Friday, May 8, 2009

Boudoir Fashion: Paul Seville London


If you're one of my parental figures, maybe you shouldn't read this...it might get awkward...

I've always had a bit of a fascination with boudoir tales [a polite term for S&M?]. Mind you, I'm really quite vanilla, but for some reason, in my late teens and early twenties, I became interested in literary works like the The Story of O and erotic stories by Anais Nin. I also have quite a fondness for movies like Eyes Wide Shut and Secretary. You get the picture.

I'm certain it has something to do with the associated fashion accoutrements: masks, corsets, stockings, chains, leather accessories -- what's not to like? It's not the pain that interests me about these scenarios [though that aspect is fascinating], it is has more to do with the notion of play, dress-up, and fantasy. Needless to say, when I came across a very intriguing article on Fashion 156 about Paul Seville London, I was immediately mesmerized.
Paul Seville London creates leather fashion accessories and boudoir jewelry. His collection includes such tantalizing items as: figure-hugging corsets, delicate twisted and molded leather rope belts and jewelry with knotted antique chains and ribbons. It is all so truly beautiful and tasteful that I can't imagine keeping it solely to the confines of the boudoir...
When is the masquerade ball I've been dying for someone to throw???

4 comments:

Maggie said...

How deliciously naughty! By the way, I love Secretary. It's such a sweet love story underneath.

ana b. said...

I love that wee disclaimer for your parents at the start! I remember accidentally reading a short story by Anais Nin when I was 14 - it was in one of those erotic fiction inserts that late 90s Cosmo's used to have? I was so shocked I dropped the magazine! Tehehehe - my wee innocent self!

The intracacies of some of those masks by Paul Seville is pretty incredible. The laser cuts, especially.

lostinaspotlessmind said...

Oh my... I completely agree - where is that masquerade ball??

One of those masks, or perhaps a corset, would surlye spice up my life a bit. And Boyfriend's too, probably ;)

ambika said...

Oh, I adored Secretary. It was really just a love story with a twist, in my mind. & even her non-kinky stuff was fab--very 50s with the tie-neck blouses and pencil skirts.