This weekend I stood pondering this photograph for a while in the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
OH came up behind me and said over my shoulder "and without photoshop too"
So we were both looking at the waists of the women. They may be without photoshop but not without pain. How thankful I am that the 2 world wars put a great thorn in the side of the corset industry and it only makes occasional fetish return - or so I thought - nope it's all the new rage thanks to our ever 'I don't care how I affect young girls' celebs with their pathetic next 'keep myself in the press' big thing. The 'fitness waist trainer' - nope it just pushes your fat around my love. Fitness comes from using the equipment not taking photos of yourself in perfect make-up. FFS.
And this is what girls aspire to look like.
Bet you can't wait until your cherub skips home and says "'mummy I want to be like that Romanian model, please can I have a corset for Christmas"
I've seen all of these girls look stunning in prom dresses but do you know I like them best when they look like this. Not one of them wore make-up, just comfy clothes and they didn't care. They cared about getting breakfast cooked and having a laugh.
And I like to hope that their partners of the future will also like them best when they are still confident enough to be this way because they really understand what actually matters and what is just laughable corsetry.