Tuesday, March 10, 2009

um, Happy New Year?

Yeah, I'm still alive. Still operational. Somewhat.

I brought a few gifts for my binary entourage. As I was going through the random piles of six years of magazine clippings, I found quite a bit of decent imagery to scan and share. Not only that, I have a proverbial crapload of clippings and whatnots my international rubber friends were so kind to send me. I also bought a new and better scanner that is much faster than my old one!

Please click on the images to view the full-sized version. You will be re-directed to my flickr holding tank where you can also browse my photostream. Click on the button above the picture called "all sizes" then choose the size you want to view.

First up is an advert for Nars make up photographed by Guy Bourdin which features a touch of rubber mac and red lips drenched in rain. If you enjoy Helmut Newton, you will definately appreciate M. Bourdin.


Next is a random tearsheet from Zink magazine. By random I mean random: I have no idea what year or month it's from. By the way, what happend to Zink? I can't find a newsstand in the NYC area that carries it. Maybe I should "fuckingoogleit."


Last for today's episode, we have a dom flyer sent to me by a friend. Thanks, Gary!


Monday, December 29, 2008

These Boots Are Made For Sploshing

Hope everyone had a wonderful and stress-free holiday season!

Found! in the latest issue of New York magazine (January 5-12, 2009): a dynamic-liquid photo of the undersides of rubber wellies. Seems to me like editorial commercial vanilla photography is kicking editorial commercial fetish photography's ass.

Photo by Levi Brown. Wellies by Marc by Marc Jacobs. And before you shoot your rubbery mouths off on how expensive designer goods are, these foot condoms are only $28. Three cheers for Marc J.!

Click right heeeere to view a large size of the scan.

Shout out and thanks to Yellowbird for the book, which it probably durable enough for me to read in a rain storm.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Add to your favs...

Extra special holiday thanks to Stu for posting the following link in my last post. Click here to view picture excerpts from Atomage No. 1 and 2.

Once I'm done editing-for-web the scans I made from the aforementioned Atomage mags, I will post them.

Ciao for now, rubberinos and rubberettes.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Smells Like Betty*

I'm flattered. Too bad I'm/Betty LaBamba is defunct.

Check out Betty LaBamba's signature dress.

Now look at Marquis' homage.

P.S. Merry Go-Broke-Mas

P.P.S. Coming soon are scans from Atomage No.1 and Betty Blog obit for Bettie Page.

P.P.P.S. Kisses and love.

*and her corpse smells like roses and rubber.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Skin Two No More

Skin Two, that venerable fetish periodical, will cease publication some time in the vague future. Read about all that crap in The Fetishistas blog. [Thanks to Garlor for posting that link at the IAR. Otherwise I would not have known for at least another month. I am sooo out of the loop.]

Skin Two's death is not so surprising. Why spend $20 on a magazine when you can get the same content for free on the web? We all know that argument and we all can repeat different permutations of it ad nausium, ad infinium. Besides, Skin Two got really boring about three years ago. After issue 43 or so, the reek of korporate kulture in a shiny catsuit with product placement whip became too apparent--except for no. 50 but that was mostly because of the awesome cover. I already did my mourning long ago, relatively speaking. No ass-kissing obit here, but I'll still keep re-reading my favorite issues. Time to move on.

Grim Reaper photo ganked from mikesjournal.com.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

SMack! Zombie Fetish Ball - Friday, October 31- NYC

Don't have any plans for Halloween yet? Get yourself all zombied up and go to SMack!'s annual Halloween party. This year's theme is, of course, zombie. Now you can eat peoples' brains while dressed in latex. I doubt I'll be attending this year because I have to wake up at 5.30am the next day to get to work.
P.S. Thank you mucho to the annoymous person who sent me a book from my wishlist. The first latex tutorial--a reference list of print and online material pertaining to making latex clothes--will be up soon.

PERFORMANCES: Joanna & Her Burning Angels - RE-PENETRATOR- LIVE! [ Re-Penetrator.com ] [ BurningAngels.com ]Mistress EVILyn & her Undead Schoolgirls
AUDIO:LIVE SETS from: - ZOMBIE GIRL - Blood Brains & Rock 'n Roll (Alfa-Matrix Records/Metropolis)- ANDRACULOID - Harsh Electronic Terror (Optikon Records)check out Andraculoid's video for "Grave Danger"DJ's:DJ's Darryl HELL + HELLRAVER (Terrorfakt): "When HELLs Collide"Johanna Constantine (SMack!, Le Carnival Fetish)Xris SMack! (SMack!, BYTE, STIMULATE), Stalag"Mike Meyers" (Asylum Guild, NYC)Punketta (Shelter, Boston)
VISUAL STIMULATION: * VIDEO: Zombie Fetish Video from the SMack! Video Lab & VJ Curse*
ART: Fred Harper & Other Artists also showing @ The Last Rites Gallery "13TH HOUR" 10/18-11/23Lighting & Effects by AUDIOLUST
ZOMBIE-A-GO-GO: Keyska, Jeszika, AnNaDROID, Sarula, Spoiled, Kerri Taylor, Danielle Millenium, Ana X & KeySMack!
DUNGEON PLAY SPACE: Ms Alexa LaKross, Katheryne Von Marks, Kitty LeRouxx, Domina M,Mistresses Lexia & Jin, Mistress Jade Tiger, Emily Tyrant & Mistress Vivian, Contessa Alura, Deitrich Dane, Mistress Berlin, Mistress Dakota & Mistress UniqueSpecial Birthday to Mistresses Alana, Selene & The BaronessDungeon Play Equipment from Cassanova + Shabari Warrior
Living Dead Latex Lounge Hosted by Jade Vixen
Costume Contest with $1000 in prizes fromDemask, The Baroness, Purple Passion, Passional, Baby Loves Latex, STIMULATE & More!
DRESS CODE: Zombie Dominatrix, Undead Stripper, Borg, Night of the Living Dead,Voodoo Priest, Demonic Nun, Frankenhooker, Cenobite, White Flesh/Exposed Bone/Brain, Blood, Blood BLOOD !Fetish: Leather, Latex, PVC/Vinyl/Plastik, Corsetry, Metal, Warped & Kinky- make an effort, it's HALLOWEEN!!
LOCATION: Santos Party House100 Lafayette St. (one block below canal street)(J, M, Z, N & R trains to canal)New York City, NY 10013$20 in Advance, $30 Day of Event--------> CLICK HERE FOR ADVANCE TICKETS <---------- more info available at @ www.SMack-Fetish.com
SPONSORS: Skin Two Magazine, The Last Rites Gallery, the NY Zombie Crawl, Vampire Freaks, WFKU, Deathrock MagazineRottingFleshRadio.com. GIVEAWAYS:from Alfa Matrix/Metropolis Records (Zombie Girl's Label), Re-Penetrator/Burning Angel Video, VampireFreaks.com/new Retail Store (189 Ave A) + more!Also check out these other Zombie Events: the Zombie Prom (9/28) - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PAWorld Zombie Day (10/26) - Knitting Factory, NYCthe NYC Zombie Crawl (10/31)- www.myspace.com/nyczombiecrawlPhillyZombieCrawl.com

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Some Stuff

My birthday's coming up! On November 11th I will be twenty-five years old. I'm an old, old woman. If my dear readers feel so inclined, feel free to send me a book from my amazon.com wish list. Used books are fine--I'm not too picky about getting new books.

My Amazon.com Wish List

Also, I've been getting requests about sharing my knowledge of making latex clothing. Yes, I do intend to share, but as the saying goes "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours." What I'm saying is that I need something in return, not cash or shoes or clothing but something, that something being books. As a student and artist my funds are stretched rather thin. Receiving books I need--and want--would take some pressure off.

This is how it will go: I will write a tutorial blog post. If I receive a book or two, then I will write another one. If I receive nothing, then I will remove the post. The tutorials will alternate between basic crafting levels, intermediate and pro, and will include all aspects of the craft. My first tutorial will be a compendium of reference books and websites.

By the way, I do have latex sheeting available. Contact bettylabamba[at]hotmail for more info. Please note that if your email is just about general correspondence, it may take awhile for me to send a decent response. I failed basic correspondence in high school. Alas, I'm one of those people.