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This past spring I went shopping at Value Village (and my mom found a few cute things at Ross during her last visit to the US) and I was able to throw together a cute work-appropriate outfit that allows you to show off your cinched waist without exposing […]
Below is a transcription of the video above – please refer to the video for all visual guides. 🙂 Today we’re going to talk about the dimples of Venus. Girls can have them, guys can have them, older people can have them, babies can have them. But what […]
This post is a summary of the “‘Love of Corsets’ Black Satin Underbust Review” video, which you can watch on Youtube: Fit, length Center front is 13 inches long, the side seam is 9.5 inches long. (Your torso should be about 10 inches long from underbust to lap). Center back […]
This post is a summary of the “‘Case Study: Sapsford Silver Overbust” video, which you can watch on Youtube: Quick Stats: Material Two main layers: fashion fabric is a pattern-matched synthetic upholstery fabric with metallic threads interwoven, and it’s already backed onto a twill-like fabric. The lining is white herringbone coutil. […]
This serves as a synopsis to my corset seasoning mini series from 2013, but also an addendum for experienced corset wearers and how they break in their corsets as well. Feel free to watch the video from 2014 above, or read the post (a transcript, revised in 2016) […]
This post is a summary of the “‘Love of Corsets’ long brocade underbust review” video, which you can watch on Youtube: Fit, length Center front is 13 inches long, the side seam is 9.5 inches long. (Your torso should be about 10.5 inches long from underbust to lap). Center […]
If you don’t want to permanently tailor your clothing to contour over your corseted waist, but you still want to show off your hourglass figure, what can you do? In a previous video I discussed belted fashions (that belt was originally made for a toddler, by the way – waist […]
Struggling with your modesty panel every time you lace up? Worry not, there’s a solution! Read ahead to learn about the 3 most common types of modesty panels in corsets – and how to keep them straight and centered while you’re lacing up. If you don’t like to […]
In Summer of 2014, I purchased this lovely dress from Zumel & Co in Toronto. Although I love the dress, it has a bit of a low back (enough that my bra band shows in the back). One question I receive quite often, especially from brides, is whether it’s possible to have […]
See the video above for an explanation of several different front closures for corsets – or read away below! HOOK & EYE You will pretty much never see this in a genuine, off the rack corset (or a couture one, for that matter). If you see a garment marketed as a […]
When better-known authors release a book and go on tour, they sometimes read the first chapter to a live audience at a book store or library. As my new book Solaced is only released on Kindle at the moment, I thought I would read my personal corset journey […]
This is a summary/ transcript of last Friday’s rant. You can watch the video, or read the abridged version below. Sonder: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an […]
Photo [Right]: Juno Lucina is one of the writers for Solaced – you’ll read her story of her personal transformation, The Art of Aging, in the Mature Corseting chapter. As we take the next few weeks to put the finishing touches on the Solaced Corset Anthology, I’d like to […]
Ah, media. Through the years we’ve seen over and over (and over and over) that our words can’t be trusted to be conveyed clearly, fully or accurately in the news. For half a decade I’ve avoided speaking with reporters for fear of them putting a negative spin to my words […]
Last week I wrote about what to do when your steels are too bendy or difficult to keep straight – so this week, we’ll discuss whether there’s anything you can do for steels that are too stiff (and of course you can! Otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it). This […]
In the past, I’ve discussed various reasons why your corset may be bowing (giving the “()” shape) in the back, including the popular “Shape of your Corset Gap” article – however, the bowing is not only caused by a corset-body mismatch, but also by the types of bones […]
Every year I write a personal post about the accomplishments and challenges of the year, and what I look forward to next year. You’re welcome to read the reflections from 2014, 2013, and 2012. This year was a big one, as I had spent nearly 2 cumulative months […]
In case you missed the announcement on my Youtube channel last year: I’m writing a book! Many of you know that I’ve received hundreds of emails over the past 5 years from corset wearers relaying their personal experiences regarding how corsets have been beneficial to them physically, mentally or […]