Recently we welcomed a new face to the Gloomth catalogue, the elegant Verdigris! Our green haired goddess answered the Model Interview. Thus proving she is as cool as she looks! 😀
1. How did you get started modeling?
A couple of years ago, a photographer friend had a catalogue shoot for a costume rental company. A model called in sick, I was the right size and an acceptable last-minute substitute. It was a beautiful afternoon in a park with medieval gowns, wings and tiaras.
2. How long have you been modeling? Do you consider yourself a “professional model”?I’ve done no modeling at all between that costume photo set and my first session with Gloomth. It could become a fantastic hobby approached with a sense of professionalism, but it’s too early to tell where that will go.
4. Tell us about the craziest photoshoot you’ve ever participated in! Any silly mishaps?
That day in the park! The designer wanted a Faerie-queen-in-the-woods image, but the hoop skirt got tangled in the branches and they had to go in after me to rescue the dress! It was still a lot of fun.
5. What’s your favorite Gloomth outfit?
Oh, that’s easy. The Iris dress is pretty much perfect. It’s simple and elegant, with a lovely shape. The Pewter Princess Dress is another; I’m also very fond of the Academy line’s Parade jacket and Chevalier D’Eon vest.
6. What advice do you have for girls (and boys) wanting to break into the modeling world?
Having fallen into it almost by accident, I haven’t much to offer for those deliberately seeking to model. Don’t bite your stylist! Asking for a little creative direction went a long way towards becoming more comfortable in front of the camera.
7. How did you find out about Gloomth and get involved with us?
I met Taeden back in college and have watched Gloomth evolve from one-of-a-kind pieces to the current label. After commenting that the photo sets always look like so much fun, I was invited to participate in one. They’re just as awesome as they seem!
8. What do you do outside of modeling?
I’m a voracious reader who draws, paints and experiments in the kitchen. I volunteer with a children’s literacy group and would love to illustrate picture books. I’m still working on my juggling skills. Random-seeming classes are another hobby: I’ve tried bellydancing, stiltwalking and poi spinning.
9. How would you describe your personal style? Do you prefer to dress up or be a slouch?
I love to dress up, but my more practical side has taken over. Dress and shoe choices come down to one question: will it be shredded on a bicycle? Sadly, most of my classic Goth velvets are set aside for special occasions, but vintage prom dresses can be managed. Studio gear breaks all rules of good taste, usually a tank top with spattered cargo pants.
10. What five things do you have with you in your bag/purse/whatever at all times?
Book, keys, wallet, phone, some kind of puppet/cardgame. The others are negotiable, just don’t leave me stranded bookless!
11. If you had a marketing slogan or tag-line for yourself what would it be?
Making life just a little more surreal since 1982!
12. What do you spend most of your online time doing?
Reading news, blogs and book reviews, researching the next project. Wikipedia has eaten entire afternoons before. Postsecret.com, every Sunday evening.
13. What’s the one thing you love and wish everyone else knew about?
Fresh strawberries with vanilla yogurt? Honey-ginger tea? No, I definitely think everyone should take a kite to the beach and fly it alone for an afternoon… at least once.
14. Top three worst movies you’ve ever seen?
The Anchor, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Notorious Bettie Paige. The law of diminishing returns is a perfect fit for cinematic sequels (see Saw 3/4/5).
15. Where else can we find you online?
I’m on Facebook, DeviantArt… and I admit to keeping a LiveJournal, but that’s private. I was on a few comic book forums, but have taken to spending less time online lately.