This is the most enchanting thing I’ve ever seen.
E. Coguenhem et Cie
#denim detailing #craftsmanship #corset #gaultier #brooklymuseum #mustsee #exhibit #art #couture #designer #luv (at brooklyn museum)
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Anna’s corset back to front #instacollage #cosplay #frozen #anna #floral #fabrics #flowers #corset #progress
Renaissance Training, Day One
This is an experiment. I’ve always fantasized about wearing one of those renaissance ball gowns. You know, the ones you have to literally be squeezed in a laced corset first by you maid or mother holding onto the laces like the reigns of a horse? Well, I got have called a “cincher” for this stupid adventure of mine. I want to see what it would be like. So far, I’m definitely cinched. I got walked in on in the bathroom after putting it on…I can only hope they mistook it for a back brace or very strange tank top. Either way, whatever…Everyone is weird in their own way. I probably look 2 sizes smaller than I’m used too, not that you can see it under my baggy sweater, but who cares. So here I go, sitting up very straight, and painting at my easel.
This is super cool! I’m glad you’re enjoying being cinched. However, you may want to do a bit of research on what exactly you want. Renaissance corsets were more for structure than cinching and being “fat” was a sign of wealth (it meant you could afford to eat!). You would also have overbust stays that would give you a very straight, rigid figure rather than the curvy silhouette that we find more pleasing nowadays. A good reference for this type of costume is The Borgias or The Tudors. The hourglass look didn’t happen until the Romantic era which was about 200 years after the Renaissance.
Dress, silk, c. 1840, British.
The revelation had shaken her very soul. Her mother had loved her.
Adored her. Fought to keep her by her side. But it seemed to Elizabeth, reading between the words, that this consuming mother love had taken Anne quite as much by surprise as its disclosure had taken Elizabeth.