CableDrop and Cableyoyo, ‘in fashion’…for your comuter

Yes, I know this is usually a blog about fashion couture and latex lifestyle (at the very top of our interests); that we have featured everyone from Megan Massacare  to Rubberdoll to Bianca Beauchamp in this blog, through our issues 1 through eight and even on some behind the scenes video you see here from time to time; we champion Mode/Moda/Fashion in all its global forms by penning exposes on art, feature fetish and fantasy fiction and bringing you updates and photo collages on such renown  designers of latex-or pretty much any material-from houses like House of Harlot, Polymorphe, Inner Inner Sanctum to Jimmy Choo and Karl Lagerfeld.

Really we’re trying to cover as much of what we know interests us and our friends as we can.
So you can’t damn me when I get some handy dandy neato item to review that might fall afield of our usual reporting but I think truly ‘fashionable’ and certainly something we truly all could use in this day and age.

The CableDrop and Cableyoyo from http://www.cableorganizer.com/ both fit low data cords (the drops a little bit more as they can hold ear buds, glasses and pencils) are self adhesive beauties you can pretty much stick anyplace. The yoyo is actually a portable item, a square thin plate that allows you to coil up to 6 feet of a low voltage cord and when unwinding that cord from the yoyo you’ll find that cord remaining straight. You can put this little Cableyoyo in your pocket for on-the-go use. The drops, available in lime green, light mustard and pink are plastic ‘drops’ flat on one side (where they have a peel-and-stick backing) round on their other where a thin groove runs half through the thing’s face center horizontally.

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See, it’s not all about tattoos, Ophelia Overdose or latex catsuits here at Von Gutenberg (not that we don’t love Ophelia and wouldn’t want to see her in a  catsuit!) The point is there’s a lot more to fashion then what people are wearing, as I have opined plenty of times (see my blog here on   ). Products like the CableDrop and Cableyoyo are truly fashionable for our times and worth a little look-see from you our Von Gutenberg reader….I know I’m going to use the ones I got.

Issue number eight of Von Gutenberg is worth a look-see too and if you have yet to have a look-see at our infamous tattoo issue with Miss Megan Massacre on its candy pink cover have a look here:

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Kristen Stewart & Chanel’s Paris-Dallas Collection

Talk about the famous (or infamous depending on your pov): the female star of the Twighlight series, Kristen Stewart, jetted off to Dallas the other day to meet with Karl Lagerfeld. It seems Kristen has just been named the face of Chanel’s Paris-Dallas collection campaign.

There have been a bevy of beauties that have ‘gone Chanel’ prior to Stewart-Keira Knightley, Diane Kruger, and Blake Lively, to name a few-and Miss Stewart’s sleepy-eyed stare will add to the fashion brand’s already high profile to be sure. It is the specific look of these ladies Chanel is after as much as their fame and like it or not, Stewart’s style and mug is well known these days. She exudes a certain ‘take me or leave me’ pose as much in the roles she plays as in her off-screen love life that has seen plenty of controversy.

One can’t believe everything one reads of course.

Did you happen to catch the actress recreating a perfect Joan Jett in The Runaways movie? Have you caught her red-carpet-ting throughout the years in various different gowns, sporting different haircuts and colors? What’s fascinating to watch is how many ‘looks’ women like Stewart can manage, on screen and off, yet still retain who they are and what they are best known for. No doubt Chanel will be exploiting all of this young lady’s charms.

We exploit (but lovingly so) the ‘charms’ of Megan Massacre,Bibiana Atada and many more in our new tattoo issue Von Gutenberg #8. Get it here if you haven’t yet:

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New Stuff In/With Fashion

I like to do a spin round fashion news (or fashionable news) when I can. This time I’m hitting on a few different countries and a few different folks…

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In Paris this week, Karl Lagerfeld took over the massive Grand Palais (and the space is massive, I have been there) into his own gallery. 89 walked his runaway, jutting from this massive space with over-sized props such as a giant-sized handbag and a 1-yard long perfume bottle made of marble. Not to be undone, Iris Van Herpen created clothes that played music and Chanel presented a jaw dropping 150 different colors with what they showed.

Also in Paris Marc Jacobs received quite the applause during the Oct 2nd Louis Vuitton show at Le Carre du Louvre even though or because of the announcement that he is leaving Louis Vuitton. This ends a 16 year relationship of what has been called “the highest profile tenure American designer at the helm of a major European fashion house.”

Did you happen to see the killer celebs at the NYC “Gravity” movie premier this week? As expected Sandra Bullock looked wonderful, as did George ‘Always Dapper’ Clooney, but what most people are talking about is how great (and sexy) Katie Homes looked in her mini dress.

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And in more celeb ‘fashion’ I read an interweb interview with Tom Selleck, hunky star of “Magnum, P.I.” stints on “Friends” and in movies and his portrayal of Frank Reagan in “Blue Bloods.” The man says of his iconic, certainly ‘un’-fashionable stash:

“Probably, if you look at the body of my work before “Magnum,” and during, and me since birth, most of the time, I haven’t had one. I just kind of grew it, and then, what happens is that it takes on a ridiculous amount of importance.”

And he goes on to joke:

“I also have to be very careful about speaking about my mustache because we had a falling out, and he’s got his own agent now.”

Maybe the above is not all the news that’s fit to print, but I thought good light stuff you’d enjoy.

Big Exxxotica convention this weekend, I’ll be reporting on the fashions (what there are of them) from this show next week and Von Gutenberg issue 8 with Megan Massacre on the cover (and inside) is about upon us. I’ll hip you to that the second you can grab it!

 

Until then….

Summertime Kicks

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Forget about bikinis (ok, maybe not forget about them completely…God knows I can’t) but now that summer is here how ‘bout we talk fashionably bright, or is that brightly fashionable, sneakers and shoewear.

There’s Mel Shoes with an array of summery stuff like their Wiffle Ball plastic sneaker, their many different flip flops and sandals or their Lemon II brogue made of Melfex plastic carrying a bubble gum scent. Most recently partnering with Karl Lagerfeld (as well as with many other designers) lots of Mel’s shoes are still affordable.

Not that I’m about to opine about her music, but country/pop biggie Taylor Swift has a line of Taylor Swift for Keds and if anybody knows the sneaks, comfy shoes market it is Ked’s (they were the sneaker to beat when I was a youngin’ back before electricity was invented). Retailing for more than you might want to spend on sneakers or summer shoes, but still every bit as vibrant and cool (and another link-up with Ked’s) there are the Kate Spade for Keds kicks. Sold on line at Kate Spade Boutiques or higher-end department stores.

Not to leave the men out. Although I see plenty of guys rocking flip flops or the ubiquitous more-then-slightly frayed march-on-Woodstock like sandal, not so many of us (me among that ‘us’) are all that comfortable displaying our big flumpy Hobbit-like footsies to the world. Thank God I say for the closed-toe sandal. More or less a thin sneaker with holes, this is the perfect alternative for guys who wish their dogs to breath during the dog days of summer but keep exposure of their feet to respectable limits. Sure, a guy can wear just as skimpy a bathing-suit as a woman can, but lady’s look far superior in bikinis then men ever do in Speedos! At least with the sandals above we can be just as fashionable as our women can in their summer wear but not offend anybody.

What else do you need for the warmer weather? A summer read for sure. Check out, Von Gutenberg Magazines on Apple, Amazon and Google Android and the web for Laptop & Desktop: http://vongutenberg.com/e-magazine/

 

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 fashion rocks French runway

Jean-Paul Gaultier made a bold statement during Paris Fashion Week with black fetish dresses, power suits and even ended his show with a whip-carrying model.

The waif models in dark colours of black, navy and grey stormed the catwalk in lace stockings while holding a drink in one had and a cigarette in the other.

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It was a moody but decadent show, displaying what the French designer saw as “a bit of fetishism”.

The dark theme continued in Givenchy’s show, bringing out gothic dresses that looked to be inspired by The Addams Family.

The little cocktail dresses were completely covered in hair; their mesh foundation was tailored for a perfect fit, and the locks of raven hair enveloped the dresses in a gorgeous swirl.

But still. It was hair.

The black locks also sprouted from blouses’ necklines and strappy sandals, grew over shoulders like epaulettes and even covered the rump of a pencil skirt, like a horse’s tail.

The master of another kind of excess, Christian Lacroix, toned down his Baroque opulence, turning out a collection of (relatively) simple, perky cocktail dresses, cocoon coats and clean-lined, waspwaisted suits in gray tweed.

It was an exercise in restraint for Lacroix, who’s known for his exuberant more-is-more aesthetic, eye-popping palette and excessive accessorising.

Meanwhile, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld’s eponymous line was all about functional chic – as epitomised by fur-covered motorcycle helmets – while Emanuel Ungaro angled for a younger customer base with its rainbow of polkadot prints.

Paris Fashion Week continues this week until Wednesday 11th March.

source: http://www.metro.co.uk/lifestyle/article.html?Fetish_fashion_rocks_French_runway&in_article_id=573399&in_page_id=194