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A midsummer night’s dream meets ’70s erotica

Take the flower garlands and tulle skirts and enchanted forest backdrops from any given production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the ’70s film grain, lace bralets and Sapphic sensuality of Emmanuelle, and the leather harnesses and ear cuffs of the present day. What you end up with isn’t just a surprisingly neat fit, it’s a damn near perfect one.
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Making of Angelo Marani’s Sapphic campaign: weekend watch

It’s not unusual for campaigns to play to a Sapphic angle. Angelo Marani’s fall 2012 campaign does it with two models, one clothed and one naked, the former being showered with the affections of the latter. While often such a theme comes steeped in androgynous styling, Marani’s imagery only hints at it in the contrast between the strict hair and poses of one model and…
Angelo Marani F/W '12 campaign
Angelo Marani F/W '12 campaign
Angelo Marani F/W '12 campaign

Girls only at the Treats summer house: weekend watch

If you don’t mind the retro-erotica cliche of three girls frolicking and basking in the sun at a summer holiday house, replete with Sapphic overtones, you’ll surely enjoy Joe Wehner’s execution of this video for Treats! magazine. The bodies are enviable, the natural light dreamy, and the styling of floating sheer babydolls and high waisted knickers well suited to the vintage mood.

Sapphic love in Citta Bella

The story in Dwayne Foong‘s shoot for Malaysian magazine Citta Bella is all told through the proximity of the protagonists. In the opening shot they’re across opposing sides of the room, but their body language speaks of a wordless sensuality and sexual tension. The ‘courtship’, as the photographer tags it, deepens as the shoot goes on, turning into a physical relationship. Away from the Sapphic…
Citta Bella magazine, Malaysia for June '12 (DNP)
Citta Bella magazine, Malaysia for June '12 (DNP)
Citta Bella magazine, Malaysia for June '12 (DNP)
Citta Bella magazine, Malaysia for June '12 (DNP)
Citta Bella magazine, Malaysia for June '12 (DNP)
Citta Bella magazine, Malaysia for June '12 (DNP)
Citta Bella magazine, Malaysia for June '12 (DNP)
Citta Bella magazine, Malaysia for June '12 (DNP)

Gender. But the way we like it?

There’s a problem facing autumn / fall and 2013′s fashions, at least there is to my mind. Take a look at the closing collections of this year and the opening collections of the next one and you’ll see one theme dominate: androgynous fashion. While you can follow that link for further insight, what’s ahead is not the sapphic and questionable-gender androgyny of year’s past, but…
Nadja Bender: Vogue Paris June / July 2012
Nadja Bender: Vogue Paris June / July 2012
Nadja Bender: Vogue Paris June / July 2012
Nadja Bender: Vogue Paris June / July 2012
Nadja Bender: Vogue Paris June / July 2012
Nadja Bender: Vogue Paris June / July 2012
Nadja Bender: Vogue Paris June / July 2012
Nadja Bender: Vogue Paris June / July 2012

Playful satchel

From the beaming smile to the playsuit to the colours to the hint of polka-dots, this is a look that oozes casual, relaxed, fun. But note the oversized blazer – almost a boyfriend blazer, if you’ll allow. Much of autumn / fall 2012‘s designer fashion revolves around the concept of androgyny, so pieces such as a boyfriend blazer will become common place. After all, the…
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Miranda Kerr is your housewife poster girl

Every fashion trend has its poster-girl. The sapphic and androgynous did, as did rock, but the 1950s fashion trend revival has to find its own. Or has it? For the second time in as many months, model Miranda Kerr graces a magazine’s pages transformed from Victoria’s Secret bombshell into mid-20th Century pin up.
Numero Tokyo June 2012
Numero Tokyo June 2012
Numero Tokyo June 2012
Numero Tokyo June 2012
Numero Tokyo June 2012
Numero Tokyo June 2012
Numero Tokyo June 2012
Numero Tokyo June 2012

Falling from grace

There’s a mildly dizzying physical sensation that accompanies a viewing of Nicolas Guerin’s shoot Fallen Angels. The fall is turned into a literal one by the downward views favoured by Guerin’s lens. But like any angel that’s fallen from grace there’s also a suggestion of greed or over-indulgence, of opulence and corruption – albeit a beautiful and alluring one. Marz Atashi’s styling leans towards rich,…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

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