30 April 2010

Goodna gal hoping corsetry makes a comeback

Cassi Simpson: Showcasing what's hot

GOODNA: After a recent downturn in trading, Silk Orchid Corsetry owner Cassi Simpson is hoping a showcase of what's hot for women next month will help reignite her business.

Goodna-based Simpson will show off a range of her corset designs at What's New Pussycat?, which will feature displays from all-Australian and boutique businesses, to be held on May 14 and 15 at Lightspace in Brisbane.

With the event set to include stylists, beauticians, fashion and lingerie, as well as food, wine, and art, Ms Simpson, who established Silk Orchid three years ago, said it was the perfect platform to display her ideas.

``It's a bit of a girls' day out,'' she said.

``There are going to be a lot of things to look at.

``(I launched the business because) I didn't have enough money to buy them (corsets) so I started making them. It's nice to see how they look when they're done.

``(Business) started slacking off so I got a full-time job and now it's started picking up. I'll probably just keep it as an exclusive little hobby.''

Tickets are $30, with $5 from each going to the Matthew Stanley Foundation.

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