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Corset: Laurie Tavan
Photography & MUA: Iberian Black Arts

Catherine D’Lish Robe

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For Valentines Day this year my husband gifted me a custom robe from Catherine D’Lish. Quite a luxury. I’ve lounged around in it, eaten jam on crumpets in it, taken it on vacation, and just enjoyed it hanging in my home. It is a very decorative piece that I’ve found is more useful than I could have imagined. Here are the images my husband shot of me enjoying our vacation. I have to admit it is fun to wear coming down a staircase and I have one of those at home too!

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This was at the apartment we rented and outside in the private calle during out visit to Venice, Italy for Redentore this year. I wore it over my sheer bobinette corset for the boudoir shots, then added a lovely gown underneath for shots out in more public spaces.

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Vienna, Austria at the Hofburg Palace Balls

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I love to see where gowns from our shop make their way out in the world. My client was kind enough to share some images of the lovely Wisteria in Velvet gown at her ball in Vienna, Austria. The final design has a sheer ruffle added to the bustline and flowers trailing down the skirt in continuation of the flowers on the corset.

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Sheer Victorian: bodice completed

This has to be one of the first things I”ve totally sewn my machine! And it doesn’t feel totally horrible. Seeing as it is a “gesture” at a Victorian gown, done in sheer for going underwater, I don’t mind that it isn’t hand sewn. The hoop’s ribbon cover is fully handsewn but basically basted in place over the boning channels, very roughly done but still looks nice. Continue reading Sheer Victorian: bodice completed

In the workroom: sheer gown & stripy skirt

I made a brief appearance at Dickens fair this year to be apart of the knighting of my dear friend Rory for his service to the Queen. I didn’t want to go in mundanes but I also didn’t want to try to fit into anything from pre-pregnancy. Luckily I had a corset that fit. My mother-in-law made me up a blouse & medici belt.

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