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Inspiration behind my "Selene Gown"

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Ever since I saw Underworld I wanted to design a gown inspired by Selene's character. I finally had the chance this fall.  Cos T. Lindstrom asked me to be a part of a special project that featured Denver's Fashion Designers.  The only requirement was that we had to wear something we designed.  I was ecstatic!  Not only was my birthday coming up but I wanted to design something that I had been dreaming about for awhile.  I decided to go all out and treat myself.  I wanted to continue to challenge myself by with working with vinyls and faux leathers.  Making a couture piece from those fabrics is not easy!  I ended up with this mood board as inspiration.  I combined inspiration I found in the raw gemstones (black obsidian and azurite), faux leather gowns and corsets from my favorite movie costumes, and high fashion.

My mood board:

Final gown photo:

Mermaid cut gown with faux leather steel bone corset, black vinyl details, underwire cups, zipper front, underskirt of taffeta and tulle overlay.

  

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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New dresses at affordable prices

You may have noticed my prices for custom or "couture" designs increased over the last year while recently I am working with local contract workers and manufacturers to produce gowns at lower prices.  Custom will still be a higher rate because it is very time consuming to research materials, draft patterns, make toile's, do fittings by skype [...]

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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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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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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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