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Rebel Girleclypsia on April 6th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
I totally need that waist cincher...
cryduchatcryduchat on April 6th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
Lovely stuff!
Cicatrix Design: [.pink.]cicatrixdesign on April 6th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
=] Thank you!
cryduchatcryduchat on April 6th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
I flisted you b/c I can't break out that drooooool cup often enough! D'oh!
Cicatrix Design: [.ink.]cicatrixdesign on April 6th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
Added ya back. =]
sea_of_painsea_of_pain on April 13th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Normally I’m a huge fan of corsets, but this is just wrong! Dead animal bones?!?! Why ruin an otherwise beautiful corset with the bones of a poor dead mink?!?! Looks like at least 3 animals hat to die for that one corset!! WTF?!?!
Cicatrix Design: [.ink.]cicatrixdesign on April 13th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
While I can understand your point of view, I [obviously] do not share it.
I have made the professional decision to create garments using animal products, much as someone makes the personal choice to consume animal products, or wear them. Each of us is free to make this choice for ourselves.
I am curious if you have this same vehement reaction when you see a corset made of leather. There are many corsetmakers who use leather, and animals must die for those corsets as well.
I don't know what these particular animals died for. Perhaps to make mink fur coats. I purchased their bones [most likely considered a by-product, you may know more on this than I do] for another project and ended up using them on garments.
Since mink is a common fur for luxury coats & trims, I enjoy the conceptual juxtaposition of using their bones on a garment. Wearing the bones of an animal seems to provoke more thought about the creature's death, than just wearing its hide. [Speaking generally.]

I respect your opinion, but do not agree.
(Anonymous) on April 13th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Ew
I don't like the skeleton part though.
(Anonymous) on April 13th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
thats horrible a mink corset, what are you thinking. why do animals have to die so you can wear that torture.
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
ew
tacky. disgusting
Martinamejagmoa on April 14th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC)
thats SO horrible!!! who'd like to wear a DEAD creature on their body?!? thats just sick!
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Burn in Hell
Your sick.

It's the 21st century.
Do we really need to stoop to such a low level of savagery?
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
You're sick!
You're sick.

It's the 21st century.
Do we really need to stoop to such a low level of savagery?
Christine, damnit.christemo on April 14th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
It would have been a lovely corset without ya know.. the dead animal part.
rotheandfirefly: Septerrapanarii_kyra on April 15th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Initially, I simply found this site through one forum linking to another which linked to this ( http://streetteam.peta2.com/public/folder_view.cfm?pageid=341&option=view_thread&postid=2003464&folderid=727 ), and I found it misfortunate that people would bother having people whine at you en masse. You've expressed yourself rather well, though.

However, I took a little time to look at various works on your journal, and they are rather lovely. You've a real talent. I don't really know much about corsets, so I can't name any styles I like, but I rather like the one in the lower right corner of the first picture; it's my favorite of the bunch.
(Anonymous) on April 15th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
You disgust me! You need to do some serious thinking.
You shouldn't be using leather or skulls!!! Yes, I know you say its your "personal choice" but did those animals get a choice? Don't think so! I really don't understand why people look at animals as if they are objects and then proceed to torture and kill them. Intelligence has nothing to do with it, because, ask yourself this question, would you use the slaughtered bones of a baby or mentally challenged person all in the name of fashion? Once again, didn't think so. Animals may be a different species but the only thing that matters is that they can feel pain. If you have an IQ of 20 it doesn't make the pain any less horrible. So, if you wouldn't mind supporting an industry that tortured and killed babies, then fine, continue have no concience. But if you would, then you need to do some serious thinking and changing. Remember, specieism is built off the same foundation that racism is.
rotheandfirefly: Cheshirepanarii_kyra on April 21st, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Re: You disgust me! You need to do some serious thinking.
Firefly here (Rothe was who commented earlier)

Tortured?
Actually, when the animals used for leathers or furs are actually put out of their misery it's practically painless. They aren't skinned alive or electrocuted to death or bashed over the head.
Or, look at it this way: a cow is slaughtered for food (yes, I know you probably don't approve of that either, but work with me). Would you rather only the meat is used and the rest of the cow is simply thrown away to rot or that the skin, skull, etc. is actually put it to some use?

As for the bones, how do you know those animals were killed specifically for the corsets, eh?
I know of an artist who uses the bones of raccoons and rats for her artwork all the time, and not once, not ONCE did she ever have anything to do with the deaths of said animals. They died from natural causes (and in a few cases, were roadkill). Some bones she got was from the biology department. Some she got from finding them just lying on the side of the road. Instead of throwing these bones away, instead she made something lovely out of them.

Now, I do agree with you on the note of animals not being tortured for fashion (namely in the case of animals not used for food, like foxes or minks).
Personally, I've never liked fur, I've never worn fur, and, to tell the truth, looking at things made of fur makes my stomach turn. I, simply,, don't like it.
But, despite this, I tolerate the wearing of fur because in most cases the animals made to make said coats were in good health, lived long lives before they died. After all, they HAVE to be in good health, otherwise the pelt isn't good, and if the pelt's ot good, then there's really no point in raising them for fur, is there? Plus, fur farms are regulated to make sure they aren't being abused in any way.
Rothe, (with whom I share this account) I'm well aware likes fur very much. Which is fine with me, as that's her opinion and despite my dislike for it, I can live with it.