Waist training results: Before/After, 2012 to early 2015 (NSFW)

TRIGGER WARNING: May contain mentions of suicide and depression.

Now that I finally caught up with the last of my custom commissions and starting my RTW line in February, I decided it’s about time we have an update!

Let’s kick things off with waist training result photos, you can see them here on Lucy’s Corsetry blog.

Notice that the photos are about a couple years old. Well, let’s just say 2014 wasn’t the greatest year for me.

I had made the mistake of taking on too many commissions, all of which were bespoke (drafted from scratch, which is time consuming) and extremely low priced (my friend Amber of Lovely Rats gave me a good earful on why and how to price accordingly, thank heavens).

Then Marco Polo came around, I had forgotten my meds (for Bipolar Disorder) so I just bought Epilim, which was on my prescription and available in drugstores. I lacked my Seroquel still.

For some reason I went from around 58kg (sedentary lifestyle being a depressed shut-in) to 61kg, the heaviest I had ever been. I believe the irregular meals and constant snacking might have partially contributed to the weight gain. We were shooting for hours on end so we tend to miss the catering tent (which were only open for a few hours) and were constantly being fed by the PAs.

During my schooling days when I was tan and active in competitive tennis, I weighed 55kg. When I was a personal trainer, I weight anything around 48kg to 50kg.

On the 11th of December 2014, I attempted suicide and suffered memory loss, probably from stumbling about and hitting my head the day after the attempt while “high” on sleeping pills, according to my mum at least. I was then hospitalized on the 13th.

I would say that maybe, just maybe, that was a blessing in disguise. The doctor who treated me during my time there apparently was surprised at how long I had been on Epilim and has since prescribed Lithium Carbonate in place of it.

The only downside I can think of is the slight nausea (which is not often) and the fact I need constant blood tests due to its poisonous side effects.

Since the change of medication, I have dropped back down to 58kg and I no longer feel drowsy at night.

I promised photos, so here they are.

Photo taken in November 2014: Around 60kg, before my hospitalization. Photo by Mountain Beauties.

Photo taken in November 2014: Around 60kg, before my hospitalization. Photo by Mountain Beauties.

Photo taken in November 2014: Around 60kg, before my hospitalization. Photo by Mountain Beauties.

Photo taken in November 2014: Around 60kg, before my hospitalization. Photo by Mountain Beauties.

 

Photographed this month, weighing 58kg and feeling super!

Photographed this month, weighing 58kg and feeling super!

You know, I think 2015 will be great. 🙂

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Sorry for the lack of updates

Sorry I haven’t been updating much lately! This year has been quite a busy one.

From making custom corsets for clients to shooting/writing for Obscure Magazine, from acting in the upcoming Netflix original Marco Polo to shooting for Cosplay Deviants, GAH it’s so hard to keep up with myself.

Since Obscure Magazine won’t be accepting submissions for the time being, I will be writing for Gorgeous Freaks in the mean time and perhaps share similar articles with this blog.

I have a whole list of designers and brands to try out in the coming months, so stay tuned!

Small Bust Small Waist Review! Mimi Holliday Club Tropicana Silk Chiffon Comfort Bra

As you can tell by my modelling images, I have a very VERY small bust.

According to Bratabase, I would best fit a 30A (UK, I believe) a sizing that’s as accessible as a unicorn ride here in Malaysia.

As a result, I decided to go online to find that one perfectly fitting bra.

Do note that this is my very first 30A bra and I was exasperated that this fits oh so perfectly.

30A

30A UK is also 80A France and 65A Europe

In the past, I usually had to settle for 32A-34B bras, usually with gores that dug into my sternum and cups that gape.

A majority of these bras were also heavily padded, which was something that, as I grew up, realize that it’s an aesthetic that I don’t necessarily want, especially for daily wear.

I found this Mimi Holliday Club Tropicana Silk Chiffon Comfort Bra new with tags via eBay for a fraction of its original price at £9.99 plus £5.00 for shipping via Royal Mail Airmail (Small Packets).

Mimi Holliday SS12-20 Club Tropicana Polka Dots Silk Chiffon Comfort Bra in 30A

Mimi Holliday SS12-20 Club Tropicana Polka Dots Silk Chiffon Comfort Bra in 30A

It’s possibly the most comfortable bra I have ever worn! They weren’t kidding when they called it a comfort bra!

No digging, no gaping, nothing.

As Ned Flanders would say, “FEELS LIKE I’M WEARING NOTHING AT ALL.”

Here’s how the bra measures up:
Stretched Band: 30.5″ or 77.5cm
Band Length: 24.0″ or 61cm
Cup width: 4.1″ or 10.4cm
Cup depth: 5.5″ or 14cm
Wire length: 7.1″ or 18cm
Cup separation: 0.8″ or 2cm
Gore height: 2.4″ or 6.1cm
Wing height: 2.8″ or 7.1cm
Strap width: 0.4″ or 1cm
Hooks: 1 row with 4 columns

The only “negative” thing I could possibly say about this is that Mimi Holliday has stopped producing 30A bras.

As a result, if you’re looking for a 30A Mimi Holliday, you would likely need to scout eBay and so on.

What do you think of this review? Is there anything about it that I could improve? Please let me know in the comments below!

Last Post for 2013! New Beginnings!

Ah, just two days away from my 22nd birthday! …as well as the New Year.

My New Year’s resolution is to be much thriftier and save up 6 to 9 months worth of living expenses in a fixed deposit (so my grubby hands won’t spend it!).

That means I’m limiting my purchases to the following:

  • Food & Travel (especially for shoots)
  • Cosplay costumes (which will be reimbursed by Cosplay Deviants)
  • Lingerie for daily wear and shoots (my true size is 30A, so I require a few sets that I can wear comfortably)
  • Corsetmaking materials in bulk e.g rolls of steels, boxes of grommets, several yards of coutil

In other, less stressful news, I received a lovely ribbon corset in gold silk dupioni with spot broche binding from JemCorsets!

The lining is lovely too!

I managed to season it stealthily under a pretty vintage dress…

It gives me a soft, slender silhouette, instead of an “extreme” one.

I haven’t been training for over a week now due to my trip.

 

Comic Fiesta ftw.

So here’s myself training again in the Josephine… new camera (Canon 40D) so forgive the wonkiness.

My tripod is too crappy to support this camera’s weight!

I think I need to stick to the good ole nasty compact camera for these......

I think I need to stick to the good ole nasty compact camera for these……

Oh and in case you don’t follow my Tumblr, check out these new photosets!

Photography: Dream.Photographie by Dave&Belle MUA: KathTea Katastrophy Accessories: Black Filigree Couture Corset: Sparklewren Panty: LoLeviLa Lingerie

Photography: Dream.Photographie by Dave&Belle
MUA: KathTea Katastrophy
Accessories: Black Filigree Couture
Corset: Sparklewren
Panty: LoLeviLa Lingerie

More here! http://kathtea.tumblr.com/post/70347640582/photography-dream-photographie-by-dave-belle

and

 Photoset December 24, 2013 91 notes MUA: KathTea Katastrophy Photography: Dream.PHOTOGRAPHIE by Dave&Belle Corset: C&S Constructions


MUA: KathTea Katastrophy
Photography: Dream.PHOTOGRAPHIE by Dave&Belle
Corset: C&S Constructions

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