May 2nd, 2010

In my sight

Clothes for rent and/or sale: corsets, gowns, corset gowns, corset wedding dress, rubber, pvc, etc.

The background:

I started modeling in 1993 and began building up a collection of vintage and fetish clothes over the years. The past five years saw me expanding my wardrobe to include not only corsets, but also corset gowns, wedding gowns, wigs, shoes, and everything else that a model might need for a shoot or five.

In June 2009 an illness I had been fighting brought me down to 100 pounds (I'm 5'8") and I was hospitalized for ten days. Two weeks later we got rear-ended and I was sitting turned toward the driver and ended up being the only person hurt by the hitting of us. We discovered I have Addison's Disease, which can be fatal if not treated properly. I ended up having to take steroids and within ten months I ballooned from 100 pounds up to 200 pounds.

This means NONE of my clothing fits. All my costumes, corsets, gowns, vintage pieces, pvc, Lip Service, Catherine Coatney, etc. doesn't fit me any more and due to my illness and the steroids, they will never fit me again. Most of these pieces have been worn only a few times, if at all. Some of these pieces were made specifically for me.

Now I don't want to give these clothes up. I love them. I collected my outfits with an eye to different styles of shoots - everything from pinup to fashion and more. So I would prefer to rent these pieces out to photographers, models, and videographers -- people who need clothes for just one or two days that are stunning or shocking, but also just what the artist in you ordered.

So I have been slowly been taking photos of all my clothes that I'm listing to rent/sell and intend to work with people to offer them a chance to show off their sexy selves without having to buy clothes to do so. The rental fees range from $10-$75/day depending on the outfit(s). I will offer discounts to repeat renters and I will be making sure that everybody gets their money worth from the clothes. I've already learned that this means lessons in how to put some of the pieces on -- backwards seems to be a problem with corseted period pieces. *GRIN*

You can see clothes that I have available (there will be some overlaps) in these two places:
MSN Gallery and the LiveJournal Gallery. I have more to post. The shoes are 8.5. The clothes are generally between a size 6-10 and fit me nicely (I'm 5'8" and weighed 125 pounds) and the corsets are almost all 22".