If you’re on our mailing list or social media, you should have seen that this is our Bridal Week! We’ve decided to share some pieces from the archives, since it is all too easy for me to focus only on the ideas right in front of me and forget that we have this whole back catalog of loveliness that you might like to know more about.
So today is about lingerie. Specifically, corsetry to be worn beneath your gown. I remember a couple of pieces that I made about three years ago which I still love now and would love to share with you. Though I should apologise for only having soft phone snaps, I didn’t have a proper camera back then!
As ever, the joy of these two bespoke corsets was in their details. With bespoke you take time over creating a beautiful fit and shape, of course, but you also invest time and energy into the embellishment. I think that sometimes people consider the embellishment to be a bit of mindless frou-frou, where couture corsetry is concerned. But I’d actually say the opposite is true, at least for me and how I feel about making my work… When I spend hours and hours carefully stitching lace by hand it’s an expression of love. For the work, for the client, for the experience the client is having. If I can pour heartfelt affection into the piece I make then I believe that this translates into a type of preciousness that cannot be faked with money or bling alone. Sparkles don’t make an heirloom garment… Genuinely adored and generously shared hand-work does.
Tomorrow on the blog I will share the story of Louise’s Sunshine gown, the piece we created alongside her lingerie corset.