This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.
This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.
The difference that custom corsetry can make.
I took these photos for straitlaceddame's Corset Comparisons gallery.
The corset on the left is my 26” CS-426 in pinstripe by Orchard Corset. As you can see, I cannot close it as it is too small in the hips and ribs. I was wearing this at the tightest reduction physically possible and it put a lot of pressure on my hips especially.
The corset on the right is my custom fitted 25” mesh corset by the wonderful Jacinta of JL corsets.
Mmmm my god that custom is GLORIOUS! Must look into JL corsets! Was pretty sure I wanted to go with C&S constructions for my custom because I haven’t many examples of other companies producing this kind of silhouette. It is literally everything I want from the front and back. That wasp shape that curves around the ribs and under them rather than trying to taper them in, a tiny little skinny-belt-like pipestem at the waist line and gorgeous natural hip spring.
I love it, it isn’t technically a pipestem but, because of the properties of the mesh and the waist tape, it behaves a bit like one.
It was the result of two mock-ups as well so to get such a great fit you would want to get at least one.
All that being said, JL is on hiatus from commissions at the moment as she has gone back to university and has a young daughter who requires a lot of care. But I would definitely recommend her when she starts accepting orders again.