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Custom made wardrobe sets inspired by Outlander

A couple of years ago I began designing a beautiful pattern for a new corset.  The design combined 18th and 19th styles of corsetry.  I wanted to make a corset that was versatile and that could be used within a "wardrobe".  The wearer could add different chemises, sleeves, skirts, bustles, etc...to create their own unique [...]

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Custom corsets in coutil

Brandi drove all the way from Wyoming to get a custom coutil corset to go under her bridal gown.  She was starting to panic as she went to every lingerie shop in Denver and Wyoming.  Until she met with me one afternoon.  She needed to contain "the girls and the dinner party"....lol.  I had a [...]

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Mother of the Groom Dresses were the theme this September

The Secret Boutique can now add custom mother of the groom dresses to the portfolio.  It's difficult enough to find a youthful, elegant, and beautiful dress for mom's of the bride's/groom's to be.  Finding a steampunk theme dress is even more difficult but I created this beautiful 3 piece silk ensemble for Mary.  She needed [...]

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Fall wedding season 2016

Fall bridal season is filled with beautiful colors.  We have also been making mother of the bride dresses.  Today I am featuring the still popular " Rachael Gown" that was named after my friend that modeled this beautiful gown in red years ago.  It's still popular among brides and I offer it many color options.  [...]

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New masquerade corset dress

New black satin masquerade dress.  I am really inspired to make beautiful corset dresses that you can be comfortable enough to dance the night away in at a masquerade.  Full length ball gowns can get in the way on the dance floor.  The ruffle skirt gives a beautiful ethereal look when dancing and the high [...]

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Working with Nicole Nichols

I contacted Nicole Nichols this past spring to do a creative photo shoot.  I was captured by her beautiful website and noticed she photographed traditional and alternative weddings.  Her photography is beyond stunning and I thought her take would be perfect for the new line of bridal gowns I wanted to debut this fall.  Knowing [...]

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New Gowns made from Silk fabrics

Silk dresses are my favorite to make.  The rich and vibrant color of silk fabric really pops on camera.  Whenever I have a consultation for a custom dress I also recommend silk taffeta, satin, or dupioni.  There is nothing like the feel of silk, it's natural properties allow it to breathe and layering it creates [...]

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Working with Erik Cooper

This summer I had the chance to work with photographer Erik Cooper.  Erik's photography is perfect for catalogs.  It has been difficult to find photographers that focus on the clothing design itself.  While I understand the need for artistic photography (fantasy style shoots) my customers still like the simplistic clean views of my designs.  Erik [...]

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Cotton Collection, runway shows, and internships....

You will probably be tired of seeing this dress over the next few weeks but I am excited to be continuing to do something different.  I was recently inspired to start working on a line of gowns that could be worn for desert weddings.  I became inspired by Burning Man, desert sunsets, and western Colorado [...]

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Fall 2016 Bridal Gown Shoot

This summer has been very busy.  As I am getting caught up on August and October wedding gowns these last two weeks of July, I managed to fit in the Fall 2016 Bridal Gown Shoot.  Nicole Nichols was the photographer.  It was a day filled with makeup application, hair styling and traveling an hour and [...]

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