The female nipple is so obscene, a number of places have gone as far as to prohibit the public feeding of infants. No week goes by without some story about a woman being ejected from a locale or, at the very least, being shamed for breast-feeding in public. For a while organizers have sought to make a change, but no efforts have drawn as much attention as the makers of the TaTa Top, a bikini offered in three different flesh tones that also features nipples.
Sander Reijgers, a fashion designer from the Netherlands, takes that “reuse” part of the green living mantra very seriously. His 2009 Mama Anders collection featured a line of jackets made out of blow-up dolls — you know, the kind typically used for sex (or, face it, access to the carpool lane). “I customize existing tracksuit tops with parts of the blow-up dolls,” the 36-year-old explained. “These dolls are so ugly and vulgar that turning them into something beautiful has become a challenge for me.”
The fashion portal nss has a fun little quiz site called “Fashion or Porn,” where you’ll be served small sections of a larger image and asked to determine whether it’s a fashion ad or a porn still. I watch a lot of porn and I was surprised I couldn’t get even 20 out of 40 right on this thing. nss has effortlessly made a point that people have been trying to make for years: that fashion advertising sexualizes models as much as porn does.
Charles Seim is one of the worldâ€™s most renowned bridge engineers. But before he undertook many of the projects that would bring him to the worldâ€™s attention, Chuck, as his friends call him, was busy considering a question not often pondered by science â€” the stress analysis of a strapless gown. In 1956, Seim illustrated his thoughts in â€œA Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown.â€ Take a look at this exquisite application of engineering to a cocktail party favorite.
Ours is a culture that has for years masturbated with Hello Kitty and fan-made erotica centered around characters from Harry Potter. Ours is a culture that obsesses over shows about high-schoolers like Gossip Girl and Glee and considers the story depicted in Twilight to represent the height of true love. We’re not being reduced to children by co-opting these things. We’re not enouraging our lovers to prey on the young. We’re self-expressing. It’s okay. Everyone calm down.
We had been talking about marriage. Would she ever get married? She sent me a photo from Brazilian designer Samuel Cirnansck’s summer 2012 show, during which models strutted his designs in various stages of restraint. With no qualms whatsoever about upending the wedding industrial complex, of which he, as a designer, is a part, he strutted in with a wicked smile and festooned his models in shibari and bit gags as easily as if these were lace and embroidered details. The show caused a sensation in the wedding industry and the imagery won’t leave us alone.
The gold stylized dicks are part of a series called “Grow A Pear,” based on Ke$ha’s song of the same name, which is far more problematic, in my opinion, than a girl wearing cocks in her ears. “Grow A Pear” is the story of a girl who falls in love with a boy and then dumps him because he wants to talk instead of having sex and is vocal about his emotions. “I signed up for a man, but you are just a bitch,” Ke$ha sings.
You’ve seen the angels on the runway. You’ve bought into the idea that they’re otherworldly creatures, condemned to live among mortals and impose impossible standards upon you in revenge. Prepare to get the upper hand as Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge and Lais Ribeiro dish on kissing.