This post was written by Laura, a contributing blogger for Thin and Curvy. If you missed her intro post, look no further!
I am really, really good to myself sometimes. For example, I managed to get myself the most beautiful birthday present of all time: a custom overbust corset from none other than the lovely Angela Friedman
! Her work has been featured on other blogs such as The Lingerie Addict
and The Lingerie Lesbian
, and I've been lusting after her designs for a good while.
I caved when I saw the Claire de Lune corset.
I had already been thinking about ordering a "standard" custom overbust
corset from Angela anyway, but when I saw the Claire de Lune, I fell in love.
But, you see, I wanted to be different. I wanted to play around with the color choice, and I'm completely, 100% in love with what I went for.
|Pink and gold is one of my favorite color combinations OF ALL TIME.|
Ordering a custom corset from Angela Friedman was a relatively simple process, all things considered! I live in the South, while she works out of New York, but we were able to make it work. The whole process took somewhere between two and three months (I think?), but I was the reason it took so long! If you're a prompt sort of person, you could easily have a corset in a month.
I went to a local tailor and had myself measured, which they did for me for free! It took me a few weeks to get my butt to a tailor, so there's one example of me dawdling. I sent my measurements off to Angela so she could make me a mock-up corset.
The mock-up corset is just white cotton, nothing fancy, and was a way for me to figure out what tweaks needed to be made before she made the final version. If you decide to order a custom corset from Angela Friedman, I highly
recommend paying the extra fee to have a mock-up sent to you!
Then, of course, I had to send back the mock-up, which took me longer than it should have because I was emotionally attached. Eventually, though, I sent it back, complete with lots of cat hair.
And the final result?
You guessed it! Me posing awkwardly with the most beautiful thing I've ever put on my body! All the photos I took are ones where I laced the corset up myself. I'm not the greatest at it, so you'll have to take my word for it that this looks even MORE amazing when I've had assistance from a friend!
|Ignore the face that my jeans clearly need a wash and that I have a camera balanced on my head.|
I wore this exact outfit out to dinner with my boyfriend (note: the jeans were freshly washed and not wrinkled to oblivion), and it was amazing to be able to wear something strapless
that was still exceptionally supportive! I paired my ensemble with a black pleather jacket and I felt gorgeous and like a badass all rolled up into one.
|Dat. Structure. It's phenomenal! Plus, you can see that my boobs are very well-contained!|
|All those itty bitty seams... drool. DROOL, I TELL YOU.|
|I love how the laces match the silk exactly, and how the lace looks like it's applique!|
|The corset is lined in cotton, so it's unbelievably comfortable.|
|I am one happy, happy lady.|
It was completely worth every single penny. Angela is a dream to work with and I look forward to ordering another corset from her again!