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! [ ] [ ]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 @
SPONSORS: Skin Two Magazine, The Last Rites Gallery, the NY Zombie Crawl, Vampire Freaks, WFKU, Deathrock GIVEAWAYS:from Alfa Matrix/Metropolis Records (Zombie Girl's Label), Re-Penetrator/Burning Angel Video, 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)-

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 wish list. Used books are fine--I'm not too picky about getting new books.

My 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.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Harajuku Lovers Perfume Ad

Gwen Stefani's ersatz-Japanese fashion label Harajuku Lovers came out with this ad for her new perfume whatever. Besides the sugary cuteness factor, I like it because it features latex accessories. For those of you lacking rubber-dar (or latex-dar, not to be confused with gay-dar), the flowers and mittens are made out of latex rubber.

The full-sized ad is in this months Paper magazine. I had to scrounge around the internet to find this image--didn't much feel like buying an ad.

Monday, October 06, 2008

On hiatus...

Hello Everyone!

Regular readers of this blog are aware that I've single-handedly run a latex clothing label called Betty LaBamba since 2005. After much consideration, I've decided to take a sabbatical, as they say, from manufacturing latex clothing to pursue serious education plans for a future career in the photographic and/or cinematic arts. Right now my goal is to become a cinematographer. To accomplish that, I need to learn a lot of crap fast and eat a lot of metaphorical crap. Hence, I won't have the time to sniff glue eight hours a day, alone, in a basement studio somewhere in fabulous NJ.

As a result of my latex clothing hiatus, I have a special offer to those who ASK beforehand: half off everything in my eBay store. You must ask and you must have PayPal. All items are AS IS. Also, I am offering half off any item of latex clothing in my store. Findings and sheeting are excluded from this half-off deal. (However, I do have an excess of 4D and Radical Rubber latex sheeting that I can't reasonably use up for my personal use.) All inquiries should be directed to bettylabamba [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Cheers & Love,

Geena Maree