Welcome to the Insta-hood: @ahhsweetdeath !

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing : @ahhsweetdeath !

  1. How did you come up with your instagram name?

“Photo by Joel ArbajeOne of my latest prints/patterns My most recent StickersCosplay as Death.”

“When I was choosing the name for my IG and also for my design brand, I thought of the saying “Ahh the sweet release of death.” As a person who has always been interested in death-positivity and someone who loves grim reapers, I always imagined what death would be treated like if they were seen as a positive afterlife guide.

I suppose this comes from an upbringing where celebrating your dead and remembering them fondly on Dia De Los Muertos, I wanted to imagine this sweet character guiding them into the next world. This is where I got the idea. It’s like a feeling of relief when you see her greeting you to walk you to the other side, “Ahh…Sweet Death.”

“Disposable Film photos from Sundae School Street Wear & Cannabis brand..”

2.Can you talk a little bit about the horror magazine you worked on and started?

“”Self portrait with the first issue of my magazine (I’m the Elvira cosplay also).”

“It was the idea of another person whom I shared the magazine with, but I hopped on board as co-owner and writer for Living Dead Magazine. I was also the first cover model! I did cosplay as Elvira. I was at the time in a wonderful position of traveling with my late ex husband who was in Star Trek, to sign autographs at a booth. I met so many amazing actors who played characters in my favorite horror movies growing up! I met the first actor I ever interviewed at the Las Vegas convention. It was lurch from Addams Family, Carel Struycken. There were a lot of really memorable moments traveling to those conventions as well as comic cons in general. One time while at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention, I had stopped to marvel at the biggest lobster in a tank I had ever seen in my life. I was just watching it crawl around in there when I hear a voice from behind me say, “that’s a pretty big one, huh?” I turned around and it was John Berryman from The Hills Have Eyes. We had a quick chat and then parted ways. Everyone was so nice that I met and I’ll never forget having the opportunity of meeting and working with so many rad actors I grew up watching in horror films as a kid. I worked on 2-3 issues before parting ways with the co-owner to move onto something else. I’ll never forget that period of my life, and everyone who was a part of it.”

3. If you have to make a horror movie list to watch for the winter. What would you put on the list and why?

“Night Breed, Demons 1 & 2, The Conjuring movies & Annabelle movies, Hellraiser (original and new) All the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. And Hereditary! All of these films are both terrifying and creative, and those are my kind of films. I like when horror and either sci-fi or occult or both come together. I’m not super into slasher films. Demons 1 & 2 have been my favorites since I was a kid and they have the best gothy/rock n roll soundtracks.”

4. What made you want to start a restaurant? What happened to it? 

“Well at the time I was married to my late ex husband, and we came up with the idea to open an upscale vegan restaurant in Portland. I named it and designed the interior space, but we separated and divorced before it opened. I heard it did really well up until his passing. I believe it was bought and is now a chain restaurant location.”

5.  Do you have any events or news that you would like to share?

“Hmm…well…I have been working on a lot of exciting campaigns over the last few months that are slowly coming out! I am a designer but also a model with and amazing agency, @wespeakmodels . I just shot a really fun Home Alone themed Christmas Campaign for @sundae.school street wear and cannabis brand. I also just walked a fashion show last weekend for a really talented fashion designer and the brand is called @foreignlabur . I can’t name all the other things until they are live but I do post them as they come out on my instagram. As far as my design business…I am doing some fun launches after the new year again I can’t talk about til they are live! Haha. That’s just kind of how things are in my world…hush hush til they aren’t.”

“This is from the fashion show I just did. The photographer is @buttahthings_photography.

If you would like more info on @ahhsweetdeath. The following contact information is below:

Instagram: @ahhsweetdream

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ahhsweetdeath/

Email: Laurenseeley81@yahoo.com

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