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Tuesday, 16-Aug-2011 06:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Green is the new black as designers embrace fair trade on Latex


NOW that you can buy a whole outfit from any supermarket retailer for less than your weekly travel, who hasn't wondered at the provenance of such cheap latex clothing?The answers of course are well documented, but while high street stores are beginning to take stock of the ethical latex clothing issue designers are gradually realising that luxury aesthetic and fair trade garments are no longer an incongruous partnership.
Not to be left out of the movement that is gathering momentum, the British Fashion Council has initiated the "estethica division" at the London Fashion Week tents - a 100 sq m space devoted to designers with an ethical conscience. "We are increasingly more involved with ethical trading and it will be interesting to see how this area grows," said Stuart Rose, chairman of the British Fashion Council and chief executive of Marks & Spencer.
The section will include clothes by the British stalwart, Katherine Hamnett, who shows her first 100 per cent ethical latex clothing range this week, and the shoe designer Natalie Dean, who created her collection after years of frustration at not being able to buy shoes that suited her vegan ethics.These days, there really is no reason why organic latex clothing can't be fair trade and sexy. Take a label like Noir, which showed first thing yesterday morning and which is one of the "demi-couture" labels synonymous with luxury fabrics and already endorsed by Naomi Watts and Sharleen Spiteri.
The face of new-eco fashion, Noir is not concerned with faddy trends. Neither are its clothes misshapen, frumpy get-ups. Its aesthetic is a mix of rock'n'roll tailoring and the clothes have been stocked successfully on the designer floor at Harvey Nichols for the past three seasons. The line, by all accounts "has been doing extremely well", says Averyl Oates, the department store's buying director."What people go for are the beautiful fabrics which are so feminine and soft.That's where the detailing is."
Peter Ingwersen, a Dane, and one half of Noir explains: "I totally respect what everyone is doing for ethical latex clothing, but at the same time, I don't want to be lumped as 'that ethical clothes label'. Our garments look like normal, stylish clothes, made from luxurious fabrics and, unless you knew about us, you'd never guess the organic provenance." Indeed you wouldn't.Latex Pantyhose-coated cotton trench-coats with belted waists struck a harder edge, as did the monochromatic elegance of high-waisted trousers, cream biker jackets and ruffled shirts.
Playing to their signature tuxedo detailing were cream skinny trousers and exaggerated lapels on waistcoats. Slightly less convincing were the red Latex Fetish items, which jarred with the luxurious simplicity of the rest of the collection.
Peter Jensen, another Dane, presented a show with such a lightness of touch that it was hard not to fall for the sweetly sequined sweaters or the mint green summer coats. Again the emphasis was on the waist, with longer-length cardigans worn with skinny patent belts. Slim-fitting trousers sharpened things up and the splashes of hot pink and yellow on a Hawaiian ruched dress injected vibrancy to what was otherwise a moody yet beautiful palette.


Saturday, 9-Jul-2011 06:13 Email | Share | | Bookmark
hip latex clothing hurts


As I squeezed my bottom on to the spindly little gilt chair meant for derrieres a good deal bonier than mine last Wednesday, at the couture show of the Roman designer, Valentino, I found myself sitting behind a small, leathery woman with great squiggles of gold nylon tresses running down her bare back.
It was 4.30 in the afternoon and here was Donnatella Versace, sister of Gianni, in a little red lace cocktail number that was more Miami beach nightclub than haute couture. Next to me sat a French madame, with panstick make-up and a huge helmet of hair that must have had a mini latex clothing construction site inside it. Her thick pelt of fur was a little too close for comfort, but she sat staring straight ahead, ignoring a conversation next to her about a drag act on Blackpool pier.
Over the past week, there have been times when the line between drag and haute couture have been blurred. High kitsch and high glamour inhabit very similar worlds. At two shows at least - those of Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler - it was definitely more haute camp. And for anyone who harbours a wicked yen for corset latex corset dress, these collections - as well as John Galliano's for Dior, Christian Lacroix, and Alexander McQueen's for Givenchy - were seventh heaven.
Was it possible that Thierry Mugler, the resolutely Eighties designer who presented his first haute couture show, took a perverse pleasure in the fact that his models were throwing up because their severely laced shiny black corsets were so tight? Or that when they were latex underwear clothing finally released from their stays at the end of a day of fittings, rehearsals and a show, they bore the marks like welts on their skin? Mr Pearl, the British corset- maker who was responsible for the corsets at Mugler, Lacroix, and Dior, is himself working his way down to a 17in waist.
The models who, like Jerry Hall, have been working with Mugler on his ready-to-wear collections for years, are happy to be trussed up by him because they know they will look incredible when they walk down the catwalk. On Wednesday night, they were transformed into a swarm of insects, wasps with sharp and deadly stings, and beautiful butterflies with feathered wings. The clothes themselves were exquisite examples of couture technique, but pure science fiction: the models, with their exaggerated curves, 13in heels and sparkly red lips, were cartoon caricatures come to life, sinister walking, talking Cruella de Vils or Jessica Rabbits after a few sessions with Miss Whiplash. In other words, a drag queen's dream.
What was interesting about Mugler's collection was his combination of modern fabrics, including latex clothing and Rubber clothing, with traditional couture techniques, moulded into corsets, and poured like liquid into long, fluid evening gowns encrusted with diamonds and jewels. Earlier in the week, Jean-Paul Gaultier also combined the most non-couture of fabrics with clever craftsmanship in his first couture collection. Never before has a denim jacket and jeans been seen on a couture catwalk. But by the time Gaultier, the couture embroiderer Lessage and his workroom had finished, they were works of art, worthy of the thousands they will cost to buy.
What's more, the pieces are in tune with the times. Martin Margiela, the Belgian avant-garde designer who still maintains a cultish underground following, is not a man you would ever expect to see on the front row of a couture show. Yet it was his enthusiastic clapping that echoed around the silence as the models, both male and female, posed for the cameras. It was a sure sign that couture - or at least the new couture that has an edge of reality and modernity about it - has become hip.
While Galliano's Dior show stole the week, Gaultier's small-scale presentation in a gallery in the Marais was also a triumph. He is famous for his role as presenter on the kitsch Channel 4 show Eurotrash, but he is also a fantastic tailor and a designer with a vivid imagination and a great sense of humour. He poked fun at the whole world of couture with a silver beaded Sloppy Joe, a black latex clothing Skin Two corset dress, fragments of lace glued to the models' necks like tattoos, a black lace-back catsuit with Yves St Laurent in mind, and the finest lace tulle dresses embroidered with holiday souvenir images of the Eiffel Tower worn over a bright orange beaded bikini.
The craft and art of the couturier were shown off perfectly, while the clothes themselves were the sort of thing that those interested in fashion rather than antique historical costume would love to wear. And if you're a man who is used to having his Savile Row suits made to fit like a glove and who secretly longs to own a couture gown, Jean-Paul Gaultier is the designer for young.



Thursday, 19-May-2011 06:46 Email | Share | | Bookmark
FANCY A LAG OVER?CURFEW TAG CRAMPS EX-CON'S KINKY ROMPS



A KINKY convict is advertising himself as a stud, but with one big snag - he's wearing a TAG and has to be back home by teatime.

The self-confessed former Viagra smuggler is seeking swingers to join him for sleazy group sex sessions sexy latex pants.

But strict curfew conditions mean the former prisoner, who calls himself Mitch Reed, must whip his pants back on and scuttle off before sunset.

The 27-year-old will land back behind bars if he's out after 7.15pm - and his electronic ankle tag makes sure he sticks to the rules.

Reed was approached by two undercover People investigators who posed as a couple answering an ad he left on a website called Swinging Heaven. The lag shamelessly showed off his tag and told them he was desperate for sex after relying on porn for his kicks in prison.

He said: "The tag should be off by January. Until then I'm restricted. I did 14 months of a three-year sentence. So, as you can imagine, I'm making up for lost time.

"I usually make sure I'm in for 6pm to be on the safe side. But I've got 12 hours free time, plenty for a bit of fun."

Reed desperately tried to flirt with our female reporter during the meeting at Watford Gap services on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

He said: "Sexually, I like run-of-the-mill. I'm not into anything fetish. I'm straight but if you come as a couple that's fine by me. If you want a foursome I know a girl who would be interested. Just let me know.

"As for filming, it's entirely up to you. I wouldn't mind being filmed. I don't have a camera but if you do then that's cool." Reed - who boasted "I'm approximately eight inches" - said he had been contacted by "some right weirdos", including one called Big Barry.

"I don't want some raving psycho no matter how much lost time I'm making up for," he said.

Reed, who said he was from Derby and ran a pine goods business, claimed he was freed after time in Nottingham, Bedford and other prisons.

He said hard-corn porn was smuggled in. "Without it I don't know how I'd have survived," he said.

Reed said he was jailed after admitting illegally importing Viagra into Heathrow, and Kamagra - a sex-boost drug - into Manchester.

When he was confronted later by People reporters, the ex-con claimed that his real name was Robert.

Asked about the drugs, he said: "I no longer have anything to do with that. I used to but I don't now."



Monday, 9-May-2011 01:58 Email | Share | | Bookmark
His / her secret is out of the wardrobe


Beloved Online dating Young lady: I'm a young lady in a very relationship using a delicate along with caring guy. No less than it is precisely what I assumed until not too long ago, when I identified a hidden hard disk drive put in a container even though cleaning the storage room. Suspecting which our man ended up being maintaining a thing via me personally, I exposed this and also clothing latex, as it turned out, it turned out packed with sex sites.
Typically, I would not have trouble with porno, yet it's the porn I discovered that will affects me. Our man has a magic formula fetish regarding midgets. It was tragic mainly because it made me question why were even a new connection, given that I am plainly certainly not his / her clothing latex. I am not sure how you can answer this specific. Around I love your pet, I cannot basically overlook as well as recognize this specific.
Can i address your pet regarding it or simply finish the partnership?
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Dear Stunning: It is exactly what comes about when you make use of a person's magic formula hard disk: you discover items you might have been better off not understanding.
It might be that your particular boyfriend believed that in case he explained, "hey darling, desire to have a look at my collection of midget porno?Inches they realized you would be just a little freaked out, therefore he or she hid that from you. This may also be that this was basically one thing he or she enjoyed by himself which he figured you failed to have to know with regards to.
People have erotic dreams and also secrets that individuals might not desire other folks to learn about or we should wish to maintain yourself for very own exclusive enjoyment.
Company, a number of fantasies can be alarming or even uneasy because they are certainly not politically appropriate as well as may go against the dynamics. Area of the pleasure of experiencing sex dreams : particularly taboo or perhaps politically completely wrong types * is taboo mother nature. They give you the chance "fantasize" concerning encounters you may never have, and even are looking for in the real world.
It doesn't immediately suggest however rather be with a little person understanding that you're not his / her type. It may well you need to be a erotic fascination he in no way intentions to act upon.
And also, since freaked out while, struggling with him over it isn't prone to get him to throw open for your requirements about it. It really is finally your selection if you want to stop the connection since you basically are unable to accept this information, however, there is a third selection the following.
You'll be able to take a seat with your pet and also, within your the majority of calm, comprehending and non-judgmental approach, confess to him that the fascination received the best of anyone, which you found his or her harddrive, and that, as you feel every person needs a fantasy living so you wouldn't like to assess him or her for his or her, you are experiencing how to process your own finding.
Who knows, many times that having an open, sincere and also knowing dialogue concerning sexual fantasy provides a new dimensions along with intimacy to your partnership


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Within Sexual intercourse FLAP


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"It's not really a thing that virtually any federal government must be sponsoring as well as selling,Inches he was quoted saying.
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Pundits scoffed in the thought that this perverted cornucopia promotes well known valuations.
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Susan Lehrer, ladies research planner at SUNY-New Paltz, that were living through that course's sex furor, explained totally free speech really should not be impeded due to the fact a meeting is a the government-run location.


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