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Happy August!

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Hello world,

I hope you are having a beautiful summer.  I have been busy sewing custom gowns.  I am unable to release photos until the weddings have past.  November is a popular month to get married this year.  This is the first time I have ever received so many custom requests for November.  I have met some wonderful brides this year, and if you have been watching my IG and FB accounts you may have seen their photos.  I am busy as always sewing on custom commissions.  I did take a much needed break this summer to rest in July but I am back sewing again and working on everyone's orders.  Thank you for your love and support.  Please enjoy the updated photos of the ball gown version of this new custom gown with purple faux orchids.  New designs will be released in August and September.  I look forward to hearing your feedback on the styles.

New Dress and accessories 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 [...]

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Antique Gown remade into Labyrinth Inspired Wedding gown

Rachael had a very special idea when she emailed me regarding her custom dream wedding gown.  She loved the movie Labyrinth and wanted a gown inspired by the famous movie gown worn in the masquerade scene.  Her ideas also incorporated a family tradition to wear an antique gown that had been worn by her Grandmother [...]

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2018 production and new options before taking the plunge and buying a couture gown online

2017 was one of my busiest years I have ever had.  Thank you! It meant success.  Going forward this year (today is March 2nd) and I am finally seeing the light at the end of the production tunnel with 2017 commissions.  Yes, I am still working on gowns from 2017.  I have decided to limit [...]

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Winter Wedding Dresses

This past year (2017), I received more winter wedding commissions then I ever had before.  It was exciting but very busy.  This really inspired me to make a new sample dress of white and silver with a matching jacket.  This dress was the final vision shown in the photographs.  The top is a sheer mesh [...]

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Inspiration behind my "Selene Gown"

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!  [...]

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Photographer Ayvin Arthur

About once a year a friend named Ayvin Arthur will email me and ask if I have a new corset design that needs to be shot.  I can never say no.  Ayvin is a wonderful soul and captivating photographer.  The quality of his work is very high end and I can only imagine the day [...]

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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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Working with Candice Burg

In May I had the pleasure of working with photographer Candice Burg from Denver, CO who happens to be the owner of Gothesque Magazine.  Model Xion Leigh whom I worked with at a fashion show this past January wanted to collaborate and introduced us.  I could not refuse.  The way the light hits her subjects [...]

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Custom Cotton Corset Real Bride Summer 2017 Christen

Christen needed a custom made corset to go with her cotton skirt (not available from the Secret Boutique) for her wedding this summer.  Her theme was "Sustainable Wedding".  I made this steel bone corset out of muslin and natural coutil.  She wanted a little color and sleeves added for drama.  The corset was custom made [...]

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