Baited breath is held in anticipation as soft skin caresses in the light of dawn. Ropes and tangled hair, unearthly vibrations raising goosebumps and sending shivers down glistening spines. What time is it? It doesn’t matter. Let time be cast away with reckless abandon. A tug of hot gripping pain, a guttural laugh, a gentle stroke and a playful smile. This is Curriculum Vitae New York, and Roxanna Dunlop is all about it.
Only a year since its inception and the New York-based label is already redefining what it means to be a lingerie brand: it’s all about sexual wellness. CV’s online shop offers kinky yet playfully sophisticated body wear, but also intimacy kits, pleasure and lifestyle items. This brand is all about building new experiences on your sexual resume, be it solo or with a partner. Using intimate sheer lace, geometric patterns, and loose washed silks, its aesthetic is undeniably smooth and sexy. With bare skin and bright eyes, Roxy had the chance to slip into some of the brand’s most sultry pieces in front of Elias Tahan’s lens at the Rose Hotel in Venice Beach, and the results are absolutely breathtaking.