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|Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014|
|Saturday, November 1st, 2014|
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I am a regular listener to the radio station MyTalk1071 (www.MyTalk1071.com), which is essentially a radio station focused on popular culture and other topics related to women. It is located in the Minneapolis part of Minnesota, but streams its radio shows online as well as through podcasts for anyone who is interested. (I am not from Minnesota--I began listening when my favorite singer began appearing on some of the radio segments, and I enjoyed listening enough to continue to do so even when she is not on the air.)
This morning, one of the radio hosts brought up the topic of Kim Kardashian and corsetry. Specifically, waist training. Unfortunately, it was clear that neither he nor either of his co-hosts had done any real research on the topic, so the segment essentially became why corsets are horrible for women and how horrible it was for females to want to fit into tight dresses.
As upsetting as it was to hear this discussion, it's also not exactly surprising, since most people who do know what a corset is pretty much associate it as an unhealthy practice long since eradicated when females became independent of the male tyranny (some sarcasm intended).
Having listened to this radio show for several months, I believe that the hosts were meant well but were acting ignorantly, since it probably did not occur to them to do research on the topic before speaking about it. However, I think that we can use this as an opportunity to engage with them and, perhaps, even enlighten them. My dream would be for them to interview someone on the radio who actually practices waist training, so that both they and the listeners can hear the other side of the story, but I do not think they would be open enough to do so.
What I would like is for you to contact the show and politely explain where he (and many others) were in error. I wrote in earlier, but as I have never actually worn a corset, my information was purely theoretical. We certainly do not want to come across as bothersome or harassing, but, at the same time, I think the radio show hosts should hear the other sides to the art of corsetry.
The segment itself is rather short, so I would suggest listening to it before you send an email.
Go to the main website: www.Mytalk1071.com
Click on shows...that is the first show--Jason and Alexis.
Once you see the main page, click on the link to the right where it says the show "Jason and Alexis on demand".
Scroll down until you see the Friday show (October 31st), hour 2.
To email the show, follow the above instructions, but click on the link that says "email the show". Be aware that you must select the correct show--otherwise, the wrong people will get your email.
Here is the url to the "on demand" show page:http://www.mytalk1071.com/jason-alexis-ondemand/
If you choose to participate, please let me know here or by sending me an email. My email address is my LJ ID at yahoo.com.
|Tuesday, July 15th, 2014|
|Tuesday, July 8th, 2014|
Win a Waspie! CORSET GIVEAWAY and Fund Raiser
Win a Waspie! CORSET GIVEAWAY and Fund Raiser
My sister needs surgery, and is doing a fund raising campaign to help pay for it.
I am unable to contribute financially, but I would like to offer anyone who contributes $25 or more a chance to win a hand made standard size Electra Designs waspie corset ($160 value).http://electradesigns.net/styles-pricing.htm#waspie
*To contribute to the fund raiser and enter the corset drawing, please visit the "Help Julie Get Good Head" Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1694412583988942/1707494512680749/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity), and click on the link to donate (http://juliessurgeryfund.nojuju.com/)
*Donate $25 or more to qualify for the drawing.
*In the custom message, please paste "Please enter me in the drawing to win an Electra Designs waspie corset."
*Complete the form, including your contact info. You must remember to paste the text and fill out your info to qualify for the drawing.
When the fund raiser is over, I will ask Julie to send me the names of all entrants. Each entrant will be assigned a number. I will then use a random number generator to select the winner. The winner will be announced on my fan page (Electra Designs Corsetry) when the fund raiser is over, and I will email the winner to ask what size and fabric they prefer.
The winner is responsible for shipping charges (flat rate envelope). The corset will take about 4-6 weeks to make, not including shipping, after the winner provides size and fabric selection. The winner may choose from my available fabrics or provide their own.
Please share. Thank you for helping my sister and good luck!
|Monday, June 30th, 2014|
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|Tuesday, February 25th, 2014|
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|Monday, December 30th, 2013|
Corset Making Supplies for sale
I apologize if this is not an acceptable post.
I have some corset making supplies that I wish to get rid of.
(The busks are not flimsy, they are rather ridged)
(1) 25 yard bundle of 1/4" spiral steel boning $20 obo(2) 50 yard bundles of 1/4" spiral steel boning $40 obo (each) 10 yards approx of 1/4" spring steel boning $10 obo19 busks 14" two bottom clasps closer together $12 obo (each) 9 busks 12' two bottom clasps closer together $10 obo
1 full spool of corset lacing (black) $25 obo
1 full roll of black casing 1/2 inch wide (black) $35 obo
1 gross = 4oz of 1/4" bone tips $15 obo
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING
Please email me at malkavian6[at]gmail[dot]com
I do not want to split up the full rolls (laces and bone casing)... Will consider splitting up the spiral steel if necessary.
Please send me a message and we can work out a deal that works for both of us. Let me know your Postal Code / Zip Code and I can give you a shipping quote.
Thank you for looking :)( Read MoreCollapse )
|Monday, November 25th, 2013|
While it pains me to give up these lovelies, I understand that the bills don't pay themselves. For that reason, I have two spanking new corsets for sale:( Pictures and Links Under CutCollapse )
This corset is as original as it gets. Why?! For starters, the fabric design was customized and implemented by the fabulous artist, Kim Dylla. Secondly, the corset pattern was designed from scratch by the magnificent Isabella Costumiere. It took several months and a series of sketches and mock-ups to finally make this garment come to life and I want to share it with you!
This piece is in excellent condition closing in at the waist by 22". The entire length of the corset comes out to 32". The bust comes out to 11.5 inches in width fitting a bust size between 32B-34C. From shoulder to shoulder when fully laced at the neck, the width comes out to 13 inches. The most ideal proportions for this corset range between a waist circumference of 26-28 inches, a cup size between 32B-34C, and a hip circumference between 32-36 inches.
The custom design was printed onto satin-cotton fabric and is overlayed with beautiful black, lace appliques. The corset comes sturdily equipped with a front busk, back lacing from neck to bottom, front neck lacing, and four separate snaps at the crotch area for easy on and off access.
I spent roughly a grand on this corset. It cost me nearly $200 for the art commission and fabric printing itself and another $850 for the custom corset. I have only worn this corset on three separate occasions. I am looking to sell this one of a kind wearable art piece in mint condition for 40% off at $600!!!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CORSET BEING OFFERED COMES IN BLACK/BLUE.
This is a beautiful genuine soft Leather Steampunk style corset with contrast leather trim as well as 12 double flexy steel bones and 100% cotton hygiene lining with wonderful side shaping and back laces. This corset closes in at 22 inches and would best fit a natural waist circumference between 26-28 inches, a cup size between 32B-34C, and a natural hip circumference of 32-36 inches.
This corset is in perfect condition and has never been worn. It measures at a total 30 inches in length from top of shoulder to hip bottom, 15 inches in width across chest, 17 inches in width across shoulders, and 13 inches in width at widest hip portion. I am asking for $200.
Both corsets can be found in my etsy store among many other unique corsets and one of a kind items:https://www.etsy.com/shop/PookumsBooty?ref=l2-shop-info-name( Read more...Collapse )
|Sunday, November 17th, 2013|
|Saturday, November 16th, 2013|
Two corsets for sale;
. Snobz black satin overbust, 28", steel boned for gentle curves not tightlacing/wasp waist, used but good condition, just put new laces in. steel busk, no modesty panel. £40
. black and white polka dot satin overbust, 26", made by Revanche De La Femme (outstanding corsets!), usually £300 so this is a quality corset! I own a lot of RDF corsets but this one is too small, worn but very good condition, steel boned, waist tape, modesty panel and front busk. £70
pics under cut( Read more...Collapse )
|Thursday, November 14th, 2013|
|Wednesday, November 13th, 2013|
|Friday, November 8th, 2013|
|Monday, September 2nd, 2013|
S-curve silhouette corset
Greetings to everybody!
I wanna share some pics of a corset I'm working on now.
Bust 86 cm (34 in.), Waist 54 cm (21. in.), Upper hips 94 cm (37 in.), Lower hips 100 cm (39.5 in.)
1 layer - no lining, 10 pattern pieces per side (not including central back and central front interfacing), regular 6 studs busk, 34 bones - spirals and flats of different width, flossing
Self-made pattern (I'm proud to note), hand-made dress-form I was trying my best to make it look as much authentic and dramatic as possible.
Not finished yet, at the moment I'm looking for a lace that would be suitable to create a complete historical look
|Tuesday, August 20th, 2013|
Purple 22 inch Edwardian Corset for sale.
I have this lovely Edwardian corset for sale.
Waist size 22,5 inch or 58 cm.
Price 275 Euro's.
Click on the photo to go to the Etsy listing for more information.