Velvetdecollete.com is Live!

velvet decollete burlesque website

For the last 2 weeks I’ve been spending my enforced downtime on something really special  – my new Velvet DeCollete website! This will be the online home of my smouldering burlesque persona, a decadent confection of photo galleries, news and … Continue reading

Only After Dark : Photo Preview

Burlesque dancer gothic black and white photo

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the fabulous Hootchy Kootchy Girls burlesque last week, the promised photos have arrived. I’m editing my favourites for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoy these teasers! Photos | Brian Lomas Photography … Continue reading

‘Til Death Do Us Part

gold and purple steampunk bride and groom

Recieving photos from my clients is one of the most exciting parts of my job! Always accompanied by my squealing with delight and making my Ever Patient Husband look at every. single. photo. I gush over every detail, thankful that I get to be … Continue reading

A Mad Hatter’s Wedding

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Sometimes as a designer you get to work with people who light up a room. People who have effervescent personalities just bubbling over – Stacey, one of my brides this season, is one of those people! As a bridal stylist … Continue reading

Workroom Journal: A Terrifyingly Beautiful Bride

Photo: Nisha Ravji Photography

Eighteen metres of fabric. Seven metres of tulle. One bag of Polyfill. Around ninety hours of work. One rockstar of a bride. A while back I introduced you to Vivien Masters , one of my gorgeous brides for the season. Apart from … Continue reading

Workroom Journal: General Mayhem’s Gothic wedding Gown

purple, gold and black wedding dress

Bridal designers are like secret agents. We work in secret on important missions, only sharing our progress with a select few! But today one of my summer clients (burlesque performer General Mayhem) swore her undying love in a gorgeous gothic … Continue reading

Loving this: Vivien Masters

Mother by Vivien Masters

Nothing beats an interesting lady in interesting clothes, and Vivien Masters never disappoints. Vivien is a mad skilled artist who lives in the same city as me. Her imagination and amazing style wow me every time. She’s also one of … Continue reading