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.
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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,…
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There aren’t too many ways of being polite in this post. So if you’re offended by the four-letter F word, apologies for the title and a recommendation to move along are coming your way. For everyone else, comes the fashion fetish film Fuck Me featuring model Karlie Kloss and directed by Ruth Hogben.
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Gone is the dark high-gloss imagery: for their latest campaign, Agent Provocateur are channelling the ’70s. With sensual French actress Mylene Jampanoi in the starring role, the campaign takes its inspiration from the erotic imagery of David Hamilton as well as erotic films Emmanuelle and The Story of O. Hence the soft, hazy light, the retro cane chairs, the sapphic innuendo.
The theme of dominant/submissive – whether Sapphic or otherwise – is commonplace enough that it doesn’t shock or create controversy. But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a good shoe fetish shoot when we see one. Featuring Anne Vyalitsyna, this editorial by Giampaolo Sgura is all about the kind of statement heels that don’t just compliment an outfit but positively make it.
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Some common threads of themes can be revisited and reinvented time and again: if done right, we’ll always be drawn to take notice. Here’s one you know: girl as boy seduces girl as girl. It’s the intrigue of a Sapphic theme magnified by the alluring confusion of androgyny. Akiss Paraskevopoulos‘ new take on the timeless plot forgoes the lingerie and lace stockings that are often…
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So typical is this shoot of Ellen von Unwerth’s style that at first I was unsure if I’d seen it before. Apparently not: apparently this exploration of sapphic fetishism is a new editorial from the fall 2011 issue of Vs Magazine. In many ways, it’s a successful formula for von Unwerth so why break it? Titled Amber vs Amber, the titular model is Amber Heard,…
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A film made for fashion doesn’t necessarily have to follow a linear story. It can be about mood and visuals and general intrigue – as this one is. Made by Daniel Deville for Kiss Me Deadly lingerie, it’s the kind of video that’s enigmatic enough to draw you in and keep you watching, even though the themes of ritual, domination and sapphic sensuality come in…
You can’t help but recognise that this is a path Tom Ford paved. Who else has been so successful at building an association between a humble perfume bottle and pure, unadulterated sex? Like Ford’s strategically placed fragrance bottles, which have found themselves intimately close to the most private parts of the female body, this shoot from LOVESEXDANCE solves the problem of selling fragrance without the…
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It’s a man’s world. Or so says Tangent Magazine by way of the headline and masculine styling of one of their seventh edition’s photo shoots. As new media titles are wont to do, it’s a photo shoot that draws heavily from the nudity and fashion fusion, offering up much of the raw edge that has largely been replaced by emotive erotica elsewhere.
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