Zak Tyler 2012 for Cherry Pop Latex
Hi Jo, first let’s address the most obvious question – where did you get the nickname ‘Juiceboxx’?
Hello! Everybody asks me that, and it can come off so sleazy. But I’ll tell you now it’s not. When I was growing up in the States my mates’ bands used to come over to my house for practice and to record. At one point I met a girl, who soon became one of my closest friends, who was dating one of my mates in one of the bands. When we were making our initial introductions to each other I significantly remember her saying (after I told her my name), “I’m not going to remember that, sorry. I’m going to call you Juiceboxx.” Since then, because we hung out with the same crowd, as she referred to me as Juiceboxx all our friends stopped calling me by my real name and began to call me that instead. Eventually it sort of stuck. Obviously by now she knows my name, but I suppose Juicy, Juice, Juiceboxx etc is more memorable than Jo. I also used to design a lot of gig posters and “Juiceboxx” was what I always marked the posters with, as sort of a signature/watermark. I have been tempted to come up with a new name to work under, but people seem to like it and I’ve had people tattooing the name onto them after I draw them tattoo designs. It would be wrong of me to change it at this point. Continue reading
This skirt is certainly unique and one of its kind! The length is not your average skirt length, but it’s still sexy enough to be pulled off. The polka-dotted pattern against the black fabric totally says “sassy-alert!” Continue reading
Model: Betty Havok
Photographer: Claire Seville
Wardrobe: Catalyst Latex
What sparked your interest in becoming a fashion designer and having latex as your main material? We’ve always had an interested in clothes and how things are made. A challenge was handed to our qualified tailoress by a friend to make a better latex kilt than the one they had and just fell in love with working with the material.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Things I would like to wear! From Pinup and retro styles for the girls and real everyday clothing for the men. Continue reading
Being a hardcore Batman fan can sometimes be a dilemma for us girly girls who want to show our dedication to the comic, but have trouble maintaining our femininity. Finding girly comic character merchandise can sometimes be a hassle. (Baggy crew-neck Batman shirts? No thanks!) Continue reading
You have been modelling since you were only 16, how did this come about?
Like most alternative models, I kind of just fell into it; it was never really planned, I started doing makeup styles and taking dreadful self-portraits, which I would upload to Deviantart. One of my friends from school who had done work experience with an amazing local photographer (Aaron Bennett), saw my poser self shots and thought I would really enjoy coming along and shooting with him; that day I found what I wanted to do with my life, and to this day I’ve never found anything that’s given me more joy than modeling has. Being able to create different characters and having the power to be whatever I want to be has given me confidence when my self esteem has been on the floor. It’s fuelled my creativity and pushed me into worlds I never knew existed, and I can confidently say that day changed my life and career.
Where did your Miss Deadly Red persona that we all know come from?
I don’t really know actually! I just wanted to create a name that reflected my image but was still memorable… Deadly because a lot of my shoots can be so dark, I’ve always preferred the abandoned buildings in the pouring rain to the cosy, cushy studios. Red because obviously I’m a tiny ginger lady! But I think it was mainly that everyone wants that dark side, Miss Deadly Red is mine! Continue reading
Interviewer: Toria Brightside
Photographer: Jamie Mahon
What inspired you to start modelling? My first shoot was back in 2010, I was approached to do a test shoot and thought, why not! I’d never been in front of a camera before, and after my first shoot I knew straight away it was something I wanted to pursue. I love being creative, and modelling the past few years has led me to working with so many talented photographers and designers!
Was it a natural progression into the more alternative side of things? Because I have tattoos and piercings, I guess I automatically fit the alternative modelling world. I’ve always considered myself as someone who doesn’t fit the ‘norm’ so to speak! I like to express my personality through my appearance, hence the vibrant hair and tattoos. Continue reading
Add a touch of whimsy to your outfit with this handmade brooch by The Spangled Maker. This bottle-shaped brooch doesn’t miss out on the little details; if you look really closely, you can see poor little Alice trapped inside! Continue reading