The Opening Night Fetish Fashion Extravaganza Opens The 13th Annual NY FETISH MARATHON

Submission_Von_Gutenberg_nyc_900x550As part of the infamous NY FETISH MARATHON (celebrating its lucky 13th year in 2015), happening in the great city of Manhattan May 27th – May 31st, 2015, Von Gutenberg and Robert Frost’s Submission South Beach team-up to present the Opening Night Fetish Fashion Extravaganza.

The fun starts at 10pm 5/28@310 Bowery, NYC. A call to alternative fashion aficionados, lifestyle dress mavens (be one male, female or trans) and even just the heavily NYC socially-networked partiers are welcomed to wiggle into their very best wardrobe of Latex/Leather, Pvc/Vinyl, Cyber/Steam Punk, Goth/Punk, Fetish Glam. Featuring a live performance by the stunning Raquel Reed and music by D.J. Xris Smack! this get together will surely prove a one-of-a-kind kick-off to an entire wild weekend. Those who have been on hand the past decade of the NY FETISH MARATHON are well aware of what happens at this pre-summer couple of days and the Opening Night Fetish Fashion Extravaganza will serve as the sexy start to all the fun.

Coming off the spectacular success of their recent VON GUTENBERG FETISH FASHION BALL this past February (the first true see-and-be-scene event of 2015), Erik Von Gutenberg and Robert Frost are confident that fans and fashionistas alike will revel in the good time they will be presenting at the end of this month. Through Von Gutenberg Latex Fashion Magazine and online portal, combined with the reach of the powerful Submission South Beach, Erik and Robert present events that at once empower their lifestyle community as well as provide a not-to-be-missed good time. And that the Opening Night Fetish Fashion Extravaganza is happening at the very beginning of this year’s NY FETISH MARATHON, in the great crunchy sweet Big Apple, makes it a party you need to get yourself to!

Find more information about the Opening Night Fetish Fashion Extravaganza here.

The Von Gutenberg Ironbound Party

MenaceIMG_6188[1]Von Gutenberg Magazine invites you to come play, party and dance off your Thanksgiving stuffing on 11/29/2014. Take advantage of the long holiday weekend by celebrating with some underground fun at one of New Jersey’s most eclectic sassy spots. The Hell’s Kitchen Lounge, located in the vibrant and safe Iron Bound section of Newark will host the first ever N.Y./N.J. Von Gutenberg event. A mere 2-minute walk from N.J.’s Penn Station-18 minutes by train from MSG-this post-holiday get together will prove to be a must-attend event.

Come be part of the see-and-be-scene of this one-of-a-kind gathering of latex fashionistas and lifestylers.

The Von Gutenberg Iron Bound Party will feature:

Fashion show from local designer Vengeance Designs (

Hell Kitchen’s infamous House D.J.

Delysia La Chatte, The “Feline Fatale Of Burlesque” (

Bondage Performance

(More performers to be announced)

Come early for dinner with a live music duo at 8, stay for the party starting at 10 (‘til 3am).

Dress code: Latex and Fantasy Event Clothing

Due to the fact that this will be the first-ever Von Gutenberg party in the area and that Hell’s Kitchen Lounge is an exclusive smaller venue we recommend ordering tickets early as we expect this event to sell out. We offer tickets for $15. online up to the day before the event; if any tickets remain they will be $20 at the door. Buy tickets here.

Hell’s Kitchen Lounge is located at 150 Lafayette Street Newark, NJ 973-465-4422


As the world’s leading high-end luxury niche brand Von Gutenberg strives to empower the feminine mystique by presenting ever divergent points of view and forever championing the many artisans who work tirelessly to reveal their unique visions to the world. The Von Gutenberg portal-magazine, website, ebooks, social network-unfurls a multi-media canvas that consistently proves to the authority for consumers, fans and fashionistas with that special taste for latex couture.


Hell’s Kitchen Lounge in Newark, N.J.’s ‘Ironbound’ section is a swanky, sexy and oh-so-fun neighborhood bar/eatery/corner spot outfitted in vibrant reds, gold and tiger skin. Reminiscent of a 1950’s era Las Vegas style lounge meets the graciousness of a traditional Pub, HKL is a mere five minute walk from N.J.’s Penn Station and fits in perfectly with the eclectic mix of ethnicities of Newark’s Ironbound section, a safe enclave known for its vibrancy and safe walk-able streets.



The Unleashed New Years Eve Ball


The Unleashed New Years Eve Ball has been announced.
The party will be held on January 3rd 2015 at the Panama Nightclub Amsterdam and feature an exclusive and wild New Year party full of kink, bubbles and sparkles…what else would you expect from UNLEASHED? For those of you who have attended one of their parties before you know what fun can be had when things are UNLEASHED, for those of you who are virgins to this particular European group of kinky players, start the new year off right!
There will be:
• Full-on high energy Minimal, Hard House, Progressive, Techno, Electro, Industrial DJ’s.
• Mind blowing performances, expert domination by an outrageous hostesses, and spectacular kinky acts.
• International guests that include glorious models & mistresses.
• Various rooms and hideaways for fun during the night like sensual lounges, a “Maze of Seduction,” entertainment equipment & play areas, a smoker’s lounge, a restaurant and changing area with lockers
• Parking available.
As with all UNLEASHED parties, this get together will match partiers with dark encounters and bizarre happenings in an all together unique celebration; one is sure to start the New Year in the most extravagant way. Fusing gay and straight sensibilities with a playful and attractive crowd looking for fetish and erotic fantasies in complete freedom and festive spirit, UNLEASED invites one and all to explore their desires in 2015 and beyond.
As always…the dress code is: Leather, rubber, pvc, lingerie, cross-dress, metal, elegant (complete suit dark), fetish-glam, medical, fetish-goth, burlesque, body art, bondage, drag, cyber, fantasy, uniform and fetish steam-punk – No street clothes. And no single persons or cameras are allowed and there are no refunds at the door for non-adequate dress code.
Tickets can be bought in Amsterdam at DeMask 020-4233090 │ Mr.B 020-4220003 │Female & Partners 020-6209152 │Black body 020-6262553│Underground Fetish 020-3303337 or E-Tickets: € 30.00 (Ex-fee) & at the door € 35.00 Info & E-tickets:

The Blood Manor Halloween Haunt in NYC

outside blood manorYes, it is that time of year again and Blood Manor is opening its doors bidding you welcome…if you dare enter. From Oct. 3rd to Nov. 8th experience naughty scares, hair-raising chills and just about all the horror you can handle at NYC’s premier haunt. We have it on good authority from a personal relationship with one of the ghouls who reside at the manor that this haunting experience is unlike any you are likely to ever live through.
Yes, far and wide this season you can find yourself in a wide variety of scary attractions, from haunted corn mazes to make-shift prefab Haunted Houses to prisons converted for the month of Oct. Across the country there are scary attractions of various level of intensity, but Blood Manor is a one-of-a-kind experience where just about everybody comes to get the ever-loving everything scared out of them…and usually come back for more over the season. In fact the Manor has done so well over the years it celebrated a decade of operation this year and sees the return of daring doers each year.Stairs
A dedicated talented crew, from performers to artisans to builders to administrative staff rally together well before Halloween to bring a place like this alive…with their faux dead. Blood Manor has seen tons of men and women scurry through its rooms for ten years now, quite often enjoying celebrity visits (you never know who you might see standing right next to you screaming like a little girl!) and with “Touch Me Thursdays” and “Black Out Fridays” there are even theme nights to amp-up the thrills.
The Manor is located at 163 Varick Street, in NYC, its website here. Steel your nerve and bolster your courage for what awaits you at Blood Manor. It’s a very good time to be sure.


Sakura debuts @ DJ Chriss Vargas birthday at Pacha’s 7th Annual Voodoo Rave

This week we step aside to let the ultra-sexy performance artist/singer/model/provocateur Madam Marvelous log-in a report on what was quite the event to have attended. Yes, on the FEL space here at Von Gutenberg we try to illuminate you to what is happening across the world. Be it a latex fashion show, an alternative underground get-to-gether, gallery showing or in the case of what follows a musical/dance pairing that sounds super hot, super fun and just all around super: the debut of dance artist Sakura at DJ Chriss Vargas’ birthday/show at Pacha’s 7th annual Voodoo Rave on Governor Island in NYC.
I’ll let M/M. take it from here:

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Colombian powerhouse DJ, producer and Pacha mainstay, Chriss Vargas celebrated his birthday at Pacha’s 7th annual Voodoo Rave on Governor’s Island this past Saturday. The only way on and off the island is via ferry, so one could say this ultra-hip gathering was truly for the committed party practicioner. Yes, the VMA’s were Sunday night, but this felt like a true gathering of the faithful then just the usual viewing by millions of video watchers and Beyoncé fans…and it certainly was.
Vargas always shares his stage with numerous entertainers, this year that sharing included having blossoming dance artist Sakura up to give a blisteringy committed debut stage performance. And committed is certainly what many in the audience were after witnessing this enchantress casting her spell and control. The crowd was with her every step of the way as she did her ‘thang’ on Vargas’ “I Control You (Voodoo)” and “Dirty Wonderland”. Even in this dark themed evilicious event, the light of Sakura shone brightly, demonstrating her versatility and adaptability as an artist. In the high-energy certainly deliciously twisted hard dark beat land created Saturday (and whenever Pacha exists) for Sakura to have garnered such notice and great response is a great compliment indeed.

You’ll see more of Madam Marvelous in issue #9 of Von Gutenberg, for now though, see (and hear) more of this stunning talented lady here:
For all things Chriss Vargas go here.
And to get to know Sakura, go to Instagram @sa_ku_ra_music (photo credit here as well.)

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Torture Garden Montreal, Cirque De Boudoir’s VIII Anniversary, TEMPLE OF KINK

Torture Garden Montreal invites one and all to a one-in-a-lifetime Cirque De Boudoir celebration, TEMPLE OF KINK.
Cirque De Boudoir’s VIII Anniversary will take the form of a grand fetish get together “TEMPLE OF KINK” on 9/12 at the Appollon.

This event is a ‘sound the trumpet’s call’ for clear debouched kink theme happenings presented in Montreal over eight years by this most lifestyle of groups. The Apollon (145o Ste-Catherine East) is one of the city’s best clubs (it actually used to be a post office!) and is nicknamed ‘The temple’ for its decor inspired by the legendary Parthenon in Athens. What better place to celebrate the near decade existence of such a unique organization.

The details are as follows:
CDB VIII – TEMPLE OF KINK will feature amazingly sexy performances & entertainment, a great DJ lineup, super hot CDB gogo dancer boys & girls, awesome sound & lighting, thematic decor, and lots of kinky fun with a fully equipped dungeon!

The festivities start Friday, September 12 at 9:00pm in EDT.

Club RUB presents “Uniforms”

Club RUB says “Attention…Get your arses to the coolest event in town.” On August 16th the infamous fetish group will hold a “Uniform-themed” party (from 10:30 to 4am) at The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD. CR is calling all soldiers, maids, air hosts and hostess, sailors, nurses (you get the idea) to come one come all to the party. Of course these are only suggestions for what to wear, they are not compulsory. One might see (or dress as) a pirate, wench or any and all fetish clothing for the Club RUB party, as partiers are always welcomed to wear. But streetwear or ‘normal’ clothes aren’t allowed.
Why would you attend a Club RUB event and not dress-up though? Come on, you know what a fetish event is all about, don’t you?
On hand at this Club RUB get together: Miss Scorpion and Goddess Cleo will again watch-over and enforce the rules of the party’s super equipped dungeon; the space is air conditioned, making The Garage the “coolest fetish venue” in London in many ways; there will be a blood red leather studded paddle given to the ‘Best Dressed’ man or woman; resident candy-girl Discotits will have her delicious tit-bits on show (per usual); DJ’s Rob Parish & Peter Andrews (Dirty Minds) will be spinning the best in house music.
You can follow Club RUB on Twitter or Facebook. Club RUB also gives workshops and classes and of course presents these parties all the time; they truly are one of the main fetish social communities in the U.K.
Von Gutenberg has always supported Club RUB events here on our FEL and in our magazine. See our issue #8 here for a rundown of past events (Club RUB and others) as well as our sexy models, provocative art work, fiction, all the usual great stuff you get from us.
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UNLEASHED is at it again…actually they will be ‘at it’ in the form of a event in August (8/16 to be exact) at Panama Nightclub Amsterdam (OOSTELIJKE HANDELSKADE 4, AMSTERDAM). From 22:00 to 5:00 the UNLEASHED presents their “Summer Fest” a special edition of their usual Fetish Underground/Misbehave/Erotika, in the high elegance and decadent style that only UNLEASHED can manage.
At this event there will be three main areas for “fetishists, sinners and romantics.” Full-on high energy techno DJ’s will spin minimal, hard house, progressive, techno, electro and industrial live sets. International guests, glorious models and pro-dom mistresses will be on hand. And there will be lounges for doing all you can think to do, a maze section, entertainment equipment & play areas, the EROTIKA bizarre, a smoker’s lounge and VideoArt visuals.
Outside the club parking is even available.
For those who have never been, UNLEASHED parties are unique to the world of the naughty lifestyle scene. They fuse gay and straight with an always playful and attractive crowd who is looking for fetish and erotic fantasies in an all-inclusive, sex positive free and festive spirit. As always with UNLEASED events, the dress code is leather, rubber, pvc, lingerie, cross-dress, mini bikini, fetish-glam, medical, fetish-goth, bondage, drag…you get the idea of the kind of couture that’s acceptable here (there will be a host at the door who will check that what you are wearing fits for the party). Also, no single people will be allowed, it’s suggested is people come with their play partners (or someone they hope to play with) and even mostly leave with them.
Of course no cells/ cameras allowed
For the rest of the details for what will prove to be the event of the summer go to:
For something sexy to wear at this event (or any other we list here at FEL) go here:

Exxxotica 2014 Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City N.J. 4/11-13th

Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City NJAs far as lifestyle events go, Exxxotica might be one of the more livelier “lifestyl-ier.” At this point in time, there are four of these conventions held in one year and two actually end up in New Jersey (the Nov. one in Edison, where I have reported from before) and this one in Atlantic City (this year at the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino).

Autograph/picture signing and toy shopping are what most folks are into at Exxxotica. This time through in A.C. was no exception. Old friends like Rubberdoll (one of the show’s sponsors actually) and our good friend, Von Gutenberg Magazine contributor now two issues in a row (and I am sure many more to come) artist Fang Ling Lee had their spots on the floor respectively. Fang regaled me of her time away in Las Vegas working on the independent film The Red Man (see here) and how she got our issue #8 with Megan Massacre on the cover in quite a few scenes of that film!

Overall I’d say the evident change in the business Exxxotica reveals (and one could argue all businesses) is that if you are not online you are not anywhere these days. As VHS tape managed a “video-killed-the-radio-star” death knell to 8- millimeter so it seems streaming content (no matter what that content happens to be) is ‘killing’ the tried and true paradigms.

But at Exxxotica it was still a happy fan-based fun crowd ready to enjoy their alternative pursuits, take pictures of models, marvel over Rubberdoll in all her finery (or take home a picture of her modeling latex or close to nothing at all) get a peek at Belle Knox (yes she was there!) or take home some toys for the spouse.

Take a peek at Megan Massacre and also Fang Ling Lee’s work in our issue # 8 and even Rubberdoll in issue #3, both available here: AppleAndroidAmazon Kindle: Print










The Labyrinth of Jareth Annual Fantasy Masquerade Ball XVII

Header2014The Labyrinth of Jareth Annual Fantasy Masquerade Ball XVII will be held on the July 4th weekend. Sprawling across the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel,
607 S Park View Street in Los Angeles, The LOJ Masquerade Ball is two nights of amazing acts, music, and art. Each night offers slightly different delectable performances and themes binding stories within the Royal Court of the party’s setting. Revelers come once again to this gathering of faere, king, queen and courier to indulge their senses, enjoy gazing upon (and revealing) in the most amazing costumes and dance the night away.

Dreams are well protected in the labyrinth.

Included in the fun, those attending the Masquerade might avail themselves of:

  • The Biltmore Hotel Exclusive. Stay in luxury for the masquerade and leave your worries behind. Complete your experience with a stay at the Millennium Biltmore, one of the finest hotels in Los Angeles. Discounted room rates of $135 per night are offered for those who wish to enjoy the comforts of this elaborate hotel so near the Masquerade. Free shuttles run from the hotel to the venue, so gather with your costume and relax in a luxurious ride to the Royal Court. Book The Biltmore Hotel
  • Royal Evening Tea Service. Held in the Clock Ballroom this is a time our nobles-ladies and lads both-come to sit, relax and unwind with a ‘cuppa.’ Many of the custom teas presented are made exclusively for the LOJ Masquerade. Reserve you tea time here.
  • Early Masquerade Ball Ticket Purchase. Each year sees quite the increase in royals attending the ball. Might we suggest purchasing your tickets…now. For more info, go here.

Remember, Costumes fitting the courtly theme or Masks with Formal Wear are Mandatory. Year 17 of the LOJ Masquerade is presented by Sypher.

Are you looking for a costume or just want to take a walk through the Von Gutenberg labyrinth? Come here:

The mission of Von Gutenberg is as tasteful as it is simple…to provide elegant interaction and luxurious expose for the global lifestyle community interested in latex fashion. As the world’s leading high-end luxury niche brand Von Gutenberg strives to empower the feminine mystique by presenting ever divergent points of view and forever championing the many artisans who work tirelessly to reveal their unique visions to the world.