ANN'S COLUMN

 

  All my Children" soap opera star Susan Lucci wore our silk chiffon maid's outfit topped by my very own custom pcp cincher on January 8! We love you Susan! you looked oh-so-sexy!  (model in photo: Nenna)
 

 

Ann shows off her new BR creations chinese silk and rhinestone corset, flanked from left to right by staffers Wanda (in C&S custom overbust Victorian, $325), Christine in Victoria Vitalie's vest corset ($250, S,M,L, XLg.) and Lisa in Sandra Barton's washable flat bodied corset top ($89.95, S,M,L, XLg.)

 

We are happy to report a nice turnout for the January 22 corset lecture by our friend, Ms. Pandora Gorey from London.

 

"Pandora modeling True Grace's Lily Corset"

About 35 people attended and we enjoyed the visit of two of our corsetiers, Ruth Johnson of BR Creations, and Sylvia Hakansson. Pandora spoke on the wide variety of ways a corset, or any control garment, can be worn.

She commented on various diet and fashion tips for enjoying your corset, and stressed that a custom garment avoids problems of pinching and pain sometimes associated with an off-the-rack corset. We were happy to meet her new husband Andy, who also attended our celebration. The couple continued on down Hwy. 1 to sightsee at Hearst Castle before returning to London. Thanks, Pandora, for your insightful comments (to be reviewed in a later issue).

Activity on our website grows daily with corset questions from both men and women. We'll answer a few of the most common questions below.

And we hope to see you at our Valentine's Day fashion show evening event for lovers, at House of Differences in San Francisco (call for reservations). We will show three new wedding corset creations created for the February 8th, San Francisco Bridal Faire Exhibit(see photo in next issue.) by Sheri Jurnecka and Ruth.

NEW CORSET PROJECTS

We recently attended the S.F. Bridal Faire where Wanda, Robbie and Lori joined me to talk about the glories of wedding corsets to about 500 brides-to-be. It's time for those wedding dress orders (it takes about 12 weeks from order to delivery), and we expect many to flow from the Exhibit. Plus we are adding a bridal product section to our home page. We are fast at work developing a corset manufacturing lead to produce several new styles for us. And we have ordered a lovely new flat-bodied style with shoulder straps to retail at about $50. plus re-ordered our lace covered underbust style by Hoss of Los Angeles ($195). Stay tuned for photos on the web.

 

ROMANTASY will be seeking a new retail location later this year, because of condominium construction on our site. If you can recommend a good real estate agent or know of an available retail space in a great San Francisco location, please let us know. Meanwhile, please drop by to see our gorgeous new location full of lingerie, games, boas and fun dressing and romantic products to celebrate the senses!

--Ann

 

Ann and Christine get ready for PANDORA'S appearance (note Ann's new corset button covers; to be announced soon!)

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