Opulent Latex from Eustratia

Eustratia's Opulence collection, shot by Katelizabeth Photography

When most people think of latex they think of full catsuits, gimp masks, the full whack. And for some time that's the style that prevailed (and of course, there's nothing wrong with that, if it floats your boat :P). However, as latex became easier and cheaper to buy, designers began to have the freedom to experiment. 

With the recent boom of celebrities donning rubber, it has become seen as more of a creative fashion choice rather than only seen in sweaty fetish clubs. Many designers have started to experiment with the material like they would fabric, making use of the applique details and translucent or opaque rubber of all different colours.

One designer that I've worked with various times is Eustratia. Each collection she creates is better and better, as she experiments more with the rubber. I'm particularly in love with her recent collection, Opulence, as it features baroque applique and black and gold colourways.

A few months ago I took part in the Eustratia catwalk show at London Fetish Weekend.

The full line up at London Fetish Weekend 2012 - Image by Dafydd Owen


Image by Tigz Rice

 I thought I'd also feature some of my favourite pieces from the Opulence collection. These were shot by Katelizabeth Photography and feature the designer herself, under her modelling name Biomechanina and Sevensin.





Dandy Tux Deluxe: Lady Lucie Late

I'm surprised I hadn't posted these here before! I assure you I will slap my own hand. 

With The Roustabouts due to DJ the Torture Garden Easter Ball at the Ministry of Sound, I needed something particularly awesome to wear. Which is where the stunning genius of Lady Lucie came into play!

I have a real soft spot for menswear, and androgyny in general, and Lady Lucie has a few gorgeous pieces that mash-up traditional uniforms or suits with delicious latex. Just take a look at her Military Jacket or the drool-worthy Marching Band Jacket, and of course there is her Moustache lingerie set! But what I really loved was her Tuxedo bodysuit...


It was just SCREAMING to be paired with a bowler hat, moustache and sock garters, dandy style.

I also promised I'd take some shots, which I did with the aid of Markabre Charade.