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The Making of the Imperial Chrysanthemum

It’s that time of year again, the Foundations Revealed Contest! This is an international corsetry and historical fashion contest. Last year my entry was the Midnight Ulysses corset, and I was super proud to be a finalist in the advanced category. This year the theme is architecture, and everyone has been working on some exciting …

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Femme Rebelle Magazine

Femme Rebelle Magazine, September issue, book 1 Models and MUAs: Laura Miss Porter and Rae Elizabeth Photo by Aphrodite Images Couture by Lyris Design

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PUMP Avant Garde Vol

PUMP Magazine

Check out the Avant Garde issue of PUMP Magazine for a huge editorial featuring four Lyris gowns. Congratulations to the whole team, the photos are gorgeous! And being on the front cover isn’t bad either Photography: Emmie Guy Photography Models: Shelley Harris, Lorena Vianca Leon Singer, Model, Actress, Laura Stubbe, Miss May Makeup: Evangeline – …

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M.A.D. Fashion Showcase 2018

Time for the annual Melbourne Alternative Designers Fashion Showcase again! We were trying out a new venue this year, the prestigious Art Centre Melbourne. The night went wonderfully, though as both a designer and one of the organisers it was a hectic time! You can read a comprehensive review and description of all the designers …

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The Making of the Midnight Ulysses

This inspiration for this corset came entirely from one small hide of metallic blue leather. When I saw it, I had to buy it, and once I had it I couldn’t stop imagining butterfly wings. The soft texture and shimmer of the leather reminded me so strongly of the iridescence of a butterfly wing, and …

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M.A.D. Fashion Showcase 2017

The second annual M.A.D. Fashion Showcase was again held at the beautiful St Kilda Town Hall. It was a tough lead up to the event, as I broke my wrist in a spectacular fashion just 3 weeks earlier, so unfortunately I only had five of my planned ten outfits finished and on the catwalk. Many …

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M.A.D. Fashion Showcase

I am very excited to say, the M.A.D. Fashion Showcase was a wonderful night of alternative fashion and fun! Early last year, Clockwork Butterfly designer Alexandra Chambers and I decided that we would attempt to organise a grand gala showcasing Australian alternative designers, with a catwalk show, performers and a market. Sadly, many of the …

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Carpe Nocturne Magazine spring 2016

We were honoured to be featured in the spring 2016 issue of Carpe Nocturne magazine! Lyris designer Carly Van Groeningen was interviewed for the article, and they included a lovely range of images. Check it out! Get your copy of the magazine here: http://carpenocturne.net/subscribe/

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The making of the Elisanth corset and ensemble

Collaborating with one of my favourite models; what could be better?!? Last year I had the honour of creating an outfit for the lovely alternative model Elisanth. After chatting for a while over email to get an idea of Elisanth’s likes and dislikes, I drew up several sketches of possible designs. She wanted a Gothic …

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Poison dragon make up

It is a frantically busy time of year, with lots of exciting things happening. I have been working on lots of interesting creations, which I can’t wait to share with you! I am also in the middle of moving studio, to a more spacious and conveniently close to the city studio in Brighton (also right …

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