I made these limited edition latex cat ears to support the Mayor’s Alliance. The left ear is clipped to signify that the cat has been spade or neutered. The color was chosen in honor of Hamlet, the famous resident cat at the Algonquin Hotel, which hosts annual benefits for the Alliance.
The first photo above, from left to right: Becky Robinson, Founder and President of Alley Cat Allies (the nation’s largest feral cat organization); Dr. Susan Whittred, head vet at Patricia Ladew Cat Sanctuary; and Elyise Hallenbeck, Director of Development for Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. The second photo features Kathleen O’Malley, Director of TNR Education for the NYC Feral Cat Initiative, and one of their TNR Certified Feral Cat Caretakers
The short documentary film about me(The Baroness) that Isabel Faintych created has taken first place again (it also took first at the Fetisch Film Festival in Kiel, Germany, and will no doubt win still more awards), at New York’s Cinekink Film Festival, tying with Zoe D’Amaro’s short “What’s your orgasm policy?”
This was one of my favorite interviews, in which I spoke of more than the usual fetish and BD/SM issues, touching also on the business of making a living in the fetish world. Lisa, the Cinekink Co-ordinator, said this one inspired her to create to the grouping of films that dealt with the business side of alternative lifestyles.
After the screening there was a short question-and-answer session, where I learned more about the other entries. Congratulations to all of them, to Isabel, to Lisa for a great film festival, and to everyone who supported the event!
I am delighted to announce that my bizarre rubber creation “The Maw”, which won 2nd place in the “open” category at the International World of Wearable Art competition last September, is now on display at the WOW Museum in Nelson, NZ. It is strange to see it from the outside (I’m usually inside), and the compact configuration in which they present it. But if you should find yourself in the south island of New Zealand, do look it up.
A highly-illustrated (including a balloon party photo from my Fetish Retinue) article based on an interview with author Katharine Gates about some of the kinks discussed in her new book, Deviant Desires: A Tour of the Erotic Edge, available now.
“Balloons combine the touchy-feely and smelly power of latex with the excitement of growth and the fear of explosions. Balloon fans may enjoy watching their partners orally inflate them, or they may want to pop the balloons in a variety of ways using other core kinks such as cigarettes or feet. Partner play can involve bouncing on large balloons.”