One of my best friends is also a lovely corset-maker, model, and one of my ultimate muses. Now there are plans for three corsets to make up a bouquet of roses but here is our final entry into the Foundations Revealed Competition this year.
That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” -Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
When my best friend Jen of Sealaced messaged me and said, “I have an idea for our collaboration for the Foundations Revealed competition”, little did I know what we were getting ourselves into! She explained” Don’t get scared” as this project was way outside my comfort zone. Something more sculptural and certainly not historical! Of course I jumped on board when I saw the photos she sent for inspiration:
McMac Fabrications had a field trip to our workshop on Feb. 1st, 2015. You can actually see the first wearing of the Vegas dress after we arrived back home from our trip to Vegas. It has been great to lace my Foundations Revealed entry onto two bodies so far with plans to shoot it on Marianne down the line. And fun to try different things on lovely people. We each put on a corset and climbed up onto my cutting table for a cute picture:
Everyone was game to try things on so they are all just worn over our outfit of the day. Good memories.
And as promised here is the link to see my entry into the competition this year. I hope you take the time to vote.
Thanks for looking!
The dress diary can be found through the link or under the tag “long corset” on this blog.
Model: Monica Lenk
Photographer: Tavan Photography
Corset & skirt: Laurie Tavan
We took a few shots without the beaded capelet so you can see more details of the outfit:
When we got home I had a day to get the outfit on the mannequin and take some studio shots: