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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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elisanth gothic victorian corset ensemble

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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Kultur Magazine Issue 44.1

We are honoured to have had a massive feature published in Kultur Magazine issue 44.1! The feature showcases Miss Twisted and Angeline Bubsy as fae queens, in their elaborate Lyris gowns and corsets.

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Poison dragon corset ball gown

The making of the Poison Dragon

Ballgowns! Who doesn’t love ballgowns? The more elaborate, the better, in my case!! Have you ever wondered just what goes into a detailed and extravagant design? Here is a little look behind the scenes at the making of the Poison Dragon gown. This gown was a commission for The Goblin Ball 2015. Planning started straight …

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The making of the Nicola corset gown

My name is Carly, and I am the force behind Lyris Design, a bespoke corsetry and couture label based in Australia. I would like to share with you one of the curviest corset gowns I have so far had the pleasure of making. This gown was commissioned by the model Eden Archaique to wear to …

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Corset Care

Corset Care

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