I'm Shannon, I'm 22 yrs old, a scoundrelle's keep minion, and a fashion design student. I love music, 50's silhouettes, colors, and 60's muscle cars. Enjoy the pretties. If you like geeky things I have another blog devoted to how much of a loser I am. http://ohhhoneyy.tumblr.com/
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
The dress Marilyn Monroe wore to John F. Kennedy’s birthday in March 1961 (now known as the “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress) has gone down in history as the world’s most expensive dress. It was custom made by American designer Jean Louis to Marilyn’s request for a dress which only she could wear. He watched all the films she had starred in and decided to make her dress which would give the effect of her being naked. The finest skin-colored silk was sent over from France and the pattern was pinned together on Marilyn herself. The result was a “second skin”, embroidered with six thousand rhinestones. According to various sources, the dress cost her from between $2500 and $12,000 – a colossal sum at that time. Not long ago it was sold at Christie’s for $1.26 million to businessmen Peter Siegal and Robert Schagrin
I present my covet list. Which makers would be on yours?
Credits (clockwise, from top left): Bizarre Design, model unknown (photo: Jaap Broeders) Clessidra Couture. Model: Sohui. Photo: Catherine Day Ferrer Corsets, “Crimson Passion” modeled by a client Anachronism in Action “Lady Loki” modeled by the designer Kelly
Ok, I’m now flailing my hands about Bishonenrancher X Mr Pearl. PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN.
Supposedly Mr. Pearl can only be initially contacted through lettermail and sometimes fax. And he only does fittings in person, and I heard it’s not uncommon to do 10 fittings or more - so I would need several thousand dollars’ worth of travel and lodging on top of whatever he charges for commissions.
I know, this is part of what makes it so “AHHHH!” because it’s the stuff of dreams! I can almost hear him saying “Miss Lucy is an exquisite creature and quite the fount of knowledge when it comes to navigating the landscape of modern corsetry…” Wait, have I just hoisted the sail for a Bishonenrancher x Mr Pearl shipping thing? Except instead of hetero romance it’s based on the lust and adoration of fine, couture corsetry… Is… could… should… should this be a thing? MOVE OVER DITA, A NEW BEAUTY FOR MR PEARLS CRAFT IS ENTERING THE ARENA!
WHAT IS THIS
I AM DYING
Ah yes. The corset community is totally made of very serious snobs and we never do anything silly. We have a very strict discipline.