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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Sunday
Mar082015

Tamy Glauser Talks Sexual & Gender Identity, Lensed By Federico Cabrera For REVS Magazine #8

Model Tamy Glauser invites us into her personal, sensual world and questions about sexual identity, lensed by Federico Cabrera for ‘Delusion’ for REVS magazine No. 8. Tamy is styled by Teri Nitti with makeup by Tom Wennerstrand.

Tami dons a mask by Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal Haute Couture, but her dialogue with Pirita Litmanen on gender and sexuality in ‘Tamy Glauser on Delusion’ is open and unfettered.

It is hard to understand that people don’t always know if I am a girl or a boy. I feel like a girl and for me it is an obvious thing. When I walk on the street here in Paris, they stop me saying ”monsieur”. It happens so often I’ve stopped explaining myself already.

When I was younger, I tried to look girly and kept my hair long even though it didn’t feel right. It wasn’t until years later when I moved to New York that I realized nobody really cared how I looked like. I could just be me.
In New York I also learned to be ok with my sexuality. I think I knew I was gay for a long time but I fought it. I just couldn’t relate to the rough and manly image I had of gay women. During the 3 years I spent in New York I learned that I can be whatever I am and like whoever I want; male, female, it’s all the same.

The model, whose mother is half-Nigerian, hopes to be an example for other young people who are struggling with sexual identity. Simultaneously, Tamy Glauser reminds readers that ‘I am not all about my sexuality. I am not Tamy and gay. Gender and sexuality should not matter. They exist as a part of me, that’s all.’

 

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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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Monday
Dec152014

Amber Valletta Launches Master & Muse Socially-Conscious Shopping

Top model and muse, 40-year-old Amber Valletta is lensed by Derek Kettela for The Editorialist.com. Michaela Dosamantes styles Amber, who shares a multitude of ideas with Lauren David Peden. Here are the highlights. 

On Musedom

To master anything, you have to be exceptional and work very hard, and the same for being a muse. A muse is not just (someone) looking beautiful. A muse is actually an active, powerful word.

On Master & Muse

Valletta is using the same pursuit of excellence in her new business venture Master & Muse, an online store for environmental and socially responsible clothing.

Master & Muse by Amber Valletta provides a fun, accessible and informative one-stop-shop for those super stylish, conscientious shoppers who want to buy better – secure in the knowledge that the clothes and accessories they are purchasing are good for them, their family, and the community at large.

Amber credits her mother, an environmental activist ‘very passionate about giving back to the community’, with her decision to launch an eco-friendly fashion website.

Valletta continues:

I grew up on my grandparents’ farm, so I knew about environmentalism even before it was a hot topic and I always had a strong connection to the world around me.

I also saw that there was a disconnect in our (fashion) industry between producing things not just responsibly to the environment, but also to people, and paying people fairly. So when I began to think about my next steps and building a brand, I decided that it needed to match my beliefs.

Master & Muse currently features ‘like-minded’ designers including Clare Vivier, Kayu, Freedom of Animals, Lemlem, Organic by John Patrick, Mich Dulce, Melissa Joy Manning and Vivienne Westwood.

Amber Valletta’s new business venture Master & Muse continues the forward march of Smart Sensuality women and our principles. ~ Anne

 

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Stephanie Seymour Tells Us 'How To Be Sexy' & Mean It!

Shop | Stephanie Seymour: Face of Re-Nutriv By Estée Lauder

It’s been a heady week for Stephanie Seymour, one of the original supers and Victoria’s Secret first major, major model. This was before the Angels and Stephanie reigned supreme at VS.

Her drop dead photo for Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv brand hit the digital airwaves on blogs worldwide. You can peruuse the entire Re-Nutriv collection on Amazon, part of a new initiative that will tie our own GlamTribale store on Amazon into a much larger affiliate program, supported by seven years of original writing — not just posting images — on AOC.

Next Stephanie Seymour fronts the November issue of Town & Country, lensed by Erik Madigan Heck. Stephanie speaks of being an art muse to Julian Schnabel and Francesco Clemente  in the feature story ‘Bodies of Work’.

Indeed, Stephanie’s husband Peter Brant,” the American mogul who owns Art in America, Interview magazine and an impressive collection of Warhols, Basquiats, and Schnabels (among other art world superstars)”, writes T&C, commissioned the portraits.

Stephanie Seymour on ‘How to be sexy’

Notably, it was Stephanie Seymour’s ‘How to be sexy’ tips in Allure October that got our attention — along with news of her upcoming lingerie line Raven & Sparrow. As for being a sensual woman, here are Stephanie’s tips:

Cheek-kiss with intention. “You have to commit. If you give someone a hug, give them a hug. If you give someone a kiss on the cheek, give him a kiss on the cheek.”

Don’t be too laid-back. “You need to have a certain amount of passion to be a sexy person. It’s about energy and confidence and having something to say. The sexiest woman in the world, if she’s boring or just has nothing to say, she becomes incredibly unsexy very, very quickly.”

Put your hair up. “Ponytails are so sexy. It’s just a sweet, clean, pretty way for women to wear their hair. It’s also really sexy to take it out and shake your hair. Don’t be that girl who twirls her hair. If you play with your hair because you think you’re looking cute, you’re being self-conscious, and that’s not sexy anymore.”

Walk with purpose. “I was a terrible, awful nervous wreck when I had to walk the runways. I would always beg Naomi to give me a lesson. I could never do what she does. So I finally just said, ‘You know what? I’m just going to pretend that I’m walking down the street and there are a bunch of construction workers hammering away, and they’re all whistling, and I’m just going to look right ahead. I always have to create an alter ego. When in doubt, pretend you’re someone else, and it’s much easier.”

Looking for a Victoria’s Secret image of Stephanie Seymour, this one is front and center in Google images. Stephanie is wearing a couture piece that I had made for the second Victoria’s Secret fashion show by Parisian lingerie designer Chantal Thomass. Below Stephanie, Naomi Campbell wears another piece from the same collection. Memories, memories. ~ Anne

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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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
May152014

Angelina Jolie In 'Untamed Heart' By Hedi Slimane For Elle June 2014

It’s difficult to imagine Angelina Jolie dedicating herself to terrifying young children worldwide as Disney’s ‘deliciously evil’ Maleficent. Jolie was so divinely evil that her daughter Vivienne was cast as the young Aurora, who could handle the Mistress of All Evil hissing “I don’t like children” in her face.

“And my little Vivienne — we call her my shadow, because there’s nothing I can do to shake her. I can be tired, I can be grumpy, I can be in a terrible mood, and she just doesn’t care. It’s ‘Mommy, Mommy’ and she’ll cling to me,” Jolie says. “We knew that she would still do that thing, she’d still smile at me and insist that I pick her up. So we couldn’t really cast anybody else.”

For Elle Magazine’s June issue, Angelina Jolie is lensed deliciously, darkly at ease in ‘Untamed Heart’ by Hedi Slimane, styled by Joe Zee. / Hair by Adam Campbell; makeup by Tony G

 

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