Polymorphe just launched a sexy photo & video ad campaign featuring latex fetish icon Bianca Beauchamp as Crimson, the vibrant latex assassin she plays in the upcoming web series Heroes of The North. Photos will be published in print medias, such as the upcoming comic book adaptation of the web series.
Well despite the insufferable closeness and relentless sweat that is the rubber-wearer’s lot in high summer, we’re still having big fun here in London. July saw Club Rub’s Mystical Magical Wonderland at the Lightbox in Vauxhall will the widest variety of costumes at a fetish party I’ve seen for a while: everything from the Duke of Wellington to what I can only describe as Where the Wilds Things Are meets a grassy swamp, plus a myriad of be-winged nymphet-fairies.
Other Club Rub highlights included an exotic dance show featuring latex chaps and girls on leads; plus a popular old school Wet T-shirt competition and pictured left is the winner Lisa Carradus. Frankly: everyone there was a winner.
I really enjoyed cooling off outside and welcomed the club’s excellent garden which at times seemed to turn into a club night of its own. My personal thanks go to photographer Rah who fought past a ‘paparazzi’ of fetish photographers to get us this cool shot above. Her website can be found at www.rah.info.
Undeniably one of fashions greatest moments of last year was the sight of the diminutive and outlandish Lady Gaga, dressed in an elizabethan latex creation, meeting the Queen at the Royal Variety performance. We wanted to find out more about the aforementioned gowns designer, the extremely talented and innovative Atsuko Kudo. Stylebible’s Sophie Eggleton wanted to find out about the limitations and strengths of the infamously sexy material and what it’s like to collaborate with one of musics biggest and most controversial stars.
Read the interview on My Stylebible.
Etsy.com is a relatively new (founded in ’05) e-commerce community where one can buy and sell all sorts of handmade items, from garments to home furnishings to original artwork. Their motto is “buy, sell, and live handmade.”
Good thing for us, they seem to be fetish-friendly. Recently, there’s been an upsurge of upstart and established latex designers starting shop pages on the site. I’ve compiled a list of pretty much all the latex designers I’ve found plus extra non-latex designers that may be of interest to you.
I hope more latex designers will jump on the Etsy bandwagon. We definitely need another alternative to fleabay. The best thing about shopping on Etsy: no more having to drudge through sixty pages of moldy molded gear and PVC or ‘wet look’ spandex crap when browsing.
The Latex/Rubber Etsy Shop List:
Am Statik (UK – Swindon)
Collective CHAOS (USA)
Dark Secrets Latex (UK – N.E. England)
Essential Latex (Copenhagen)*
Fierce Couture (USA – Los Angeles)
Hedony Design (France – Paris)
Hello Dolly Latex (UK – Sheffield)
HMS Latex (France – Paris)*
Jacqueline Marie Couture (USA – NYC)
Kaori’s Latex Dreams (UK – London)*
Kriszta Latex Wardrobe (Hungary)
Likorish Latex (UK)
Lust Designs (USA – San Diego)*
Naucler Design (Sweden)
Nimue’s Latex Fashions (USA – CA)
Ooh La Latex (UK – London)*
Peccatus (UK – London)
Spiral Stitching (USA)
Vaunt Designs (USA – Philly)
Venus Prototype (USA – Los Angeles)
Violaceous Latex (UK – Yorkshire)
Westward Bound (UK)
Non-latex + miscellaneous shops of interest:
Joias Organicas (Brazil)
Plastik Wrap (Canada – Toronto)
*Personal recommendations are marked with an asterisk.
Some shops were purposely not included in this list because there was no information listed in the profile and/or shop policies page or the garment photos looked like they were taken with a cell phone camera.
Skin Two Magazine will be back in October! The revived fetish magazine will focus on the best in fetish fashion and design, news from the fashion houses and manufacturers from around the world. Fetish fashion and design will be top priority.
The magazine will include regular sections on other subjects, so there will be something for everyone – but their focus is on cool fashion and design, rather than hardcore BDSM.
Skin Two Magazine claims has greatly increased their international distribution network and are moving towards the mainstream. Future issues will also be available digitally from the Porn Mags Online, so that readers around the world can download it for £5.
Personally, I’m happy to hear this news and will be looking forward to be see my old glossy friend again. What do you think? Leave a comment.