I have been thinking what do I really want to talk about in this space. Finally decided to just write about all the things I find interesting and hopefully others will as well.
Corsets - I think corsets are one of the most beautiful piece of clothing a woman can wear. In recent years, corsets have been associated with fetish wear, BDSM or being a Dominatrix. I think of how this item accentuates a woman's curves and makes her look beautiful.
Mostly, I see corsets worn at Renaissance faires. People are very comfortable wearing them in public there, but in regular day to day life, I rarely see them. The stigma of being labeled "freaky" is truly scary to some. I think life is too short for that. Wear it and be proud.
Renaissance Faires - There is a certain type of joy that rolls over me when it's Ren season happens. Most of the food is on a stick, but what I love most are the crafts and of course dressing up. I love being a Celtic maiden one weekend and a fairy queen the next - wings included. It's a place to forget your troubles, even if for only one weekend at a time. So, lift a glass of mead and dance a jig. Renaissance is all about having a good time and making new friends.