Wednesday, 30 January 2013

KATE MIDDLETON SHOWS 8.6 TEETH WHEN SHE SMILES

WHAT WHAT WHAT was British Vogue thinking when they published the 8 page Kate Middleton spread? It was hysterically crazy. It was offensive.


I'm going to keep this entry brief because I already resent the time it took me to leaf through the article. Lisa Armstong's Katepedia is an insult to the readers' intelligence and also a shameful and eerie level of scrutiny to impose on anyone. I was particularly irked by the pie chart of Kate's preferred hairstyles, but there's plenty here to affront even the most amiable of readers: her arm to sleeve ratio, her average clutch dimensions, what hands she usually holds said clutch in, the percentage of the time that she's been seen wearing yellow... I think I've bought my last Vogue.



Monday, 14 January 2013

Bullet Bra

I have a vintage bra in the shop which I coveted for myself, but it was way to small for me. This sort of put the idea in my head that there was a bullet bra shaped hole in my underwear drawer, so I had a look on etsy and found one in my size, yay! It's really beautiful and according to the seller it's from the 1940s. (The seller has more vintage lingerie here.)

I'm surprised at how supportive the bra is considering it's not under-wired. The tighter you fasten the shoulder straps the pointier the results, however it does require re-tightening a couple of times during the day. Fear not, I won't be modelling the effects, but here's an image taken by the etsy seller and another from the retronaut which should give an idea of the result:


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Vintage underwear gives an interesting insight into how the preferred shape and proportions of the female body have changed over time. Rather than delve into the social context reflected in these garments I'm going to post some nice lingerie themed pictures (please note not all of the source links are safe for work, in fact most of them aren't, also maybe these pictures are nsfw either):

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