CLAUDE Play Packs now distributed at Max Black!

August 27th, 2014

Max Black and Claude have joined forces to bring free kinky play packs directly to women who play with other women. Is that you? Next time you visit Max Black you can pick one up!

Max Black is stocked with play packs which have lube, condoms, gloves, cleaning product for toys and surfaces and of course no kit would be complete without some info about safe sex, looking after yourself, your partners and your toys. Blood play packs are also available with the same contents as the above kit and also a sharps disposal bin, alcohol swabs, needle tips, cotton wool balls and of course we’d never distribute this kind of stuff without some information about how to keep yourself safe and free from blood borne viruses.

If you can’t make it in to Max Black but you’re a woman from NSW you can order your free play pack on the Claude website (www.iloveclaude.com). While you’re there check out the badass site which celebrates women into kink, defiance, art and sex.

Claude is pumped full of all the good stuff – music, bravery, health info, free stuff, videos, interviews and everything that sits on the edge. One more thrust and Claude would burst!

Living luxury leather : the allure of Petra Dos Santos

August 13th, 2014

In an typical historic Berlin flat at the southern end of the Kreuzberg district, the atelier of Petra dos Santos makes its home. A sales floor, showroom and studio workshop all fit under one roof.

Petra Dos Santos

Petra Dos Santos

In 1998 dos Santos, a Stuttgart native, moved from Hamburg to Berlin and made her dream a reality. An exclusive leather workshop has been enriching the ‘city of creatives’ ever since. The metropolis of Berlin has become her great love. “I can no longer imagine moving my business anywhere else.”

Luckily for Australians with an appreciation for fine leather she has recently supplied Max Black in Sydney with an exclusive line of beautifully crafted accessories, including cuffs, blindfolds, collars, floggers and her famous harnesses. So popular is the line that the harnesses sold out within weeks and a new shipment is already in production.

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You may ask why but it only takes a caress or scent of her materials to be quickly convinced by the exceptional quality of her work and her designs.

And while some of her clients come from the fetish and kink communities many more are fashion-conscious trendsetters who cherish truly original leatherwear. Each piece is genuinely made in Berlin from toxin-free European leathers. “I always know exactly where my leather comes from, and that obviously feels much better!” the leather expert explains.

To see what is available in store at MB now please click through to maxblack.com.au or visit us in store to feel, play and experience dos Santos for yourself.

 

School of Kink – Rope Play for Beginners

August 8th, 2014

Intro to Rope Play - Mood Image - School of KinkSo you like to tie him (or her) up. What about being tied yourself? Or do you simply want to learn some techniques to take your sensual play to an all new level?

Miss Dee from Sydney’s famous Uber Services will be here to help you (and your partner if you like) explore this popular kink – and we aim that you’ll go away with the confidence to play together, or the knowledge you need to introduce your kink to your partners.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Rope safety
  • Rope Basics
  • Why bondage with rope?
  • Techniques, Tips & Tricks
  • Practicals

WHEN: Tuesday 19th OR Wednesday 20th August

TIME: Starts 7pm.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time. Running time: 90 minutes.

TICKETS: strictly limited to 16 places per night – includes play rope to work with on the night (and take home later) CLICK HERE FOR THE TICKET PAGE

New In Store – Villa Cancan Bustier & Bra by Maison Close

August 7th, 2014

Ladies & Gentlemen, may your hearts ignite – tonight, you’re in for a hot show

Maison Close, that beautifully French label for all things lace and luscious, is heating things up in the final weeks of winter with the latest arrival at MB – the Villa Cancan collection.

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Villa Cancan revisits the ambiance and dress code of the Paris cabaret, combining comfort with all the right moves. The softness of the transparent black fishnet plays on tantalizing trompe-l’oeils. Ensembles abandon themselves to complete  transparency.

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“The collection is for women who want to look sexy, but still sophisticated,” – See more at: http://thelingeriejournal.com/bridal-buying-guide/#sthash.LLqFMYRD.dpuf
“The collection is for women who want to look sexy, but still sophisticated,” – See more at: http://thelingeriejournal.com/bridal-buying-guide/#sthash.LLqFMYRD.dpuf

“The collection is for women who want to look sexy, but still sophisticated,” says Aurelie Diallo-Moore from the label. Villa Cancan is in store at Max Black Sydney this week (online soon) with two pieces – the seductive push-up bustier pictured above, and also the Villa Cancan Push Up Bra…

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villa cancan push up bra

Ooh la la!! There is even more Maison Close lingerie in store at Max Black every day, or you can see more Maison Close now at maxblack.com.au.

School of Kink – Tempt & Tease Update

August 6th, 2014

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The School of Kink is back in session next week with Tempt & Tease – Sensual Play however if you were hoping for a ticket we are now SOLD OUT! thanks to everyone who was lucky enough to get one fo the 16 places.

If you missed out – don’t worry! We’ll be bringing Tempt & Tease back soon – email us at info@maxxxblack.com if you’d like us to let you know when tickets go on sale.

Max Black’s School of Kink – School Starts August 5th!

August 1st, 2014

It’s common knowledge that knowledge makes sex better so it gives us the ultimate pleasure to announce that Max Black’s The School of Kink opens this August with three fabulously fetish workshops for beginners.

Partnering with the indomitable Miss Dee from Sydney’s home of BDSM Uber Services, the School of Kink will bring a variety of workshops to Max Black based purely on what guests at MB have been asking for. We’ve designed each new workshop to give you the most comprehensive, fun and interesting introduction to areas of kink that we all know and love (or want to love).

The first workshop events will be:

Introduction to Spanking : Tuesday August 5th at 7pm

Tempt & Tease : Tuesday August 12th @ 7pm

Introduction to Rope Play : Tuesday August 19th @ 7pm

Introduction to Rope Play : Wednesday August 20th @ 7pm

Click on a link to go to maxblack.com.au for all the details plus tickets.

MB featured on über blog couturelingerie.com.au

July 3rd, 2014

It’s no secret that Max Black has a thing for latex, and of late we’ve been developing a taste for the world’s finest lingerie too. So it’s not a surprise to our loyal fans that we’ve partnered with Berlin brilliance Tres Bonjour to bring their incredibly hot latex lingerie to Sydney – and it was one of the stand-out favourites at our Peekaboo Fashion Launch in May.

What has come as a surprise is the wonderful article our new lingerie and latex pieces helped to inspire at lingerie magazine www.couturelingerie.com.au.

The beautiful Pixie popped into MB a couple of weeks ago to run her very respected eye over our collection and introduce MB to the Couture Lingerie world. It’s a lovely article and we can only thankPixie from the bottom of our hot little hearts for the post – we love you Pixie!

See the article for yourself here and make sure you click around if lingerie is your thing – you’ll love it!

Meet Cyndi Darnell – sex therapist, teacher, lover…

June 18th, 2014

This July Max Black will be hosting the charming Cyndi Darnell for three new workshops, put together just for MB. So we thought you might like to know more about this Melbourne-based counsellor, author and educator before tickets to her workshops sell out…

The Counsellor

Cyndi is, first and foremost, a sex therapist and relationship counsellor with clients stretching far beyond her Melbourne abode. With over 20 years experience studying human sexuality here unique perspectives are the result of her very broad range of study – everything from the clinical (her qualifications include a Masters of Health Science) to the esoteric (Sexological Bodywork and Tantra).

Working with couples and individuals Cyndi aims to help clients build a sex-positive lifestyle that is a full expression of our very sensual potential.

I have always been a pleasure enthusiast. For as far back as I can remember, my fascination with pleasure and sexuality has been part of my identity. Having travelled the world extensively in my 20s in the pursuit of self-knowledge and then my 30s exploring more introspective wonders and delights, I have come to embrace the understanding that sexuality and pleasure is not something separate from our lives, but part of our lives as a pathway to genuine wholeness, contentment and wellbeing.

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Cyndi’s educational and therapeutic skills have been seen and heard across Australia on The Project, ABC Radio National, Triple J, JOY 94.9,  SMH, Cosmopolitan, Time Out and both Australian Women’s & Mens’ Health mags (among other publications).

The extraordinary Catherine Deveny is a huge supporter of her work and together they made a series of free-to-air educational podcasts about sex, pleasure and the human condition.

Cyndi was also the founder and creator of Pleasure Forum Australia , ( spanning 4 years from 2010-2013) an unfunded and independent monthly adult-to-adult sex education program where the emphasis was on pleasure and practical education, not sleaze and clinical theory.

 

The Educator

In addition to the Pleasure Forum, Cyndi has become a sought-after educator in all things sexuality-related. Her Melbourne seminars are always sold out early and Max Black is thrilled to be able to bring Cyndi to Sydney this year.

Her comprehensive and entertaining workshops on adult sexuality, pleasure, anatomy and relationships help to demystify sex and put the emphasis on pleasure (that’s what we love!). She has worked closely with some of the world’s leaders in sex-positivity including a past MB workshop favourite, author and film maker Tristan Taormino.

We love Cydni’s light and effervescent approach to education and her rather wonderful ability to bridge the world of sex from many perspectives. That’s why Max Black is proud to be presenting Cyndi in 3 workshop presentations this July…

 

Click the links above to read more about Cyndi’s new workshops and for details about tickets.

New Gallery – Peekaboo: The Fashion

May 28th, 2014

The first of three galleries of images from Max Black’s Peekaboo – a night of seductive lingerie and performance. These images showcase just a few of the looks featured on the night from Maison Close, Tres Bonjour, Something Wicked, Lascivious and Fleur of England.

 

Thank You

May 23rd, 2014

Last Night over 100 guests filled Max Black to the brim with fashionista fierceness as we launched not one but 5 European lingerie labels in Sydney. Beyond how beautiful and amazing our team, the guests, the performers and the fashion were – we felt the love and now we’d like to send a little back out into the world.

Such a successful night would not have been possible without the kindness, hard work and pure creativity of some brilliant people. Our heartfelt thanks go out to:

Bruce & Sonya at Max Black – for everything!

Shana Quinn – for the music

Robbi Frew – for everything media

Rosie Wells – back stage craziness

Kent Johnson – Sydney Street Fashion

Balder Skanstrom-Bo – Photog Extraordinaire

Our Naughty Bag partners:

Neil Duckett at Two Ducks

Sugar & Sas  |  Windsor Australia

The Models & Performers: Frankie Faux  |  Bella Louche   |  Memphis Mae

Our MC and super glam host: Angie Demaskau

And of course our new lingerie partners:

Tres Bonjour

Something Wicked

Lascivious

Fleur of England

Maison Close

 

The night would not have been possible without the efforts of these amazing individuals so click, search and support them please (we certainly will be).

 

XX Max