sábado, 14 de abril de 2012
This gorgeous medieval-inspired outfit has two parts.
The corset is made of black heavy cotton velvet, interlined with two layers of cotton canvas and lined with black satin. It closes at the front and the back with black corset lacing featuring antique metal eyelets and grommets, which also can be seen closing the attached off-the-shoulder short sleeves at the sides. The corset has been hand embroidered at the front and back pannels using delicate silver thread (this took about 4 months of hard meticulous work) and glass silver beads, metallic beads and black diamond (smoky coloured) crystals. It also features a waist tape, a combination of spiral and flat steel bones, black satin bias binding and black ellegant trimming on the edges. The incredibly wide black chiffon sleeves -which are shorter at the front and longer at the back- are detachable, so the corset can be short or long-sleeved depending on the ocassion.
The skirt is made of black velvet and lined with black satin as well. It features an ellegant A-shape and train. I kept it simple as I wanted the embroideries on the corset to get all the attention.
I finally made a kind of medieval fantasy inspired headdress to finish this outfit. It's made of silver plated chains, the same beads of the embroideries, metal rings, old earrings, crystal chains, and some imagination.
I hope to have a proper photoshoot for this outfit, as this pics can't show the real visual impact of seeing it all on the raw.