Saturday, June 30, 2007

Listen Up, Bitches

By bitches I mean fabulous wonderful people.

There's a new sheriff in town, and by sheriff I mean a new latex sheeting manufacturer. If you read 3XL and hang around RubberPal and IAR, you might already know the story. More info about the company is posted at The Fetishistas blog, where I ganked the picture in this post.

Basically, Radical Rubber is a UK-based fashion latex sheeting manufacturer in conjunction with the label Libidex. I just received my sample pack today and I'm too pleased for words. I should call up the people at Webster's Dictionary and tell them to include Radical Rubber in the definition of quality. Seriously, I doubt I'll be able to sleep for the next couple weeks. Yeah, I already placed an order for a ton of shit. You'll see what I got soon. I also have more garment styles to add to the Betty LaBamba catalog and some one-off shtuff forthcomming. Bear with me, I'm only one woman. An obsessive compulsive woman.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Rubber Ice Cream: The NEOpolitan

What do you get when you mix neapolitan ice cream with a latex mini skirt? Betty LaBamba 's NEOpolitan Mini Skirt of course! This particular mini in the picture is flavored with liberty, fraternity and equality, but the possiblities are endless. Go here to see what flavors--excuse me-- colors I have in stock. Price is $60.00. Email bettylabamba[at]bettylabamba[dot]com to order, or, contact me through my yummy latex goodies eBay store.
Big thanks to 3XL: Love, Lust, Latex for mentioning my label and blog! THANKS and a big rubber-gloved high five!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rubber Tee-Shirts and Patent Jackets

Found! in the July '07 issue of US Vogue magazine are two very interesting jackets. At first glance, they look like rubber --especially the one on the right-- but Vogue informs me that they are patent leather. The fur-trimmed coat is by Marni Pekan, the extra rubbery lookin' one is by Marni. Go to here to see more patent leather looks by Marni. I give you full permission to think outside da box: the black catsuit and hood combination is not the only one true holy grail in life.

Found! (part deux) in the July '07 issue of US Elle magazine is the following blurb about House of Holland's clever slogan tees. The pink and black tee-shirt dress is indeed made of out latex rubber. See a better view of this cute-as-all-fuck dress below the blurb.

Picture above ganked from House of Holland.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Where Am I?

I'm sorry I haven't kept up to date with new posts for the past ten days. Life hit pretty hard. My father passed away June 12 and I need grieving space. I don't think I need to get into here about how much I love him and how much he's given me. If you love my Betty LaBamba products, note that without his support I doubt the label would have lasted past the dreaming stage.

In the meanwhile, check out these blogs I recently added to the link list: F&ART, which is mostly fashion, and Swiper's Snake Pit, whom some of you may recognize from the RubberPal forums. You could always re-live the Rubber Betty good times by perusing the archives.

I'll be back to terrorize the blogosphere next week.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Documentary Double Feature

Two feature-length documentaries are up for review today that I think you might find interesting-- actually, what I find interesting. Go ahead and netflix it up if the mood strikes you.

The first is Burden of Dreams directed by Les Blank. It's a documentary about the filming of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, which I wrote about in this post, and has nothing to do with rubber otherwise. Watch it to learn about the native Amazon Indians. Why? If it wasn't for them, I doubt anyone would be able to have a rubber fetish...or car tires. The DVD I rented also came with Les Blanks short, Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, whose premise may be guessed from the title. Herzog does eat his shoe but not the rubber sole part.

The second is Julien Temple's The Filth and the Fury , a "rockumentary" about the Sex Pistols. Interspersed with interviews and band stuff scenes from what I believe is the fetish classic Dressing For Pleasure. Also, there's video of the interior of Vivienne Westwood's shop SEX showing punk it girl Jordan dressing herself and others in Atomage rubber gear.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Protect Yourself From Infectious Lawyers...

...wear a Betty LaBamba surgical mask. We here at Betty LaBamba care about public safety, your public safety.
Andrew "Tuberculosis is Awesome, dude!" Speaker

Andrew Speaker, now lovingly known as "TB Andy" or "That TB Guy" is in my opinion a fucking asshat personal injury lawyer from Atlanta, GA, who figures he's special and the rules don't apply to him. Somehow he got a "dangerous, extensively drug-resistent" strain of TB, knew he had it, yet took a few plane trips around the world anyway. What a nice, caring, wonderful man. Oh c'mon, TB is nothing--it's just a little cough! It's not like anyone could actually die from it. In fact*, studies show contracting TB is beneficial for AIDS and cancer patients and may even help them recover competely in cases where death is the only option.
*In case some of you humourless twats didn't get it, this is satire, bad satire but satire nonetheless. And my unimportant opinions which constitutes my opinion.