The World Just Got A Little Less Bizarre…Magazine

o-BIZARRE-MAGAZINE-570We are certainly aware of the rigors, especially present in this modern age, of publishing a magazine. When the commercial landscape shifted so drastically that the ‘e’ world became a legitimate part of publishing commerce, those of us who published print magazines and books knew we had to now include the digital dissemination of our wares to stay current in the marketplace. That alone killed a bunch of publications and making Von Gutenberg issues available forever onward in all Apple applications, for Android and Amazon readers was one of the most important advances we had to undergo. Add into this soup the fact that we publish a decidedly ‘niche’ global magazine, our concerns of staying alive and well in 2015 and beyond are ever present. Thankfully Von Gutenberg is not going anywhere and is indeed now working on our new issue, new features and ever new innovations, but not all publications of a ‘niche’ manner survive, and in this post today we say goodbye to one of the best and brightest of the bunch, Bizarre magazine.

The Huffington Post’s headline British Bastion Of Fetish, Freaks, Extreme Tattoos And Porn, Closes After 18 Years uses the word ‘Freaks’ but no Bizarre reader would think it a pejorative. The fetish faithful, tattooed, alt. life-styler and just-all-around-curious for something interesting came to this British institution for nearly two decades to read about sex, films, music, even politics. At the height of its publishing the magazine sold 100,000 copies per issue, at its low-presently-11,000. In a statement from Bizarre’s publisher Dennis Publishing it was noted that “with a large proportion of the printed magazine market suffering a decline with lower sales in an increasingly digital age, Dennis Publishing has made the difficult decision to close the publication.”

So, yes digital killed Bizarre.

In light of the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo and a decided homogenizing of world culture that often leads to too much political correctness (something a good dyed-in-the-wool alternative life-styler rejects at every turn) we are sorry to see Bizarre magazine folding and thank them for their unwavering work in the field of fueling all of us freaks for a very long time indeed.

A Pre-New Year’s Celebrity Fashion Round-Up

Pamela Anderson in BikiniCelebrity fashion news flies by us faster than any trend you care to name. As we ramp-up to 2015, here are some recent notables-some frivolous, some fashionable-but all newsworthy…at least according to the web.

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant’s missus wore a $6500.00 Michael Costello dress on her family’s annual Xmas card. The dress, previously worn by Beyoncé during her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, is making quite the stir across Instagram, though Kobe and kids Natalie and Gianna are also in the pic. One-upmanship, or just a holiday greeting from the Bryants?

In either a sublime play to get lots of play for her new book or a true ‘wardrobe malfunction,’ last week ex-Vice President candidate, but still GOP hottie, Sarah Palin revealed more then what she was cooking on her Sarah Palin Channel. Palin’s black top slipped to show maybe more cleavage then she intended during a four minute video for her new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. The recipe book features yummies like the blueberry pie that the former governor was laying a crust for when her black sweater’s sleeves slipped down to show a little too much bra and boobs…according to some.article-2267971-1725074E000005DC-653_634x853

Causing necks to swing and paparazzi to salivate, Pamela Anderson showed off her bikini ready body (at 47 no less) on a Hawaii beach last week. Dressed in a simple black bikini, Anderson, who has been making the rounds of late showing off her great shape in Purple Magazine, Playboy and the LOVE Advent Holiday Calendar… to name a few, looks as good as ever. Certainly we will see copious amounts of Pamela A. in 2015.

And we get to see copious amounts of famous stars (or at least amounts of them usually covered-up) in the most recent W magazine. Famous photographer Juergen Teller shot stars such as Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey (during his drastic weight loss for The Dallas Buyers Club), Daniel Day-Lewis and quite a few others as they dare go without make-up.

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All Hallows Are Coming With ‘The Til Death Do Us Part fashion show’

1836778_958793447480935_5173778784216372290_oUsually we are throwing an event like the The Til Death Do Us Part fashion show onto our Fantasy Event List calendar. But as we have a connection to this event (a model/stylist and all around great friend of V.G. will be appearing at the show…find her here) and since we know it will be a unique evening marrying Halloween dress-up with couture, we figured we’d take a few moments to expound on what, for most of us into latex couture, always proves to be a wonderful holiday.

The Til Death Do Us Part fashion show is 10/28, three days before the wild Oct.31st full-on festivities. Have you managed to find your outfit yet? Have you amassed all the make-up you’ll need? Are you stepping-out as something truly creepy or maybe even as the opposite gender? Might you attempt to show slightly a bit more leg than you’re used to doing (or show lots of something else?)

This is the time of year to let your dressing-up inhibitions free, no?

The run down of adult costumes this year seems heavily concentrated (again) on zombies and superheroes, if the massive 9-site Costume Supercenter collective is any indication. Come to this party at the at SkyRoom NYC (330 W40th St.) you’re sure to see lots of different looks. It seems things these days go from the sexy, to the wild, to the bloody…sometimes all in the same costume!

As this is a few days before the big weekend, you could pick-up a few tips from Tawni Michelle of Team Dramatizon Make-Up design as well as some wild hair tips from Fallon Fitzpatrick of Fallon Fitzpatrick Hair Design; they will both be on hand at this fashion show.

Here are the full details for the party: https://www.facebook.com/events/362650690556419/. Whether you attend or not, please enjoy a safe and happy Halloween from all of us at Von Gutenberg.

ARTundressed

art undressedBoasting as “South Florida’s sexiest Art Show” ARTundressed celebrates the artistic, humorous, and sensual aspects of creative nude art; both in visual and performance arts. Since its inception, this event has toured many different countries and numerous cities from all over the world, including Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Berlin (Germany), as well as Montreal and Toronto (Canada). The collection of exhibited artworks is always top-notch showcasing some of today most talented, creative, renowned artists and photographers.

Those submitting to ARTundressed undergo a very calculated and selective process for the show to feature top local, national and international artists, exhibiting some of the best nude art that exert the highest level of creativity. In addition to displaying the best creativity in the nude art genre, a great amount of effort is spent on complimenting the “visual arts” portion of the event with Outrageous Fashion and Tantalizing Entertainment including Top International Deejays, Live Music, and Sexy Performance Art.  Attending the ARTundressed event is truly a memorable, interactive, and erogenous experience.

ARTundressed is known as a “Creative Nude Art” Festival based on the simple fact that, although the event encompasses a lot more attractions than just the art exhibition, the principal element of its essence is depicted by high-quality, unique, provocative and very creative work of art.The entire art collection is fun, humourous, inviting, thought-provoking, and sparks interesting conversations mainly from the co-relation of the subject to the innate sense of self.

The ARTundressed International Art Exhibition is now opened for submissions to all artists worldwide.

To submit go to the |Info| menu of the website and click the “To Submit Your Art” page in the ‘Registration’ section, or access the form directly via this link: http://www.artundressed.com/index.php/info/registration/art-submissions.

As you know reading Von Gutenberg, coming to our blog, in all the things we do we celebrate all expression of art. You can see our ‘expression’ in our issue #8, click the links below to see it. And be sure to get your art undressed!

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Starring in both his first-ever Broadway role as well as in the first-ever Broadway production of the now iconic rock trans musical, Neil Patrick Harris is revealing to audiences why he won a Tony award for his turn in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

This wild interactive musical is an alt. fashionistas dream, a kinksters scene and a shot-in-the-arm of to the big Disney-fied Broadway fare clustering-up the great white way these days. With song titles like “Angry Inch” “Wig in a Box” “Exquisite Corpse” and “Sugar Daddy” you have to know you are not getting The Lion King here or even mainstream kinkiness of Kinky Boots. Shows like Hedwig hardly ever make it to Broadway (the original Hedwig production that enjoyed much critical acclaim had a long run at an off-Broadway house).

It’s Harris’ celebrity and skills that make this revival so popular…and sold out. A T.V. star in his own right, from his years starring in “Doogie Howser M.D.” to being part of the ensemble cast of “How I Met Your Mother” he has proved a talented song-and-dance man, hosting the Tony’s himself in 2009, 11, 12 and 13. He’s also been out since 2006 and his raising two children he and his partner David Burtka adopted from a surrogate mom.

What makes “Hedwig” very cool from a fashion/theatre arts perspective is as much the animation featured into the action as well as how quickly the costume (and mostly wig) changes occur…on stage, in real time of the action. In fact there is only one real moment when Harris is actually off stage for a change, ducking down out of sight during a song, then back up in a totally different look. Once again it speaks to the talent backstage as well as on to make a show like this run smoothly, something Harris actually spoke about when he thanked his dresser during this Tony acceptance speech this year,.

A star-turning performance of rock and roll transgender sublime and high fashion art is occurring at the Belasco Theatre with Neil Patrick Harris recreating Hedwig And The Angry Inch.

Check out the our alt. fashions at http://www.vongutenbergcouture.com/

 

 

The Stockroom’s Black Unicorn New Year’s Eve Fantasy Ball/25th Anniversary Gala

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For its silver anniversary The Stockroom teams-up with the Boulet Brothers to co-present the Black Unicorn New Year’s Eve Fantasy Ball/25th Anniversary Gala, what they are calling an “authentic club experience filled to the brim with choreography and decadence.”

A quarter of a century ago (can you believe it?) Stockroom Founder Joel Tucker began selling handmade specialty bondage items online…today they are equal to none in what they do and how well they do it. The company’s unique “gear” has appeared often in the mainstream, on “American Horror Story,” “True Blood,” and “The Tonight Show” to name just a few and currently The Stockroom operates from a 30,000 square foot space on Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard.

Confirmed special guests for the party include N.J.’s own petite tattooed maven porn star Joanna Angel, Michael Vegas, Mischa Brooks and Wolf Hudson. For those lucky to attend (and definitely get your pre-sale $30 tickets…now!) Stockroom will be giving out commemorative gift bags, there will be a red carpet photo shoot entrance and of course a New Years champagne toast.

Great long standing friends with us here at Von Gutenberg we couldn’t be happier for The Stockroom and their twenty five years of success.

The party will be held at Dim Mak Studios and Room 86 in Hollywood. Pre-sale tickets are $30. For more info, visit the event’s Facebook page or check our Fantasy Event List for the event.

And wouldn’t you know it, you can get our just released Von Gutenberg Magazine #8, our tattooed theme issue, at The Stockroom. Drop in and tell them we sent you.

(You can also buy VG#8 here at our usual spots:

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Print: http://www.vongutenberg.com/shop/Von-Gutenberg-Magazine-Issue-8.html

 

 

Agent Provocateur – CORSETRY TO CARESS EVERY CONTOUR

agentprovocteurErik von Gutenberg is proud to present the Classic Collection!

A hyper feminine sexiness is released with a luxurious sensual attitude towards perfection. Womanly silhouettes and amazing quality describes Agent Provocateur and the offering ranges from a wide range of products from decadent lingerie to more risque bedroom accessories, giving a broad appeal.

Elegance, Feminine and Erotic would describe the Autumn Winter Collection best!

For shopping or simply enjoying the stunning visuals click here:

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Enjoy, Erik von Gutenberg

 

Von Gutenberg Magazine Issue 8 with Megan Massacre

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Erik von Gutenberg is especially proud to announce Issue 8 with Megan Massacre, an amazing artist, great person and friend of Von Gutenberg!

TLC star Megan Massacre lights up tat-tastic issue # 8 of our international fashion quarterly, Von Gutenberg Magazine. Megan is the star of shows “N.Y. Ink” & “America’s Worst Tattoos” and along with models Bibiana Atada from Switzerland and Germany’s Onna Sakura, the petite tattooed T.V. star graces the startling candy colored cover of our fall 2013/winter 2014 issue.

Regulars Armando Huerta and Fang Ling Lee are on board with their fantasy art, Robert Archer’s House of Harlot and Louis Fleischauer’s AMF Korsets from Germany are the featured designers and photographers like Phillip Faith and Florida’s Antonio Angelo Piracci add to the provocative latex mayhem that makes Von Gutenberg the one-of-a-kind lifestyler’s dream publication.

Offered as both a print periodical and digitally for all eReaders, this latest issue of Von Gutenberg Magazine is another in a fine line of elegant issues released from your most trusted name in Fetish Fashion Couture.

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FASHION MODELS:

  • Megan Massacre
  • Onna Sakura
  • Mistress Absolute
  • Bibiana Atada
  • Soma Snakeoil

LATEX FASHION DESIGNERS:

  • House of Harlot
  • Mad Duck
  • AMF Korsets

PHOTOGRAPHERS:

  • Phillip Faith
  • coJac
  • Ali Mere
  • Antonio Angelo Piracci
  • Toni Chaptom

Available here in PRINT in the Online Shop:

http://www.vongutenberg.com/shop/Von-Gutenberg-Magazine-Issue-8.html

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Google Android for your Samsung S3 or S4 phones and Android devices:
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Enjoy this amazing Issue of VON GUTENBERG MAGAZINE

Fetish Map London

The production team of James, Eva, Hugh, and SatinGoth publish what is one of the very best up-to-the minute events listings and all around kink scene manifestos, the Fetish Map London. We keep you abreast of happenings on our own fantasyeventlist.com but if you take a look at Fetish Map London you will see as much what’s happening currently and in the future in the wild lifestyle U.K. city as much as will be able to locate and take a peak at stalwart haunts where kinsters congregate. Fetish Map London also gives one the skinny on shops, services, and bars as it does where one might have their make-up done or where one might go to network.

So far nearly 60,000 copies of PictureRama Publishing’s ‘map’ have found its ways into people’s hands in its decade of existence. Through its outreach the map travels outside London too (their most recent efforts have been to infuse the map with a global reach); recently they ran a piece on Paris’ kink store Metamoph’Ose. The map is also building and promoting ever stronger connections with fetish tourism across the world and their Twitter and Facebook pages are a’booming!

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You can peruse the Fetish Map London as much for the Erotica convention http://erotica-uk.com/ which is making its way back to London in Oct. as you can look for a mistress any old time. Or even advertise with the good people at the map and get the full feel of their wide reach.

Check out our friends here: http://www.fetishmap.co.uk/

 

Yolinda Vixen’s My Sultry Confessions

Yolinda Vixen’s My Sultry Confessions will be released on September 9th, by CPRomance. Available in all (internet) bookshops, both as hardcover volume and eBook, this lusty collection of fantasy woven with reality tales is illustrated with stylish photographs.

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Yolinda Vixen is a fetish and pin-up model, modeling for (among others) Very Cherry’s boutique as well as being a cover model for CPRomance and its parent company Celtica Publishing. Born in 1990, Yolinda grew up as a shy, blond girl with blue eyes in a small town in the vicinity of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. When she was in high-school, she wrote poems and short stories and as she grew older so did those stories grow sultrier. Besides being a model, and with the publication of My Sultry Confessions now a published author, Yolinda is a professional make-up artist, works in a vitamin & sports nutrition shop in Rotterdam as well as studying to become a food nutritionist.

My Sultry Confessions contains an autobiographic intro as well as its super hot stories.

About the publisher: CPRomance is short for Celtica Publishing Romance. This part of the parent company, Celtica Publishing, was founded in 2012 as the romantic and more realistic “sister” of a publisher that mainly aims for the fantastic genre. With My Sultry Confessions Celtica expects to reach a broad and international public, with CPRomance growing at the same rate as its parent company.

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Find more info on My Sultry Confessions as well as Celtica Publishing and its CPRomance line here: www.cpromance.nl & www.celtica-publishing.nl