Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ca plane pour moi....

Here's a random rubber reference for ya, from a pop-punk song that makes me very happy.

It's from that '77 one-hit wonder "Ca plane pour moi" by Plastic Bertrand.

View the rest of the lyrics here and a totally awesome, totally colorful music video here.

Allez hop! un matin
Une louloute est venue chez-moi
Poupee de cellophane, cheveux chinois
un sparadrap, une gueule de bois
a bu ma biere dans un grand verre en caoutchouc
Comme un indien dans son igloo

Allez-oop! One morning
a darling came to my home,
a cellophane puppet with Chinese hair,
a plaster, a hangover,
drank my beer in a large rubber glass
like an Indian in his igloo

Anyone catch that Pepsi commercial with someone doing a cover of this song?

Monday, February 26, 2007

From the vault...

Above: the back cover of Atomage Bondage Supplement #7.

Below: Saint Theresa of Avila by Rubens.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

SpiderMan III

Just a little reason why I'm looking forward to SpiderMan 3.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Rubber @ High Fashion House FENDI

Found in the March '07 issue of Vogue (US version), a "deliciously devilish black rubber dress" by Fendi, only $4,310, in which one may "bend the rules (and more than a few minds)". [So say the prada-wearing devils over at Vogue. Je regrette, but I am not brilliant enough to write such boisterous colorfull copy.]

More pics of the same thing from style.com:

The photographs are too dark and muddy to let me figure out exactly how the dress was constructed, but it looks glued.

On a side note, the flounces remind me vaguely of the Minoan Snake Goddess.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Vive Le Punk!

Several years ago, the Musueum at FIT had an exhibit on London fashion with a pretty large chunk of it devoted to punk rock style. Pictured above is an outfit from the show by Vivienne Westwood during her Seditionaries days.

The God Save the Queen gauze shirt (1977). The black flap is indeed rubber. I don't remember if it was an industrial type of rubber or latex rubber sheeting, but it was quite thick and stitched onto the fabric. On second thought, based on the lack of oxidization it may have been an industrial rubber.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Best Rubber Goods

Here's the front [see above] and back cover of a delightfully illustrated industrial supply catalog from the 1890's in my private collection: C.H. Ellert's Best Rubber Goods for Mechanical Purposes. In this nice little blast from the very distant past, one may purchase rubber belting (up to 6 ply!), various kinds of rubber tubing, rubber boots, rubber soling for shoes, and a bunch of other geegaws and doodads.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Betty LaBamba Latex @ NYC's Purple Passion!

That's right, folks!

Betty LaBamba latex apparel and accessories are now available at NYC's premier fetish boutique Purple Passion.

Not only can you actually try stuff on there, you can also place an order through them for another size or colorway not in stock.

Purple Passion is located @ 211 west 20th street, between 7th & 8th avenues in New York Fucking City. (It's a few blocks away from the 23rd street stop on the 1 train subway line.)

Phone Number: 212-807-0486

Store hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Noon - 7pm
Thursday, Friday: Noon - 9pm
Saturday: Noon - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm


Friday, February 02, 2007

Dolce & Gabbana Do Fetish (Again)

While looking through the Feb. issue of Harper's Bazaar, I actually found something interesting to us: Dolce & Gabbana's latest ad campain, and a sweet be-spiked pair of high heeled sandals, also by Dolce & Gabbana.

These elegant shit-kickers can be yours for the low low price of just $750!

Sure, there's the usual D&G vaginal discourse between reclining model and camera (omigorsh! just like real life as seen thru the tabloids!) , but this time there's shiny black plastic to distract us. Vagina? Huh? Whaa?