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June May April Miscellaneous
Starkall, who is a German photographer, has many talents. As well as showing some remarkable buildings and startling landscapes,
and sharing my love of cats, he has taken many pictures of Gothically-corseted models. Below are five and I give their loci classici below:Left to Right:"Realms of Purple" and "Resting Life" portrayed by "Stacy Steelbones"
"Dark Desire" also portrayed by "Stacy Steelbones""Hope" portrayed by "Leila Lunatic"
"The Daughters of Keto" portrayed by "Stacy Steelbones" and "Cadavre Exquis"
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'KorsetSporty' reports this article
Author and activist Tara Moss, from Sydney, has revealed that
she wears corsets to help with her back pain caused by scoliosis.
Belle of Darmstadt
From Stephen K.:
"Photographed in 1887, she is a slim young lady rather reminiscent
of Mary of Teck at the same age, her fashionably bouffant bustle
contrasting splendidly with a waist under the strictest control."
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Today marks LISA's twentieth anniversary. The years have passed so quickly.
Back on our tenth anniversary, we wereinterviewed by 'KG', webmaster and operator of Kinky Gerlinky,
an interesting blog site devoted to celebrities. It might be fun to read for perspective.
"Here is a news item from Google Euro:
In 1959, Swedish SAS Airlines announced that it intended to modernize cabin-crew uniforms.
In particular, it planned shorter skirts for women staff. The Airline Cabin Staff Union organized various resistance publicities and the following was one:
The caption is, 'Stewardess Birgitta Lindman, who is with the Swedish SAS airline, examines a
showgirls costume after rumours of shorter skirts for air hostesses.'
1. Who would dare to use the term 'stewardess' these days?
2. The implication is that SAS were contemplating such a uniform, complete with the corseted figure.
If only it were true! If only it had happened!!"
Or just fetish?
Noch einmal, so traurig.
"Here is shown a well-corseted young lady with a fantastic ability to wear ballet heels, also on Facebook as Markissa, similar to that you noticed
in Spook, but with a bit more ankle extension. She is not from the ballet, but one video shows her trying them on for the first time. White room
shows her corseting in a good light, as well as her booties. Dmitry Belikov has a list of her videos on YouTube."
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ShaperUp points to this excellent video of Alexandra Potter and Valeria Tramell in corset, ballet boots and latex.
"Alexandria nice walking with a hand-spanned waist at the end (3:30 - 4:19)."
18 century reenactor?
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Keep your partner (or slave) in check with these
"The story Souvenirs de Sophie ('Recollections of Sophie') on thefredpody.com website features a mechanical device referred to as a ‘calibration machine’. It
consists of two wheels with semi-circular cutouts in the rims, which revolve in opposite directions as a person walks between them – the person will only get through if their
waist is small enough to fit inside the cutouts (see illustration below).
"This has inspired me to imagine a much more sophisticated device, based on the same general idea, which is described below. I would like to think that my
device could (in principle at least) be constructed using the level of electro-mechanical technology available in the mid-to-late Nineteenth Century."
The Automatic Waist Size Regulator
Basic mode of operation
In its basic form, the Automatic Waist Size Regulator consists of a revolving gate (rather like a turnstile) and a punched-card control mechanism similar to
thoseused in Jacquard looms. Each person who is to be subjected to waist regulation is issued with a punched card, the holes in which indicate the waist size they
are required to attain.
The Regulator should be installed in a position such that these persons will be obliged to negotiate it frequently as they go about their daily activities. A suitable
location would be a doorway or narrow corridor where there is no room for a person to bypass the Regulator. Larger establishments may wish to place Regulators at
several differentlocations within the building.
A person wishing to pass through the Regulator must first insert their punched card in the control unit and then push against the revolving gate. This action brings a
number of spring-loaded arms into contact with their waist at several points around its circumference, thus giving an indication of the person’s waist measurement.
If this is equal to or less than the size indicated on the punched card the gate will revolve and let them pass, after which they will retrieve their card and continue on
their way. However, if their waist circumference is any larger than this the gate will remain locked and they will be unable to proceed until they reduce their waist to
the correct size.
A refinement of the basic operation is to add a clock to the control unit, and to have different columns of holes in the punched cards corresponding to different time
periods. This allows the required waist sizes of each individual to be different at different times during the day. For instance, they could be required to have a
smaller waist in the afternoon than in the morning.
Automatic updating with reduced waist size
Another refinement is to incorporate a mechanism that detects if the person’s waist size is significantly less than the size indicated by their card, and automatically
punches a new hole in their card corresponding to the smaller size. (If time-based control is also in operation, the hole will be punched in the appropriate column for
the current time period.) This will then become their new ‘required’ size and they will be unable thereafter to return to their previous size.
Beautiful Era Actress
Miss Gabrielle Ray (1905)
From Chris H.
Many visitors have found success in placing an ad in our
where you can, for example, look for a partner or someone to
share with, sell corsets and corset-related items, or ask for trades!
NOTICE:This is the last Update until 19 July. We are taking a well-deserved vacation
"From the February issue of this
German monthly magazine."
Fun: Jörge sends this from the June, 2011 Playboy Columbia
REPEAT NOTE TO MEG S.:
We have several times tried to contact you in order to answer your medical question, but to no avail -
the email address from which you wrote is returned "undeliverable". Please advise.
Peter H. shares these videos:
Agnes Carlsson - Release Me (Start video at around 1:30) - 'Swedish Idol'
Martin Solveig - Dragonette (Boys & Girls) Caravan Palace - Clash
Jörge points to these nice antique corset eBay finds:
Nadia is an English actress and television presenter
"Caroline de Bassano,
by John Singer Sargent
More Masters (including others by Sargent)
We're sure we'd all do a double-take if we
saw this gal, especially from a distance
James M. clipped this picture from the BBC Breakfast News
We have received a complaint that this is not an attractive picture of British presenter Louise Minchin (we were not provided with her name).
Here is a more attractive picture, albeit not wearing the dress, which was the whole point, of course.
The Belle of Hyde Park Corner
"The image of this society matron has no documentation with it, but it was taken at a studio near Hyde Park Corner in what is now Knightsbridge - a very superior area of London indeed. I would guess the photograph is from about 1887 or 1888, and this extremely elaborate gown, with its long train, ribboned skirt, and swags of pearls, must have been intended for a very grand occasion - in honour of which she has made sure to be corseted as tightly as possible."
More celebrated Era tightlacers
"It has been claimed that Ethel Thesiger was an actress. I can find
no evidence of that, but photographic evidence exists that her waist
was practically the size of her neck."
"Riwaa Nerona is a Czech corsetière and dressmaker. She wears glamorous clothes fitted to her
corseted figure, and makes beautiful things for other ladies who have the same taste.
Article: A day with Riwaaa Nerona Her own site
YouTube video of one of her corset fashion shows
The site is in Czech, inevitably, but 'Korzety' is clear enough,
and I am pretty sure that 'Extrémně stahovací' is Czech for 'tight lacing'".
A smooth, tight-waisted lady
on a cabinet card
From Chris H.
Source, showing the card's back side
June May April Miscellaneous
Generally, updates are linked to the appropriate area so you do not have to search for it. We keep updates SOMETIMES for up to six months,
after which we merge the individual entries into the appropriate areas of the site. Very rarely is anything discarded.
NOTE: AS A RULE, ADDITIONS TO "TIGHTLACING TOPICS" WILL NOT BE NOTED IN THIS LOG.
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