31
Oct
21

2
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'D' provides a vidclip from the 2004 film Blueberry a/k/a "Renegade"


Stephen K.: 
Georgina "ElizabethGX" on Instagram
Here as as a corseted vampire

30
Oct
21

2
entries

 

'D' provides a vidclip from the 1954 film Silver Lode


Charles S. has prepared a vignette for your enjoyment
Looking Back

29
Oct
21

2
entries

 

Aarkey kindly has cropped down to the lacing scene and post lacing scene from In The Time It Takes To Get There , presented by Stephen K. on 26 October


Stephen K.: 
Miss Elle La Belle in corseted raven costume
Found on Instagram here.

28
Oct
21

3
entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

'D' provides a vidclip from the 1955 film One Desire 
This is a nice one!


Aarkey:

"This young and lovely laced Instagram lady, 'Laced Lilly' is doing a GoFundMe to downsize and get her first 18" corset.
Her Instagram is here. 
She's been putting up pictures for a while, so she's clearly sincere. Anyway, just figured I'd pass it along. Someone gave
her half the cost right at the start of the fundraiser. I gave about $20USD, figured every bit helps ;)"


From Stephen K.: 
"Here is a portrait of Fannie Rice (1859-1936), an American actress of the late 19th century. Her
figure is spectacular. Unfortunately I'm sure it has also been faked: other pictures of her show no
dramatically tiny waist, and the black background in this image would have made painting out easy."
ED: The one at right is on Wikipedia - her waist here is nicely compressed

27
Oct
21

2
entries

 

 

 

 

'D' provides a vidclip from the 1955 film The Rose Tatto
Patience is needed here to see a hurried corseting

Earlier comments from Stephen K. on this:
    "I hadn't seen this film, but was led to it by a search on Corbis. Searching on "tight corset" produced Ms. Magnani in a black dress squeezing into a tight white corset. The image comments explain
that this was a publicity picture of her costume for the film The Rose Tattoo'Her role...called for Miss Magnani to labor into the too-tight girdle for the cameras.' I can't say whether she wears the
corset visibly in the film, but  if not we have first-class evidence here that she was well corseted underneath!"


Helen D. has found this excellent period purveyor website:
www.periodcorsets.com

26
Oct
21

2
entries

 

Stephen K.:
 In The Time It Takes To Get There imagines the life of a modern "influencer", whose highest aim is to look perfect while being paid to promote a product,
set in a 19th century milieu. There is a nice little tight-lacing scene: purists will be pleased to see the laces are pulled out sideways instead of backwards.
Information about how this curious little film came to be made is on the Internet Movie Database 
here.

Advertising brochure for High-Life Tailor, Paris 1905: "At the couturiers"

25
Oct
21

2
entries

 

Stephen K.:
"Catriona" at the Whitby Goth Festival wearing a blue brocade corset.
 "Goths are traditionally supposed to be gloomy. Catriona, bless her, is
having a great time, and has a lovely hourglass figure."


'D' provides a vidclip from the 1966 film Johnny Yuma 
        Extremely short glimpse in undressing scene, with annoying parrot

24
Oct
21

2
entries

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen K.: Actress Eveleen Rayne, 1879
Found on eBay here.
Optimized by Sylvia Marie


Mainrad:

(From an historical newspaper article) 

As we know from numerous contemporary reports, steel belts such as this (Source: The Tatler),
but mostly narrower, were put on young girls, but also on adult women, secured with a lock. 

The heavily laced corset could no longer be loosened nor taken off by the wearer.These constant,
monitored  constrictions  accustomed the wearer to even the strongest lacing pressure. 

Some Australian gentlemen who are passionate about their women, albeit involuntarily to the utmost laced up,
secured the painfully constricted admired waist of their venerated wives with such a belt when absent. 

23
Oct
21

2
entries

 

Actress Gabrielle Ray, to
 add to our collection


'D' provides vidclips from the 2011 French film L'apollonide souvenirs de la maison close  (a/k/a "House of Tolerance")     #1    #2      LISA page
...as well as  a couple of trailers    #1    #2

 

22
Oct
21

2
entries

 

Gustave Jean Jacquet (1846-1909)
"An Elegant Bouquet" 1886


Stephen sends...
Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna of Russia ('Ella') (1864-1918)
Source     More of her here

21
Oct
21

1
entry

John H. points to this interesting YouTuber

...While on the same page, this exciting video:  Getting Dressed as Christine Daaé — GRWM Victorian Masquerade Dress | Phantom of the Opera

20
Oct
21

2
entries

 

'D' provides a vidclip from the 1954 film Ah! Les belles bancchantes    


Ed M. submits this delicacy:
Threnody in Velvet in Dark Virtue Deigns

19
Oct
21

2
entries

 

'D' provides vidclips from the 1999 film The Chambermaid on the Titanic        #1    #2

18
Oct
21

2
entries

 

 

'D' provides this vidclip from the 1999 film An Ideal Husband

17
Oct
21

2
entries

 

 

'D' provides this nice vidclip from the 1972 film Evil Roy Slade
(Nice viewing)


From Nikita (Germany)
'Maternal Love'
"Carlo Facchinetti (1870-1951) produced other works depicting
well corseted waists, but this one even shows the goodies."

NOTICE:
     
There will be a one day suspension of Updates

15
Oct
21

2
entries

 

 

 

 

 

'D' provides this nice  vidclip from the 2005 film Gabrielle
with Isabelle Huppert


Final (short reenactor) videos from Jörg:
#1    #2    #3    #4    #5    #6    #7
(Nicely made costumes, nicely corseted  - see also 12 & 14 Oct)

 


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We have a numerous amount of BDSM publications, including a LARGE number of Bondage Life magazines, for which we are attempting to find a new home. 
They are free to anyone who is willing to travel to Northern Virginia to pick them up.  Very expensive to ship;
furthermore, we do not want to go through the trouble of shipping them.
Questions are welcome

14
Oct
21

2
entries

 

'D' provides this nice  vidclip from the 1996 film Hellraiser: Bloodline
(
Some very odd, stylized 'corsets,' in a very odd film)


Some more (short reenactor) videos from Jörg, one more group to come:
#1      #2    #3    #4    #5    #6
(Nicely made costumes, nicely corseted  - see also 12 Oct)

 

13
Oct
21

2
entries

 

'D' provides this nice vidclip from the 1979 film Eagle's Wing


Jörg sends three more vidclips of Rita Fatima (see 12 and 9 Oct)    #1     #2      #3

12
Oct
21

3
entries

 

 

 

Stephen K.:
"
Jasmine Chisell is a TikTok personality with a love for vintage clothing. She has produced one corset video:"  (Looks like a fun gal!)
Trying an extreme corset ("This made my waist so small!")


We actually have videos of Rita Fatima (see 9 Oct)   #1    #2


Some (short reenactor) videos from Jörg, more to come:
#1      #2     #3

(Nicely made costumes, nicely corseted) 
 

11
 Oct
 21

2
entries

Your host has concocted a short erotic vignette, with which, hopefully, you'll be pleased
The Undonning (and Donning)                           An earlier vignette - Interlude


Glen K. has provided a couple pictures of Pinup Annalai, which we will add to our collection
She is also featured in Albert's Avenue
The Other Pinups

10
 Oct
 21

2
entries

 

 

Like we posted on on 4 Oct and  20 Sep, Roger K. has found another similar YouTube, which is remarkably well restored and colorized.


Here are the two remaining  parts to "The Corset in the Belle Époque", mentioned yesterday.

Part 3: Evolution of the Corset  Describes how fashion changed from the hourglass corset of the 1890s, to the S-bend of the early 1900s, to the straight line of 1910. Automatic translation here.

Part 4: The Art of Corseting  Mostly illustrations again, though there is a short passage explaining how to obtain a small waist by gradually tightening the laces throughout the day. Automatic translation here.

9
 Oct
 21

2
entries

 

 

 

 

VERY impressive!
Rita Fatima. She is on Instagram and Onlyfans and there is a short article about her here 
(Information provided by CorsetMaster)


Stephen K. has discovered a four-part presentation of great interest, "The Corset in the Belle Époque".  Here are the first two; they are in French, but the splendid
pictures make the visit worthwhile even for who cannot read the language (although some browsers will offer to translate).  The other two parts tomorrow:

Part 1: Outlines the situation in 1900 when one Inès Gaches-Sarraute stated that "women neither want to nor can do without corsets" (the phraseology is far more elegant in French). Various actresses gave their opinion for L'art d'être jolie in 1904. You will be aware that fifty or so years later Brigitte Bardot starred in films called And God Created Women and Une Parisienne, but Madame Marcelle Bordo said "God created woman. The corset created the Parisienne." And another actress describes a corset as "a joyous nest of swallows", a very pretty idiom which seems to me rather far-fetched! Automatic translation here.

Part 2: Corset Sellers This is basically just a series of pictures, either old corset advertisements or scenes representing ladies at the dressmaker or corsetiere with their stays exposed. And very charming they are too.

8
 Oct
 21

2
entries

 

 

 

Sometimes it was is apparent that a lady was
corseted with only with a swift glance


Stephen K. submits
Lucy as a corseted fairy
Lucy as a pigtailed warrior queen

 by "fantasy photographer" Laura Sheridan
 


NOTE: Pictures have been added to Part Six of Cathie T. voyage  (See yesterday)   Looks like she achieved a FINE figure!

7
Oct
21

2
entries

 

 

 

 

 

Long-time visitor Cathie T. continues to relate her life-long journey with corset training, in sections.  Part Six of the voyage...      
 
Part One      Lacings of Modernity section


Mainrad:

"The Lady in the short riding corset is photographed by Camille Silvy on December 11th  1862. Her name is Mrs Bachellor. 
Note the corset angle at her hips! Not very tall, somewhat stocky, with expansive hips and a broad waist,she initially had no good figurative requirements.
These figurative deficiencies were successfully corrected early on. Certainly sometimes with pain. 
As a upper class lady she was tightlaced from infancy <sic>, later maybe in a boarding school. In her tight riding corset she shows her demeanor proudly and dignity.
Accustomed to the tightest corsets, she is not in distress but in comfort. 
The real tightness of her waist is significantly reduced for the eye of the beholder by the heavy folded material of her riding skirt tied in the middle of the body
together with the poorly fitted top of her riding costume. 
Such extremely corseted Ladies, as inveterate tight lacers, wrote the letters we know in newspapers and contemporary magazines (EDM)......where they defended the corset in detail."

6
Oct
21

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'D' provides this video from the 2008 German film Buddenbrooks                   Stills


Jürgen has come across a couple of contrasting shots of Threnody in Velvet
More of her in our Pinup section


We have received another guest article:

Eight Stylish Ways To Wear Corsets For A Boudoir Photoshoot

The others

4
 Oct
 21

3
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NOTICE:
     
Traveling back! Updates will be paused for one or two days

 

"Marie Therese_de_Savoie, Comtesse d'Artois"
by Jean Baptiste André Gautier d'Agoty


Stephen K. submits
Spooky
  by "fantasy photographer" Laura Sheridan


Like we posted on 20 Sep, Roger K. found a similar YouTube, which, while there is less presence
 of corseted women, nevertheless, is remarkably well restored and colorized - very well done!

3
 Oct
 21

2
entries

 

Even reading is more fun whilst corseted...


Stephen K. submits
Bernadette Lemon
  by "fantasy photographer" Laura Sheridan
 

2
 Oct
 21

2
entries

 

English and Russian royal families can be seen together
in the Crimson Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, 1907


Stephen K. submits
Illyra Okami
 by "fantasy photographer" Laura Sheridan
 

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