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[Updated 5/9/16]




A. About Top Quality and Comfort
B. About Personalized Service
C. About Your Training Book, Advance Education, and Responsiveness
D. About Men's and Transgender Corsets
E. About Corset Salons (Personal Fittings) In San Francisco
F. About Followup Information and Service/Alterations
G. About Value Over Time and Our Corset Maintenance Service
H. About Our Website
I. About Our Wedding Corsetry and Advice
J. About Email And Telephone Advice
K. About Corsetry And Figure Shaping - General
L. About Corsetiere Sheri
M. About Corsetiere Sharon
N. About Corsetiere Jill
O. About Our Readymade Cincher
P. About Seamstress Maria
Q. About Former Corsetmakers
R. About Cuddly-Sized Corsetry
S. About Gender Image Salons
T. About "Fantastique" Pheromone Perfume
U. About Our Media Appearance, Presentations, Classes, Fashion Shows, and Corset Soirees





A. ABOUT TOP QUALITY AND COMFORT:

"When you deal with ROMANTASY you always get what you pay for. When you deal with others, then maybe you don't!" Lydia (left; 5/7/10)

"I am a former customer from a VERY long time ago (over a decade), and have the pleasure of owning a BR Creations corset. I really do love your products and wish to support your business." Helen (8/10/15)

"Needless to say I am very excited to work with you. I have tried several OTR corsets over the last few years desperately trying to just "make it work" of course to no avail. I'm finally biting the bullet and doing it the right way with a custom piece made just for me." Meagan (8/16/14)

"I have read great things about Romantasy, so I was browsing your website offerings." Cynthia (11/7/13/)

"You're the best Ann. Going to see you for a fitting would be the only choice because you're the best in the business in my book. Take care." Jenny (8/27/12; Ed. note: however, we are amazingly successful at fitting our long-distance clients, using email, phone consultations, jpg images, assistance with measurements and more. Clients should not be concerned and may rely on our 24 years in this specialty business.)

Thank you so much for all this wonderful attention to detail (like getting my measurements corrected)."Laura (3/10/12)

Adrienne Vasquez posted to ROMANTASY Exquisite Corsetry Facebook: "Yay a FB page :) i got a corset almost 5 years ago from ROMANTASY and I love it!!! By far the best custom corsets around!" (10/15/11)

"With these bad economic times I'm glad that back in 2001 I purchased a corset from you, but I told you that would be the only one. I'm glad I purchased several others after that, corsets that I'll treasure the rest of my life. Thank you Ann and the ROMANTASY team for being part of Corset history." Sarah R. (10/11/11)

"I am honored to have Ann Grogan as a Facebook friend now. For those of you who do not know, the corset you see me wearing in my Faceboook profile picture was custom designed, created, and hand crafted by Sue at Ann's company ROMANTASY Exquisite Corsetry in San Francisco. Nearly 8 years and countless gigs later and it is still holding up well which is a testament to their high quality. So all you of you goth and metal ladies who are looking for a real high quality corset, start your search at ROMANTASY." Jordana Lesesne (9/14/11)

"Towards the end of my three-month waist-training program when the corset was laced REALLY tight, I was just in awe of how much pressure the corset was exerting and how well it held up. I was also surprised at how little pain I felt at those pressure levels. Yes, I felt discomfort, but it was never to the level I would consider unbearably painful." Carl (7/17/11)

"Again, all I have to say is props to your entire organization. I think between the two of you the finished corset will be perfect. I have only experienced perfection in your finished products! Loveness" Natoma (8/5/10) "The quality that u send is worth waiting for. Love ya!" Natoma (7/12/10)

"Received the muslin for my new Jill corset and it seems to fit perfectly! All the corsets I have bought from you over the years fit well, so I don't know how Jill would be any different! Love," Leeann (12/10/09)

"The corsets are exquisite!! After viewing the website, I can't get over how involved proper selection of a corset is. I love the styles and fabrics... It sounds like corseting is compatible with that type of lifestyle." Jamie (10/13/09)

"The feedback on my corset gown has been VERY positive! I have never been so flattered in my life. It brings tears to my eyes that I have ever looked that elegant. The efforts of your team clearly paid off! My femme persona has stepped up quite a bit. And I owe a lot of the energy to you and all your support. I could just hug you and your team for the smiles I can show now. I hope to be the lady you have come to know, and I will always be in your debt for teaching me how to be a lady." Michelle (10/19/08)

"I can't believe it, but it's been almost 11 years since you made me two corsets! They are still going strong and I LOVE them. I had a TERRIBLE car accident two years ago and my doctor has prescribed constant support for my back, which my corsets give." Delette (6/18/08)

"Corsets, like bras (as I've discovered) are not something you scrimp on. If you're going to get a custom corset, get the best you can find, and ROMANTASY is the best corsetiere I can find. I'm not saying that just to butter you up, it's the truth. When I began exploring the things which corseting could offer me, I checked out all of the makers I could find, and you came through with the item options and service standards I desire. It's just that simple." Megan Madison (9/27/06)

"My wedding day came and went on Oct. 12 and I felt like a princess! I followed the training instructions to the letter and as a result felt completely comfortable all day and evening, whilst achieving the look I was after. I hope I did you (and the corset!) proud! Many thanks for all your help and I wish you, all your staff and families a very happy and more importantly, a safe Christmas season. Fond regards."Pam H. (3/2002)

"Last January my wife ordered a beautiful black and gold brocade corset which arrived late March. High praise to you and your staff! The corset is a big hit! It is the pride of her collection and is without question our favorite for show and play. It is fun for me as well since I get to lace it up, I feel like I'm 'driving'! It is absolutely beautiful and the workmanship is stunning. Well worth the wait. We want to get another, but I can't see how the next one could top this!" (Unk. 9/1996)

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B. ABOUT PERSONALIZED SERVICE:

"It's such a pleasant surprise to an invitation to converse and ask questions with the owner of the business I've made a purchase with!" --Whitney (2/28/16)

"Ann is a wonderful resource. I received a lot of support and guidance just from the ROMANTASY website, email inquiries, and her book. I haven't been able to participate in the coaching program yet, but was able to succeed in my initial training goals by following her outline." B. (12/6/15)

"I'm writing to ask for an invitation to your private blog. I've been looking at and reading your regular blog and website for 10 years! Can you believe I've had an interest in corseting that long? I've waffled about whether to do it or not and am leaning toward doing it. A family health crisis with several members (involving weight-related issues) brought on a tremendous amount of stress for me. I don't want to get there! Your website and knowledge is impressive and I'd like to be a part of that--have I made my case?" Jennie (12/4/15)

"Thank you. you are very professional." Deyana (2/3/15)

"I greatly appreciate your attention and any additional help along the way. Your website is beautiful and was helpful in my search for this ribbon." Jennifer (1/29/15)

You seem to be a person of high integrity who is not out to just make a fast sale, so I value your opinion. The cheaper waist cinchers on the internet tend to advertise a 1-4 inch reduction and I don�t want to spend $100 to lose one inch." Gary (10/1/14)

"Before I came to ROMANTASY I tried to contact ___ corsets and never got a response, and then contacted ____ Corsetry after that. The gal over at ____ contacted me back but was extremely unhelpful and somewhat rude in her responses. I just wanted to let you know that I feel you have been extremely helpful, informative, patient, understanding, and kind throughout this entire process. That means the world to me, and unless my corset is wrong in every way, (which of course I don't expect it will be :) ), I intend to become a somewhat regular customer, and will recommend you to anyone who shows an interest in the wonderful world of corsetry." Elise (10/3/14)

"I appreciate your immediate responses and will see you someday in San Francisco. You are a very special person in that you obviously love what you do and take great pride in the products and services that you offer. In terms of being rich, you are wealthy in many more ways than a number in a bank account." Gary (10/2/14)

"May I say that your honesty is greatly appreciated about the consignment corset being too tight for me. Too many corset makers and sellers nowadays would fudge their corset's ability to cinch just to make another sale." Andrea (7/31/14)

"Thank you again, your detailed responses are so helpful. I am beyond words with how amazing your customer service has been and you better believe my next full corset will be purchased from you." Chance (7/15/14)

"My corset is getting more comfortable as I spend more time wearing it. My desire to take it off isn't as strong as it was. My weight is continuing to go down and my waist is getting smaller. I'm sure it is going to help get me through the holiday season without gaining weight, if I wear it constantly. Thanks again for your help and encouragement." J.W. (12/16/13)

"Thank you once again for all of your help with the order and choices and everything. It has been very easy and stress free. I sense this will not be the last corset I order from you and your team." Elita (8/16/13)

"You have a wonderful way of going out of your way to be wonderful--Thank you for everything!" John (4/4/13)

" I can't thank you enough for all the time you have spent with me. You have been so patient and helpful to get me through this process. I really appreciate everything you have done for me and enjoy talking with you. You are very intelligent, knowledgeable and helpful." John (2/28/13)

>i>"I look forward to wearing a tight corset. With your help and my corset, I am sure I will be successful losing weight." "Thank you again -- your customer service is exceptional!" Hilary (10/22/12)

"Thank you very much, you've helped make this a great experience and I will definitely come back for my next corset, and will definitely recommend you to anyone I meet who is interested. And thank you for the picture of my new corset now in the mail. It's absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to receive it :) Thanks so much." Jessica (9/15/12)

"Hearing that my corset you sent back to my corsetiere is coming back soon to me, is the exact news I've been needing to hear all day! Certainly turned my day around. I really cannot wait until I come up to visit to pick it up. Thank you SO much for your assistance and your kindness (in having my corsetiere re-examine the corset seaming and fabric to insure structural integrity) in reassuring me about my corset. It means a great deal to me." Michelle (4/10/12)

"You are good!! Okay, I did re-check my measurements. I retied the ribbon snugly around my waist, stood up straight, and positioned my bra correctly (you sure know about underwires not being very effective). I did get a more reasonable vertical measurement of 4" to the underwire. Thanks again! You certainly know what you are doing and that's such a blessing." Laura (3/13/12)

"I just got home from our fitting appointment and I've been thinking about my corset the entire way. I am truly excited and cannot wait for my garment. I love the personal touches that we were able to add to it, from the curved bottom (for the extra tummy tuck!), to the miracle that you had the striped fabric available. It truly was meant to be, especially given the great value that you've provided me. And I haven't even received the garment yet! I look forward to hearing from you around the end of next month, if not sooner! With love, Michelle (11/16/11)

"Thank YOU very much for such a detailed reply! I a greatly appreciate your time, and I appreciate more to be hearing from Romantasy's Owner. I have decided to go forward with the plan to have a personal consultation. Right now I am in a bit of a rut and need to save for multiple things, the upcoming holidays for one. I foresee an appointment in December or January. My sister (the friend I mentioned) would like to attend, and so far I believe she would be willing to part with her mere $25 for her consultation. I will confirm all of this officially at a later time, mind. Your website helps me greatly in many of the questions I've developed over time. I really enjoy seeing the variety of changes that can be made to my corset. I've already decided on busk covers down the line - could I even return to you after a corset is completed, and ask for appliques or minor decor to be added to a corset?" Michelle (11/15/11) (Ed. note: the answer is "yes"!)

"Thank you so much for your prompt replies to my email inquiries. It has been a pleasure ordering from your company and I will hopefully be ordering again soon. Thank you. Sarah (10/26/11)

"It was so nice to speak with you on Thursday. I can't tell you how excited I am to read your book and get started in waist training. Thank you for your personal attention; it means a lot." Lisa T. (10/1/11)

"Thank you for all you continued support (after my corset waist training program ended)! You are a marvelous woman!!" Ashlee (8/10/11)

"Thank you so much for your prompt and personal attention. It makes me even more sure that I have come to the right place." Sincerely, Fleur (3/22/10)

"My husband and I have been long time admirers of ROMANTASY and the corsets you make. They are beautiful. One day, I hope that I will be able to afford the real thing! I would also like to take this time to tell you how much it means to us as consumers that you personally handle e-mails, etc. Personalization at its best! Thank you again for all your help! Thank you." Gail T. (6/5/07)

"Thanks so much for the info and reply! Will try it on when I get home. And thanks for all the support and words of encouragement, I always find dealing with your company very satisfying! xoxo" Madeline B. (9/18/05)

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C. ABOUT YOUR TRAINING BOOK, ADVANCE EDUCATION AND RESPONSIVENESS:

""Waist training is going very well. Initially, I had some problems with the fit of my (non-Romantasy) corset; it was nipping at my hip bones. But I did some trouble shooting with the help of the Corset Magic book. I re-laced it one "hole" higher and its been good ever since. Bests Isabella (5/8/16)

"The lady who referred me to you and your corsets said that you were very helpful and had good, quality products. She talked a lot about how kind and thoughtful you are." Lainey (2/6/11)

"Ann and her group of corset-makers and seamstresses do exquisite work. Ann was especially great when planning my wedding outfit. Her wedding consultations are worth every penny, and I highly recommend that service. She helped me pick the perfect person to make my corset, skirt, gloves, etc. The results were just wonderful - everyone was amazed by my wedding ensemble!" Nicole (Yelp review 1/10/10)

"Thank you for sharing your expertise and love of corsetry with the world. I cannot "waist' to get started on waist training!" Andrea (8/13/10)

"Your informative response is exactly why I sought out your website. You truly have the knowledge, passion, and skill that I was seeking. I wanted to avoid the costume sites and find the best source of information on whether corsetry would be healthy and appropriate for me." Karen (7/12/10)

"Because of the education you provide, as a client I can trust you to provide a great product, a quality corset. You are knowledgeable about the fabrics and boning structure that go into the construction, as well as the stresses that will be put on corsets by the wearer. You are kind of like an architect who constructs a building. That person knows the materials and the framing so the building doesn't fall apart due to a lot of stress, such placed by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or everyday stress of use from the number of people occupying it." Sarah (6/14/10)

"My, you do work fast...packed order within hours of the personal consultation! EXCELLENT work ethic!" Dr. George (3/31/10)

"Hi Ann, I just re-took the measurement you questioned. I look forward to reading the Corset Magic book and am sure my corset will be lovely. Thank you so much for your prompt and personal attention. It makes me even more sure that I have come to the right place." Sincerely, Fleur (3/22/10)

"It has been a great experience ordering my corset from you. Thanks for all your help and suggestions!" Elif (12/1/09)

"Thank you for your attention to detail on these questionable measurements. I remeasured and here are the corrected ones...Also, (thanks for the note that an underbust style can be reversed, and in that case) I'd prefer black on one side and brown on the other with black trim on both. Your instructions were clear but I was uneducated, and tired so I selected conservatively. Again, thanks for your thoughtful consideration toward my order!" Maureen (10/12/09)

"Thanks for the feedback on fabric for my new corset. Cotton will work fine. It will be a little cooler to wear and allow my skin to breathe better, anyway. Thank you for the individual attention to my desires. I'm very impressed." Allyson (9/15/09)

"I feel that from what I have read and seen, ROMANTASY is staffed with experienced and knowledgeable corsetieres who use high quality materials to craft excellent products with intended purposes and relay those purposes to the customer to ensure a full understanding of the product." Katrina (5/15/09)

"Thank you for bring so patient with me and all my questions. I would like to keep the order as is (for the beginner's corset) and I will definitely look into more corsets in the future." Rotha (4/22/09)

"Thanks for sending images of several fabric choices to me. I appreciate your efforts and time trying to find the perfect material for me. You are so wonderful to work with! Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Michellee (1/27/09)

"I just found your website from the recommendation of a friend who said that you were incredibly helpful and responsive." Jenni (1/14/09)

"I've been so impressed over the years with the unique and caring service and advice you've been able to give to so many different kinds of people in our remarkable city. Again my thanks."Jack (9/24/08)

"Thank you for your considerate note! I can see your business has wonderful customer service, even before a person is a customer. I'm still drooling over the corsets, but it is tough to get started, especially with two kids needing braces & one needing a retainer. Naturally mom comes last on the list. In any case, I am still looking & hoping. If you have any suggestions I'd ALWAYS be interested in hearing them!! Thank you again! Sincerely," Jo (9/15/08)

"Hi Ann, Thanks for the very kind reply. Your interest in customer service has just earned you a future customer. Thanks for your recommendation. I will take your advice. I'm not sure when I'll get an order your way, but my next one goes to you, without a doubt. Thanks again!" Tom (8/14/08)

"Hi Ann, thanks, you always give such great service! Excellent!I truly appreciate your suggestions regarding my use of the Training Belt. It isn't just the physical help the belt provides to permanently contour my waist and help me go down four inches from 50" to 46" in only two months, it is the psychological results that helps too. For example, I now know that if I overeat the belt will make me very uncomfortable and/or I wont be able to cinch tighter to the next grommet down according to my schedule, so I actually eat far less - pretty amazing how that works! Feel free to use me as a reference at any time." Walt (7/31/08)

"Hello Ann, I appreciate your follow-up, as good customer care is usually a deal maker when I'm teetering on a decision." Todd (5/6/08)

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D. ABOUT MEN'S AND TRANSGENDER CORSETS:

"The Gender Image Salon work you and Jeanette do for your trans clients is amazing. Imagine making such a gender change at 63 years old? Two things I believe whole heartedly: better late than never, and it's never too late. I value authenticity in a person. It takes great courage to authentic. However, until the voice inside of you speaks louder than what you hear from the outside, you can never be truly authentic. In some ways, I think this corseting journey is partially my own search to be my authentic self." Lee (new genetic female waist-training coaching program enrollee; 8/23/15)

"You have a wonderful way of going out of your way to be wonderful--Thank you for everything!" John (4/4/13)

"You're right, it was good news when I received my man's stays. Have been breaking it in and it feels very good. It has adjusted to fit very comfortably. Good back support and noticeably improved posture when I'm wearing it. Thanks for this design it is much better than the one with the low back. If and when I get accustomed to wearing this I probably will be in the market for a slightly modified version, maybe one for tighter lacing and more waist reduction?? Again, thanks for a good product." Eric (9/11/08)

"You are one of the best examples of the wonderful people who have established a friendship with the TG community. You are supportive, encouraging (to be "the best we can be"), and willing to provide positive, constructive, kind suggestions for improving our image/feminine persona. (Too bad I didn't get to know you 16 years ago -- about the time you started in this business and about the time I moved out of CA to IL.) I only wish I had gotten more involved with the TG community and wonderful "Friends of the Community" like yourself earlier in my life. (Course, I would have probably blown away huge portions of my commission checks on a collection of corsets if I had known you sooner! Oh, well! Maybe now I will replace my former "passion" for wigs with one for Corsets and start a collection of them?! Right?)" P.T. (12/2/05)

"Thanks for your information update. I do see all your pretty corset work on our (transgender surgery) patients." Warmest regards." Mira (Office Staff, Douglas Osterhout, M.D., San Francisco) (7/16/08)

"Just a note to let you know I saw my pictures on the web under men and corsetry. I was very pleased with them. I am still using the corset I ordered from you last year. It gets me compliments on my feminine figure all the time. I even get whistled at by men who think I am a woman!" Cindy (12/11/99)

"I received my first corset a few days ago. It is beautiful and it is a pleasure to wear it. After 2 weeks I am able to wear it 23 hours a day. It is so comfortable. My corseted waist is about 2 inches under my initial waist. Thank you very much." Pascal (Paris; 12/1/99)

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E. ABOUT CORSET SALONS (PERSONAL FITTINGS) IN SAN FRANCISCO:

(Six months post-Salon) "I am extremely grateful for each tip, principle, maxim and bawdy joke that you've told me. It's my bread & butter really. I can't even begin to return this favour...." Karla (6/12/14)

"Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. It was so nice to see your passion and how much you truly care for what you do. I can't wait to see my corset, I'm sure it will be beautiful. Please do add me to your email list. I look forward to hearing from you. Take care." Renee (9/15/12)

"Ann and Jill - I wanted to reflect on the wonderful time I had here in San Francisco today doing the first fitting for my 2011 gown. I am so excited about the creativity we have going on this project. I am not sure how much Jill knows about me but it is the times when I can be elegant that really stoke my energy. I seek to represent Ann's enterprise the best I can and my friends just love how I look. Thanks to both of you in working out the project so well. I had such a great time today and I am looking forward to the next milestone. Much love." Michelle (1/15/11)

"The try-on gown day and photos were a COLOSSAL TREAT !!!! Lots of joyous memories. Thanks for the photos of the corset by Jill and wedding gown and veil by Maria. Maybe I make a half-way acceptable bride after all!" Lorne (MTF, 11/15/10)

"May I repeat how excited and thankful I am to be the future recipient of one of your corsets! I have already thanked Michelle multiple times for bringing us together, not to mention how much fun she and I had doing the BART-thing to come visit with you. Thank you for being such a sweet hostess and for inviting us into your home." Christine (7/27/09)

"Thank you so much for your recent email, and your wonderful hospitality last Thursday when I found the perfect consignment corset to purchase! You are a very special woman, and someone I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know. I felt like we are old friends and I am very much looking forward to spending more time together." Gianna (7/16/09)

"I really enjoyed our appointment/afternoon and getting to know you as well. Your Home Corset Salon is so warm and welcoming, including the tea and tasty snacks." Lisa (1/24/09)

"Hi Ann, Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely time I had with you Sunday. When you really connect with someone on a meaningful level time truly stands still. You have a wonderful perspective about many topics and every time I see you I always walk away feeling like we've got so much more to talk about. The new corset fits me just right, even better than the first one. My compliments to you and Sharon, my corset maker. I have an appointment with Dr. Beck the second week of December and plan to wear my new corset to inform him and his staff how valuable corsetry has been for me transformationally as well as increasing my overall well being and confidence about my appearance and femininity. You're a wonderful person Ann. I'll let you know how things go." Michelle (11/19/08)

"I was just out in San Francisco and met with you. You are very helpful and I love the two styles you picked out for me. I can't wait to see the final product. I am using the training belt I bought from you but not all the time. It's hard to wear it to work without a lot of questions, so I wear it at home. Again thank you for all the help and like I said I'm really looking forward to seeing my new corsets." Teresa S. (5/8/04)

"I just thought I'd drop you a line to thank you for going to so much trouble on my behalf yesterday. I had an excellent time, and certainly learned much that I could not have picked up simply by surfing web sites ... Many thanks once more for your kindness and helpfulness, it really made the experience a pleasure. As an inveterate hater of shopping, it takes a lot for me to say that." JR (9/19/02)

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F. ABOUT FOLLOWUP INFORMATION AND SERVICE/ALTERATIONS:

"I wanted to let you know that corset arrived safe and sound from Jill. It looks perfect. She did a great job with the alterations. Please thank her for me. Thank you both for your patience on this." Carl (8/15/14)<-> "When I came home I had a package waiting (Christmas come early). I opened up a little with my wife and showed her what I had ordered; we both marveled at the fabric. Wearing a dress, my shape is noticeable. I am able to breath fine and without gasp even though it might have made a great YouTube video watching me trying to adjust behind my back. As hard as it was, I read the information you provided first, and yes--I would have put it on upside down at first, but was quick to see the outline difference. When I get to full closure it will be perfect. I could go on and on but I will say, you both certainly know your business and the fit is perfect with room to go. The material is breathtaking and it makes my back feel good. I'm sorry but I don't want to take it off !!! I will be near tears when I have to take it off before bed. Please share with Sharon, her workmanship is impeccable, truly a master. Love you both," Dan (5/15/10)

"I want to apologize for being a pain to you contacting you so often once my corset was about to be shipped, but I had a bad experience with online shopping before. I want to thank you so much for my corset. It's here, I got it last night when I got home from work and I love it. Thank you so much." Diana (4/6/10; Ed. note: Here is how we replied: "Dear Diana, I'm pleased to get your happy news! Please rest assured that is highly unlikely that a business would be around for over 22 years and provide poor service or rip off clients! That is why I post a lot of client comments and personally handle all sales. I also answer my own phone so you can always call me. When you shop at ROMANTASY you may have to wait a little bit, but you get personal hands-on service from the owners herself. That makes it a very secure shopping experience indeed. All best. Ann

"As I write this I am in the corset for the second time. It fits very well, almost like it was made for me (grin). I'll send pictures this weekend. Don't worry I am following the wear and care instructions to the letter." Carl (2/24/10)

"Thank you for your ROMANTASY news updates, I enjoy reading them. I am pleased with my tight-lacing corset. It is very pretty, fits well, and I enjoy wearing it. It took me awhile to figure out how to put it on myself, but I pretty much have it now. It might not always be evenly laced, but sometimes I get it right. I am still figuring out the best clothes to wear with it. It is pretty dressy and steps up whatever is paired with it. I have not worn it out yet. I am enjoying experimenting with looks that work with it. I have been thinking that although I am pleased with what I have, it is dressier and heavier than I had envisioned. My initial idea was to get something that I could regularly wear under my outer garments that would cinch my waist and get rid of the love handles. I have looked over your website and not come up with exactly a match for this objective. Not that it would need to be completely plain, but lighter in thickness and not as high. I'm not looking for major reduction, just shaping, so I think lighter construction would work" Pat (10/12/09) Ed. note: We recommend our Basic Line of corsets which begin at only $150 full custom.

"Ann, I want to tell you that I have never experienced such extraordinary customer service!! After my small expenditure of 26 dollars, you contacted me by email to verify that I had received the item, even when I didn't respond in a timely manner, you continued to email me until I responded letting you know I had indeed received it. You then followed up to make sure that I was happy and satisfied. I know quite a bit of time had passed since then, but I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the effort you all strive for, making your company stand out in comparison to other business'.................tell everyone at ROMANTASY that it doesn't go unnoticed!! Make it a great day!" Brian (9/4/08)

"Dear Ann, I received your beautiful corset and carefully read the instructions and tried it on. I struggled a bit, because of my poor left hand, but was totally thrilled with the fit and how it made me feel. Nothing I have ever worn has made me feel so wonderfully feminine! The corset is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined or hoped for. While it maybe a struggle to get into now I'm certain with time and practice I will be able to don & doff the corset easily. If it is always a struggle to get in and out of I will not mind as it will be a labor of love for me to wear the most flattering of feminine attire. I love my corset THANK YOU so very much I will break in my corset carefully and hope to be able to display my new feminine shape, (thanks to your wonderful corset), for my birthday party in October. I will have some pictures to send you soon! Thanks again Ann, big hugs to you and your entire crew. Jayne M. (9/10/05)

"I wanted to thank you for your kind notes and for the timely manner in which the payments, paperwork, and shipping were taken care of." Freya (2004)

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G. ABOUT VALUE OVER TIME AND OUR CORSET MAINTENANCE SERVICE:

"I picked up the pink corset that Jane reduced in size after I lost weight, and I have just one word to say: S W E E T !It could not fit better if custom-made direct from custom measurements." Leeann (8/7/09)

"I can't believe it, but it's been almost 11 years since you made me two corsets! They are still going strong and I LOVE them. I had a TERRIBLE car accident two years ago and my doctor has prescribed constant support for my back, which my corsets give." Delette (6/18/08)

"My well-worn tight-lacing red silk 1901 corset that my corsetiere Sharon repaired has arrived along with my new blue 1901. I can't believe how beautiful both are. You and your team corsetieres are crosses between artists and sorceresses who create pure body magic." Toni (5/29/08)

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H. ABOUT OUR WEBSITE:

"You seem to have the most reliable information." Robin (10/13/13)

"I'd like to be added to your e-mail list. Your website is wonderful. Such beautiful creations." Catherine (9/9/13)

"I must thank you for your very thorough web site which I find inspiring and fascinating." Stephanie (5/1/12)

"You've got the most comprehensive site out there." Wayne (3/27/12)

"I have been working my way through your lovely and tremendously helpful website (the literature you have has been a wonder in helping me to firm up which style of corset I feel will work best for me)." Tawnya (9/19/11)

"I love your website. It has SO much information." Corinna (6/20/11)

"I have been reading through your website, and first I must complement you on the huge wealth of information offered there." Michael (7/20/10)

"I shall continue to peruse your beautiful and VERY educational website." Nicole (7/14/10)

"I love your site, and I have been reading the blog. You actually sound like you know what you are talking about, in comparison to some other sites." Verona (5/7/10)

"Ladies, I'd like to say first, your website is amazing! I have been doing research on making my own first corset because I did not feel comfortable with ordering a corset online...until I found your website. I will definitely be ordering a custom corset after the first of the year from you. I can't get over how much information I garnered just from your site! I've already passed on your web address to 2 friends who also have no experience with corsets, but they were very impressed as well. I just wanted to introduce myself as a future customer, and say kudos to your excellent site. Sincerely," Kathi (10/26/09)

"I have spent a fair amount of time studying your website, and I am impressed with the program, the results, and especially the "health first" philosophy. It is clear that you are very knowledgeable in your field." Angela (8/25/09)

"ROMANTASY has a great deal of information and explanations about tightlacing and, more importantly, about each corset itself. The descriptions and notes about the style were very helpful in decision making as I was quickly able to see that it was or wasn't meant for tightlacing or that if I wanted to have longer sides, another style would be more appropriate. I also appreciated that somebody would email a customer if measurements or requests were unusual to verify and that the customer had options even if the price would be lower. The pictures were also wonderful as I [and other customers] have the opportunity to see what the products look like in different styles and on real people, not just models wearing completely custom ensembles. Overall, I feel that from what I have read and seen, ROMANTASY is staffed with experienced and knowledgeable corsetieres who use high quality materials to craft excellent products with intended purposes and relay those purposes to the customer to ensure a full understanding of the product." Katrina (5/15/09)

"Just to congratulate you on a wonderful website. I have always been extremely interested, fascinated and attracted to a beautifully corseted female figure and have bought corsets as gifts for a number of women over the years. I have added your site to my 'favourites' and will be visiting regularly in the future. Your friend/model Marcia is gorgeous !! Please tell me she is unattached and looking for someone to lace her...then I can at least dream of being that person !!!! Love and best wishes." Stuart (UK 4/25/09)

"From what I've seen of your website and our correspondence, you sound like a lovely person and I'm sure you have a wealth of interesting information!" Patricia (3/10/09)

"Hello! I just wanted to drop a line and say... What a wonderful online store! I'm so happy I stumbled across it while surfing the internet for corsets. So much variety and information! I've just started waist training and I'm drooling over the corsets. Please put me on your emailing list. Thanks! Sincerely," Katrina (11/17/08)

"I have spent many hours on the net searching for corsets, and after visiting your web site, I am now finished searching the web for corsets. I am very serious about waist training and purchasing a corset from ROMANTASY in the near future." Jalene (10/24/08)

"As far as why I like ROMANTASY better than other companies I've found online, it's as simple as the amount of information and the appearance/content of your site. Other sites have a lot of the info yours does, but they are not as personal. Your site has more pictures to inspire and educate my choices, and I love the amount of actual customer pictures you feature. Your site is easy to navigate and easy to find all the information you need." Nanyque (7/4/08)

"I have decided to purchase my first corset. After a lot of searching, I decided that your company is the finest I've come across." Sarah (2/1/08)

"Exceptionally beautiful site my dear! I have learned more about the pleasures, thoughts and just fun of corseting than I ever knew existed...Thank you. You are so refreshing. I wish more people could learn to have your passion in business but, few have found their work fun and habit-forming at the same time. Hugs." Shell (2/12/01) "Thank you for the very helpful information. Oh, I can't tell you how excited I am about getting a corset!! I've looked at several sites, but none compared with yours; you have wonderful merchandise. Thank you for all your help." Mary (3/19/00)

"What a pleasure to find such a wonderful corset site. It is nice to see the fine art of corsetry is alive and well." Scott (12/17/99)

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I. ABOUT WEDDING CORSETRY AND ADVICE:

"Oh my, my new S-Curve corset by Jill is beautiful and perfect! I will certainly send you a wedding day photo next spring. I can't wait to get this beauty on!" Ilse (5/26/15) "I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I LOVE my new corset! The workmanship is incredible and it's so very beautiful! Again, thank you so much to both of you! I will certainly send you some pictures!" Ilse (6/9/15)

"First of all, thank you all so much again for making my wedding spectacular! We had a fantastic time. It was about twenty minutes of ceremony and then a long Halloween party, just the way we wanted it! Then it was off to Cabo in Mexico and now we're just trying to get back into the swing of married life!" Melissa S. (12/20/13)

Thanks (to you and Jll) for helping me to imagine and create such a beautiful and unique dress for my wedding!Love," Chelesa (12/18/12)

"Clay and I are off on our around the world honeymoon! I have some very pretty pictures from our wedding and the corset made all the difference in the fit of my dress. I will send you a link. P.S. The corset training really did help. Thanks." Andrea (8/24/12)

"The corset (using my grandmom's wedding dress lace) really came out wonderfully and I am definitely very happy with it! It is just as I imagine it to look! Jill did an amazing job! Thank you for all your help during this process! You have been a pleasure to work with all along! I will be sure to write you a great review after the wedding." Lisa (7/20/12)

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J. ABOUT EMAIL, SKYPE, AND TELEPHONE ADVICE:

"Thanks again for everything: you have both been a real pleasure to talk to and I can't wait to see the result (when I receive my new Jill corset)!" Jamie (Ethiopia, 9/21/10)

"Thank you for taking my inquiry seriously. I sent emails to a few other corsetmakers and you are the only one who responded and treated my inquiry professionally. I am very much interested in getting a good corset. Thank you again for your professionalism and attention to detail." Brandon (8/16/10; Editor's Note: we happily guide you through basic option choices so that you invest wisely and well in a product that best fits your needs.)

"I must say, I was not expecting such a detailed answer to my question. If it were not so beneficial, I might be inclined to say that your reply was a bombardment of information. However, since there has been much new light shed on this topic because of your e-mail, you have my sincere gratitude. To be honest, I've read so much contradictory information regarding corseting and corset training that I've somewhat lost all sense of what's true and what's not. Your approach to corseting on the website and your response to me personally is probably the most refreshing thing I've gotten from the corseted world - ever. Because of that, I'm very willing to put serious weight on your advice. I greatly appreciate the amount of time you've given me already and want to thank you again for your work and your willingness to educate others. Thank you!" Gary (4/29/10)

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K. ABOUT CORSETRY, BELTING, AND FIGURE SHAPING - GENERAL:

"I want to use my Belt for waist training. I was actually able to get it into the second grommet for a bit. So I think this should work nicely. I think the shorter "snug" width of the Belt was a good idea. I can see how a wider belt would really start to bother me after a few hours by digging into my ribs. So far, I've worn it for maybe a half hour today and it's fine. I'm sitting here at the computer with it on and we are both doing well. So I shall keep this one. It's a really nice belt." Kathy (9/2/15)

"I have been enjoying my corset very much and have received an uncommon number of compliments on it. Thank you for your assistance." Katrina (12/8/09)

"Dearest Ann--It's happened, that wonderful Sunday! I fell in love with the corsets and your philosophy of life once again. Just wanted to say HI and kindly request you to send me some of those pictures you took of me in corsets, because Jeff took only one (!), so while waiting for the real thing I'll see my pretty future look. Can't wait!" Love, Irina (8/8/07)

"Ann, the corset has helped as a slimming aid and as a way to keep from wanting to eat as much. I think seeing how much the corset takes me in, is a major motivation to wanting to look that way all the time! I try never to forget anyone and certainly never anyone who is willing to help me as much as you did (at the SCC convention). Thank you for your compliments--they mean a lot to a girl like me." Debbie D. (3/6/07)

"I must tell you I wore my corset to a Halloween gala and it made a interesting counterpoint to my werewolf costume. Nothing quite like a sexy werewolf! I have been wearing it to family dinners to help me curb my appetite for holiday goodies. I hope everyone at ROMANTASY has a very happy and prosperous New Year, and I hope to be in contact soon to order an overbust corset. Thanks again." Marie (12/22/09)

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L. ABOUT CORSETIERE SHERI:

"I still love my corset by Sheri, used it to waist train for my honeymoon, and just revived my blog where I feature links to both ROMANTASY and Lucy's site as well. My corset has done wonderful things for my confidence, anxiety, back pain, and figure! I do have a couple OTR corsets but nothing beats custom, and my ROMANTASY is simply the best! " April (12/7/15)

"It came! I LOVE IT!!! So comfortable!" Kathryn C (6/1/13)

"The corset arrived about a week ago and it looks great. Tits great too, and I just wanted to let you know. Thanks!!!" Dawn (1/27/13)

"I received my Sheri corset last week. It was wrapped so artistically that I was almost hesitant to open it--almost. When I did open it, I was not only astounded by it's incredible beauty, but also shocked to realize how small it was, and that my waist is really that short! The fabric is gorgeous, and it is readily apparent how much skill and care went into the crafting of this garment." Angela (1/27/11)

"It's here!!!!! My daughter picked up the mail last night and when I got up this morning, there was my new Sheri corset sitting on the table. I had to *_make_* myself read the instructions first and not put it on immediately. But once I did...ooooh...what a difference a custom corset makes!! No pinching or poking like a ready made corset, just beautiful, snug comfort. (I'll have my husband get a digital picture of me in my new corset and send it to you later this evening.) Okay, enough of that...here's my problem....how am I going to quickly save up the money to get another one!!?? I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but like Lay's potato chips...you can't have just one! Lisa P. (Colorado, 7/25/04)

"I received my new navy and magenta Sheri corset and it is beautiful!" -- Natalie (11/6/08) "Corset is amazing, color perfect--will definitely order from you again!"Ayn (9/20/08)

"I picked up my corset on 12/26. Wow!!! it is Beautiful!!!! Sheri did a absolutely wonderful job!!! I read ALL the wear & care instructions right-off. I had a wonderful Christmas and soon,... a wonderful NEW YEAR!!! You ladies do the same."Rikki (12/29/07)

Synchronicity!!! Just plied my way out of my new Sheri corset, in a word, WOW! Must read the paperwork, rules, etc. before I actually begin "training" but oh my goodness, I love how it makes me feel/look! It is lovely and I am pleased with my selection...Glad to have met your acquaintance and looking forward to a future friendship. Cynthia (2/14/06)

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M. ABOUT CORSETIERE SHARON:

"I received the corset from Sharon. Upon opening the box I was very happy with what I saw. I am no expert, but I think she did a great job. As I write this I am in the corset for the second time. It fits very well, almost like it was made for me (grin). I'll send pictures this weekend. Don't worry I am following the wear and care instructions to the letter." Carl (2/24/10)

"My white linen corset by Sharon arrived today and I love it! This is my first corset and it is so comfortable...and I also cannot believe that this corset can be fully closed some day. Elif (12/8/09)

"That is a VERY pretty wedding ensemble by Sharon. The black and white colors and style break some tradition, but pave the way for a new look. I think it is very flattering to the bride, and she will be so gorgeous!" Michelle (10/23/09)

"I received my corset and am very pleased with the waist reduction. Thank you." Michi (7/31/08)

"I love my new corset! Thank you very much for everything. Sharon did a beautiful job. The very first time I tried to wear the corset, it seemed like a lot of work. But, I have found that it gets easier the more you try it on. And, I have found something interesting about my body type. I seem to mold very easily to the corset and it is not at all uncomfortable to wear. Thank you! J. (7/20/05)

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N. ABOUT CORSETIERE JILL:

"The men's stays by Jill arrived this morning and is fantastic! The design works perfectly; it fits well and looks great. I am so happy and eager to start waist training with it. Please extend my gratitude to Jill for all of her creativity, hard work, and willingness to go the extra mile!" Ron (12/23/15)

"I rushed to pick up my new Jill corset. Now I am wearing the corset for the first time! Yay! :-D I love the fit, it is so nice to have pressure on the waist rather than on hips and torso. It is so comfortable! Must say it was a nice touch with the corset patterned wrapping paper and the corset candle which my daughter totally fell in love with. Now I have to set the alarm so that I don't forget to take the corset off when seasoning, it is so comfy that it is a great risk that I will never take it off without a reminder." Louise (Sweden 6/13/14)

"I'm down 3 inches now. It took a few weeks for me to get proficient at lacing and gauging too tight vs just right. Now it's just like tying my shoes! My friends think I'm nuts. But that's nothing new.... Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and to Jill for making me such a very lovely and very sturdy corset." Se (2/14/13)

"I'm so excited about the corset!!!! Thank you so much for letting me know it's ready, and to Jill for making such a beautiful corset! And thank you for your care and concern and follow-up on how it all goes together. I've really enjoyed communicating with you, you have been so helpful and nice!" Lily S. (5/15/13)

"My new corset is everything I had hoped for. It is feminine, demure, well constructed and practical for every day use. I thank you and Jill so much." Janine (12/24/12)

"My corset arrived yesterday.It is a beauty! I tried it on and it's a perfect fit; more comfortable on the first wearing than my old one is after a year. Can't wait to get it seasoned and laced down! Thanks so much." Mary (4/10/12)

"Thank you so much! I first have to say that my corset is a great work of art. It is astoundingly gorgeous, and I feel so supported. On the drive home wearing my corset, I could still song to my favorite songs! When I arrived home I took a five minute break without the corset, removing it once i loosened the laces. I laced it back up comfortably to an inch less than when I had before. Of course, if I go driving, I will certainly have to loosen up the laces. Nonetheless, I will take great care of my corset while seasoning, and beyond! Consider me an uber happy customer!" Michelle M. (12/6/11)

"I have just received the corset and it looks lovely and fits perfectly thank you so much. I will definitely recommend yourselves to others and will approach you for all my corset needs. Once again, thank you so much! Kind regards," Sam (Australia, 11/15/11)

My Jill corset is fantastic and fits like a glove to my figure! I absolutely LOVE it! :)" Jenna (8/22/11)

"My boyfriend really likes my new corset a lot. Jill made a little bag out of one of the extra sleeves for the corset fabric I sent, and he has taken claim of it (even tho it's mine). I think I will look great and hopefully super tiny!! (that's my goal of course). I promise I will send pictures when I am in my full get up. Don't be surprised if I order another one in the coming year for next Halloween (it's my fave holiday!!!) Thank you again! Your Friend," Sarah (10/21/10)

"I received my corset, and it is perfect! Thank you!! It fits like a dream." Nina (5/12/10)

"My beautiful corset arrived safely. I love it! It's lovely. All in all I'm extremely happy. I plan to order another one in the future." Vickie (9/11/08

"I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my Victorian Under bust Corset by Jill Hoverman. The workmanship is excellent and the fit is perfect. My mom came over to look at the finished product, and she gushed with pride and said we (she) did an excellent job with the measurements. This corset is so perfect it looks as if I was born with it. When I put it on I feel beautiful, fractured spine, compressed discs, and all. I am no longer in pain, and the corset is much cooler than my ugly back brace and Squeem. I have a feeling it won't be long before Jill moves up to be one of your senior corsetieres. Beautiful work for a busy young mom. Once again I thank you. I'll be saving up as I would like to have the same corset done up in red satin as well navy blue. Corset hugs right back at ya!" Cherie Sneed (7/30/08)

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O. ABOUT OUR READYMADE CINCHER:

"I just got my cincher and tried it on and its great! I think it will be much more comfortable than my full corset because it doesn't come up so high on my ribs (always gave me heartburn)" Lisa (7/11/10)

"I love the feel, the fit, the lift and support that this, my first, corset (the Simple Pleasures Victorian) gives me. I embark on a new chapter of my life! You have opened a new door for me and I truly, truly thank you." Greg (9/10/99)

"Ann, Just a note to say what a pleasure it is to wear my Simple Pleasures which arrived the other day. The fit is perfect. It looks great and feels wonderful. I am very happy. Plan to wear it under my tuxedo to my sister's wedding on Saturday. Thank you so much. Best wishes." Will (9/7/01)

"WOW. I just returned from Europe three days ago to find the package with my cincher. I was so eager to see my new garment that I made a beeline for the desk leaving my suitcase unopened on the floor. When I opened the package and took it out I was stunned by how gorgeous it looked, and by the feel of the satin and the colors and just about everything!! Wow, wow, wow!! I practically tore off my sweatshirt and t-shirt to slip the cincher over my little undershirt!! I can hardly describe the wonderful feeling that I experienced when I wandered about my house, admiring myself in any mirror I could find. I couldn't stop gaping at how gorgeous the cincher looked! I felt like a princess :) Even my brother thought it was "pretty cool." I love the hug of the cincher about my waist. I have to stop myself from wearing it continually, and it's just agony to be parted from my dear new garment! And please thank the creator of the beautiful cincher for me. Again, all I can say is WOW! Cheers and Thanks." Freya (2004)

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P. ABOUT SEAMSTRESS MARIA:

"Love Maria's exquisite work and hand-finishing. She is a true artist. My friend Claudia thought my embroidered fabric with tiny flowers and my wedding dress and matching veil were BEAUUUUTIFUL! Maybe I make a half-way acceptable bride after all!" Barbara Belle (left, 11/23/10)

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Q. ABOUT FORMER CORSETMAKERS:

"Lovely (web) tribute to Ruth Johnson -- a good artist and person." David Kunzle (8/3/10)

"I'm sorry to hear Ruth's passing. I really hoped to meet Ruth someday. She seemed like an amazing woman and corsetiere. I really am sorry to hear of her passing." Jade Locke, corsetiere (Boulder, CO, 8/3/10)

"I'm sad to hear that yet an other corsetiere, Ruth Johnson, has left us. It was the corsets from Ruth (BR creations) which inspired me to start designing corsets over 30 years ago. I still have her little catalogue from that time. So sad sad sad." Jeroen van Der Klis (Amsterdam, 8/12/10)

"The news of Ruth's passing is very distressful. I had long hoped to hear she was back in the business, but it was never to be. I believe I have every one of the Corset News Letters, a fabulous historical resource. The photos of me in her creations are my favorites, on my Flickr site, and I always hoped to hear she had seen them. She was a treasure, and easy to deal with." Emily Sheldon (3/20/11)

"So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was a unique artist and craftsman and the world is a little bit sadder without her in it." Jane Pojawa (8/22/10)

"My condolences to ROMANTASY on loosing a fine corset maker, Ruth, and my condolences to Ruth's family on their loss. I am honored to have one of her corset creations in my collection." Sarah R. (Roseville, California, 8/4/10)

"It's been a week now and I am VERY happy with my BR Corset. While I have been trying to follow your directions, a custom made corset is so wonderful that I find myself wanting to go too fast. I am VERY happy with my figure and the way I look now. Thanks!" Jasmine (8/99)

"So sorry to hear the sad news about Mr. Garrod." ROMANTASY Corsetiere, Sheri Jurnecka (Oakland, CA)

"I am so very sorry for this loss." ROMANTASY Corsetiere, Sue Nice (Burbank, CA)

"Thank you for the letting me know. It's good that you became such good friends with Michael. I hope that his family is doing fine. I hope you're doing fine too. xoxo." AJ (Los Angeles, CA; former salesperson at ROMANTASY boutique)

"I have 2 corsets from True Grace. I will always treasure them. Mr. Garrod is such a kind gentleman, things will not be the same." Glenda H. (1/29/03)

"Think of him knowing he now is the wind in the trees, the sun in the sky and the sparkling in the stars at night. Any time you look out of your window or go out in the garden you can meet him knowing him around you. Try to think of him with a smile on your face because this will be the way he thinks of you now. I think I will put the message you sent on your German ROMANTASY website, maybe he would like that." Melanie (Langenfeld, Germany)

"I'm sorry to hear of Michael Garrod's passing. Sorry for your loss, too, of a corset maker and friend. Big hug." Sarah (Sacramento, CA)

"I am comforted knowing he is at peace. I will always carry fond memories of Michael in my heart, and cherish my lovely True Grace corset all the more. My love always." Lynn (Capitola, CA)

"I am very sorry to hear of this. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Charlie (Connecticut)

"It is with great sadness that I hear of Michael Garrod's passing, a great loss to our corset community. He will be greatly missed but his corsets will live on for years to come." Abby (New Zealand)

"I'm so sorry that your friend is gone. We are made immortal by those who love us, so Mr. Garrod lives on." Elizabeth (Butte, Montana)

"I feel a great sadness over the loss of Michael. I met him only the one time, but of that meeting I remember him as an extraordinary gentleman...and of course a most magnificent corset maker. Warmest regards." Gwen

"I'm so sorry to hear about Michael's death. I know you will miss him greatly." Jeanette (San Rafael, CA)

"Thanks also for your message "In Memoriam" of Michael Garrod. I'm very sad that he had to go like this and so soon! Still, the passage where you say that this was "the beginning of a new passage and soul's adventure for our beloved and distinguished corset maker" comforts me a little bit. It's good to know that he has not disappeared, but that he is somewhere out there and feels better now. Kind regards." Sylphide (Germany)

"I visited him a year or so ago; he was indeed generous, and I can imagine working for us to the end." Author and Professor David Kunzle, UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

"It is very appropriate that you have set aside space on your website for Michael. He was the maker of my first 1901 style. You can see how flattering it is. Because of Michael�s creation I have fallen in love with that style as you well know." Toni (Massachusetts, 4/6/11)

"Michael sounds like a hugely interesting person. He had a whole second career in his life, which I think takes a lot of intestinal fortitude." Dr. George Dill (San Mateo, CA, 4/9/11)

"The corsets arrived today and they look fabulous. Thank you and Jade, too, for an excellent product delivered in a timely manner. I am so excited. Sunday will be my first day and night in my new corsets. I'll keep you posted." Camille (5/13/09)

"The corset arrived last week, and I've been quietly seasoning it. It's beautiful, fits like a dream, and I'm already getting the hang of lacing it. It looks good with just about every outfit I have. I am most satisfied. Give my compliments to Jade." Anna (12/3/08)

"You're right, it was good news when I received Jade's men's stays. Have been breaking it in and it feels very good. It has adjusted to fit very comfortably. Good back support and noticeably improved posture when I'm wearing it. Thanks for this design since it is much better than the one with the low back. If and when I get accustomed to wearing this I probably will be in the market for a slightly modified version, maybe one for tighter lacing and more waist reduction?? Again, thanks for a good product." Eric (9/11/08)

"I received my Sleep Corset by Jade the other day and it's absolutely wonderful!! It has become my favorite corset! I have only worn it once but already have got so many comments. The typical response when I say that it's my new ROMANTASY Sleep Corset is 'Oh you can't possibly just sleep in that! It's way to nice you have to wear it out!' - Which I fully intended to do anyway." Greta (8/20/08)

"I wore Jade's wedding corset laced completely down under my gown, and then the lacing of the dress was also very tight. Breathing was surprisingly easy -- thank goodness for months of training! The only difficulty we had was that I hadn't thought to sit down with the dress and corset on before, so had to readjust sometimes to keep the top of the corset hidden. Ah, well! It worked out just fine. And Spanx control-top stockings are just the thing to make the lower edge of a corset disappear completely. A useful tip for your clients who want a smooth look in the front." Joanna (7/11/08)

"I received Jade's corset last night. Thank you very much for the quick shipment! It fits perfectly and I couldn't be happier with the garment. It is amazing! I hadn't done as much research as I thought so I had no idea to expect a 'pleasant, hugging sensation'. It was more than comfortable to wear for my first 2 hour seasoning session and I was sad to take it off." Shawn (7/1/08)

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R. ABOUT CUDDLY-SIZED CORSETRY:

"I really like these corsets that you showed for cuddly people. I do not have the money saved but when I do I want to purchase one of these for us big gals. I am wanting the whole trip and my personal weight problems helped out by one of these. They were just lovely. I am 48 G with lots of chest flesh and belly (44) to be reformed. Thanks." Carol Ann (7/15/08)

"Dear Ann, thank you so very much for your reply! I am a larger woman. I don't know if you know how incredibly hard it is to find my size. I know this sounds funny but it is kinda embarrassing to submit measurements that are larger that the normal sizes stated on the web site. so THANK YOU for making me feel like a normal woman!!!!" Niki (10/2/01)

"I absolutely hated the 1960's because I didn't look like Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Varushka, etc.. Now at least I am old enough and confident enough to like the way I am put together. Nicole Kidman, eat your heart out! I'm headed to my 30th high school reunion next month and guess what I'm wearing? I know everyone will be looking at my figure, waist reduction, and at the lovely corset brocade, not at any possible pull in the satin. Regards." Beverly (2000)

"I've just started corset training my form and I really love your website section on voluptuous women in corsets, as I'm a plus-sized woman. If you ever need a model please don't hesitate to contact me." Marian (10/10/99)

"I have been spending a lot of time checking out other corset web sites...ROMANTASY is the best one! and it is very surprising to find how many show larger ladies wearing corsets--a truly wonderful image. I really look forward to your next newsletter." Trevor (London, 9/21/99)

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S. ABOUT GENDER IMAGE SALONS:

"My Salon-A far exceeded my wildest dreams; I expected to be ugly (but was not). For 'first timers' you have the subject mix just right." Alison (6/10/09)

(From a genetic female corset client) "I just saw you on the program called "SeXchange" on the Discovery Channel, speaking about transgender issues and your Gender Image Salon. It was wonderful. I was like, 'I've been in that living room, and she is every bit as personable as she appears on the screen.' How fortunate we all are to be your clients, Ann. I really mean that." Tee (3/14/05)

"This year into early retirement, with my TG feelings getting stronger all the time, I finally decided that it was time to do things properly and liberate Rita. I had been dealing with ROMANTASY (exquisite corsetry :-) in San Francisco, and as well as clothing they do gender image salons, so I took the plunge and spent a wonderful evening with an expert makeup person seeing what could be done with me. I told them I would settle for the 'frumpy dowager' look, but I think they did a little better than that. I bought a wig, in a fantastic shade, which I like to call sunny auburn, and was completely overwhelmed by the image that finally appeared before me. It was an intense experience to find that Rita really did exist physically, and that she had an image which I would never have imagined, and which was very satisfying to me at least. What was most satisfactory about my evening with the empathetic and helpful people at ROMANTASY was that I came home with some fairly detailed notes and instructions that will help me to work on recreating what they did for me." Rita (6/2000)

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T. ABOUT "FANTASTIQUE" PHEROMONE PERFUME:

"I received my order of the Fantastique pheromone perfume today and I can't wait to try it out! Thank you for your excellent customer service!" Mariel (2/14/11)

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U. ABOUT OUR MEDIA APPEARANCES, PRESENTATIONS, CLASSES, FASHION SHOWS, AND CORSET SOIREES:

"Enclosed is a copy of our corsets segment (on the Octobwer 12, 2012 "20/20" show). Thank you again for all of your help on the piece-- as well as your kind letter and additional corest information after the show aired. You are a true gem and I so appreciate all of your kindness. Corset hugs." Keturah Gray (ABC-TV "20/20" producer, 11/6/12)

"Dear Ann (and Ron/a and Monica, too!), A heartfelt thank you to the three of you for joining us at Northwest Leather Celebration 2008 to present and vend. Your energy and efforts were much appreciated and added greatly to the ambiance, elegance and overall caliber of the event. I have been hearing nice things about your class. Two of the people who attended made a point of commenting to me later how much they not only enjoyed and appreciated it, but also how wonderful they think you are! I hope they all order corsets very soon! Thanks again for everything! My best to Ms. Monica and Ron/a, too! Warmly," Margaret, on behalf of smOdyssey's Northwest Leather Celebration (2008)

"What a marvelous website. You have created a place of beauty and wonder. As always, I wish you the best of luck and I will continue to spread the joy of wearing corsets to my friends at TGSF (gender association). You have got me thinking that I also need to start planning for another corset...soon! I also thought your fashion show on September 24 was very polished and professional. I was peeking at the audience during the performance and they seemed to be captivated by the models. I know when I was on stage I could hear people commenting in a complementary way, so I think your production was a real hit. You know what a thrill the models get out of doing this and I am no exception." Cheryl Sheppard (9/15/99)

"Hello Ann and Robby, I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed having you at our meeting a few months back. You were one of the best and most popular speakers we ever had." Nicole Barlett, Secretary, Neutral Corner, San Diego, CA (Fall 1998)

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