Saturday, November 5

Fashion 101: F

True story: One time I went to visit a dominatrix in order to write a paper for school on the topic of "Women in Power."  It was an interesting experience to say the least and definitely opened my eyes to this whole new sub-culture that most avoid and deem a social taboo.  Seriously, when else are you going to see a grown man with a collar and a leash crawling around the floor?  Ok, don't answer that.  Let's get to today's word.


Definition: A psychological disorder of a fixation on an inanimate object, body part of feature, or sexual practice.  Fetish clothing is designed to create sexual arousal and satisfaction that can range from corsets, skin-tight rubber, gloves, and footwear, to more extreme items such as collars, bondage masks and leather harnesses.  materials commonly used in fetish gear include leather, rubber, spandex, and plastics like PVC and vinyl.

Rihanna in Rodarte
Rihanna is one of the best known celebrities to indulge in fetish wear, whether it be in real life or during stage performances.  She can be seen her in Rodarte leather cut-out leggings.

Credit: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design, Ambrose & Harris


  1. I'm a big fan of fetish wear fashion! RiRi wears it best, she's so gorgeous!!

  2. I have to admit, it can be so fun to wear. I wore it for a halloween costume one year. It was hilarious watching some guys fall over themselves to come talk to me. Well, in retrospect, I suppose that could've been more creepy than funny. Anywho, fetish wear is definitely fun though I don't have as much courage as Rihanna to wear it as daily wear!


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