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

http://kathtea.tumblr.com/post/70998577354/model-mua-kathtea-katastrophy-photography

Day 7 & Day 8: GODDAMNIT I’M BUSY

Sorry for the lack of updates.

I’ve been trying to complete my client’s corset before I leave for my trip to Singapore because from the 13th onwards, I am going to be ridiculously busy.

13th -15th I’ll be modelling in Singapore.
17th – 24th I’ll be in Kuala Lumpur for a convention.
28th is the grandfather’s 100th birthday dinner and my cousin’s baby’s Minnie Mouse themed birthday party.
1st of January will be my 22nd birthday party and my parents want to spend some quality time with me at our favourite Italian gourmet restaurant.

I revived the blog thinking I would have time to update this daily.

But in reality, that’s too time-consuming for me.

I won’t be abandoning the blog but instead of daily updates, I’ll be making this every other day or weekly (when I am away).

I do have some progress pictures on my PC. I managed to get extremely tiny squished waists, which makes me happy 🙂

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Click the image for a clearer view!
I can manage a squished waist of 25″ and even 24″ with just a measuring tape!

Day 6: How uneventful

Not much anecdotes to share for today really.

After all I woke up at 3pm (like a champ, not!) while corseted in my Josephine overnight, which means definitely way past 12 hours of waist training.

I had my “breakfast” (which was leftover cake from last night, hey, don’t judge me, my sis read that it’s okay to have something sweet to start off the day to curb cravings later on) and then helped my dad flavour (and kind of “fix”) a stew he had cooked up. I think he attempted to wake me up at around 1pm but I must have fallen back to sleep.

Fun fact: My family uses my palate to flavour things they cook up, apparently I know how to make things taste better. 😛

I had my Josephine on for most of whatever was left of the day and took it off later in the evening.

Most of my day consisted of getting my client’s corset done.

Curves! Hipspring! I am a happy camper XD

Notice I didn’t put up a picture of myself in the Josephine. I feel that there’s going to be little progress in the images since I have it closed or nearly closed most of the time now.

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I’ve put this on from 11pm to 12am with a wider gap since I didn’t want it to turn crooked.

I’m going to being changing into the Josephine again right after this.

That’s all for Day 6!