OMG! Someone nominated me for the Deep Down & Kinky Awards 2013!? For real? I don’t know what to say! So frakin ausum! THANK YOU!!! ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ Oh, and don’t forget to vote!!! ♥♥♥
I think I still might be high from the gig last night! It was frakin epic! It could be just that I don’t go to events like these very often, but they were ace!
There is no excuse for these bad cell phone photos, I really should have taken my camera along. Sorry!
And a video of 30 seconds! XD I just couldn’t stand still and I wanted to enjoy the show. ^^
And this was me, no full body photo I’m affraid (note to self: put up that full body mirror), but I also wore latex leggings and patent platform boots from Pennangalan:
My hair is a sacred mess right now. And I’m as close to hungover as you can be without drinking. (Funny fact about Mia number 42: I don’t drink.)
Last night I went to Villa Domina for the first time. A couple of friends from Örebro’s new RFSU BDSMF group recently had their birthdays and decided to have a “kiddy birthday party” themed party at Villa Domina.
It was a very inspiring evening indeed! I’ve made so many new good friends through the BDSMF group. I’ve never really felt “alone” in my kinks and fetishes, but I think I might have been a little lonely (together with Robbie). In the group, we’ve mainly had meetings to just talk freely about BDSMF themes and it feels like I’ve been freed of something that has weighed on me, or rather weighed me down. I am not a freak, this is not unnatural and it is not just in my head or for show. No, it’s not like I’ve been hiding my orientation, it is not in my nature, but there has always been something there, making me hold back on my views. I don’t want to make this a rant, so to cut it short: the group has changed me and I do not think I would have gone to Villa Domina without them. And what a loss that would have been!
This is a photo of their dungeon (photo borrowed from villadomina.se), but Villa Domina is so much more than a dungeon. I mostly actually hung out in the kitchen (where the cookies were) and it was like any other regular house party – but with leather and latex. ;D Did I try out the dungeon? My bum hurt a little on the car ride back home, you fill in the rest. ;P I am not the one to have penetration sex or even show off my genitals in public, not with any kind of audience, but a spanking now and then is ok I guess. ^^;
I’m discovering new things about myself every day and it is so liberating! Just talking about these things makes me so happy! I am all giddy when I leave the group meetings, and leaving Villa Domina last night was the same! I’m realizing now that I really can’t describe my experience to it’s right, I can’t explain what I did really, because what I mostly did was talk and listen and laugh. I am eager to go again though, and try out some more of all that gear! ;D
I also had the pleasure to meet one of the organizers; Hanna Warg. I’ve been admiring her from the shadows for a while and I must admitt I was a little star struck when we met. ^^; She has a great site and YouTube channel where she anwsers questions, mainly on transsexualism, and I happen to know that she is currently writing a book on the subject of BDSMF. Great meeting you Hanna!
I really need to get more cute latex outfits! I had a really hard time deciding on an outfit, mainly because I’ve gotten a little too big for my cute little flared skirt. But at the last minute I remembered that I made a super flared skirt from a tractor tube many years ago. I wanted to do a “gaijin-BDSMF-mix” of all those cute styles originating from Japan. It may sound like I don’t know what the frak I’m talking about, but I’d like to think that I’ve got my keis and lolitas and gyarus sorted out, last night I just wanted to do a western BDSMF fusion interpetation thingie. It was very last minute, but it was ok. I would never shoot in that outfit, the tractor tube skirt deserves a little more spotlight though! Need to shoot it soon! ;D
I never had the chance to take a full body photo, but this is my hair and make-up for the evening:
And my nails:
Quite a while ago (over 2 years actually) I wrote about rubber and latex clothing in history (other than gas masks, wellingtons and other protective clothing) on robbiesphoto.wordpress.com. I though I’d sumarise and maybe add something in a post here, just because.
When I first got interested in latex and rubber clothing, I thought it was kind of a new thing - maybe dating back to the mid 80′s or something. But – looong time ago, I found this somewhere in a remote corner of the book of faces, and saved it on my computer:
I’ve linked to the original source, but it’s a Flickr account that no longer exists… =/ But my previous notes say that the image decription said that it’s a “1909 advertisment from Overland Monthly magazine.” 1909!!!
it seems we’ve been wearing rubber for over 100 years! Even clothes of spandex are a novelty (invetnted in 1959) compared to rubber clothing. There is no evidence this was a piece of fetish clothing, something kinky or wierd. So to all the rubber sceptics out there: you go around wearing those odd novelty fabrics like spandex; I’ll keep to the traditional materials – like rubber! ;D
Now, this use of rubber and latex for undergarments wasn’t just a fad, it wasn’t something that just died out. I remember reading a post on Facebook by HMSlatex about something called Playtex – underwear made out of latex. The first garment was introduced in 1940 and it was a panty girdle made of “electro deposited rubber latex”. Read more about Playtex here and revel in these steaming hot examples of the Playtex girdle:
Now, it still didn’t die out. Clearly, there must have been a few people out there who really REALLY liked this material, because it did end up very kinky in use during the second half of the 20h century. I recognize that there could have been fetishists of protective rubber and latex clothing before Playtex turned up, but Playtex most certainly took the material from the chemistry lab into the ordinary household.
I once came across Betty LaBamba’s Flickr account! She uploaded a bunch of scans from old rubber fetish magazines, of which the oldest I can find is from 1973! Obviously, the use has at this time, very much, turned into something very kinky indeed. Just have a look at these catsuits and heavy rubber temptations:
I want to end this little “article” with a short word on the future of latex and rubber clothing. It is with great pleasure that I see this taboo stained material make its way up on the high fashion catwalks. It was once as natural to wear as lycra, well almost, somehow it turned all dirty. Sad to say! Was it too arousing to wear, was it too sexy?
I do not only enjoy this material as a sexual fetish, I really do find it aesthetically appealing, the texture and the deep shine of it. I don’t know, the best way to explain the feeling of seeing that perfect black perfect shine is, well, like looking into the depths of space. Poetic – huh? ;D
In case you missed it, on the 14th of January, I began my last year as 20-something. Haven’t noticed any signs of a crisis, but I guess that’s the thing about those signs – you never notice them yourself. XD
Anywhoooooo! I got a bunch of great stuff, like gift certificates to H&M (used for kitteh tops in previous post). And Talisman expansions from my better half Robbie!!! <3<3<3 Can’t wait to play!!! And Star Wars Lego!
Oh, and this amazing beyond words kick ass painting from Serge Birault! I could tell you so much about how this painting truly is me in a nuthsell, but it’s such a big nutshell, I’ll let the picture speak for itself. Serge, I still don’t know what to say! XD
And this is how I looked at my birthday party this saturday:
I haven’t intended for this to be solely a style blog, but I’m into that shit, so there’s bound to be some style posts.
I feel I’m a little rusty, it’s been a while – so I’m warming up with this. I had to do some shopping, since I’ve worn out a lot of my every day clothing. This is a selection of what I have bought lately:
A studded unicorn top! <3<3<3 (Wear It/Sisters Point)
A Star Fleet tee! <3<3<3 (Superherostuff.com)
Two kitteh tops!!! <3<3<3 (H&M)
This is quite a shopping spree for me, I got all this over like two-three months though.
From the 1st of January I will no longer be a temp, no longer a substitute – I will have a permanent full time position as pre-school teacher! Papers signed! I love my life!
For me, getting this position so soon in my career, and in such a good place as the school I’m working at, is a great confirmation that I’m doing something good! Both that I’m doing a good job – and that I’m doing something that feels and IS right in my life. After all – I couldn’t do a good job if it wasn’t right for me. ^^
Yes, I am a larper… Deal with it!
It’s been a long time since my last larp though. =/ I recently read a thread in the rpg/larp forum on Darkside and felt an urgent need to laaarp!!! This resulted in some nostalgic browsing through some of my old larping-photo-folders. XD
Yeah, so these are some of my old larping sins (please forgive my young self XD):
Behold! Sabah – The Black Dove!
And Dominika, Mawe (Mawezrigorna), Ferin…
I posted a sneaky photo of my outfit for the Darklife Halloween party on Facebook, but I was so pleased with the whole outfit I just need to show it off! (Yet again, crappy dark bathroom cellphone shots, sorry for that… XD)
Hoping to shoot it this summer. ^^ The antlers are part of an idea Robbie’s had for years. I bought them off Ebay (from Germany), still on top of the skull. Robbie and his father cut them off, actually threaded the inside of the antlers so I could screw them on an old diadem. Crafty! I love them for it, and I love the antlers! <3