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New dresses at affordable prices

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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 or in 

person, dye fabrics, then make the final garment.  

The nice thing about the dresses that are available in standard sizing is the price.  I can offer them at a much more 

affordable price then custom making them.  These corset dresses went into standard sizing production this past week.

There will be many more choices by the end of the year at different price points for 2018.  I can't wait to show you all the

 beautiful new designs that are being made at the Secret Boutique, for now you can order these two styles:


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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