Lyn Locke

and Garters & Lace

in memory of Lyn's departed partner Mike;

together they re-introduced girdles to the world.

 

 

Pictures reproduced with the permission of Lyn Locke

Lyn and Cathie Jung illustrate elegance in their own unique fashion

In the late 1990's, when the internet was becoming available to the masses, there appeared a few key web-sites that would re-introduce girdles and corsets to the world. There was Virginian's 'Girdle Zone', Thomas Lierse's 'Long Island Staylace Association' and Lyn Locke's own web-site. They informed many readers that their love of traditional foundation garments was shared by many. These sites certainly inspired my husband and I in 2002 to put together our own web-site based on our knowledge of the Spirella Company. The site has grown without any real plan but from it emerged the persona of 'Ivy Leaf', a name taken from the Spirella in-house Ivy Leaf Club of corsetières. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Lyn and Mike for their inspiration. Sadly, on 31st August 2010, after having run so many 'Garters & Lace' conventions (1998 - 2006 ?) and edited so many 'Powernet' newsletters, Mike passed away and Lyn fell off the radar as she said she would, however, we do have her permission to include just a few pictures to remind ourselves of a glorious period in the resurrection of the girdle. Lyn is the greatest girdle model ever.