The Korsettevent in Thüringen takes place from 2 May to 4 May 2014. It has a flexible schedule and the ball takes place Saturday evening. Due to a late cancelation, 2 seats are available for late sign-up.
Scottish born Stella Tennant was the cover story of Italian Vogue. The cover and fashion shoot is inspired by the late Ethel Granger (1905 – 1982) who was a famous tight-lacer that used corsets to reduce her waist size into a record measure of 33 centimeters. Stella Tennant is considered an industry icon within the fashion industry and has limited her appearances. At the time of shoots she was around the age of 40 and mother of four children. The photos are manipulated, but intriguing nevertheless. A video is available of the Vogue site and here in the member area.
Today we received information about a woman with a waist size of 30 centimeters in an email, a fellow corset enthusiast reports that he meet the wife of one of his business associates in Poland. The meeting took place in a private home in Rzeszów close to the Ukrainian border, where business and other subjects were discussed in informal atmosphere.
The wife of his associate was petite, about 155 – 160 cm tall in heels and very slim build. The most amazing was her incredibly small waist, which showed clearly in her figure hugging dress. It was really tiny, even for her small frame. During the meeting he commented her on her remarkable figure. Although communication has difficult, because she didn’t speak English very well, the husband helped by translating. She explained that was wearing a tightly laced corset and that right now her waist measured a fraction over 30 cm, but she usually kept it 1 – 2 cm looser when going out of the home. She also emphasized that she always wears loose clothes over her waist, because she doesn’t like unpleasant attention.
Growing up under difficult situations around the city of Chelm, she moved to Rzeszów as young teenager. Having always been very slim, she often wore tight belts to compress her waist and stomach. She discovered corsets, but was unable to afford them. Since she already had become proficient in altering clothes (regular clothes didn’t fit her because of her size and build), began making undergarments that would compress her waist, and later building corset. When she was around 18 or 19, her corset was of so good quality that they could be laced really tight, and she wore corset most of the time. She thinks that she started with a waist size of about 52 cm and when she turned 26 she had reached her current size of 30 cm when measured over the corset. Remaining at the size for more than 2 years, she does want or have any plans to become smaller, as she is quite content with her current shape.
For privacy reasons, photos are not available for publication. He tells that it a very interesting meeting on the 1 April, but that the meeting tomorrow will take place at the office.
Lucy lives in Canada and is “a long-haired, piano-playing, corset-loving, health-obsessed nerd”. An avid corset collector, she has created the largest collection of corset related videos covering a wide range of topics. The Youtube channel is updated at an amazing frequency of several times per months. Particularly the videos providing background knowledge of corsets and their wear, and her extensive reviews of numerous corset makers, are respected by newcomers to corsetting as well by experienced people. Her videos are ideal for people that learn better by watching videos. The technical quality of the videos are good. Most videos have proper lightening and audio quality, and they are available at a resolution of 720p.
The website is an extension or expansion of the video channel. The website shows information from the videos in a different way. E.g. the Help, I’m lost! shows overview of corset makers by cost, dimensions and location.
She does offer reselling of Off the Rack (OTR) corsets, but she is very open and honest about this and does no try to reveal any details. I believe that she “want to make sure you leave my site well-armed with information and excited about your new corset, where ever it comes from:”