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how do you tell a celebrity she needs a better bra?

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corsets, history, underwear -

  In 2500 BC, Greek woman on the isle of Crete started wearing a garment resembling a bra pushing their bare breasts up and out of their clothing. Then Roman woman squeezed their breasts into a breast band to minimize their busts and Egyptian women painted their breasts. The corset had its origin in Italy, and was introduced by Catherine de Medici into France in the 1500s, where the women of the French court embraced it. This type of corset was a tight, elongated bodice that was worn underneath the clothing. The women of the French court saw this corset...

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Bra Fitting, Bra Maven, Bras, Brides, Bridesmaid, Broadway, Mother of the Bride, Wedding Dress Lingerie -

How it All Began

I had a crappy retail job in a schlock store at 156 west 50th Street in the late 1970’s.  Woolworths was next door, and Capezio was above Woolworths on 7th Avenue.  Tour busses would park on that street, and discharge tourists going to Radio City Music Hall, Broadway, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, shopping on 5th Avenue.  There was a steady flow of bargain hunters, and my boss was the king of closeouts 50 years before it became a thing.

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Bra hooks used to repair turtle shells. To all our bra wearing friends! When you discard one you no longer want please remove the eye closures from the fasteners for us! We use them to mend our turtle shells! They can be sent to Wildthunder wars 2584 Henley Ave. Independence IA 50644 Thank you!! Credit: Nohline Sharp L’Ecuyer

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Received this amazing gift today from my lifetime friend, Dale.  We grew up together in Brighton Beach/Coney Island in the 60’s and 70’s.Check out Dale’s Sunshine Dreams Collection, and see the memories she shares through her art. -Lori

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