The Maw at Figment 2015

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

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Posted by Raphael Pungin on Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Maw Debuts at the Montreal Fetish Weekend

Update March 2015 with video interview.

Twitter Photo: @saeborg
Twitter Photo: @saeborg

For many in the fetish world The Montreal Fetish Weekend is the traditional end of summer, a 4 day event where attendees from all over the world take to the streets to flaunt and model their finest of fetish attire.

So it was there that I went, slave and assistant in tow (literally) to debut “The Maw”: over 40 yards of luscious black latex draped, tucked and manipulated, creating a combination art piece, social experiment and—for me personally—a bizarre rubber session of my dreams.

The dictionary defines the word Maw as “The mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, especially a carnivorous mammal; a cavernous opening; a symbolic or theoretical center of a voracious hunger or appetite of any kind; the stomach, especially that of an animal.”

Twitter photo by @Domina_Elle
Twitter photo by @Domina_Elle

The name was more than appropriate, as for one month I was consumed by The Maw…toiling by day and dreaming of it by night. I have mulled over this bizarre rubber creation for some time, waiting the right stage for its debut.

Once we arrived at the hotel, the plan was to always be in the maw, attached and rubbery, as we let the mood of the beast flow through us. Much of the time was spent in the hotel documenting our process in videos and stills. testing its and our limits and enjoying the suite’s spacious bathroom (where we discovered, amongst over things, that three people in a maw can fit into a shower. However, it is impossible to move.)

The Maw had moods of its own. The first night we positioned ourselves in the hotel lobby, motionless and silent for 3 hours, watching the hotel guests’ reactions, which ranged from disbelief to studied cool. As we proceeded through the streets, photos were taken and questions asked and The Maw received applause and a standing ovation.

In the pool we spread out amongst the colorful balloons, floating like an oil slick on the Maw’s inflated bumps and curves. At the club we danced and encircled and consumed surprised guests in our rubbery clutches.

Since returning home a gallery has expressed interest in exhibiting The Maw, and we plan to take it for a stroll down 5th Avenue at rush hour, just to create a scene (and photos).

If you have 3d Glasses, check out these views of The Maw in Montreal from View-Master 3d Studios: The Maw in 3d, The Maw in 3d, The Maw in 3dThe Maw in 3dThe Maw in 3d

photo: @Domina_Elle
photo: @Domina_Elle

Twitter Photo: @Domina_Elle
Twitter Photo: @Domina_Elle
The Latex Maw -custom Latex by The Baroness
Twitter photo by @Domina_Elle
The Maw
Facebook Photo by Michel Laloux
Facebook photo by Michel Laloux
Facebook photo by Michel Laloux

Custom Latex Matador Outfit

Custom Latex New York City
Custom Latex Matador Outfit

This custom latex Matador outfit was made for Tiger to wear at The Texas Latex party in 2011, where I am proud to say he took home the award for best dressed latex male.

To make the the silver really stand out I bought fabric with silver designs which I cut out, treated, laid out artistically, and then finally glued in place.
The Texas Latex party is one of the best places for fabulous outfits and lots of fashion SM (the stand and model variation)An old photo we somehow neglected to include before.

Linda Fargo in Custom Baroness Latex Dress at The Met Gala 2013

Custom Latex Dress Walks the Red Carpet!

Custom Couture Latex DressLinda Fargo wears a custom Baroness latex gown to the Met Gala 2013

The Baroness’s custom punk-inspired latex dress made a stunning entrance as it appeared on the red carpet of the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Artj on May 6. Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President of the fashion office and store presentation at Bergdorf Goodman, wore this daring latex design to honor this year’s exhibition, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.” Hosted by Vogue and attended by A-list celebrities and designers, this red carpet was where the best of the best in the industry were seen and worn.

This is truly the event that lives up to my motto “Any Occasion to Dress is an Occasion to Overdress” and it was a delight to work with Linda, who really embraced the theme and “nailed it” as one of the many blogs about the event said. Surprisingly she was one of the few who took inspiration the rest settled for “nice” designer frocks.

Comments from the Blogosphere and Twitter:

  • Nadine DeNinno said in the International Business Times: “I also can’t omit…Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo from the best dressed brigade”
  • DFR: The Daily Report’s Lieba Nesis: “Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President at Bergdorf’s, nailed the evening’s punk S&M look in a black Baroness dress with silver buckles, leather gloves and a wild hairdo- she always looks simultaneously young and age appropriate- a near impossible feat to achieve.”
  • Elva I Ramirez: “Most *amazing* (and truly punk) #metgala dress came unexpectedly from @Bergdorfs Linda Fargo.”