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Sarah Vaeth

Sarah Vaeth on Barcroft TV

Sarah Vaeth is 43-year-old woman with a passion for corsets and interest in getting a very small waist size. She is a recruiter, social media marketing manager, painter, model and extreme tightlacer and lives in the Portland area of Oregon in USA with her husband Ron and their daughter. She first tried corsets in 2012 to help with her posture, because she was developing a hunched neck and shoulders, and immediately became hooked-on the look of the hour-glass shape it gave her. Her first corset measured 24 inches and at the time, her uncorsetted waist fluctuated around 27 to 28 inches. She took a break from corseting when she got pregnant but began again in late 2014, few days after giving birth, and has consistently worn corsets since then. Getting down to 18 inches was smooth. Currently, she can lace down to 16 inches and wear it for a couple of hours and says than once she is comfortable at 16 inches, she will go for 15.
Her interest goes beyond wearing corsets and includes the history of corsets. For her it is no longer about the aesthetics but the challenge, and she is curious on how small she can become. She wants to match the smallest world record of a currently living person, which is held by Cathie Jung or maybe beat it. However, once she has reached that, she is not sure she will remain there. Corseting is a part of her life but not all her life.

Barcroft TV has this video about her:

Oxford Conference of Corsetry 2019

The Oxford Conference of Corsetry is conference for corset makers and enthusiasts. It started in 2013 and takes place in Oxford, and in 2019 it is held at the Jesus College Oxford from Saturday 24 August to Sunday 25 August. The program includes guest speakers, workshops, reception and galla dinner.

This year the cost of participation is £725.00 per person, which includes refreshments, galla dinner and accommodation.

Read more at their web site

Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel (Toys World Museum Basel) in Basel Switzerland has a special exhibition “Corsets” which is open 19 April – 6 October 2019. It displays 60 corsets dating from 1775 to 1925, including pieces from the “Nuits de Satin” collection from Paris, from designer Úna Burke and artist Patricia Krummacher. The special exhibition is unique and will only appear in this form at the museum in Basel. The opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18 and the entrance fee is CHF 7. See more in their gallery and on the Rundgang durch die Sonderausstellung «Korsetts» video.
Images by Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

Axfords are closing

The well-known manufacturer of ready-made corsets in the United Kingdom are closing as of 17 April 2019. Axfords has been in business since 1880 and managed by Michael Hammond for the last 30 years, and he will now go into a well deserved retirement.

They will not produce any new corsets, but offers 50% discount on exsiting stock. This has resulted in a huge number of orders, and they have temporarily shutdown their website to handle those orders.

In 1990 they moved from Vauxhall Bridge Road in London to Brighton, and later it became a global business.

Sophia Vegas

Sophia Vegas. It means good morning for Germany and good night for me ??The 31- year old German born reality TV person and showgirl recently announce that she was pregnant and engaged. She had her 2 lower pair of ribs removed in 2017 to help her attain a small waist, and also stated that she wants to have the world smallest waist. She has also underwent other cosmetic procedures, including breasts and nose.

Sophia Vegas was born 1 September 1987 in East Berlin as Sophia Hildebrand. In Germany, she studied Journalism, media design and market research, and worked as an independent real estate agent. Her first husband was Bert Wollersheim, which runs several establishments in the red-light district of Dusseldorf. In a recent announcement, she stated that she is engaged to the French-born businessman Daniel Charlier (52), with whom she is also 4 months pregnant.

An official measurement of her corsetted figure, but her waist size is often stated to be 47 cm (18½ inches).

More photos on her Instagram page: