Thursday, September 23, 2010

Spanking Interview on The Spanking Spot

I was interviewed for The Spanking Spot a while ago and I am ashamed to say it took me over 3 weeks to finish responding! Still, better late than never and everything you could want to know about me, over-the-knee spanking and my own desert island spanking fantasy can be found here : http://thespankingspot.com/sophia-nova-on-the-spanking-spotlight/


Enjoy :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tickles and Rubber Ponies

Life has been crazy. Lots of decisions to be made (and some being made for me) big changes and ups and downs. It looks as though I will be moving out of my home within the next few weeks and moving in with some very good friends, and my life is about to get bi-coastal with lots more trips to New York, PA, and New England planned.

Luckily I'm not intimidated by the mayhem, actually I embrace it. I like new surroundings, and the chance to start from scratch, and I look forward to the improvements that are coming my way.

I took a break for a couple of weeks whilst my good friend Shannon came to visit all the way from Ireland. It was nice to relax and have fun showing her the sights in LA, and to do something unrelated to modelling. I feel refreshed and ready to go again, and have a trip planned to Philly and Baltimore from the 14th - 18th October.

Yesterday I had a great shoot at Esperanza Studios and also met Marco Patino, who kindly snapped a few shots of me in between wardrobe changes. Nikki from Pet and Pony Girls also got in touch and kindly sent me a few images, check out their website here for more photo sets and videos!

Vaunt Designs also wrote to let me know that my custom latex Medical outfit is in the post, so I can't wait to see my concept come to life! Photos and rubber fun will surely follow.

I'm also in this month's issue of Gothic Beauty :)








Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Interviews and Art Shows

On Saturday evening I attended Karen Hsiao's Book Release Party for her new book, Rubber Duck. I wore black latex hot pants and gloves and not much else (as I'd been asked), and interviewed a few of the models and of course Karen on video which I will post soon. It was a fun event and I enjoyed seeing a few familiar faces along with meeting some new artists I hope to work with in the future. Unfortunately some of the visitors at the gallery were unable to behave appropriately around a few topless women, and I was quite disappointed at their remarks and lack of consideration, especially in such an environment. It says a lot when I'm more embarrassed for you despite being the one with no clothes on in a crowded room, does it not?

The next morning I was up early to catch my flight to Las Vegas to work with Imago Studios for the day. I was really looking forward to testing my limits with strict bondage for their new website focusing on experienced fetish models, but unfortunately I had my first hiccup within an hour of shooting! My arms had gone completely dead and I had to be un-tied and allowed to rest for a few minutes whilst the feeling came back. Luckily we resolved the problem and managed to get through four sets over the course of the day.

I spent Monday resting and doing a bit of cleaning around the house, and today was pleased to see that my interview with fIXE Mag Online was published. I answer questions relating to my inspirations and my personal fetish interests, you can read about it here : http://www.fixemagazine.com/post.php?postid=700

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Adam Chilson Master Class July 24th

I am very excited to say that I will be modelling for Adam Chilson's very first water and rain set photography class on the 24th of July. This workshop aims to teach participants how to construct their own working water set in a studio setting, along with lighting techniques and safety instruction. I will be transformed over the day into a mermaid, complete with tail, whilst photographers work on the set with the talented Nevaehlleh to add both fine art nudes and surreal fantasy themes to their portfolios.

It's going to be an incredible experience, and as the workshop is limited to four photographers, it's going to be a very hands-on day with lots of one-on-one attention. Posing in water is challenging and rewarding at the same time, and the effects are like nothing else.

If you would like more information on the workshop, plus how to sign up, please visit the link below:

Adam Chilson Master Class

I hope to see some of you there!

Example images:







Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paddling and Ponygirls

On Friday morning last week I got a call from Mr Ken Marcus, requesting my presence at the Los Angeles Pony and Critter Jamboree which was being held at Passive Arts Studios. Being a pony-play enthusiast, I was very excited to go and the next morning got up early to curl my hair and put on my most jodhpur-look-a-like bondage pants, and off we went!

There was dressage, a rodeo, a blind-fold obstacle course, presentations and lots of interesting outfits and people to talk to. The event was hosted by SubMissAnn, and she looked lovely in a black bodysuit and golden pony tail. I enjoyed watching the various events, but would liked to have seen more pony-boots being used, and perhaps some music for the ponies and critters to perform to. Still, I am now inspired to create my own ponygirl outfit and hope to attend next year to perform myself!

On Monday, I had a date with Dallas and Nikki Rouge for his website "Dallas Spanks Hard". I had apparently not learned my lesson from the last round, and had allowed time to heal my memories of the extremely sore and bruised bottom I would be left with. I can now safely say that my memory has been refreshed, and as I sit here (uncomfortably) in the Sophie Nova office I am very aware of just what it means to be spanked by Dallas!

Finally, this morning I was greeted by a message in my inbox from Peter Claver. I worked with Peter when I went to Toronto, and he'd finally finished my images from our rope suspension shoot. A few are posted below:








Friday, June 18, 2010

Wishlist

I recently received an email enquiring if I had a wish-list. I decided that since I'm having a lazy day in bed (the Sophie Nova office is the most comfortable place on the planet!) it would be fun to post mine here. It's good motivation for me as well!

Agent Provocateur "Whip Me" Stockings in size A

Agent Provocateur "Marylin" Bra and Panties (size 2)


Rubber 55 Bow Seamed Stockings


Ponygirl Bridle (without plume) in Tan and black

Latex Nurse Dress in Jade Green with white detailing (size small)

Atsuko Kudo Latex Mask

Atsuko Kudo Leopard Print Basque (made to measure)

Ooh la Latex Stripe Dress

Westward Bound Gift Vouchers


Marquis Lace-print Latex Hood

Friday, June 11, 2010

Erotica Workshop 2010

Last weekend I was very pleased to be invited back for my second Erotica Workshop, hosted by Michael Helms and Perry Gallagher in CA. Since my very first nude shoots were with these two incredibly talented photographers (and I'm happy to say, friends) it was especially nice to come back and help others build on their experience. Almost like visting your highschool teachers after University, I felt all grown up!

The workshop was smaller this time around, which I actually preferred, as there was more opportunity for the participants to really concentrate on getting "the" shot, and it allowed both Michael and Perry to really give a lot of one-on-one time to everybody. I did both days, and although I was thoroughly exhausted, it was a lot of fun!

I believe the next workshop is scheduled for Autumn this year, so if you're interested in attending keep an eye on my blog and on Michael's and Perry's DeviantArt pages for updates.

Dave Weathers was kind enough to send me a few images from the class this morning, so I've posted them below.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Back from the UK

After four weeks travelling all over my home country, I'm back and raring to go. I had a really fun time in England, and it's inspired me to work twice as hard over the next couple of months.

First up was a wonderful two-day shoot with the one-and-only PetandPonygirls I arrived at 11am on Saturday morning to be greeted by latex catsuits, pony boots, harnesses, tails and ball gags. I had all sorts of fun clip-clopping around the PetandPonygirls yard, was hog-tied as a helpless bunny, and even wore the beautiful black horse head (plus some beautiful rubber-wear) in the stable!

Later in the week I travelled to Leicester to work with UKTickling. As tickle shoots are one of my favourite things, the three hours we spent making me giggle, squirm and laugh until there were tears in my eyes! I had an electric toothbrush, a hairbrush, a feather and baby oil used on my poor feet, but it just resulted in further giggling from me :)

The day after my tickle shoot, I took the train to London to attend the London Foot Worship Party. Although I've done several foot and pantyhose fetish videos, this was my first foot party. It was lots of fun and everyone was very pleasant to work with, and the atmosphere was really relaxed. I had my toes sucked, my feet massaged, and even did my first trampling session (followed by my second and third trampling session!) I definitely hope to do more of these in the future, so keep an eye on my blog if you want to be updated on where I'll be.

When I woke up the next morning (at a painful 7am) I got packed and took the train to Birmingham to work with Julian Kilsby for Ooh la Latex. Samantha Gardner did a wonderful job with hair and make-up, and I really enjoyed working with such a fantastic team.







Friday, April 9, 2010

Tin foil encasement fetish?

Yesterday I had a wonderful shoot with one of my favourite groups of people, FM Concepts. The day started off quite normally, we did some damsel in distress, mouth-gag, chloroform and duct-tape, with the lovely Diamond Foxxx as my sexy co-star. Once Diamond had packed up however, I really ventured into the bizarre by being fully wrapped in tin foil until I was completely encased!

It was one of the most interesting and enjoyable experiences I think I've ever had on a shoot. The foil crinkled wonderfully every time I moved, and although I couldn't go far because of the duct tape holding everything in place, I managed to wriggle a little. Every inch of me was covered, including my head and face, with just a tiny hole to breathe through. I was lowered onto the sofa and lay there feeling completely serene and calm, and very warm! I was quite disorientated, as the lack of movement or awareness of my surroundings provided almost complete sensory deprivation, but I also felt very safe and secure. I was a naked butterfly in a space-age metallic cocoon.

Just for fun, we decided that along with videoing me being more and more covered in the tin foil, we should also have a video of me escaping! I managed to break through the foil with my hands, then slowly squirmed and worked my way out with my feet. Next came the body, which I managed after some contorting, and finally my face was free!

If you'd like to see the video, the clips will be available on the FM Concepts website soon, so bookmark it and keep an eye out! Below you can see a few preview snaps, let me know what you think :)






Sunday, March 21, 2010

Freak Feet

Whilst in Philadelphia, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the wonderful world of foot fetish. Growing up, my mum used to comment that I had really ugly feet! She said my toes were an uneven length, too long and bony, and that I'd never have nice feet and should hide them so as not to scare away potential boyfriends! Her feet were just about perfect, little, even shaped toes, all decreasing in size down to the last one, so I thought she must be right.

Luckily for me, John Campbell from Philly Foot Worship Parties (and soon, Feet of Philly) set the record straight. He loved my long toes, super wrinkled soles, and my ability to splay my toes out wide! Instead of telling me my feet were horrible, he pointed out that these were just the sort of feet a lot of foot fetishists dreamed of. Can you imagine my delight and surprise?

Best yet, I'm super ticklish, so we had all sorts of fun tickling and massaging my feet on camera. He even took a few stills for me so I could put them up on my blog and show you.

I'm looking forward to pursuing more foot work in the future. Foot parties and foot websites sound like a lot of fun, so I'll update on my feet's whereabouts as I progress. I just had a very nice shoot with FM Concepts, stroking and talking about my feet on video, I even wrapped my toes around the rungs of the bed and splayed them out along the post!

The lesson here is, don't ever dislike a part of yourself, because there will be someone out there that prizes it as special. Thank you, John, for helping me re-build my relationship with my feet.

Now, I think I'm going to book my next pedicure...


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Foot Fetish and High Fashion

I made my first trip to Philadelphia this weekend, starting with a painful red-eye flight that landed at 6am. I stayed with Amy and Corwin (Vaunt Designs and Corwin Prescott Photography) in their very cool school building!

First off was a 3 hour bus ride from Philly to Baltimore, where I worked with Gila Nudes and his assistant, My Other Side. We did a few concepts ranging from simple nudes to a short film piece where I writhed around in a chair wearing nothing but stockings and heels! I'll be posting the video as soon as it's edited.

I stayed overnight in Baltimore, then jumped back on the bus to shoot Vaunt's look-book and Corwin's fox project. You can see one of the images below. I felt really lucky to be asked to model her whole collection, thank you Amy!

Finally I had a wonderful shoot with Feet of Philly and Twisted Concepts on Sunday. We did some foot worship, video and stills, and Phil bound and toe-tied me! I even sat in the bath and splashed my feet around, I have to say foot fetish is one of my favourites, as I love to play with my feet and stretch and splay my toes out on camera!

On Monday I flew home and for the first time, properly felt that LA was where I really lived. It's nice to feel I belong somewhere :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pony Girl

My birthday was on Friday, my first away from the UK. We went for breakfast and then drove up to Palos Verdes for a western style riding session at Wagon Wheel Ranch. Pat is a really nice guy, he takes a more natural approach to caring for his horses that seem to keep them very relaxed and well behaved, and he was even kind enough to offer me a free ride when I come back :) If you have a free afternoon and want to do something a bit different, I highly recommend saddling up and going for a ride.

On Saturday I went to DV8 and spent a very nice evening hanging out with friends and of course getting my birthday spankings from none other than Ken Marcus! By the time he was done I was limp and giggly, so it was worth the pain and awful position he had me in!

I also have a lot of travel planned, so far it's looking something like this:

March 12th - 15th : Philadelphia
March 20th : Bound Los Angeles Rope Conference
April (First week) : Toronto
April 28th-May 24th: England
June: Chicago
August 5th-8th : FetishCon, probably

I also plan to work a trip to NYC and Atlanta in, and possibly a return visit to Philly in the summer. It's amazing to me how quickly things are picking up, and I hope to make the most of my little adventures.

I've been working on my website also, and hope to have that up and running very soon, so keep an eye out for updates :)


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I'm on Zivity!

Finally. I kept meaning to join but never quite got round to it. But as of today I have started my profile and will be uploading sets soon. I have some very cool concepts that will hopefully entertain my voters, one of which involves a custom latex outfit by Vaunt Designs. I'm going to be fitted for it on my trip to Philly and can't wait to see it completed!

You can check out my Zivity profile here. I'll post a new blog entry when my first set is published :)

It's my birthday on the 5th, I'm wishing for latex, a trip to my favourite sweet-shop, laser quest and the quilted patent suitcase from River Island. My early present from my mum was a ticket to England, so I've already been pretty lucky in pressie department, thank you mum!

Finally, I would like to say that if you're going to wear latex, please make sure it's adequately shined, and if you're going to charge for your modelling, please take good care of your nails. Sloppiness irks me.

On a lighter note, here I am with my new hair, for Michael Sanville's new project:



I've been shooting loads, new images are on their way, some are just being kept top secret for now :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rope n Rubber

Another crazy weekend over and I'm so pleased and exhausted! On Saturday I spent four intense hours in bondage and ball-gags for Ken's Clips4Sale site. We did three scenarios; I played the part of a taunting real estate agent, a prudish lingerie model and a nasty dominatrix. After being mean to whoever I was dealing with, I would be approached by the victim, tied up and gagged, then teased and finally abandonned, unable to wriggle free! If you'd like to see the videos, check out Ken's store where they will soon be available.

Today I had a very productive shoot with Chase (Illumination Forge). We shot three latex sets, my military outfit, a cute pin-up set and a very cool final shoot involving fur and cigarettes. Chase was wonderful to work with and I really hope we can collaborate in the future, the sets will be available on Zivity and perhaps Gods Girls, as well as my website. I'm also considering having a few prints up for sale. My hairstlist for the day was Melissa, she did an absolutely beautiful job and I would definately recommend her.

Below are a few stills from the first video, I'm also able to do custom sets/videos, so feel free to contact me with your ideas!






Friday, February 19, 2010

Spiked

I'm incredibly restless at the moment. My new hair colour, the ability to travel again, recent financial gain from selling a lot of old wardrobe and paid shoots and fashion's sadistic ability to make these I really want just when I could conceivably have them are all swirling around me like little clouds.

I didn't even realise I had a spike fascination until a few weeks ago. First there was the stud sweater by Asish on the Topshop website, a cruel mix of my favourite object (grey jumpers are my happy place) and tough hedgehog-like details. Then I noticed the damn things everywhere, on headbands, bags, the shoes at Kurt Geiger are so tough and menacing I'd be shy to take them home to show my mother! Even Mother of London has produced a spiked shoulder piece that would be oh-so-easy to wear over a grey t-shirt to say "I am fierce, don't mess with me, I'm ultra chic and dangerous at the same time. I'm a dinosaur!". Add to that the quilted patent suitcase at RiverIsland that I know would be perfect to trundle along to shoots, and I'm practically in pain.

What is a girl to do?

Luckily, my birthday is coming up and I'm hoping a few good friends and well-rehearsed relatives will take pity on me and help co-fund my obsession. If all else fails, I will simply purchase a video camera and whore myself out on Clips4sale bursting bubbles and pie-facing myself until I can afford all the spiny treasures my heart desires :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Leather and hair

My week is going pretty amazingly. I worked with Michael Sanville on Tuesday on his coffee-table book project, we have planned further photographic exploits for the near future. His house is incredible, I keep meaning to take a photo of the view. He lives at the top of one of the hills overlooking Hollywood, it's so beautiful and serene. I keep asking him to shoot me nude on his balcony!

The next day I had a really cool shoot with Karen Hsiao. After she'd put me in one of her antique Chinese chairs and covered me in baby oil, she placed a Louis Fleischauer (AMF) leather mask on my head and the rest if going to be gallery history. Her current project will be shown in Japan, it's pretty cool to think my naked, leather-faced image will be on display on the other side of the world to be stared at and hopefully, sold.

Today was also a good day for several reasons, I sold two of my old corsets and got a package in the post from the wonderful Suicide Dreams. We'd been discussing the possibility of an orange and yellow dread-wig with bangs, and sure enough, today it arrived. I can't wait to shoot it (and the wicked little eye patch and ring that came with it), hopefully on Monday after my shoot with Victoria Vertuga and Antiseptic Fashion.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Art's a tart


The last few days have been ridiculously busy. I worked with Natlight Studios and Michael Walker in a beautiful studio in downtown LA on Friday for about 8 hours of fine art nudes, then did anther full day with Lauren WK and a few other girls at a Bondage and Fetish Workshop on Saturday.

Shooting with a load of kinky, rubber clad girls reminded me that it's time to purchase some new latex, as there can never be enough of it in my wardrobe and I've had a few items on my wish list that now need to be a reality. Gorgeous, shiny, lubed up photo shoots can then naturally follow suit!

The red hair is proving to be rather popular, and I am certainly happier now it's a little darker and more intense. I've got lots of new ideas and inspiration for images now that I'm very excited about.

Finally, I'm going to shoot some DID work this week, the video footage will be available on clips4sale. If you want to see me struggling in bondage in my stockings and heels, I suggest you keep an eye out!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New York Cheesecake

I was very excited to have Miss Anna Evans come to stay over the weekend. We got up to all sorts of naughtiness, including a steamy sauna girl-on-girl set, shopping for new outfits in Hollywood and clubbing in some seriously hot latex.

Besides shooting with my new favourite model, I've been enjoying life as a redhead! On Thursday, my good friend Jason Becker coloured my hair a gorgeous red/copper shade and I'm really pleased with the results. I'm going to go a little darker and more intense on Monday, as I want something with more impact, and I'm looking forward to posting new pictures and re-vamping my portfolio with my new look.

In case you were interested, these were snapped just before we headed out on Saturday, my latex leopard print girdle is by HW Design, Anna is wearing Vex.






Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Zap!

Today I started my home laser hair removal treatment. The wicked little device was lent to me by my good friend Jim (Natlight Studios). Hair free underarms and bikini area for life? How could I resist?

Unfortunately, resisting has become very easy. The Tria Device works by emitting a small laser, which is accompanied by the sensation of a hot needle poking you in the skin, over and over again, in your most sensitive areas. After about 30 minutes of bracing myself, doing a few quick pulses, and shaking from the pain, I'm having difficulty imagining how I'm going to finish what I've started.

I'm no wuss. I enjoy pain, and can be found giggling and sub-spacing from caning, beating, paddling and so on. But this is a completely different animal! Still, I am determined to finish my treatment (twice a month for 3 months, then once a month until everything is gone) and will hopefully look back on this experience as being worth it. For those interested, the Tria Device costs about $800 and is a lot cheaper than going to a Laser Hair Removal Clinic, but takes longer due to being weaker and smaller, and doesn't come with numbing cream. I'd really like Tria to make numbing cream.

After a frantic message to Jim, I was informed that because I'm so pale, the lowest setting is probably enough for me and I should get good enough results alternating between low and medium. I continued in mild to low discomfort, and will continue to update with my success rate or lack thereof.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hysteria in Hesperia

Yesterday was so much fun. After weeks of planning, set bulding, fittings and scheming, Lauren WK, Scar, Paindancer Productions and I headed out to the desert to shoot a Silent Hill inspired editorial for Eirik Aswang. Paul Spataro also drove up to do what has probably been my favourite hair styling to date; neon orange and pink spray hair dye over fifties rolls!

Eirik's corsets were nurse inspired; warped white leather that had been stained and painted over, with matching giant nurse caps. We played around with some medical gauze and netting for more texture on the face and over the hair, and stumbled around the set trying to look as attractively decayed as possible.

Big thank you to Adam Chilson for set design and allowing us to invade his home, and to Eirik for getting three outfits made in time for the shoot.








Friday, January 29, 2010

Travel Update: Philly 12th-15th March

It's offical! I just booked my flight to Philadelphia, and am really looking forward to the trip.

I will be staying with Amy (Vaunt Designs) and hope to get plenty of shooting packed into my 3 day visit. We've been talking back and forth for ages, so it's going to be nice to finally meet her and work with her and Corwin.

In other news, I was asked to attend "Bound Los Angeles Rope Conference" yesterday by my good friend Jordan. I'm going to be one of the models for the rope classes, it should be a really good event. It's on the 20th of March, and anyone interested in learning rope-work, photographing it, or just networking with like-minded deviants should consider attending. More info here: Bound Los Angeles

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Testing...

Welcome to my new blog.

I'm very excited about keeping everyone up to date with my nonsensical scribblings. My aim here is to update regularly about shoots, publications, events etc, but also to post stuff from my everyday life that normally gets left out. Everything from travel plans, to parties, to interviews will go up here, and since I finally got a new camera for Xmas, I also intend to post plenty of pictures :)

This week is already off to a good start, I have a casting for a DID (Damsel in Distress) shoot on Friday, then on Saturday it's out to the desert for an all-day shoot with Lauren WK and Scar, for Eirik Aswang's designs, shot by Paindancer Productions. Don't want to give it all away just yet so I'll just leave you with this... if you ever thought the nurse scene from Silent Hill needed re-creating with three hot babes and some couture leather work, you're dreams are about to come true :)