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

Deborah Turbeville

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‘The Nude In Vogue’ Pt 3 | Vogue Russia Fall 2012


'The Naked Truth' by Peter Lindbergh | Vogue Germany June 2012

Note | Nudity Just last night I was in a FB group on women’s issues. Someone gifted us a banner, in fact installed it without discussion, and first one woman and then others said “these images don’t look like anyone in this room. We’re not 15 and flawless. We’re 50 and fabulous!”

The June issue of Vogue Germany presents ‘The Naked Truth’ featuring Nadja Aurermann, Toni Garrn, Luca Gajdus, Julia Drews, Katrin Thormann, Karine Krawczuk, Donata Wenders, Hanna Wahmer, Christiane Arp and Nina Hoss lensed for real by Peter Lindbergh. Styled by Christiane Arp, the images inspire in their beauty and honesty.

This editorial gives me a chance to share my applause and support for the decision by all 19 international editors of Vogue magazine to ban models from their pages who “appear to have an eating disorder” and are younger than 16. The editors are also committed to improving conditions for models, including that they are paid for their work.

“Most editions of Vogue reg­ularly hire models who are minors, so for Vogue to commit to no longer using models under the age of 16 marks an evolution in the industry,” said former model Sara Ziff, Founder and Director of The Model Alliance. “We hope other magazines and fash­ion brands will follow Vogue’s impressive lead.”  Read the six planks of the Vogue initiative at NYT.


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