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

 

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

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

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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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Friday
Sep132013

The Latest Dieting Craze Is Juice Fasts Which Could Be Equally As Bad For Our Bodies, As NYTimes Says Models Don't Eat For Days Before A Show

The latest craze in the fashion world has now been identified: juice fasts. To be honest, I’m not sure how many of us really want to be as thin as Karlie Kloss but the NYTimes Style section tells us that most models don’t eat for four days before a fashion show. They go for the option of juice only instead. I have to admit, while it is better to see models drinking a cup of fruit than puffing on cigarettes, these juice brands are present at most runway shows. But the question is are they good for us? Roopal Patel writing for the NYTimes voices her thoughts, informing us that this juicing craze really messes up our system.

The British Medical Association found that people who consumed whole fruit, such as blueberries, apples and grapes were less likely to get type 2 diabetes. Those who drank fruit juice however, were at an increased risk.

Companies like Coca Cola and Pepsi have bought a large portion of fruit companies all over the world, including global names like Innocent smoothies and Tropicana smoothies. However, a decade ago the professors blamed high fructose corn syrup in soft drinks in 2004 for being a danger to our health, which was detrimental for soft drink companies. 

Now Barry Popkin and George Bray, who are professors at the University of North Carolina, have found that “smoothies and fruit juice are the new danger”, with risks being found as the craze becomes bigger and more prominent in the fashion world. They believe that “the potential damage from naturally occurring fructose in fruit juices and smoothies is being overlooked.” A recent article in The Guardian informs us that Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health.

These drinks that models opt for because of the so-called health benefits actually contain a huge amount of sugar, as much or more than sodas. When people choose to substitute meals for energy shakes, this option that we tend to see as ‘healthier’ or ‘better alternatives’ are actually full of artificial sweetners. Shock!

Thinking you’ll drink Diet Coke to help you lose weight? Think again. People who opt for the diet/zero versions of these drinks have been linked to health problems such as obesity, diabetes or heart disease. This was found in a study by Purdue University, who found that just like normal versions of these drinks, the diet options also have negative effects on our bodies.

So, it’s been proven that these juice fasts and healthier alternatives are actually not as healthy as we initally thought. The risks have been identified and therefore when models choose to do fasts days before shows and people detox on these juice diets, it can actually do more harm than good.

It does have harmful repercussions when people detox for a few days, then jump straight into a ‘retox’. It’s a big shock to our bodies. The research from Purdue University and the University of North Carolina is hard evidence to support this, which is something we should all think about next time we are being pressured to drop a few pounds. - Ceylan

Wednesday
Jan022013

2012: A Year of Kate Upton Proving Sophia Neophitou Dead Wrong

Kate Upton | Guy Aroch | GQ Italia August 2012

(By our new writer Tiara Williams)

The saying any press is good press sure represents Kate Upton’s career in the last year. Upton started out being snubbed by Victoria’s Secrets Sophia Neophitou who famously said:

She’s like a footballer’s wife, with too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can buy

Kate Upton Inspires Us With Her Self Confidence

Sheesh! Statements like that would send must people crawling away with self-doubt. Neophitou proclaimed that Upton would never be able to grace the Victoria Secret runway, even though Upton had modeled in the Victoria Secrets catalogue a few times prior to that statement.

Upton’s having a fuller figure seemed for some a no-win for a modeling career, especially after Neophitou proclaimed her not fit for public consumption, Victoria’s Secret style.

Three cheers for Kate Upton, who heads the Models.com 2012 Breathrough Models list.

Kate Upton | Steven Meisel | Vogue Italia November 2012 | Miss Kate Upton

Kate Upton had a major male following after a YouTube video of her doing a famous dance called the “Dougie.” She showed everyone that in fact she wasn’t just a pretty face but a woman with personality, charisma and undaunting drive.

Like her or not, Kate Upton was determined to manage her own career.

If there wasn’t room in Neophitou’s fashion world for Kate Upton, she would make the room for herself. Upton was noticeably witty after the Victoria’s Secret fashion princess proclaimed her verdict, first reminding everyone that Gisele is a football wife and also the highest paid model in the world.

So what exactly is so bad about being a football wife? More importantly why was that okay for someone like Neophitou to say in a public forum called the New York Times? Who IS this chic anyway? Forgive me for not knowing.

For a Victoria’s Secret brand that focuses so much on sexuality, why wouldn’t a woman as beautiful and confident in her sexuality as Kate Upton not be considered the right fit?

REAL Supermodels To the Rescue

Upton has said that she would be the one to bring supermodels back and realizes that — despite these haters — she is relatable to the vast majority of women. Upton won over her female fan base when she spoke about not being able to fit into the sample sizes. What the heck. Neither could Marilyn Monroe!

Upton had heard it time and time again. “People told me I couldn’t be fashion, that I’m an old-fashioned body girl, only good for swimwear.”

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Tuesday
Sep212010

Lizzie Miller Body Image Model and Beauty Debate Update

We all have a body part that drives us crazy. Lizzie Miller explains that hers was her stomach. Mine was my butt. It’s a year ago now that Lizzie Miller burst on the scene — literally — appearing naked in Glamour magazine and igniting a storm of ‘yes’ from tens of thousands of women.

Acknowledging the beauty and popularity of size 0 models and celebrities, women asked why a Lizzie figure can’t join the photo op as a second vision of the beauty standard. Why must we all aspire to be one size?

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cat Deeley, and Alexa Chung at Burberry show in London, Sept. 21, 2010

At 5ft 11in and measuring 38-32-42 Lizzie Miller isn’t Anna Wintour’s ideal girl.

Fashionistas argue that the pursuit of perfection is fashion’s goal and all understand that models serve only an inspirational purpose. The fat girls are just crying foul when no crime has been committed. For centuries different body types of women have been the ‘ideal’ and civilization has survived.

Too Fat in 2010: Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer

The most famous supermodels like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and even Claudia Schiffer are all too fat to be models today, according to current model preferences.

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Thursday
Sep022010

Paul Rowlands, Marc Jacobs | Fashion Guys Loving Real Women

Getting a woman to love and respect her body is a huge life challenge, even before fashion and marketing mess up our heads the game of life. We have two posts this morning, and one NYTimes article For the A-Cup Crowd, Minimal Assets Are a Plus that remind us just how diverse the population of beautiful women actually is. (See also Crystal Renn | High Street Scorching in Britain’s Look Magazine).

The Meaning of Bust Size

Today’s focus is breasts, but the arguments apply to every inch of fashion’s obsession with the ideal body type.

Even I am guilty at times of lamblasting fashion’s dispensing of breasts and hips in their definition of ideal beauty. Most women have curves, I argue and we don’t look like boys.

What a disempowering statement from a feminist like myself!

What I mean to say is that the 34AAA woman is every bit the ‘real woman’ as the 38C, but it aggravates the heck out of me that for the last decade mostly male — and often gay —  fashion designers have dictated a body image devoid of typical female physical attributes.

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