Saturday, July 28, 2012

Who's that Girl? - Vivi Sterling

Photo by Motel Ultra

Age: 27
Ethnicity: Italian born in America living in the good old UK. 
Currently live: Glasgow, Scotland 
Day job (what pays the bills): art commissions, life drawing classes and modelling. Single/Taken: I'm single


University of Chicago and Houston. I studied palaeontology and went on dinosaur digs mapping bones, digging, jacketing and more illustrating. I majored in painting and drawing and a minor in art history though my other classes were filled with science and psychology. 

What was growing up like for you? 

Tough. I grew up in poverty. It was not pretty. 

Photo by Walnutwax

Photo by Walnutwax

Do you see yourself as a Model? 

Not really. I'm just a small artistic person. But if others see me as such it is a huge compliment. 

When did you become involved in modelling and what do you love about it? 

Wow umm I got involved about 9 years ago. I shot with lithium picnic and it took off from there. I love modelling more now than in my early years. Now I can take my artistic freedom to my shoots and folks go with it and respect my artistic side of things. I put a lot of work into them dress/makeup wise and physically/pose wise.

Photo by Motel Ultra

Photo by Motel Ultra

What would you like to do more in the future? 

I'd like to become a professional tattoo artist and travel the world on a motorcycle to guest spot in shops all over.

What do you admire in other women? 

Those that are strong in mind and spirit and don't give in to immature behaviour or situations. 

Who is Vivi Sterling? 

A small Oliver Twist who party's like a man but loves like a woman. 

Where do you draw inspiration from? 

Art and music. As far as models go I have no one I see as an icon. I try to keep my mind clear of what is going on in the modelling world. 

Do you prefer behind the lens or in front?

On my shitty iPhone-behind. But I like it in the front with a tog. That entire sentence sounded a bit dirty. 

How would you describe your style? 

My mate Toria Brightside who I shoot with often just said I'm a biker socialite.

Are you a fashion brands girl or do you just wear what you like or whats comfortable? 

Both. Anything that looks and feels good. 

Who would you say is your style icon? 

Pricilla Presley mixed with Lemmy from Motörhead.

Tales of love & lust? 

Christ lets say a certain person can walk in front of anyone's line of sight and set them on fire. 

What do you look for in the opposite sex?

 And what are the number 1 deal breakers? Gotta be handsome, Funny and nice. Being a dick gets you no where with me. But confidence is a must. 

What is it that you love most about being a woman?

 I have no clue to be honest. I've left this for last. I guess I enjoy being myself. I'm not very girly. 

When no one is around what is Vivi usually doing? 

I'm normally naked and singing. 

Is there a public and private Vivi? 

Private Vivi at all times. I only open up to few folks. My brutal honesty can get the best of me. 

What's your take on life and what advice would give any of your fans? 

Be yourself, kick some ass at whatever you want to do. Don't worry about what others are doing or thinking. 

You can lurk Vivi online here: