“It started with a Boldini painting and the Gibson Girl’s silhouette; then I saw the fabric and I thought, why not make it like a cream on top of the wedding cake?” -Christian Lacroix. US Vogue December 1995.
Hourglass figures and the sleek lines of the early 1900’s stir my heart. Small bustles, opera gloves and Victorian etiquette all feel so comfortably familiar to me. The corsets I’ve found on Period Corsets and Morua Designs are terribly exciting, and I’m about to order my first beautiful ivory brocade sweetheart corset from Meschantes Corsetry and am eager to see what the quality is like.
I would love to walk around in a corset and full bustled skirt with opera gloves but have decided to adapt to my city surroundings so am ever seeking ways in which to introduce elements of Victoriana into my daily life and attire.
Fortunately for me, my work in media might afford more opportunities than usual for tightlacing and corsetry and so I look forward to refining my style and to more explorations here on RegencyGirl.
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