Our first big surprise for 2015 is...


We now have a bright, fresh new space for you tovisit and see our work, explore colours, fabrics and all the options available to you.  We are very excited to welcome our first client on Monday, to book your own appointment,

Here is a quick picture that I grabbed on my phone while we were setting up last week, there are a few more on our facebook page and more of the finished room to follow.  Don't forget to like our page to hear about updates, news and special offers.

setting up the new showroom

The front lacing corset is becoming more and more popular and with good reason, as everyday wear goes, it has always been our favourite corset.  they are so comfortable and easy to wear, under clothes, over clothes, dress them up, dress them down, wear them to work, even sleep in them if you are a hard core waist trainer.  I personally wore one all day, every day for years.  I hated not wearing one, I felt untidy and 'slouchy', they make you stand taller, hold your head higher and in my case stopped me from repeating the bad posture habits I had gotten used to in the studio which cleared my back pain.  The only reason I stopped and don't wear one at the moment is because I'm going through a baby phase (corsets and pregnancy/early motherhood do not go together at all!)

I often get asked about the after effects of long term corset wearing.  Historically speaking corsets were worn from a much younger age than we would ever recommend (we don't recommend regular wear of a steel boned corset under the age of 16!) and were designed for a much more intense and progressive waist reduction.  Though later on, particularly towards the end of the Victorian era, diary extracts from young women reveal more than just a few secretly slipped the stays out of their corsets to make them more comfortable especially in summer!

Some people worry that wearing a corset everyday could lead to muscle wasting or inefficiency if you do want to stop.  It crossed my mind that my back pain could return if I stopped wearing a corset everyday but the last time I wore a corset was my wedding day nearly two years ago and the pain I used to get has not returned, I think wearing the corset for that long made me develop new habits that have stuck rather than returning to my bad old ways of twisting between machines as I worked.   Even without the back pain I am still very keen to get back in to a corset and the front lacing will be my first choice.

Here are a few examples of front lacing corsets we have recently had for sale, click on each image for more information.



We also have a gallery of a small selection of front lacing corsets that we have made over the years. Click on the image below to have a look:-

wonderful winter wedding jewellery

What could finish off a winter wedding look better than this absolutely stunning antique brooch?

Set with 49 hand cut diamonds this has to be one of the most gorgeous and unique pieces I've ever seen, the craftsman ship and attention to detail that has been put in to each and every aspect of this 18ct gold brooch is something that is so hard to find in today's modern jewellery, even the safety clasp is hand crafted.

Whether securing a faux fur stole or adding a little drama to a demure gown, this is definitely a piece that will be envied for years to come.





Just to keep you all updated on some of the amazing things to be found on Etsy...

We are working on some really exciting orders in the studio at the moment, I can't wait until they are all finished! 

We have had a great guest blog entry this week introducing bridal designs wedding jewellery...



I have been so captivated by the designs of Nora Karen who has a huge range of really impressive hand painted shoes for sale.



We now have a new and improved accessories section which we will be adding co ordinating items to match your wedding or special event!



We have added quite a few new products this week, here are just a few...

Garnet and pearl cuffs made with victorian, antique and vintage laces and antique solid brass filigree motif...


The Alice dress in ivory and burgundy....

A classic and elegant duchess satin gown with intricate lace embellishment...

We have more new products waiting to go up next week too, so do keep an eye out!



I am so excited about some of the new designs that we have in the planning stages at the moment, we will keep you updated as we begin to move in to the new season. 

And for those of you thinking about a custom wedding dress, keep an eye on our inspiration gallery for ideas on colour, style, embellishment and themes, click on the image below to go to the gallery...


That's about everything for this week, we have some fabulous ideas planned for next week, we are all thoroughly inspired and can't wait to show you though we do still have a lot of orders and commissions to work on as well so another busy but exciting week for us here.

Have a great week all x

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