All of our lingerie is eithically manufactured in India. We’ve used the same factory for over a decade now and you can find out more here. Here I am taking a break from sampling in June 2012, to show you what goes in to our Glamour Underbust Girdle.
We use spiral steel boning in all of our shapewear and corsets as it keeps it’s shape far better then the cheaper plastic version (we do use plastic boning in our cathedral boned bras as they aren’t designed to bend). We use various different weights to suit various jobs - just because it’s lightweight doesn’t mean it’s plastic! The company that makes the boning for our lingerie have been in business for hundreds of years, supplying boning to Marie Antoinette and Queen Victoria! Theyhave a factory in Sri Lanka, where a huge amount of lingerie is manufactured, which means we don’t have to ship components half way across the world and back.
The lighter weight bones on the left are the ones we use in the tummy panel of our Glamour Underbust Girdle and are positioned either side of the satin front panel. The boning ensures the girdle stays in place and doesn’t roll down.
To get a really tight fit our Glamour Underbust Girdle incorporates a hidden zip to one side which covers hook and eye fastening. The hook and eyes allow you to squeeze yourself in, whilst the zip gives a really smooth line. Add to this a double layer of powermesh, you’re well and truely (and comfortably!) shaped for the day.
PS. My dress is by Bernie Dexter!
Aha, things are a little clearer now with the last of our Schon pictures! You can just see the top of our Underbust Girdle between the skirt and the bra! Which reminds me, I’ve been meaning to show you a little how they’re made..
The second of our 3 items in Schon magazine. Any guesses? It’s actually our Maitresse Girdlette! Or at least I think it is - we’re definitely credited whatever!
It’s great to see Lindsay Lohan looking healthy and working on new projects. She’s just been cast to play Elizabeth Taylor in a new TV movie ‘Liz and Dick’. Lindsay says ‘I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well’.
The costume department picked out period perfect lingerie from our Hollywood store a couple of weeks ago which can be seen in the picture below (Maitresse Bullet Bras and Glamour Girdle) - alongside Lindsay who’s wearing a red velvet dress inspired by a Valentino number Liz once wore. Lindsay has been given final approval of all costumes so we have to keep our fingers crossed that she likes What Katie Did!
A preview of our SS12 collection featuring Mam’zelle Maz and Miss Miranda. Available from 1st March!