Sensuality Reads

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

‘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 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

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Entries in Victoria's Secret (12)

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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Friday
Jan042013

Alessandra Ambrosio By Russell James for Nomad Two Worlds

Victoria’s Secret man behind the lens, global art activist and friend to high-powered women like Barbara Streisand and Donna Karan photographer, Russell James shares a non-angelic photo of Alessandra Ambrosio in culturally relevant caves and a traditional Chumash Indian village for Russell’s Nomad Two Worlds project.

Created by world renowned photographer Russell James, NOMAD TWO WORLDS began as a collaborative art project with Indigenous artists. In the last decade it has evolved from James’ individual attempt to understand the clash of ancient and modern cultures he witnessed growing up in Australia to what it is today - a powerful expression of partnership, reconciliation, and economic opportunity in action through art, music and film that has become a global example of true collaboration across deep cultural divides.

One hopes that Alessandra’s images will be published in a new Nomad book in the style of last September’s. As for Russell James’ V2, he produced some of the most sensually divine images of primarily Victoria’s Secret models that I’ve seen in a long while. 

On that note, I see that James has a new book coming out in March titled ‘Around the House with Candice Swanepoel’.

Enjoy Alessandra’s video from her shoot with Russell. After that — one of my favorite Victoria’s Secret ‘blue mood’ shoots of Adriana Lima. Pure gorgeosity! ~ Anne

 

Adriana Lima | Victoria’s Secret Angel in Venice Perhaps?

Tuesday
Sep132011

Paz de la Huerta for Agent Provocateur Fall 2011 | Always a Lady

Paz de la Huerta @ Agent Provocateur | Clooney in Venice | Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for M&S SN Living

More stills from the Fall 2011 Paz de la Huerta campaign for Agent Provocateur are in release. I love the campaign, because it taps into social mores around sexuality as usual. The more I study Agent Provocateur versus Victoria’s Secret, I see the deeply psychological relationship AP has with the viewer — and especially the woman viewing the brand marketing.

VS is focused on making us bombshells — and for sure, I like their newer ads better. But Victoria’s Secret gave up its psychological connection with the woman — which we owned in America during my 10 years there — to pursue the Angels. It’s all very Sex and the City now — at a time when SATC is fading.

Again, my point is not to criticize Victoria’s Secret, which I’ve done with abandon. VS is having a great year and there are major improvements in the marketing.

Paz de la Huerta for Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur pushes the sexual envelope in ways that VS can’t. They have too many stores in malls to run not-such-good-girl campaigns as this one with Paz de la Huerta.

For me, Agent Provocateur is more honest about what women face in America — and worldwide, although not as strongly in Europe — in terms of the conflict between being virtuous and being sexual. This is a big theme at AOC, one that spilled into Sensuality News this morning, with the Westboro Baptist Church protests at New York Fashion Week.

Westboro calls Fashion Week the biggest SlutWalk of all.

I love AP for challenging these ungodly stereotypes about female sexuality, and goodness knows, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ bad girl Paz de la Huerta is the woman to do it.

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Sunday
Jul242011

I Love Samantha but Barbarella in the Excessive Machine Is More My Style

Samantha vs Barbarella

Let’s just say that I take on more than a few Samantha jokes in an average week. It’s true that I’m over-the-top committed to motivating, inspiring and on occasion, giving us a kick in the butt in the direction of living a Sensual and Superyoung life.

In America’s post Sex and the City world, Samantha reigns as the ‘cougar’ woman, the preying mantis female who consumes, then spits out, younger men after she’s used them sexually. Even Samantha says she’s deeper than that, and Kim Cattrall just laughs at the stereotypes of sexy, older women in America.

I now see Samantha differently, created to appeal to younger women, so ambivalent about the women who preceeded them. Many daughters of America’s second-wave feminists find the idea that their mothers remain sexually active a repulsive thought — another example of our narcissism and self-centeredness.

This unfortunate attitude was front and center at last week’s Erica Jong evening, which I covered in my last post.

Has no one ever been to France or Italy or Brazil, where sexy, older women and mothers aren’t marginalized or pornified but celebrated? America suffers from a serious quality-content vision when the subject is aging beautifully.

Samantha Sex Scene Viagra Video

Moving into the dark shadows of older-women’s sexuality, I found an alternative to Sam’s infamous Viagra video — which I just now found again on You Tube. 

Viewer discretion advised . . mostly the “f-word” and lots of singing in these two videos. Otherwise, no harm done.

Samantha Talks Sex in the City

Men are hard-pressed to understand that — while I adore Samantha — I’m far more “connected” than she is. When I listen to talk about sex — my sexual world, as described by women like Molly Jong-Fast and her friends Julie Klam and Karen Abbott, it’s not the world I’ve lived in, not that of Molly’s mother Erica Jong.

I do not pick up men like stray cats and never have, even though it’s as easy as eating apple pie. In our country a woman with a strong love of quality sex is still more likely to be considered a whore, than a responsible woman who embraces a positive sexuality.

While I support Erica Jong’s lifestyle because I refuse to criticize a trailblazer, this is not my life ever. Moral-majority America wants to cast sex-positive women as harlots. I have always been circumspect in the bedroom, committed to intimacy as a life-enhancer.

If you’re looking for a real-deal Samantha, American-media style, or Erica Jong’s sexual soul sister, I’m probably not your woman … much as I love Kim Cattrall and Erica Jong.

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: (L-R) Grace Hightower, Naomi Campbell, actress Jane Fonda and Afef Jnifen walk the runway at the Fashion For Relief at Forville market during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Defending Jane Fonda

In the last two months I’ve been aggressively dragged into my past life as a feminist and political activist, trying to make sense of Molly Jong-Fast’s comments about feminism being a luxury women’s issue and her allegations that the world’s women have enough rights.

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Thursday
Jul212011

Tank's Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello Capture Women's Sensual Ambivalence

Masha Novoselova | Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello | Tank Magazine Spring 2010

Just had one of those ‘six degrees of separation’ moments, going back into the archives for this beautiful Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello editorial.

My entire career, I’ve pleaded for a higher consciousness on female sexuality. Of all the ‘enemies’ I didn’t intend to fight in life, I now find myself up against the wall — not from the Republican Right, which I expect — but from the daughters of America’s feminists.

Last Thursday night I went to hear Erica Jong talk about her new book ‘Sugar in My Bowl’. On the panel were two younger women contributors to her book — which in not about ‘Sugar in My Bowl’. Erica opened the evening saying that she preferred the original Bessie Smith version of:

‘Need A Little Sugar in My Bowl’

and not the dramatically cleaned-up version by Nina Simone

In reality, Erica Jong delivered an equally antiseptic version of her stature as a feminist icon and writer last Thursday night. Erica’s two panelists Julie Klam and Karen Abbott who contributed essays to Jong’s new book ‘Sugar in My Bowl’ appeared positively uneasy about the entire subject of sexuality.

The evening was such a female sexuality nightmare that five of us women — and one supportive husband — banned together to write Big Betrayal | Erica Jong Daughters Ice Sex & Women’s Rights.

This latest, blistering essay follows my writing on statements made by Jong’s daughter Molly Jong-Fast who believes that the world’s women are as liberated as they need to be.  Her lack of empathy for the conditions faced by women around the world is staggering in scope.

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Wednesday
May042011

Candice Swanepoel's 'Stringkini' Is All Tied Up for Love

By George, now they’ve got it!!!!

Friday
Jan072011

Candice Swanepoel | Akos Simon | Vogue Belleza to Victoria's Secret

It thrills me to have photographers describing themselves as having a ‘sensual style’. Now I understand the attraction.

It’s even more pleasurable when the photographer is Akos Simon, and the images are of Candice Swanepoel, quickly becoming the ‘sensual model of the moment’ in her role as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and fronting today the cover of GQ UK’s V.Sexy February 2011 issue.

Akos Simon is so pleased for Candice’s success, perhaps flowering in some small way after showing these images of the then unknown Candice, shot in May 2006 and picked up by Vogue Belleza in the July 2006 issue, to the group creative director at Victoria’s Secret.

The modest photographer is confident that these images of Candice Swanepoel got her in front of Ed Razek and Company at VS.

He describes her as “very sweet and totally down to earth”, not the first time I’ve heard Candice Swanepoel described in this way. “She really knew how to move in water,” says Akos ” … and that’s not easy.”

I’m a huge Candice fan; so is Mario Testino who believes that Candice is ready to spread her own model wings in a significant fashion model flight path. We love her elegance, grace and sensual beauty, combined with a total comfort of her own skin and nude body.

The Russell James images of Candice for VS are spectacular and she radiates class and seduction in the new GQ UK editorial.

Candice Swanepoel is the epitome of what I call New Eroticism: the intersection of grownup brains, beauty, expressed sexuality, and heart.

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