Sunday, 1 June 2014

My love for you is still unknown: A Corset Story

Till now I always got by on my own
When I was about 14 I had a major style crush on Ann Wilson from Heart. I loved everything about her from her big hair, dark rimmed eyes and especially her penchant for wearing corsets over long dresses with pixie boots.I didn't realise it at the time but she was also the first Woman I ever saw being trolled about being fat. 
The rock music press of the day more used to seeing Tawny Kitaen sprawled across David Coverdales car never missed a chance to point out she was curvy. I remember just thinking she was a goddess and being delighted when a girl at school told me I looked like her.

Coupled with my Madonna fixation it cemented a life long love for backcombing and wearing underwear as outerwear.
The fabulous Ann Wilson
Fast forward a few years and I fell in love with burlesque where performers wore corsets as part of their costumes and many of the audience members did too. I still love a corset although I always prefer to wear them as fashion items rather than go for the traditional saucy strumpet look. With bangers as big as mine it can look far too much like I should be an extra in a period drama brothel scene but that's just personal preference-you know my view wear what you want, how you want.

A mixture of Ann Wilson and a dark fairy

So when the company Corset story approached me to see if I would like to sample one of their corsets and skirts I jumped at the chance to create a homage to Ann Wilson with a dash of Bellatrix Lestrange thrown in for good measure-dark fairy, big hair glamour vixen.

Because this isn't the eighties I have put my black short tutu and corset with leggings and trainers. I feel this looks more modern and less panto fairy.
I've teamed it with a black shrug and big necklace (Primark) and because wearing a full corset and jeweled collar is simply too understated a pair of glittery cat ears.

Submit to my dark charms
Magical corsetry

I feel quite other worldly in this outfit and yet also quite goth princess. What a delicious combination.Sometimes its just fabulous to use clothes to indulge your whims. It doesn't matter what size, shape or age you are, embrace the part of you that enjoys dress up.

Fat Goth-You called!
You are never too old to indulge your clothing fantasies
This black brocade sweetheart corset goes up to a size 24 and Corset Story have very kindly offered me one to giveaway to one lucky reader.
Win this corset

To Enter

  1. Nip on over to Corset Story and take a look at their skirt collection. Pick which one you think goes best with this corset.
  2. Leave a comment below mentioning which skirt you would choose along with your email address.
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      Winner will be selected using random number generator. 
      This prize can not be transferred.
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      1. Love the whole outfit on you! I really like the tutu but I quite like this 'Black Satin Skirt Pleated Rear' to go with a corset like that too, as its very 'Crimson petal and the White' and also I could wear it to Whitby Goth weekend ;) xx

      2. oops forgot my email = :)

      3. I'd choose the long black satin overlay skirt - simple but sexy :) My email is Fingers crossed :) xx

      4. I love the Steampunk leather effect skirt. Looks beautiful. My email is

      5. Definitely the short tutu with that corset but I also want pretty much the entire Steampunk collection, gorgeous stuff.

      6. I think is the one for me, the leather one with the chains/belts. With that gorgeous corset you could really rock the Jacqueline Sparrow loon, especially with a sexy pair of heels and a bandana!

      7. I should have said 'look' and not 'loon'....oops!

      8. Now that's my idea of power dressing think id choose the Black Satin Skirt Pleated Rear and find a moor to roam searching for Heathcliff in a Kate bush style

        1. Hi Nick you are the winner of this giveaway-congratulations!

      9. Black satin skirt pleated rear. It is gorgeous and would be fabulously gothic with that corset! Takes me back to all the classic literature I read as a teen!

      10. It's got to be the black satin skirt with pleated rear for me, perfect for an outfit with a bit of drama ;) my email is x

      11. I'd wear it with the black satin pleated rear skirt with the pink bloomers underneath! I've always wanted a corset but I've never had the balls to wear one but here goes x

      12. Oooh, definitely the long black satin with the pleats at the back, very Victorian! my email is:

      13. That is an amazing corset and i think i would wear it with the Black Satin Skirt Pleated Rear, so i could feel like Nancy from 'The Craft'.
        Best Wishes, Caroline -

      14. That corset is amazing and I'd wear it with the long black satin puffball skirt, my doc martens from college (splattered with white paint a la jackson pollack) and a long green sleeved top under the corset. I'd probably also stick The Smiths on my walkman and wear out my Rimmel Heather Shimmer lipstick #livingthedream. My email is

      15. Oooh I love the Victorian steam punk black ruffle back skirt, I'd team it with that georgous corset, lace up Victorian style boots, a dark red rose in black lace in my hair and sultry eye make up and black lace half lace gloves! The full on miss Havisham look but in black!! My email is

        Must say I love the brown leather style half corset with the hip bits, very Musketeer-ish!!! Very sexy!

      16. I think I'd wear it with the short tan layered steampunk skirt a great pair of boots, big hair, and enough black eyeliner to frighten Jack Sparrow.

      17. I'm going to have to opt for the Black short tutu skirt, who doesnt love a bit of fairy goth mother!

      18. well with the new star wars film coming up, it'd have to be the leather effect steampunk skirt for Tatooine chic! Raawr sexy scifi lady!

        My email is

      19. I tried to comment yesterday, but good old technology was against me!

        You look AMAZING!!!! I am a sucker for a good old Corset (just invested in my first two, unfortunately not from Corset Story), and as for Heart... Well... All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You is one of my all time faves!!!!

        As for which skirt would I team with this little beaut (which shares the same name as Mini Me.... Angelica), I think it would have to be the black satin pleated rear Not my usual style, but how completely vintage would these items look together??? Has to be done! xxx

      20. Black Satin Skirt Pleated Rear is definitely my favourite to go with this. I'd love to wear this corset with dark skinny jeans, red shoes and red shrug too :D

      21. I would definitely choose the Black Satin Skirt with the Pleated Rear, I think! I was torn between that and the Tutu.

      22. I love the combination of this corset with the tutu, very flattering and sexy!

      23. The winner of this giveaway is Nick Cole-Congratulations x

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      25. Amazing corset. Thank you for sharing your story :) Sharon Marquez


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