Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, Graphic Armor Condoms; Latex Rules!

Was last week “Worldwide Celebrate Latex Week” and we missed it? As we reported Kim Kardashian stepped out in Australia in two different Atsuko Kudo outfits; Kate Moss attended the 60th B’day bash for Sir David Tang in a skin-tight black latex dress; Graphic Armor announced a new campaign for their latex condoms and radio D.J. ‘shock jock’ Kyle Sandilands showed his stunning model girlfriend Imogen Anthony off in her long black latex dress. (I also refer you to our first of main blogs this week about the famous Pirelli calendar and all the latex within it)

Our favorite material has been busy of late!

There’s no denying the long slide into mainstream fashion latex has managed. And now that it’s ‘in’, it’s not soon going to go anywhere it seems. And really why should it? As we have all known for so long latex is perfect to wear just about anywhere (just see the list of events we report on where latex is the dress code of the weekend!) Whether you’re sporting curves or tight long lines, latex works wonders for complimenting one’s frame, setting a mood and holding in the sweet heat.

As to its use in ‘safe sex’ practices, this recent Graphic Armor™ campaign offers their FDA-approved condoms with images, words, slogans and “tats” printed directly onto their condoms. The company ran a Tattoo Condom Design Contest that garnered 164 designs from 33 countries (with 31,875 votes culled.) Parisian designer Britta Uschkamp was the winner of the contest, with over 10,00o votes. Her winning floral-centric ‘Fleurs-2-Bite will be printed on Graphic Armor’s premium latex condoms. Of course, customers can always go to Graphic Armor anytime and create custom condoms, see here234B702B00000578-2840866-image-175_1416402929469[1]

Will we see more latex worn-and shown-this week as Thanksgiving approaches the U.S. and lots of men and women might be too stuffed to slide into their favorite catsuits? Only time and the ever-changing mood of fashion can tell.

Stay tuned.

Latex the latest Diva addiction

Von Gutenberg Magazine follows the latest addiction of the Divas very closely, Madonna, Beyonce or Lady Gaga. They all look stunning!

While the pantsless trend of 2009 is still going strong, there seems to be another sexually charged trend taking place among American pop stars in 2010: latex clothing. While getups made of the slick material aren’t exactly new (think: Madonna, Grace Jones, Lil’ Kim), the trend returns this year with the current crop of copycat-happy entertainers, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ke$ha and, most recently, Christina Aguilera, all wearing the gear (Shakira and Ciara are next, trust us). And, because originality isn’t really the point anymore, most of the ladies are even wearing the exact same designer: Atsuko Kudo, a couture latex- and fetish-clothing designer from Japan who won the European Fetish Award for Best Fetish Design in 2008 and 2009. (Yeah, it was our first time learning about that award, too.)

Which diva pulls off the latex look the best?

Source: http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2010/04/latex_slideshow.html 

Latex the latest Diva addiction

Von Gutenberg Magazine follows the latest addiction of the Divas very closely, Madonna, Beyonce or Lady Gaga. They all look stunning!

While the pantsless trend of 2009 is still going strong, there seems to be another sexually charged trend taking place among American pop stars in 2010: latex clothing. While getups made of the slick material aren’t exactly new (think: Madonna, Grace Jones, Lil’ Kim), the trend returns this year with the current crop of copycat-happy entertainers, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ke$ha and, most recently, Christina Aguilera, all wearing the gear (Shakira and Ciara are next, trust us). And, because originality isn’t really the point anymore, most of the ladies are even wearing the exact same designer: Atsuko Kudo, a couture latex- and fetish-clothing designer from Japan who won the European Fetish Award for Best Fetish Design in 2008 and 2009. (Yeah, it was our first time learning about that award, too.)

Which diva pulls off the latex look the best?

Source: http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2010/04/latex_slideshow.html 

Von Gutenberg Magazine is Available Now!

von-Gutenberg-cover-310x400SKIN TWO posted about the new Von Gutenberg Magazine! See also below

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The first issue of Von Gutenberg magazine is out now, marking a continued resurgence of the fetish scene in the Bay Area. The magazine’s publisher, Erik von Gutenberg, is promoter of the Von Gutenberg Fetish Balls in San Francisco – they have effectively taken over from the well established San Francisco Fetish Ball.

The first issue of Von Gutenberg has pictorials of Ava Garter, Anastasia Pierce and Penthouse Pet of the Year, Heather Vandeven, who graces the cover.  Fashion spreads include the unique and utterly extravagant Antiseptic, alternative brand Emile Jerard and Japanese latex designer Atsuko Kudo.

Photographer Justice Howard brings classic fairytales to life in a four-page layout. Fantasy events around the US and overseas receive coverage. And, not to be missed are columns by sexologist Midori and Nurse Laurel of MedicalToys.com.

The first issue is jam-packed and will definitely be a collector’s item. These photos give you an idea of the 130-page glossy production.

Von Gutenberg retails for $19 / Euro 16.53 and is published quarterly. To buy your issue or subscribe to Von Gutenberg and find out about their events, go to the Von Gutenberg site, www.vongutenberg.com.

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Von Gutenberg Magazine is Available Now!

von-Gutenberg-cover-310x400SKIN TWO posted about the new Von Gutenberg Magazine! See also below

January 25, 2010 by webslave

The first issue of Von Gutenberg magazine is out now, marking a continued resurgence of the fetish scene in the Bay Area. The magazine’s publisher, Erik von Gutenberg, is promoter of the Von Gutenberg Fetish Balls in San Francisco – they have effectively taken over from the well established San Francisco Fetish Ball.

The first issue of Von Gutenberg has pictorials of Ava Garter, Anastasia Pierce and Penthouse Pet of the Year, Heather Vandeven, who graces the cover.  Fashion spreads include the unique and utterly extravagant Antiseptic, alternative brand Emile Jerard and Japanese latex designer Atsuko Kudo.

Photographer Justice Howard brings classic fairytales to life in a four-page layout. Fantasy events around the US and overseas receive coverage. And, not to be missed are columns by sexologist Midori and Nurse Laurel of MedicalToys.com.

The first issue is jam-packed and will definitely be a collector’s item. These photos give you an idea of the 130-page glossy production.

Von Gutenberg retails for $19 / Euro 16.53 and is published quarterly. To buy your issue or subscribe to Von Gutenberg and find out about their events, go to the Von Gutenberg site, www.vongutenberg.com.

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