Sienna Sally is a super enthusiastic young woman who puts her heart and soul into everything she does. Just take a bit of time and get to know this amazing young lady that will for sure amazes all very soon.
1.How would you describe yourself?
Hello, first of all, thanks for the opportunity, I love your page and your work.
So, let’s go to the difficult part describing myself … I am a person who likes to be alone, it is not feeling alone, but being alone. We can say that I am a little anti-social, but I believe it is only in phases. I am very close to my family. I love the arts. I am stubborn, I have a bad temper. But I am true and faithful to myself and mine friends. I’m a friend of my friend. I am very protective, anxious, observant and frontal. When I am with friends or family, I am the clown, simply because I like to see people smiling around me, especially those I like a lot. If a friend or family member is not well, I don’t rest, I do everything to help them. I put my problems aside to focus on helping others.
I don’t have much way to describe myself but this is what I know.
2. When did you start with your modeling career and what lead you to Alternative/goth modeling?
If I’m not mistaken, it started in 2009/2010. At the time, a great friend of mine, Pinky, was learning to photograph people. And she needed someone to train. So I used to model to help her. With the training I started to find it funny, because she chose many funny themes, but all within the Dark style, because we both already had an alternative style.
And it’s funny because I didn’t even like people taking pictures of me before.
A few years later, a cousin of mine created a project, called cupcakes models. It was more of a pin-up project. So they also did a lot of photos and parades. From there I started to be invited by more photographers and over time I gained more and more taste in photography, because it made me feel good and loosen up more. Yes because I was really shy.
Of course, I tried photography in other styles … But what really identified me was the Gothic style. The other styles didn’t even look at the photos much because I didn’t feel like myself. It’s hard to explain ahah,
3. Do you feel connected to the alternative lifestyle, and how is that like on your country?
Yes, without a doubt I feel connected, nor does it make sense to me to be otherwise. The style here in Portugal, in my opinion in relation to many other countries, is not bad at all. That is, it is even well accepted. From my personal experience.
I also confess that there are not many people who even use the Gothic (Victorian) style as they do it in other countries.
But the basic Gothic and all the alternative in general, it is even well accepted.
It wasn’t always like this when I was younger people from my own age, (teenagers) gave me a hard time. But it didn’t affect me because luckily, despite being a little shy, I always had my rebellious and myself confident side.
As an adult, of course there are still some looks of disapproval, usually from older people, But still nothing I can’t handle.
4. Why the modeling name Sienna Sally, can you tell us the story behind that name?
I like my name, I just don’t like using it on social media. So I thought of a name that comes from the source of my real one. I really wanted to have an artistic name, both for the model and for the music field.
5. I know you do more than just modeling. You do your own hair and make-up, so you must love to be involved in all the backstage creative work. Can you tell us a bit how that works for you?
Yes, I really love it! Since I was a little girl I saw my mother putting on makeup, so I learned the basics from her. It goes without saying that since I was very young I started doing my makeup ahahah. Then my mom and aunts have a beauty salon, so I grew up in that environment and learned a lot from them.
When I started with my friend in photography, we invented hairstyles and make-up, and that really gave me a lot of pleasure, preparing everything and then after seeing the results.
Meanwhile, a few years later, I started to participate in Photography events where I already included makeup artists and hairdressers.
The problem is that every time it was someone else putting on my makeup and not me, I didn’t feel well. In fact, I felt horrible, the pictures were terrible for me. My face was strange. I have small eyes, and I already know what to do to look good. So became a little annoying on that department and I don’t let anyone else put on my makeup on.
I started going to those events already in makeup. Until one day the event organization invited me to do makeup for other models.
I loved it without a doubt it is an area that I have immense pleasure. I have no course, but it is something on my to do list.
6.Every model has her own brand (the thing that makes her stand out), what do you think your brand is?
My versatility (I really do very different types of photoshoots), my commitment and my motivation to go further. Every time I get involved in a project I give my all, I give it 100%. Pure heart and soul.
7. We can see you in many different types of photos but do you favor any genre of modeling more than another?
I never thought I would ever say this. But I love lingerie and sensual photography. I love lingerie, corsets, sexy dreses. But lingerie in the Gothic style in a dark environment is what is top for me.
8. For you, what makes a picture perfect?
For me what makes a picture perfect is:
Communication between the model and the photographer (very important)
Preparing everything in advance, all with time.
Be sure of what you want
Respect and trust.
Apart from that, good photography material, beautiful outfits and good makeup.
9. Do you have a favorite photoshoot from all the ones you already done, one that left you with good memories?
With good memories I have a lot, fortunately. With my friend Pinky were it all began.
But lately the Photo session that I liked the most are the sensual lingerie sessions with the photographer Peter Karbs with the Gothic and Amazing on the project Apov , and keep tuned because there are a lot more to come
10. Do you have any concepts for future shoots that you’re just dying to try out? Where do you go for inspiration? Do you have and idol, someone that you look up to for?
I loved doing a more hardcore lingerie session, maybe something inspired by the classic Harley Queen (some planning for that is already in motion).
About idols, without a doubt there is a model that I follow and I admire a lot Riya Albert.
11. You look amazing in your modeling outfits! What do you wear when you’re ‘off duty’?
Like many gothic girls, I wear the killstar brand a lot. But I have days, because I am also very sporty that I just put on a training suit and some sneakers but I do love short dresses and mini skirts something sexy but comfortable.
12. Now there’s one more surprise about you that I know of. You are also a great singer. So what is your great passion, modeling or singing? Or do you think they end up complementing each other?
I used to make a lot of music, really a lot and it was like that for a few years. But the music made me a little frustrated, because I could only write a song lyrics during my anxiety phases … I don’t know why, but I only knew how to really express myself when I was not well. In other words, all the music I wrote, I created characters to represent my emotions, and in the fight against anxiety. And then I couldn’t hear my own music because it touched me so much that I started to cry.
Also in, in every project was in I feel I was never recognized for my work… Which led me to a lot of frustration. I love singing, and thast hasn’t disappeared, but to be honest I left it a little behind.
Photography just makes me feel good. So I prefer the model area right now. I know what I like and what I want to represent now. There is no confusion.
13. What do you consider your biggest career highlights so far?
I think this moment right now, when I’m considered a good alternative model, Is very good to be finally recognized by my hard work and is makes me be super proud to be here were I’m giving an interview that I hope will inspire other girls.
14. After all that what more can we expect to see you do in the future, what are your biggest goals in life?
My main goal now is to reach as many people as I can, to be recognized as a good model, I want to be a model for some brands that I follow. And I want to be a person who can inspire many others and help in whatever way I can. Mainly on the topic of anxiety, depression. Because I know that it is still a topic that many people devalue, and that there are more and more people with these problems and who feel abandoned and hopeless. I want to help! And one thing that makes me feel human is to help others. So I want to be able to have the “voice” to address these issues in order to help.
15. Do you have any hobby, something you really enjoy doing just for fun?
To dance! I really love to dance! Ahahah but I only do it to amuse or express myself, it is not something that takes seriously or wants to follow, but it is an Exercise that makes me super good.
16. Name three things you simply cannot live without every single day?
Sugar, music, perfume, there’s more, but those three are the ones that popped into my mind right away.
17. So to end … You know you have many fans out there What do you like to say to them?
First of all, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for all the support and the daily strength you all give me with nothing in return. It is genuine and I highly value it. Mainly because I am not known (I don’t have a huge name), and my fans follow and support me tirelessly because they really like and understand all my hard work. And for also making me believe in myself and that it makes sense to continue to strive for my goal.
And I also want to say, that in whatever I can do, I want to inspire each of you to achieve your goals regardless of the situation you may be in.
Because anything is possible! It doesn’t have to be easy, it doesn’t have to be overnight. But if you continue, you can. And do it without going over anyone, there’s room for everyone.
Embrace the size of the World.