Corset sculpture by Kalliopi Lemos

Corset sculture by Kalliopi Lemos

The Corset, Bra and Stiletto Heel sculptures by Kalliopi Lemos from the Gazelli Art House in Mayfair are on display in Golden Square gardens near Piccadilly Circus in London. The 2½ meters (8 feet) stainless steel sculptures, each weighing in at 120 Kg, are from the artist’s “Tools of Endearment” series that debate the position of women in society. Bra and Stiletto Heel has previously been on display, but Corset is a new addition.

The sculptures caused some controversy and some people expressed that the found them “dated and sexist”. Councillor Matt Noble response by saying that: “Public art is there to be challenging… I don’t agree that it’s sexist, and I don’t believe we should scrub the area of its history”.
They are planned to stay at this location for six months.

The artist’s web site: http://kalliopilemos.com/project/golden-square-london-tools-of-endearment-big-bra-corset/

Corset sculture by Kalliopi Lemos

Chloe Munnings

Chloe Munnings wearing a corset. (C) News Dog Media

The 26-year-old Chloe Munnings from Norfolk in England has a particular idea of how her ideal appearance should be and that’s having big boobs, big lips, a small nose, and a tiny waist. She does emphasize that she is not into the ‘bimbo’ look: ”I’m trying to remain as elegant as possible.”

Before she started her weight loss, diet, and transformation she had a weight of 92 Kg. She was bullied at school which resulted in low self-esteem and that she felt ugly. After loosing a remarkable 28 Kg she began to feel much more confident. She wears a corset 5 to 6 times per week and has had several cosmetic procedures. Her new appearance has drawbacks as she now gets a lot of criticism from other women. She remains determined to reach her goals.

An article about her: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3822906/Woman-s-spent-27-000-surgery-perfect.html

Samantha Charlotte Elford

Samantha Charlotte Elford is a 23 years old woman from Somerset in England. She is a female gamer on Playstation and corsets are one of her other interests. Like many other people, she also goes to the gym to stay fit.
The photo to the left shows her waist training at work, by stealthing her Mystic City Corset under regular clothes.

She is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samantha.c.elford

Mr Pearl

Cathie Jung and Mr Pearl

Mr Pearl was born in South Africa in 1962 and lived there under his real name Mark Erskine-Pullin. He moved to London, and when attending night clubs he used the pseudonym “Pearl”. Isabella Blow would late give him the name “Mr Pearl”. Mr Pearl has also been a dedicated corset wear and gradually reduced his waist size to 18 inches.

Mr Pearl is a couture corset designer. He has worked with many designers including Thierry Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Jean Paul Gaultier. His corsets have been worn by celebrities like Dita Von Teese and Kylie Minogue, and others like Kim Kardashian.

Carbon Fibre Corset Bones

Carbon Fibre Corset Bones are available from Vena Cava Design in 12 mm (½ inch) and 24 mm (1 inch) widths and in various lengths. Over the years many types of material have been used to stiffen corset, including baleen from whales, steel, plastic and glass fiber. A typical modern corset has steel bones.

Bones made from carbon fibre are different from steel bones in two ways: They are much stiffer (24 times stiffer) and the are not detected by a metal detector. The greater stiffness allows to make corsets that are much stiffer or to explore new design. With carbon fibre bones the only remaining metal items in a corset are the grommets. If grommets were made of a non-metal material, we could have corsets that were safe from metal detectors and could be worn through security.

https://www.venacavadesign.co.uk/product.php/139/0/carbon_fibre_corset_bones_12mm_width