Its always a pleasure designing costumes for performer Natalya Unamanska, she gives me a brief and then tells me to to do what I want with it. This time she wanted the piece to be inspired by performer Ginger Rodgers but with a modern twist and the costume to be a versitile as possible for different acts. Ive designed the costume so it could be worn in a variety of ways and used for burlesque or ariel perfomances. The full costume consists of a steel boned mesh corset with red detailing, embelished bra, show girl pants, sparkle bolero and a fish tail skirt.
So now panto is almost over and its time to head back to my studio for 2014. Ive decided to spend some time making some one of a kind pieces to be listed on my Etsy shop. I have a bit of an addiction to buying trims and fabrics and decided to have some fun and give clients an oppurtunity to own a one off piece. I have already made one piece which has found a home already with the lovely Lizzie of Happy Slap Boutique.
Im very excited to announce I will be showing at A Most Curious Wedding Party at the end of the month in Norwich. I’m not a big puffy wedding dress kind of girl so bridal is not something I have done in the past, having made a few wedding dresses for friends and realised how much I love to make peoples dream outfits in to reality so Ive decided to offer an alternative bridal service. I have been picked along with several other designers to represent A Most Curious Wedding Party at Norwich Fashion Week as part of Bridal NEXT to showcase two designs at Norwich Fashion Week. I’m teaming up with accessory designer Bohemian Love Story to create my two looks, its so nice to work along other designers and be creative with them plus Hannah is a doll!
I was recently commissioned to make a costumer for burlesque performer Teniah Twisted based on the Absinthe Fairy. The costume consisted of a sage green strapless bra decorated leaves, sparkles and silver green flowers. The corset had a hidden zip front and was made from panels of different shades of green as well as green glitter and adorned with a delicate lighter green trim, appliqués and beading.The corset has gores which gives that amazing hourglass shape. The suspender belt was made in matching fabrics with ruffled suspenders and green trim. Im so happy with the end result, I can’t wait to see pictures of Teniah in it!
It was a pleasure to work with burlesque performer Harlow Heartbreak again on a new costume for a debut act at Salon Rouge, Cambridge. She wanted something typically burlesque with a darker edge. The base of her corset was made from a deep gold silk with a chantilly lace over lay, this was decorated with lavish lace trims, tassels and hand glued crystals. The corset was made with a hidden zip front closure for easy removal and 6 black ostrich feather boas which were made to be removable for her act. Did I mention she did it all on her very own gold sparkly giant moon?! She has promised me photos so hopefully I should have some action shots soon.
My very last piece of gold glitter was put to very good use today, I was commissioned by performer Georgina Honey to make an under bust corset with a bit of sparkle incorporating a Grecian theme. The corset is made from a gold glitter base with a lighter gold glitter ribbon wrapped around the corset to give a Grecian effect.
A custom piece I created for the lovely Julie. The corset is made from a combination if ivory silk dupion and iridescent glitter panels, decorated with a sprinkle of crystal jewels, pearl beads and ruby red glitter heart. The top of the corset is trimmed with a base of a scalloped cream lace with a hand gathered ivory tulle top.
This was such a fun custom piece I created for a client to wear to a Halloween convention. A curved under bust corset made from silk dupion with leather appliqued octopus silhouette with a tentacle complete with suckers wrapping around the neck.
Some gorgeous pictures of a custom corset and bustle I created for the lovely Sheena of Coco Violet . The corset and bustle are made from a hot pink candy cane stripe trimmed in aqua lace and decorated with a scatter of yellow hearts. I think Sheena deserves a big round of applause for getting her hair exactly the same colour as the lace!