Beckon Couture · Cog & Compass

‘Til Death Do Us Part

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 a part of your special events. I shared some sneaky preview shots of Marshelle’s gown with… Continue reading ‘Til Death Do Us Part


The ‘V’ Word

Like every year, the pink and red bonanza that is Valentines Day is upon us. But if fluffy teddies and overblown heart balloons aren’t your style, Beckon Couture could save you agonizing over which heart shaped novelty is less cringeworthy. Sashay through my online boutique to find a handcrafted gift she’ll treasure (and that she’ll… Continue reading The ‘V’ Word

Beckon Couture · Cog & Compass · Workroom Journal

Workroom Journal: Steampunk Sketches

I’m working on secret wedding dresses at the moment. Big secret wedding dresses. That means no photos, and no blogging! To make up for the lack of current content, here’s some sketches from my concept files. Steampunk style at its functional, wearable, best. My inspiration was military themed womens clothing that is stylish, comfortable and… Continue reading Workroom Journal: Steampunk Sketches

Beckon Couture · Cog & Compass

Sea Creature Love

Nature is weird. I mean really weird. Did you know an octopus can squeeze itself through any opening its beak fits through? That’s pretty impressive. Crazy Youtube nature videos aside, I’m a big fan of octopuses . They’re just insanely cool and pretty clever too. Thus I make tentacle earrings, so that you can be… Continue reading Sea Creature Love

Beckon Couture · Cog & Compass

RiK Photoshoot: Part Two

Presenting Part Two! The slightly more clothed half of the RiK set, featuring Cog & Compass clothing and jewellery. Check out the gorgeous (not work safe) photos in Part One, and you’ll appreciate how different these stronger shots are from those soft, vulnerable images. I don’t know if it’s a direct reflection of how fashion… Continue reading RiK Photoshoot: Part Two

Beckon Couture · Cog & Compass

RiK Photoshoot: Part One (Warning – Nudity!)

Of all the photographers wanting to borrow designs for photoshoots, Richard Leonard is one I am always happy to oblige! He shot one of the very first sets for Cog & Compass ( and myself as a model ), and is so easy to work with. His latest shoot featuring my couture work explores the… Continue reading RiK Photoshoot: Part One (Warning – Nudity!)

Beckon Couture · Cog & Compass

Kraken in a Bottle Necklaces

What’s more awesome than a ( tiny ) giant squid monster in a bottle?  Not much I’d say. I uploaded the Kraken in a Bottle necklaces to the boutique today. It always take so much longer than I expect! These creatures of the deep are suspended in time stasis, safely stored in glass bottles and… Continue reading Kraken in a Bottle Necklaces