Searching For Victor Noir ~ Just The Right Amount Of Wrong. NSFW

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris is both world famous and fascinating.

Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

It is the final resting place of many interesting characters from Proust to Chopin. It covers a huge expanse of park like surroundings with tombs and graves enveloped in winding avenues and chemins, sheltered by giant, no doubt centuries old trees.

Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

It’s a little rundown, but charmingly so. The perfect location for a vampire movie, Pere Lachaise has just the right amount of wrong – there’s something a little decadent about this place.

When you arrive at Pere Lachaise it’s easy to find the grave of perhaps it’s recently most famous guest, rockstar Jim Morrison, because there are always fans making a pilgrimage to see him. His much visited grave is fenced in and always has fresh flowers. But it is probably the least interesting grave in the cemetery.

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Jim Morrison's Grave, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Jim Morrison’s grave at Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris

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Jim Morrison's Grave, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

The fence around Jim Morrison’s grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

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One that is far less known, but still gets good traffic, is that of Victor Noir. Victor himself was an interesting fellow, having died during a duel with Prince Pierre Bonaparte, great-nephew of Napoleon.

Victor Noir Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris

There he lies, Victor Noir

There was a public outcry, and more than 100,000 people joined the funeral procession to his initial grave in Neuilly. In 1891 his grave was moved to Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris.

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Victor Noir Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris

Inscription on the grave of Victor Noir in Paris.


Victor Noir’s likeness is sculpted on the grave itself. He of the fancy clothes, heeled footwear, cherubic curls did not come to cemeterial fame due to his handsome face though, his grave is famous and well visited because of the giant appendage in his pants.

Victor Noir Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris

The man with the golden gun, Victor Noir.

Apparently our Victor Noir was well hung, and this detail was recorded for posterity in his sculpture. Jules Dalou sculpted our Victor to make it look like he had just fallen dead in the street. With a huge bulge in his pants.

Victor Noir Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris

Said bulge has been rubbed so often by admirers that it almost glows. The rest of our resting Mr Noir is green, but his unit and his mouth glow bright bronze.


Victor Noir Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris


It is customary to rub the groin of Mr Black, and countless women have in fact climbed on top of him and kissed him too, as evidenced by his glowing, bronze mouth. But don’t just take my word for it:

The sculpture has a very noticeable protuberance in Noir’s trousers. This has made it one of the most popular memorials for women to visit in the famous cemetery. Myth says that placing a flower in the upturned top hat after kissing the statue on the lips and rubbing its genital area will enhance fertility, bring a blissful sex life, or, in some versions, a husband within the year. As a result of the legend, those particular components of the otherwise verdigris (grey-green oxidized bronze) statue are rather well-worn and shiny. #Wikipedia

Victor Noir Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris

Victor Noir’s tophat

If you are in Paris a trip to Pere Lachaise cemetery is well worth your while. Should you want to visit Jim Morrison, he is in plot number 30 off of Chemin Maison. Victor Noir is at the opposite end of the cemetery, the soles of his feet squaring to Avenue Transversale 2 

 dita von teese victor noir

Dita Von Teese and Victor Noir



Dita Von Teese’s 10 Golden Rules For Valentine’s Day Lingerie

Valentine’s day is nearly here, and honestly what says “Happy Valentine’s Day” more deliciously than sensational lingerie??


Last week published Marjon Carlos’ article Dita Von Teese’s 10 Golden Rules Fot Valentine’s Day Lingerie.
In the story the Burlesque dancer and queen of seduction, talks about what items you should have, shopping for lingerie and how to get things all steamed up for Valentine’s day.
Dita also talks about what to do if you don’t have a Valentine, because to quote Dita from the article “Seduction has nothing to do with other people, it’s all about creating your own look”
Brilliant, non?

Excerpted from the article:

A girl’s first piece should be in black lace . . .


Black lace is sophisticated, elegant, and erotic all at once, and it looks terrific on every woman. I say invest in a gorgeous set. Buy a bra that fits very well, plus two to three pairs of matching underwear, with varying shapes to add versatility to your wardrobe. The underwear needs to have double the life of the bra, so it’s smart to buy duplicates. Bonus points for the garter belt!

A corset over a waist trainer—any day!


Well, there’s a lot of misinformation about what a waist trainer is and what it isn’t, and there are all kinds of companies making these strange stretchy waist-training corsets. It’s important to look past the trendy celebrity-endorsed products—you can’t shape your waist with a Lycra corset, and that’s what they are all talking about.

Waist shaping can be accomplished with a true corset, which should be custom-made to your measurements. It is also no substitute for diet and exercise, and waist training doesn’t happen overnight; it takes a bit of time. I suggest looking to long-established corset brands like Dark Garden Corsetry or Mr. Pearl, and avoid all the new companies trying to jump on the bandwagon.

Let garter belts be your Valentine’s Day Gift to Bae.

Garter belts and stockings are the perfect thing to try! Wear them the French way: underwear over the top of the garter belt, not under. Black stockings and a black garter belt are sophisticated and erotic. Invest in good-quality pieces. I wear garters in everyday life, so the ones from my collections are very functional and made with six straps and power mesh to keep stockings in place. I have a drawerful of cute garter belts from luxe brands that are only really wearable for photo shoots, so when I created my own line, I set out to make garters that function properly. I’d say garter belts are my specialty.

Dita has some really great girl advice in the article, including this gem:

 “I always saw lingerie as a moment of beauty and luxury for myself.”

I have always felt the same way about beautiful lingerie.

Another great Dita quote: “I never put lingerie on for a man. Ever since I was a little girl, I saw lingerie as something that was symbolic of womanhood and femininity.”

You can read the full article on here

Christmas Party Makeup Tips

 I absolutely love Christmas parties! 

Or to be politically correct, holiday parties.

With party season in full swing here are some tips for the perfect Christmas party makeup.

 1. It all starts with your complexion.
Make sure your skin is exfoliated and well hydrated, and then use a silicone based foundation to give the skin a lumious quality. Powdery foundations and crushed mineral foundations seldom make the skin glow – they normally make it dull.

2. Add a little luminizer.
Run a small amount of luminizer along the top of the cheekbone and up through the temple area. They idea is to give light something to pop off, not to make the skin look glittery or frosty.

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3. Accent the brow.
Add some definition and accent to the brow, to waken the eye and add some drama.
NOTE: this does not mean do an instagram squared brow. They look ridiculous. Need a good brow model to emulate? Look at Dita Von Teese – girlfriend invariably gives good brow.

Dita gives good brow…

4. Line your upper eyelid.
A winged eyeliner is perfect for a Christmas party. Use a cream/gel formula and a crisp, precise brush to create a defined eye. Finish your look with multiple coats of mascara and some outer corner lashes.

5. Choose a matte red lip.
Offset your glowing complexion, defined brow and gently accented eye with a full blown gorgeous, bold red matte lip. 
I love blue based reds at Christmas time, such as MAC Ruby Woo or Lime Crime Velveteen Red Velvet
If you can’t wear a blue based red, use your regular red lipstick, but give it some extra depth by using a darker liner.