Greetings everyone! Thank you to those that sent sweet "get well soon" messages re: my broken foot last week! I'm happy to say that I'm now past the two-week mark, and my orthopedist says that I am allowed to start exercising my foot (which just means putting up to 25% weight on it for now with the walking boot).
The injury has unfortunately pushed back my move, which doubly stinks because my apartment was fire-damaged two weeks ago from fireworks. We are now seeking counsel for tenants' rights as the landlord will not do anything about the perpetrator living in the unit adjacent to us (despite multiple witnesses saying it was her who started the fire), yet the landlord expects me to live in an inhospitable place (20% of my living space fire and water damaged needing to be completely gutted; locks broken by the fire brigade and not replaced; and smoke, ash and fumes still blowing through the entire HVAC system) without so much as a reduction in rent.
The one saving grace is that many of my belongings are already in storage so very few of my textiles were actually smoke-damaged. About half a dozen of my personal corsets will not be salvageable, but I'm glad it wasn't my whole collection.
Speaking of corset collection, I have a new updated gallery for you this week, and new sweet colorways in the shop (guaranteed smoke-free as they are dropshipped!).
Some people prefer their corsets to give them a more conical, tapered ribcage like what was so popular around the 1950's New Look era, or even the Edwardian era. A human's floating ribs (the 11th and 12th pair) often have flexible joints, and they're designed to swing in and out like a hinge with each breath you take. It is also possible for some individuals to train their ribs to be pushed inward, so they have a slightly tapered ribcage with or without the corset on.
There are arguably over 100 different makers who can cater to the conical ribcage but I've curated some of my favorites here.
Seen above is an incredible ensemble by Wyte Phantom, who tends to pattern for conical ribs as part of her aesthetic. (Model: by @ambellinauk, Headdress: @patine_noire, Photo: @newo_imagery)
NOTE: We are nearly at the end of my 1-year Ebay page experiment. Sadly it did not perform as well as I had hoped. We will slowly start winding down activity on this page, just cleaning up expired listings and perhaps adding new listings once a month instead of weekly.
Featured this week:
"Aurora" overbust corset by Maison Moginot - nude with gold lace, size 22", EUR 250.00 (Approx. US $305) (Pictured here)
Orchid Corsetry Blue Silk Dupioni & Black Mesh Vala Edwardian Underbust, US $380
SnowBlack Corset Underbust, size 22″, New with Tags, 410.00 PLN (Approx. US $109)
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