Vulture culture, corsetry, other peoples art, my art, animals and other pretty things.

 

Please excuse the appalling quality of these photos, I am home alone and had to resort to webcam to show off this outfit.

I got this beautiful pareau (lavalava/sarong) the last time I was in Raro, it has a gradient from sky blue to black with coloured/gold sea-life detailing, and it works fantastically with my leather corset.

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It falls to mid-calf, and the fabric is super light and airy so its great for a longer hot-weather corset look. 
I love wearing pareau, and I think they are perfect for wear with corsets because of their adjustability. They can fit any and all waist and hip sizes with no worry about uncomfortable bunching under, or weird shaping over the corset. 

schmias:

agirlfromdownunderblog:

We’ve just added a new perk to the campaign, this amazing 19” sample corset by Magpie & Fox! This beautiful corset is one-of-a-kind and comes with free worldwide shipping, so be fast or you’ll miss out! 
Buy it here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-gift-for-lucy-corsetry-bishonenrancher

"This underbust is inspired by the sea with hand-dyed silk organza overlay, giving the effect of waves and ripples on the water. Encrusted with freshwater pearls and seed beads, the corset shimmers and glistens, with iridescent peacock fronds adding movement.

A layer of loomstate satin coutil forms the support of this piece, with pairs of bones over each seam and a grosgrain waist stay within. The back is laced with cream satin ribbon. This perk also includes the customised underwear shown, worn once for the photo shoot and then hand washed.”

Closed measurements:
Waist 19” | Hips (6” below waist) 28 and a 1/2” | Top edge (2 and a 1\2” above the waist) 23” | CF length 9” | Longest part (below bust/over the legs if sitting) 11” | Bra 34C (but will fit 32D and perhaps 30DD) | Knickers UK 6/8.

Photo (c) @Chris Murray https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMurray35mm
Model / MUa/ Hair: Threnody In Velvet

Oh god I wish I could afford this beauty

So if anyone wants to support this cause and buy me a present.. I would love you forever..
I have been in love with this corset ever since its internet debut. 

http://blackgirlwithatruthblog.tumblr.com/post/83074351893/the-honkies-have-taken-over-that-video-post-its

ulfhedinn-maiden:

blackgirlwithatruthblog:

The honkies have taken over that video post. It’s hilarious reading what they have to say. They’re all rants that basically say: “GASP! Forget about the white privilege that I’m benefitting from thanks to my ancestors and my race that even to this day dehumanize POCs, also in the historical acts…

Dude I asked a legit question and you’re focusing on the white aspect, AS USUAL. I’m asking how is it appropriate for OTHER people of color to appropriate cultures that aren’t theirs..like you know AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH PLUGS. How many American-Masai do you know? That’s what IM saying. How is it appropriate for anyone to steal from other cultures, regardless of their skin color. How is it okay for an Asian American to have a stretched labret, which was a body modification practiced by the Maya and Aztec. How is it appropriate for ANYONE to steal from another culture that isn’t their own. Answer me that? Not just “honkies steal because white supremacy”. I am asking a legitimate question.

Multiculturalism is an AWESOME concept. It’s not about what white people can and cannot do. ANYONE should be able to do what will make them happy as long as they are respectful and informed. That’s it. Period. By your logic you shouldn’t be able to like/wear anything with the little mermaid, she is a treasured and hallowed story of the Danes, of which you are not.

agirlfromdownunderblog:

We’ve just added a new perk to the campaign, this amazing 19” sample corset by Magpie & Fox! This beautiful corset is one-of-a-kind and comes with free worldwide shipping, so be fast or you’ll miss out! 
Buy it here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-gift-for-lucy-corsetry-bishonenrancher

"This underbust is inspired by the sea with hand-dyed silk organza overlay, giving the effect of waves and ripples on the water. Encrusted with freshwater pearls and seed beads, the corset shimmers and glistens, with iridescent peacock fronds adding movement.

A layer of loomstate satin coutil forms the support of this piece, with pairs of bones over each seam and a grosgrain waist stay within. The back is laced with cream satin ribbon. This perk also includes the customised underwear shown, worn once for the photo shoot and then hand washed.”

Closed measurements:
Waist 19” | Hips (6” below waist) 28 and a 1/2” | Top edge (2 and a 1\2” above the waist) 23” | CF length 9” | Longest part (below bust/over the legs if sitting) 11” | Bra 34C (but will fit 32D and perhaps 30DD) | Knickers UK 6/8.

Photo (c) @Chris Murray https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMurray35mm
Model / MUa/ Hair: Threnody In Velvet

Oh god I wish I could afford this beauty

Home alone with a cuppa, watching Flash Gordon.

Home alone with a cuppa, watching Flash Gordon.

quietmagpie:

Black-billed magpie (Pica hudsiona) skull carved from invasive European holly (Ilex aquifolium). I wasn’t satisfied with my previous attempt, and decided to do some more extensive research for this one. There are relatively few images of black-billed magpies (but the Smithsonian has some), with recorded dimensions of various Pica subspecies from scientific papers (Scharf 1987; Lee et al. 2007). I used extensive ruler and caliper measurements to transfer the data onto the wood.

American holly (Ilex opaca) has a reputation for being bright white and dense, giving the impression of bone or ivory, even as it ages. American holly, however, is not native to the PNW, and it has become threatened in a few of the eastern states in which it is native due to overharvesting. European holly, while not quite as bone-white, has many of the same properties as its native cousin and is a serious invader of local forests. I was fortunate to get permission to harvest a young, 8-ft tall holly tree from a local private woodland in order to make this carving.

This is my 9th attempt to create this magpie in some form, and my 4th skull. They are never perfect enough. I’m pretty happy with this one for now, though.

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dicksp8jr:

yue-the-tianlong:

silvermoon424:

breakingdads:

A Dramatic Reading of Sandra Hill’s “Rough and Ready”

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I’M BRINGING THIS BACK BECAUSE I REDISCOVERED IT EARLIER AND I ALMOST HAD AN ANEURYSM FROM LAUGHING SO HARD

IF YOU CAN ONLY HEAR ONE THING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE LISTEN TO THIS

aureliart:

arcanepleasures:

mrs-bacon-draper:

you-cant-waist-train-in-that:

snarkopticon:

Still breaking in my newest corset. A little over 22 inches in an 18-inch Morticia underbust from What Katie Did’s last half-off sale. I wish they had had a 20-inch in stock, but I couldn’t pass this little beauty up. It is absolutely the sturdiest and curviest corset I own: amazing heavy-weight silk jacquard, heavily boned, and with plenty of room in the ribs and hips for dramatic reductions. I can’t wait until it’s broken in, so I can wear it every day until it falls apart. <3

beautiful!

this is extremely disturbing

… says this person:
I’m not out here criticizing you for whatever the fuck you choose to do to your body, so just stop. Your bra does not support you, and neither do I.

I usually don’t support these quarrels, but:

Educate yourself on your own body first before you spread negativity and call someone disturbing. As a busty lady myself and crusader for bras fitting properly (corsets being the second thing on that list), damn.

Interesting how people can have the shape given by that corset laced as loosely as it is naturally, but as soon as people see that there is a corset being written it’s “disturbing” and junk.

aureliart:

arcanepleasures:

mrs-bacon-draper:

you-cant-waist-train-in-that:

snarkopticon:

Still breaking in my newest corset. A little over 22 inches in an 18-inch Morticia underbust from What Katie Did’s last half-off sale. I wish they had had a 20-inch in stock, but I couldn’t pass this little beauty up. It is absolutely the sturdiest and curviest corset I own: amazing heavy-weight silk jacquard, heavily boned, and with plenty of room in the ribs and hips for dramatic reductions. I can’t wait until it’s broken in, so I can wear it every day until it falls apart. <3

beautiful!

this is extremely disturbing

… says this person:

I’m not out here criticizing you for whatever the fuck you choose to do to your body, so just stop. Your bra does not support you, and neither do I.

I usually don’t support these quarrels, but:

Educate yourself on your own body first before you spread negativity and call someone disturbing. As a busty lady myself and crusader for bras fitting properly (corsets being the second thing on that list), damn.

Interesting how people can have the shape given by that corset laced as loosely as it is naturally, but as soon as people see that there is a corset being written it’s “disturbing” and junk.

icecooly94:

teacupnosaucer:

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.

women in trades are treated like such fucking shit. 

NO I’M STILL STUCK ON THIS WHY WOULD ANYONE SAY THIS TO A WOMAN HOLDING A BLOWTORCH

icecooly94:

teacupnosaucer:

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.

women in trades are treated like such fucking shit. 

NO I’M STILL STUCK ON THIS WHY WOULD ANYONE SAY THIS TO A WOMAN HOLDING A BLOWTORCH