Luxury pleasures

Luxury pleasures has chosen to reinterpret the world of sex toys with some interesting results. Their product line is inspired by The book of Genesis, containing seven objects each for one day of the week.

On the first day God created light:

Dildo: hot wax candle made with white beeswax and silver base.

Beeswax symbolizes the virgin flesh of Christ and the Virgin Mary.

On the second day God created the heavens:

Haute couture silk blind fold from St Gallen.
The blue sky represents Virgin Mary, who is often depicted with a blue coat called maphorion. Green is also used to represent the Virgin with the Child Jesus. The red roses are a symbol of virginity. Blind fold inspired by the stole of the priest.

On the third day God created vegetation:

Hand made black ebony penis ring from Gabon.
The ring symbolizes the union between God and Man. It is made in black ebony like most Black Madonnas. These figures are associated with rites of fertility and sexuality.

On the fourth day God created the stars:

Hand-made Glass Dildo with 23 carats gold leaf.
Horn inspired by the crescent moon, symbol of regeneration. Moses is often depicted with horns symbols of strength and wisdom, which are also symbols for the Devil and destruction.

On the fifth day God created birds and fish:

Necklace for caressing and tickling; made in solid silver, pink gold and rooster feathers.
Inspired by St. Francis who talked to birds and animals, and who wore a scapular (devotional necklace made of small pieces of fabric that some priests wear on their chests and on their back on top of their clothing). The rooster feathers symbolizes the arrival and resurrection of Jesus. In medieval liturgy, priests used a broom made of feathers (flabellum) to sweep the air and symbolize the heavenly powers who supported Jesus during the night of his death.

On the sixth day God created man:

A whip hand made with human hair, silver ligatures and Carrara marble.
The marble refers to death like the altar in the church represents the Holy Sepulchre. It contains 39 braids, the maximum number of lashes in religious punishments in Jesus’ time.

The seventh day is the rest:

Hand made diary in black leather.
The diary starts with the first 7 days of Genesis written by St. Jerome, from the first printed edition of the Gutenberg Bible. It is followed by 365 pages to write a diary about your own sins and fantasies.


Statue fetish

When it comes to bizarre sexual preferences combined with excellent photography skills, Terry Richardson would be your go-to-guy. Here´s a shoot he did for Purple Magazine in february this year, with Laetitia Casta getting it on with various statues.

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Upcycle your sex life

The C-124 Cargo Bed will sure add some flavour to a monotonous sex life, the metal rings on the head board encourages engagement in spicy tie-me-down-games and its overall appearance gives off some strong secret S&M chamber vibes. The bed is designed by MotoArt, a company that specializes in converting old planes into practical furniture. This particluar piece is made out of the cargo floors from a heavy-lift cargo aircrafts; the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II.
Mattress, straps, chains and handcuffs are not included.

If you enjoy the concept of upcycled furniture but prefer to lessen the kinky vibe, then maybe the 747 Jet Liner or the Mile high is something for you:

Lana Sutra

Benetton stores all over the world will host an exhibition of sexy yarn installations inspired by the Kama Sutra. It´s cuban artist Erik Ravelo who created plaster figures and covered them in colorful wool yarns and placed them in positions found in the book of Kama Sutra. The project is a tribute to the world´s oldest book on love and erotica and what it represents; love, humanity, equality and the attention to life using all five senses.

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The end of D&G

As of next season Dolce & Gabbana will close its D&G line to merge it with the main collection line. The S/S 2012 will therefor be the brands last fashion show. Hope is by moving their most successful line it will give more strength and energy to the Dolce & Gabbana line.

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The collection is characterised by the use of twill silk foulards, which becomes the main element in the making of dresses, shirts, pants, skirts, shorts and accessories.

Loose and made more attractive by tying the foulards around the body in a sensual way. Asymmetries are created through the construction of foulards diagonally stitched together.

Twill silk, embroideries and denim applications.

Wedges entirely made of foulards. Foulard bags with golden coins to wear around the wrist.
Straw and raffia hats.
Earrings and necklaces with golden coins.

Long chiffon foulard-printed dresses, worn with Capri-style sandals decorated with golden coins.

“Kiss Sex Machine Remix” – Prince vs. James Brown
Milan, 22th September 2011

Sources; Vogue India and Dolce & Gabbana

Sexy time

I thought it would be fun to have a theme each week as insiration for my posts. Starting this week with everybody´s favorite theme; sex. 😉
My first post will be dedicated to my favorite super model of all times Claudia Schiffer. There is something so classy and beautiful about her, and the woman doesn´t age, I swear to you. She has been my favorite model since the early 90´s when I was sitting in my teen bedroom with my Elle Top Model magazines, dreaming of a more glamourous life outside my little town in Sweden.
I chose a super sexy photo shoot from GQ magazine, april 2008 issue with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (He grew up well by the way. I only remeber him as the kid in 3rd rock from the sun, then I just googled him and realised we´re the same age. Hahaha!). This shoot also really shows her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot.

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Swedish jewelry artist George Chamoun picked 10 moviestars from two different Hollywood eras and made these super cool mash up collages. I think my favorite is the James Dean/Robert Pattinson one. Which one´s yours?

Scarlett Johansen/Marilyn Monroe

James Dean/Robert Pattinson

Audrey Hepburn/Natalie Portman

George Clooney/Cary Grant

Elizabeth Taylor/Angelina Jolie