What makes The Corsetiere different from all other corset communities you ask? After all, there are a plethora of communities already established and surely every niche market has a safe place where members can discuss their appreciation of all things corset. But is there?
There seems to be a void where professional corset makers, their clients, those who simply love the embrace of fine quality fabric, steel boning and innovation combined with historical perspectives and the novice can meet and discuss the finer things in life.
The rules for now are incredibly simple. This is a community for the appreciation, if not to say reverence, for the past and the present. A community where the members understand the difference between quality and substance and mass produced, poorly produced garments. A community of hopefully inspiration and aspiration. So the rules are as follows...
1. If you are interested in discussing corsets made with quality fabrics and materials then this is the place for you. If you are interested in alternatives to these then perhaps this isn't the place for you. They are many communities that you may feel more at home with.
2. Sales posts of sample corsets, if you are the corset maker are permitted. Sales posts of second hand corsets are not and all such posts will be removed without warning and the poster may face expulsion.
3. Posting of one single picture is permitted, all others must be behind an LJ cut. If you don't know how to use an LJ cut please learn.
4. Pictures before an LJ cut must be work safe. We are all adults and I don't need to spell out for you what is considered work safe. Posters who violate this rule will most certainly face expulsion. If you are going to post some beautifully shot photographs after the LJ cut that may be considered a little riske in certain circles please be courteous and warn the members.
Flagrant nudity, as my Great-Grandmama once said, will not be tolerated. This is a community about corsets. Cover your naughty bits up or post somewhere else. I'm sure you'll find an appreciative audience somewhere.
5. Please keep your picture size reasonable as no one likes to have their Friends page stretched beyond recognition.
6. Community entries are moderated to prevent spam. This means that when you post and entry to The Corsetiere, it will not show up right away. Spamming is verboten.
As a clarification I am not a corsetiere myself. I appreciate the fine work and skill that others have created.
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