Q&A with Latex Fashion Model Kirsty Munro

Latex Fashion Interview with model Kirsty Munro

Here at Latex24/7 we’re always keen to speak to those who share our love of latex fashion. We were therefore ecstatic when latex model Kirsty Munro agreed to speak to us about her love of latex, how she first discovered the material and an insight into her favourite outfits and designers.

Q: Please provide a short overview of yourself.
A: Hey I’m Kirsty, a 24 year old latex lover from Motherwell in Scotland.

Q: How long have you been wearing and modelling latex outfits?
A: 4 years 6 months and 5 days just wearing it. I’ve been amatuer modelling it for 2 years 10 months and 29 days.

Q: What first sparked your interest or first got you involved with latex fashion garments? How did you discover the material? Was it a personal interest or intrigue, maybe seeing celebrities wearing outfits made from latex, were you approached by a designer?
A: I got into latex after I saw the model Sister Sinister wearing latex. I liked how it looked on her so thought I’d give it a go.

Latex Fashion Interview with model Kirsty Munro

Q: Have you worked with any latex fashion brands, or collaborated with any? If not, which designers garments do you own? What are their outfits like to model?
A: I’ve never worked or collaborated with any brands, although I’d love to. All my latex clothes are Westward Bound apart from one dress, stirrup stockings gauntlets and frilly choker which are Catalyst.

Q: There are many latex fashion designers around the world who cover a wide and varied range of latex clothing styles. Who are you favourite designers? If you could own or model an item from any designer, or any style of latex clothing, what would it be?
A: I love Astuko Kudo, Abigail Greydanus, Mico Couture Latex, Zorenko London, Yummy Gummy Latex, Amentium and Elissa Poppy; the list could go on. I’d love to to own and model the Amentium Without Warning Bardot Jumpsuit. I think it’s such a unique catsuit with its flare style.

Latex Fashion Interview with model Kirsty Munro

Q: Latex is a unique material and totally different from the majority of other fabrics which are commonly used during the making of fashion garments. What was your reaction the first time you ever wore latex clothing? How does it make you feel?
A: My first piece of clothing was a pencil skirt. I never bought any dressing aid because I underestimated how much you need it. I started putting it on, then I got stuck, and after 5 mins I resorted to talcum powder. My initial reaction was Wwow this looks and feels amazing unlike anything I’ve owned beforeW. I then noticed how it filled the room with a smell of rubber which I don’t mind, it’s worth it for beautiful clothes.

Q: What do you feel is the main appeal of latex fashion?
A: The main appeal to latex fashion I think is how it fits like a shiny second skin, that it can be handmade to your measurements and shows off every curve of the body in a beautiful way. So many girls dress the same it’s like a mass produced production line it’s nice to be different.

Q: Who is your biggest influence and who do you respect most in the genre of latex fashion?
A: I’m loving Phee Jameson because she showcases that curvy women can wear latex and rock it. I feel a lot of women who model latex tend to have the stereo typical petite body and large breasts. It’s nice to see more body types represented.

Latex Fashion Interview with model Kirsty Munro

Q: When looking for your next latex purchase, what are the key elements which you look for? Is it quality of the latex, the designer, the cut of the material, the cost?
A: The Key Elements I look for in a latex purchase are is how well the material is cut and glued together. Too much glue can make messy seams and too little glue the item can come apart easily. Money isn’t a factor in if I buy an item or not but it has to be unique enough. For example if the item used patterned latex or was in a style I had not seen before.

Q: Latex clothing means different things to different people, ranging from the empowering to the outlandish. What does latex fashion mean to you?
A: Latex fashion means confidence I love going out and knowing no one else will have the same outfit on. I’m a different person in latex, more outgoing when I naturally have quite a shy personality.

Latex Fashion Interview with model Kirsty Munro

Q: What is the best reaction you have ever received whilst wearing the shiny stuff? How do those not used to latex fashion react? Is it generally positive or negative?
A: Last Halloween I went to a Halloween party in a pub where my friend used to work in full latex. The reaction was amazing, all positive, people wanted to feel the fabric and said it looked so good. My parents on the other hand are not a fan of latex. They wish I would just wear “normal clothes”. My mum’s accepted that I won’t change, my dad on the other hand always says normal girls don’t wear clothes like that. People will think you’re not right in the head that you look like a bimbo, which I find funny.

Q: Latex fashion has become more and more of a normality in mainstream thanks to the music, film and celebrity industries. Do you see this trend increasing or do you think outfits made using the material will always be a niche item? Do you feel there will ever be a day when latex garments will be mainstream and can be brought “off the peg” at normal high street stores and shops?
A: The trend is increasing among celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Shani James but that hasn’t increased the wear hugely by regular people. I have seen Youtuber’s doing latex try ons stemming from House of CB selling a small latex collection inspired by celebs and TopShop selling one latex dress. I’d like to be able to buy it at a normal highstreet store but I enjoy the exclusivity of latex not being so mainstream that everyone is wearing it and dressing the same.

Latex Fashion Interview with model Kirsty Munro

Q: What would you say to anyone interested in wearing the material? What would be your best piece of advice for anyone who is thinking of trying latex but hasn’t done so yet?
A: My advice would be to start off small and discreet like a pair of gloves, or underwear like a bra or pants if you’re worried about wearing it or if you will like it. Other than that, just try it. It will be the best decision you’ll ever make and you won’t look back.

Q: What do you feel are the biggest barriers for people who haven’t worn latex fashion before? What stops them from taking the plunge?
A: I feel it’s the expense and commitment. All items are more expensive than a piece from TopShop. What if I buy this expensive dress and don’t like it! With all items being handmade a lot of places do not have a returns policy. Latex is also very fragile and needs special care so you can’t just throw it in your washing machine, you need to individually hand wash each piece and it reacts easily to certain metals and sunlight can damage it. I also think there is still a taboo that apparently only a dominatrix in dungeon wears or that it’s a sexual thing.

Q: Where is the oddest or most unexpected place or location in which you have worn the shiny stuff?
A: Probably on my first shoot when I shot at Edinburgh castle or explored a old church in Edinburgh.

Latex Fashion Interview with model Kirsty Munro

Q: How do you feel is the best way to integrate latex into an everyday “public” outfit. How would you mix it with other materials?
A: I often will pair a latex skater skirt with a regular bodysuit or shirt and a leather jacket. Alternatively I like pairing latex leggings and a top or a latex top and black skinny jeans. Latex is so versatile you can dress it up or down making it conversative or sexy.

Q: Are there any upcoming projects which you will be involved in, which you could give us a sneak peek of? Where should we look out for you next?
A: I have a public latex and bondage shoot coming up soon. Just waiting on my clothes being made for it so don’t have a date yet but all the photos will go on my Instagram.

Be sure to follow the amazing Kirsty Munro on Instagram and Snapchat to see more of her wearing incredible latex fashion.

Do you agree with Kirsty’s comments? Who would you like to see us interview next? Let us know in the comments section below.

All photos are credit of Pablo Ricard.

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