Sensuality Reads

Madonna Calls Out Gay Men’s Misogyny In Out Interview

Long Ring Finger Traits Similar Between Men & Women In Business

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hack A Sex Crime | $100 Million Lawsuit Threat Finally Prompts Google Action

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Friday
Feb062015

Jennifer Lawrence Restages Nastassia Kinski Boa Image For Vanity Fair March 2015

1981 Richard Avedon Vogue portrait of Nastassja KinskiThe March 2015 Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair dials for page views with this outtake image of actor Jennifer Lawrence, lensed in the company of a boa constrictor by Patrick Demarchelier. The image was part of the Hunger Games star’s prior November 2014 editorial and interview with Vanity Fair, published shortly after last year’s massive photo hack scandal.

Jennifer’s photo shoot with the red-tailed boa constrictor payed homage to acclaimed photographer Richard Avedon’s portrait of Nastassja Kinski.

Lawrence showed up in a second major hacking scandal, the SONY hack that lead to yesterday’s announcement that Sony co-chair Amy Pascal will be stepping down. Pascal will remain with the studio as an independent producer.

Numerous unflattering emails from Pascal refer to Angelina Jolie, including her suggestion to Brian Helgeland, screenwriter of the planned ‘Cleopatra’ biopic that he dump Jolie for Lawrence.

Probably the most troubling Sony email revelation concerns the fact that Jennifer Lawrence was compensated less than her male co-stars on ‘American Hustle’. Read on at The Daily Beast.

‘American Hustle’ male actors Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and the director David O. Russell all got 9 percent of back-end profits, while Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, the movie’s two female leads, were each getting 7 percent. (Lawrence was originally going to get 5 percent but her pay had been raised, as revealed in the emails.)

Responding to the same Sony email leak, actor Charlize Theron insisted that she be pait the same as her male co-star Chris Hemsworth for ‘The Huntsman’. Her demand netted her a $10 million increase in salary compensation, to create parity between Theron and Hemsworth.

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hack A Sex Crime | $100 Million Lawsuit Threat Finally Prompts Google ActionJennifer Lawrence by Patrick Demarchelier with boa constrictor

Tuesday
Feb032015

Angelina Jolie Collects New Most Admired Woman Honor In International Voting

Angelina Jolie Visits Refugee Camps

1. Anne of Carversville founding muse and UNHCR (United Nations Human Rights Council) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie recently visited internally displaced Iraqis living in an informal settlement and a formal camp at Khanke, near Dohuk. There, she heard dramatic stories of escape from the more than 20,000 Yazidis who fled Sinjar and surrounding areas last August.

As always, Jolie touches directly and empathetically the people in these endless refugee camps strung around the world. This was her fifth visit to Iran. There are 3.3 million displaced people in Iraq, says UNHCR, with 2,1 million people uprooted in 2014 alone. 

In Syria more than 3.8 million people have fled to neighboring countries like Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan, where 20% of the population is now Syrian refugees. Within Syrian borders another 7.6 million people have been displaced. 

In Iraq, the UNHCR says it’s received only 53 percent of the $337million it needs for the crisis. 

Angelina Jolie Most Admired Woman, With Malala Yousafzai Following

2. Jolie’s involvement with refugee camps for many years is part of the reason the celebrated mother of six, wife to Brad Pitt, actor and director, philanthropist and activist, and Smart Sensuality humanitarian without equal was named the most admired woman in the world. 

YouGov UK conducted the poll across 23 countries with over 25,000 people voting. 

Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper covered Malala Yousafzai’s second place position behind Angelina in the results. US First Lady Michelle Obama followed Malala.  

Angelina Jolie As Empathetic Director

Angelina Jolie, director of ‘Unbroken’ with war hero Louis Zamperini, who died before the film was released.3. Angelina Jolie ate little while directing ‘Unbroken’. Japanese actor Miravi explained to the Daily Mail that as Jolie directed the actors playing inmates and prisoners of war to lose weight in an effort to reflect the harsh conditions of life in captivity, she stopped eating, too.

Actor Jack O’Connell was Jolie’s leading man playing the story of Louis Zamperini, who spent two years in a prisoner of war camp. Jack told the Daily Mail:

‘I really respect her professionalism, her attitude towards the creation – she’s so determined and passionate. It was intense on set but with her motivation and attitude we were on the same page.’

The actor revealed that Jolie tried out all of his stunts, which included spending hours supporting the weight of a heavy wooden plank above his head.

‘She did test out all of my stunts before I had to do them. The plank – I’m not sure if that can be regarded as a stunt – but, in any case, she was under it before I turned up on set.

Brad Pitt for ‘Africa’?

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Sunday
Feb012015

Madison Stubbington In 'Le Temple du Soleil' By Sanchez & Mongiello For Numero #160 February 2015

Model Madison Stubbington joins her flock in this spiritual (or cult as young bloggers have written) fashion editorial styled by Samuel François in ethereal femininity. Photographers Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello capture Madison in ‘Le temple du soleil’, a stylish ode to enlightenment in Numero #160 February 2015.

As to the role of the male models, their position and power is ambiguous. Being Anne of Carversville, we choose to believe the editorial celebrates the rising power of feminine principles. In a note of irony, the Vatican launches a listening to women and empowering females outreach this week, seeking a new understanding for women to work “in full collaboration and integration” with men. As long as the topic isn’t women priests, I should add.

We’ll be celebrating the African goddess Mami Wati (or Yemata) tomorrow at her February Brazilian festival and in other countries around the world. Mami Wata is the founding goddess of AOC and we honor her fierce spirit, one that guided and brought some solace on the slave ships, as Mami Wata journeyed around the world, a spirit queen of the African diaspora. ~ Anne

 

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Wednesday
Jan282015

Is The Mother Denim Collaboration With Mothers2Mothers For Real? Only An Angel Knows The Answer

Victoria’s Secret Superangel Candice Swanepoel follows in the footsteps of Toni Garrn in a new denim collaboration that speaks to Smart Sensuality women and our values: smart, sexy and having great heart.

Candice has teamed up with LA Mother Denim on a range of seven denim styles created to support mothers2mothers, a South African organization that works to help prevent HIV transmission from mothers to their babies. Candice’s images are shot by Victoria’s Secret photographer Russell James, a long-time supporter of important causes that support poor women and also the culture of indiginous peoples with his super well-organized NOMAD Two Worlds project.

I assume this is all legit but there is no mention of the mothers2mothers project on the Mother Denim website, although these Candice Swanepoel photos are on the landing page.

On the Mothers2Mothers website, there is no mention of the project under Latest News or elsewhere on the website. Note that designer Victoria Beckham — whose life was changed forever by her trip to Africa — did make her second visit to m2m in November. In August, Beckham auctioned over 600 items from her closet to support the charity.

There is no press release about the Mother Denim collaboration, not a m2m blog mention. Mum is the word, and on the face of it — the Candice Swanepoel/Mother Denim collaboration is no match for the professionalism of the Toni Garrn for Closed Denim Jeans #youandmegirl Campaign in Burkina Faso. Neither is it a match for the Russell James NOMAD Two World project.

A brand — and this includes me with the reboot of my GlamTribale jewlry and gift collection after the death and disorganization associated with my business partner — must be very careful NOT to use the predispositions of Smart Sensuality people to support brands involved in activism and global engagement in a hype-driven, self-serving way.

I would advise Mother Denim to get their act together pronto on the specifics of their support of Mothers2Mothers, an organization that appears to have excellent credentials in the business of helping South African women. Pick up the phone Candice. It’s time to raise your voice. 

Anne of Carversville is not a blog/website that just promotes people and causes based on a press release or Instagram post. Unlike other fashion blogs, we do our homework before advising our readers to support a project. ~ Anne

 

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Tuesday
Jan132015

Israeli Newspapers Photoshop Out Women Leaders From Paris March

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful people on the planet, but in Israel’s news media, she doesn’t exist. Nor does Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and EU foreign affairs and security chief Frederica Mogherini. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt is left with hand. That’s all to remain of her in the ‘reality’ perpetuated by Israel’s conservative press.

This is the actual front row of the Paris march with the women intact. See more images and comments from AOC’s article on the march.

Some Jewish newspapers don’t care about reality. We learned that when then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was Photoshopped out of a crucial image released by the White House the night Bin Laden was killed.

Below is the Israeli version of the Paris march on Sunday January 11, published by Israeli Haredi daily ‘HaMevaser’. Just as Saudia Arabia insists that women must stay under their burqas, large numbers of Israel Jews justify keeping women out of public life — and most definitely out of photographs — due to the need for modesty. MODESTY!!!!

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Tuesday
Jan132015

Elle Celebrates Women In TV As Charlize Theron Fixes Her $10 Million Pay Gap At Sony

Elisabeth MossThe February issue of ELLE US celebrates women in television, featuring portraits of nine different actresses for this photo shoot captured by Nagi Sakai. Stars include Lizzy Caplan of “Masters of Sex”, Gabrielle Union of “Being Mary Jane”, Elisabeth Moss of “Mad Men” and Tatiana Maslany, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sarah A Paulson, Ellie Kemper, Sarah Paulson, Amanda Peet and Emily Mortimer. Carmen Borgonovo worked as stylist for the shoot. /Hair by David von Cannon; makeup by Jo Baker and Eric Polito.

These images come in as the Hollywood awards season kicks off with The Golden Globes and the revelation that actress Charlize Theron learned much about her worth in the industry, resulting from the hack of Sony. The magnificent Charlize Theron was paid $10 million less than Chris Hemsworth in the upcoming film ‘The Huntsman’, even though their roles are considered equal. 

Thanks to the hack of FEMALE Sony executive Amy Pascal, who was clearly involved in the decision to pay Theron $10 million less than Huntsman, Charlize has renegotiated her contract. One wonders how many other women actors (and this is a reason to use the word actor, as some Hollywood women do, rather than the underpaid female ‘actress’) Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has decided to discriminate against in salary negotiations.

Although both Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were both nominated for Oscars in ‘American Hustle’, they were paid less than their male costars. Read on at The Daily Beast.

Gabrielle Union

 

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Wednesday
Jan072015

Lady Liberty Collides With Fundamentalist Hardliners In Paris

Our thoughts are with the people of Paris today, the dead satirists who pushed the envelope of free speech and free expression will speak no more, although a request has gone global for media outlets to publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons tomorrow.

Anne of Carversville will not be among them, as I am blacklasted in the Arab world already and my focus is women’s rights. If Islamists had launched a terrorist attack against the women of Paris for not wearing burquas, we would print anything needed against these brutes who kidnap little girls and decapitate aid workers on international TV.

Probably no single issue in France has done more to divide Muslims and non-Muslims than the burqa ban, a topic at the core of Anne of Carversville’s values and dialogue with women worldwide. 

France’s Burqa Ban

In July 2014, judges at the European court of human rights (ECHR) upheld France’s 2010 burqa ban, accepting the the legal argument that it encourages the citizens of France to ‘live together’.

The case against the burqa ban was brought by an unnamed 24-year-old French citizen, born in Pakistan, a woman who wears both a burqa (pictured above) and a niqab, leaving only her eyes visible.

Lawyers from Birmingham, England (home now to Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzei, the young school girl shot in the head on her school bus by the Taliban) argued that France’s burqa law was:

“inhumane and degrading, against the right of respect for family and private life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of speech and discriminatory”.

The court heard estimates that about 1,900 women in France were impacted by the ban, based on 2009 research. That number dropped in half after a public information campaign. The Guardian reports that some French Muslim women continue to wear their burqas and niqabs, demanding to be left alone.

It seems the enforcement of the law after today’s terrorist attack will proceed with vigor. In October, the Opera Bastille in Paris — which I have attended with Monsieur — refused to perform unless a burqa-wearing woman and her male companion left a performance of ‘La Traviata’.

The couple from the Gulf region was seated right behind the conductor in the front row of the auditorium. Refusing to uncover her face, the couple gave up their tickets worth $294 a piece.

Some might find this refusal on the part of the Opera House extreme, but then so was the recent decision of publisher HarperCollins to omit Israel from maps of the Middle East prepared for schools in the Arab world — because they could be upsetting. Under outcries from Westerners, HarperCollins is withdrawing the maps.

A woman wears a burqa at a market in Paris despite it being banned in France. Photograph: Philippe Lissac/Photononstop/Corbis Anne of Carversville has a long history of tolerance, understanding and very warm, respectful and progressive conversations about the the pending French burqa ban between myself and several burqa-wearing women. I wonder where Pixie is now.

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