In the midst of the Fifty Shades of Grey fiasco I can’t help but put my two cents into the conversation. As many of you know, Heel Condoms launched a collection inspired in the movie. As part of its promotion, a photo shoot developed that turned out to be quite bold yet elegant…after all, it’s called Fifty Shades of Grey not Fifty Shades of Pink.
I had my good friend Ethos Rivera portray the role of Christian Grey and my nervous self to pose alongside him with sexy outfits from BellaModa Boutique. It was a very fun shoot where I was able to shine light on the Heel Condoms in a completely different way. The setting was the ever seductive Yelo Spa San Juan and there I received the fastest face surgery in the world with amazing makeup artist Gilbert Gonzalez which together with Emmanuel Rodriguez did some sort of exorcism on my hair to make it look “50 Shades” of BadAss. Needless to say that Josh Anton and his lens just made the pictures look flawless. I have to say that without the vision of Pedro Maldonado from Happening Events this would have not been possible, so make sure to get your Ocean Drive Magazine (February-March Edition) for an exclusive of this shoot.
The movie has brought an array of negative criticism for many reasons. Some women protest against its content and how it promotes abusive relationships and others apparently were expecting the movie to be Oscar-worthy (which is insane). The genius marketing behind this phenomenon has raised expectations so high that people loose perspective of what this actually is: a fun and entertaining movie to watch with some definite eye-candy. Although I must say, even with its racy nature, the movie played a conservative role in regards to showing his “goods” while Anastasia’s breasts were practically the third main character. Those voicing their opinions, forming groups, and protesting have ironically just made the movie more popular and in a way “taboo”, prompting even more people to watch it. It’s safe to say that I was ready to blow my brains out once my mom told me she went to go see it with some friends. I’m still trying to recover from that mental picture so let’s just move on to the next paragraph.
Although it is clear that Christian is the dominant and Anastasia the submissive, I wanted to go in a different direction in regards to the photo shoot. Bottom line, Heel Condoms is made for badass women not afraid to set trends and happily say she has condoms on her shoes just to get a chuckle from the guy she’s lusting after. In this shoot we see that the woman is being the dominant because that is what I want to bring out of the women that wear this product. I want her to dominate her life in whatever way she pleases and succeed at it.
Going back to what I pointed our earlier, some women are hating on Mr.Grey’s dominant role and his need to exercise control in all things. Frankly, many women (at least the ones I’ve discussed this with) are exhausted of bossing everyone around all day and are more than willing to shut down their brain, let themselves go and be bossed around in bed. Should we talk about the Home Depot stock rise?
Keep calm and wear some Heel Condoms,