The Making of Mirabel

I can’t believe it has been a year already, but it is that time again, time for the Foundations Revealed competition! I love participating each year, challenging myself to design to the theme and try some new techniques. The theme this year is Once Upon a Time, with the goal […]

The Making of the Tree of Life

The theme for the Foundations Revealed corsetry contest this year is Renewal, with a focus on mythology and sustainability. My design was inspired by the Tree of Life, a concept found in the mythology of so many cultures across the world. It is a concept that speaks to me deeply, […]

M.A.D. Fashion Showcase 2019

The Melbourne Alternative Designers M.A.D. Fashion Showcase was a blast again this year! The night went wonderfully, held in the beautifully atmospheric Meat Market Melbourne. You can read a comprehensive review and description of all the designers by Afflatus Magazine here. For my own segment of the catwalk show, I […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]