Franz Rehfeld (unknown)

Unfortunetely I was unable to find info on this German photographer, who was active around 1930 and produced some early fetish photos showing females, and dominatrixes, in high heels and boots. It took me quite some time to browse the web for images, and built a collection worthy of sharing here. I think I managed... Continue Reading →

Nativa Richard (unknown)

Nativa Richard was the muse for her husband, photographer Yva Richard, who's name was deducted from Natyva. (It is believed the name for Yva Richard's Company was inspired by Nativa, who's real name was Natyva. ) She was a seamstress and most likely responsible for the idea of creating and selling fetish lingerie and accessories... Continue Reading →

Yva Richard (unknown)

Yva Richard was a company created by L. Richard and Nativa Richard. Yva Richard was one of the very first fetish producers around 1930. The company started in 1913 and closed down in 1943, they were stored at Studio 9 at the Rue Pillet-Will in Paris. They began in 1914 selling costumes, women's hats, shoes,... Continue Reading →

Mistress

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... Continue Reading →

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