Paz de la Huerta | Theo Wenner | Tom Guiness | Paper Magazine AOC Private Studio
X-posted AOC front page| We have two very different messages about sensuality this morning. The first appears in a wonderful editorial from Paper Magazine, and it carries a critically important message:
"Nudity is a non issue. Sex is a huge part of life. To pretend it's not is being a liar, and people who are afraid of their sexuality are suggering."
Ironically, Anne next posted Chanel's Spring 2011 ad campaign, which is very devoid of any emotion or sensuality. Intimacy -- at least between men and women -- is not a concept in Karl Lagerfeld's vocabulary.
Set on white wicker furniture, with two estranged humans, Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Giabiconi, who presumably have something to do with each other, the Chanel campaign is positively monastic and lifeless.
Spring 2011 | Proper Restraint at Chanel and Valentino AOC Private Studio
It may be time to get out Anne's scientific list of 32 reasons why sex is good for your health and wellbeing. If we can't convince people to enjoy sex as a form of responsible pleasure for body, spirit an soul, perhaps it's anti-aging effects and overall health benefits can give sex a boost in real-life bedrooms.
Givenchy’s Brilliant Riccardo Tisci Casts Stephen Thompson for Sp 2011 Campaign Updated AOC Sensually Yours
Other editorials and image campaigns from around the websites.
She Pei | Vera Wang Spring 2011 AOC Private Studio
Tamara Mellon describes her new Jimmy Choo fragrance, available February 2011, as "feminine yet empowering, with a lot of sensuality to it.". Key ingredients include pear nectar, Italian orange, tiger orchid, sweet toffee and Indonesian patchouli.
Acknowledging that she has an intimate attachment to the powerful sensuality that is the foundation of the new fragrance, Tamara Mellon put her breasts front and center in the new campaign.
"We wanted something that reflected what was in the bottle, something empowering but also sensual and soft," Mellon says of the campaign, which was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. So ... breasts! It's true: Lots of women find those "empowering."
Housed in a Murano-glass inspired bottle, the new Jimmy Choo fragrance was created by Olivier Polge of International Flowers & Fragrances and will debut for $95 at Saks.
The new Jimmy Choo visuals are much more discrete than Tamara Mellon's Interview image, lensed by Terry Richardson for Interview Magazine.
Marloes Horst, Magdalena Frackowiak, and Chanel Iman share a lovefest for Victoria's Secret Pink's Spring campaign, photographed by Ben Watts.
Betty Kourakou | Firat Kocak | Super Magazine Jan/Feb 2011 Anne of Carversville
New weekend editorials at Anne of Carversville; x-posted AOC front page
Kerri Lee Miller | Koray Birand | All January 2011 Anne of Carversville
Undress Me | Daniela Freitas | Pierre Dal Corso Anne of Carversville
The Party | Maybe More | Bruno Dayan | Flair December 2010 Anne of Carversville
Note| nudity A pastel technicolor sensory experience blooms in 'The Flower of My Secret' | La Fleur de mon secret, featuring model Milou van Groesen, lensed by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello for Numéro France #119 Dec '10.