London Life Coach & Relationship Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about corsets, Jessica Rabbit and her views on the Playboy Club. Follow Sloan Life Coach on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s Life Coaching website www.sloansw.com
Thank your for your question, I can tell by the tone of your missive that you are anti the opening of the Playboy Club and can understand that it is your view that it degrades women and objectifies them.
Having not been old enough to have frequented the Playboy Club the first time round, I’ve only heard the horror stories of how the Bunny Girls were treated very strictly with their corsets being so tight that after a days work they would have red marks, lines and bruises down their back from their uniform. However with today’s legislation and more women standing up for themselves, I would argue is the Playboy Club any different from a club such as Peter Stringfellow’s.
If this has in any way helped our younger audience to appreciate that size zero is not a size then I would be all for the club, however I have yet to frequent it myself even though being invited.
In terms of sales, looking at high street brands that stock corseted frocks, Forever Unique – a brand often seen on Alicia Dixon – has reported nearly a 60% rise in corset frocks since last year’s projections. A similar priced high street brand – Rare – has also reported just over 25% rise in the last six weeks of frocks that look as if they’ve been inspired by the outfits seen in the Playboy Club.
Kelly Osbourne for many years has been showing her assets off by pairing corsets with jeans, jackets and even skirts proving that corsets are for all shapes and sizes as this lady is famous for fluctuating in weight. If this is not enough, the red carpet has also seen the likes of Blake Lively, Emma Watson, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon all looking fabulous in their corseted ensemble for the cameras.
Jessica Rabbit was a hugely popular cartoon character back in the day and as long as Hugh Heffner is being ethical towards his bunnies it appears that this launch of his latest club has only done fashion a service and hopefully won’t send women back fifty years.
If anyone disagrees (or agrees) with me, I would love to hear your comments.
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