Artifice Clothing is one of those goth-y cult fave labels that seem to have been around forever. They’ve been crafting custom fetish-inspired PVC corsets, lingerie, and apparel out of their Toronto studio since 2004. All purchases on their website made to order, while their Etsy store sells samples and pre-made pieces. I remember seeing their work probably a decade ago, but Instagram reintroduced us when a photo of their Clear […]
Today’s guest post is brought to you by Heidi of Strait Laced Dame, a corset maker, waist trainer, and corset educator. Connect with Heidi on her Instagram or YouTube channel to see more of her work. As most corset wearers will tell you, your very first corset opens up whole new realm of possibilities. The way corset enthusiasts approach lingerie, everyday clothing, and even our own gorgeous bodies is suddenly […]
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 Previously seen as either excruciating torture devices or comically outdated underpinnings, Dark Garden helped to restore prestige and dignity to corsetry.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 […]
The pearl thong is a notorious piece of lingerie. Designed primarily for stimulation, rather than comfort or style, it seemingly represents the more sex-focused side of the lingerie industry. People (always men, in my experience) would call the lingerie store I used to work at asking if we carried pearl thongs. They’re mostly marketed as gifts, rather than something a lingerie-wearer would purchase for themselves. In my opinion, it’s the epitome of the male gaze in lingerie: overtly sexual marketing and designed entirely for sexual purposes – without the wearer’s comfort in mind.
Disclosure: I received this set as a gift from Mimi Holliday for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Mimi Holliday’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Collections are full of styles named after sweet treats that are neither sickly nor saccharine. Cinnamon Sugar, Wild Strawberry, Marmalade – these simple, delicate flavors bring to mind sunlit autumn mornings in bed, with warm milky tea and cozy cotton sheets and fresh fall air. These sets […]