Friday, October 26, 2007

SMack! The Demonatrix Edition

Halloween's almost here. You know what that means. It's SMack! party time, the best fetish/alt/punk/goth party ever! The theme is, like, demons n' shit. Now we all have an excuse to break out our red & black latex.

SMack! is tomorrow nite, but I think you still have time to buy advance tix and save $10.

Go here for all the info.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Sky Ship

Recently I saw a flyer in the city with this arresting image of men in outrageous leather gear. See pic above. It's from a silent film from 1918 called The Sky Ship (Himmelskibet), which played yesterday at BAM's Pordenone Silent Film Fest. I missed the screening [arg!], so here's the only info I have for you is from BAM's website:
Think silent films are dull? How about trips to Mars, singing clowns, or exposés of white slavery? They’re all here at the sixth year of highlights from the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, featuring remarkable films from the Danish film studio Nordisk. All films with live accompaniment by Donald Sosin unless otherwise noted.
The Sky Ship (Himmelskibet) (1918), 83minDirected by Holger-Madsen
An aviator constructs a ship to travel to Mars, where a utopian society is discovered. A sort of Danish Voyage to the Moon, The Sky Ship boasts wonderful set design as well as a thinly veiled plea for peace during wartime.
I'm just in time to miss everything...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Plastic Nurse Loo-ee Vee

Although there was no rubber in sight, Marc Jacob's fall '08 collection for Louis Vuitton was nevertheless very exciting. Models paraded down the runway in transparent white gauze-like plastic retro-style nurse dresses accessorized with black lace surgical masks and the usual fabulous bags only %0.01 of the world's population can afford. Each model had a different letter on the front of her nurse's cap, spelling out L-O-U-I-S-V-U-I-T-T-O-N one after the other. The sherbet-colored dresses under the plastic nurse dress was also a nice effect.
I've got a serious weakness for all things medical. The nurse theme gets a bad rap among the ersatz-intellectual fetish elite for being boring and overplayed, but I still like it as long as the iterations are aesthetically pleasing. See, look at the big words I'm using. That makes my opinion better than yours. I'm kidding, I'm kidding.
All in all, the nurse uniforms in this collection are a nice interpretation of a standard fetish archetype. Be sure to check out the rest of the collection, too. [link above]

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Red Stockings on a Skinny Bitch

Found! in the May 2007 issue of Interview magazine [I know, I know, I'm a little behind on things], some skinny white chick in a pair of red latex rubber stockings throwing dead flower parts at us. The scan looks a little wonky because the magazine is printed on crappy newsprint.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Latex "Hsu"s for Everyone!

Norman Hsu, the convicted fraudster and Ponzi schemer who raised massive campaign funds for Hillary "vote for me 'cuz I've been thru a lot" Clinton and Barack "no relation to Osama, I swear" Obama, apparently had ties to the apparel industry in the 1980's, reported Women's Wear Daily. That's not so interesting in and of itself, but get this:

While numerous news reports have described him as a "sourcing executive" or "fashion industry executive," no one contacted by WWD was aware of his business activities since the late Eighties. He was accused in California of running a Ponzi scheme in the early Nineties under which he was buying latex gloves for resale, but ended up spending investors' money on himself according to published reports. Hsu pleaded no contest to one count of grand theft in 1992, agreeing to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. -- WWD, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 (subscription required)

See, this proves that you can never tell who's into latex. Or Ponzi schemes. I'm still waiting for Hillary to call about a latex pantsuit, though. I'm thinking lilac with a large lapel and no pleats on the front of the pants. Pleat-front pants make everyone look fatter than they already are.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Poll: What's the best fetish mag ever?

From now on, if the polls aren't too stupid, I'm going to post the results after they close. Anyone remember the "Which Simpson character would you least like to see in latex" poll? Moe won that dubious distinction, I think. I really wish I saved it.

Here are the results from last week's poll, "What's the best fetish magazine ever?"

Out of 16 votes,

00% chose Skin Two
43% chose Marquis/Heavy Rubber
12% chose Secret
31% chose Atomage
12% chose I don't know

Jeez, Skin Two got nothing. Even Secret got votes. I mean, they're all fine magazines, bastions of literary excellence. Oh, shit. I guess I just blew my chances of getting in either of them. Oops. I'm kidding, I'm kidding. Can I kid once in a while, or is the "scene" under an iron curtain with a sign saying "No Sarcasm Allowed"?