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CORSETS FOR CATS?

Jean Paul Gaultier once created a corset for his cat.

The designer – whose collections are famed for their boned waists – wanted to make a bespoke item for his beloved feline but soon realised it wasn’t a good idea. He said: “Do you know that cats can’t wear corsets? They can’t stand! Not at all – they just fall over. I know because I tried!”.

Another irk Gaultier wanted to air to Stella magazine was about modern day celebrities who don’t want to pay for his designs. He said: “I am not a businessman. When I first started out Hollywood stars came and tried on the dresses and had many fittings. Now they except the dresses for free. I hear some designers even pay for them to wear their clothes. It is hopeless.”

The 57-year-old Frenchman believes he owes a lot of his success to using ‘real’ women in his catwalk shows as other females can relate to them.

He said “The fashion press could not understand it. But I say, ‘Why not?’ It is what inspires me. I don’t like to be safe. I use what I see. There is no point in me sitting here in my couture house and not knowing what is going on out there. You have to be aware of what is going on in the street.”

Article from the wonderful ELLEuk.com

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MORPHING INTO LADY GAGA!

As Christina Aguilera gets ready to launch back into the world of music it came to my attention how much she is starting to look and dress like Lady GaGa. Now, Christina was around long before GaGa hit the scene but it’s a shame she’s felt the need to go down the road of the slight S&M feel to her new music video. I love Christina when she went through that whole fifties phase, singing Candy Man in her white pencil dress and pin curls. There can only be, sadly, room for one Lady GaGa seen as she strives to take centre stage where ever she goes. Christina has the voice so she should pick a style that’s new and not out there already. My advice for her would be to stick to the whole sexy siren, Jazz singer look she had back in 2007 with her corsets and bustle skirts…let’s hope she’s reading!

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MET GALA 2010 – THE FROCKS AND THE FUN

Monday night saw the glitterati migrate to New York for the annual Metropolitan Costume Gala hosted by Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour and television star Oprah Winfrey. The night saw some of the most glamorous and stylish frocks to walk the red carpet and I’ve chosen some of my favourite gowns with of course the added bonus of the curve enhancing corset. First up see’s Twilight actress, Kristen Stewart in a figure hugging black Chanel dress, which I first mistook for Vivienne Westwood with the pointed neckline. I think this gown would have worked a little better if it was completely floor length, taking off the unnessesary netting.

Next up comes the stunning Jennifer Lopez, who by the way is over 40! Can you believe it? Jennifer looks radiant in this heavily embellished Zuhair Murad gown. I like to see Jen a little more glam and less ghetto.

Lastly we come to the curvasious Eva Mendes who looks fabulous in her Dolce and Gabbana floral dress, looking every bit the Spanish senorita. See how the fish tale, corset nipped in waist design of the dress highlights Eva’s fantastic figure? The black floral print works well with Eva’s latino skin colouring.

All images courtesy of www.look.co.uk

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COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Here are two of my favourite corset wearing ladies in deep conversation at Coachella Music festival. Katy Perry and Dita Von Teese have actually been out a number of time, oh how fun it would be to be involved in that party circuit! I’m loving Dita’s directional hat by Phillip Treacey and sun dress, a striking contrast against Katy’s super modern, colourful ensemble. I love Katy’s sunglasses, how cool are they. Earlier on in the festival Dita was snapped wearing some larger than life sailor trousers. Although her corset style bra top looks great these trousers are a definate no-no in the style stakes. Dita, you look like Santa at sea! Please find some skinny, indigo jeans to wear with that top and high light your curves instead of drowning them.

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CHRISTIAN DIORS 2010 CORSET

How gorgeous does actress Mia Wasikowska look in this Christian Dior polka dot mesh and satin corset from the 2010 catwalk collection? This over the bust corset captures the ladylike, ultra feminine trend that is so present right now. The trend for underwear as outerwear has been spotted all over the high street with lace camisoles worn with jeans and flashes of brightly coloured bras are a big trend for night wear. I think this type of corset should be teamed with a fifties style full skirt and towering heels to capture that womanly trend. If your looking for an equivilant of this polka dot corset then why not try this Dita corset in black with white spots. Christian Dior eat your stylish heart out!

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RIHANNA – QUEEN OF THE CORSET

Pop princess, Rihanna is known now more for her outrageous style than for her music. Not to say that she isn’t a credited artist, its just in recent years it has been her style that has kept her in papers and in with the fashion pack.

Designers are queuing to dress the singer, with favourites been Dolce and Gabbana and Jeremy Scott. If there were a queen of the corset then Rihanna would take that crown, whether that is stage outfits or walking through New York in a corset and ripped jeans.

Rihanna is one of the hottest artist of the moment and her style is something that can be easily replicated with the help of True corset. Why not try this Dita corset in Pink Duchess Satin teamed with distressed denim? Or even this Curvy Black Satin Over The Bust corset, worn with super high heels and uber trendy wet look leggings.

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MY FANS ARE VOLUPTUOUS VIXENS

Dita Von Teese is looking lovely at a meet and greet as part of the Rockabilly Party Weekend held at the New Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (April 3).

The 37-year-old burlesque beauty signed autographs and met fans – “Loved meeting my awesome-looking fans at Viva Las Vegas this afternoon!” Dita tweeted after the event. “So many voluptuous vixens!”

Dita is finishing up a series of shows in Las Vegas – her final show in town is Wednesday (April 7)! Pick up tickets at Dita.net.

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