Rosie Dennington of Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture shares with us her top 5 of ‘all things corsets’:
“Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture create bespoke gowns and corsetry for event and bridal, for all body types. Rosie’s fundamental belief is that all body shapes and types deserve to feel beautiful. Combining fantasy and fairytale influences with her unique talent in pattern cutting and design proves for exciting results. Most notably Rosie Red’s work has just been featured in the September Issue of Vanity Fair, worn by Helena Bonham Carter and shot by Mario Testino. She was named Helena Bonham Carter’s ‘new favourite young designer’, and has the fundamental belief that no dream is too big.”
Best personal corset moment
My personal number 1 ‘corset thing’ was getting my own corsetry into Vanity Fair’s September Style Issue, worn by style icon Helena Bonham Carter and shot by world renowned, Mario Testino. More moments like that please.
This was a hard one to narrow down, but Mirror Mirror had to make the cut. The costumes are breathtaking and the designer Eiko Ishioka was 74 when working on the movie. So inspirational!
Way to lace a corset
Corsetry should have 2 ‘bunny loops’ at the waist to pull from and give a nice cinch, these then get tied at the waist in a bow. There are heaps of different ways to lace a corset, but this is my favourite.
Bettie Page is my favourite pin-up of all time, and if you haven’t heard of her go and have a Google! There is a great movie all about Bettie’s extraordinary life (The Notorious Bettie Page), featuring heaps of corsets!
Corset biscuit cutters!
If sewing your own corset isn’t your cuppa, how about making some to eat? I found these gorgeous biscuit cutters online at Amazon so you can make and ice your own.
- Corsets used in film