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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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.