Category: Fetishes

La Lingerie Moderne

Yva Richard became most known for having a lingerie brand that became famous around 1920/130 for selling fetish accessories and photos of the catalog items. In the first ten years the brand was mostly dedicated to luxery lingerie, however 1923 became their turning point for selling erotic lingerie, but also clothing, erotic accessorized and photos. Then around 1930 they set their focus on fetish and bondage accents, they introduced the use of leather and metal for producing corsets, boots, dog collars and dominatrix accessory.

They sold their products through correspondence, buyers were able to order lingerie and accessories via their catalog ‘La Lingerie Moderne’ which was edited by Ostra Studio, they also sold through advertisements like La Vie Parisienne, Le Sourire and London Life. More of the lingerie photos are available at the members page Lingerie & Diana Slip Lingerie

They were one of the very few companies  who provided innovative fashion erotic and fetish photography. Their only one great rival was Diana Slip Lingerie, based in Paris. In America, the only relevant merchant fetish accessories and photography (mostly imported from France), at the time was Charles Guyette in New York.Without knowing at their time they became a strong inspiration for the next generation of fetish photographers like John Willie and Irving Klaw. In 1950 model Bettie Page was wearing an updated version of a bra shaped cone and chastity belt created by Nativa Richard. Rumors go that La Lingerie Moderne was bought by their rival Diana Slip Lingerie in 1930, but their are no real facts to prove this. Having said this, there are photos used by Diana Slip Lingerie that without doubt came from the hand of Yva Richard, as well as from Jacques Biederer (Ostra Studio), which brings all of this back to one of the mysterious puzzles in vintage fetish fashion.

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Female Dominatrixes

In Berlin, during the Weimar period (ca 1920/1930), there were over 1500 Dominatrixes working. Other names used for Female Dominatrixes were Minettes (A common Parisian expression for independent, sexually active women), Dominas, Boot-Girls (Freelance Dominas, they attracted frugal provincial German Suitors, who were led to nearby pensions) Imagine…this was just in one city. Somehow powerfull ladies dominating men was (and still is) an arousing and attractive idea.

For some a fantasy, for others something they like to experience for real. Despite the popularity of FemDom in the past it is hard to discover images and built a collection. I did manage to built some (available for Gold Members) and just added some more photos to the page. Here is a preview for you to get an idea, members don’t forget to check out the FemDom page as well for some very unique, rare and old femdom photos.

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The love for feet and shoes

Shoe fetishism is the attribution of attractive sexual qualities to shoes or other footwear as a matter of sexual preference, psychosexual disorder, and an alternative or complement to a relationship with a partner. It has also been known as retifism, after the French novelist Nicolas-Edme Rétif (1734–1806), also known as Rétif de la Bretonne.

Individuals with shoe fetishism can be erotically interested in either men’s or women’s shoes. Although shoes may appear to carry sexual connotations in mainstream culture (for example, women’s shoes are commonly sold as being “sexy”) this opinion refers to an ethnographic or cultural context, and is likely not intended to be taken literally. Another fetishism, which sometimes is seen as related to shoe fetishism, is boot fetishism.

In fashion photography there were various photographers who shot creative, erotic and sensual shots to present shoes in a nice and attractive way. This happened from the very start of photography. Not all was dedicated to nude, erotic and sensual views were searched for by photographers and their models. One woman, for who I will soon built a page to add to the photographers collection, who I want to mention was Countess Of Castiglione, Virginia Oldini. She was better known as La Castiglione, was born to an aristocratic family from La Spezia. She was a 19th-century Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of photography. During her days exposing feet was not done, La Castiglione asked her court photographers to photograph her feet. One might wonder why, did she knew there were men who adore feet? Did she want to confront the world by showing things that were not ok to show? Perhaps we will never know.

Or what to think about photographers Jacques Biederer, Yva Richard and John Willie who perfectly understood feet and shoes were considered as aroused by some, and therefor produced these photos just to sell them. Or the photos that were taken for Diana Slip Lingerie (by Jean Moral, Roger Schall and Jacques Biederer), the purpose was to shoot catalog photos for lingerie but shoes were an important connection. Not to forget Juan Chrisostomo Mendez who captured some very personal views of feet and shoes, or Charles Gates Sheldon, a Fashion photographer.

Enjoy this special collection I’ve put together with photographs from various photographers and from the era 1880 -1950. To see more visit the memberspage.

The mysteries of vintage spanking photos

Before I started this website in 2012 I have been browsing vintage spanking photos for many years and I can tell you for sure, there are some really rare and old spanking photos to discover. This brings up the question, what was the purpose of the photo being taken? Was it solely for arousement? Was it because they could be sold (behind the counter)? Where did they find the models? Was it roleplay or were real spanking scenes captured?

I collected the most rare photos to share here, if you like them be sure to check out the spanking pages since I have a very large collection stored there.