Shibari Muse & Photoshoot

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Darling, would you like be tied by Marie? 

This is a rare and very special opportunity to be a muse for world-famous shibari artist Marie Sauvage.

“Shibari restricts the body, but frees the subconscious mind. ” by Marie Sauvage

Intuitively, you’ve come to this page because you understand there is a pathway inside of you. A pathway I can help you unlock. You are curious to access a darker side of yourself, one where you can embrace your sensuality and become acquainted with a unique sense of freedom you can only feel when in ropes. Physical sensations the rope provide can provoke emotions you didn’t know were just under the surface, giving you and I insights to your psyche. This is no ordinary inner journey, and you must partake it with someone you trust. That you’ve come to me with your vulnerability is something I do not take lightly, and I see it as an honour. The intensity of surrendering to rope may seem intimidating. But I want you to know this- it’s that very intensity, of physical and psychological feeling, that is the
alchemy to transform you into your most authentic self. 

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ABOUT THE ARTIST MARIE SAUVAGE

Marie Sauvage studied art at Parsons Paris School of Art & Design. It was there she realized a fascination with the beauty of the human form in her live drawing classes. Shibari, an erotic, aesthetic practice that transforms and sculpts the contours of the body with rope, became a natural progression in expressing her appreciation.

She began her rope practice in 2017 when she met Shibari master Hajime Kinoko at his art installation at Burning Man. He invited her to move to Tokyo to work with him at his studio, and since then, she has traveled alongside Kinoko and on her own, giving performances and installing gallery exhibits worldwide..

Marie Sauvage is one of the few women who publicly performs Shibari, a Japanese art form that has been predominantly practiced by men. Her feminine approach has given the art of tying a fresh perspective, making rope feel more approachable to a wider audience, especially a female audience.  Her tying has subverted the cultural norms around rope, garnering the curiosity of people beyond the world of fetishism.

Instead of adhering to the predominant themes surrounding SM culture, she emphasizes the sensual exploration of rope as a catalytic device. In Marie’s world, there is rarely a dominant or submissive. The rigger and muse are equal participants, in a utopian space where mutual trust and vulnerability yield beautiful results. Marie does not rehearse her Shibari, lending each performance her authentic, signature flair. Her partners are often friends she invites into her rope play, and the audience participates as active voyeurs, witness to the polarizing power of their intimate universe.

For Marie, shibari is a celebration of this intimacy. By reveling in the eroticized human body, the elegant lines of rope defy the pull of gravity, transcending both muse and audience to a realized freedom. One is left spellbound in the perfume of Marie’s performance.”

Read about Marie: Purple Magazine, Pollock Fine Art, Nasty Magazine, Numero. Visit her website


ABOUT THE DESIGNER 'FIGURE OF A'
 
‘Figure of A’ is an accessories brand inspired by Japanese rope bondage - Shibari, designed by rope artist and fashion designer, Anna Kii.
 
After practising rope bondage for several years, Anna had the idea of applying the traditional patterns used for binding the body to the design of clothes and accessories, where rope has both a functional and decorative purpose. 
 
Edgy, architectural, feminine and body-aware, ‘Figure of A’ pieces function equally well as part of your everyday styling as they do as part of a fetish-heavy ensemble. It is Anna’s hope that her product’s wearability and contemporary aesthetic will help lift Shibari from the underground, recontextualising the artform in the public’s imagination as the aesthetic, sensual and consensual practise it truly is. 
 
The product range includes chokers, cuffs, handbags and other wearable body pieces, all handmade from top quality leather and custom made poly/cotton ropes. The Figure of A collection will be available and on display at the event with opportunity for a personal fitting.

Anna Kii is a rope artist and fashion designer based in London. As a Rigger, she develops a gentle relationship between herself and the people she ties sensually and slowly, playing with the senses and creating beautiful shapes to mesmerise both the model and the audience. 

Entry

£250

A ropes session with Marie takes approximately 90 minutes and includes photographs taken by Marie herself. The images are perfect as a keepsake or for sharing on social.

Available times for your session:
11am - Booked
1pm - Booked
3pm - Booked
5pm - Booked

Please email us to request your choice. 

Location

A private apartment in Chelsea. 

Timings

11am-7pm
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Take inspiration from previous models on Marie's Instagram. We suggest only your favourite lingerie.

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ABOUT SHIBARI

Where does shibari come from? Shibari is an art form shrouded in mystery, with a fascinating historical development. Since humans invented the method of producing string from botanic fiber and animal skins, binding has become an essential action of human production. In Japan, such techniques of binding have a special importance due to the isolationist foreign policy of the Tokugawa shogunate, which lasted more than two centuries. This isolationism caused Japan to delay the incorporation of advanced metalurgical technology into their country’s development. As a result, tools such as string, bamboo, and rope were integral to the process of production.

Rope on the body was first used during the Samurai era to capture prisoners and criminals, a martial art called Hojojutsu. Even today, Japanese policemen always have rope in their vehicles. This intricate form of binding evolved over the centuries to have erotic derivations, which eventually expressed itself in theatrical performances and paintings in Japan. It’s popularity finally proliferated with the internet connecting bondage enthusiasts worldwide. They thought themselves strange and unique with their rope fantasies, and now the world has realized this visceral desire to be bound is an universal yearning. Whether its for meditative, aesthetic or erotic reasons, shibari is  a powerful tool to find the pathway to one’s inner self. 

Experience Uninhibited Living,

Bisous,
Anna 

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