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

 

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

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

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Monday
Oct272014

Kate Upton Joins William Morris Endeavor & Yes, She Will Still Model

There are times to not take headlines very seriously and the shout outs that Kate Upton is leaving modeling for acting is a good example. The fact that Kate Upton has left IMG Models to cozy up with its owner William Morris Endeavor only reinforces the smart-girl attitude that the new face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has brought to her career development.

Kate Upton knows that she has big brand potential. Having left in the dust all her naysayers in the fashion industry, Kate has major career ambitions and they touch down in multiple endeavors. Can she sing?

William Morris Endeavor represents Hollywood and music clients that include Steven Spielberg, Adele, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars and John Legend. With the IMG acquisition, Tayor Swift and Justin Timberlake came onboard. Yes, IMG had its own entertainment division, although it was better known in the fashion world as a modeling agency. Among athletes, William Morris represents Serena Williams.

Kate Upton will be managed by Rick Yorn, who also manages her ‘The Other Woman’ co-star Cameron Diaz. Like Kate, Diaz has always marched to her own outspoken drum beat. 

Kate Upton for Bobbi Brown Holiday 2014 campaignMany bloggers and fashionistas weren’t kind at all to Kate Upton when she rocked to fame with her CatDaddy video. A couple years later, Upton, now 22, is one of the youngest celebrities to make it to the Forbes Most Powerful Celebrities List, where she joined Gisele Bundchen — that other ‘footballers wife’ and Kate Moss. Forbes estimated Upton’s earning at $7 million.

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Sunday
Sep282014

Don't Tell Danish Beauty Josephine Skriver That Nude Sunbathing Is 'Out'

No one told the dazzling beauty Josephine Skriver that a recent coverline in French Elle read: ‘La Fin Du Topless Sur La Plage?’ Photographer Chris Colls snapped luscious images of Skriver, styled by Maya Zapinic, for the summer 2014 issue of Porter Magazine.

Back to French Elle, ‘Yes’ answered the magazine ‘it’s over’, citing increasing concerns over health and the dangers of skin cancer; the ‘pornified’ perceptions of topless women as being morally loose; and — surprisingly to us — the rise of breast-affiliated activism, writes The Guardian.

The lead organization in naked breasts activism is FEMEN. French Elle also introduces us to Free the Nipple, a campaign encouraging women to go topless as a way of rejecting the stigma of the female body. Free the Nipple is the brainchild of Scout Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.

Article author Alice Pfeiffer, who does sunbathe topless, cites what we believe should be the lead reason one doesn’t sunbathe topless, saying: “Young women in their 20s do it less because they are aware that … you can end up topless on your own Facebook wall.” Translated, you never know who is pointing a lens in your direction and what that person will do with it.

I would also add that the increasing numbers of Muslims living in France may have a dampening impact on breast-baring.

This French trend to bikinis is not universal in Europe. After all, Josephine Skriver is Danish. The National Danish Performance Team caused a scandal in Brazil last year, taking time to relax on Copacabana Beach sans tops. It’s news to me, also, that topless sunbathing is typically not done in public in Brazil and is seen by some as an ‘obscene act’.

If breast-baring and more is your preference, one can always travel to the nudist town of Cap d’Agde, what Huff Po calls ‘France’s well-established “naked city” where beach nudity is “technically mandatory.”’ And for good measure, Thrillest shares 18 of the best nude beaches in Europe. ~ Anne

 

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Saturday
Sep132014

'Angels' By Russell James Is 304 Pages Of Nude Artistry & Sensuality

Erin Heatherton in ‘Angels’ by Russell James

I’ve appreciated the sensual photography of Victoria’s Secret photographer Russell James for years and am so delighted that the man artist who truly understands female sensuality is launching a 304 page book — his fifth — of black and white nude photographs. What a perfect gift for the holidays, one that women will surely appreciate as much as men.

The stunning art book captures runway veterans such as  Gisele Bündchen, fresh faces like Kendall Jenner, as well as Rihanna, and Victoria’s Secret stars including Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Closs, Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima —all of them posing nude.

I hope people see images that are sensual, empowering to women and that show my love for light, shape and form.

“The photographs are very honest and they show women in their best light. They aren’t vulgar, they are sexy but sensual, and that is what I love,” said longtime Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova at the September 11 launch party at Russell’s good friend Donna Karan’s Stephen Weiss gallery . “People like to work with him because he makes them feel comfortable and he’s artistic. It is timeless, and something you’d like framed in your house.”

Behati Prinsloo for ‘Angels’ by Russell JamesSpeaking about ‘Angels’, James said: “My previous 4 books have been subject focused and this book is entirely focused on ’the nude’. I was incredibly humbled and excited when the people I asked agreed, as it indicated a level of trust that I greatly value. I took it to mean that the woman in the book felt the shots were something that other woman might admire, and that is my goal always.”

Doutzen Kroes in ‘Angels’ by Russell JamesModel Lily Aldridge, who was photographed with fellow Angel Candice Swanepoel, spoke fondly about the experience shooting with James. “It was amazing. I shoot with him so often for Victoria’s Secret that he is like a family member to me. I love him and trust him fully,” said Aldridge in a black Donna Karan gown at Thhursday’s launch party. “Shooting something like this felt very comfortable and easy. We had fun with it because it wasn’t for something specific—it was just a fun shoot to do. I didn’t even think it was going to be a book, but it naturally just became one.”

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Thursday
Aug282014

Luma Grothe By Ellen von Unwerth Celebrates A Sensual Body For Vogue Brazil September 2014

Ellen von Unwerth contributes another body-loving editorial to Vogue Brazil’s September 2014. (See Alessandro Ambrosio in ‘Mais Amor, Por Fabor’).  Model Luma Grothe is styled by Pedro Sales, with beauty by Silvio Giorgio. 

I marvel at the sensual openness of Brazilian society, with an embrace of nudity that would never happen in America. Turning to the book ‘Brazil: The Once and Future Country’, author Marshall C. Eakin observes:

As a rule, Brazilians are simply less inhibited and uptight about the human body and physical contact than peoples of the developed world. The string bikinis (tanga), for example, for which Brazil is famous, are worn by women of all shapes and sizes. The willingness to expose flesh, whether one’s physique be fit and trim or fat and flabby, reflects a people much more comfortable with the human body. This “laid back” attitude, however, does not stop the wealthy from resorting to cosmetic surgery. Rio de Janeiro has become the world capital for plastic surgery, and Ivo Pitanguy is its best-known plastic surgeon. The affluent are obviously not completely comfortable with physical imperfections.

Brazilians are also a much more expressive and physical people than North Americans and Northern Europeans. When friends meet, they invariably greet with physical contact. Men shake hands and embrace… Like so many Latin peoples, Brazilians also have a sense of personal space that often seems non existent to North Americans. Many times I have seen a Brazilian (literally) back a North American around a room as the latter tries to move away from the former. Brazilians want to be close and touching. North Americans want to keep more distance.

 

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Wednesday
Jan092013

Total Skin & Sensual Beauty by Tom Munro for Vogue Italia January 2013

Vogue Italia celebrates the female body in a way that American Vogue cannot. Lais Ribeiro, Jessica Hart & Melodie Monrose are called out by their agent Women Management for delivering beauty and sensuality inside and out, styled by Giovanna Battaglia. Tom Munro makes the capture for the January issue. /Hair by Shay Ashual; makeup by Maud Laceppe

 

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Tuesday
Nov132012

‘The Nude In Vogue’ | Complete Special Edition Winter 2012 Part I

Veruschka By Helmut Newton

When I first saw this cover of Vogue Russia’s special edition ‘The Nude In Vogue’ my jaw dropped. It’s impossible that such an edition would be published in America — even if the presidential election has ended. America’s social conservatives would bust into Anna Wintour’s office and set her on fire — preparing to burn her at the stake like in the Salem Witch trials. 

So the Russians have done something the Americans would not. While Carine Roitfeld would delight in such a project, there is no way that present day editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt would undertake such an endeavor.

Helmut Newton may be the master of female eroticism and nudity, but many photographers have interpreted nudity and sensuality within their own distinct vocabulary. If I’m not mistaken ‘The Nude In Vogue’ has no female photographers, and it is an omission worth noting. At AOC, we are devoted to having a relevant and honest confrontation with our bodies, the world of fashion and its influence on our self-image, and also flogging and the world of sexual politics.

I was recently at an art opening and when I mentioned that Anne of Carversville tells women’s stories “from fashion to flogging”, he said “You mean BDSM?” Sighing, I said “no”. I speak of the 40,000 women flogged each year in a certain country that will be nameless this moment lest I corrupt their cause in Google search with all these images. These women are deemed immoral for wearing trousers that aren’t baggy enough, and are flogged by the same crowds of men who oggle and masturbate to images of naked women online.

As women we deal with all these complexities of the male mind, and frequently hang our heads in shame and self-loathing. This is why I’m posting these images in AOC Body. They are all filtered for the search engines, so as not to corrupt young minds or men at work.

Many of my favorites are included in this overview of nudes. Besides Newton, we have Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst, Mario Sorrenti, Herb Ritts and MIkael Jansson. To be honest, I haven’t had time to review all the images in ‘The Nude In Vogue’. I will do so in the coming days and return to this critical subject for women. I want to give a special thanks to ‘The Libertine’ blog for doing what I refused to have my team do. It was a heck of a job to separate all these images from the pdf, so thanks Libertine. We’ve divided the editorial overview into three parts. ~ Anne

George Hoyningen-Huene

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