Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lush Fetish Ruffles Attack


The picture above hints at one of the first steps of latex ruffle making. Notice how nice and even the strips look. I've got a thing for narrow strips of latex sheeting folded over each other over and over again. It reminds me of certain Marcel Duchamp paintings, don't ask me why.

See the completed ruffles in action below in Betty LaBamba's new "Ruffled Leg Garters".


Price: $105.00. Sizes go by thigh circumference and include the following: 16"/XSMALL, 18"/SMALL, 20"/MEDIUM, 22"/LARGE. Bigger sizes may be made to measure at the cost of %20 extra. They're made from heavy 0.55mm latex and come with three garter clips on each leg. Extra garter clips can be added at the cost of $7.00 per pair. Ruffle and trim colors are available in whatever sheeting I have in stock, the base color is only available in white or black.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

SMack! June 2nd NYC "Sexxxy Spies"


What: SMack! NYC's Premiere Multimedia Fetish Party celebrates its 11-year anniversary! You must be 18 with ID to get in.

When: 2 June 2007. Doors open at 10pm. Party ends 4am.

Where: Club Shelter 150 Varick St. b/t Spring and Vandam (New York City)

Dress code: "SexXxy Spy/Secret Agent- Emma Peel [the Avengers], Latex Catsuits/Catburglars, Tuxedos+Guns [James Bond/007], Goldfingered (goldbody paint), Molotov Cocktease, Agent 99, Assassin, Ninja, Fembot, Bladrunner, etc etc Fetish: Latex. Leather, PVC/Vinyl, Metal, Corsetry, Military Uniforms, Warped and Kinky" The more effort you make and the more fabulous you look, the better chance you have of getting laid. That's one of the immutable laws of the universe. If you don't like it, that's not my fucking problem.

Buy tix here online or in person at the following stores:
Purple Passion: 211 W. 20th. St. 7th/8th Aves, NYC 212-807-0486
Gothic Renaissance: 108 4th Ave @ 11th St. NYC 212-780-9554
The Baroness: 530 E. 13th St. NYC 212-529-5964


Yeah, I'll be there unless I have to be somewhere else at the last minute. I'm not doing a fashion show, so that nite I'm just a civilian. Yawn. Feel free to come up to me and say "hello" but don't get offended if I seem distant, bitchy, or awkward. It's not you (unless you're one of the four people I have seething festering personal vendetta against)-- I have a lot of anxiety and get freaked out in social situations. So yeah, say HI!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wikipedia Go Fork Yourself, Here Comes LatexWiki!

Grandpappy of the rubber blog-o-sphere (brubb-o-sphere?) 3XL: Love Lust Latex has just developed the fetish counterpart to Wikidisinformationa, LatexWiki. It works and looks like original recipe Wiki, but it's better because it's shiny.

The LatexWiki is a free latex fetish encyclopedia that anyone can edit, a online resource for latex fetishists, rubberists and rainwear lovers. --LatexWiki

Vintage Mags: House of Rubber #3

Long time readers of the Rubber Betty Blog may remember my post about the mini-mag House of Rubber No.3. I switched image hosting to another place, so the links in that post won't work. Here are the new and improved links. (Please leave a comment if the links below are broken or I listed the same image twice.) Disclaimer: don't click on 'em if you're under 18 years of age.

pages 01-02
pages 03-04
pages 05-06
pages 07-08
pages 09-10
pages 11-12
pages 13-14
pages 15-16
pages 17-18
pages 19-20
pages 21-22
pages 23-24
pages 25-26
pages 27-28
pages 29-30
Back cover

Monday, May 21, 2007

All Is Wellie with the World


I've got a big thing for wellies, especially funky lookin' wellies like the pair above. Good thing for me, they tend to be in fashion pretty frequently. Unfortunately, when they actually go out of fashion, they're hard to find and way too expensive once found. Funky-Wellington-Boots.co.uk carries an eclectic range of wellies for the whole family along with neoprene wellies and chic leather riding boots. Even if you don't get yourself a pair, read the site's "Facts About Wellies" for a fetish history lesson.

Big thanks to Garlor from IAR (rubberist.net) for his original post there. By the way, IAR now takes donations via PayPal. Hint. Hint. Nudge. Nudge.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Beauty Hospital

Introducing a new breakthrough in cosmetic surgery: Betty LaBamba's Beauty Hospital Cosmetic Surgical Mask for all lovers of beauty and glamorous artifice.




Beauty knows no pain, so what you crying about girl? -- Frank Zappa

Sliced flesh pulled, tightened, stitched. Anesthetic dreams, plastic phallic injections, bruised bodies out of breath. Perfection is pain. You'll be a woman soon. Fuck it all: wear rubber. Your doctor plays dress-up when no one's looking, anyway.

The Beauty Hospital Cosmetic Surgical Mask is available on demand in any colors in stock. The price of perfection is $35.00. Email bettylabamba[at]bettylabamba[dot]com to order.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mattress Giant Sealy Breaks Into Fetish?

Mattress manufacturer Sealy has come out with a new mattress using "latex comfort materials". Nice euphemism there. Now you rubberists home-improvers can buy a latex mattress to go with your latex rubber bedsheets and pillowcases.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Build a better mattress, and the world should grab a pillow and beat a path to your door. They might even pay top dollar when they arrive.

That's what Sealy Corp. is hoping. With more than $1.6 billion in sales last year, the world's largest bedding manufacturer is making what seems to be an aggressive push into rubber latex for specialty bedding.

From a factory in Mountain Top, Pa., the company is ramping up its U.S. production for nonspring, 100% latex mattresses and latex core mattresses, with the first shipments expected this month...

"Speciality bedding"? Aha! But we all know what they're really up to, don't we?

Friday, May 11, 2007

I Will Outrubber You

The title of this post is a line from the movie Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner "I'll eat my shoe" Herzog. If you like two and half hour long foreign movies, check it out. If you have no attention span, buy yourself a six-pack and a bottle of Ritalin and watch it anyway. You get to see a rubber baron (no relation to The Baroness) feed some fish thousand dollar bills.

What's it about? Since I'm terrible at condensing 2 1/2 hour movies into short paragraphs, here's the synopsis from Wik-omnipotia:

Fitzcarraldo, a great fan of the famous tenor Enrico Caruso, dreams of building an opera house in the remote Peruvian city of Iquitos. To make his dream a reality, he purchases a steamer, acquires the deed to a rubber-rich, but inaccessible, area of the jungle, and sets off to exploit this area until he earns enough money to build his opera. However, because his newly-acquired territory can only be reached via a tributary of the Amazon River strewn with dangerous rapids, he devises a more creative solution: travel up a parallel tributary; then, with the manpower of helpful natives, physically pull the steamship over a mountain, from one river to the next.

In one scene, they show a rubber tree (hevea brasiliensis) being tapped for it's sap (latex), and talk about how heavy it is and how much it stinks. Sorry, no dildo-licking fake lesbians playing dress up in this movie. No, that's a lie: I'm not sorry.

The documentary filmaker, Les Blank, made a documentary about the filming of Fitzcarraldo, called Burden of Dreams. I haven't watched that one yet, but it's in my Netflix queue. I'll do a post about it after I watch it if I feel the need to. However, a little birdie tells me that most of you would rather read about the fake lesbos in latex.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Ding! Ding! Round's Over

It's been a long while since I posted something with a pic and not just mind-numbing text. In honor of the DeLaHoya-Mayweather fight, here's a sweet blast from the past from Atomage Bondage Supplement No.1, page 17.

Even though I don't follow boxing and could give less of a crap, I knew Mayweather was going to win-- it was a certain sparkle in his eyes. Maybe I should've bet some money on it. Oh, well.

Monday, May 07, 2007

RubberBay: Alternative Auction Site

There's a new addition to the "adult" auction sites that have popped up in response to eBlah's puritanical "no fun stuff" policy. This one's called RubberBay and is-- pardon the pun-- geared mainly towards the buying and selling of latex/rubber products.

From RubberBay's "About Us" page:

RubberBay.com is the online auction specialized on rubber/latex clothing, toys and accessories and also other fetish gear you can imagine.

All registered users can buy, sell or swap their new or used gear.

Companies or users who have lots of stuff to sell are welcome to open stores to profit from lower fees.
We hope you will enjoy our auctions!

Kind regards,
RubberBay.com Team

It's really new and I haven't used this site, but there is talk about them on the RubberPal forums. Anyone have any experience with RubberBay?

Saturday, May 05, 2007

NYC Fetish Model Cyndie Myst in Sunsilk Hair Commercial

My friend and NYC fetish model Cyndie Myst is in a Sunsilk "Get hairapy" commercial. Go here to view it. Click on "Hair Toons" and then on the green boot button. Yup, that's her legs rendered in poppy animation.

Cyndie says: "Believe it or not, that short commercial took about 3 hours. I had to walk this pattern...crack a single tail, over and over. But hey...the annimation is kinda cool. The sound is actually from filming."

Way to go, Cyndie!