’s been quite a while since I posted something on this blog and, well, I have no other excuses than that I have been more busy with my job and everyday life than anything creative really. And that means I haven’t had anything to write about (and no, I’m not going to turn this into an everyday blog).

I realised the other day, though, that I had forgot to post about my latest publication! A couple of months ago I was published in Kultur Mag’s steampunk issue with s couple of sets that I shot with Carmilla earlier this year. I love this set so much, it’s one of the best I’ve ever done!

Photographer: Carmilla
Corset: Viola Lahger
Latex skirt: Westward Bound
Top hat: Imperial Fiddlesticks
Latex gloves: All you need is Gloves
Ring: Midnight Nymphs
Earrings (second set): Catherinette Rings
All other jewellery made by me

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Summer Black Milk Shoot

Ugh, high time I wrote something in this blog.. Since I’m not shooting that much at the moment I’m finding it hard to write here. I mean, my everyday stuff aren’t really that exciting, it’s just work, work, food and more work. And I’d like to keep all that boring stuff out of here. I did create a blog solely for all things food related though, so if you’re interested you can always follow me at Philosophia Cibi.

Anyways, the reason for this post is not to moan but to actually show you something new! In late May my dear friend Lady Tigra and I got together for a quick shoot as she is now a photographer as well as a model. We wanted to keep it simple but alternative so I grabbed some items from my Black Milk Clothing collection and a couple of accessories and this is what we did:

Photo: Lady Tigra/Tuva Troberg Photography
Clothing: Black Milk Clothing
Harness: Battie Clothing
Choker: Drifter Design
Ring & earrings: Curiology

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Steampunk Sneak Peeks

I know I’ve been neglecting this blog quite a bit but time has moved so fast these past couple of months so I guess I just forgot I had it. I also haven’t been shooting a lot so there haven’t been much of that to write about. Early this year I made an active decision to cut beck on modelling for several reasons. Partly because I don’t feel I have enough time for it since I work during the week and only have time to shoot on weekends (when I also might want to do other things, like spend time with my love and my friends), and partly because I want to dedicate more time to shoot ideas that I have been working on for a while. It’s time to cross off that To Do list. And if that means shooting less in favour of creating great shoots, then so be it.

To be honest, it’s the best decision I’ve made so far. I love the process of creating a shoot and I want to fell that I’ve put enough time and energy in all of them, not just some. I’m less stressed now, it’s easier for me to get into the right mood and flow during a shoot and I feel very happy with the outcome.

In late March I had my first shoot in five months and it was with the lovely Carmilla who was here for the weekend. We had decided early on to something more fantasy inspired and later agreed to “throw in” some latex as well. I had a couple of ideas for both that had been brewing in my mind for a long time and now I could finally realise them in front of the camera! I love how both sets turned out, there were some true top notch images in both of them. Im still working on accepting the fact that my body looks different now than when I started six years ago, but hey, that’s what genetics, age and a feeling of being stable and happy in life can do 😛

Anyways, here are some selfies and sneak peeks for you!

Corset: Viola Lahger
Bolero: Sophie and her Store
Top hat: Imperial Fiddlesticks Emporium
Latex: Westward Bound
Gloves: All you need is Gloves
Hosiery: Black Milk Clothing

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2016 Review

Yes, I know I’m fairly late in the game but hey, better late than never, right? As for so many others this year has been a mess and a roller-coaster of emotions with both major highs and terrible lows. I’ve been trying to figure out how to review last year and it seems that the only sensible way for me to do it is month by month.

So here we go…

January: My roller-coaster month of all roller-coaster months… It started off not very well with my grandfather’s health deteriorating from the cancer that he had suffered from since the year before. Then I hit a major high with the announcement that I was going to be one of that month’s cover models for Bedeseme Magazine. This is still one of the best things that happened all year and I am so proud! But the world didn’t want me to stay happy for long as on the 14th my grandfather passed away and I was left devastated..
I did manage to squeeze in a couple of shoots though with Katiekat and Lady Tigra, and I got published in Azaria Magazine.

February: Work, work, work.. Also painful funeral and spending time with my honey.

March: Shot an amazing steampunk shoot with Miss Metnal, Katiekat, Naddine E, Imperial Fiddlesticks Emporium and Viola Lahger, as well as a retro themed shoot with Hanna Fredholm

April: This month saw the light of a collaboration between Katiekat, Kya Wolfwritten, Attera Nox and myself for TAMD, of which we are all members. I’m so proud of what we achieved on that day, it was one of my best shoots ever! But the highlight was my 30th birthday that I got to celebrate with both my family and my dear friends 🙂

May: GFB!!! For the second year in a row my honey and I returned to Berlin and German Fetish Ball Weekend for some wonderful and relaxing days with sun, party, latex and cocktails ^^ I also tried my hands on burlesque modelling with Hanna Fredholm and while it’s not really my thing it was really fun to try.

June: My honey and I celebrated our 8th anniversary ❤ Also did some gothic shoots with Lucy Fehr and Katiekat and a latex shoot with Katiekat as my co-model.

July: Finally got to model alongside my dear friend and fellow TAMD member Nea Dune! Of course Katiekat was the photographer 🙂 I also got to shoot with Felicia Püschl Photography, someone I’ve wanted to shoot with for a long time! Otherwise this month was mostly about fancy food and still dealing with the sadness of losing my grandfather, the one who taught me everything I know about art.

August: Got to shoot some dieselpunk latex with my lovely friend Necrinity Art ❤

September: Went to London with my honey and my mother so I could get my final birthday present from her, a lunch at Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant The Fat Duck! This was something I had wanted to do for several years, it was on the top of my bucket list. And I finally got to experience it and it was ah-mazing! I keep thinking back to those five hours of eating, enjoying and feeling like a happy kid, and I can’t wait until I can go back and do it all over again ❤ I also got published in Xpressions Magazine with the steampunk I did in March.

October: The month of bachelorette parties and a wedding. Necrinity and her love, Sire Plague, got married and I had the honour of not only attending her wedding but her bachelorette party as well. Such a gorgeous couple ❤ And a very dear friend of mine got her surprise party as well as she and her husband-to-be was going to elope in November for their wedding. Two shoots also happened, one steampunk with Felicia Püschl and one Halloween themed with Katiekat.

November: Went in for surgery on my ear. I’ve been suffering from a so called cholesteatoma in my right ear (basically, it means that there’s been pressure on my eardrum, forcing it inwards and “eating” up the bones in my inner ear), leaving me half deaf, and the only way to fix it through surgery. No shoots, only convalescence and spending time with my family.

December: Christmas happened and a very nice New Year celebration with my honey. We also sold the house my grandfather had been living in since my grandmother passed away little more than 5 years prior to his departure. I knew it would come but it was still the hardest thing to accept since the funeral. I had spent so much time in that house and still have so many wonderful memories from there and so it’s very hard to come to terms with the fact that I will never be there again..

Reading all this makes it seem like everything has been fine and dandy but I have been struggling with this huge loss all year – and still am. I will probably never recover completely but I also have to try and focus on the positive things that happen in my life.
All I can hope for this year that in the midst of the chaos, sadness and frustration that’s going on I will find some new high points, work on new projects (although I am cutting back on shoots to focus on other things) and be more social with my friends.

2017, let’s do this.

Purple Latex

Ugh, sorry for the lack of posts but things have been really busy these past few months. Now Christmas and New Year’s are coming up so before I go into complete hiatus I thought I’d share a set that I shot with Katiekat last November.

Photographer: Katiekat
Latex: Westward Bound
Gloves: All you need is Gloves
Faux skull necklace and clips: Hysteria Machine
Earrings: PILL

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Dieselpunk Fetish

If you’ve been following me on social media (FB, IG, this blog etc) you already know that I adore mixing different genres together. One of my favourite mixes is steampunk with latex, something that has kind of become my trademark style. Earlier this fall I got the opportunity to shoot with the amazing Necrinity Art and we decided to go for dieselpunk (a style I’ve wanted to do for a long time) mixed with latex.
I loved working with her and really hope to do it again soon and the photos came out amazing! 😀 Have a look for yourself, I’m sure you will love them too 🙂

Photo: Necrinity Art
Latex skirt: Westward Bound
Latex blouse: Lady Lucie Latex
Harness: CYBERESQUE
Gloves: All you need is Gloves
Hair stick: HairJems
Stockings: Kiss Me Deadly
Shoes: Pleaser USA

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Cyber Blue Latex

Okay, so I’m currently failing miserably at blogging once a week but I least I’ve managed to do it once a month. And that’s always something, right?

Anyway, this time I’d like to show you a set I shot this summer. It was my first shoot with Felicia Püschl Photography (definitely not the last) and I’m so happy with how the photos turned out!

Photo & harness designer: Felicia Püschl Photography
MUA: Heidi Ingensdotter
Latex: Maebelle Latex
Gloves: All you need is Gloves
Ear studs: Skullery

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Published in Xpressions Magazine

Earlier this year I got together with some of my favourite partners in crime and created an amazing steampunk shoot. We had worked a long time on getting the outfits and details right and I had sorted out a great location.

A couple of weeks ago we found out that our efforts had payed off and we were getting two of the shots published in Xpressions Magazine. I am so happy and so proud of the entire team who made this happen and the pictures turned out perfect 🙂

Photographer: Katiekat
Co-model: Miss Metnal
MUA: Naddine Edman
Stylist & hair accessory designer: Imperial Fiddlesticks Emporium
Corsets: Viola Lahger
Harnesses: SkyPirate Creations
Earrings: Hysteria Machine, Catherinette Rings (these two are not very visible though) and MADmoiselle Méli
Location: Pharmarium

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Darkness & Goth Girls

In the early summer I got together with two of my loveliest creative friends, Lucy Fehr and Katiekat, to do a bit of shooting together. I had been in discussions with them both about co-modeling and so we thought it would be a good idea to do something all three. So I got to model alongside both of them, which was tons of fun 😀 We have such great chemistry so everything just flowed and the photos turned out wonderful!

Here are two of them to start with 🙂 Photographer for the first one is Lucy Fehr and Katiekat is my co-model (she also did the editing on this one) and for the second one it’s the other way around! Lucy’s and my dresses are from Black Milk Clothing, my corset is from Viola Lahger and my nail armour is from Myril Jewels.

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