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

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

 

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

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

 

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Wednesday
Aug192015

Kerry Washington On Pilates & Her Life Balancing Act For Self September 2015

‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington lands the September 2015 cover story from Self Magazine. Posing for Bjarne Jonasson, the actress who had her baby girl Isabelle 17 months ago, invites interviewer Molly Knight to join her in a pilates class on the set of ‘Scandal’.

“We are on the Scandal set in Hollywood, standing in a dressing room that has been converted into a small gym for the actress. The space houses a pilates machine, blocks, resistance bands and a smattering of free weights. Washington’s trainer, Julie Turner, arrives, and they begin a quick exchange about the day’s workout; their shorthand has been honed by two to six pilates sessions a week for the past five years.”

Kerry explains in ‘The Secret to Kerry Washington’s Balancing Act’ why she loves pilates, saying that unlike many forms of exercise, pilates allows her to be her true self. ” I cry, I laugh. I get to go: Where is my body today? What do I need today? How can I take care of myself and push myself past my comfort zone? How can I be both loving and challenging?”

Committed to a lifetime of exercise, Washington explains what every smart, aging woman knows: “I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to,” she says. “It’s important to have rest days. But in the long run, if I don’t work out for, like, three days, I feel worse, not better.”

Saturday
Aug152015

Sharon Stone Showcases Her 'Flapjack Ass' In Mark Abrahams Images For Harper's Bazaar US September 2015

You know that a mother loves her daughter when she drops everything and flies across the country in her gardening shorts to be at your bedside. Harper’s Bazaar September issue writes that actor Sharon Stone has only begun recently to talk about her 2001 brain aneurysm. (Stone was unusually candid in her December 2014 interview in the Hollywood Reporter. )

Stone left the hospital stuttering, limping and unable to read after doctors repaired the artery with 22 platinum coils in her brain. Her marriage to journalist Phil Bronstein collapsed and Stone lost custody of their adopted son Roan. It was at this moment that Stone became a true grit woman.

“I thought, ‘You know what? I got thrown off the bullet train, and now I’m going to have to crawl up a hill of broken glass, get back on the train that’s going a million miles an hour, and work my way from the cattle car up. That’s just the way it is, so I’d better get humble and shut the fuck up and do the job. Because if I can’t do this job, I’m certainly not going to be able to do anything else.’ “

The pendulum appears to be swinging back for Stone, who will star in and executive-produce a new series on TNT called ‘Agent X’. The sexy blonde who definitely has her moxie back plays the vice president of the United States.

Truthfully, every paragraph of this substantative interview with Christopher Bagley is worth the read. Copyright laws say we can’t just reprint it without permission, so drop over to Harper’s. We leave you with a precious Sharon Stone quote, hard to believe in these gorgeous images by Mark Abrahams, styled by Samantha Trainia.

Well aware that perfection is an illusion at any age, Stone declares that today’s nude shoot is actually easier for her to face than the Playboy series. “I’m aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks,” she jokes. “But I’m not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point you start asking yourself, ‘What really is sexy?’ It’s not just the elevation of your boobs. It’s being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that’s with you. If I believed that sexy was trying to be who I was when I did Basic Instinct, then we’d all be having a hard day today.”

 

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Thursday
Aug132015

Thylane Blondeau Is Back, Lensed By Eric Guillemain For Teen Vogue

This elegant breakfast tray belongs to model Thylane Blondeau’s Instagram page.  Now 15 , Thylane — who has been hailed as the next Kate Moss — is lensed briefly by Eric Guillemain for Teen Vogue. I can’t count how many young girls have been called the ‘next Kate Moss’ this year. The phrase sells magazines — which is no denial of Blondeau’s poise and beauty.

It’s four years ago since Thylane stirred major controversy, appearing in a ‘shocking’ editorial lensed by Tom Ford for then editor-in-chief’s Carine Roitfeld’s Vogue Paris. A front page Google search of Blondeau still finds that controversy on Google results page 1.

Many industry insiders reported that the Tom Ford editorial led to the firing of Carine Roitfeld, an AOC favorite. (Vogue Paris is a shadow of its former self under the conservative, rocker-chic-loving, singular vision Emmanuelle Alt.)

Thylane’s images for Teen Vogue strike a beautiful balance of age and sophistication, and there is no doubt that she has a fashion model future. More thoughts on teen models after Thylane’s pics.

The Sweet Young Things Are Back In Action

Writing for the Financial Review, New York Times editor Vanessa Friedman shares her thoughts in Young models back on parade and in the lens again.

In spite of all the protestations from the fashion world about responsibility, the latest crop of hot new models are baby faces.

Sophia Mechetner, 14, on the runway for Dior. A season after the more mature figure was widely celebrated in ad campaigns, the fashion pendulum has, it seems, swung dramatically back towards youth. NYT“It’s not a fairy tale; it’s a cliche,” says Sara Ziff, founder of the Model Alliance,

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Tuesday
Jul282015

Khloe Kardashian Shares Unretouched Beautiful Butt Snaps From Complex August Sexy Photo Shoot

Kardashian haters can redirect their butt focus from Kim to Khloe, as the younger sister flaunts her curves in what Kim calls Khloe’s “sexiest shoot yet”, a racy lensed by Steven Gomillion for Complex magazine’s latest issue. Kim was on the scene, acting as self-appointed creative director, and writer Lauren Nostro conducted the interview.

Khloe, 31, poses in a black mesh thong bodysuit, an Addidas onesie, a Moschino bra and high-wasted black Spanx shorts in Complex’s August 2015 cover story.

While the haters will jump on Khloe’s butt, decrying her voluptuous figure compared to Karlie’s Kloss and the VS Angels strong but lean, very lean physiques (see Karlie for Self August 2015 and the VS Angels diet and workout regimen) Khloe has worked very hard for this body, under the direction of trainer Gunnar Peterson.

For those quick to not only decry her Khloe Kardashian’s curves as unseemly and even vulgar (good girls don’t have curves and especially in the fashion industry) but accuse her of having a Photoshop-generated body, Khloe shared both a before and after image from the shoot. The gesture allows people to make make their own assessments about the ‘truth’ of her Complex images.

“I don’t know if I’m ever gonna feel like ‘Daaamn, you look good,” Khloé says of battling her own body insecurities. “But I’ve never felt as comfortable in my own skin than I do now.”

Khloe says she’s not the only Kardashian with insecurities, referring to youngest sister and fashion/beauty ‘it’ girl Kylie Jenner’s decision to get lip injections. “Sometimes things bother her. She used to always take pictures covering her mouth. I didn’t even know when she first did her lips. It wasn’t noticeable, then it started getting bigger and bigger. I guess that was something she just wanted.”

In what emerges as an ultimate compliment to the Kim/Kanye marriage, Khloe assesses their bond in the most positive ways.

“Kim being married to Kanye is a completely different Kim. Kim is so at peace with herself,” muses Khloe. “No one else in the world could have the conversations that those two have. What I love about Kanye is that he wants to build her up instead of take her down.”

Check out Kim Kardashian’s au naturel Theo Wenner shoot for Vogue Spain.

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Sunday
Jul262015

Karlie Kloss As Athletic Champion By Paola Kudacki For Self Magazine August 2015

Karlie Kloss shows off her significant athletic skills, showcasing the future supermodel’s body for Self Magazine’s August issue. Melissa Ventosa Martin styles Karlie in images by Paola Kudacki.

As Self points out, Karlie Kloss doesn’t apologize for the space she occupies. She owns it. At 6’1”, Karlie is vertical with an elegant bearing, projecting strength, power and even wisdom — writes Self.

Whatever her secret, Kloss has always been a one-woman advertisement for what a body can communicate. She’s become one of the premier catwalkers of her generation, a single namer like Cindy and Gisele, known for a fierce theatricality, a distinctive kick of her heels, a languorous way with her hands when she strikes a pose. But something has changed: Over the past seven years, Kloss has transformed her naturally lanky physique into a lean, formidable machine. Applying herself to pilates and cardio—and any other workout that catches her attention—she’s sculpted acres of sinewy muscle. She is now so precisely defined that she projects a thrillingly restrained power, like a gazelle who could at any moment spring from her 6-inch heels and traverse the runway in one leap. In an industry that once embraced fragile thinness, Kloss has done things her way, helping usher in an age of ripped abs on the Victoria’s Secret runway. You can tell she doesn’t work out to burn off dinner. She works out like she’s training for the Hunger Games.

On the subject of wisdom, Karlie may well have expressed it in walking away from her plum role as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. At 22, that’s an awesome decision to have in her life portfolio. She starts her studies soon at New York University, and is eyeing the philanthropy and social activism world with good friend Christy Turlington who supports Karlie’s priority of education.

Self’s Ambiguous Future

In the coming weeks the future of Self Magazine will be determined, as Conde Nast evaluates twp or three of its underperforming publications. The shift of Self to a more model-centric, fashionable perspective has caused a massive drop in newsstand sales. Read all the details in this weekend’s EYE.

 

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Poppy Cross Goes To Hell & Back For A Victoria's Secret Angel Body

American website rehabs.com recently overviewed the evolution of the female figure over the last 100 years, reminding readers that the most admired models have always been consistently slimmer than the average American woman. The disparity is growing however, with American women becoming larger and models thinner

In the days of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and all the ‘supers’, it’s estimated that with watching her diet and consistent exercise, about 25% of women could achieve a model figure — or close to it since height is always above average for models. Today that estimate is 2-4%.

This spring saw a flurry of new regulations around model BMIs for fashion shows, with even France, home to the androgynous, gamine figure seeking to crack down on the use of too-thin models with a ban on BMIs under 18.

Many protest the use of BMI as an indicator of health and wellness, because it fails to distinguish between muscle and fat. Looking to update any new thinking in the model BMI debate, I was surprised to come upon this gem of information from the Telegraph UK:

Dr Véran (the French neurologist and politician who sponsored the French legislation) notes that the World Health Organisation defines anyone below a BMI of 18 to be suffering from malnutrition. This would rule out celebrated names such as Karlie Kloss (no longer an Angel) , Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel who, as Victoria’s Secret underwear models, are feted for being “curvaceous” despite their miniscule BMIs.

As a 10-year veteran of Victoria’s Secret, I know that the world’s largest lingerie brand has always promoted a vision of good health and a positive body attitude. In overviewing the changing bodies of women as a beauty ideal, Rehabs.com concluded that the 2000 body ideal is that of ‘a Victoria’s Secret Angel, described as tall, thin and leggy models with big breasts, flowing hair and toned bodies.’ The website uses Adriana Lima as an example.

The Diet and Workouts of VS Angels

Writing for Daily Mail UK this Sunday, Poppy Cross set out to see if she has what it takes to achieve the body of a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Victoria’s Secret requires all its Angels to be 5’9” tall minimum and have 24 in. waists writes Cross. VS Fashion Show consultant Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou explains: ‘It’s like being an Olympian — they have to be in peak condition.’

Cross sets off on her quest for an Angels body, advised by personal trainer Dan Roberts and New York nutritionist Dr Charles Passier, both of whom work with the VS models. (Read Elle magazine’s Dec 2014 Following the 6 Step Victoria’s Secret Angel Diet with Dr Passier. A major article on trainer Dan Roberts and the Angels is on ilongevity.com)

Weight training is to be the key and this will include squats, dead-lifts, weighted lunges, bicep curls, tricep dips and press-ups. I am to be ‘eased’ into the programme, with one weight session with Dan each week supplemented by three to four other ‘homework’ sessions – sprint interval training for 20 minutes one day, weight training on my own for an hour the next, and classes including Pilates, boxing and ‘Ballet Beautiful’ (Angel favourites, I’m told).

In what became a four-month journey to a VS Angels body, Cross writes that all her suffering and exhaustion aside, and with sessions with Dan increasing to four a week, she is exercising six-seven days a week and sometimes twice in a day. However, the determined fitness blogger is dead-lifting 72kg — more than she weights — by the third month.

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