One of my favorite visual corsetry effects is fan-lacing. While it looks beautiful, with its perfect symmetry and matched columns of wraparound, criss-crossed lacing, it also has a very practical purpose. As fancy and complicated as it appears, fan lacing during its heyday was revolutionary for simplifying the process of getting dressed! A Very Short Explanation of Fan Lacing Many people are familiar with the basics of a corset, and […]
Disclosure: All of the garters reviewed here were personal gifts to me. All opinions are my own. When most people think of garters today, they think of a wedding tradition, or of a garter belt used to hold up stockings. They rarely consider the textile bands used to secure stockings from previous centuries. The earliest garters had no stretch and were tied just below the knee to hold up their […]
I own a lot of lingerie. People have different words for what I do: collecting, curating, or straight up hoarding. Lingerie is my job, but it’s also kind of my life. It’s my passion and my hobby. I make it. I study it. I write about it. And, of course, I wear it. My collection is probably nearing four figures of garments now. Each piece in my collection has a […]
It’s an opinion that’s not always popular in the lingerie community, but I believe there is no such thing as truly original design. Lingerie design, by nature, is limited. There are only so many ways to interpret functional underwear. However, in my eyes that’s not a bad thing. The history of lingerie design is incredibly rich and varied, and I love seeing how techniques and cuts reappear in contemporary design. […]
Today’s guest post is by Holly, a pinup and alternative model based in Toronto, Canada. She is also a lingerie lover and vintage collector. When not modelling, Holly is working on her undergraduate degree in cinema and media studies with a special interest in Hollywood costuming from the 1930s-1960s. She also enjoys snuggling her cats, drinking large amounts of coffee and watching movies.