Tuesday, July 27, 2010

F-suit and butterfly straitjacket photo shoot

I just came across these images from a photo shoot I did along with Mark over at SeriousBondage a few years ago, featuring a model in my butterfly straitjacket, f-suit and bondage sleepsack.

I had contacted Mark at seriousbondage.com after coming across his website, because I wanted to help out or contribute in some way if I could. I felt like he was a kindred spirit, as we both had a shared love for the same type of completely intense bondage scenarios. He set up a shoot with Mya, who at the time was available as a sub (I am pretty sure she is dominant only these days, but feel free to ask her yourself, if you dare: boundfortrouble.com). She was a lot of fun to shoot with, and very beautiful, and scary smart. We had a great time, and she looked fantastic in all the gear.

Mya was running around clucking like a chicken once I zipped her into the butterfly jacket. We were all cracking up, it was so funny! Who says bondage has to be serious all the time, right?
She also tried on my f-suit prototype, which was made of vinyl with an attached hood.
I must say, it was quite an experience seeing a real live girl wiggling around in my completely over-the-top creation. I had to pinch myself, as it felt very dream like. Sexy as hell, too.
I also got to zip her into my black sleepsack prototype, also in vinyl, with contrasting white stitching.
It zips up the back...
...and features an attached hood, with nose-holes only. Not for the claustrophobic sub. This sleepsack also has access holes where the nipples could be pulled through, but in this case Mya had just had her nipples pierced, so no pulling was happening on this shoot. =)
These vinyl prototypes come in really handy for testing out the fit and pattern design before you produce the final version in leather. It allows you to check positioning of zippers and other options to make sure your placement is correct. Here's the crotch access zipper:

I think that zipper is placed just right, don't you?She makes a beautiful package, no?
Over the years I have been fortunate to meet a lot of really cool people in the bondage world. Mark and Mya are two really wonderful, friendly, intelligent people, who I feel lucky to know - and to have worked with. They completely embrace their fetish sides, and helped me feel more comfortable with my own as well. Thanks to Mark for letting me post these images, and to Mya as well. You can visit Serious Bondage at: seriousbondage.com and Mistress Mya at boundfortrouble.com.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fetish Inspiration - InSex

Dear Readers,
I haven't updated in a couple of weeks, but I was sick for about a week then I had family in town the week after that, so there wasn't a lot of free time for me to be working on fetish projects or blogging. I'm feeling better now (thanks for asking), and the family is gone, so hopefully I will be getting back to making more regular posts.

I have been receiving lots of requests for custom gear lately, which has been great. Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement. Unfortunately, I am getting rather backed up with projects in the queue, but I promise to get to all sincere and serious inquiries eventually.

Many people mention something they've seen on the InSex site as an inspiration for something they would like me to make. I completely understand where they are coming from. PD, the gentleman behind the InSex site has really discerning taste, a great imagination, and a very talented leather crafter working for him. I have long admired the custom gear I have seen on his sites. The gear fits well, it is beautifully designed, the restraints actually work and stand up real-world use and abuse.

You just don't see these designs in stores.

His armbinder design is amazing, and not something every sub can handle. The fit is just incredible. I'm pretty sure the corset is a custom piece as well.
One of my personal favorites is the square armbinder, which laces up the back...
...with a high-collared separating zipper closure in the front. Together with the corset and hood, it's an incredible combination.
And although this piece isn't leather, but latex - it illustrates what makes PD's creations so unique. The creativity, the unique design, the fit, the intensity - all hallmarks of the InSex style.
I often think that the only other place I see restraints and bondage scenarios with such intensity is in bondage artwork or drawings. The fact that PD creates these pieces, has them fabricated and finds models to wear them - here in the real world - it's an amazing thing.

PD's older work can be seen on insexarchives and his current work can be found on infernalrestraints. Just to warn you, some of the scenarios on PD's sites are a bit extreme. Dear PD: If you ever wanted to collaborate I would love to work with you to make something cool together, but you'd have to promise not to be too mean to the poor girl! I know, not bloody likely...