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How Venus Prototype's Bizarre Fetish Couture Brought Underground Fashion to the Mainstream//LA Weekly Article by Lina LeCaro
At 10 years old, Corinne Franco had the most fashionable dolls in the neighborhood. The East Los Angeles native learned how to sew in the factories of downtown L.A., where her entire family — all immigrants from Mexico — worked, cutting patterns and putting in long hours on sewing machines for various manufacturers. Making clothes was second nature for her, and she enjoyed the entire process, from drawing to stitching to dressing her "babies" in sweetly coordinated handmade ensembles.
As Franco got older, creating clothing became the saving grace of her adolescence, when what we wear means so much. If her family couldn't afford a trendy look, she'd simply make it herself. She soon started not only following what was in fashion but exploring outsider looks too, inspired by music, clubs and alternative culture.
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Lube yourself with silicone based lubricant before putting on your latex. Latex is made from rubber, so just like putting on a condom, you have to glide your latex on with lube. Put some lube on both your skin AND the latex for maximum glide and snug fit.
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Sunlight destroys latex. Keep out of the sun and store in a cool, dry place.
Dark latex stains light latex, especially white latex. Keep them away from each other.
Metals stain latex. Keep them away.
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Keep prints and hand painting details powdered or lubed, as it will stick to itself when dry.