Today is an exciting day for Vicki Garlick, the woman behind the luxury boutique La Magia: she’s launching the exclusive La Magia corset label! The corsets are all handcrafted by Angels Carrying Savage Weapons designer Lindsay Fidler, so expect classy pieces!
Three corsets have been designed so far; the first two, Victoria (Â£99.99) and Lily (Â£124.99), are aimed at people buying corsets for the first time and those looking for a simple yet luxurious addition to their collection. The third corset, Eleanor, is a bridal corset with a low back and smooth front, and is the first of its kind to be available in a â€˜nudeâ€™ shade to suit all skin tones. This Eleanor corset is currently available at La Magia for only Â£149.99 which quite frankly is very affordable for a piece in that category.
“We were becoming frustrated with the poor quality of other corsets in the â€˜entry-levelâ€™ price range. If a woman buys a corset and it is uncomfortable, doesnâ€™t fit properly or has quality issues she will be put off corsets for life! We wanted to show people what corsets can and should do for you. Thatâ€™s why we line ours with satin instead of cotton, put in extra bones to give the perfect hourglass shape and use lightweight spiral bound steel so the corset isnâ€™t a burden to wear.”
My verdict is simple: if you’re looking for a corset and you were considering buying at the lower end of the price range: reconsider! I realize quality corsets can be extremely pricey, but these are not. At under a hundred pounds (that’s about $200) you’ll get your hands on a quality satin, steel boned corset designed by a real corsetiÃ¨re. That sure is a good deal.
Browse the pieces (extensively documented!) at the La Magia website, or check out the La Magia blog! — Photo’s thanks to La Magia.