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Photographer Ayvin Arthur

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 [...]

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Working with Jon Prins of Transcendtal Photography

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 [...]

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Unicorn color inspired purple ombre gown collection

If you happened to look at my facebook page this week, you will see the new corset gown for 2018.  White satin 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, to [...]

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Working with Candice Burg

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 [...]

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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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