The full influence of ‘50 Shades of Grey’ on fashion won’t be known for months. It’s reported today that ‘Twilight’ starlet Ashley Greene (featured on SN Platinum in her new GQ editorial) is a serious contender for the role of Anastasia Steele.
For today, we must be content with Ana Claudia Michels channeling Anastasia, styled by Pedro Sales in this sexual drama with strict undertones for Vogue Brazil’s November issue. Zee Nunes lenses ‘50 Shades of Grey’ in the first of many editorials that will bear this name.
I know it’s only fashion and fun, but given the escalating loss of rights of women worldwide, I’m not so amused by the trendy infactuation of American women and women all over the world with BDSM. We’re not half as liberated as we think. I wish American women were half as enthusiastic about stopping personhood amendments and vaginal probes as they are toying with the idea of being whipped. As the 40,000 women flogged annually in Sudan know well, the lash is no fun and definitely not sexy. This is the real deal, not a sexy fashion shoot. Dinner is calling. ~ Anne