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June 20, 2013
Chrissi Malberg was born in Germany, 1946, just outside of Munich. As a youth she found work as an apprentice in photo restoration, however, it was not long before she gave that up to pursue modelling. She was 'discovered' by Twen magazine, and quickly found international fame as a top model. She was the first to dawn full frontal nudity on a magazine cover in June 1969 for her original patrons, Twen. While still in Munich, Obermaier joined Amon Düül, a commune/band, there she met Rainer Langhans, he was at the helm of the German youth counter culture movement, and Uschi returned with him to his home in Berlin at Kommune 1. This was the first politically motivated commune in Germany, so in addition to her considerable notoriety as a model, she developed a reputation as a political agitator.
Obermaier was a key figure of the sexual revolution, even influencing John Lennon and Yoko Ono with her credo of free love. She is known to have had affairs with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Jimi Hendrix. Even now, her pictures show a woman at peace with her sexuality and appearance, and it is completely captivating. Her style is effortless, yet distinct and refined around the edges - her trademark waves adding the finishing touch to each ensemble. Uschi epitomized the bohemian look and lifestyle, she spent most of her time traveling, and even joined The Rolling Stones on their 1975 world tour. Please enjoy this selection of her SFW archive.
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March 19, 2016
The Berlin Jacket is a classic biker jacket from Neuw Denim. Made from soft and durable calf tanned leather, it features a belted waist, poly quilted lining and heavy duty zipper and hardware.
November 25, 2015
Recently, our friend and photographer, Anielika Sykes visited Tews Falls in Hamilton and shot some of our favourite men's Brixton, Publish and Penfield styles.
October 28, 2015
In the 1920s, pornography of any kind was completely illegal, though tame by today’s standards, ‘candid’ images of women hinting at what exists behind their undergarments was absolutely erotic. Men (mainly) would trade postcards with scantily clad women on them, most of the cards were made in France and shipped overseas, hence became known as French Postcards.
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