Saturday, May 11, 2013

Recommended Reading: This Week in the Corseted Blogosphere

This week two blog posts were written about such very opposite corsets that I thought they merited their own post together.

Victoria Dagger is ready to love this ready-to-wear Dollymop for Dark Garden bridal corset.
Photo by Chris Gaede.

Chronologically, the first was my piece for The Lingerie Addict, where I write a twice-monthly column.  I kicked off May with, "In Defense of Ready-to-Wear Corsets."  Dark Garden is a business that got its start, and still specializes, in fully custom corsetry, as evidenced below.  But all that custom corset experience gave our fearless, peerless leader, Autumn Adamme, a lot of great information about real (and modern) human bodies, which she used to create what is quite likely the curviest and most comfortable ready-to-wear line of corsets on the market.  Lady could write a dissertation on "Ribcages of the World," I tell you what - it's always fascinating to hear her speak of the common skeletal proportions of different nations.  But I digress.  In Defense of Ready-to-Wear discusses the validity and value of ready-to-wear in a market that often emphasizes a "bespoke or bust" philosophy.


Shopgirl Euphrates with very happy client Bob in her new custom maternity/chiropractic corset.
Shopgirl Euphrates started waist training just before she started working for us back in December.  Last month, she launched Lacing Liaisons, a blog that details her waist training adventures and tips.  Yesterday she did a write-up on a particularly special custom order we just completed, otherwise known as The Most Interesting Corset Ever.  Bob, one of our long-term clients, needed a chiropractic maternity corset and she needed it STAT, lest her changing body literally fall apart at her joints.  Autumn worked with the lovely Bob to design a supportive, adjustable exoskeleton in patent leather, and whipped it up herself as quickly as humanly possible, staying late to stitch it up before skipping town for a well-deserved vacation.  (I myself witnessed her in our atelier as late as midnight, after I wrapped up our most recent corset boudoir evening.)  Corsets like this are the reason our full name is Dark Garden Unique Corsetry.  Be sure to read all the details over at Lacing Liaisons, and keep Bob's story in mind the next time someone tries to tell you corsets are terrible for you!

Custom or ready-to-wear, why not stop into the shop at 321 Linden this weekend for a corset consult?  Our sale on Kalico Delafay accessories ends tomorrow, which is also the date of our Red Hot Mamas Day sale!

-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Recommended Reading: This Week in the Corseted Blogosphere

This week two blog posts were written about such very opposite corsets that I thought they merited their own post together.

Victoria Dagger is ready to love this ready-to-wear Dollymop for Dark Garden bridal corset.
Photo by Chris Gaede.

Chronologically, the first was my piece for The Lingerie Addict, where I write a twice-monthly column.  I kicked off May with, "In Defense of Ready-to-Wear Corsets."  Dark Garden is a business that got its start, and still specializes, in fully custom corsetry, as evidenced below.  But all that custom corset experience gave our fearless, peerless leader, Autumn Adamme, a lot of great information about real (and modern) human bodies, which she used to create what is quite likely the curviest and most comfortable ready-to-wear line of corsets on the market.  Lady could write a dissertation on "Ribcages of the World," I tell you what - it's always fascinating to hear her speak of the common skeletal proportions of different nations.  But I digress.  In Defense of Ready-to-Wear discusses the validity and value of ready-to-wear in a market that often emphasizes a "bespoke or bust" philosophy.


Shopgirl Euphrates with very happy client Bob in her new custom maternity/chiropractic corset.
Shopgirl Euphrates started waist training just before she started working for us back in December.  Last month, she launched Lacing Liaisons, a blog that details her waist training adventures and tips.  Yesterday she did a write-up on a particularly special custom order we just completed, otherwise known as The Most Interesting Corset Ever.  Bob, one of our long-term clients, needed a chiropractic maternity corset and she needed it STAT, lest her changing body literally fall apart at her joints.  Autumn worked with the lovely Bob to design a supportive, adjustable exoskeleton in patent leather, and whipped it up herself as quickly as humanly possible, staying late to stitch it up before skipping town for a well-deserved vacation.  (I myself witnessed her in our atelier as late as midnight, after I wrapped up our most recent corset boudoir evening.)  Corsets like this are the reason our full name is Dark Garden Unique Corsetry.  Be sure to read all the details over at Lacing Liaisons, and keep Bob's story in mind the next time someone tries to tell you corsets are terrible for you!

Custom or ready-to-wear, why not stop into the shop at 321 Linden this weekend for a corset consult?  Our sale on Kalico Delafay accessories ends tomorrow, which is also the date of our Red Hot Mamas Day sale!

-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

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