collections that are raw as fuck ➝ vera wang bridal spring 2013
"I love how my fabrics, purchased as a souvenir of memories aboard, have collected new happy memories of friends’ weddings, picnics with friends, concerts, birthdays and I have even gone hiking in the arctic wearing my underbust corset – however eccentric it sounds, it was warm and practical in temperatures that froze my breath on my eyelashes. I could not be happier with my Vanyanís corsets.” Emmelie
During the photoshoot we calculated that Emmelie has worn her underbust corset in excess of 300 times! And look at it! It’s in extremely good condition! In Victorian times if a corset lasted a year that was considered an extremely high selling point. I always take the utmost care when creating corsetry, and use the best fabrics, German steel and threads that I can find. Using an extremely high quality thread is so important as the thread holds the garment together. I’ve witnessed people cutting corners when it comes to thread quality (to save themselves a few dollars but costing you in durability) and it is just a big NO. You will only ever find the best thread on my machine and the best materials inside my corsets. I think the longevity is a testament to both my workmanship as well as the value Emmelie places on it. I know she takes great care of it and looks after it properly – it just goes to show what is possible when you buy quality garments and follow the care instructions. -Lowana O’Shea/Vanyanis
We’ve just published a new blog post featuring two wonderful oriental brocade corsets modeled by our client Emmelie. There are lots of new and never-seen pictures in the post from this set so make sure you check it out! This corset was made about three years ago, but we only managed to get around to photographing it earlier this year.
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We’ve just published a new blog post featuring two wonderful oriental brocade corsets modeled by our client Emmelie. There are lots of new and never-seen pictures in the post from this set so make sure you check it out!
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John George Brown 1831-1913
Model wearing a metallic black dress at the House of Dior, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw.
Theda Bara ‘Madame Du Barry’ Gown (1917)
Profiles in History:
The 1917 Madame Du Barry, based on the Alexandre Dumas novel, starred Theda Bara as Jeanne Vauberniere, the milliner who eventually becomes the mistress of a king. Naturally, her costumes were exquisite, and the masterpiece of the lot was this amazingly beautiful gown, a silver, gold and blue creation that Theda treasured and kept in her Beverly Hills home for more than 45 years after the film’s release. The 90-year old gown is truly everything a French king’s mistress could have dreamed of, with ermine accents throughout, and survives in gloriously preserved very fine condition. Measures approx. 57 in. from floor to shoulder. From the Joan Craig Costume Archive of Theda Bara. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Joan Craig.
oh wow. some how i always imagined the main body of the dress and skirt to be blue or pink, like a powdery colour. This is interesting to see. tbh that is an awful set up and I hope it was made with the intention of being on black and white or something..