The Girl in the Newspaper Dress




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.

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this is the all time best post


I am all about giant dogs

the fact that like half of them are still trying to be lapdogs ~ bless

Giant dogges

I love puppies

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Valérie Belin (French, b. 1964)Scarlet (Firecracherbush), 2013©Valérie Belin/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery


Valérie Belin (French, b. 1964)
Scarlet (Firecracherbush), 2013
©Valérie Belin/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery

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Moroccan Bride, photographed by Valerie Belin.


Moroccan Bride, photographed by Valerie Belin.

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wow gerrel… wow…


Anywhere but Here


Don’t tell me that Gender Fluid is a lie.
Don’t tell me that Gender Fluid is just a phase.
Don’t tell me that Gender Fluid is childish.

I live and breath my gender fluidity. I proudly stand within the Gender Queers in support of a new, gender variant society.

Gender is the seed that has sprouted into the discriminatory, bigoted & bland society we live in. When you dig down deep into the issues surrounding the world right now it all comes back to one tiny little fuck up. The idea that biological sex somehow determines the gender roll of individuals is a lie. In fact, gender rolls is a lie. Just because I identify as gender fluid does not mean that I must uphold any societal expectation, associated with gender fluidity.

Plain and simple, I plan on having two children.
I will not teach my little boy to “be a man.”
I will not teach my little girl what it means to “be a woman.”
Instead, i’ll teach my children to just simply be good people.
Because a society full of good people makes for a better life than a society full of classified, judgmental, opinionated and shallow people.

Thank you,
Elliott Alexzander

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