the metal zipper- bringing fashion past and present together — edwardian

so cinch me

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I have a love/hate relationship with corsets, in concept and in real life. On the one hand (in concept), I can see the beauty of them and the importance in the way they define how women were perceived and perceieved themselves throughout fashion history. On the other, I can see how they damaged women physically and mentally. In my own life, I've purchased one and worn in a few times. I read a great article about a woman who bought one and how it changed her life…helped her posture, helped her learn how to "feel" when her stomach was actually...

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It was Strong Lady Saturday yesterday over on the Facebook page! Strength and glamour!    1950s roller derby!     Neighborhood watch.     Biker babes and lipstick.       Circus strong woman.    

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Mirror, Mirror

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A simple yet elegant thing....women gazing into mirrors throughout time. Images all day over on our Facebook page. Stop over and see, share your own!  Albert H Collings, 1929   “Vanity”, 1890, Auguste Toulmouche     1920s Photoplay     Marilyn Monroe in mirror   Joan Crawford     A Princeza Flor (The Flower Princess) - The Black Princess and Other Fairy Tales from Brazil translated by Christie T Young, 1916  

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