Sensuality Reads

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

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

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


Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Delivers 10 Supermodel Beauties Over 50

Beverly Johnson, Portrait by (c)Timothy Greenfield-SandersThere’s no doubt in my mind that looking at always retouched faces distorts our vision of what even truly beautiful women look like.

Forget the challenges of aging faces. When 50-year-old women have not one wrinkle in a L’Oreal photo — or any other beauty product for agins skin — it begins to affect feelings about the face that almost every woman sees in her own mirror.

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Vanity Fair & Dansk | Eve & Lilith

Might we se seeing an Amazonian kick in the butt to imagery like the current cover of Vanity Fair magazine? I wouldn’t call the response a ‘backlash’ but rather an ‘aha’ moment.  Like the aristocratic imagery in Ralph Lauren’s spring 2010 menswear campaign, the Vanity Fair cover celebrates the etheral beauty of very thin, Caucasian starlets who sign the prenup without asking any questions.

These girls aren’t ‘dames’, they are ‘damsels’ … girls in need of a helping hand, a lift up into stardom as symbols of Wall Street under duress but laughing all the way to the bank. The cover of Vanity Fair is a high-five to old money and the assumption that every good American aspires to live the high life.

It wasn’t the cover of DANSK Magazine, on newsstands Feb. 11, 2010 that caught my eye.  Rather the Daily Mail photos of 46-year-old Amazonian Queen Brigitte Nielsen really got my attention, especially in the ongoing body image debate.

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A Whole Lotta LOVE

Update: model photo links at bottom of article

The prelaunch of magazines is becoming as big a deal as reality.

The third issue of UK’s LOVE Magazine is hitting newsstands on Feb 8. In all honestly, we’ve been waiting for the covers sans strips.

However, we now understand that LOVE is trying to make a point, beyond selling magazines, as they did putting Beth Ditto on the inaugural cover.

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Helen Mirren | Super Dame

Shakira is our first patron saint at Anne of Carversville, but Dame Helen Mirren isn’t far behind. Mirren’s definitely the inspiration for my growing Old Ladies Rebellion. With role models like Helen, aging doesn’t seem so bad — as long as a woman lives consciously with her body, mind and spirit.

On the subject of aging, the Daily Mail — which can be ruthlessly critical of women’s physicality and aging bodies — published an absolutely terrific read.

Actually, it must be Helen Mirren day, because she’s extolled here, too: Seductive, confident and knowing: The allure of the older woman has novelist Howard Jacobson enthralled.

Dame Helen Mirren, via UK Daily MailAt 64, Helen Mirren looks fantastic and even better in person. I had the great pleasure of sitting close in her 2008 TimesTalk here in New York.

In spite of her fabulous figure and great looks, Helen Mirren says that she totally understands why women undergo cosmetic surgery to look younger. Admitting that she herself has experienced self-doubts over her looks and growing older.

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Demi Moore | Photoshop Perfume Woman

Celebrity Demi Moore helps us understand the pre Photoshop and post op of a national ad campaign, after the digital beauty-makers dig in to the digitals.

This Helena Rubenstein ad is no Photoshop scandal, just more of an educational reminder that women — not even Demi Moore — look like the woman on the left.

The ‘real’ Demi photo on the right is posted on husband Ashton’s Twitter page. She’s wearing the same top, similar makeup. The lighting is vastly different, which mas a major effect on appearance, even pre Photoshop-fixing.

Other folks have poured over the changes — including enhanced cleavage. My preference is that we stop looking for age spots, but we’re all on the same page here.

The Ralph Lauren disaster may have subsided, but Jezebel and several other major websites are committed to tracking fashion editorial far into the future, when the subject is making women even ‘more beautiful’ than we already are.  Anne

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Unmade Beds | Pristine Pillows: Which Woman Are You?

I enjoy reading London media and especially an article titled ‘Why Meryl Streep is like an ‘unmade bed’ in today’s London Times.

Sharon Stone (right) likens Meryl Streep (left) to ‘an unmade bed’Sharon Stone described megastar Meryl Streep, 60, as looking ‘like an unmade bed’, although Stone says that her words were taken out of context. Back to the Telegraph UK, who started the online furor.

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