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The Little Red Dress, by The Baroness

The Baroness reads “The Little Red Dress”

 

Three authors read their own work to a local audience in an East Village garden on Sept 11. The Baroness read “The Little Red Dress”: her own story of the latex dress that changed her life.

If you watch local TV in the New York City area, you might see our 15 second commercial. Or you can just watch it on YouTube…

Mistakenly referred to as a “lingerie shop”, my boutique is otherwise nicely represented in this article in The Gothamist featuring nine unique and specialized NYC shops. Worth a look.

The Baroness Boutique featured in The Gothamist's Best Niche Stores in NYC

The Maw made an appearance at Figment 2015, on Governor’s Island.

Our own video coming soon. Meanwhile look for us at about 1:20 into this one:

Figment 2015

Figment NYC #Figment #Figment2015 #GovernorsIsland

Posted by Raphael Pungin on Sunday, June 7, 2015

Diesel Jeans rented The Baroness’ transparent sucky bed for an in -store installation and commercial. I wonder what all the models thought? Very Kinky!

Our Sucky Bed in a new Diesel video:

The Baroness' Fetish Retinue Party, NYC

The Baroness will host a special Fetish Retinue party on June 1—the grand finale party of the 2014 New York Fetish Marathon. Click image to enlarge.

I’ll return to Bedlam on June 1 to cap off the 2014 New York Fetish Marathon weekend with a very special Fetish Retinue!

As usual, we’ll strictly prohibit blue jeans, white t-shirts, sneakers and baseball caps. The usual slideing-scale admission will reward fetish dress, especially those who dress to the extreme!

This party will be painful for some, and festive for all! Stay tuned for more details!

And for those who enjoyed our Holiday Fetish Retinue at the gorgeous Kingston Hall in December, we have finally posted photos here. Apologies for the delay!

Thursday night at the boutique we celebrated my twentieth anniversary as “the Grand Dame of Latex”. Champagne flowed, old friends appeared, and lube was liberally applied.

Friend and fetish model Jade Vixen was an instant hit in several of my new dresses and a halter top & short tight skirt. Alexis looked fabulous in the Baby Doll dress. Mr. Mahj (the cat) was particularly sociable.

Thank you to friends old and new who came to show support and have a little fun. Special thanks to glenar for once again serving as bartender and entertaining bon vivant, and to my main latex tech, Persephone, who—among many other things—baked an amazing display of delicious cupcakes.

For more information on our Twenty Year Celebration, read the press release.

The Baroness Celebrates 20 Years as Fetish/Fashion Latex Designer, Performer, and Party Promoter with Champagne and a Week-Long Store-Wide Sale.

The Baroness Latex 20 Year Anniversary

The Baroness Celebrates 20 Years as North America’s “Grand Dame of Latex”

April 20-26: 20% Discounts Online and at the Boutique

In celebration of her two-decade long reign, The Baroness is having a huge store-wide sale, both online and at her NYC boutique. Every latex design (including already-reduced items) will be marked down 20% during the week of April 20th -26th.

April 24: Celebrate with The Baroness and Enjoy Free Champagne

New Yorkers and visitors, celebrate in person with The Baroness! Enjoy champagne and 20%-off shopping on Thursday, April 24th, from 7-10pm at the boutique.

A Force for Change: The Baroness Drives Latex from Fetish to Fashion

Twenty years ago there were only three latex designers in all of North America and only one in New York: The Baroness. Beginning in a small studio in 1994, The Baroness was a pioneer, selling her latex fashions to private clients by appointment only, and wholesale to select boutiques. In 1995 she launched the world’s first online latex clothing store, at Baroness.com.

The Baroness has been instrumental in the emergence of rubber from the darkness of dungeons into the bright lights of the silver screen, high fashion catwalks and red carpet award shows. Over the past 20 years she has come to be known as “The Grand Dame of Latex”.

Early Baroness.com screenshot

Baroness.com, circa 1997

During her twenty years of exploring the unique properties of latex and its construction, The Baroness has influenced the fashion industry through collaborations with Lacoste, NYC men’s wear designer Patrik Ervell, women’s wear designer Nourish Ferrari, and Opening Ceremony. Her inflatable straight jacket was exhibited in the Fashion Institute of Technology museum.

latex Heart Dress

Ana Evans in the new Heart Dress

The Baroness’ haute couture designs have made her the go-to designer for an A-list of celebrities, latex lovers, and the fashion elite, including Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo (who she dressed for the Met Gala Punk Ball); Performers Lady GaGa, Nikki Minaj, and Beyonce; Victoria’s Secret models Naomi Campbell and Giselle; actress Chloe Sevigny; downtown diva Amanda Lepore; and burlesque dancer Dita von Teese; plus many celebrities whose affection for latex remains private.

As an authority on latex, alternative life styles, and clothing and power, The Baroness and her work have been publicized in countless books and magazines including Valerie Steele’s Fetish, Fashion, Sex and Power; The New York Times fashion section; V magazine; Vogue; The Village Voice; Mademoiselle; Maxim and others. She has been featured on both HBO’s Real Sex and The Discovery Channel.

With her flair for style and artistic vision, The Baroness has performed, lectured and hosted parties, events and fashion shows worldwide. Ten years ago she expanded to her retail boutique in New York’s East Village, with a street-level store and workshop below, where all latex designs are made by hand. This woman-owned business remains the sole latex-only shop in New York.

Latex Sleep Mask doubles as Blindfold

Shown in Transparent Latex, the Sleep Mask/Blindfold is available in all of our standard colors

We’ve just rolled out seven new latex garments for Summer, all modeled by the fabulous Anna Evans: Four adorable and sexy dresses that are guaranteed to get attention this Summer; fingerless gloves (mitts) to match any latex outfit, stirrup hose, and a unique latex Sleep Mask with lace that doubles as a blindfold when you’re awake!

See all the new latex items here, or browse our entire line of Latex Clothing here.

Latex Summer Dresses

Short and Sexy, our new dresses are perfect for Summer

 

 

 

 

Sunday, December 8th, NYC: The Baroness’ Holiday Extravaganza Fetish Retinue Returns!

Where Both the Naughty and the Nice are Punished!

Baroness Holiday Fetish Retinue PartyIt’s the event of season! My Holiday Extravaganza Fetish Retinue! A party so fabulous that even the super sexy latex Mrs. Clause and a bevy of her shiny red and green elves are taking time from their busy schedules for festive cheer!

Yuletide revelry includes decorating the human Christmas tree; bondage gift wrapping; candy canings; and being hung with care on Master Vito’s suspension rig! So pack a sack full of toys and find out just who’s been naughty or nice!

Sunday, December 8th at Kingston Hall, 149 2nd Ave. (between 9th and 10th Streets, NYC), upstairs. Doors open at 9 pm.

Dress code suggestions: Santas, elves, reindeer, latex, leather, feathers, formal, fantasy, furs, and fabulous!

Free admission for the festive! $10 in full fetish, $20 in all black, $50 in street clothes. Absolutely no blue jeans, sneakers, white t-shirts, or baseball hats allowed!

Of course there’s more:

Monday, December 9: One-Day-Only Online Store-Wide Sale

20% off EVERYTHING in our online store, with FREE SHIPPING!

For those who can’t make it in person to my Annual Lubricated Shopping Holiday Cocktail Party and Sale (see below) or like to prepared further in advance, this is your chance to shop online at 20% off while also saving on shipping! No need to do anything….just shop. The 20% discount will be applied at checkout, December 9 only.

The Latex Baroness at Macy's SantalandTuesday, December 17th is our Annual Pilgrimage to Macy’s SantaLand

We make sure Santa knows exactly what I want for Christmas! This has been a tradition for quite a few years now and apparently it’s been written about on Macy’s SantaLand blog! Here are photos from last year’s visit, when Mrs. Clause got her latex skirt caught in an escalator. Fortunately a mechanic was summoned and he knew just what to do: pose for photos!

If you are interested in being a Latex Elf or Naughty Santa for The Fetish Retinue party on the 8th or to visit Santa on the 17th, call 212 529 5964 to arrange for a fitting, as soon as possible!

Thursday, December 19th, 7-10pm: My Annual Lubricated Shopping Holiday Cocktail Party and Sale.

A tradition started 9 years ago when I first opened my boutique!

Discount Latex Shopping, Cocktails & hors d'ouvres!Come and drink champagne, enjoy tasty hors d’ouvres, socializing, and festive cheer while you shop! Take care of those on your holiday list with a Baroness latex holiday apron in red or green, appliquéd with snow flakes, bells, or Christmas trees, (perfect for home entertaining and practical too—The spills wipe right off!) Truly a unique addition to the latex aficionado’s wardrobe, as well as being a fun way to introduce the uninitiated to the joys of latex. Other great stocking stuffers are latex stirrup hose, and mitts in either opera-length or just covering the hand. While you’re in the spirt, perhaps something for yourself!

Everything in the shop will be on sale: Corsets are 15% off, 20% off all other in-stock latex, and up to 50% off already-discounted sale items…all you have to do is say the magic words: “Merry Christmas, Baroness“!
The Baroness boutique is located at 530 B East 13th Street, between Avenues A & B, New York City and the party starts at 7pm.

Other news of note:

During this past summer our workshop was buzzing as I collaborated with Opening Ceremony, producing a limited edition skirt and top in both pink and black latex, for both their many stores around the globe and their website. Once all was delivered I sat down with their blogger and spread the gospel of latex! Read about it on the Opening Ceremony Blog.

This year for birthday festivities myself and latex lovely Alexis held court At Kingston Hall a beautiful huge space with fireplaces and a wicked back room. It was an intimate affaire with good friends, fetishists, fabulous outfits, presents, jewels, and lots of champagne. Master Vito checked out the space for suspension rigs and all agreed that it was the perfect place for my upcoming (see above) Holiday Fetish Retinue party. A lovely start to a fabulous season! See photos here.

You can also see Baroness latex worn by singer Dee Dee Penny of the Dum Dum girls, in their latest video, “Lost Boys and Girls Club” she’s wearing our black short tight skirt paired with a custom kitten top, and indulging in one my favorite fetishes…latex and water! Watch it here.

Stay shiny! Happy Holidays! And I’ll see you at the parties!