Sensuality Reads

Natasha PolyExplores 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 | Body Love Articles

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

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

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

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

Sensual and Superyoung

Healthy, Sensual Living Blogs

Anne’s Sensual Vitality Blog

Health: Libido, Sexuality, Superyoung Longevity

 

Entries in Anja Rubik (4)

Friday
Jan162015

Body Beat | Anja Rubik By Mario Testino 'Towel Series' | Pope Francis & Breastfeeding | Meryl Streep's Beauty Then & Now

Anja Rubik by Mario Testino for Towel Series

Top model Anja Rubik, who joined the Forbes list of the world’s highest paid models is a late bloomer as #60 in Mario Testino’s ongoing towel series. It’s not for fear of taking her clothes off. Rubik is a defender of tasteful nudity, exposing the female body in her 25 Magazine and saying in a recent interview for The Edit:

“I’m not saying in a spread -eagle position, but if someone feels very comfortable with their body, why not show it in a beautiful way? I think a woman’s body is beautiful, so why is a topless image so terrible?”

Meryl Streep 1979 and Now

This image is a huge hit on my Facebook page. Actress Meryl Streep models the same dress at age 64 that she wore in 1979, about 36 years ago. Indeed, she was a beauty then and now.

Pope Francis Invites Breastfeeding at Vatican

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has no policy on breast-feeding, but encourages the practice. Most churches and religious institutions offer nursing mothers a private place to breastfeed. While no one wants to criticize openly, large numbers of parishioners are uncomfortable with a woman nursing discretely during the service. Better that she should miss the liturgy than taking one of the most natural, fundamental actions on earth — that of feeding her child.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics implore new mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies for a minimum of six months for reduced rates of leukemia and obesity in children, coupled with lower risks of ovarian cancer and diabetes in mothers, writes the Wall Street Journal.

Only 16.4% of American mothers exclusively breastfeed babies as advised by these health organizations. WSJ cites five key reasons:

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Sunday
Nov032013

'Figures de proue' by David Sims for Vogue Paris November 2013

Photographer David Sims captures a vast range of female faces in this Vogue Paris beauty editorial for the November issue.  Anja Rubik, Sasha Pivovarova, Edita Vilkeviciute, Catherine McNeil, Charlotte Coquelin, Iselin Steiro and Suvi Koponen supply the body parts, styled by Emmanuelle Alt./ Makeup by Diane Kendal; Hair by Paul Hanlon

 

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Friday
Feb172012

VS Stylist Says Kate Upton Is Too Fat; Anja Rubik Is Perfect?

Kate Upton with her proud parents at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition partyWhen my friend Jennifer Lewis posted on my FB page that there was a dustup over Kate Upton representing a move from Sports Illustrated to use curvier models, I brushed off the comment, beliving that SI is a guy’s magazine and it generally prefers curvier models.

Kate snapped by Sports Illustrated Assistant Editor MJ Day in Las Vegas.We featured Kate Upton’s 2011 Victoria’s Secret catalogue photos and noted that she wasn’t in the 2011 fashion show. So what?

Even I gulped when I saw the phone pics of some of Kate’s publicity stunts. With the social conservatives out in full force these days, VS must be extra careful of their affiliations. Pics like Kate’s left may go down with drunken guys at Hooters or even Yale, but they don’t get her credibility with organizations like Victoria’s Secret.

Nevertheless, Kate Upton has done a great job of building her career — and let’s not forget her credentials as an excellent, award-winning equestrian. Kate’s an all-American girl. Just like rebuilding General Motors, such a woman might become popular again. Don’t count her out

As a former VS executive and Fashion Director, I’m pretty calm about the Sports Illustrated Swimwear issue. It drives good traffic and readers stick around our websites, converting to committed direct supporters. I learned long ago that our women readers love the same images as guys do — and we try to filter out the ones they wouldn’t.

You’re Kidding Me | Kate Upton Is Fat?

Bottom line, I’ve been on cruise control over the Kate Upton images until learning that the fashion industry is all holier-than-thou about Kate Upton being fat. OK, could somebody get me about four Advil. Yes, writes The Gloss, ‘Kate Upton Gets Hated On For Being Awesome’ and also Stop Calling Kate Upton Fat (It Makes You Sound Stupid).

Reading along, I’ve changed my mind. Forget the Advil. Please bring me a Bombay Sapphire martini straight up. I don’t believe this crap. The Gloss does not exaggerate.

We could leave it there had Sophia Neophitou, who just signed on as a key person in choosing models and themes for the Victoria’s Secret fashion shows, now absolutely brutalized Kate Upton in the public press this week. The stylist is also the founder of 10 Magazine and a major contributor to fashion’s obsession with size 0 models.

After her comments to the New York Times Style section this week about Kate Upton, Columbus Victoria’s Secret executives must be choking.

We would never use Ms. Upton for a Victoria’s Secret show,” Ms. Neophitou said by telephone last week from London. And, while Ms. Upton has, in fact, modeled on occasion for the company’s catalog, her look, said Ms. Neophitou, is “too obvious” to be featured in what has become the most widely viewed runway show in the world.

“She’s like a Page 3 girl,” Ms. Neophitou said, referring to the scantily clad voluptuous women featured in The Sun, a London tabloid. “She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”

Simply stated, I am speechless.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Beauty Juicy Bits | Tom Ford & Natural Breasts | Crystal Renn Sans Underwear

Anja Rubik & Lily Donaldson were lensed by Mario Testino for this September 2010 Allure magazine feature on the pros and cons of naturally beautiful aging.

Tom Ford, another of those men who truly loves women, is guest editor of the Christmas 2010 issue of Vogue Paris.

Although the ‘new’ Tom Ford looks like he’s seen his own medical aesthetics doctor recently, Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld says the issue will have a major feature on mature women who have resisted plastic surgery. “He (Ford) very much likes beautiful wrinkles,” says Roitfeld. via WWD

Baby boomers received more than 1.1 million injections of Botox and hyaluronic acid in 2009, a 15 percent increase over the year before, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Injectables such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse range from $345 to $800 a syringe, depending on the doctor and city. Having between four and eight syringes isn’t unusual for an older woman.

Reading now the Tom Ford interview in the current US Vogue, he does acknowledge his British dermatologist Nick Lowe, MD.

Crystal Renn and Tom Ford Prefer ‘Au Naturel’

How fascinating! Just yesterday we posted Crystal Renn’s saucy comments about enjoying the feeling of not wearing underwear.

Tom Ford tells Vogue: “The seventies is what I love. Soft, touchable beauty is what I love. I want to be touching the skin; I prefer no bra — I want to be able to slip in my hand.”

Oh Tom! Can you imagine Karl Lagerfeld making such a statement!

I rest my case to Victoria’s Secret: we are TIRED of bombing up the world. We want to be Snake Charmers not bombshells.  Glad to see that Tom Ford agrees with me. Anne

Anja Rubik & Lily Donaldson | Mario Testino | September 2010 Allure

 

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