Behind the Scenes

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Photographing the Poison Dragon and the Anaiwan Druid

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 […]

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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 […]