When I started the business, information on corsetry was up to that point, almost impossible to get hold of.
My free tutorials and informative blog posts were soon spotted by a publisher who asked me to write an e-book. This I did and in so doing, became an established ‘expert’ in the field of corsetry.
I started teaching, founded The Oxford School of Corsetry and for the next 8 years, alongside running the shop, taught people from all corners of the globe, a full curriculum of corset making skills - there was, and still isn’t, another place dedicated soley to the art of learning corsetry I had a separate studio for teaching, and a long waiting list.
Between 2013-2019 I ran an annual event The Oxford Conference of Corsetry - this soon became as prestigious an event as the venue itself, Jesus College in Oxford. The worlds top corsetieres flew in to help me spread the corset love, to share, inspire, teach and talk about everything corsets. Mr Pearl came in 2016 and British Burlesque Queen, Immodesty Blaize, performed for us. All through this period I continued to run the shop, teach corsetry through the School and take clients.