Posted by Jade Locke on 31st Oct 2019
It has been awhile since I updated the Secret Boutique diary aka blog. I have been finishing up the rest of the weddings for 2019 and photographs have slowly started to come back from brides. Thank you for sending your reviews, emails, and photos! It keeps my little business going. This year I decided to continue my education and grow my skills in corsetry and couture design even further. I hope you enjoy the photos of the new designs and bridal photos debuting right now.
I have been also working on taking better photographs. I will take more of the new Moonflower dress soon. White on white background is difficult to capture all the details. I really enjoyed creating this new art piece and was inspired by the Colorado snow and winter fairy artwork when I made the design.
The dress features holographic material, soft tulle gently draped to create a peek a boo in the front of the high low skirt. The corset features criss cross glitter elastic straps, lace overlay on top of the holographic material, and hand cut flowers. I added crystals and beads throughout the corset. It was a fun design to make. Please enjoy the photos as I add more soon.
Thank you again for buying my art and keeping me busy. :)
The first gown that I finished and released photos of this year was custom ordered and designed by a bride. I sent her a fit corset and we both decided since it needed alterations that I would send a second fit corset. We had plenty of time before her wedding and the end result worked [...]
As 2018 comes to a close this is the very last wedding of the year that I had the honor of being a part of. I designed a custom steampunk wedding dress for the bride and a beautiful high low dress for the daughter. The daughter ordered a dress that was from my current collection [...]
I recently finished a new sample gown inspired by 1920s fashions. I used an ivory silk fabric and combined a corset with shoulder straps and hid the front busk opening under the appliques. I carefully chose some very high quality appliques, I did have to tea dye them to get the right color. My team [...]
I love receiving photos from brides on their wedding day of custom gowns that I make. This photo was from alternative bride Alicia on her wedding day August 2018. She ordered the custom butterfly corset gown, with fade ombre tulle skirt and flower appliques. Doesn't she look beautiful?
Hello world,I hope you are having a beautiful summer. I have been busy sewing custom gowns. I am unable to release photos until the weddings have past. November is a popular month to get married this year. This is the first time I have ever received so many custom requests for November. I have met [...]
I recently began adding photos online of this new dress. I absolutely love how it turned out. I added a hint of color to the textured velvet corset with purple orchids. Lace and a touch of sequins help create more texture under the flowers on the custom corset. The black and purple ombre tulle skirt [...]
I hope everyone is having a wonderful spring this year. We are getting snow showers in Colorado this time of year and I am hoping to see the mountain flowers blooming soon. While I am getting caught up on bridal orders I had 5 min tonight to update the websites. Please enjoy these updated edits [...]
Rachael had a very special idea when she emailed me regarding her custom dream wedding gown. She loved the movie Labyrinth and wanted a gown inspired by the famous movie gown worn in the masquerade scene. Her ideas also incorporated a family tradition to wear an antique gown that had been worn by her Grandmother [...]
2017 was one of my busiest years I have ever had. Thank you! It meant success. Going forward this year (today is March 2nd) and I am finally seeing the light at the end of the production tunnel with 2017 commissions. Yes, I am still working on gowns from 2017. I have decided to limit [...]