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Dark Garden is a icon in the world of corsetry. Founded by Autumn Adamne (a.k.a.  “The Godmother of Modern Corsetry”) in 1989, Dark Garden helped to bring corsets back into modern consciousness. Previously seen as either excruciating torture devices or comically outdated underpinnings, Dark Garden helped to restore prestige and dignity to corsetry. They are one of the great corsetry houses, and their reputation is rightfully world-renowned. However, Dark Garden’s […]

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I just remembered that I forgot to post the last video in TLA’s corset series with Lace Embrace to the blog! In this video, Melanie Talkington, the founder and chief corsetmaker behind Lace Embrace, shares how to lace up your corset. Even if you’re already familiar with corset lacing, it’s a great refresher. I know it’s been a minute since I laced up one of my own corsets, and I […]

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Yes, it’s more corset videos! I told you we did a lot. ^_^ These two cover putting and taking off a corset, respectively. Think of them a bit like Corsetry 101 videos…especially if you prefer to watch someone practice a skill instead of reading a blog post about it (I admit, I tend to be biased towards blog posts, but I’m learning that certain things just don’t lend themselves well […]

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About a year ago, I went to Vancouver and shot a series of videos with Melanie Talkington of Lace Embrace Corsetry, a legend of the new corsetmaking era and the owner of the largest private collection of antique corsets in the world. Unfortunately for me, I was perhaps a bit too ambitious with plans and significantly underestimated how time-consuming and how expensive video editing can be. But it would have […]

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Marianne had it right when she said back in 2014, that’ve for as long as there’ve been cameras, there’ve been people making boudoir art. I love looking at vintage erotic photographs, not just because of my personal fascination with seeing people from the past, but also because it completely obliterates the notion that pornography or erotica or pinup is a modern invention. I think it’s easy to forget that people […]

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