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Working with Candice Burg

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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 when she photographs is stunning.  We shot on a spring evening at Cherry Creek Reservoir.  The blue and black corset wedding gown that the model is wearing was inspired by the stars and dark forests. I wanted to make another gothic wedding gown for this year's collection for the Secret Boutique.  I had a wonderful time designing the gown, working with the model, and of course Candice.  If you have a chance to book her for a shoot, I highly suggest working with her.

Custom Cotton Corset Real Bride Summer 2017 Christen

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 [...]

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Fashion shows :Steam Fashion Show July 28th Denver, CO

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 [...]

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When should I order my gown?

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 [...]

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New silk fabrics

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 [...]

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How do I trust that you can fit me when I never see you?

I have been making custom gowns and corsets, shipping them all over the world since 2005.  In that time, I have no idea how many gowns I have made but it is a lot.  90% of my brides and customers I actually never meet face to face.  I began offering the muslin fit service because [...]

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Hologram fabric dresses

I have been really inspired by hologram fabrics and ombre colors for my alternative bridal dresses this spring season.  I love the colors that are available.  I have made 3 sample corset dresses so far this year and I have another in the works which will hopefully be debuted soon.  The colors have a beautiful [...]

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Color bridal gowns are my speciality

If you have not noticed making wedding gowns that have splashes of color are my passion.  Although there are a variety of beautiful ivory and white wedding fabrics available adding color is one of my favorite things to do.   This beautiful dress has brown, ivory, and green colors...the theme was woodland steampunk fairy tale.The [...]

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Spring 2017 Fashion Show

I unveiled a new color wedding gown collection at the beginning of this year for alternative brides.  I chose a variety of colors for the corset gowns, including purples, blues and blacks.  I made my traditional corset dresses but one I made a full length dress.  I spent weeks making these gowns in between finishing [...]

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Working with photographer's Frank LeBoeuf and Yuri Faer featuring model Dorotka

This past summer I had the chance to have a new set of steampunk inspired designs photographed by Frank LeBoeuf and Yuri Faer.  Dorotka Modelka was the model that is shown wearing one of my corsets and tutu designs (light blue dress). I have been trying out different photographers this past year and Frank and [...]

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