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Aniston Freed!

In recent months it hasn’t as much been a piece of latex wardrobe or any alternative fashion accessory that has gained trending traction across the web. As to be expected, given the end-of-year-into-the-new Hollywood award season shows, pretty much haute couture is getting the most attention. Shows like The Golden Globes, and the upcoming Oscars …

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Momoa’s ‘Guns,’ 3D stripes and ample décolletage: Fashion At The 77th Golden Globes

Although we didn’t exactly expect any latex couture across the red carpet of the 77th Golden Globes, some fashion choices are worth noting. And seeing as this was the first true Hollywood see-and-be-scene of the New Year, maybe some of the fashions revealed will point a way ahead…at least for the next few months. We …

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“Working with Latex” from Catasta Charisma

U.K. latex artist/designer and certainly a world-class educator, Catasta Charisma has released a new manual for our most favorite material, Working with Latex.  If you are familiar with Charisma’s other guides, The Compendium of Rubber Garment Making, and his manual for the ultimate latex accessory The Hood, you know this is one fashion artisan who knows well of what …

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Part 3: 2019 (and the past decade) Fashion Statements (and Questions?)

In our continuing coverage of past couture moments from 2019 and this decade, be they latex couture or not, here are some “fashion statements” and ‘questions’ both. Although we have been known to sell latex thongs, does anyone recall Boohoo.com introducing their “Basic V Neck Ruched Front Thong Bodysuit” this past year? The ‘front thong’ …

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2019 Fashions, Part 2: The Couture Relevancy Of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

Keeping with the theme of important fashion moments and trends of 2019—although this one is not about latex couture—a late-in-the-year entry is making current news. Greta Gerwig’s soon-to-be-released Little Women is being cited as much for its excellent movie story-telling as its relevant fashion. The film’s costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, has employed what is called “prairie trend” style (also …

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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: Grease Couture Redux

Although neither was wearing any latex couture, still, we can’t ignore that the costumes John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John wore at the finale of Grease iconic. In their matching leather jackets and John’s stunning (and tight) black silk leggings, when “Sandy” surprises “Danny” at the school fair at the end of the movie, she hits back at …

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Fetish Map, LondoN

We hear words like ‘fetish,’ ‘alternative,’ ‘sexy’ and ‘underground’ bandied about so often making and selling the latex wardrobe we do. Happy to be included in any person’s day-to-day haute couture, their event wear, or even some midnight bedroom rendezvous, all we care about is that people enjoy what they wear, be it latex, cotton …

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Dawnamatrix In The Philadelphia Museum of Art book “Off the Wall: American Art to Wear.”

This article elaborates on WOW’s (The World Of Wearable Art) global importance in an academic context…and quite the global importance the competition holds. Our “Foreign Bodies” outfit, which was awarded the Overall International Design Award, International Award: Americas Winner at the WOW competition in 2018, makes an appearance in the book.  Designing bespoke latex, flattered …

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Red Carpet Roundup: The People’s Choice Awards, the CMA’s, and the Latin Grammy’s.

With not even a latex accessory in the bunch; still, we feel honor-bound to report on the haute couture seen at some of the popular awards shows televised last week. Here’s a brief wardrobe roundup from The People’s Choice Awards, the CMA’s, and the Latin Grammy’s. The people populating The People’s Choice showcased a wide …

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Happy Latex Halloween

Searching far and wide for the very best celebrity latex Halloween costumes (or even just what they might have accessorized with) is always such a treat. In our last blog, we reported on Heidi Klum’s upcoming 2019 All Hallow’s creation. Through 12 hours of a public transformation, the 46-year-old supermodel revealed herself finally as a …

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Halloween Heidi (KLUM), 2019

For all of us, regular folks, even budding fetish fashionistas, the latex, lace, PVC, and all manner of Halloween styles will be unveiled tomorrow. The celebrities in our universe, though, get to it a bit earlier, most starting last weekend, Friday, 10/25. At the many see-and-be-scenes, our best and brightest were out and about Instagramming …

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NYC COMIC CON 2019

Latex couture, copious body paint, and lots of skin (male and female); once again, NYC Comic Con 2019 did not disappoint. Very much filled to the brim with cosplayers, like Dragon Con in Atlanta that we recently attended (see here), what seemed to come across loud and clear at the Jacob Javits Convention Center 10/3-10/6 …

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Bridal Fashion Week…Sans Latex

Two recent articles, one from the New York Times and one from Fashionista, reported on new bridal dresses from the just past New York Bridal Fashion Week, with not a mention of latex anywhere. Not that we were expecting something radically alternative at Bridal Week, and there is actually some cool stuff that seems to be trending presently, but one always has hope to catch a truly alternative fashion or some latex wedding couture.

WOW, New Zealand and Gemini: The Twins

For three years in a row, we have been honored to have won awards at WOW and two of those three years, the first and this last one, Ben and I traveled to New Zealand. As we have always found both times visiting, New Zealand is just so wonderful and the capital city, where WOW is held, Wellington, so welcoming to WOW.

Badass Gals: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

The action here kicks off with Quinn cutting her cotton-candy colored hair over her break up with the Joker. Seeking other ‘unfulfilled’ women, Harley Quinn amasses a gang around her; Jurnee Smollett-Bell as “Black Canary,” Rosie Perez playing “Renee Montoya,” Mary Elizabeth Winstead as “Huntress,” (‘accessorizing’ with her crossbow) and Ella Jay Basco as “Cassandra Cain.”

London Fetish Weekend 2019

Each year London Fetish Weekend pulls together the alt. fashionista, the vendor, the fetish faithful and even the curious for a safe, sane and stylist romp of those with lots on their minds and in their hearts.

World of Wearable Art 2019

WINNING @ THE WORLD OF WEARABLE ART, AGAIN!

For the 3rd year-in-a-row, a Dawnamatrix latex design has won at The World of Wearable Art. The award show/startling global fashion event was held last night in New Zealand, and we are honored and humbled to receive the Overall International Design Award, International Design Award: Americas and Avant-garde Section Third. All for our Gemini: The Twins.

Checking in with the Emmy’s, J.Lo and Margaret Atwood

Time to time here on our latex couture blog/culture alt. fashion blog, we like to check in with what celebrities and well-known persons are doing. Surely, the just-passed Fashion Weeks, the Emmy Awards, regular reality-star Instagram posts give us plenty of wardrobe fodder to comment on or expose, and this past week was no exception. Even Margaret Atwood weighed in.

Savage x Fenty Premiers on Amazon Prime

Although we all certainly love or latex couture, one might not miss seeing our most favorite material in all that Rihanna gives us with her new Savage x Fenty collection. At the recent New York Fashion Week, Rihanna presented a dance-led show for her fashion line at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.