Model: Michelle Surya
Photography by Christiane Posl
Hair by Elle Duerr
Hair by Megan LaCore
Corsets by Laurie Tavan
Styling by Gina Laughlin
Makeup Apprentice Heather Nunes
I love how this image turned out. This was a last minute addition to the shoot as the model had already been styled as a mermaid without any of my corsets but I adored how her hair went with this specific corset so she was a trooper and waited an additional 2 hours in that huge hairstyle to shoot another look for me! The photographer had this awesome backdrop she had painted herself that she pulled out just for this and I think it worked perfectly.
It was a last minute addition that just really came together. Sometimes that is the beauty of such collaborations. All this works goes into it and at the last second even more magic happens that you didn’t even anticipate. I cut this corset out in 2006 and picked it up recently on a whim and finished it – It was meant to be…
Here it is finished on a mannequin, not as fun as the photo above!: Continue reading Bright Linen corset
Everything just turned out perfectly in this photo :) Makes me happy to see my husband capture the essence of this luxurious gown so beautifully! He says he isn’t a people photographer but he sure is learning to do a convincing job of it.
Features a high back, spoonbusk, and exterior boning channels.
Continue reading 1880s Style coutil corset: final on mannequin
Allison decided to start developing a steampunk aesthetic to go along with her gray corset we finished a while back. The corset & cravat are made by me. Here is a teaser shot:
Continue reading Steampunk silk twill corset: teaser shot
The black & white striped corset has been added to the gallery.
**Click on the image to go directly to the gallery**
Below click on the new category “B&W striped Demi-bust” to see all the posts related to the making of this corset.
This is what happens when you have too many people having fun during a shoot:
Here is a preview shot of both models together in-between their individual photoshoots:
Thank you Laura and Shevek :)
*UPDATE* The Red Silk Wedding dress has been added to the gallery over at my portfolio. I have photos on the mannequin & now with permission from their photographer, images from the brides wedding day!
The dress tapers to longer in the back covering the decorative petticoat.
Continue reading Red Silk Wedding dress: added to gallery
I never got around to a photo-shoot of this corset until tonight. Hope you enjoy seeing it again.
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I found these photos I never shared of the Medici belt that was part of the Striped Victorian gown ensemble.
The belt is made of a rich black cotton velvet with gold frogs. It gives a little accent to a nipped in waist and is a very elegant accent for this gown.
Continue reading Striped Victorian: medici belt up-close
This started life as a mock-up for the Deep ocean blue corset. But as you can see it finished up nicely:
Continue reading Ocean blue corset: studio shots with box-pleated skirt
A gorgeous deep blue-green silk mid-bust Victorian corset:
This will become the foundation for a Victorian outfit for Dickens Christmas faire that is in the works.
Continue reading Deep ocean blue corset
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A fine bias trim of cream silk now edges the corset and the grommets are all in line.
A couple petticoats were used in a photoshoot this week. Full photos will be shared after the brides wedding date but until then here is a sneak peak:
This petticoat is worn by Queen Victoria during Dickens Christmas faire:
This petticoat was worn under my wedding gown: