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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!