Frag.mental

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Corset murder!

Nobody understands why I’m so upset…

"It’s just a corset, they’re weird anyways. You’re so skinny, why do you need a corset? You should be glad."

Yes. I am thrilled that my Orchard piece is now in your TRASH CAN. Thank you, oh fashion designer/clothing alteration ‘friend’ for telling me you know all about corset alterations.

Thank you for lying.

She was supposed to add hip gores. Three gawddamn weeks later, I get back a photograph of the whole thing DEBONED, ALL STITCHING RIPPED OUT, WITH ABOUT 8 CUTS IN IT. Said cuts start at the base and go right up to the…what I’m calling piping at the top.

"I was following a google guide and it wasn’t right so I threw it out. Two weeks ago."

I only found this out because I called her to ask what the hell was taking so long. And now she refuses to refund me the money I paid for alterations, or replace the corset that she threw out.

I tried it on ONCE to figure out how much extra hip room was required.

This is why people’s houses get egged.

R.I.P my beautiful corset, I hardly knew ye.

P.S. If you know anyone who does corset alterations and is reputable and can prove said reputation with photos of their work, customer feedback, or both, please do advise. I will patiently wait as long as necessary if it is guaranteed good work.

There is nothing worse then getting all excited to get off of shift and put on your pointe shoes and dance away your shitty day, then removing your workboots to find that your feet are already bleeding.

Ah, the life of the robotic technician ballerina.

I would do some barre exercises anyway…but I don’t want
to bleed on my pointe shoes.

Priorities.

fiorellacorsetry:

It’s time for another giveaway! I’ve reached another follower milestone, and to celebrate I’m holding a mystery box giveaway. 
The prize:
A mystery box filled with handmade goodies! The contents will remain a secret until the winner has received it. All the items in the box will be perfect for a corset or lingerie lover! 
The rules (there are only two):
You need to reblog this post to be in with a chance of winning - Only one reblog counts per person. No giveaway blogs, please. Likes won’t count!
You need to be following me. I will be checking. 
When you reblog (and if you are following me) your username goes on a bit of paper and goes into the pot. When I draw the winner, I will double check that the username is still in my list of followers. 
Please have your ask box open so I can contact you for your name and address. I will also need to ask you for your corseted and uncorseted waist sizes so a couple of the prize items can be custom made! If I am unable to contact the first winner, or do not hear from them within 72 hours, I will draw a second name and try again. 
Entrants must be over the age of 18 years of age, or have parental permission for me to ask for your details. Shipping will be paid by me.
Competition ends on the 25th of April at 9pm BST. Any reblogs after this time will not be counted.
 Good luck everyone!

Yayyy contest! 

fiorellacorsetry:

It’s time for another giveaway! I’ve reached another follower milestone, and to celebrate I’m holding a mystery box giveaway. 

The prize:

A mystery box filled with handmade goodies! The contents will remain a secret until the winner has received it. All the items in the box will be perfect for a corset or lingerie lover! 

The rules (there are only two):

  1. You need to reblog this post to be in with a chance of winning - Only one reblog counts per person. No giveaway blogs, please. Likes won’t count!
  2. You need to be following me. I will be checking. 

When you reblog (and if you are following me) your username goes on a bit of paper and goes into the pot. When I draw the winner, I will double check that the username is still in my list of followers. 

Please have your ask box open so I can contact you for your name and address. I will also need to ask you for your corseted and uncorseted waist sizes so a couple of the prize items can be custom made! If I am unable to contact the first winner, or do not hear from them within 72 hours, I will draw a second name and try again. 

Entrants must be over the age of 18 years of age, or have parental permission for me to ask for your details. Shipping will be paid by me.

Competition ends on the 25th of April at 9pm BST. Any reblogs after this time will not be counted.

Good luck everyone!

Yayyy contest! 

Oh look, I lost weight. 

Oh look, I lost a LOT of weight.

*throws scale across room*

Oh look, I lost a scale. 

For the lovelies at thecorsetauthority…this is update 3 to my offering into the anti corset story brigade. There are no boobs involved, that last picture has my rib cage trying to escape in it.
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Top picture was taken after less at 6 hours of seasoning over several days. I had to stop because the whole thing was painfully stiff and stabbing me in places.

The second picture (bottom left) came 2 weeks after. Those scrapes and scabs were caused by the boning actually poking through tape and sticking me through the fabric. Note that I had not worn that corset again, it just started scabbing painfully. I missed taking pics of the bruises that appeared, but they were really gross.

The third (bottom right) is now 3 months post my seasoning attempt. They are faint, but you can see the markings still.
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So as someone who has gone through this. Yes, corset story makes some lovely corsets. In appearance. However, their boning has been proved to be unsafe, as it is all taped ends and rusted boning.

My scrapes came from the steel boning inside. If you have worn one and gotten any scrapes, I am serious, make sure your tetanus is updated. The ladies at thecorsetauthority have dissected one of these and found rusted bones. I do not exaggerate when I say, check that tetanus shot.

On top of that, they are design scammers and also unsuitable for wearing, never mind training.

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Still love that corset story piece? Update that tetanus shot. Put on some Kevlar underneath. Maybe, just maybe, it will be safe to wear after that.

Defs on midnight shift right now. I will travel through time and space for sleep
Note to self: I must have a photo like this on my wedding day.

caustic-slytherin:

Those cunning folk..

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