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Wilde Hunt Corsetry in Faerie Magazine

Wilde Hunt Corsetry in Faerie Magazine

We recently teamed up with historical costumer Snapdragon Designs and Ironwood Wolves to shoot a remarkable fashion editorial. Carriage Trade Realty was kind enough to grant us access to the Jones Mansion, one of the most beautiful and ornate historic mansions in the Olde Towne East neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. We chose to showcase a fully beaded corset inspired by David Bowie
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Wilde Hunt on Good Day Columbus

Wilde Hunt on Good Day Columbus

Click here to watch the video of our appearance on Good Day Columbus!

Vintage Corsetry

Vintage Corsetry

Recently, my friend Paul Bearer sent me an issue of a saucy vintage magazine called Fantasia from 1961, which he originally received via our friend, famed photographer Chas Ray Krider. In the publication, there a neat article on corsetry. I thought I would share this unique bit of corset history! “Remember, there must be a good reason why this
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Isabel and Ruben Toledo Exhibit at CMA

Isabel and Ruben Toledo Exhibit at CMA

If you visit the Columbus Museum of Art, be sure to view this ensemble in the Isabel and Ruben Toledo exhibit. The museum asked me to record an audio commentary about these beautiful garments that you can listen to by entering a number into your phone. I managed to squeeze references to some of my biggest
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Wolves at the Gate

Wolves at the Gate

I was recently asked to participate in a shoot with Ironwood Wolves, a wonderful company that educates the public about wolves and their importance in ecosystems. The beautiful Christine “Idiivil” Adams was briefly in town from L.A. bringing with her an extraordinary, apocalyptic cloak from Junker Designs and so we jumped at the chance to collaborate
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Art Makes Columbus!

I happen to live in a pretty amazing and artistically vital city and I’m proud to say that I was chosen to be one of the featured artists in the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s “Art Makes Columbus” campaign and so, recently they asked me a few questions to see what makes me tick as an artist. Read
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Dentelle Dorée – A Leather Wedding Anniversary

Dentelle Dorée – A Leather Wedding Anniversary

Recently my friend and neighbor, Amanda, told me that she was getting ready to celebrate her “leather anniversary”. I had heard of  tradition of giving one’s spouse gifts made of specific materials depending on how many years the couple has been together, but I didn’t realize there was one wedding anniversary specifically for leather. Depending on which chart you follow,
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An Education in Couture Embroidery

An Education in Couture Embroidery

Back in April, I was awarded an educational grant by the Greater Columbus Arts Council in order to study with one of the premier British embroidery firms, Hand & Lock. If you saw any of the news coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, you will have seen images of their work. In addition to creating
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A Gilded Age Corset

A Gilded Age Corset

I recently completed this commission for my client in Dubai. She had fallen in love with an extant corset in a private collection and requested that I try to reproduce it as closely as possible. The completed corset is made of black silk satin, silk embroidery, hand applied lace, and a historic reproduction busk closure that is engraved with gilded laurel wreaths. The authentic period pattern is comprised of 24 pattern pieces and so recreating this was a true challenge and labor of love which I really enjoyed. I’m already dreaming of different color combinations in this same pattern….
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Stills from the Set of Mercy Street

Stills from the Set of Mercy Street

All images courtesy of Anthony Platt/PBS


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