The metamorphosis from humanoid to insectoid may for some, exist only in a Kafkaesque nightmare of the absurd. Tres Bonjour challenge such insectophobic prejudices with their dreamscape collection “Sensation du Corps” : six latex couture outfits designed exclusively for the THIRTY ROCKS anniversary issue 2012 of TUSH Magazine. The theme : insects.
Since 2009 the Berlin fashion designers Viola Jaeger and Sandra Dresp have worked exclusively with latex. On a recent trip to Berlin I had the pleasure of meeting Viola and seeing, touching, smelling and even trying on some key pieces from this unique collection.
Viola and Sandra have successfully captured the beauty and fragility of butterflies and moths with translucent latex in delicately muted colours, contrasting with the ubiquitous black glossy latex (never have I seen black latex with such a deeply intense shine as that which hangs on the rails in the Tres Bonjour boutique). The suggestion of cocoons, gossamer wings and exoskeletons has been created with nebula-like effects using liquid latex and boning to create structure and architectural shaping.
Viola told me, “We had four weeks to create the six couture outfits so it was quite a challenge as we were working on many orders too.” Behold the magical world of metamorphosis.
- photography by Armin Morbach
- styling by Katrin Gerhardy
- hair by Isabel Eiler
- makeup by Phyllis Cohen
A video of the photoshoot can be viewed here.
Viola goes on to say, “We are the first latex brand ever to exhibit a collection at a “regular” fashion fair . Last summer we were selected by the chief editor of German VOGUE to present at VOGUE Salon in Berlin. In January we participated in the Capsule Tradeshow during Berlin Fashion Week and next week we’re going to Paris to present our upcoming collection in a multibrand showroom together with 22 of the best German fashion designers during Paris Fashion Week.
Tres Bonjour will also be flitting over to Essen for the Fetish Evolution Weekend 29 March – 2 April 2013 where you can drool over their ethereal, exquisite creations for yourself.
Over the past week, Kink Engineering has released a series of teaser images leading up to the first item in a new line of armbinders. Their box-tie armbinder will be released on Valentine’s day, with a one-day only dale of 30% off.
Marika (aka Archean), the new CEO of Kink Engineering is very excited about the launch. “I’ve been meaning to develop a line of armbinders for some time now, and I think the latex box-tie is a very versatile start to the line. It can be modified to accommodate various levels of (dis)comfort, and the fact that it’s available in a variety of colors – medical and blood red, black and pewter – really sets it apart from other available armbinders.”
Marika took over Kink Engineering after her spouse – Matt “Mad Scientist” – passed away in May of 2012. This is the first major product launch for the company since the change in management, although they’ve been releasing some exciting new takes on their existing vacbed products. In December of 2012, they released their Carbonite photoset – a tribute to Star Wars. Later that month, they released their new Sakura Overlay vacbed. “The Sakura bed was a tribute to Matt,” explains Marika. “Cherry blossoms are a symbol of fragility and the life cycle. To honor Matt’s life I got a cherry blossom tattoo, so it seemed natural to create a cherry blossom vacbed to commemorate him in his company.”
“We’re planning a wide range of product launches this year, including a whole series of armbinders and inflatable products. Keep your eye on Kink Engineering – this year will be exciting!”
I have recently been the recipient of two very exciting rubbery packages. Each I held in my trembling, sweaty hands before opening, savouring all the panting, shortness of breath, thumping heart and hot flush of excitement that goes hand in hand with such long awaited and anticipated deliveries. Each contained a catsuit in 0.25 gauge from well known and very well respected purveyors of latex garments. Each was constructed according to standard sizing rather than made to measure as I nearly always fall into regular sizing categories. So back to my rubbery bundles, let’s call them Exhibit A and Exhibit B.
Take Exhibit A which plodded its way to my door 8 weeks from the time of ordering. That was ok as I had been warned of this when I ordered and had been kept up to date with production and delivery so can’t fault the communication. The beatific sight I beheld when I finally broke through the taped up box was £400 worth of catsuit and a hood costing £120, both looking exquisite. However, delirium soon turned to disappointment with the trying on of the catsuit. It fitted me mostly…except for the groin which was a baggy disaster area on each side of the crotch zip. Nothing worse than a baggy groined catsuit in the world of latex obsessives…! Maybe I need to eat more chocolate and hopefully it will settle on my crotch area only. And the ankles were ill fitting too… The situation went from a disaster movie to full on Armageddon when I leaned over to pick up my shoes and felt a pop! Yes, that was skin I could now feel on my butt where beautiful latex had been only moments before. When informing the company of what had happened I was told immediately to send it back to be mended and the crotch area to be adjusted, so again, no complaints there I have to admit. The name of the company – I will take this information to my rubbery grave!
Now to Exhibit B. This catsuit took 1 week and 1 day to be made up to my specifications and delivered. Communication was first rate. Any emails I sent were replied to within the hour, no matter what the time of day. The fit was absolutely perfect in every nook and cranny, even my offending crotch area. Tried leaning over…no popping sound to put the fear of god in me. Now on to the price: this lovely garment of rubber perfection came in at just £104. Yes, believe your eyes. A quality, tailor made latex catsuit from a company who will bend over backwards to please the customer at an unreal price. The name of the company – Ultimate Slut.
My conclusion: it’s obvious…
Ultimate Slut’s catalogue price for their Classic Catsuit is listed at £130 and they are offering 20% discount on everything until the end of February, bringing the price down to £104. So now is the time to get that bargain catsuit everyone’s always seeking in the forums of Fetlife and the like. Ultimate Slut were the original creators of the much copied Ballhood and specialise in inflatables, megaboobs and vacbeds as well as their unique clothing range.
Like many other male rubberist, I find it to be a huge turn-on to have my cock and balls encased in latex. You can do this by using a latex penis sheath, also known as latex penis cover or latex penis sleeve. A molded penis-shaped latex condom which comes in a number of shapes, sizes, thicknesses, and colors.
However, the main issue when it comes to latex penis sheaths is finding a latex penis sheath that fits you comfortably. It is a nightmare! As we all know, male private parts come in a wonderful variety of shapes and sizes. Also, most stores don’t show their products so you can compare the sizes of them to each other. Very frustrating, indeed!
So last year I contacted Twist My Rubber Arm, who I believe to have the best selection of latex penis sheaths on the net, and asked them to send me their entire selection of latex sheaths. This way I could check them out for you guys and can now present to you my Ultimate Latex Penis Sheath Guide!