Sensuality Reads

Kim Kardashian As Fertility Goddess? A Politically Incorrect Take On Jean-Paul Goule’s Paper Magazine Images Pt 1

‘Angels’ By Russell James Is 304 Pages Of Nude Artistry

Robyn Lawley in ‘Size Does Matter’ By Kenneth Willardt

Pubic Hair Is Back, Announces The New York Times

Dasha Zhukova’s BDSM Throne Bashing Is Well Deserved

jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

18 Vaginas & Plenty Of Talking Points On Women’s Bodies After Sydney University Newspaper Censored

Christina Hendricks Talks Flower Shops & Pencil Skirts By Max Abadian for Flare Magazine May 2013

Marilyn Monroe Photographer Bert Stern Looks To Kate Upton As Next Muse

Red Genitals Not Arousing In Recent Study, But Men Do Tip Red Shirt Waitresses Better

2013 Is A Year of Revelation and Artistic Rejuvenation for Anne

Sexual Politics & Fashion, 50 Shades of Grey Meets YVVY’s Nude Edition

For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Wilhelm Reich & Sexual Healing Without Fashion Body Armor

Joe Wehner | Anne Enke Unplugged | ‘Talk to Me’ #1

Study | Charming Porsche-Driving Men are Peacocks Seeking Sex

Sensual Dames Love Stockings & Garter Belts from Secrets & Lace

Female Deception | Vagina or Vajayjay

Emmanuelle Alt & Nudity | Vill Vogue Paris Remain A Sensual Beacon?

Sexy Doublespeak | American Women & Sexual Honesty

Heidi Klum & Rankin Could Sell Magnum Chocolate Ice Cream

Selita Ebanks | Kanye West | ‘Runaway’ Full Video Embedded

Christina Hendricks Reveals Our Inner Lilith Woman

The Great Wall of Vagina | Learning to Love Our Genitalia

Body Talk | Owning Vulvas, Clits & G-Spots

Orgasmic Female Brain in ‘La Petite Mort’ | Images Nicola Vallotto

Reflections on Female Sexual Desire: Anais Nin, Marilyn Monroe & Isabelle Allende Join Forces with Anne

 

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Body Image | Self Esteem

Curvy | Size 0 Articles

Science Pursues Ideal Breast Proportions With Strong Concensus Among Men, Women and Doctors

Victoria’s Secret Pulls Perfect Body Campaign Days Before Annual Fashion Show Flies To London

Self Love Is The Best Beauty Lotion Of All Time For Glowing Skin & A Happy Smile
Aerie Lingerie Launches ‘The Real You Is Sexy’ Campaign

Renoir’s ‘The Large Bathers’ 1887How Body Image Affects Women’s Health For Real

Doutzen Kroes Says She’s No Size 0 & Wears Her Curves Proudly

Gisele Bundchen & Johan Lindeberg Say Basta To ‘Flawless’ Women

Does Fashion Industry Promote Anorexia? So Models Eat Tissue Paper To Stay Thin?

Serena Williams Aces Body Confidence in Beach Shoot & Readers Agree

Cameron Russell Says Privilege & Insecurity Make Modeling A Bad Career Choice

Erotic Sensuality at its Best - Pt 1 from Vogue Russia

Erotic Sensuality from the Masters - Pt 2 from Bogue Russia

Erotic Sensuality by Master Photographers Pt 3 | Vogue Russia Fall 2012

Kate Upton @ Muse Magazine, Says Gisele Is Footballer’s Wife

What’s Wrong With Our Bodies Anyway? Plus Model Magazine Asks

Self Love Is Saying ‘No’ to Fashion Body Images You Hate

Tara, Candice & Robyn | Steven Meisel | Vogue Italia June 2011 | ‘Belle vere’

Franca Sozzani on Curvy Girls, Sensuality & More Body Types in Fashion

Ines de la Fressange | 53, French Chic & Divinely Delicious

Stella Tennant on Vogue Italia as Ethel Granger | Body Image Research Update

Just Say ‘No’ | Programming Your Brain’s RAS System to Hate Size 0 Fashion Ads

Lizzie Miller Body Image Model and Beauty Debate Update

Mikimoto Pearl Girls 1972 | Sensual, Beautiful with Clavicle Fat

If the Supermodels Are Now ‘Fat’, It’s Time To Reprogram Our Fashion Brains

Cindy Crawford | 90’s Size 6 Supermodels Would Be Plus-Size Today

More Anorexia in Kids | Are Girls Afraid of Getting Curves?

Codie Young, Chadwick Tyler & Topshop Join Size 0 Model Debate

Pirelli Defines Sensuaity & Fashion Bodies | Arthur Elgort | Karl Lagerfeld

Anorexia in Thirds | 1/3 Die, 1/3 Relapse, 1/3 Recover

‘Black Swan’ | George Balanchine | Battling BMI Beauty in Ballet

‘Just Being a Woman’ | Isabelle Caro Sought Control of Her Body

Every Woman Should Own a Copy of “Uncovered” & Watch Meredith Viera’s NBC “Today Show” Interview with Jordan Matter

New Day Beauty: The Style Individual Is Running the Show

For a Long, healthy Life, Embrace an Hourglass Figure

NieNie’s Stephanie Nielson Faces ‘Flawless’ Beauty Head-on

Diet & Health

Is Marc Jacobs Defying Obesity Science Promoting Diet Coke?

5 Anti-Aging Reasons To Smile Your Way to Good Health & Lower Stress

Health Benefits of Apples ” Rianne Ten Haken By Yu Tsai

Thursday
Nov062014

Lauren Hutton & Angelica Huston On Feminism: Exactly. I think women have been in the secondary position for 4,000 years, and it's contra naturam, against nature

The Violet Files brings us a warm and wonderful story about gal pals Lauren Hutton and Anjelica Huston. Deciding at once that they were kindred spirits working as kindred spirits during the late 1960s.

Both were fiercely intelligent and vocal about their independence in an era when women weren’t expected to be either. Both also exuded the kind of worldly glamour one can only cultivate from jetting around the globe with the likes of Jack Nicholson, enfant terrible fashion photographer David Bailey and then-Vogue-editor Diana Vreeland.

For her pact, Hutton is interviewed by Huston and also shares these glam images shot by Pamela Hanson at New York’s Lotos Club with styling by Lawren Howell.Hair by Anthony Campbell; makeup by Pati Dubroff

We mix photos with some precious interview dialogue.

AH: DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A FEMINIST?

LH: I don’t even know what that is anymore.

AH: I ALWAYS FIND THAT TO BE SUCH AN ODD QUESTION. IT’S SORT OF LIKE ASKING, “ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF HANDS?”

LH: Exactly. I think women have been in the secondary position for 4,000 years, and it’s contra naturam, against nature.

 

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Thursday
Oct302014

Aleah Chapin's 'Aunties Project' Reprograms Perceptions Of Real Women

‘Molly’ by Aleah Chapin

Talented Brooklyn-based artist Aleah Chapin created the ‘Aunties Project’ as an artistic vehicle for exploring the bodies of nude, aging, everyday women. ‘Aunties Project’ brought Chapin a first place award in Britain’s prestigious BP Portrait Award in 2012.

Senior Planet, dedicated to ‘Aging with Attitude’ interviewed Chapin via email in December 2013.

How did you, a young woman in her 20s, became interested in depicting older women’s bodies?

I’ve been obsessed with realism since I was a child. But I noticed that the subject has mainly been the idealized young, female nude. Although these paintings are undoubtedly beautiful, I wanted to see something that mirrored the world I saw around me. The Aunties Project is less about age and more about making paintings that fully embrace the real human body, this fascinating vessel that carries us through our experiences.

They seem so natural posing nude. Do they spend other time naked outdoors or was this just for you?   

People have often asked me if I grew up in a nudest colony – which of course, I don’t blame them for thinking! But no, these women are not naked together very often. I asked them to pose and amazingly, they said yes. We’ve had several sessions where I get a group of them together outside and we take photos. It’s very much of a collaborative experience. I want to capture their reactions in the moment to me, each other and their surroundings. Life gives us an infinite outpouring of subtle emotions, physical manifestations of thought and experience that range from intense and dark, to hilarious and childlike. I want to make work that digs into all of this and everything in between.

Chapin knows the women who are the subjects in her ‘Aunties Project’ and agrees that they manifest an unusual confidence. Inevitably, her paintings take on the topic of body image and self image in a Photoshop world. The artist weighs in, saying:

Most women have issues and I’m not immune to that. We’re told that our bodies are supposed to be a ‘certain height, certain size, certain weight’. But the pictures we see are completely unrealistic; they’re very Photoshopped. We all know it when we look at them in magazines and yet, we still compare ourselves. That’s why we need images that show all sorts of bodies – so we can accept every size and shape. via

 

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Monday
Oct272014

Kate Upton Joins William Morris Endeavor & Yes, She Will Still Model

There are times to not take headlines very seriously and the shout outs that Kate Upton is leaving modeling for acting is a good example. The fact that Kate Upton has left IMG Models to cozy up with its owner William Morris Endeavor only reinforces the smart-girl attitude that the new face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has brought to her career development.

Kate Upton knows that she has big brand potential. Having left in the dust all her naysayers in the fashion industry, Kate has major career ambitions and they touch down in multiple endeavors. Can she sing?

William Morris Endeavor represents Hollywood and music clients that include Steven Spielberg, Adele, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars and John Legend. With the IMG acquisition, Tayor Swift and Justin Timberlake came onboard. Yes, IMG had its own entertainment division, although it was better known in the fashion world as a modeling agency. Among athletes, William Morris represents Serena Williams.

Kate Upton will be managed by Rick Yorn, who also manages her ‘The Other Woman’ co-star Cameron Diaz. Like Kate, Diaz has always marched to her own outspoken drum beat. 

Kate Upton for Bobbi Brown Holiday 2014 campaignMany bloggers and fashionistas weren’t kind at all to Kate Upton when she rocked to fame with her CatDaddy video. A couple years later, Upton, now 22, is one of the youngest celebrities to make it to the Forbes Most Powerful Celebrities List, where she joined Gisele Bundchen — that other ‘footballers wife’ and Kate Moss. Forbes estimated Upton’s earning at $7 million.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Bo Don's Surreal Beauty By Hannah Khymych For Models.com

Photographer Hannah Khymych explores beauty’s surrealistic side in dramatic images of model Bo Don for Models.com/ Stylist Allison Bornstein; hair by Takashi Yusa; makeup by Kanako Takase

 

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Monday
Oct062014

Robyn Lawley Sizzles In Athletic Swimsuits For Marie Claire Australia November 2014

Aussie model Robyn Lawley’s beauty message to women is clear: beauty comes in many sizes. In fact, Lawley resents being called a plus-size model, rather than what she is by profession: a model.

Robyn Lawley at 6’2” and a size 12 is considerably slimmer than the average woman. But in the fashion industry, she is — well, a model who somehow can’t control her eating patterns.

Body image expert Robyn Silverman explains that instead of describing a clothing size, the term ‘plus size’ has morphed into a negative term associated with a woman’s character.

Lawley says she has tried. ‘Even at my lightest, I just couldn’t get there,’ she explains. ‘I genuinely really tried. I was counting calories, I was taking diet pills, I was dabbling in starvation.’

 

Robyn Lawley share more thoughts on living a high quality life in the November issue of Marie Claire Australia. Labeled Australia’s next top mogul, Lawley wears sports-inspired swimwear where curve-hugging neoprenes meet plunging necklines in bold colors, lensed by David Gubert.

 

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Sunday
Sep282014

Don't Tell Danish Beauty Josephine Skriver That Nude Sunbathing Is 'Out'

No one told the dazzling beauty Josephine Skriver that a recent coverline in French Elle read: ‘La Fin Du Topless Sur La Plage?’ Photographer Chris Colls snapped luscious images of Skriver, styled by Maya Zapinic, for the summer 2014 issue of Porter Magazine.

Back to French Elle, ‘Yes’ answered the magazine ‘it’s over’, citing increasing concerns over health and the dangers of skin cancer; the ‘pornified’ perceptions of topless women as being morally loose; and — surprisingly to us — the rise of breast-affiliated activism, writes The Guardian.

The lead organization in naked breasts activism is FEMEN. French Elle also introduces us to Free the Nipple, a campaign encouraging women to go topless as a way of rejecting the stigma of the female body. Free the Nipple is the brainchild of Scout Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.

Article author Alice Pfeiffer, who does sunbathe topless, cites what we believe should be the lead reason one doesn’t sunbathe topless, saying: “Young women in their 20s do it less because they are aware that … you can end up topless on your own Facebook wall.” Translated, you never know who is pointing a lens in your direction and what that person will do with it.

I would also add that the increasing numbers of Muslims living in France may have a dampening impact on breast-baring.

This French trend to bikinis is not universal in Europe. After all, Josephine Skriver is Danish. The National Danish Performance Team caused a scandal in Brazil last year, taking time to relax on Copacabana Beach sans tops. It’s news to me, also, that topless sunbathing is typically not done in public in Brazil and is seen by some as an ‘obscene act’.

If breast-baring and more is your preference, one can always travel to the nudist town of Cap d’Agde, what Huff Po calls ‘France’s well-established “naked city” where beach nudity is “technically mandatory.”’ And for good measure, Thrillest shares 18 of the best nude beaches in Europe. ~ Anne

 

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