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Feeling a bit Cheerrier! [Dec. 17th, 2008|01:24 pm]
Lanette
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If you can't fix it, cover it with beautiful corset at least. My stupid spine is still in agony, but to distract myself, retail therapy and a beautiful design right over that s.o.b. back of mine.

I sent back my ring I bought myself for goal weight. I didn't buy myself anything for 1 year at or below goal since I was out of money.

The creator of this leather cincher sold this to me (new) for $75 plus shipping! I'm excited and hope to create an awesome costume to go with it. This is very different from my more elegant steel boned corsets. In my opinion, one of my friends needs to pick up that awesome bat etched design with buckles.




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[User Picture]From: pattinthehatt
2008-12-17 09:32 pm (UTC)
I said, "GASP! WOW!"
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:43 pm (UTC)
I just love it! I think the henna inspired design is beautiful and matches the style I like. I also enjoy that it's so adjustable meaning that it will fit my waist well even if I manage to regain back up to a size 8 or so. It closes at 25", so easily can look good up to 32". I'd wear it down to about 26" at this point, so less than an inch at each gap.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2008-12-17 09:45 pm (UTC)
Wow! I feel like I can't breathe just looking at it, but it's pretty!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:54 pm (UTC)
This doesn't even having boning, and isn't a small size, so I won't be tightlacing with it. This is more a decorative peice that I'm hoping to plan a custom Halloween costume around! I'm thinking Celtic Warrior Princess.
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From: stephie1973
2008-12-18 06:15 am (UTC)
Hey! Maybe you can wear it to the Ren Faire you were wanting to attend..I bet it would look smashing with a costume of sorts. I always used to love those and dressed up every year with an empire waisted dress.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-18 07:51 am (UTC)
I think it would be fantastic for that sort of outing!
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[User Picture]From: prairieflower
2008-12-17 09:57 pm (UTC)
That's beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:59 pm (UTC)
I think it's very creative and I love the leather tooling. I couldn't pass this up because it was my size and the perfect design for me. :) He has more for sale at http://halafax.livejournal.com/62607.html#cutid2 and I think he's talented. I'll let you know how it goes once I get it.

This isn't quite a normal "corset" as I think of it, but is still a beautiful corsetlike leather. For me to consider it a true "corset" it has to be steel boned.
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[User Picture]From: prairieflower
2008-12-17 10:06 pm (UTC)
Right. But goodness, it's gorgeous, even if it isn't a true corset or cincher.

Hey, did you see that woman on a Discovery (I think it was Discover Health) who'd been wearing corsets and cinchers for years and years and had like a 15 inch waist?

This is her:
http://www.neatorama.com/2005/11/26/cathie-jungs-15-inch-waist/
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 10:09 pm (UTC)
Wow! I've seen her before. Hard to believe she is 68 years old!
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[User Picture]From: prairieflower
2008-12-17 10:12 pm (UTC)
I know! She looks great though, if not a little extreme.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 10:16 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not really into the tightlacing fetish but I have respect for the dedication it takes.
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[User Picture]From: prairieflower
2008-12-17 10:18 pm (UTC)
I'm not into it either, but like you, I can respect it.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-12-17 09:57 pm (UTC)
They're here in Atlanta I believe. :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:59 pm (UTC)
Yes! Although, personally, from having WORN leather, I'd rather go out with it in Seattle than most of the year in Atlanta. Talk about sweat city.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-12-17 10:05 pm (UTC)
Very true. My Pendragon is leather and suede and I was comfortable in April, but I don't think it would have been great in June.

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 10:11 pm (UTC)
You look beautiful in that outfit! I love it! I have the same feather fan for if I go to a faire if it's maroon like your skirt.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-12-17 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That fan was just a plastic and lace one with little pearl beads. I bought a silk and wood one while at the faire that's much nicer.

I need to buy new sude side pieces for the corset because it's from before WLS and the above is with it tightened all the way down. I had 2 inches of extra room in that pic and I've lost more weight since then.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 10:46 pm (UTC)
Dark Garden is the most expensive corsetier. I've looked them up. I've heard wonderful things about their custom corsets, but at $400 and up, I'm not sure I'll be looking to get one anytime soon.

I already sold all of my corsets which were too large (luckily).
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 10:56 pm (UTC)
For how often I wear them (which is just for costume and occasions I can dress up to go out), I can't justify spending that much. I'd really rather have the whole dress I was drooling over for that much money than just that one corset.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-12-17 11:04 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! Why did you send your ring back?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 11:05 pm (UTC)
The ring kept losing stones and when I sent it back they were out of stock and it was going to take forever and I just lost faith that the ring I liked was a good design when I lost the same stone from the 2nd ring within 30 days.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 11:15 pm (UTC)
I already have an ankle length cream colored tulle skirt that will match this. Not sure what would look nice as a top under this, but I'm sure I'll come up with something. It shipped today!
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From: imaohwos
2008-12-17 11:48 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely gorgeous! It would fit my big toe, though, haha.

Also I got your card :D Thank you! It's the only one I'll get. *cherishes*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-18 11:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you got the card and liked it. :)
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