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Maison Martin Margiela’s SS12 runway was full of sheer light fabrics and I remember flashing on these leather-trimmed mesh and Perspex boots.  The cylindrical clear Perspex heel, the nude mesh upper has the very attitude we love with Margiela ! It has the label’s avant-garde but paradoxically some classicism too ! In store at Net-a-porter.

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What a statement here ! Christian Louboutin once again delivers an inspired and inspiring creation with these suede and patent-leather Asteroid pumps. They are set to be this season’s smash hit. No doubt the 140mm heels and 25mm platform will get you noticed if it is not for the daring gunmetal spikes and eye-catching crystals. Go for instant impact and style these shoes: you can’t go wrong with black Louboutin pumps!

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After reading this article from the NYT, I really wanted to highlight the recent trend of porn-photography to go old-fashion. No photo assistants, no special lighting, film-photography when it’s not a polaroid. Digital cameras are used only if the photos are processed in post-treatment using films from Fuji, Rollei, Kodak or other brands from the past century ! Jonathan Leder, as a case in point, prefers the polaroid and fixed 35 mm lenses. The models too go old-fashion as well as the  scenes they are shot in. Maybe this is the Mad Men effect striking again. Jonathan Leder is the creator of Jacques, “an upstart adult magazine in Brooklyn that reinterprets vintage Playboy in the age of 3-D porn and GPS hookups.” To me, he deploys much more erotism by beeing only suggestive and soft where other lurk in the obscenity. 

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