Sunday, February 22, 2009

Girl Crush - Masumi Max

I'm a lover of contrast. I like my colours bright, my whites white and my blacks so velvety they melt. And so it is with my girlfriends. It isn't all Rita Hayworth and Doris Day over here, in fact Doris has nipped out to straighten the bathroom while Rita makes the Margaritas as they wait for my next guest to arrive.

Meet Masumi Max - pin up, fetish model, contortionist and fire performer extraordinaire.

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Wearing the Black Salsa dress from Pinup Girl Clothing

She has a killer style, dangerous curves and takes a mean portrait.

You won't see her sitting in the front rows at fashion week, nor will you see her splashed across the tabloids Starbucks in hand. More likely than not, you won't see very much of her unless you're into hot rod shows and mens mags. Nevertheless, there is something about her I find captivating and worthy of a good dose of Jean Paul Gaultier. Perhaps the designers showing at this years fashion week should have given Max a call and avoided the runway carnage aka the Stitt Storm. Either way, I predict you'll be seeing a lot more of Miss Max's style in the shops this season.

But if the latex and the heels are all a bit much for you there is one leaf you can take out of her book. Next time someone whips out the camera, look straight down the lense and give them a that Masumi Max stare. Killer.


WendyB said...

I like.

Shannon (A beautiful Dream) said...

Ditto WendyB! That salsa dress portrait is amazing.

ana b. said...

Honestly - "pin up, fetish model, contortionist and fire performer extraordinaire" - I would love to have that describe me.

lisadom said...

Now that would be worth watching fashion shows again for. I'm sure Gaultier would take on the suggestion. I mean if they can put Ines up there -albiet while calling her "curvy"; they could be evolving towards showing clothes on realish bodies.

I could never do that stare - as someone said on my family portrait post "people with animated faces do better with a side view" .

But you could get away with it?

harbourmaster said...

oh gosh isn't she amazing? i came across her on PinUpGirl clothing a while ago and was immediately captivated - she's stunning and so versatile!

Rhia said...

I have been fan of Masumi since I saw her in PinUp Girl Clothing quite some time ago. She certainly is captivating. The only thing I don't like about her is that I think her breasts are enlarged (atleast they look like they have been). But I suppose most men's magazine models have done that nowadays. Anyway, love her style!

Casey said...

I always love her makeup; it's so colorful!

Alternative Fashion Blogger said...

*le sigh*

Rachel Von Bunny said...

i totally agree with all of this!

50sgal said...

These seem wonderful lovely ladies. I, too, would love to be described as any of them!
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Anonymous said...

Well no wonder, I have a girl crush to with photos like these!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

I had the biggest crush on Masumi some years ago and I still think she rocks, even though she maybe nowadays is somehow a bit more'pornish' than before.
But oh my, she's got such amazing looks.

Sarah said...

I've been a fan of Masumi's for years. She's amazing!

Sandra said...

Oh god I have had a long time crush on her! Imagine the dual arousal when my husband got to take a picture with her at Mondo Lounge - LA 2005. She's stunning in real life! I'll see if I can find pics!!

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

Sweet Jesus, the Stitt Storm would have been a mild gust of wind with Masumi stomping the catwalk.

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