September 24, 2010

Bombshell Diary: A day In the life of the Victoria's Secret bombshells wearing Period Corsets®

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To see more Period Corsets® in Performance on our Youtube Channel click here

Click here to see Adriana, Lily and Candice's cute pink striped corsets up close and personal in our Period Corsets® Studio.

Costume Design Sketches needed!

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Planning to attend USITT in Charlotte in March 2011? Have a gorgeous costume sketch that you would love to show off?

Design sketch by Gayle Baizer
Here's how it all comes together: Susan is presenting "Graceful Bodices: the Pattern After Draping". This session is a demonstration of techniques to easily and successfully transfer a draped bodice to a brown-paper pattern. Susan has presented two draping demonstrations, the first on period skirts followed by a session on bodices two years later.  This session is a follow up to those popular sessions, continuing the progression of the work of making a costume from idea to reality.

The sketch by Gayle Baizer featured here is the example Susan used  for the c.1850 era section of her Graceful Skirts session:  how to drape a rectangular skirt over a hoop pettiooat. 

Susan would love to give you a forum to show your sketch to your collegues. She is looking for a c. 1770 sketch (ice-cream cone shape), and a c. 1880 sketch (long cuirass bodice) or similar time periods. If you think you have a sketch that would work, please email Susan directly at

Once Susan has reviewed the available sketches, she will decide which will work best for her presentation, and will let you know if she will be using your sketch (which will become part of the handout for the session).

Thanks for helping out! And see you at USITT!

Our booth from last years conference in Kansas City.

September 15, 2010

Victoria's Secret Bombshell Corsets made by Period Corsets® in the news

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Victoria's Secret drops some impossibly beautiful bombshells on Los Angeles-
Quoted from the London Daily Mail online.
"When Victoria's Secret drops a bombshell the effects are sure to be felt for miles.
Especially when they do it with three of the hottest women in the world.

In true form the lingerie company rolled out the beautiful big guns yesterday as they launched their new fragrance Bombshell in Los Angeles.

Sizzling hot: Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima were flawless as they promoted Victoria's Secret's new fragrance, Bombshell in Los Angeles yesterday.

"Looking impossibly gorgeous", with huge hair and sparkling white teeth, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima posed outside the Victoria's Secret store at The Grove to promote the new fragrance.   "The models showed off their flawless figures in pink and white candy striped satin basques" and teeny black satin shorts.  Black satin pumps helped showcase their endless legs to perfection.

Of the new scent, the company's head of fragrance, Mark Knitowski told press: 'Together, the sparkling fruits are balanced by sultry warmth for a fresh sensuality that is confident, sexy, glamorous and ultra-feminine.
Utter perfection: In true Victoria's Secret fashion neither Adriana Lima or Candice Swanepoel had a hair out of place.

'We designed this fragrance to be instantly memorable, one of a kind. Just like a Victoria's Secret Bombshell.'
Victoria's Secret is known for using the most beautiful models in the world - Helena Christensen, Tyra Banks, Stephanie Seymour, Giselle, Miranda Kerr and Heidi Klum have all worked for the company at one time."

To see videos of the launch on the Period Corsets® youtube channel click here

September 14, 2010

Victoria's Secret Models Launch "Bombshell" Perfume wearing Period Corsets®

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  (September 13, 2010 - Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images North America)

Victoria's Secret Bombshell models Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima, model custom made Period Corsets® pink, magenta and black corsets. The venue is  the launch of Victoria 's Secret "Bombshell" Perfume in Los Angeles, California.

 See the corset up close in 360 below in our studio.

September 9, 2010

Period Corsets® is interviewed on Seattle's King 5 Evening Magazine

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Susan Davis, Becky Kaufman and Hilary Specht are interviewed in this video by Josephine Cheng for Seattle's King 5 Evening Magazine in April of 2003.

Find out what it's like to make a corset for Madonna, and what it feels like to wear one.

See Madonna's "Sorry" Video on the Period Corsets® YouTube Channel

September 2, 2010

"Dressing Up the Actor" Stage Directions Interviews Becky Kaufman co-owner of Period Corsets®

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For a sneak peek of Period Corsets® custom Petticoats in the final curtain call of La Sonnambula click here.

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