HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I had my first shoot when I was 15, a friend of mine was really getting into photography, and used me as a subject for practice. From there I just kept going with it. :)
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
I like creating. Both photography and modeling are an art form. The outcome is the result of you living your art. It’s amazing to me what two people can make. I also like performing, modeling is acting, pretty much. Not to say that it’s not me coming through in the photos, however you are seeing different, perhaps intensified, aspects of me. Also- when else do I have an excuse to wear 7 inch heels while simultaneously holding myself up with a hanging chain and balancing on a garage door?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
LATEX. Though, I also enjoy pinup fashion, especially lingerie. Oh, and heels!
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
Anything that makes me feel awkward or uncomfortable, or that is unflattering.
WHAT KIND OF SHOOTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK ON IN THE FUTURE?
More fetish!! I am very inspired by John Willie, Gil Elvgren, Bettie Page, Gullermoe Divito…. You get the idea. Pinup fetish.
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN FETISH MODELING?
I was very into Bettie Page as a teenager, particularly her fetish work.
DO YOU THINK PINUP AND FETISH ARE BECOMING PART OF THE MAINSTREAM CULTURE?
Yes. Pinup has been around for quite a while now. There are pinup clothing stores left and right! I feel that fetish is a little different. Fetish fashion is becoming more popular. But the term fetish can refer to many different things. I don’t feel that BDSM, flogging, rope bondage, gagging, etc. are as widely accepted as dressing in latex or PVC. When most people think of fetish, they automatically assume foot fetish or something of the sort- which they tend to frown upon. I get a lot of confused looks when I tell people that I am an alternative/fetish model.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
There are many. I draw, write, sew, craft, sculpt, sing, attempt to play guitar and drums… I am a very creative person. :)
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
Most everything, I dislike most country, but love bluegrass. I hate pop music, though I will totally listen to terrible 80’s radio music. Haha. I listen to a lot of punk rock.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I don’t have a lot of free time, but I usually end up sewing or drawing or something of the sort. I go to quite a few different festivals too. Right now I am getting ready for Burning man :)
See more of Cléo Rose Micheline:
Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1410517
Danger Ninja Production https://www.modelmayhem.com/400365
Through a Glass Photo https://www.modelmayhem.com/2527824
CG photography https://www.modelmayhem.com/412421
Rosetta Risque https://www.modelmayhem.com/2341751
Mark Zuiderveld https://www.modelmayhem.com/2935352