Stef von Riot
I'm Stef von Riot, a fiery red head, a little on the strange side, and an actress, burlesque performer pin up model and stylist :)
I started off with alternative modeling; doing more goth and dark stuff, but I found that with my curvy, hourglass shape I didn't always fit in with the look people wanted for alternative models. They wanted that skinny, straight framed look, and that was never going to be me.
I have always loved the 1950's; classic cars, pin ups (especially Bettie Page), mid-century modern furnishings, and Coca Cola memorabilia... so I decided to try bringing that out in my modeling. After my first pin up shoot, I was hooked!
I loved that I could dress up in clothes that showed off my curves, have a lot of fun with hair and makeup, and be cheeky, silly and sexy all the same time. My first shoot was a blast, and I've been addicted ever since.
Being a pin up model even lead me to becoming a classic burlesque performer and opening my own pin up/vintage-inspired clothing boutique.
Now, when I'm not modeling, I work as a stylist and Pin Up coach, as part of the "Lady Luck Pin Up" team, and I'm currently working on becoming a makeup artist, specializing in retro styles.
So I guess you could say, Pin Up is my life!