Posted by Jade Locke on 18th May 2018
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 is very full and fun. Together it creates a beautiful dark fairytale goth look.
From this dress design I am creating new pleated shrugs and corsage bracelet cuffs from the scrap fabrics and flowers that are left over from custom wedding dresses. Some are ready to ship. I will continue adding these accessories in 2018. I plan to create accessories centered around each new design as it is released.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]