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Disclosure: I was at one point in contact with the author/publisher about writing this volume myself. I purchased my own copy for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Waist training with corsets and fajas/girdles has continued to gain momentum, and there’s a new book out on the subject. Vanna B’s self-published Waist Training 101 book is a substantial improvement on the last one I reviewed, but is it the […]

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As lovers of lingerie, we often buy too many bras and knickers. For some addicts, this also extends to lingerie books. Perhaps you want to learn about the history of lingerie or learn how to make your own lingerie. Maybe you like lingerie books with beautiful images as inspiration (coffee table book anyone?). Recently, I went on a book buying spree and bought too many lovely books. There was one new book I had not heard […]

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Disclosure: I borrowed this book through the Amazon Prime lending library with my personal account. All opinions are my own. The full title of this book is, “Waist Training: Corset Training with Tight-Lacing Corsets to Trim Your Waist and Cinchers to Cinch the Inches,” and it appears to be the only work by author Kim Fox, who apparently self-published this volume after a modicum of light research and personal experience. […]

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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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Sarah A. Chrisman’s Victorian Secrets: What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself first came to my attention via an article on Yahoo and shortly it seemed to be everywhere. After carefully reading the reviews on, I ordered a copy. Then Autumn of Dark Garden (my mentor/boss) posted her own, brief, favorable review on Facebook. A friend emailed me a New York Times piece about […]

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