Posted by Jade Locke on 22nd Nov 2017
I recently had a customer that needed a custom made gown for a holiday ball. This beautiful red silk with black shot fabric is what she choose. The corset is steel boned and has underwire cups with pleating details on the cups. The skirt is fully lined and cut with a mermaid flare at the bottom. Victorian patterning was used to hand drape the front overskirt and I added the back Victorian bustle. This gown is perfect for a Valentine's wedding, gothic wedding, or a masquerade ball.
In person fittings are always best but if you can not make an in person fitting I can send a copy of the corset in cottong for you to try on in the comfort of your home.
About once a year a friend named Ayvin Arthur will email me and ask if I have a new corset design that needs to be shot. I can never say no. Ayvin is a wonderful soul and captivating photographer. The quality of his work is very high end and I can only imagine the day [...]
In August, I had the opportunity to work with Xion Leigh and Jon Prins on a photoshoot that debuted the butterfly ombre wedding dress for 2018. Jon was very professional and collected. He was cool and positive through out the entire shoot. We shot the corset gown in the mountains that overlook Boulder, CO. Xion [...]
You may have noticed my prices for custom or "couture" designs increased over the last year while recently I am working with local contract workers and manufacturers to produce gowns at lower prices. Custom will still be a higher rate because it is very time consuming to research materials, draft patterns, make toile's, do fittings by skype [...]
If you happened to look at my facebook page this week, you will see the new custom wedding gown for 2018. Silk dupioni corset with blue morpho silk butterflies, hand dyed lace and flower appliques are hand sewn at various points on the steel boned corset. The ombre tulle skirt fades from white, to lilac, [...]
In May I had the pleasure of working with photographer Candice Burg from Denver, CO who happens to be the owner of Gothesque Magazine. Model Xion Leigh whom I worked with at a fashion show this past January wanted to collaborate and introduced us. I could not refuse. The way the light hits her subjects [...]
Christen needed a custom made corset to go with her cotton skirt (not available from the Secret Boutique) for her wedding this summer. Her theme was "Sustainable Wedding". I made this steel bone corset out of muslin and natural coutil. She wanted a little color and sleeves added for drama. The corset was custom made [...]
Dear Diary,I have been catching up on back orders while my interns prepare for the up and coming fashion shows. The Secret Boutique will be showing new designs on the runway Friday July 28th at the Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado. I only do 2-3 fashion shows per year and this is my second show [...]
One of the most frequent questions I receive is: "when should I order my gown?" If I were a bride today and planning my wedding any time within a year of the wedding is a good time to order. My production schedule books out anywhere from 8-16 weeks depending on the time of year. When [...]
Finding affordable high quality fabrics is one of the challenges designers face. The price of materials will either drastically increase or decrease the price of a couture design. This custom made skirt is made from silk taffeta. Silk taffeta is difficult to find below $45.00 yard. I am now offering designs in silks. Silk can [...]