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Julie Simone Scores Feminist Porn Awards Noms


(New York, NY) Last Friday, the nominees for the 2012 Good for Her Feminist Porn Awards were announced and Julie Simone was honored five times—for her films “Babes in Bondage 4”, “Julie Simone Is a Dominatrix”, “Submissive Slut”, “Vicious Strap On Bitches” and also for her pay site, www.juliesimone.com. Julie was previously awarded an honorable mention in 2010 for her short film and pro-blowjob PSA "Cocksucker". She will be attending the awards in Toronto April 18-20.

“It's nice to see femdom as a genre finally being accepted as ‘sex positive’, a legitimate sexual fantasy and fetish vs. gender revenge,” says Julie Simone. "Last year they passed me over, so it's vindicating to come back this year with a bang."

Look for Julie later this week at Miss Rubber World in NYC on March 24th where she'll be on the catwalk for KLAWTEX and performing with contestant Lydia Lael of Vengeance Designs. Julie is also currently filming “Dominatrix Diaries”, a reality web series that will air on Blip TV, which features the stories of first time clients and professional Dominatrices—it’s every day people with extraordinary and/or wacky requests that can be humorous and can lead to unexpected adventures. The first episode will air July 9th.

All requests for interviews, appearances, magazine placement and general media inquiries about Julie Simone should be directed to Erika Icon of The Rub PR at erika@therubpr.com.

About Julie Simone

Julie Simone was the first woman to be awarded Best Rigger in the Industry in 2004. She's taught at ShibariCon, FetishCon, DomCon, BondCon NYC, Threshold, German Fetish Ball, as well as smaller community based clubs and one-on-one classes. Her talents have been showcased in hundreds of DVDs, as well as on G4TV's "Attack of the Show" and she was featured in the documentary pilot Dominatrix Diaries, which was screened at the NYC Television Film Festival and is currrently being made into a reality web series that will air on Blip TV. Her films have been shown at New England Erotic Arts Festival, Cinekink (Portland, SF, NYC, DC, Chicago, LA, Berlin), Los Angeles and Baltimore Erotic Festivals, Berlin Porn Film Festival, Cinerotic (Atlanta), Kiel Fetisch Film Festival, PopPorn festival in Rio and Uruguay, and MIX Festival, just to name a few. In 2011, she began painting and showing her work on her site www.DeconstructedBeautyProjekt.com, but Julie has received notoriety for her photography for some time. Her work has appeared in Secret Magazine, Bizarre, Fetish Photo Anthology 4 & 5, Bondage and Fetish (France), and has been exhibited in shows including The Dirty Show, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Folsom Street Fair Art Exhibit at Femina Potens Gallery and The Traveling Erotic Art Show that exhibited in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and Florida. Look for her monthly BDSM/fetish lifestyle column each month on Scene Magazine at http://www.scene-mag.com. Her previous writing credits include Boyd X, Social Kink, and the foreword for the book "Smut in Hotel Rooms". To learn more about Julie Simone, visit her websites JulieSimone.com, JuliesBitchBoys.com, SmokingTV.com, POVDommes.com and FootFetishSluts.com. Watch Julie in her Internet sensation YouTube video clip Dominatrix in Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC that has been viewed over 140,000 times—it was featured on Tosh.0, Gawker, The Village Voice Blog and VH1, along with BestWeekEver.tv, Buzzfeed and Redux. To see Julie in action, visit her trailers page, www.JulieSimone.com/trailers.

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DITA LAUNCHES THE US TOUR OF HER VARIETY SHOW "BURLESQUE: STRIP STRIP HOORAY!" ON THE WEST COAST THIS MAY WITH LIVE NATION - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

DITA LAUNCHES THE US TOUR OF HER VARIETY SHOW
"BURLESQUE: STRIP STRIP HOORAY!" ON THE WEST COAST
THIS MAY WITH LIVE NATION - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!



Dita Von Teese brings her variety show "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" to the West Coast of the USA this May. Cities include Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Orange County.

"Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" is a 90-minute revue starring burlesque's brightest star Dita Von Teese, which features MC Murray Hill alongside a brilliant cast of Dita's favorite burlesque acts. Stay tuned to dita.net for special guest star announcements. Tickets are available now at ticketmaster.com.

A complete listing of cities and dates can be seen here

Read the full press release from House of Blues / LiveNation



VON FOLLIES BY DITA VON TEESE LINGERIE COLLECTION DEBUTS AT THE 2012 L'ORÉAL MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL


Picture: Damien Pleming
Dita celebrated the launch of her lingerie collection Von Follies by walking the runway in a black lace ensemble at the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) last Saturday, March 10th, 2012. The show got rave reviews for featuring models of all shapes and sizes, and was one of the only shows in LMFF history to receive a standing ovation.

See a video clip of the show here and read more about the Von Follies debut here

The highly anticipated Von Follies by Dita Von Teese lingerie collection launched in Target stores across Australia in February, and is available online at the Target Australia Online Shop: shop.target.com.au

See the official Von Follies by Dita Von Teese commercial here: http://teese.us/2v


DITA ANNOUNCES HER FIRST
COSMETICS COLLECTION, DITA'S CLASSICS,
WITH ARTDECO COSMETICS, LAUNCHING
IN SELECT EUROPEAN MARKETS IN MAY.



Picture: Ali Mahdavi
Collaborating with ARTDECO on her first ever cosmetics collection, Dita will launch her "Dita Classics" line in selective European markets this May. The collection features Dita's essentials such as her signature red lipstick, coordinating nail lacquers, pressed powder, mascara, black gel eyeliner and false lashes to achieve the perfect cat-eye look. Stay tuned to Dita.net for more information.


"DITA'S CLOSET" CARDIGAN SWEATERS WITH WHEELS & DOLLBABY RELEASE A NEW COLOR OPTION



Introducing a new color in the limited edition cardigan sweaters, "Dita's Closet" with Wheels & Dollbaby. This retro-inspired cardigan sweater comes encased in a collectable French armoire illustrated box featuring a beautiful pin-up image of Dita wearing the cardigan. The box also includes an autographed postcard.

For a full breakdown of the sizes and how they translate to different countries, please visit http://dita.tk/wd

For further information and to purchase please visit Wheels & Dollbaby at http://dita.tk/2x




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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Debuts Three New Comic-inspired Scents At Exclusive Dark Delicacies Party

February 27, 2012 Los Angeles, CA: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL) is proud to present three limited edition scents in partnership with Hero Initiative:

• Dawn: Mourning Victory, part of BPAL’s Dawn line

• Cyborg, part of the Grendel line

• Magdalena, part of the Witchblade line.

The three scents will make their debut at a special party Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at:

Dark Delicacies

3512 Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91505

818-556-6660

All three perfume oils will retail for $26 each for a 5 ml bottle, and a portion of all proceeds will benefit Hero Initiative, the first federally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical and financial need.

Best of all, Dawn creator Joseph Michael Linsner and Top Cow Productions’ Echoes artist Rahsan Ekedal will be in attendance at the party! Don’t miss this exclusive evening to get your scents, sketches and signatures!

And fans of Matt Wagner’s Grendel will be able to pick up a copy of Hero Comics featuring a Grendel cover for a mere $1, a $4 value!

All three scents will be available to the general public starting April 4th, 2012 at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com


"As an artist, I've spent the last 20 years trying to animate the world that Dawn lives in. I am thankful to BPAL for bringing another rich dimension of that reality to life,” said Joseph Michael Linsner, who will also be Hero Initiative’s guest all weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA March 16-18.

“We love working with the Hero Initiative,” said Kathy Flynn of Black Phoenix. “All of us at BPAL are huge comic fans, so we really enjoy working with such fabulous creators, and introducing our customers to great comics they may have overlooked. And the cause is so worthwhile; it's something we all can get behind.”

Art attached: Dawn: Mourning Victory, Cyborg and Magdalena labels

Contact:
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Kathy Flynn, (818) 506-9404, Fax: (818) 506-9402
Email: wickedgoddess@blackphoenixalchemylab.com

www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Contact:
Hero Initiative

Christina Zietsman, 626-676-6354
Christina@heroinitiative.org
www.HeroInitiative.org

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information go to www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

About Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com) is a small fragrance house that specializes in formulating intriguing, compelling body and household blends that run the aesthetic gamut of fin de siecle, romance era, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian, and include pagan and mythological blends and horror / Gothic-themed scents.

Black Phoenix has several literature-based fragrance lines, including The Last Unicorn, Alice in Wonderland, and the works of Neil Gaiman, and H.P. Lovecraft.

Last year saw the release of a line of scents based on classic role playing games.

They have over two decades of experience in the field, and all of their products are hand-blended in their laboratory. Black Phoenix does not test on animals.

MegaCon 2012

February 17-19, 2012

Image Expo 2012

February 24-26, 2012

Hero Initiative Membership Drive!

March 24-24, 2012



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Julie Simone Pens New Article for Scene Magazine


(New York, NY) Late last year, Julie Simone became a featured contributor the international BDSM/fetish online magazine, Scene Magazine, and penned articles about after care, orgasm control, the stigma of strap on play and the importance of warms-ups. Her latest piece, “Overcoming Hurdles”, can be viewed at http://www.scene-mag.com/index2.php/?cat=59. Scene Magazine says they chose Julie for "her expertise as international model, domme, teacher, photographer and filmmaker, which is passed along in her personal column where she shares her thoughts and opinions while pulling from her extraordinary experience."

“I went through a phase where I wasn't writing much—I took down my e-book ‘The World of Julie Simone’ which had several years of ultra personal journals compiled and took a step back to evaluate how much of my personal life and experiences I wanted to share with the world,” says Julie Simone. “I'm enjoying this new writing gig as it allows me to draw from my experiences and share stores while hopefully enlightening or at least amusing readers. Look for a new article on the site from me each month!”

In other Julie Simone news, Porn Life Magazine, a brand new online adult magazine, recently premiered their magazine with a very personal and in-depth article about Julie Simone. The article can be viewed at http://pornlifemagazine.com/issue/march-2012/article/getting-up-close-personal-with-julie-simone. Also, look for Julie on the catwalk for two designers, KLAWTEX and Vengeance Designs, at Miss Rubber World in NYC on March 24th and in the new blip tv sketch comedy series "Dominatrix Diaries" coming soon!

All requests for interviews, appearances, magazine placement and general media inquiries about Julie Simone should be directed to Erika Icon of The Rub PR at erika@therubpr.com.

About Julie Simone

Julie Simone was the first woman to be awarded Best Rigger in the Industry in 2004. She's taught at ShibariCon, FetishCon, DomCon, BondCon NYC, Threshold, German Fetish Ball, as well as smaller community based clubs and one-on-one classes. Her talents have been showcased in hundreds of DVDs, as well as on G4TV's "Attack of the Show" and she was featured in the documentary pilot Dominatrix Diaries, which was screened at the NYC Television Film Festival. Her films have been shown at New England Erotic Arts Festival, Cinekink (Portland, SF, NYC, DC, Chicago, LA, Berlin), Los Angeles and Baltimore Erotic Festivals, Berlin Porn Film Festival, Cinerotic (Atlanta), Kiel Fetisch Film Festival, PopPorn festival in Rio and Uruguay, and MIX Festival, just to name a few. In 2011, she began painting and showing her work on her site www.DeconstructedBeautyProjekt.com, but Julie has received notoriety for her photography for some time. Her work has appeared in Secret Magazine, Bizarre, Fetish Photo Anthology 4 & 5, Bondage and Fetish (France), and has been exhibited in shows including The Dirty Show, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Folsom Street Fair Art Exhibit at Femina Potens Gallery and The Traveling Erotic Art Show that exhibited in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and Florida. Look for her monthly BDSM/fetish lifestyle column each month on Scene Magazine at http://www.scene-mag.com. Her previous writing credits include Boyd X, Social Kink, and the foreword for the book "Smut in Hotel Rooms". To learn more about Julie Simone, visit her websites JulieSimone.com, JuliesBitchBoys.com, SmokingTV.com, POVDommes.com and FootFetishSluts.com. Watch Julie in her Internet sensation YouTube video clip Dominatrix in Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC that has been viewed over 140,000 times—it was featured on Tosh.0, Gawker, The Village Voice Blog and VH1, along with BestWeekEver.tv, Buzzfeed and Redux. To see Julie in action, visit her trailers page, www.JulieSimone.com/trailers.


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Fetish Fun Returns while Winter Recedes

March is a busy month! There are fabulous outfits to be made for Miss Rubber World, (mine included!) I'm doing a latex demo at TES; hosting a Miss Rubber World meet and greet lubricated shopping/cocktail party; presenting an award at the Hookies Ball; MC'ing the Miss Rubber World competion, (where I'll present a selection of The Baroness' unique creations); as well as searching for the perfect venue for my new rubber party starting in April!!

Wednesday, March 21st, New York City: I'm presenting The Joy of Latex at TES! I will escort you into the exciting world of latex—from fetish to fashion—through sensuality, bondage, pain, and play. Practical questions will be answered, including the proper way to slide into tight latex (hint it involves lube!), along with proper care, maintenance, repair of latex.

I will also bring an assortment of bizarre latex accoutrements—as well as some gorgeous fashion pieces—requiring both victims and models. This evening will have something for both novices and the true latex pervert! And I'm looking forward to seeing you all.

TES is located at 260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC. Doors open at 7:30 pm; meetings begin at 8 pm. TES Members and Students $4, Reciprocal Group Members $6, Non-Members $10. Additional information at www.tes.org.

Friday, March 23rd, NYC: It's our Miss Rubber World meet and greet/ lubricated shopping cocktail party and sale!

You should already have your outfits planned and tickets purchased (on sale at my boutique) before then, but if not, come and mingle, drink champagne, nibble on snacks, socialize, and receive 20% off all in-stock latex, and up to 50% off already-discounted sale items! From 7-10pm at 530 B East 13th Street between Avenues A & B, New York City. (Plan your purchases at www.Baroness.com)

Friday March 23rd (right after my cocktail party), NYC: I'm rushing off to present the Best Fetish Escort award at The Hookies 2012 International Escort Awards held at the Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd St.

Red Carpet 9pm, Awards 10pm. Additional information at www.thehookies.com.

Saturday, March 24th, NYC: Miss Rubber World 2012

This event gets better each year, the prizes are incredible, and the competition is fierce—both on and off stage—so you will need to dress to really impress (if you fail to plan ahead, be sure to take advantage of our lubricated shopping cocktail party and sale).

Once again I will be the MC for the evening and will also show a small collection of Baroness latex fashions. People travel for this event and it's great for latex people-watching!

Enjoy!