Monday, March 8, 2010

Big, Bold, & Beautiful


This post started out as a simple one.
One about corsets; a little history and this incredible little corset shop I found on the web. From there it has certainly GROWN.
Do you remember back in October when dear Karl Lagerfeld
said that the women who complain about too-skinny models were just fat and jealous?
"These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly," he told Focus, going on to say that the fashion industry supports "dreams and illusions, and no one wants to see round women."
[shoot I am in no way sitting around fat and jealous in my size 4 pants, but I am one of those woman complaining]
Shooting Burlesque star Miss Dirty Martini for V Magazine's current issue titled: The Size Issue [which showcases woman with real bodies modeling the hottest designers] Karl Lagerfeld ate his words {I am sure because he has a really nice PR person}.
How refreshing is it to see clothing made for hips and breasts actually worn by someone with them? I can't tell you how many times I have had to stuff bustiers and clip the backs of really tiny corsets that were still too big for my model. They are just too skinny!
I hope that this trend continues and that the industry starts shifting to how is was pre-60's. When woman were allowed to have figures.
I can't fathom posting my corset blog within this one, so it will have to wait for another time, it just doesn't feel right.