Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Sew Curvy Competition

Oh no!  It seems that I am unable to purchase my signature black boxes which I pack my corset kits in.  Apparently it has become impossible for manufacturers to purchase black board economically, and as my boxes are thoroughly eco friendly (no plastic coating or other un-biodegradable nasties) I am unwilling to source a more 'shiny' alternative.  I can get the same box in brown or white, but they seem a bit boring to me, and they don't go with pink ribbons so well!

SO, we're having a little competition, and here is the prize:

It is the new (ish) book by Velda Lauder, Corsets:  A Modern Girls Guide.. It's a lovely little handbag sized book all about corsets, but most specifically, those delicious creations by one of the UK's leading corsetiers Velda Lauder.  It was her corsets which inspired me to start making them for myself, and now for other people.

Inside, there are sumptuous pictures and the information  starts in the historical beginnings of corsetry right up to 'modern' corsetry against backdrops of high fashion, couture, burlesque, and fetish.  Is right up to the minute - including details from London Fashion Week 2010.  

There are pictures and words about other famous designers, their corsets, and their clients - here's one of Kylie Minogue in a space age style silver corset by Jean Paul Gaultier.

So!  Get your thinking caps on people.  This book will be sent to the person who can think of the best alternative idea on how to package my very popular corset kits.  Here are the rules:

  • I need to be able to package my corset kits in a way that makes people feel 'special' when they receive it. A gift for themselves or a gift for someone else.  My current package includes the black box, pink ribbons and pink tissue.  In other words,  if you were to buy a corset kit containing all parts required to make a corset, how would you like it to be presented?
  • The packaging needs to be pretty, light weight, inexpensive and eco-friendly - all parts need to be either biodegradable, recyclable, or re-usable.  It need not be a box, but I do not want to use plastic and I need to be able to use my labels so that people know what they're getting.

Competition is open to anyone where ever you are!  The best / most original idea will win.

Closing date is Friday 22 July.  Enter as many times as you like, using the competition form on my website here:  Sew Curvy Corsetry: Competition

Please spread the word! The more entries the better.

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