Welcome back to our Babe of the Month feature series. This series is designed to highlight women that are involved in the pinup style of modeling in the hot rod car culture. This month we bring you the lovely entrepreneur, Miss Eden Eve.
I was very fortunate to work with Eden for a job I was hired to do in St. George Utah. My good friend, and business client, Steven Anastos of Red Hills Rods and Classics, commissioned me to shoot his latest investment, a beautiful 1940 Mercury.
Having had the great pleasure of working with Steve for several years now, I’ve noticed that he always has the most amazing classics and customs for me to shoot. Steve recently moved his shop to a new location, and he was looking to get promotional shots for his new shop.
As part of the completely new look, Steve decided he wanted to go with a fresh new model and had seen Eden in the most recent issue of Traditional Rod and Kulture. Wanting to help, I contacted Eden to see if she was available to travel for our shoot and to our good fortune, she was!
I’ve been blessed by working in this field for several years and having observed many pinup models, I must say that Eden is one of the most natural models I have had the pleasure of working with. Not only is her personality amazing, but she is a true professional in every facet.
Aside from modeling, Eden is also a professional hair and makeup stylist, and a budding entrepreneur. She opened her own salon in the heart of downtown Las Vegas back in 2014. Owning a business in Vegas and living in Los Angeles means that she does quite a bit of traveling, but loves every aspect of her career.
Eden is looking to expand her portfolio and do more freelance work. Be sure to head on over to her Instagram page to see more of her work @edeneve. In the meantime, enjoy these photos and her responses to our questionnaire.
Name: Eden Eve Sign: Sagittarius Hometown: Carlsbad, New Mexico
Current residence: Los Angeles, California Hair color: Black Eye color: Hazel
Height: 5-feet 10-inches Ethnicity: Mixed
Occupation: Co-owner of Stone Fox Salon in Las Vegas, Nevada. Freelance hair and makeup stylist and model.
Career goals: My goal in life is to work for myself, while traveling and experiencing what life has to offer.
Tell us about your beauty business: In 2014, my business partner and I opened Stone Fox, an editorial salon in the heart of downtown Las Vegas in Nevada.
I was looking to create a space for my clients to feel comfortable, and to get models ready for photo shoots, all in a private setting with great surroundings. I also wanted a business that would give me the freedom to model and travel.
Since I’ve moved to Los Angeles, I’ve spent more time working on location. I’ve also been working on some new business ideas and I’m really excited for the future.
What services do you offer at your salon? Cuts, colors, and makeup for men and women, with our specialty being retro styles.
What do you love most about the beauty industry? I love being creative and I love making people feel good, the beauty industry lets me kill two birds with one stone.
How did you get into modeling? I had a coworker who asked me to model for him, the photographer became a wonderful friend, and after the photos came out, the ball was rolling. I’m forever grateful to both of them for opening a whole new world to me.
How long have you been modeling? Six years
What’s your favorite part about modeling? Creating (Creating what???)
What’s your favorite type of modeling? I love ANY opportunity to freely express myself as a model, or just get a good excuse to travel!
What’s your biggest job to date? My biggest accomplishment was being Creative Director and model for a large scale video promotion at the Palazzo Casino in Las Vegas.
What are some of your hobbies? Expanding my vintage collection, hanging out with my dogs, bingo, napping, cooking, hiking, camping, reading a book, and collecting records.
What’s one of your rarest records? That would have to be my misprinted Patsy Cline record, also my favorite record to clean.
You mentioned you like to cook, what sort of food? I like to cook Mexican and Italian food.
Favorite book: Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s Breakfast of Champions.
Favorite Hiking or camping spot: Zion National Park.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cancun.
Dream vacation: Any place that’s tropical really, but Hawaii has always been high on my list.
Dream photo shoot: I wish I could go back in time and shoot with Bunny Yeager.
Favorite classic car: My first car ever! A 1967 Mercury Marauder police interceptor.
Favorite food: Candy. Favorite drink: Tequila.
Favorite restaurant: Golden Steer in Las Vegas Favorite bar: Golden tiki
Do you like sports: Does napping count?
Any favorite sport team? Who ever I’ve put my money on.
What do you love most about the pinup style? The pinup style gives women and men an opportunity to create the most glamorous version of themselves.