Sensuality Reads

Sharon Stone Showcases Her ‘Flapjack Ass’ in Mark Abrahams Images for Harper’s Bazaar US September 2015

Natasha Poly Explores Vagina Dentata & More For Lui Magaziner March 2015

Kim Kardashian As Fertility Goddess? A Politically Incorrect Take On Jean-Paul Goude’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

 

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

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

Body Image | Self Esteem

Curvy | Size 0 Models

Ashley Graham Tells TED: I’m Bold, Beautiful & Brilliant Even With Back Fat

Lane Bryant Launches #ImNoAngel Campaign Asking Women To Post Selfie Love Across Social Media

France Debates New Fashion Model BMI Laws & Pro-Ana Websites

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anne Rethinks ‘Flawless’, Third-Tier Male Photographers & Values That Matter

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

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

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

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

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

Lizzie Miller Body Image Model and Beauty Debate Update

Mikimoto Pearl Girls 1972 | Sensual, Beautiful with Clavicle Fat

Photoshop

Charlene White Tweets A Cindy Crawford Reality Check & Now Women Feel Sooooo Much Better

Body Love Articles

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

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

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

Body Psychotherapist Ellen Gayda Defines Body Inhabitance | Do You Live In Your Body Or Has It ‘Gone Fishing’?

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

Self Love Is The Best Beauty Lotion Of All Time For Glowing Skin & A Happy Smile

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

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

Serena Williams Aces Body Confidence in Beach Shoot & Readers Agree

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

Sex & Culture

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

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

 

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

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

Diet & Health

For a Long, healthy Life, Embrace an Hourglass Figure

Chantal Thomass, Red Wine Is More Sensual Than Coca-Cola Light

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

Kate Upton

All Kate Upton

Kate Upton Once Asked By Fashion Assostant Why She Would Wear A Cross, Based On Her Reputation

Sensual and Superyoung

Healthy, Sensual Living Blogs

Anne’s Sensual Vitality Blog

Health: Libido, Sexuality, Superyoung Longevity

 

Thursday
Apr232015

Kate Upton Once Asked Why She Would Wear A Cross, Based On Her Reputation

Kate Upton’s in London preparing to speak at The Vogue Festival’ this weekend. Upton is speaking with Bobbi Brown, the cosmetic brand she represents. Upton is lensed by David Roemer for ES Magazine and interviewed by Evening Standard writer Dan Rookwood. We learn:

1. Kate Upton is the most Googled Kate on the planet. More than Moss and Middleton.

2. In 2014 Kate shared fourth place on the Forbes’ list of top-earning models, sharing the spot with Kate Moss and Miranda Kerr.

 ‘[Kate] really shook up the industry in terms of how quickly you could achieve the usual markers of success,’ says Betty Sze, managing editor of models.com. ‘What takes high-fashion models sometimes decades to get… Kate was able to get in the space of two or so years.’

3. Kate Upton is very tight with Cameron Diaz, her gal pal in the critic-panned movie ‘The Other Woman’. ‘We always have each other’s back,’ says Upton. The blonde bombshell is now filming ‘The Layover’ with Lea Michele, described as a ‘road-trip sex comedy’.

4. Speaking of the 2014 leak of her nude photos, along with over 100 other stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Upton says: ‘It was very difficult. It’s an invasion of my privacy and it’s not OK. It’s illegal. People don’t have a right to look at those photos or to judge them.’ Upton fantasises about closing down her social media accounts. Then she returns to reality.

5. Upton’s trainer is David Kirsch, whose other clients include Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Liv Tyler and Karolina Kurkova, who says: ‘He’s master of the ass. He knows exactly where to attack a woman’s body.’

By now we all know the infamous remarks by Sophia Neophitou, who casts the Victoria’s Secret catwalk shows, saying she would ‘never’ use Kate Upton who is ‘too obvious’ and has a face that money can buy. A similar judgemental story emerges in the ES interview.

6. Kate has a tiny cross tattooed on the inside of her finger — the result of an assistant asking her to remove her crucifix for some pictures. ‘I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me and somebody made a joke like, “Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious,” ’ she has said. ‘They took [it] away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realise I want [a cross] with me at all times.’

Too obvious and always a whore I guess. AOC has cheered for Kate Upton since Day 1, even with the creepy Terry Richardson video without her permission. ‘That was disrespectful , you could have told me,’ the self-possessed Upton reportedly said to Richardson. Given the sexy video’s role in sky-rocketing Kate into the public sphere, she has forgiven him.

Imagine some snotty little underpaid New York assistant telling Kate Upton she has no right to wear a cross. ~ Anne

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Monday
Apr202015

Lavern Cox Is Nude With Jordana Brewster, Ketheryn Winnick, Nicole Baheri & Sandrine Holt For Allure Magazine's 'Naked Truth' Issue

Jordana Brewster shares ‘The Naked Truth’Allure Magazine has shared ‘The Naked Truth’ in an annual nude issue for years now. In this sequence Allure tapped five actresses Laverne Cox from ‘Orange is the New Black’, Jordana Brewster from ‘Furious 7’, Katheryn Winnick from ‘Vikings’, Nicole Baheri from ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and Sandrine Holt from ‘Terminator Genisys’ — for nude, art house images lensed by Norman Jean Roy.

Note in the video, Tyra Banks’ shared advice about how to pose nude for a women’s magazine vs a men’s one. About going nude, Laverne says:

I said no [to posing nude] initially, thought about it, and said no again,” she says. “But I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent. Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we’re beautiful. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks.

Laverne Cox shares ‘The Naked Truth’

 

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Tuesday
Apr142015

Models 1 Curve Girls Share No Photoshop Images & Thoughts About Natural Beauty

#DropThePlus-Models 1 Curve April 2015 Karmi Pinning, Charlotte Quita Jones, Iskra Lawrence and Anna FritzdorfBritish modeling agency Models 1 puts its Curve girls in the spotlight, lensed without Photoshop by Michelle George. Curve writes that the Photoshoot was the idea of the girls themselves, that they wanted to be shot in their ‘most true and natural form’. By abandoning retouching or air brushing, the four models Karmi Pinning, Charlotte Quita Jones, Iskra Lawrence and Anna Fritzdorf are trying to bring a more authentic conversation to the world of beauty and fashion.

Photographer Michelle George talks about the project, explaining:

As a photographer, I work a lot with models of diverse shapes and sizes, yet what I’ve found with curvier models, is that they are often pigeonholed and either used in editorial in a tokenistic gesture, or the style of shoot is limited to either sexy pin up or lifestyle. What I want to show in this shoot is that that these girls are in fact naturally beautiful and can be used across the board, without being labelled as curvy or plus size. With all the recent controversy over the numerous, leaked, unretouched images of celebrities, I also felt it was important to be honest and show these girls unretouched in their natural form.

I feel very strongly, as a woman, that we need to empower each other and show that beauty is not defined by size. We need to start to push these boundaries and reach outside the tightly closed box of the fashion industry and embrace our beauty in its holistic, raw form.

This idea is really about showing the confidence you can have in your own body and not having to rely on retouching.

While this project highlights the fact that the four models are unretouched, it also embraces the idea of pushing back on a separate category of ‘plus size’ models. Hence the hash tag #JustAModel. The girls share their thoughts about beauty and body love in our Photoshop world.

Anna Fritzdorf

To me this idea is really about showing the confidence you can have in your own body and not having to rely on retouching. Especially as we’re not straight sized models people may think we have more retouching than everyone else but that is not the case… You can be beautiful and confident in your own skin.

Curve 1 model Anna Fritzdorf by Michelle George.

Charlotte Quita Jones

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Monday
Apr062015

Lane Bryant Launches #ImNoAngel Campaign Asking Women To Post Selfie Love Across Social Media

Lane Bryant, the nation’s leader in fashion for women sizes 14 to 28, debuted its killer lingerie campaign #ImNoAngel and it’s totally fabulous. The #ImNoAngel movement invites the world to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes with its powerful core message: ALL women are sexy.

The campaign kicks off with a series of TV ads and photographs by Cass Bird and starring top industry models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Candice Huffine, Victoria Lee, Justine Legault and Elly Mayday, dressed in the brand’s incredibly sexy, beautifully designed Cacique lingerie.

Styled with a naturalistic approach by Kathryn Neale, each image personifies the notion that sexy doesn’t come in one form; sexy is unique, real, and personal for each and every woman. The provocative #ImNoAngel hash tag and messaging is a direct hit at Victoria’s Secret, the world’s largest lingerie brand that stubbed its toe last fall with its Perfect Body campaign, one that ruffled a lot of feathers among women. VS quickly redid the campaign, stating emphatically that women had gotten the wrong message.

The #ImNoAngel hashtag was created as a headline provoking all to come together in redefining the ideals of sexy with the hopes of igniting a significant revolution. In conjunction with the national advertising campaign, Lane Bryant invites anyone and everyone to join in the movement with a selfie that showcases their own idea of sexy. Using “#ImNoAngel” - written in lipstick on a mirror- all are encouraged to share their images across the brand’s social media channels as well as through their own personal channels, explains Lane Bryant CEO and President Linda Heasley. 

 

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Thursday
Apr022015

Lupita Nyong'o: 'It's 2015, man. We could all use some diversity' She Tells Harper's Bazaar UK April 2015

Lupita Nyong’o is adjusting well as an international spokesperson for beauty. Interviewed in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, the 32-year-old actress is confident, dazzling, and joyful. Speaking of changing beauty standards, Lupita says with her usual, earnest candor: ‘It’s 2015, man. We could all use some diversity. I don’t feel like the responsibility I feel comes from any place other than my gut.’

Nyong’o - who was raised in Kenya and attributes much of graceful elegance to the ceremonial nature of her culture - feels that her ‘unique position’ gives her a responsibility to speak out for what she describes as ‘her demographic’.

‘I wish that I took it more lightly sometimes because it costs a lot,” she says. “Which is why I can’t do those speeches every weekend, because it costs a lot to share from such a deep place, if you will. But I don’t know how to speak from any other place. Kenyans are very ceremonial. There is a formality that comes with gatherings and comes from our colonial conditioning… Oratory is something that’s really important to Kenyans, the way one speaks to the masses, it’s an art almost.’I feel a responsibility to speak about certain things because I wish someone had spoken about them for me,” she said.

I know I’m in a unique position where lots of people all over the world are seeing me and connecting with me, and perhaps because of my demographic and how limited representation is for my demographic, I do feel not a responsibility but an impetus to speak.

Personally, I am struggling with the comments of HuffPo beauty editor Dana Oliver’s comments about Lupita, who she personally praises.

Labeling Nyong’o as the “new face of beauty” is a harsh reminder that the fashion industry encourages a standard of beauty where black women such as Nyong’o are considered “exotic,” or worse, simply ignored. The reality is that Nyong’o is beautiful even if she wasn’t an ambassador for Lancôme or a red carpet darling. Black will always be beautiful.

Lupita Nyong’o has the grace, elegance and warmth of Audrey Hepburn. If that makes her ‘exotic’, so be it. She is articulate and hardly being buttoned up by Lancome’s PR team. I am lost in Oliver’s argument.

Lupita is lensed by Alexi Lubomirski, who has shot her on several occasions now.

 

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Monday
Mar302015

Body Beat | Denmark Joins Model Ethics Debate | More Bad News For Diet Soda | Karlie Kloss Is Pink For L'Oreal But Sees Big Green In Real Estate Deal

Denmark Joins Healthy Model Debate

Denmark’s fashion industry is joining the debate over ‘skinny models’, but with an approach that isn’t punitative and not driven exclusively around standards of BMI (body mass index), as is under consideration in France.

Writing for the New York Times, Vanessa Friedman is more enthusiastic about the Danish approach, which will focus on peer pressure and not what Friedman calls a ‘Big Brother’ approach to managing eating issues, which are notoriously complex and not the result exclusively of reading fashion magazines.Her point is scientifically correct.

However, Friedman never even acknowledges that a problem exists, as if the fashion industry has somehow accidentally downsized models from a size 4-6 in the days of the great supermodels to size 0 and smaller … just because … well, who knows, it just happened drip by drip, year by year.

Unlike The Council of Fashion Designers of America Health Initiative, The Danish Fashion Ethical Charter offers a code ethics that goes beyond the health of models. Models must be paid money and not in clothes for their work. Oh dear!!!

While there are no penalties for non-compliance, only companies that sign the charter can take part in Copenhagen Fashion Week. Warnings of not honoring the charter would eventually result, not only in exclusion from Copenhagen Fashion Week, but being part of an official online blacklist.

Karlie Color and Co-op Riche

Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss appears in the pink in today’s new release of an ad for L’Oreal Paris. But Kloss should be wearing green, with news that she will make back more than twice her investment price on a two-bedroom West Village apartment that she purchased in 2012.

The board at her Charles Street, 12-unit building has agreed to sell the whole structure to an investor who will likely raze it. Kloss paid $1.98 million for her Manhattan home and will more than double her money, reports Manhattan real estate blogs. Total price for the 12 apartments is $59 million.

Diet Soda Sales Plummet

Financial blog Motley Fool reports that for the 10th year in a row, soda consumption declined in the US. Total sales of ‘fizzy’ beverages fell 0.9% in 2014, with Coca-Cola shipments sliding by 1.1% and Pepsi losing 1.4%.

The continued drop is not a surprise as Americans become increasingly health conscious and restrict their intake of carbonated soft drinks and other products seen as empty calories. But while soda sales are down across the board, the biggest impact from changing consumer tastes is on diet sodas. Diet Coke sales fell 6.6% last year after tumbling 15% over the two years prior. In the process, it slipped from No. 2 in U.S. market share to No. 3 behind Pepsi.  Diet Pepsi sales, meanwhile, were down 5.2% last year.

Financial analysts report that Coke and Pepsi consider the problem to be aspartame and its after taste. Scientists are focusing on stevia as the solution.

The abandonment of diet sodas is a sign that consumers are not just concerned about calories. There is a growing wholesale movement in the country against processed foods — consumers are demanding greater transparency about the products they put in their bodies. While the stevia plant is natural, the idea of drinking something produced in a lab might be off-putting to consumers. 

What no soda company wants to address is the brain chemistry research around diet drinks. Just last week a new study of adults over 65 concluded that drinking diet soda caused people to gain more belly fat — the most harmful location for fat — than drinking regular soda. TIME writes:

The kind that pads the abs from the inside, called visceral fat, is associated with increased cardiovascular disease, inflammation and Type 2 diabetes.

As The Atlantic wrote last fall, and AOC has written on numerous occasions, several studies around diet sodas have ‘suggested that eating/drinking these nutritive sweeteners actually leads to weight gain. That has to do with satiety signals, effects on insulin levels, changes in the body’s fluid balances, and other not-immediately-apparent downstream factors.

The evidence that diet sodas may well promote weight gain has roots as far back as the 1970s when a study of 31,940 women found that saccarin users gained more weight than non-users. An even larger study of 78,694 women in the 1980s found that users of artificial sweeteners were more likely to gain weight.