Monday, 6 February 2012

Inspirations: BDSM

Agent Provocateur 

**Word to the wise, this post is eeeever so slightly NSFW. Be warned!**

Okay so I have a fascination with all things BDSM (which stands for Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, and Sadism and Masochism), and its link to the fashion world. I mean, how many collections have we seen with nods to this subculture - leather, latex, cuffs, corsets - even rope.

Us women already have a fixation with bondage it seems - the more uncomfortable the better: body-con dresses, fetish type platform shoes - we naturally find things in which to restrict ourselves with. But I don't think BDSM is about restriction really - it's about discipline. I mean there's something so interesting about the straight lines, the restraint, the poise, the composure, the discipline. 
What I love is the power of it - and don't think for a second it's the men who hold all the power in this game.
  
Of course, BDSM has had a long history. From the Parisian training retreats spoken of in The Story of O (which is a fabulous novel by the way), to the writings of Marquis de Sade, fetishism has long been a fixture of literature and popular culture.
Nowadays, we have a whole litany of models and performers - Dita Von Teese who is something of a darling in the fashion world, fetish model and adult performer Skin Diamond who's pink hair and undercut makes her stand out of the crowd, the ladies favourite adult performer James Deen (if you're on Tumblr, you know exactly who I'm talking about) and there's something about seeing Princess Donna teetering around in black Jeffrey Campbell Lita's, whip in hand, that is oh so fashion.


Bettie Paige




Dita Von Teese 

 Alexander McQueen Bra and Shoes

Agent Provocatuer


The Upper Floor

James Deen (right)

Versace


The ring of O

Princess Donna


Skin Diamond

Amanda WK (left and below) and Skin Diamond


LINKS
Secretary, film

Images from Google.co.uk and Tumblr.com


Drea xoxo


9 comments:

  1. props for doing this!

    I have ditas book and its got loads of inspiration in it!

    sex shops are great places to pick up pieces ya know!

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  2. need to come back to say YOUR A MCFLY FAN ME TOO hahahah

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    1. Hahaaaa yes my friend dragged me to their gig and I loved it!! They're so good live! and yes sex shops are so good for finding great, daring pieces! And I so need Dita's book!!
      xo

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  3. The only thing I could stare at was how white some of the girls in the first picture are compared to the tan ones. lol. Great post.

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  4. Vaya post, es una pasada, un beso grande.

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  5. beautiful , sometimes funny, and Alexander McQueen shoes are AMAZING!!!!

    http://aprettylife13.blogspot.com/

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  6. Great provocative post! Although I am wishing you showed some Kiki De Montparnasse lingerie too--its so BDSM!

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    1. Ooh I've never heard of it! Thanks for the heads up, Googling now! xo

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  7. did you see the bettie paige film on the bbc the other day? xx

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