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PRE-2017

30
Nov
17

Bernard B. points to a uniquely produced video about corsetry...and an interesting lacing/dressing vignette

27
Nov
17

Jörg provides a vidclip which features a tour of a corset shop in London

25
 Nov
17

A couple of interesting videos from Stephen K.:

#1 - Rebecca Penfold talks about her What Katie Did underbust corset and general corseting issues.
#2 - A young lady with big green eyes and plaits poses in her eighteen-inch corset.

21
Nov
17

Bernard B. points to some interesting historical videos:   Details of a Victorian dress (c1880s)  
...and walking dress (1890)    Cycling costume (c1890)    Lillie Langtry tribute   

16
 Nov
17

Bernard B. points to some interesting videos:   #1     #2     #3    #4

12
Nov
17

 

Stephen K. points to these videos:

"Amy Wilderness" strikes poses in a black leather corset, shiny black leggings,
a black studded bra  and black studded platform ankle boots.

"Mixtress Rae", who has just taken up corseting, poses outdoors in her new black corset,
her banner of dark hair flying in the wind, and talks about it positively.

11
Nov
17

Bernard B. points to some interesting videos/slides of The Era:   #1    #2    #3

9
Nov
17

Stephen K. points to a video from "Faefully Corseted HourGlass", in which she celebrates lacing her new corset down to nineteen inches.

7
Nov
17

Dave S. points to this corset-related music video by Army Of Lovers performing 'Signed On My Tattoo'.
(C) 2013 SoFo Records, Distributed by Universal Music AB     NOT available in the US

6
Nov
17

Bobi points to a fairly comprehensive discussion, with many pictures, of Era corset shops and post-Era girdle shops.

 

31
Oct
17

 

 

Interesting links from Charles S.:

From the website of a woman who enjoys vintage fashion, describing her experience of wearing a corset:


Flickr member Sarah Goodrich has put together a collection of pictures showing women in various period dresses and underwear –
some show Sarah and her friend June while others have evidently been copied from elsewhere (many have been re-captioned to imply
the person shown is actually a man who has been coerced into female dress).


 Another Flickr member, Janis Murray, is a transgender woman who has posted lots of pictures of herself in a variety of modern and
vintage outfits including corsets and Victorian-style gowns.

30
Oct
17

Crinolyn points to this video of interest, regarding the New Look. 

20
Oct
17

 Peter O. has found this useful link

19
Oct
17

Corseted in the gym, video sent by Antonius: "I think it is an elastic one, not laced."

[Right click, save target]

15
Oct
17

Charles S.:

Here is a collection of Edwardian photographs (street scenes and similar) some of which feature well-corseted ladies.

14
Oct
17

 

 Found on the Net by Stephen K.:  Martha Porter, 1810-90: an anecdote

Martha (maiden name unknown) was born in West Virginia in 1810. She was a southern Belle, a large well built woman six feet tall, unlike her small meek and mild daughter Sarah. Martha was high spirited and full of energy, and liked to wear stylish clothes. As a young woman she laced herself so tightly at night and tied her corset strings to the bedpost. She pulled the strings so tightly she cried out in pain while sleeping. The servants heard her moans and undid the strings, but she was able to wear an 18 inch long ribbon for a belt.

"She lived to be eighty, so she didn't ruin her health by tight-lacing as a young woman. I found this story here,
but unfortunately there is no information about where it came from: I would guess just family tradition.
"

5
 Oct
17

2
entries

 

 

John & Anna, Ivy Leaf Collection

"We noticed a picture on 12th September from Jorge. The style and extravagant corsets look just like those of the Berks Corsetier.
Frangard has described meeting this person and we have dumped many photographs of the Berks Corsetier onto
this page.

"We believe that the picture from Jörge is one of the Berks Corsetier,
especially if you look at the middle picture one up from the bottom of our web page."

 


Jon H. points to this VERY interesting YouTube entry:

June 1899 Victorian Time Machine - Ladies Cycling Display in London (Restored Film)

4
Oct
17

Bernard B. points to this excellent slideshow of 1901-1919 fashions

25
Sep
17

Stephen K.:

Faefully Corseted HourGlass "A YouTube poster with a few videos posted in the last week of her life in a corset."

20
Sep
17

2
entries

Here, from Bernard B., is a set of 'retimed videos."


...and Stephen K. has extracted a bit from the documentary film Burlesque Undressed,
 in which "Immodesty Blaise" talks about tightening her corset.
    [Right click, save target]

10
Sep
17

'D' found this YouTube video. which was posted back in September 2014.  It looks like it might be a collection of clips from different films,
but we do not recognize any of the films. The time periods shown seem to range from medieval up to the time of the American civil war.
The name, Throne of Blood, does not show on imDB, except as a 1957 Japanese film, which does not pair with what we see.

6
Sep
17

 Lacing videos of tightlacer Suzan Zibar of Australia, pointed out by Jörge:      #1   #2  

 ...and Alice Lafferty:   #1   #2

 

17
Aug
17

2
entries

 

 

 

Dale S.: More on yesterday's post on Liv Kristine (interview)

Guardian: You wear so many beautiful corsets! Did someone or something inspire you to wear it?

Liv: BHN
Actually it was added to my stage wardrobe. I think already it joined my solo career and then more and more with Leaves’ Eyes. It actually came from Hansi from Blind Guardian and it wasn't a corset at all. He wears a belt on his trousers. And he said like: “Well I wish I could wear a corset because that’s  actually brilliant”
I said: “Why?” and he said: “Yeah, because if you make your belt a little tight, you build up a pressure when you’re singing." He was using a belt and I thought: "Yeah, it’s actually kind of logical." So I really like to sing in corsets. Some people say “Ah! You lose your power!” But no, you just have to breath, breath into your power point. Some people have it in chest, somebody have it in solar plexus, some people in stomach, somebody even lower. So you can find your power point. For me a corset is a very practical thing.



Antonius:

"Two videos of Caitlin Lowes in corset...:    #1   #2  [right click "save target as"]

More on this page

16
Aug
17

Pete H.:

"Liv Kristine seems to be wearing a corset in every performance, here are 3 such videos:  #1   #2   #3
  (I like the way she keeps touching the front of her corset in #3)"

5
Aug

17

'Laser' points to this YouTube video - 19:43 begins an extended section on Victorians and corsets, some of it hyperbole.

 

28
 Jul
17

Phil B.:

"Watched Salma Hayek on the Graham Norton show here in the UK a couple of weeks back and thought...
 Turns out the thought was correct."

19
Jul
17

Mickey C. points out this YouTube video featuring a girl with a '14½ waist'. (Hmmm...We have seen her before, the one who removed six(!) ribs,
but, somehow, her waist doesn't appear quite that small to us.)

13
Jul
1
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Charles M.:

Here is an intriguing reference that appeared in the Scottish newspaper
“The Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian” 20th May 1882:

Vienna is in ecstasy before a tiny waist, which is smaller than has yet appeared in this (Paris) the best corseted city in the world. Dimensions are not given, but the lady in question is no means a pocket Venus. The beautiful stranger is said to be a South American lady, but Vienna would be proud to own her, and—probably will. 


Jörg points to three videos which feature Bizarre Design creations:   #1   #2   #3   #4

Video 1:  The lady in the long white corset, Ancila Tilla, is a fetish model from Holland. 

 

5
Jul
1
7

Peter H.:

"Corsets on Blue Peter have been mentioned before and I have found a bit more here (between 26:55 to 29:58)"

 

4
Jun
1
7

Ed M. points out this video of a pretty copper/latex corset

 

24
May
17

2
entries

 

 

James M. offers this interesting tidbit


...and Jörge came through with this credible 1890 walking dress video - from the inside out:

Reenactor gallery 

 

24
Apr 
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17
Apr 
1
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Some more nice links from Miss May O.:


How to put on a corset yourself
"How many times do we still see the laces taken round the waist which as we all know is incorrect and will cause damage to the corset over time?"

Lots and lots of girls being corseted

Handbound Theatrical Costumes

12
 Apr
17

 

 

 

 

Some more nice links from Miss May O.:

10
Apr
17

 

 

9
 Apr
17

VIDEO

Fall of Eagles, is a TV series begun in 1974, and contains some impressive corseted gowns

Pointed out by Miss Mary O.

 

8
 Apr
17

 

 

Miss May O. points out some nice links:

Video - 2015 Grand Corset Ball & Antique Corset Museum     Another

Full video - Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
1975 TV series with Lee Remick     LISA stillclip page

Video - BBC One Show Unmentionables

Video - Pandora Gorey and her Corsets

4
Apr 
1
7

 

 

Marion McNealy:

"I have recently launched a kick starter to fund the publication of a book of corset patterns,
and I thought that your readers might be interested in it."

2
Apr
17

 

 


 

Miss Mary O.:

Feminine corsets for men

...and some other links from her:   #1    #2 (Should be taken with a grain of salt) 

1
 Apr
17

 

Victorian corset interest on English TV, from Miss Mary O.

 

31
 Mar
17

Miss May O. points to this interesting YouTube video, which features Edwardian fashion, corsets not left out...

25
Mar
17

 

Peter H. points out this YouTube video of the group
Nočni Skok (Slovenian), singing 'Nisem To Dekle'.
The lovely blonde in the corset is called Natasha.
 

15
Mar
17

"D" points to this vidclip from a British TV series:

 "Hi Di Hi" series 3 episode 2,  about 14 minutes into the show.

 

14
Mar
17

 

 

Claude:

"A link for a video 'Vogue Australia 2015', probably inspired by the movie
'Picnic at Hanging Rock'.
Lacing/unlacing scene not good quality, but here is good stillclip."

11
Mar
1
7

 

 

 

Mike S.:

"I'm new to corsets, and, as an experiment, wondered how they would interact with yoga meditation.  I laced my corset to medium tight, and sat cross-legged with a very straight spine (assisted massively by the corset of course), and with hands overhead, as is this picture:

"I did 15 minutes of silent meditation, breathing shallowly (corset again) and trying not to sag into the corset.  In other words, I tried to stay really straight, and tried to hold my abdominals in, as if I was trying to make the corset feel loose.

"The day after was unexpected: my abs were quite sore - in a good way.  I do abs exercises, so I know the feeling.

"I have not read anything about this effect, and I wondered if anyone has used this as a training method, to get smaller?"
 

9
 Mar
17

2
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Anna S.:

Era material on nice contests between wearers and non wearers of corsets from The Library Institute of Australia


John D. points to a contemporary article of interest:

'Waist Management: Test-driving Spring’s Corset Trend'

4
 Mar
17

 

 

"D" points to about three minutes into this clip from the British TV series

Expect the Unexpected
 Episode 'A Girl Can't Have Everything'

 

3
 Mar
17

 

 

 

Ian P.:

  1. "Some years ago, I wrote asking for leads on an episode of a television show, Zoe Duncan Jack & Jane, which I remembered featured a rather memorable corset-lacing scene. I have since found the episode online, and found the reality to be disappointing. While fun as scripted, and the actors are clearly game, the scene is completely undermined by the fact that the corset can in no way be called that, and that no actual physical lacing is taking place. Still, for those interested, the episode can be found here.
  2. "I have recently finished corsetry-related fan fiction story--called, appropriately, The Corset--which can be found on the fan fiction site An Archive of Our Own, specifically, here."    [ED: We are happy to publicize this; it is quite well done]

19
Feb

17

Comments and excerpts from Charles S. regarding corsets in the Great Gatsby era
(See 14 Feb)

15
Feb
17

 

 

An Era article which will
evoke varying interest

From Jörge

 

 

14
Feb
17

Video from Aarkey:

Published on Jun 15, 2013: Orchard Corset goes behind the scenes of our Great Gatsby inspired photo shoot. We shot this at the Chelan County Courthouse in Wenatchee, WA with our entire staff and visiting youTube Corset vloggers. This video features many of our steel boned underbust corsets.

ED: Corsets in the Great Gatsby era?  Hmmm...

12
Feb 
1
7

 

Singer/songwriter/dancer Lindsey Stirling seems to be quite a corset fan, as witnessed by these videos, tendered by Pete H.:

#1     #2     #3

6
 Feb
17

 

 

Stephen K.:

"Doris Hobbs is a fashion journalist and blogger located in San Francisco. She loves the glamorous fashions of the mid-2oth century, particularly the 1940s and Dior's New Look. I first became aware of her because of her appearance on the cover of Stalletto [sic] magazine, aimed at admirers of vintage glamour, of whom I am one. The cover of the Winter 2016-17 edition, at left, features her dolled up in a glamorous sheath dress, long gloves and veiled hat, and also advertises an article by her: 'Corset Education by Doris Hobbs'. I have not been able to find a copy of this online, but her own blog contains many references to the pride she takes in her hourglass figure, and has some articles about corsets:

 

A Shapely Encounter with Corsettery

Old Hollywood Couture with Corsettery Corsets

A Style of Discipline. 'A corset often ends up as a waist training addiction after the initial fear disappears. I find lovely ladies who have only heard negative messages of the dangers of corseting dismiss all they have been told after they have had the chance to physically lace up in one. With the whipping noise slashing as each eyelet is tightened, a feeling of discipline is felt, a straightened back is formed, along with the opportunity of a reduction waist line of up to four inches.'"
 

2
Feb
16

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Stephen K.:

"This video was suggested by YouTube when I watched one of the videos to which LISA posted links on 31 Jan.  It depicts a corsetry fashion
show at  some unspecified time, probably the 1950s or very early 1960s, where two models show off the latest girdles, while another flounces
about in a Victorian-style corset."


Charles S.:

"I noticed the video ends with the first few seconds of another newsreel item entitled 'India Celebrates', and I’ve managed to date this to
1960 (tenth anniversary of India joining the British Commonwealth) - full version here, including the end of Steven K.’s posting!"
 

1
Feb

17

Rick:

"A young woman on YouTube is publishing some videos (great to find some original content on there now with mostly trolls) of which
this is an example. 
About half way through you see a great looking corset that is leather and goes to a high neck, as well as a silver
metal belt.
 Her channel is here, but for some reason the video above is not on her video list."

31
Jan

17

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25
Jan
16

Another exceptional red latex/corset video, this from Jörge

22
 Jan
17

A short, but interesting video from Mickey          

20
Jan
17

Holmanny provides a link to this video: "Green Catsuit 2017 fashion"

Includes some nicely corseted examples

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