Artist and photographer,made several sadomasochistic photos in his career in the 1920s and 1930s. He was a devotee to the works of the Marquis de Sade, and created portraits of the Marquis. Man Ray was one of many artists seeking truth through extreme mental and physical states.
Man Ray’s 1930 Gloved Figure exemplifies the relationship between sadomasochism and mysticism. The photograph features a figure clad in suede elbow-length gloves, and a matching suede mask. The mask and gloves have been carefully constructed out of the same light-coloured suede material and appear to fit snugly over the model’s face and hands, suggesting that they were made specifically for this shoot based on the model’s exact measurements. The model’s hands are pulled above their head and are attached to a metal chain hanging from the ceiling with a pair of handcuffs. The model is clearly in the masochistic position, their sense of sight and hearing deprived by the mask and their ability to move severely, if not completely, hindered by the handcuffs and chain, which leaves them seemingly suspended from the ceiling.
Man Ray made a strong connection between artistic prowess and masculine prowess, specifically power over women; the bohemian machismo.
Created in 1930, the Fetishistic Mise-en-scène for William Seabrook series was considered so perverse it was only widely released to the public in 1994. As the title suggests, the series was created by Man Ray at the request of Seabrook. They worked together to bring Seabrook’s fantasies to life, male voyeurism and the fetishization of lesbianism for male pleasure.
Man Ray doesn’t seem entirely comfortable with Seabrook’s world, hence the less intimate cropping. He seems to prefer his sadism to be spontaneous outbursts of passion, not the meticulously planned, “perverse” scenarios of Seabrook.
A "Thank You" to Man Ray, Audrey Warne. Peter Tupper
This set of MACHETE sunglasses
and chunky chain are a lovely homage to:
Click on the photos to “who” and what year!
R&M Leathers London: Thick Chain Bra and Thong
Made to order leather clothing and accessories from London. Custom pieces and sizes available. All items are handmade to order. Allow 4-5 weeks for orders to be processed and shipped. Express service also available on request. If you require a custom size outside of what is provided, there will be an additional 10% fee.
Rather than opening the Trench to flash – how about a Flash through the material?
Or stick with a slick shiny silhouette covering the package?
You can choose from 64 Latex Color Fabrics with Vex Inc.
Sometimes they are sensitive, other times numb.
Always attached unless you had breast surgery.
Often ignored unless an effort is made for attention.
Enter the Studio Pia: Clea
A subtle focus on the Nipples,
as well as,
Bondage and Elegance.
Sally Rand in the 1930’s
Wouldn’t it be fun to do a fan dance for your Sir or Madame?
Here’s a link to buy your feathers, but looks like the lighting is important, too!
Find a way to be backlit and let your silhouette do the enticing.
Or just put your body and soul into your dance.
Stay warm and have a coffee for dievca and Hilda. XO
Ok, so there isn’t a place to wear the feathers because we shouldn’t flock together …
But it might be nice to jazz up a Presentation Outfit with the fluff!
Unless you are allergic~
Linda Farrow for Dries van Noten
195 ROUND SUNGLASSES $325
Your eyes do not deceive you—there are ta-tas on this tea towel, and not the off-the-rack A-B-C kind, either. This lively print celebrates our breast friends in all their wonderful, natural variety, from bountiful bells to adventurous east-west and a many-hued gallery of shapes and sizes in between. Sure to cause a few double- or triple-takes, this piece shares a low-key message about loving ourselves as we are and—bonus!—it might just give some folks an all-new enthusiasm for doing dishes. Designed in Savannah, Georgia. Made in China.
(click photo to purchase)
Click on the photos for a closer look!
The items come with a full care cleaning kit to keep the latex supple and shiny.
It’s good the items are offered for the Fall and Winter – otherwise, the sweat due to heat would kill your vibe.
Can’t visit the Midwest without shoveling~
In this case, ice.
It was sleet, then fluffy snow, then hail, then sleet, ending up rain which froze on the driveway.
dievca just happened be wearing the appropriate coat to handle all of the choices Mother Nature decided to share – a recent purchase to take the place of three down coats:
It dried and puffed up nicely in the dryer and was ready for snow blowing 4-inches the following morning.
Gardening or snow removal – dievca’s available for hire. 🙄
Glove fetishism is a sexual fetishism where an individual is sexually stimulated by another person or oneself wearing gloves on their hands. In some cases, the fetish is enhanced by the material of the glove (e.g., leather, cotton, latex, nitrile, PVC, satin, or nylon).
Often, the actions of a gloved hand are as arousing as the glove itself, because the glove provides a second skin, or in other words a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer’s own skin. Medical gloves and rubber gloves provide not only a safer sex environment but also give a latex glove fetishist great pleasure. Subtle movements by the gloved fingers or the hand as a whole can provide the individual with a great visual stimulus and ultimately sexual arousal. The act of putting gloves on, or slipping them off the hands, can also be a source of glove fetish fantasy.
The smell is also a factor when it comes to latex, rubber, and leather gloves. This is also often an extension of hand fetishism.
Gloves are used for fisting and sounding. They are a big part of the superhero, leather, rubber, and cosplay scenes and are a staple accessory in any crime fetish. There is something immediately different when one is wearing gloves during sex. It almost makes one feel more naughty and kinky adding to the experience.
Most glove fetishists prefer tight and shiny gloves. It is a fetish that crosses gender and sexuality stereotypes needing no anchor to one or another.
It is also sometimes associated with strangling or rape fetishes.
Medical glove fetishism involves thin latex gloves, which come in many different types. Personal preference ranges from color, smell, size, textured, smooth, powdered, or un-powdered. Fetishists are proud of their collection of medical gloves, as well as rubber gloves. Household rubber gloves tend to be thicker, longer, and are mostly used for cleaning purposes.
There is a fetish called GOM which stands for ‘Glove Over Mouth’ where a gloved hand is placed firmly over one’s mouth and/or nose and is sometimes associated with breath control. This can be arousing to the giver and/or the receiver.
Some glove fetishists prefer certain lengths, for example, the long opera-style or short cuff length. Some also like them as a part of an outfit, such as a nurse, policewoman, or French maid uniform. Some who are of a sexually submissive nature are stimulated by their dominant partner’s wearing and use of gloves. Dominant partners may likewise prefer that their submissives wear gloves. As with all fetishes, however, there need not be a BDSM connection to an affinity for gloves.
Apart from their appearance, some individuals prefer to use them on themselves or others as a form of sexual stimulation. The ones most commonly used for this are made of leather, latex, (such as those doctors or nurses use for examination) nitrile, or shoulder-length thick black latex. Some prefer the household rubber glove. The appeal behind the household glove may be due to the colors they come in but also offering what the latex examination gloves cannot; household gloves are thicker, some more than others depending on what their use is. It’s also possible that people use these as they are commonly found in one’s home so are easily available.
Many enjoy erotic spanking with gloves donned. It offers a different feeling and sound to the “spankee”, which can be a large part of the fetish.
- The gloves above are all Causse Gantier
- Expensive but lovely
- Made in France
A "Thank You" to Wikipedia
verb (used with object), ruf·fled, ruf·fling.
verb (used without object), ruf·fled, ruf·fling.
ORIGIN OF RUFFLE
Often times a leather or chain body harness connects to a Collar:
A recent trend in lingerie is to have the neck harness as a part of the lingerie, itself.
What do you think?
dievca prefers her Master’s Collar.
Click on a photo to make it larger and see the price.
So what does the word Shibari mean?
The dictionary definition is “the act of tying” but as with so many words in Japanese, the meaning depends upon the context in which could be used to refer to tying such things as parcels, objects, etc To take the word out of context removes much of its meaning. In a discussion on bondage – Shibari is a word for ‘bondage tying’.
What is Shibari vs Kinbaku?
As in the rest of the world, the Japanese have differing opinions on which is the best term to use for not only Shibari or Kinbaku but other terms that may apply to the art of bondage tying.
So we may have a situation where shibari means to tie, and kinbaku is a rather recent word meaning “to tie tightly so that there is no movement after the tie”.
Another opinion is that ‘Shibari’ is bondage tying and that Kinbaku is ‘Shibari’ plus emotional connection – to “tie deeply”.
Practitioners seem to use the words interchangeably and you’d be invited to learn Shibari at Kinbaku workshops. Recognized Japanese practitioners prefer one or the other to some extent, this does not however mean that one is valid and the other is not. They are all valid. These are not contradictions, only preferences of expression.
Most Japanese rope artists instinctively gravitate towards one or the other in their conversations depending upon the circumstances.
For instance, an artist explicitly describes his rope as “Shibari not Kinbaku” while he qualifies some other rope artists as “doing Kinbaku, not Shibari”. He often says that he wishes to tie to the point where the model can move a little bit in the tie, thinking she can untie herself, when – in fact, she cannot.
There are situations where all Japanese agree: is that in the sentence “let’s do Japanese rope together”, it is always Shibarimashou (let’s shibari) and not “kinbaku o shimashou” (let’s kinbaku).
Have you had a haircut?
How about dental cleaning, a massage, facial, leg wax, or pedicure?
It’s been 7 months and dievca finally brought her toes out from the Wild to a salon for a more formal clean-up.
What a pleasure. (www.dearsundays.com)
The return of her toes to civilization reminded dievca of the great 2003- DSW videos of the same nature:
2003 – Value City Department Stores Inc. has launched a second series of ads for DSW Shoe Warehouse since Value City named Charles Rath its executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
Dubbed “Shoes in the Wild,” the spots show women hunting for the perfect spring shoes. The ads were created by an all-woman creative team at New York-based Cliff Freeman & Partners.
The ads are running on cable networks, including E!, Oxygen and HGTV, and in cities such as Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Miami, Boston, and Atlanta.
2009 – Cliff Freeman & Partners, a one-time creative hotbed, is shutting its doors. The New York agency’s only major client, Baskin-Robbins, says it is searching for a new shop. Agency founder Cliff Freeman is known for Wendy’s, “Where’s the Beef” ads, creating Little Caesar’s “Pizza, Pizza” ads and Snapple‘s “Wendy the Snapple Lady” ads.
Cliff Freeman delivered some classic ads for Outpost.com. Most people will cite the Gerbil Cannon as the best. It was quite shocking when it was first aired, and there s just something special about the pure look of terror on that tuba player’s face in the Wolves commercial.
The shop had trouble emerging from the dot-com bust and by 2003, was leaking crucial talent. One trio of former executives started the boutique Amalgamated. In 2005, Freeman brought in CEO Jeff McClelland, a big agency executive with time at Dentsu and Ogilvy. The idea was to help the firm adapt to changes in the ad environment and move into more multidisciplinary integrated work. McClelland had some new-business success, but he left the agency last year.
Full Harvest Moon this evening at 5:05 p.m. EDT (2108 UTC).
A second Full Moon will occur on October 31st!
Perhaps you can pre-order Serpent & Bow Lingerie’s Moon Phase Brief and Bralette for the 2nd occasion. It seems like the website is directed towards lingerie printed/dyed in small batches, leaning towards Earth and Solar Worship themes. You can even design your own Ceremonial set. An interesting slo-Fashion concept.
Click the second photo for the website:
Designed to honor the ever-fluctuating, dynamic and prismatic nature of our physical bodies, and our connection to the cosmos. The Moon Cycle set features pearly-white and sky-blue moons that rest across the hips and encircle the chest.
The Moon Cycle brief is designed with a single seam at the back, with a vintage-style high-waist fit, made from comfortable and breathable cotton-lycra. The Moon Cycle Bralette is finished with handmade indigo halter straps (black shoulder straps available by request). Each set handpainted in batik wax-resist, then dip-dyed in natural indigo to a rich cobalt blue.
Our cotton-lycra fabric is Organic! and grown and made in the USA, and is opaque and supportive enough to wear for swim- we recommend rinsing after swimming in chlorine or saltwater to protect the integrity of the cotton. Machine Washable. Indigo will soften over time, like your favorite pair of jeans. All pieces are patterned, cut, sewn, painted, dyed, and finished by our women-run studio in Santa Rosa, California, with love and care.
dievca saw the following photo somewhere – liked the outfit and then focussed on the necklace.
Chains, chunky, YES!
So, dievca went hunting for the necklace and found it could be pre-ordered at http://www.ShopMachete.com
Master was looking for a Birthday gift for His dievca and she told him about the necklace. she also mentioned an anklet.
The chains can be interchanged. The Gold large link can be removed, the anklet added to make a larger necklace – interchangeable parts to make things interesting.
- Heavyweight. 14k Gold & Sterling Silver Plated Brass
- Handmade and engraved logo
- Removable links to add and subtract for a longer necklace or create a bracelet
Some other pieces from the brand:
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, MACHETE is a line of eco-conscious, affordable jewelry & accessories for everyday wear. MACHETE is frequently featured with Vogue, Bazaar, Instyle, Atelier Doré, and throughout publications worldwide.
Known for our Tortoise acetate disc earrings and patterns, the cellulose acetate & bio-acetate we source is high quality and non-petroleum based. Cellulose acetate and bio-acetate are natural and renewable materials, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based materials. All of our jewelry is stored and shipped in custom, eco-friendly UVA zip bags for convenient storing & organizing your MACHETE collections.
Due to the high quality and natural material of our tortoise shell, each pattern is unique and may vary. All of our metals are comprised of recycled brass & ethically sourced silver & gold. Our earring posts are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel, sterling silver, or solid gold.
Jennifer J Matchett, Founder, Designer, and Creative Director of MACHETE, graduated with a degree in Art History from Gainesville, Florida. Inspired by her collections of antique and vintage jewelry, she began creating pieces out of vintage Italian acetate. Jennifer quickly became widely known for her Tortoise acetate disc earrings and was profiled with Vogue in 2017. She currently works alongside her husband Cale, and their small team in the Atlanta area.
MACHETE and its team proudly contribute continued support to the following organizations:
The CFDA Foundation, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, SCAD Design for Sustainability Scholarship, Every Mother Counts, Human Rights First, Global Fund For Women, Center for Reproductive Rights, The Joyful Hearts Foundation, Safe Horizon, End the Backlog, Women’s March, Everytown for Gun Safety, EarthJustice, National Parks Foundation, 1% for the Planet.
MACHETE is committed to being ecologically and environmentally responsible. We work to reduce our impact on the environment by practicing waste reduction in our offices and production area.
and a Smile.
An Excellent Presentation Outfit
for your Sir or Madame.
Ooh, la la! Charlotte Olympia’s Frisky slingbacks live up to their name. Adorned with a monochrome Dress Up print and black leather whip-like tassels, they perfectly embody the collection’s muse, Betty Paige. Channel pin-up glamour by teaming these statement heels with a pencil skirt, tucked-in blouse, and a slick of red lipstick.
Flash the headlights is a slang expression meaning to expose one’s bare breasts.
The phrase is a variation of the colloquial term flash, meaning to expose an area of the body that’s normally covered up. The word headlights is typically used as a slang term for breasts, because they are round and often pale colored, like a car’s headlights.
A woman must completely expose her breasts, including her nipples, to flash the headlights. Some believe only a whole breast can be classed as a headlight, while others feel the term headlights referred to nipples.
When people drive they flash their automobile headlights to gain the attention of oncoming traffic. A woman typically flashes her headlights to get attention, too. She may be looking to hail a particular person or any passers-by.
Hmm, the bra above must be the Modest Version of Flash the Headlights or it can work in the dark!
OK – looks like there are options!
Patent leather, sheer tulle, sequins with an o-ring – sounds good!
dievca knows that Gingham is “IN”, but she is not interested in this piece:
After refining his craft at Central St. Martins, David Koma worked as Mugler’s Creative Director before turning the focus back to his eponymous label. A firm fixture on the red carpet, the designer counts everyone from Beyoncé to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as fans of his impactful, polished eveningwear
All pieces about available at Net-A-Porter for pre-order
Norma Ann Sykes: British Bombshell defying gravity in Lingerie
Purple People Eater, Barney, Violet Beauregarde
The meaning of the color Purple”
Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.
Do you want all that represented during BDSM?
noun. a female fox. an ill-tempered or quarrelsome woman.
a woman considered to be sexually attractive.