A Round-Up Of Some Fashionable Fashions

From time to time stories just bulge-up in my inbox or appear across the net with such frequency I find it better to trot-out an overview, a fashion/designer news accumulating then devote a whole blog to any one of these (which I know I easily could). Let’s face it, we all have so much stuff to get through on our laptops and smart phones, have to answer so many Facebook prompts, got to keep up with all that Tweeting I figure why not deliver some of drastically different, yet interesting tidbits in a little ‘round-up’ and save us all a lot of time.

A DESIGN DEBUT by MICHAEL SCHMIDT in collaboration with FRANCIS BITONTI on model and muse DITA VON TEESE

1.) This past week burlesque model and internationally know fetish pin-up (among other credits-she’s also happens to be an acquaintance of us here a V.G.) Dita Von Teese modeled the first fully-articulated 3-D printed gown at NYC’s Ace Hotel. The dress by designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti was created entirely virtually. Schmidt, responsible for Lady Gaga’s ‘bubble dress’, mocked-up the Dita dress on his iPad then over Skype with Bitonti realized how to make the 17 pieces and 3,000 joints(!) work. The guys then employed 3-D printing design studio  Shapeways and after each piece was created Schmidt and Bitonti lacquered them in black and fitted 13,000 Swarovski crystals across the whole lot.

Von Teese quipped in her usual sassy style: “I’m used to having that many on my wrist.”

The seventeen pieces of the dress, which took 3 months to make, are all hollow, weighing-in a eleven and half pounds.

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2.) During fashion week in Paris British designer Rachel Freires presented an ensemble that was made of 3,000 cow and yak nipples. Acquiring the animal pieces from tanneries that usually throw such items away of course a goodly amount of animal rights’ activists voiced disgust at Freires’ ‘look’. Resembling pretty much a mud colored see-thru bolero and half-skirt I’m not so sure this piece would have even garnered much notice other than the controversy of what is was made of.

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And in Berlin during fashion week Leandro Cano decided to get very cheeky (sorry I couldn’t resist). Winning the “Designer for Tomorrow by Peek & Cloppenburg Duesseldorf” Cano showed some truly startling designs on the runway, but his use of plastic truly made some impressions.

 

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EROTICA in London with Dita von Teese

Erik von Gutenberg recommends EROTICA with Dita von Teese in London November 19 to 21. See more details at the Erotica Website http://www.erotica-uk.com/

International style icon and burlesque sensation Dita Von Teese is Erotica’s headline honey this November. Having entranced audiences with her Martini Glass routine in 2006, and quite literally dazzled them with her Diamonds in the Buff costume in 2007, Erotica 2010 visitors are to be treated to the UK premier of Dita’s opulent Opium Den show.

Don’t miss Dita’s polished perfection at 6pm each evening. The delectable diva will also be signing books and photographs for her fans. Dita’s public appearances are rare. Book your tickets now!

Burlesque Star Red Hot Annie

Von Gutenberg Magazine recommends Red Hot Annie!

A few weeks ago, von Gutenberg recommended the Texas Burlesque Festival.  Today, we have a chance to get to know one of the participants: Red Hot Annie. 

Red Hot Annie, who hails from Chicago, is not only coming to the Texas Burlesque Festival for the second year in a row, but she also has a unique knowledge of the workings of such festivals.  Her appearance in Texas comes just one week after her own Vaudezilla Productions teamed up with Chicago’s Belmont Burlesque Revue to present the first-ever Windy City Burlesque Fest.  The festival was met to rave reviews and even as this year’s festivities were dying down, Annie was already coming up with ideas for next year’s.

Annie burst onto the Chicago burlesque scene just over two years ago, having come from an extensive performance background and several years’ worth of pinup, figure, and fetish modeling. She has worked with some of Chicago’s top photographers, developing a reputation for her professionalism and eye for what works.

Just six months into her burlesque career, Annie joined forces with her partner Dick Dijon to create Vaudezilla Productions. They came up with Vaudezilla’s concept when they realized that they wanted to provide Chicago with much needed performances opportunities, and provide they did. In short order, they established Vaudezilla as the premiere source for free burlesque shows in Chicago – with a weekly bar-top show at Blue Bayou and a monthly show at Exit – as well as setting a new standard for theatrically-inspired burlesque shows.  Their critically-acclaimed box office smash hit, “Rollin’ Outta Here Naked: A Big Lebowski Burlesque,” will be back for a second year with a bevy of Chicago burlesque performers and hopefully a few familiar faces from across the country.  Along with team members Wham Bam Pam, Donna Touch, Maria May I, Barret All, RenZena, and Trixie Sparx, Annie has positioned Vaudezilla as a major force in Chicago burlesque.

As for Annie herself, she has been raising her profile by making appearances all across the United States.  In addition to her second appearance in the Texas Burlesque Festival, she will be appearing for the second year in a row at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.  And in just the first few months of 2010, she has made appearances in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Nashville. With more than a few cities left to visit, Annie has her sites set on more national and international touring within the year.

Wherever she goes, Red Hot Annie brings with her a unique style of burlesque that fuses storytelling, humor, and sexiness all in one stunning package.  Drawing on her theater background, Annie strives to put a distinctive character stamp on each of her acts.  Fans have come to expect a variation from Annie, both in costume and performance style. She has been a damsel in distress who finds a clever way to get someone to fill her tank, a hot dog vendor who turns lemons into lemonade when her business meets with an unexpected end, and a penguin. 

You never know what you’re going to see when she performs, but you can always be guaranteed one thing…Red Hot Annie always knows how to make the wieners boil!

Burlesque is one of the most famous sub-genres of fetish and well established globally from the Crazy Horse in Paris to endless bars and parties throughout the US. We always love to blog about this topic, which is dominated in the US also by the name Dita von Teese, Burlesque Star and Fetish Model.

If you are looking for some fashion items for your next visit to a Burlesque or fetish Event simply go to our fashion couture website from Von Gutenberg Couture: www.vongutenbergcouture.com

Hubba Hubba Revue Burlesque with Von Gutenberg Magazine

Von Gutenberg Magazine is proud to announce the partnership with Hubba Hubba Revue for the Friday Night Burlessque & Fetish Night at the VON GUTENBERG FETISH WEEKEND March 11, 12 and 13 in San Francisco. Hubba Hubba first and than top Burlesque Star Ava Garter will be in the DNA lounge March 12, start 9pm!

Tickets here:

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HUBBA HUBBA REVUE

San Francisco’s Hubba Hubba Revue has been a mainstay of Bay Area entertainment –and the premiere burlesque & variety show- for over 3 years. Performing monthly at DNA Lounge –and weekly, Monday nights, at Oakland’s Uptown Club– every Hubba Hubba Revue is an unforgettable combination of irreverent comedy, top-notch talent, and of course a generous helping of classic striptease.

Voted “Best Burlesque Revue” in the Best of San Francisco 2009 by SFWeekly.

“Pasties, booze, and pretty girls thumbing their noses at propriety? Sounds like a party to us. For more than three years, the Hubba Hubba Revue has been upstaging more coquettish burlesque acts with a tasty goulash of live bands, classic striptease, vaudeville high-jinks, and Weimar era–esque cabaret acts.” – SFWEEKLY

SISTER KATE

This gorgeous trio of dancers combines cabaret-inspired theatrics with bellydance, vaudeville, and themes that range from the comedic to the sultry & sinister. Always sexy, always alluring, the three ladies of Sister Kate never fail to shimmy their way into their audiences’ hearts.

Sister Kate also produce their own show, “Baxtalo Drom — The Lucky Road” monthly at the Amnesia Bar in San Francisco.

FLAME CYNDERS

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Flame Cynders is a rare & beguiling beauty who’s work focuses primarily on the classic era of burlesque. From feathers to glitter to everything in between, Flame is a practioner of the Art of Striptease.

MYNX d’MEANOR

“Tho’ She Be Little, She Be Fierce,” –so goes the motto of San Francisco burlesque performer, Mynx d’Meanor. Mynx has been delighting audiences with her unique and always delectable performances for over 3 years now –both here in SF, and in San Diego, where she produced her own shows, “Fishnet Follies,” and “Comic Strip.”

SPARKLY DEVIL

Already a burlesque star in her own right when she moved to San Francisco from Detroit in 2006, Sparkly Devil joined up with Hubba Hubba Revue and it’s been a match made in striptease-heaven ever since.

With a range that includes everything from superb comic timing to dramatic performance to combinging feather-fans with gangsta rap, Sparkly Devil is one of the most dynamic performers in the burlesque community.

TWINKLETOES McGEE

A compatriot of Sparkly Devil’s from her Detroit days (where the two of them were members of the troupe, “Causing A Scene”) Twinkletoes only recently moved to San Francisco –but he’s already taken the town by storm.

An amazing and classically-trained dancer, Twinkletoes raises the bar for talent on-stage, all while maintaining a not-so-hidden wink at the audience.

YOUR LITTLE CHERNOBYL

A member of Hubba Hubba Revue from almost it’s very first day, Your Little Chernobyl is a lithe, captivating performer who combines superb burlesque with ariels –on ropes, hoops, silks and more– to create fascinating visual artistry you won’t soon forget.

MADAM CHARTREUSE

A native of the great city of New Orleans, Madam Chartreuse is a statuesque beauty with the sultry voice of a riverboat-belle… and a pair of full-sized leather bullwhips that she knows how to use.  Once she casts her voodoo spell, no audience ever forgets a night with Madam Chartreuse.  

KINGFISH

People who know better refer to Kingfish as Jim Sweeney, a long-time San Francisco show-producer and entertainer who has been co-creator and M.C. to such Bay Area extravaganzas as “Spectacular! Spectacular!” and “Creepshow Peepshow.”

With fellow Bay Area MC, Eddie Dane, Kingfish started Hubba Hubba Revue in 2006, and the show has since become a major element of the Bay Area entertainment scene.

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Velda Lauder rocks again

Bex low res_2VON GUTENBERG MAGAZINE recommends Velda Lauder!

Velda Lauder is the much acclaimed Corsetiere to stars including Dita Von Teese, The Sugarbabes, Sarah Brightman, George Michael & Robbie Williams. Velda has been the Corsetiere of choice for the Victoriaʼs Secret TV catwalk show for the last 3 years; 
tightlacing Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller and Karolina Kurkova into incredible corset creations.  She has recently worked with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, Swarovski and Courtney Love on one-off commissioned pieces and remains an International press favourite for her work with Burlesque and Performance Artists in London, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles & New York. 
‘Gothikka’ is our new power mesh and lycra collection of ‘Corset Complements’, to enhance and put the finishing touch to the corset wearing experience. We have fitted and corseted hundreds, if not thousands, of women and have received numerous requests for items to complement and enhance the hour glass look. This new collection includes Shrugs , Gloves, Sheer and Satin Under-Tops to perfectly frame your greatest assets. Plus cute and comfortable Bloomers, stunning Suspender Girdles and floor length, flowing, ultra feminine, power mesh Skirts, all of which enhance the hips and thighs.
 
we Love Velda! “Erik von Gutenberg”

Velda Lauder rocks again

Bex low res_2VON GUTENBERG MAGAZINE recommends Velda Lauder!

Velda Lauder is the much acclaimed Corsetiere to stars including Dita Von Teese, The Sugarbabes, Sarah Brightman, George Michael & Robbie Williams. Velda has been the Corsetiere of choice for the Victoriaʼs Secret TV catwalk show for the last 3 years; 
tightlacing Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller and Karolina Kurkova into incredible corset creations.  She has recently worked with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, Swarovski and Courtney Love on one-off commissioned pieces and remains an International press favourite for her work with Burlesque and Performance Artists in London, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles & New York. 
‘Gothikka’ is our new power mesh and lycra collection of ‘Corset Complements’, to enhance and put the finishing touch to the corset wearing experience. We have fitted and corseted hundreds, if not thousands, of women and have received numerous requests for items to complement and enhance the hour glass look. This new collection includes Shrugs , Gloves, Sheer and Satin Under-Tops to perfectly frame your greatest assets. Plus cute and comfortable Bloomers, stunning Suspender Girdles and floor length, flowing, ultra feminine, power mesh Skirts, all of which enhance the hips and thighs.
 
we Love Velda! “Erik von Gutenberg”

Velda Lauder Corsetiere of choice

1Erik von Gutenberg recommends Velda Lauder.

Velda Lauder is the much acclaimed Corsetiere to stars including Dita Von Teese, The Sugarbabes, Sarah Brightman, George Michael, Robbie Williams. Velda has been the Corsetiere of choice for the Victoriaʼs Secret TV catwalk show for the last 3 years; tightlacing Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller and Karolina Kurkova into incredible corset creations.
She has recently worked with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, Swarovski and Courtney Love on one-off commissioned pieces and remains an International press favourite for her work with Burlesque and Performance Artists in London, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York.

Gothikka is our new power mesh and lycra collection of “Corset Complements”, to enhance and put the finishing touch to the corset wearing experience. We have fitted and corseted hundreds, if not thousands, of women and have received numerous requests for items to complement and enhance the hour glass look. This new collection includes Shrugs , Gloves, Sheer and Satin Under-Tops to perfectly frame your greatest assets. Plus cute and comfortable Bloomers, stunning Suspender Girdles and floor length, flowing, ultra feminine, power mesh Skirts, all of which enhance the hips and thighs.

Corsets  featured, Pewter Taffata deep plunge Swarovski, underbust swarovski mesh and black silk demi cup.

Her website: http://www.veldalauder.co.uk/

Models Maz and Bex, photos by Regis Hertrich

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Velda Lauder Corsetiere of choice

1Erik von Gutenberg recommends Velda Lauder.

Velda Lauder is the much acclaimed Corsetiere to stars including Dita Von Teese, The Sugarbabes, Sarah Brightman, George Michael, Robbie Williams. Velda has been the Corsetiere of choice for the Victoriaʼs Secret TV catwalk show for the last 3 years; tightlacing Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller and Karolina Kurkova into incredible corset creations.
She has recently worked with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, Swarovski and Courtney Love on one-off commissioned pieces and remains an International press favourite for her work with Burlesque and Performance Artists in London, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York.

Gothikka is our new power mesh and lycra collection of “Corset Complements”, to enhance and put the finishing touch to the corset wearing experience. We have fitted and corseted hundreds, if not thousands, of women and have received numerous requests for items to complement and enhance the hour glass look. This new collection includes Shrugs , Gloves, Sheer and Satin Under-Tops to perfectly frame your greatest assets. Plus cute and comfortable Bloomers, stunning Suspender Girdles and floor length, flowing, ultra feminine, power mesh Skirts, all of which enhance the hips and thighs.

Corsets  featured, Pewter Taffata deep plunge Swarovski, underbust swarovski mesh and black silk demi cup.

Her website: http://www.veldalauder.co.uk/

Models Maz and Bex, photos by Regis Hertrich

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Fetish Star Dita von Teese at the Jean Paul Gaultier show

Dita_Von_Teese(1)Erik von Gutenberg recommneds Dita von Teese, the fashion fetish Burlesque Star. She was also at the latest lingerie show from Jean Paul Gaultier.

PARIS — The man who gave the world Madonna’s pointy cone bra has outdone himself, serving up padded fanny puffs and even a turtle-shell shaped pregnant lady belly piece with his spring-summer 2010 ready-to-wear collection Saturday.

Gaultier mixed his trademark lingerie-as-outerwear look with hip-hop inspired streetwear, layering powder pink bras, garters, bustiers and padded and pointy prostheses of all ilk under and over extra-wide jeans, funky overalls and military coats.

Pointy bras were built into a pair of oversized overalls, the straps crisscrossing in the back to form Gaultier’s signature X, while the tails of an oversized sports coat were cut away to reveal a pair of round bottom-covers.

One model even wore a bustier in chocolate brown with a massive convex pregnant belly cover.

“Instead of filling oneself with silicone or collagen, why not try these prostheses, which can be taken off,” said Gaultier with a laugh. “It’s perfect!”

French fashion’s one-time enfant terrible described the collection as a “return to the source.”

“I wanted to get away from the increasing bourgeois understanding of fashion. When I started there was a real desire to be individualistic and to mark our difference from one another,” he told reporters in a backstage interview.

Though there was nothing earth-shatteringly innovating about the collection – Gaultier has been incorporating street fashion and foundations into his collection since the start of his career more than 30 years ago – the show still radiated energy, excitement and an endless sense of possibility.

In a welcome change from many of Paris’ blond-haired, blue-eyed catwalks, Gaultier’s models were of all different of ethnic origins, their brown, black, blond and red hair pulled into playful side pigtails. Many of them sported fake tattoos reading “Jean Paul” in Gothic lettering across their necks or down their arms, which were piled high with stacks of Rajhastani-inspired bangles.

Gaultier’s shows, always held at his label’s central Paris headquarters, never fail to draw celebrity guests and Saturday’s show was no exception. Rihanna, a regular at this season’s Paris shows, turned out, as did Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, French actress and loyal Gaultier friend and fan Catherine Deneuve, and burlesque star Dita Von Teese.

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Fetish Star Dita von Teese at the Jean Paul Gaultier show

Dita_Von_Teese(1)Erik von Gutenberg recommneds Dita von Teese, the fashion fetish Burlesque Star. She was also at the latest lingerie show from Jean Paul Gaultier.

PARIS — The man who gave the world Madonna’s pointy cone bra has outdone himself, serving up padded fanny puffs and even a turtle-shell shaped pregnant lady belly piece with his spring-summer 2010 ready-to-wear collection Saturday.

Gaultier mixed his trademark lingerie-as-outerwear look with hip-hop inspired streetwear, layering powder pink bras, garters, bustiers and padded and pointy prostheses of all ilk under and over extra-wide jeans, funky overalls and military coats.

Pointy bras were built into a pair of oversized overalls, the straps crisscrossing in the back to form Gaultier’s signature X, while the tails of an oversized sports coat were cut away to reveal a pair of round bottom-covers.

One model even wore a bustier in chocolate brown with a massive convex pregnant belly cover.

“Instead of filling oneself with silicone or collagen, why not try these prostheses, which can be taken off,” said Gaultier with a laugh. “It’s perfect!”

French fashion’s one-time enfant terrible described the collection as a “return to the source.”

“I wanted to get away from the increasing bourgeois understanding of fashion. When I started there was a real desire to be individualistic and to mark our difference from one another,” he told reporters in a backstage interview.

Though there was nothing earth-shatteringly innovating about the collection – Gaultier has been incorporating street fashion and foundations into his collection since the start of his career more than 30 years ago – the show still radiated energy, excitement and an endless sense of possibility.

In a welcome change from many of Paris’ blond-haired, blue-eyed catwalks, Gaultier’s models were of all different of ethnic origins, their brown, black, blond and red hair pulled into playful side pigtails. Many of them sported fake tattoos reading “Jean Paul” in Gothic lettering across their necks or down their arms, which were piled high with stacks of Rajhastani-inspired bangles.

Gaultier’s shows, always held at his label’s central Paris headquarters, never fail to draw celebrity guests and Saturday’s show was no exception. Rihanna, a regular at this season’s Paris shows, turned out, as did Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, French actress and loyal Gaultier friend and fan Catherine Deneuve, and burlesque star Dita Von Teese.

Source and Copyright: http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hV-J9kBa78mIZj5o85Dz8ikzICtg Canadian Press