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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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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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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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THE ULTIMATE IN LEATHER CORSET

Wow. Beautiful shapes, intricate leather-work, and more current fashion trends than I care to name: Anticeptic Fashion have an Etsy store that should – if it doesn’t already – cater to both the alternative and the mainstream fashioniser.

Though clearly able to be worn with a fetish twist, I can imagine some of these pieces also working in a more classic way, sort of like an Hermes or Ralph Lauren belt to the extreme. You could feminise some of these beautifully with floaty florals or shimmering metalics – or rock them up with skinny pants and killer boots.

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CHRISTINA AGUILERAS CORSET STYLE

How gorgeous does pop princess, Christina Aguilera look on her single cover, with a black PVC corseted playsuit, teamed with a metal waist nipping belt. This looks like a torchure device! Still, she looks great. I loved Christina when she went through her 50’s pin up phase but I suppose anything is an improvement on leather chaps and dreadlocks for her ‘Dirty’ video!

Christina Aguilera has released her latest “big news” — the lyrics to her single “Not Myself Tonight” off her upcoming album, Bionic! ALSO, the countdown time on ChristinaAguilera.com has started yet again. Will the song finally get released tomorrow?? Hopefully!!!

Christina is currently filming her acting debut for the film ‘Burlesque‘, so lets hope some of the style carries to run off on her as she has the pefect figure for it.

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BACK IN FASHION

Basques and corsets are back in fashion again in 2010, it is not a secret, the trend is largely due to the huge popularity of celebrities like Rihanna and Lady GaGa. The corset will obtain things for celebrities that no other garment can. The corset or basque will reduce the waist instantly, improve confidence and posture, can be glamorous, eye-catching and worn in several ways.

Rihanna the singer and umbrella hit maker flaunted her sexy curves and brought New York to a stand still when she stepped out in an eye-popping outfit for a shopping trip; she was seen in a satin corset tops under a pink cardigan, and teamed it with a pair of white jeans and pink shades. Lady GaGa has recently been seen in a metallic corset to promote her single and when interviewed for Rolling Stone magazine appeared to be wearing nothing but a Perspex corset with a few carefully placed bubbles.

Kylie is well known for loving her corsets; the pop princess is seen in tight black corsets and thigh high stiletto boots. Alesha Dixon has vamped it up wearing a tight cream corset and bustle and with some wet look red leggings. The Halo singer, Beyonce has shown off her womanly assets to their full potential in eye-catching fashion corsets and designer jewellery both on stage and the red carpet. The America singer Katy Perry brought some extra glamour to the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin with a series of eye-catching corsets.

Corsets have had us in a lather when the soap stars of the small screen hit the red carpet at the awards, three TV beauties, Hollyoaks actress Hollie-Jay Bowes, East Enders’ Kara Tointon and Emmerdale’s Jenna Louise Coleman, dazzled in stylish corset dresses, with Hollie-Jay opting for a traditional black and white corset paired with a black skirt and platform shoes. Jenna Louise donned a flattering black corset and monochrome full knee-length skirt, while Kara chose a gold satin tutu dress.

Any doubt that women with curves, breasts and creamy shoulders can not be beautiful, have not seen the sight of Nigella Lawson, in a dazzling red corset dress. The Vivienne Westwood scarlet corset dress gave her a tiny nipped in waist and with her ample bust pushed up, made her shine with health and confidence.

So the message is that womens corsets are magic figure fixers to get you noticed, they are gorgeous and sexy, can be worn by anyone, not just celebrities. You could pair a corset with leggings and go out clubbing or to a party or with trousers, jeans or skirt for a more casual night out. But they can equally be worn in the boudoir. A good corset is more expensive than other tops, but they achieve things other garments can not, and if looked after, will last years as they don’t date.

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CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Christina Aguilera reportedly gave her baby son Max a scare when she came home wearing a long wig.

The ‘Dirrty’ singer was sporting the fake hairpiece as part of her role in the upcoming film Burlesque, and forgot to remove it at the end of the day’s filming.

A source told the National Enquirer: “Max was really confused and he didn’t want to go near her.”

The insider went on to say that her husband Jordan Bratman had then realised why Max was acting so strangely and asked her to remove the false locks, adding: “As soon as she did, Max ran up to her and gave her a big hug.”

Aguilera recently dismissed rumours of an on-set feud with fellow Burlesque star Cher, describing the veteran popstar as an “icon”.

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