Anonymous asked: 1. Is your life pretty hectic, or do you find ample amounts of time to spend with friends and family? 2. Have you made local, "real life" friends out of people you've met on Tumblr who aren't photographers or models? 3. If you *do* have local "real life" friends who are photogs, do you prefer they leave their cameras at home when you're just chillin' out, maxin', and relaxin'? 3a., and if not, do you still prefer compensation for just 'hang out' sessions ("buy me lunch")? 4. Thanks, Sierra! :D
1. family isn’t local, but in terms of hanging out with my boyfriend/friends: it goes in waves. sometimes it is extremely hectic, especially if I’m traveling at all. sometimes I have plenty of time to socialize and such. my . it can be kind of hard though because I can be on pretty opposite schedules from my friends! when I’m not busy it is usually weekday mornings and such when most of them are working, so it can be hard to line up free time.
2. I have not. I’ve met two people from tumblr that weren’t models, but neither of them are local and I only met each of them once.
3. I used to 100% want any photographer friends to leave cameras at home when we were hanging out. it was just stressful and felt like work otherwise. currently, as long as I have warning and can do something fun with my appearance on some level, I’m totally okay with doing little fun shots in between talking. especially because I feel like as many photos as I post I don’t think my fans have a very good picture of how I dress in every day life, so I like posting that kind of stuff right now.
4. if it was a photographer that wanted to shoot a hang out session yeah I’d still want comp haha. especially because I’ve had shoots that have gone kind of like that so they could pick my brain on the industry and ask for advice and stuff between shots or set ups.
Anonymous asked: Are you wanting real whale boning or stainless in your corset? Also, full bust support or just under the bust? I have made corsets in the past for a ladyfriend who is into steampunk, we used vintage fabrics and sewed them on my vintage treadle machine
I’ve only had steel boned so far but I’m open to other options.
I’d love over bust too. I have one over bust, but it is hard to find ones that have enough curve to them. the one I have is wayyy to small in the bust and hips and doesn’t even really pull on my waist.
I wish I was talented enough to make real corsets!
rougedlandscapes asked: Why are you practicing tight-lacing? It's so harmful to your body!
Actually I’ve done a bunch of research. A lot of the “harmful” talk was from victorian doctors and has largely be debunked, or at least no evidence of most of it has been found in any modern study. There’s a wikipedia article called “effects of tight lacing on the body”. Almost every section starts with “Victorian doctors believed” followed by there being no evidence to prove, or evidence actually against the assumption.
no-things-present asked: Would you ever trade Polaroids?
if I had more of them heck yes! I really just need to get my hands on a polaroid camera again. and film haha. I’d be trading and selling polaroids left and right!
Anonymous asked: I have a very similar body type and wanted to know a good place to get thigh high stockings that will stay in place
I hate stay ups. normally sized stay ups fit me fine, but I think they are a hassle to deal with.
get a garter belt and some non-stay ups. I have a lot of vintage stockings but also have some pairs from american apparel and what katie did.
to the person asking about my goal reduction:
I’m naturally a 26/27 inch waist right now. that corset is a 22 inch corset, which means the smallest it can get is 22 inches. It isn’t completely closed right now though.
I really think to get my best reduction though I need a corset meant for someone that has a 10+ inch differential between their waist and their bust/hip measurements. what katie did has a few that are meant for that body shape which I’ve been eyeing, but I’m just not sure if I’ll ever have the funds!