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There are many things this blog will explore but there will be two main themes; human sexuality and fashion. This blog is not intended to be blatantly pornographic but will include material that some may deem as indecent. For those that are offended by alternative lifestyles or for those that are not of legal age in their country to view material of a sexual & adult themed nature, please do the right thing and politely excuse yourself now. For the rest of us please, let me introduce myself. For the purposes of this blog my name is Paparazzi and my wife / life-partner is Jade. We are fashionistas, epicureans, and all around indulgent people. This blog will be my means of sharing in our exploits and explorations. Eat, drink, enjoy and make love.

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My Introduction to Fashion

I owe my interest in high fashion to the film director Luc Besson. In 1997, sitting in a darkened theater I am looking forward to the just released science-fiction film The Fifth Element. At the time Jean-Paul Gaultier is an unknown to me, at least as far as the brilliance of what he is capable of. Perhaps I have heard the name a time or two and it rings a bell in my mind, but no other knowledge. I am enthrawled with the costumes in this movie, never before have I seen anything like them. In particular, Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg’s attire. The pinstripe high collar suite jacket, the shirt he wears while sitting behind his desk at Zorg Enterprises. The film finishes and I stay behind reading the credits to see who the costume designer is. The name rings a bell in my mind but I’m unsure of anything. I begin to look into Mr. Gaultier’s work and this is my stepping off point.

I wish that I could say I have been active with this interest ever since then. I would notice certain pieces here and there, something would catch my eye in a commercial but by and large the interest was pushed to the back of line. I think at the time I was uncomfortable with it. I loved my jeans, my t-shirts; my only brand loyalties were to Levis and Doc Martin. I was afraid to look nice, polished and refined. Metro-sexual did not exist and men who took that much pride in their appearance and clothes were generally thought of to be homosexuals. I had homosexual friends, but I didn’t want to be mistaken as one myself at that point. I cared too much what people thought. A point of irony for a generally rebellious teenager well entrenched in the heavy metal and industrial music scenes.

This all began to slowly change, due in large part to my active night life. By 1998 I was a club kid. Various chemicals were the catalytic element for the reaction which, allowed my exuberance to start bubbling to the surface. Boots were traded for outrageous statement shoes, t-shirts for velour and crushed velvet button downs. I won’t say I had a good sense of style at this point but progress was being made. I could comfortably express my taste for colors, textures and different materials in a subculture that was not going to judge or criticize so long as it was fabulous and the more outlandish, the better!  Eat, drink, enjoy & make love!

Fashion High

I have not been high in a long time.  It has been nearly 3 years since I’ve taken a pill, smoked, snorted or had the endorphin rush of spending hours on end on the dance floor, hammering it out to the cacophony of sound that was the club scene in the late 90’s – early 2000s.  It was at Last Call when I got high today, Jade and I had already been shopping for hours and the store was near to closing when we saw them; a skirt by Nina Ricci and a gown by Zac Posen.  We took them into the dressing room and I sat back in a chair unaware of what exactly I was in for as I watched jade slip out of her dress before the three way mirror.

Nina Ricci was up first.  It was as if the fit model had been Jade’s clone, this skirt was made for Jade.  A light weight material, a slight reflective quality hinting towards silk but I am not sure.  She stood before me, in front of the mirrors with her black brazier, her wedge heels and this skirt.  It framed her hips like a classic pencil skirt though the front was gathered just below the waist with two pockets providing for a sense of dimension the traditional sleek flat lines of a pencil skirt often lack.  The print was small and floral, not generally my taste but this worked.  This worked very well and I knew she must have it.  In my minds eye she is walking through the East Village, poised, immaculately self styled and owning it.

Next up is Zac Posen.  I had never seen something like this before; strapless and form fitting above the waist, it flowed down into a billowy crimson pool which fed into a slight train.  The unique aspect of this gown was that the seams were raw, frayed and the  material extended beyond where it would normally providing for a sense of unfinished creation.  Dynamic and raw.  Again, it was as if this dress had been made for Jade’s body.  I was in awe and at this moment I felt it.  My attention focused on my beautiful Jade before me, the rest of the world ceasing to exist.  Clarity; regardless of how it is, this is how it should be.

Alas, like any high there is the coming down on the back side of things.  The Nina Ricci is stashed away in the back and I very well may go pick it up when the doors open tomorrow, hoping to catch it before it goes back out on the rack.  Sadly for now the Zac Posen will have to wait.  This gown may very well be my Moby Dick, there will come a day when I will search for it again and when I find it Jade will own it.  In the mean time; eat, drink, enjoy & make love!

A New Find

My newest find.

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I love finding new things; fabulous, fashionable and colorful things.  Walking through a department store this weekend as per our usual weekend rounds we pass through the men’s department.  We both love shoes.  Often I find myself thinking it would have been much more fun to have been born a women for their greatly superior choices in fashion over men.  While I have my fetishes, cross-dressing isn’t one of them so generally speaking I spend more time admiring women’s fashion that I can envision Jade wearing than I do shopping for myself.  This particular weekend was an exception.  Not only had I stumbled upon a wonderful deal on a great watch and a Psycho Bunny button down dress shirt earlier in the weekend but Sunday, I find these loafers.  Now, initially it was the brown suede DACIO2 by Donald Pliner that caught my eye, however the store did not have my size except in these black suede ones.  I tried on the brown first and walked over to where Jade was.  It was later confessed to me that her first thought was ‘those are the gayest shoes I’ve ever seen’ but after a second or two of looking at them she really liked them on my feet.  Jade has a much more refined sense of fashion then I do, so when she likes something that I do as well I know it is nothing to pass up.  As it happened the black suede pair was on sale!  So we got them of course.  Now the funniest part of the day came when later at home we were cleaning and as things finished up I took out the shoes to admire them again.  “Just promise me you’re not gay.  That in five years you’re not going to tell me you tried your best to suppress it” and I just laughed.  I love fashion and I love color but a homosexual that does not make.  “I can’t promise you I’m not bi, but I promise you I am not gay” was my reply and we both laughed as that plays into our mutually shared fantasies.  Eat, drink, enjoy & make love!

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There are many things this blog will explore but there will be two main themes; human sexuality and fashion.  This blog is not intended to be blatantly pornographic but will include material that some may deem as indecent.  For those that are offended by alternative lifestyles or for those that are not of legal age in their country to view material of a sexual nature, please do the right thing and politely excuse yourself now.  For the rest of us please, let me introduce myself. For the purposes of this blog my name is Paparazzi and my wife is Jade.  We are fashionistas, epicureans, and all around indulgent people.  This blog will be my means of sharing in our exploits and explorations.  Eat, drink, enjoy and make love.

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