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Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25

‘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

Lea Seydoux Seduces In Lui Magazine Relaunch, Lensed By Mario Sorrenti

Anne Rethinks ‘Flawless’, Third-Tier Male Photographers & Values That Matter

Science Argues Women Like Men With Bigger Penises

Kate Upton As Marilyn Monroe & Amanda Marcotte’s PC Madness


Victoria’s Secret Angels have Appeared Often In GQ & Esquire

Marilyn Monroe Photographer Bert Stern Looks To Kate Upton As Next Muse

‘Mine’ By Alvaro de la Herran Starring Marina Jamieson & Garret Neff

The ‘50 Shades of Grey’ BDSM Devil Seduces in the Eternal Submission Collection
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

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Loving Relationships | 32 Health Benefits of Sex

American Culture Promotes Female Sexual Dysfunction

For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin

Strong American Results in Female Sexual Desire Drug

Self Love Is Saying ‘No’ to Fashion Body Images You Hate

Saint Shakira Calls Libido the “Engine of the World”

Male Ego, Women Faking Orgasms & Sensual Chaos in Our Bedrooms

‘Pretty Boy’ Andrej Pejic Talks Sex, Love & Leaving His Gender to ‘Artistic Interpretation’

Find Your Sensual, Sovereign Self with Lone Morch in Paris

Sensual Dames Love Stockings & Garter Belts from Secrets & Lace

Tara, Candice & Robyn | Steven Meisel | Vogue Italia June 2011 | ‘Belle vere’

Franca Sozzani on Curvy Girls, Sensuality & More Body Types in Fashion

Givenchy Transgender Model Lea T Stars in French Vogue (2010)

Tom Ford Embraces Natural Breasts, Not Bombshells

Orgasmic Female Brain in ‘La Petite Mort’

Ever Woman Should Own Jordan Matters’ ‘Uncovered’

Men More Likely Than Women To First Look at Face in Porn Films

Selita Ebanks | Kanye West ‘Runaway’ Full Video Embedded

The Great Wall of Vagina | Learning to Love Our Genitalia

Body Talk | Owning Vulvas, Clits & G-Spots

Mysteries of the Garden of Eden’ | History Channel | In Latin Apple Means Evil

Sexy Doublespeak | American Women & Sexual Honesty

Statistics Say Conservatives Buy More Porn

Forniphilia | Women As Doormats and Other Art Furniture

Women As Muses: What Is Our Place in the Modern World? Or Are We Just ‘Slut Girls’ Today?

Are Stay-at-Home Moms Majority of Cheaters On Ashley Madison?

Fashion Model Andrej Pejic’s Video Interview | A Star Is Born

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Eye: Nicer Future | Cathy Horn | Women’s Wages | Marley Coffee

Sheryl Sandberg & Getty Images Reboot Stock Photos Portrayal of Women

Pubic Hair Is Back, Announces The New York Times

Eniko Mihalik By Diego Uchitel Returns Anne To Vietnam & Reflections On The Heart Of Darkness

Chantal Thomass, Red Wine Is More Sensual Than Coca-Cola Light

Dasha Zhukova’s BDSM Throne Bashing Is Well Deserved

Abigail Disney Defends Meryl Streep’s Calling Walt Disney A ‘Gender Bigot

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Religion’s Evolution Divide Deepens Between Republicans & Democrats | Phil Robertson Promotes Marrying Girls Young

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Monday
Sep222014

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women In 'Amazon' By Urivaldo Lopes for French Revue De Modes #25

Model Anais Mali is styled by Jonathan Mahaut in ‘Amazon’, lensed by Urivaldo Lopes for French Revue De Modes #25, Fall/Winter 2014/15.

In Greek mythology, the Amazons were fierce female warriors who descended from Ares, the god of war. Amazonian women are frequently pictured fighting on horseback with bows and arrows, axes and spears. Frequently Amazons carry a crescent-shaped shield. As patriarchal values soared in Greece and especially under Aristotle, the Amazons were portrayed as man-hating women.

The Amazon River in South America is believed to have been named by the Spanish explorer Fransisco de Orellana in 1541 who encountered female warriors on his voyage through a territory then called Maranon.

In Ukraine, Katerina Tarnovska is the leader of a group called the Asgarda. These women claim to be a new tribe of Amazons that represent a nationalist, maternalist movement seeking to change patriarchal values.

Although Tarnovska is adamant that the spirit of Amazonian women is alive in her her genes, Natalia Lavrinkeo, a senior researcher at Ukraine’s Institute of Sociology (NASU) believes the Asgarda movement was created by the nationalist political party. Lavrinko argues the the real purpose of Asgarda is designed “to attract more women to a movement whose real purpose is to promote childbirth and perpetuate the Ukraine’s overwhelmingly patriarchal society,” writes Prospect Magazine.

Asgarda is not aligned with FEMEN, the group of breast-baring feminists committed to overturning the patriarchy.

A very real-life story about women warriors is playing out in Syria where one-third of the Kurdish army fighting ISIS is made up of women fighting alongside the men. I posted last night an extraordinary set of images of these fighters who say that ISIS is very afraid of them. ISIS believes that if a man is killed by a woman in battle, he will not go to heaven.

Read Kurdish Women Fighters In Syria Say ISIS Fears Women Soldiers So Much They Shake.

 

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Saturday
Sep202014

Ta Prohm Temple Is Home To Cambodia's Female Apsara Spirits

I am enraptured today with these images of Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodia. Located in Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia and built in the Bayon style in the late 12th and early 13th centuried, the temple was originally called Rajavihara.

Today the conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm — but in a style that pays homage to its current state of nature gone wild — is a partnership between the Archaelogical Survey of India and the APSARA (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap).

The authorities at APSARA know that Apsara (also spelled as Apsarasa) is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in both Hindu and Buddhist myths. In fact, apsaras are an important motif in the stone bas-reliefs of the Angkorian temples built in Cambodia in the 8th-13th centuries AD.

Several years ago, I quoted Cambodian writer Kounila Keo, who contrasted the history of women in Cambodia and America:

Unlike America, for example, and its “founding fathers,” a precedent is already in place for female leadership in Cambodia. Queen Lieu Ye, the country’s original monarch, who ruled over a group of Khmer tribes, is known to have formed the Kingdom called Funan, or Nokor Phnom, setting a standard for women as premieres, not only in the family, but in society as a whole.   

In the memory of Queen Lieu Ye’s matriarchy, the word mae (mother) continues to connote the honour of the female-being and, more importantly, traits of ‘greatness, leadership, or of being the essential element’. For example, you still have gender neutral words such as mae-torp (military commander), mae-khum (chief of commune), referring to anyone who holds these positions of power.

It is also worth noting that Cambodians address their parents and grandparents with the female first; “mother and father,” for example, or “grandmother and grandfather.”

Looking at these images I feel the fecundity of female spirits, the deep roots of nature and very substance of our beings. But I also think of the assault on women’s rights that has become a core value of so many of the world’s religions, including Christianity with its patriarchal views. ~ Anne

 

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Sunday
Sep142014

Yes, The G-Spot Does Exist As Part Of Holistic Female Sexual Anatomy

I could write: “No wonder women and men are confused! What do you mean there is no G-spot!!!! I have one.”

Like all the quickie analysis of how to pleasure a woman, Huff Po UK’s Rachel Moss adds to the confusion, writing:

In the majority of women’s magazines (Cosmo, we’re looking at you) a woman’s G-spot is listed as the magical gateway to sexual pleasure.

But new research suggests the ‘holy grail’ of female orgasms may not even exist.

Really? Is that what the research said, Rachel? Then why did you follow with this explanation:

A study, published in the journal Nature Reviews Urology, says it isn’t just the G-Spot that brings a woman sexual pleasure but a much larger “intimate area”, named the clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex, which includes the uterus and the clitoris.

While you add to the perpetual confusion about female sexuality, Rachel, are you certain that the study concluded that the uterus is part of the CUV? Or have you confused uterus with urethra? I know both words begin with the letter ‘u’, but that is all they have in common in the recent reswearch. 

If I sound annoyed by these kneejerk headlines concerning the G-Spot not existing, I respond “you got that right!” Women have enough challenges achieving sexual pleasure in America, and the Brits are no better off.

For starters, the new research led by Emmanuele A. Jannini, professor of endocrinology and sexology at Tor Vergata university in Rome, says that the pleasure zone that triggers a female orgasm — where the woman is psychologically and emotionally receptive to having one I will add — is more complex than just a single area identified as the G-spot, named after Ernst Grafenberg, a German gynaecologist who proposed its existence in 1950.

Professor Jannini concludes that the CUV complex comprising the clitoris, urethra and anterior (front) vaginal wall is “much more complex than a simple, phantasmagoric ‘point’ ” — not that I ever thought it was a ‘point’. 

“The vagina is an active tissue and sexually important to be respected,” concludes Dr. Jannini. 

The ‘stop looking for the G-spot, it does not exist’ headlines serve to further confuse everyone about female sexual anatomy. Frankly, I do not understand what new research comes from Dr. Jannini.

Current Knowledge of Female Sexual Anatomy

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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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Tuesday
Sep022014

Kate Moss Broke All Fashion's Rules Writes AnOther Magazine F/W14

Kate Moss by Craig McDean for Another F/W14Supermodel Kate Moss covers the F/W14 issues of AnOther magazine, with a fifth cover online only.

AnOther’s editor-in-chief Jefferson Hack tells us why Kate is the ultimate sensual rebel:

There can never be enough Kate Moss. Everywhere she goes, she is engulfed in a clamour of noise, questions and demands. People want to see everything, know everything. They want her face, her cheekbones, her smile, her style. They want to get under the skin of the sphinx. She is fashion’s obsession, “our generation’s most significant fashion icon,” says AnOther’s editor-in-chief Jefferson Hack. “She changed the history of fashion by breaking the rules as a model, channelling the ‘don’t give a fuck’ attitude of the noughties into a powerful signature stance of defiance…She did it without a script, without a plan, and seemingly without a care.”

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Thursday
Aug212014

Kate Moss Shares Left Breast As Mold For Champagne Glass

Champagne is my favorite beverage, leaving me pleased to share my return to Anne of Carversvville and GlamTribale with news that supermodel Kate Moss inspired British artist Jane McAdam Freud’s champagne glass molded around Kate’s left breast. Celebrating Kate’s 25 years in fashion, the project is sponsored by Mayfair restaurant 34.

Kate is not the first woman to inspire such a champagne glass. Marie Antoinette affords Kate the place of recreating the lavish concept glass which will also be available at sister restaurants The Ivy, Daphne’s and Scott’s. 

As for the future of AOC, there will be major changes that reflect the very difficult last year of my life. Any fashion editorials must support either GlamTribale or sensuality. Both domestic and international women’s rights, women artists, women politicos and women philanthropists will return to prominence. And I will integrate some of the wonderful inspiration from my Facebook friends into our content. 

As my websites return to supporting my core values, I share a toast to the future and all that it holds dear.

Much love, Anne

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Sunday
Mar022014

'Here's To Loving Our Bodies By Our Own Standards' Says Jada Pinkett Smith

What stands out in Jada Pinkett Smith’s recent image above versus her November one below is the reality that both are beautiful. In embracing her 8-10 pound weight gain, the 42-year-old actress hardly went to hell in a handbastet.

“I think I will keep it,” she posted on her Facebook page, adding “Here’s to loving our bodies by our own standards.”

I so concur. In my case, a key reason for my own scaled down presence at AOC is my need to spend an hour each day — at a minimum — in the gym. Of course, there are several other key factors driving this pause, but regaining my old body is a core one.

By my own standards, I must lose another 15-20 pounds. This isn’t as daunting as it seems, with 35 gone already over the last two years. After finding and keeping my best physical self in 2003/4, a crippling gym injury in 2009 followed by a horrific fall in 2011 left me on a cane for 18 months and suffering a huge weight gain.

Depressed but determined, I began my own road to recovery in July 2011. Now I’m in the home stretch with my injury almost fully healed thanks — not to my doctor — but to my dearest friend and masseuse Iman. Week by week we ripped apart scar tissue while enhancing range of motion and flexibility in my right leg. The process has been very painful — as have my sessions in the gym — but I’m so much better.

The biggest change I see in Jada is in her face. Her sunken cheeks are fuller. In my case, I’m determined to regain the body I love most and worked so hard to create a decade ago. A declining scale tally and increased muscle and mobiity are the only acceptable reads for me until I reach my former size eight self. At 5’8”, that hardly makes me svelte. In my playbook, it does make me Smart Sensuality sexy — and healthy. ~ Anne