Monday, August 29, 2011

Customer Highlight: Annie Nozawa

Annie is her Dark Garden black leather Dollymop overbust corset.
Photo by Annie Nozawa


Annie Nozawa works in marketing.
web page: vivisaqueen.blogspot.com (a blog about my dog Vivienne)

1. What is you earliest corset memory?
I think I was in my early teens, cruising around on the interwebs when I somehow stumbled upon a website about fetish and fashion. Within this site was an excerpt from an interview with Mr. Pearl, famed corset-maker, where he talked about how "to be caned is to know the great pleasure of correction" and, of course, waist training. I was fascinated. I didn't realize one could eventually train one's waist into a more attractive, slimmer size. So followed my secret obsession.

2. Describe the first corset you ever wore.
Technically, the first corset I ever wore wasn't really a corset -- nor was the first "bustier". I'd find boned shirts and dresses that did a decent job of forcing the garments' intended shapes upon my body, but nothing with actual steel ribs or anything. Really, my first corset was at Dark Garden - a stunning leather Dollymop that I had seen hanging on the ready-to-wear rack. As soon as it was on, I was hooked! My torso looked exactly as I had hoped it would for the past ten years, and right away I had one made to order in a smaller size.

3. What is your favorite style of corset?
My favorite style of corset is probably the waist cincher. While I love all the over-the-breasts corset styles and necklines, for me, the waist cinch is so versatile and wearable that I often wear one under a tee shirt, just knowing my waist looks fierce even under a drapey, baggy top. Also -- sometimes I'll wear my normal bra with the waist cincher, which is HELLO, the best push-up of all time.

4. What do you like about wearing corsets?
First and foremost, I love how my body looks in a corset. Not that I don't love my body in general, because I do, but I am naturally shaped like a slender 12-year-old-boy -- I have strong shoulders and NO waist. Wearing a corset gives me an unnaturally tiny silhouette, which looks amazing especially under structured clothes. I also love how being in a corset makes me feel protected, kind of. All the structure around my torso feels like I've got armor on or something!

And secretly, I take a little pride and pleasure in the reactions I get from co-workers and friends when they find out I 1) have a corset on at that moment, and 2) wear them all the time, and can walk briskly, eat, drink, and dance in one.

5. What is the greatest style influence in your life?
Stylish 80-year-old women. Hands down. I love irreverent fashion where one's look owes nothing to trend but rather is a total expression of whimsy and one's history. My style icon: Iris Apfel.

David Mohammadi and Annie Nozawa in a photo by Matthew Lee Valentine Davis.


Mr. Pearl & his creations.

Corsets, black and white photo by: Michael James O’Brien, color photo by: Francois Nars.


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Monday, August 29, 2011

Customer Highlight: Annie Nozawa

Annie is her Dark Garden black leather Dollymop overbust corset.
Photo by Annie Nozawa


Annie Nozawa works in marketing.
web page: vivisaqueen.blogspot.com (a blog about my dog Vivienne)

1. What is you earliest corset memory?
I think I was in my early teens, cruising around on the interwebs when I somehow stumbled upon a website about fetish and fashion. Within this site was an excerpt from an interview with Mr. Pearl, famed corset-maker, where he talked about how "to be caned is to know the great pleasure of correction" and, of course, waist training. I was fascinated. I didn't realize one could eventually train one's waist into a more attractive, slimmer size. So followed my secret obsession.

2. Describe the first corset you ever wore.
Technically, the first corset I ever wore wasn't really a corset -- nor was the first "bustier". I'd find boned shirts and dresses that did a decent job of forcing the garments' intended shapes upon my body, but nothing with actual steel ribs or anything. Really, my first corset was at Dark Garden - a stunning leather Dollymop that I had seen hanging on the ready-to-wear rack. As soon as it was on, I was hooked! My torso looked exactly as I had hoped it would for the past ten years, and right away I had one made to order in a smaller size.

3. What is your favorite style of corset?
My favorite style of corset is probably the waist cincher. While I love all the over-the-breasts corset styles and necklines, for me, the waist cinch is so versatile and wearable that I often wear one under a tee shirt, just knowing my waist looks fierce even under a drapey, baggy top. Also -- sometimes I'll wear my normal bra with the waist cincher, which is HELLO, the best push-up of all time.

4. What do you like about wearing corsets?
First and foremost, I love how my body looks in a corset. Not that I don't love my body in general, because I do, but I am naturally shaped like a slender 12-year-old-boy -- I have strong shoulders and NO waist. Wearing a corset gives me an unnaturally tiny silhouette, which looks amazing especially under structured clothes. I also love how being in a corset makes me feel protected, kind of. All the structure around my torso feels like I've got armor on or something!

And secretly, I take a little pride and pleasure in the reactions I get from co-workers and friends when they find out I 1) have a corset on at that moment, and 2) wear them all the time, and can walk briskly, eat, drink, and dance in one.

5. What is the greatest style influence in your life?
Stylish 80-year-old women. Hands down. I love irreverent fashion where one's look owes nothing to trend but rather is a total expression of whimsy and one's history. My style icon: Iris Apfel.

David Mohammadi and Annie Nozawa in a photo by Matthew Lee Valentine Davis.


Mr. Pearl & his creations.

Corsets, black and white photo by: Michael James O’Brien, color photo by: Francois Nars.


2 comments:

  1. Hi, that photo "David Mohammadi and Annie Nozawa in a photo by Matthew Lee Valentine Davis." was used in the following post
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