Fifty Shades Of Corsetry

By Aimee Guthinger

So it would seem, like every other woman (and likely a lot of men) in the world right now, I am reading Fifty Shades of Grey.  I started the trilogy as a homework assignment because of the impact the series appears to be having on pop culture, as well as retail sales in a number of realms.  However, it was not until hearing from a friend that an 86 year old male client announced, with great enthusiasm upon arrival to her office, that he was also reading the books.  After that, I was committed to write a  blog on this literary phenomenon.  While I have heard from some who were not impressed, the majority of my friends have reported (myself included) that it is difficult to put the story down.  I don’t agree with (or practice) a good deal of the … Read more

I have to leave Cabo in a few days and I am not happy about it, particularly because my husband gets to stay to oversee the house we are building here.  I just can’t figure out where the time goes and why I always pack a suitcase full of useless stuff.  The days are so leisurely. It takes hours to get going and when we finally do, it usually requires only a sundress or a bathing suit. The air is infused with a sun bleached light. Vivid colors pulsate against a landscape of desert white.  Hot and breezy; this is a less is more atmosphere. Everything is about  letting go, chilling out, being relaxed, staying cool  and feeling a modicum of freedom from the constraints of the daily squeeze. In fact, getting this blog out was somewhat of a trial for me today.

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Today, I decided to take a quick run through the Puerto Paraiso in downtown San Lucas.  This mall is situated at the Marina, a mecca for detainees from the cruise ships  that anchors in the bay for a day of shopping  in Los Cabos.  I could not help my curiousity even though the whole tourist thing is not my style.  I guess it was the merchant in me, but I had to see what products are the big players in this space.  Well, besides the usual suspects:   silver jewelry, T-shirts, hats, flip flops and sunglasses, I counted 9 boutiques that carried swimwear and beach cover-ups.  And that was just on the main floor. To put this in perspective, I found one lingerie store.  All I kept thinking about was how well the Zinke swimwear line would do in this particular nautical haven.  From color, shape … Read more

By Aimee Guthinger

I’m spending the summer solstice evening sitting on Craigville Beach on Cape Cod.  With my feet tucked in the soft sand & summer temps finally settled in, it feels like a little vacation out here tonight.  So on that note I am going to take a short break from the last 2 weeks of Q & A to talk about something a bit more risqué; corsets.

Undergarments like the merry widow, the bustier, or the long line bra, each with a specific purpose are essentially all part of the corset family.  My experience within my boutique has been that people are, for the most part, polarized when it comes to this type of undergarment; they either love it or hate it.  They are either open and curious about trying one on or they flat out refuse.  On a quick side note (mainly … Read more

I am a bit late this week with my blog but things slow down in Cabo, and I just could not muster up the creative juices after arriving here Saturday.  Once I had downed my customary first night Margarita and Green Chile Soup at the marina, I was already elsewhere and not in a computer state of mind.  Sunday is my regular writing day, but the beach was beckoning after which I just had to get a $20 Swedish massage that lasted 70 minutes.   We’re building a house here and there is much to tackle but the rule of thumb is laid back.  It’s something in the air.  It just infiltrates the blood and bursts the New York “gotta get it done bubble”; so please forgive my lapse.

Perfect attire for this relaxed environment is very lightweight cover-ups and so when I learned of the … Read more

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