An Interview with Katharine Gates, Author of  “Deviant Desires: A Tour of the Erotic Edge”

The New Book Includes The Baroness and Balloons

Katharine Gates

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.

An excerpt:

“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.”

Two out of Three Nicki Minajas wearing The Baroness latex for the latest Paper Magazine cover:

Our pink latex knickers and zip-front Bond Girl Leotard.

Photography by Ellen von Unwerth

Styling by Nicki Minaj

Full-size image and article here.

“People with Purpose”: a Do-Good, Shopping, and Social Event

Wednesday, August 30, 6:00-8:00 PM

2nd Ave & 64th Thrift Shop (1222 2nd Ave)

My friend Purely Patricia has gathered together a talented band of creative New Yorkers (myself included) and curated and styled for auction seven mannequins to showcase both us and our works. Join me and other creative “People with Purpose”, sip champagne, and shop!

I want a huge swath of latex lovers to create a sensation and help raise money for Housing Works, while drinking champagne and shopping! You can place your final bids (online bidding opens August 17th here) on this exquisite collection of eclectic designer goods while rubbing elbows with the artists.

“Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.”

More information about this event and getting involved, here.

Mozart in the Jungle star Hanna Dunne visited our shop in January for something to wear to the Golden Globe Awards (Mozart in the Jungle won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Television Series -Comedy).

Here she is in our dressing room trying on our new China Doll dress in blue ice, with a black waist cincher worn over it.

She also bought a pair of our Baroness amethyst pedal pushers which she’s wearing here to put on her make-up.
For the Golden Globes gala, she ended up with a silver bodice corset, ruby knee-length skirt and cincher belt.  Here she is at the ceremony in full regalia with co-stars Jason Schwartzman and Lola Kirke:
Lola Kirke Jason Schwartzman Hannah Dunne

More photos from the Golden Globes Awards…

Netflix Jessica Jones Baroness

Krysten Ritter with The Baroness

The Marvel comics Netflix series of Jessica Jones shot a pivotal scene for season 3 (available around January 2018) at our boutique. They completely changed the look of the window!  The star, Krysten Ritter, was delightful and posed for a selfie with me.

The Baroness Boutique used in Jessica Jones
Netflix Jessica Jones Baroness

Celebrities wear The Baroness Latex

Anne Hathaway to wear Baroness Latex in Ocean’s Eight

Anne Hathaway will appear next year wearing our heavy rubber black corset and skirt in “Ocean’s Eight”, an all-woman sequel/spinoff-of the popular heist trilogy, to be released next June. In this version, Danny Ocean’s  sister Debbie attempts to pull off an impossible heist at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala.

Baroness Latex NYC

Baroness Latex featured in “Unholy Matrimony”

Baroness Latex featured in "Unholy Matrimony"

Unholy Matrimony

A fashion editorial examining the condition of the contemporary American Family, by Athena Manolopoulos & Alex Konvsevick

My latex was featured in a spread of the book, and in prints that were on auction at the  Williamsburg event.



Katy Perry appeared on Saturday Night Live wearing a custom version (sleeveless) of our Bond Girl Latex Leotard in white for her performance of “Bon Appétit”.

I had a great chat with perJennifer for her perNYC podcast recently, where we discussed how my creation (The Baroness Latex business) is a part of New York City. Available now through iTunes here or for Android devices here. Just look for “The Baroness” on April 10.


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.