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With the holiday season is officially upon us, we thought we’d do something lighthearted and fun for a change of pace. Thanksgiving is just days away, and what better way to celebrate than with witty illustrations of food clad in lingerie! If you’re a fan of burlesque, you probably love its cheeky attitude and irreverence as much as you love the costumes. Kellyportfolio translates this unabashed joy of the burlesque […]

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While in the UK for the Oxford Conference of Corsetry, I also managed to fit in a shoot with Tigz Rice Studios, who you may remember from What Katie Did’s recent Spring/Summer 2015 Lookbook. Tigz is a well-respected fashion and editorial photographer who’s worked with everyone from Benefit Cosmetics to Cosmopolitan Magazine. I was delighted to hear that she had time in her schedule to work with me as it’s […]

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A few months ago, I went to the UK for bit of touristing and to attend the Oxford Conference of Corsetry. While there, I also had a couple of photoshoots with two photographers I’ve admired for ages. One of them was Morgana of Threnody in Velvet/Iberian Black Arts. Morgana’s face is world famous for her campaigns with some of Britain’s most well-known lingerie brands. However, many people are unaware that […]

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The 2015 Oxford Conference of Corsetry fell a scant five weeks before my wedding date. Flying in the face of good sense, I attended anyway. I had other reasons to be in England, and one of them was the undeniable pleasure of spending an extra day with my corsetmaking colleagues, taking pictures in the Sparklewren showroom. Sparklewren, Karolina Laskowska, Vanyanís, Emiah Couture, Holly Rafaela, and Pop Antique (that would be […]

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The fashion world loves its designers! These celebrity-status artists excite and inspire their followers each season. But lingerie design is a different animal and though many designers end up expanding into other categories such as shoes, housewares, and fragrances, sometimes they are hesitant to enter such a technical niche market as lingerie. Lucky for us, some of these talented fashion designers have been able to successfully make that transition into […]

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As an indie designer myself, I love seeing what my peers are up to in the world of corsetry. Recently a new designer has emerged: at 23 years old, Rosie Denningham of Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture is already well on her way to the top. Her design voice is unique and easily identifiable, and she’s already had the honor of dressing one A-list celebrity. Rosie’s curve-friendly designs are like […]

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With the Oxford Conference of Corsetry coming up this weekend, England is flooded with corset makers and enthusiasts. Today I spent the day in Sparklewren‘s studio, aka Corset Paradise, with Jenni “Wren” Hampshire, Lucy of Lucy’s Corsetry, and Lowana of Vanyanís. InaGlo Photography was also present to shoot a few styles for Vanyanís, and Sparklewren’s Jenni Hampshire got behind the camera for several impromptu photoshoots with me as I tried on […]

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It’s a fact that people have been taking pictures of lovely ladies for as long as there have been cameras. There’s something about really old photos that has always seemed particularly luminous and compelling to me, some combination of the film and retouching techniques that is reminiscent of an oil painter’s brush strokes. (And, if you look closely, you can even occasionally see where some tiny brushwork was applied for […]

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Classic pinups in illustration have long been an obsession of mine, though it’s been a while since I last wrote about pinup art. Today I’d like to focus on one of my favorite artists, though he’s not one of the best known.  Fritz Willis’ style tends to feature a slightly more mature-looking subject with a 60s vibe; though many of his paintings feature classic pinup-style poses, he also gracefully captures […]

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Many of you probably know Paige Warren from her ultra-insightful and still uber-popular webseries, Busty Girl Comics. While that comic is no longer being updated (though you can and should totally buy the trades from Amazon), Paige recently began taking commissions again, and I asked for one about ‘Lingerie Addict Problems.’ The above image is what I received and I’m so happy with it because it pretty much describes my […]

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