Daze of Laur

One of the corsets I made for display at the Barefoot coffee show that wasn’t completed in time. It became a gift for our lovely nanny. It was done in Daze of Laur brown and orange with this delicate & fun vintage french trim along each edge. I’d love to […]

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Ice & Fire Ball

For this event I was cast as Cersei and needed an outfit stat! I took the red surcoat and found the scraps of fabric to make a set of sleeves & belt. The belt is made from a few layers of horse hair. I added an embroidered rampant lion on […]



Thank you to Monica Lenk and Sam Simmons (of Overattired for shooting with us this past week in “Casino Martin”. Photographer: Tavan photography Models: Monica Lenk & Sam Simmons Corsets: Laurie Tavan The poker table & clay chips lent to us by my in-laws. Thank you both! And for loaning […]



I wanted to get some good shots on a real body before the competition entries went up so those of you who come to read the dress diary get a nice fun treat seeing Monica wear the Vegas Black Diamond Cocktail dress. Sam came along and asked if he could […]


Casino Martin

Since I regretted not thinking to get a model while in Las Vegas we made our own casino for a shoot. Here is one of the first images: Photographer: Tavan Photography Models: Monica Lenk Corsets: Laurie Tavan Shoes: American Duchess