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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.


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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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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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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