Kate Moss, Dita Von Teese and more by Rankin

September 21st, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Erotica, Fashion Photographers

Rankin is a British photographer whose clean, smooth edges and sensual imagery has become his trademark. His presentation of the female body, and the things that make the female body even more inviting, like lingerie, are done with reverence. He makes the women he’s photographing look icon in terms of stature and beauty.

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MFW Spring 2015 – Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci and Phillip Plein

September 21st, 2014|Categories: Fashion Designers, Fashion Models, Runway

These two labels exemplify what Italian style is all about in such a pure way, that Milan Fashion Week could just have them and Versace do shows and it would be enough.  Sexy, luxe, embellished, with flowing, loose silhouettes along side figure hugging pieces, this is how the Italians define sexy for the world of fashion as a whole.

Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2015

With over 80 looks, this collection is full of very wearable pieces as well as some beautifully encrusted signature items like corsets, purses, shoes, and even crowns.  Influenced by Spanish flamenco dancers, this show was all about rich reds, flounces, flowers, lace, fringe and dramatic eye makeup.

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Emilio Pucci Spring 2015

Pucci is all about the low slung on the hips, floating away from the body, long lean lines with beautiful patterns and earth tones.  This collection brought out some of the biggest names in modeling like Naomi Campbell, Mariacarla Boscono and Saskia de Brauw, models who have the confident, bold vibe that these pieces require.

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Phillip Plein Spring 2015

This is a less established label, but it fits in perfectly with the excessiveness of MFW.  Circle skirts, party dresses, sequins, motorcycle style vests, bright colors and an overall feeling of playfulness make this a bold diversion from a lot of the muted sensibilities in other Spring collections.

Favorite Movie Posters

September 20th, 2014|Categories: Film

Killer Heels

September 20th, 2014|Categories: Art, Erotica, Fashion Designers

Currently showing at the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibit “Killer Heels” explores the cultural history of the heeled shoe.  No matter the perception, whether it be crippling, empowering, sculptural, fetishistic or intimidating, heels convey a powerful message, and continue to be an integral part of fashion.   Contributions from designers like Brian Atwood, Zaha Hadid, Pierre Hardy, Iris van Herpen, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Christian Louboutin mix with the six films specially commissioned for the exhibition from Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome.    A fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibit is available, and it’s a must-have.

Unintentional Art in Celebrity Candids – Marilyn Monroe

September 19th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Candids, Classic Celebrities

Marilyn Monroe announces her divorce from Arthur Miller on October 6th, 1954.