HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I began doing hair and makeup for shoots and then one lucky day I got asked if I wanted to step behind the lens. That choice changed my life.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
It excites me that I can transform into a hundred different people in one day and they're all me. You can morph into whomever or whatever to channel the look you want for your images. It's liberating, empowering and such an amazing thing to get to partake in.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
I like outfits that are very costume-y. I like the surreal. I've also recently taking a shining to latex (pun intended.. wakka wakka.)
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
It's difficult to model in clothes that are your own and that you wear on a regular basis. They don't inspire much of a feeling in you because you're so accustomed to the way you look in them. So, probably those are my least favorites.
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN FETISH/BDSM?
I think that it's a huge part of our culture that is unexplored in most cases. I was enamored by all of the raw sexuality.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
Everything. I adore them. Some tell stories, some don't (which is totally okay). Some people hang their art on their wall; I wear mine. It's unfortunate how unaccepted tattoos are in our society at times and I personally hope that tattoo acceptance grows in the coming years.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I love the Temptations, The Supremes, Diana Ross, Elvis Presley and my absolute favorite: Otis Redding. I'm rather eclectic when it comes to music.. one day it's old school rap the next it's REM & Radiohead.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I collect antiques, grow tons of plants (my apartment is starting to look very jungle-esque), I love acrobatic yoga and live music. I love old video games (EarthWorm Jim for Sega) and anything Nintendo.
If we were at a party, I'd probably be the girl that grabs your hand and asks you to join.
See more of Darcy St. James:
Insuh Yoon, Marcos Rivera, Maximo & Anna Nicole.