Ask Lady E.

I often get emails covering similar topics, ranging from questions about alternative fashion and lifestyle to general questions about me. Therefore, I thought it best to put together a list of all questions as well as the answers.

I hope that this entry can answer some of your questions! If you have any other questions, please feel free to post them as a comment below or send me a message, and I will see if I can add it to this list. Of course you may post anonymously, but it’s always nice to know who I’m talking to.


What is the meaning of the name “Lady Elisa V.”?

In fact, it’s nothing more than my own first name (Elisa) followed by the firts letter of my surname (V for Van der Ven). I decided to put “Lady” in front of it, just because I liked the sound of that… and because I am a lady of course.

What is your nationality?

I am Dutch. I am from Beesd, a lovely small town in the Dutch province of Gelderland, near the river Linge. Beesd is located in the in the heart of the Betuwe, famous for it’s orchards with pear-, apple and cherry trees.

What music / movies / tv-shows / books / games do you like?

Music:
I have always been a (heavy) metal fan. At the moment my five favourite bands are Evanescence, Nightwish, Semblant, Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch.

Movies and tv-shows:
I just love the thrill of horror movies and series. Zombies and “splatter stuff” aren’t really my thing. I veer more towards ghost stories and possessions for my scares. Also vampire- fantasy-, and superhero stuff in general is always great, and I am a great fan of Disney movies.

Books:
I am a huge Stephen King fan, books as well as movies. He is absolutely my favorite author EVER! His storytelling is just unbelievably good and his characterization is even better. I often get so engaged in his stories that I simply can’t stop reading. That’s why you will find a huge collection of King books on my bookshelf.

Games:
I am not that much of a gamer. My all-time favorite computer game is Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor. Just love how it brings to life a fantasy world replete with fearsome dragons, horrifying monsters and exotic races.

Do you practise any sports?

Kickboxing is definitely my favorite sport. I go to the gym twice a week… or at least I tried to (hehe). And when the weather is nice, I go out inline skating through the Dutch polder region.

Do you have any pets?

My sweet boyfriend Count  vlAD and I have three birds (an umbrella cockatoo, an African grey parrot and a Jardine’s parrot) and two cats (a European Shorthair and a Norwegian Forest cat).

When did you start modelling?

I started modelling in 2011. I always loved taking pictures with friends and one day I decided to attend a photoshooting event in The Netherlands. It was so much fun I decided to start modelling as a hobby.

Is that your real hair?

Yes, my long hair is real. But, because of black isn’t my natural hair color, I visit the hair salon on a regular base to dye it. In fact, I’m not even sure what my natural hair color is like, but I’m sure it’s nothing special otherwise I probably wouldn’t be dying it in the first place.

Do you wear corsets all the time?

No, I love to wear corsets, but I don’t wear them every day and I am not doing “(corset) waist training”. I mostly wear corsets during my visits to Renaissance fairs and photo shootings. In everyday life, I also wear jeans and comfy sweaters.

Do you own all clothes on your pictures?

Actually, yes, (almost) all clothes you see on my pictures are mine. I just love fashion, especially goth styled, and I own a huge wardrobe filled with corsets, skirts, tops, shoes and accessories.

Can I share your work on my page?

Please do! My business grows on words of mouth, so I would love for you to share my photos. All I ask is that you credit everyone in the team (me, photographer, make-up etc.) and do not edit or filter the photos in any way.

Can I edit your photos?

Please do not edit or add filters to any of my photos. My model photos are already finished the way they are, so please respect the work that my photographer and I put into these photos.

If you want make a drawing, painting or tattoo with one of my photos as a reference, that is always cool and you are very welcome to do it. Please show me your results, I am always really excited to see it.

Do you shoot TFP? I want to shoot with you!

Yes, I do shoot TFP. If you’re interested in working with me, please send me a message.

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