BlackLite Bonnie grew up drawing her inspiration for alternative fashion from her two all time favorite rock icons, Marilyn Manson and Gwen Stefani. "I recall being about five years old, seeing No Doubt's Simple Kind of Life music video, thinking 'I wanna be her' as I watched Gwen pretending to be a runaway bride, with a raging pink afro." But BlackLite's love for the strange and unusual didn't end there. At the age of twelve, being just a wee pre-teen, BlackLite Bonnie began shopping in stores such as Freaks Lounge, 8th Street Lab, FREAKS, Trash and Vaudeville, Gothic Renaissance, and Religious Sex, through out the East Village of New York City. "By the time I reached high school, my passion for alternative/goth couture began to fester and grow, to the point that it became a walk of life for me. I'd literally save lunch money to afford vinyl outfits from all my favorite shops. Hallways were my runway and streets were my show. With love for all my favorite clothing lines that still remain to this day, all I ever wanted was to shine this passion, express it and share it with the world. I only hoped to influence, inspire, and open minds through a look of fashion I loved." And express it she does. At the age of 16 BlackLite Bonnie was signed to a modeling agency, but soon decided to call it quits. "It was suppressing me in ways you couldn't imagine. I couldn't dye my hair, and every time I had a casting call, I would have to change my outfit and 'tone it down' as my agent once told me." Stepping off the scene for quite some time, BlackLite wasn't on the rise in alt modeling until January of last year, when she joined forces with CandyLust. Finding her inspiration for modeling from the alternative photographer's website all over again, she has been doing nothing but taking off in her newly found alt modeling endeavor, in the last year. Within 12 short months, BlackLite Bonnie has achieved 10 full spread magazine publications, including a feature in a 2013 pinup calendar. Print work is not all she has achieved. Teaming up with a number of alt designers, she has walked in numerous fashion shows in the last year as well. BlackLite Bonnie is also proud to say despite the color of her hot pink hair, she was casted to walk the runway for both Candy Rock Couture and Pretty Pretty Rebel at Small Boutique Fashion Week, this past Fall in NYC. Be sure to keep up with BlackLite Bonnie as a model on her fan page where she posts all her latest work at www.facebook.com/BlackLiteBonnie.
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Ayria, Assemblage 23, The Birthday Massacre, Icon of Coil, Valium Era, Alien Vampires, KMFDM, Die Form, Suicide Commando, Aesthetic Perfection, Genitorturers, Fabrikc, Combichrist, T3rror 3rror, Angelspit, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Frontline Assembly, Marilyn Manson, Kittie, Suicide City, MSI, Ladytron, Eisenfunk, Orgy, Julien K, Creature Feature, Crystal Castles, God Module, System Syn, Die Sektor, Apoptygma Berzerk, CSS, Das Ich, DeVision, Diary of Dreams, Synthetic Dream Foundation, Funker Vogt, FGFC820, The Faint, Felix Da Housecat, Lights of Europhia, In Strict Confidence, C-Lekktor, FGFC820, Chainreactor, Amduscia, Antythesys, De/Vision, Nachmahr, Yelle, NIN, OhgR, Porcelain and the Tramps, Prodigy, Skrillex, XP8, VNV Nation, Sneaker Pimps, Wumpscut, Straight Line Stitch, Virtual Embrace, Noisuf-X, Xotox, Pysclon Nine, Terminal Choice, Pysborg Corp, Asphixia, Solitary Experiments are some of my favorite bands
[*Frequently Asked Questions*]
[*How long have you been modeling?*] From 2006-2008 I was to MMG agency, but only worked under contract for a very short time. I decided to quit and pursue my love for alternative fashion and modeling instead.
[*What magazines have you been in?*] I have been featured in a total of ten magazines with full page spreads. I have been featured in Bella Morte, The Cat's Meow, Gorgeous Freaks, Alt Girls, Delicious Dolls, The Modern: Your Life in Retro, Alternative Revolution, Deadly Dessert and am currently looking forward to my first cover for Vanity Press.
[*What designers have you modeled for?*] I have been featured in fashion shows and have done photo shoots for Strange Vixens Inc, Candy Rock Couture, Natasha NYC, Natasha Adonzio Punk Couture, Bellatrixx Capella, Sibyl Vain, Chablis Designs, Pretty Pretty Rebel, Magic Silk Lingerie, Mt Coffinz, Ashley Rose Couture Designs, Di Brina, Divine Grotesque Designs, Isabelle Batz, Montce, and Razor Doll Designs. I have also modeled for RICKY'S NYC. +
[*Have you met or worked with any famous alt models in the industry?*] Yes, I'm very proud to say I've been in shows with highly publicized models Raquel Reed, Mary Leigh Maxwell, and Sharon TK. I was most recently also featured in the same issue of Alt Girls as Miss Michief and Amelia Nightmare.
[*Do you shoot nudes?*]
No, implied nude only.
[*Do you have a boyfriend?*] Yes, and I am madly in love with him.
[*Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Harajuku Lovers, TokiDoki, HelloKitty, Ed Hardy, Iron Fist, Doc Martins, Demonia, Too Fast, TrippNYC, LipService, CyberDog, Sourpuss, Betsey Johnson, Betseyville, HellBunny, Sanrio, Kreepsville 666, Candy Rock Couture, Strange Vixens, Sibyl Vain, Poizen Industries, VampireFreaks, Trash n Vaudeville, Yellow Rat Bastard, MAC, Sephora, Gothic Renissance, Body modification, synthetic dreadies, cybergoth fsahion, industrial, EBM, IDM, creepy guys that throw corpse paint all over themselves
Nightmare Before Christmas, Marilyn Manson, Monster High
[*#1*] Funny fact about me, I am probably the biggest Spice Girl collector in the world, owning 10 different doll sets, tons of vinyl albums, magazines, and so so much more, I could probably fill a store, even including framed autographed albums..my dad supported by addiction to music and glamour at a very young age lol
[*#2*] For those of you from NYC, you probably remember the BatCave aka Albion..I was totally getting in there with a fake ID when I was 15..good times!
[*#3*] Amelia Nightmare and Raquel Reed are my 2 all time favorite models!
[*#4*] I love seeing all my favorite bands live, but then again, who doesn't
[*#5*] I <3 Marilyn Manson so please don't insult him!
[*#6*] If you're a photographer or designer looking to book me, please inbox me on Facebook..link is below
[*#7*] I collect Monster High dolls and I <3 Draculaura, she's my favorite character that resembles me the most with her pink and black hair
[*#8*] I'm a full time student studying to become a K-2 teacher
[*#9*] I have mad retail experience..if you sell my lines, you should hire me
[*#10*] My favorite color is pink, I wear it all the time
[*#11*] I have 3 bunnies, Papoof, Bugsy, and Loki
[*#12*] I love inspiring people through my photographs
[*#13*] At the end of the day, I'm really spiritual and in touch with the higher essence of my life.