Joei Reed

Model Female Durham, North Carolina, US
My Website: Joei Reed's Hats
Mayhem # 506710

About Me

Hello everyone, please be aware that I am on hiatus for a little while, due to pregnancy.

I specialize in retro/vintage or other historical-style modeling, as well as highly costumed, goth, anime and scifi/fantasy themed shoots. I make hats and costumes (including reproductions of outfits from the 1940s-1950s from the original vintage patterns). I like to use these garments in shoots when appropriate, so I come equipped with a pretty extensive wardrobe. I can also do some vintage hairstyles, and I have some wigs. I am good with make-up. I have experience doing costumes and wardrobe for theater. I am neither desperately young nor rail thin, but I provide a good classic, curvy shape that does well for vintage styling.

I am particularly interested in working with photographers who can provide interesting lighting, perspective or postprocessing, and who are looking for something a little less mainstream. I will not do nude shots. I will do TFP/TFCD work, and I am happy to hear from photographers who might like to shoot with me -- just send me a message. I have studied vintage pinup so I know how to pose, but I am also easygoing and open to ideas, and I genuinely enjoy the process of a shoot. I travel up the Eastern Seaboard quite a bit (I'm originally a NYer and I have family in MD and Ft. Lauderdale, FL) so I am willing to travel to shoots around those areas.

I have an online store for my hats at, and a blog about hat and hairstyling tips at

My full portfolio is at:

I am fortunate to have worked with such great photographers that I don't have the space to show all my shots here, so I try to show images here that give you a sense of the versatility I can bring to shoots. You can also see more pics at

By the way, if I comment on one of your photos, it's not empty praise. I don't spend all day commenting, and I really do only comment on photos I actually like. smile

I do get my Model Mayhem messages immediately, but if you want to email me, feel free to do so at


Current photos by:
Bohemian Noir Photography
Brian Robichaud
Brian Vetter
Jim Wallace
Alice Volkmar
Steve Reid
Kharisma Jackson
Rob Miracle
Robert F. Mueller
Elise Mueller
Bryan Regan
RTP Photography
Moments Remembered Photography
Tinomuvonga Musingarini
Rebecca Lawrence
Carl Tyer
Reidar Schopp
Matt Myers
Tom Winstead
Danni H/Erodios Photography
Kurt Schlatzer
Massimo Strazzeri
Crystal J. De la Cruz
Alan Pedroso
Magnus Hedemark #715818

---all of whom are great to work with.

I work with hairstylist Lauren O'Steen and she's so amazingly talented. I've also worked with makeup artist Lollycat, and she's also truly great.



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