My Blog’s Year In Review

Happy Blogiversary Champagne Corsets!

One year ago I launched a brand new blog called “How to Wear Corsets in Real Life.” It is very important for me to practice what I preach and to gain the trust and loyalty of my clients because the corset is probably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion! Yes, corsets have been around for centuries, actually some 500 years, but the days of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind holding onto a bedpost and enduring terrific pain in exchange for a shapely form are over. As a matter of fact the corset has had a rebirth; and in the process, has gone from being whalebone uncomfortable underclothes to high fashion.

A corset is a garment worn to hold and train the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes. My blog is to try and stop the assumptions that corsets are restrictive, difficult to breathe in and can only be worn for special events. Over this past year of wearing corsets on a regular basis I’m already feeling stronger, healthier and experiencing additional benefits I never expected. Read more about the benefits of wearing a corset in “Health.” Not only do I educate people on how and why to incorporate corsets into their everyday routine, but I am also able to tweak anything that I may find that needs changing, whether it be in my patterns, my fabric choices, sewing techniques, etc. This idea has made my brand authentic and sets me apart from other brands and businesses.


Happy Blogiversary Champagne Corsets!

I sat down with Innovation Destination Hartford for a second exclusive interview sharing all of the details regarding updates to my business from when I first spoke to them in 2016.

Additionally, The Lingerie Journal featured an exclusive interview about me and my business.

I’ve done collaborations with Aria’s Wedding & Banquet Facility in Prospect, CT, where I did a couple of beautiful photo shoots A Fairytale Wedding and Flamenco Ferocity.

I was also a guest on Erica Biesiada’s blog Bring Your Own Kombucha – Are Corsets Bad for You? where I talk in depth about the Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Societal Beneficial Effects of Corsetry.

In August 2017, I traveled to Oxford, England and attended the Oxford Conference of Corsetry. It’s a weekend residential conference where corset makers from around the world gather, share industry secrets, brainstorm ideas, inspire each other, and talk non-stop about corsets! I had the privilege to be a part of this experience and, for anyone interested, you can find my recap blog posts “Champagne Goes to Oxford” Part 1 and Part 2.

Lastly, my design studio has moved! We are now located in Prospect, CT, where we meet with our clients by appointment only. You can book an appointment with us through our website or call us at 917.524.9908

,,This idea has made my brand authentic and sets me apart from other brands.

Unique and Sophisticated

Happy Blogiversary Champagne Corsets!

Today I’m celebrating my one-year blogiversary in my embroidered, black velvet and metallic rose-gold vegan leather corset. A luminous gold with copper undertones, this fabric has a smooth, sleek face and stiff drape that makes it perfect for a custom corset. Thin and lightweight, I lined this fabric with 100% horsehair. The beautiful black rose applique made with bugle beads creates a unique and textured shiny pattern that catches the light and accentuates my waistline. The black busk front closure is hidden underneath the embroidery and fully functional. The most time-consuming procedure on this corset was matching up the embroidery on the 2 front panel seam lines, but I’m very pleased with the outcome. Additional hand-cut embroidered roses were hand-sewn throughout the corset and rose gold Swarovski crystals were strategically placed in the center of each embroidered rose. My design was inspired by my brand’s colors and what Champagne Corsets represents – exquisite detail, exceptional quality, expert design and impeccable craftsmanship! I paired my corset with these black shorts and block heel sandals that offer a uniquely sophisticated look. This ensemble is perfect for brunch out with friends or for a date night out!

Thank you to everyone who’s been supporting my blog and for being a part of my “corset community”. I would greatly appreciate if you take a moment to comment anything you would like to see more of in the year ahead.

Do you currently own a corset and would like help styling it? Or perhaps you’re ready for a custom handmade corset of your own. Let’s get started! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Please comment below.


Photos by Meghan Olson
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