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Model feature : Kirsty Jayne

Alt model Kirsty Jayne has been working on a diverse range of work covering every alternative style imaginable, & building up one hell of a selection of creative work.

Kirsty Jayne

How did you start modelling? Was it something that you always wanted to do, or did it just 'happen'?

I started when I was 16, I did a couple of photoshoots for friends on college courses and one suggested that if I was enjoying it I should set up an online profile on a model networking site. So I did! It wasn't something I'd really thought about before that so I guess it did just kind of 'happen'.

How drew you towards alternative modeling?

The main thing was that I knew I could never be a mainstream model at that point, I wasn't super skinny, I had black and blue hair, facial piercings and I didn't really have the outfits for mainstream stuff either.

Do you have any fellow models or heroines who have inspired you?

I love Nina Kate, I've been following her work for a while and my original inspiration was Audrey Kitching... it sounds corny when I say it now but I used to love her and I do still love her older work. Weird and wonderful concepts are the best.

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What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?

I'd love to work with more latex and I need to get back into my themed and concept shoots. I have a few coming up that I'm especially excited about, they're a bit of a secret but I will say that one of them may or may not have something to do with Star Wars.

What has been your biggest modelling achievement so far?

I recently took part in the Alter Me Up Runway event but in June that'll be blown out of the water a bit when I spend the day as one of Rubber Monkey Latex's models in the Birmingham Alternative & Burlesque Fair.

How did you discover your paticular interest in alternative fashion?

I actually discovered it when I was 15, I was shopping with my mum in Birmingham for new clothes but no matter how many stores we went into I couldn't find anything I liked then we accidently came across The Oasis and I fell in love with the place. Everything was so different to what I'd just seen on the highstreet. The only reason I turn towards the highstreet now is so that I don't terrify people at my day job!

Are there any companies or designers that you'd like to work with?

Oh, there's so many! I'd love to do a shoot for the Hell Bunny collection and I'd love to work with some Burlesque companies as well as plenty more latex companies.

What are your goals & aspirations for the future?

My main goal is simply that I'd like to be part of Alternative Fashion Week.

You can find out more about Kirsty Jayne & her work over at

First image: Photographer - SCulley photography | Second image: Photographer - Emily Humphries photography