Q:Hi! Do you know of any cheap corsets on amazon that I can use to start waist training? I can't tell the difference between them, and I'm on a budget (with amazon gift card money). I really only need something that works, the aesthetic doesn't matter to me. Thank you!
"Cheap" and "waist training" don’t really belong in the same sentence. And if it’s your first corset, I honestly wouldn’t recommend going through Amazon or eBay at all; there’s a lot of dross to sift through…especially if the lowest price is your primary concern.
A lot of companies call their corsets “waist cinching” because it’s a trendy term that makes a lot of money, but once you get below the $75 price point or so (and even then, only go that low if you’re buying from Orchard Corset), you’re more or less looking at garbage.
Q:The model you want to know the name of is Mandy Lynn.
That’s her all right! It’s a shame she’s had to model so many fakeries. If I had the cash, I’d find a way to send her a nice corset to make up for it! x
I really want to know this model’s name so that when I see her in the tag (or freakin everywhere) I can wave and say “Hi, Shannon!” or whatever.
Ah, hello old fakery-modelling friend!
Christine Wickham aka agirlfromdownunderblog, owner of Ariadne’s Thread and “A Gift For Lucy Corsetry - Bishonenrancher” mastermind, has passed away.
She was 21 going on 22 (same birth year as me) and was on her way to become a doctor.
As much of a cliche it is, she had her whole life ahead of her.
Not only was she intelligent (she was in one of the top tiers for her last exam), she was also a talented seamstress.
She was a selfless person. She had created a fundraiser for our mutual friend, niche Youtuber lucy-corsetry to travel to the UK for the Oxford Conference of Corsetry.
She even secretly obtained measurements of another mutual friend to make a surprise corset for her.
Despite having argued with her once before (it was my fault), she is one to tell it as it is and I realized my mistakes. She was never bitter and never held a grudge. She’s one of the rare few people who understood my mental/emotional struggles and always gave sage advice.
She was one of those people you can imagine ruling the world.
RIP Christine. Rock those corsets in the afterlife
Christine had become like family to me. She was the kindest most sincere friend I ever had. I’m burnt out from trying to process this, it still doesn’t make any sense. She was good. She was compassionate, hardworking, smart, and talented. I could never thank her for the ways she helped me, how much she taught me, and the dark time in my life she gently supported and encouraged me through. I feel that this incredible woman, though we were parted by oceans, not only helped me to keep on living but made my life genuinely amazing. I loved her so much, I don’t know how any day is going to be normal again after this.
Her and I had been friends for a little under two years, but the instant we first talked she left a massive impression on me.
She was smart, motivated, compassionate, genuine… She had more positive traits than I think is fair for one human to have.
When I visited Australia a few weeks ago, I decided to stop off in Melbourne just to meet her… I think that was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I had one of the most fun weeks of my life to date, and I will constantly cherish all of the time I had with her, both online and in person.
Her death has left a gaping hole in me that I would never of known existed had I not been so fortunate as to meet her. It’s selfish to think of all of the stuff she did for me as part of why I will miss her, but it’s impossible for me to not remember how she helped talk me out of one of the darkest places I’ve been, and helped convince me to go on medication for my depression. I’ve no doubt that she saved my life, and not only that, but made it a better life to live.
Thank you so much Christine for allowing me to be a part of your world.
You will be missed.
Oh my god
I can’t even figure out anything to say, this is so tragic. She was just such a staple in our little community here, she always showed up with advice and extra knowledge and a kind word.
Very sad news, but such lovely and deserving tributes.
Hey look, a blatant low quality ripoff of a scoundrelle design! Always fun to know who not to buy from!
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Q:Whats your take on the corsets on Draculaclothing? I think they're really pretty but i'm not sure of the quality yet and I don't trust many other people on reviews besides you when it comes to corsets ^-^*
I doubt it’s impeding your breath at all, as it’s a fashion corset and won’t create even the amount of pressure a steel boned corset does. But if you can’t breathe, take off the garment.
It might be because it’s a copy of a Fairy Goth Mother corset, and is often sold with the photo of the original advertising it.
I finally got my corset! I can’t wait to start waist training! My waist is going to be so tiny!
I’ve had a lot of IGNORANT HATERS telling me this ISN’T a corset. Well, I’ve got news for you, honey, I know a corset when I see one. FYI, it ties in the back, AND says ‘corset’ on the front. I bet you feel like an idiot now. Why do you and your other smart-ass hater blogs feel the need to go leaving condescending messages on people’s posts?
I’m going to keep on wearing it, and you’re going to look like an ass when I get down to 18”.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist! x
I’m noticing a surge in photos of people trying to waist train in horrible costume corsets recently. I thought I’d bring this picture back!
Do your reading. Train Safe!
this is a personal request from me to please not support cosplay.fu, a cosplay website which has begun selling replicas of my attack on titan lolita redesign concept and passing them off as their own. They’ve watermarked all of the images, including my artwork, with their own site logo, and even deliberately cropped out my url from the pictures. i was not asked for permission to do this and i am not receiving any credit for this, let alone any compensation for the use of my design.
i would like people to be aware that this website is profiting off of a stolen concept to which they have no right, and to advise others considering buying from them to reconsider. i’m actually really hurt that my art is being ripped off like this without my consent and i would like people to be aware that this is really wrong.
you don’t have to reblog this, but i would appreciate helping try and spread the word to other snk fans, thank you!
Not corsets, but, as cheaper cosplay/alternative clothing stores gain in number and popularity, it’s important to be aware of fakery.
Shop wise, and respect the work of original designers!