2016 In Review- The Photo shoot Highlights

A Year Of Creative Progression

Two models wear pastel corsets

Salleh Sparrow and Georgia A wearing Orchid Corsetry

As we review the events of 2016, it’s surprising how many wonderful achievements had already become somewhat overlooked! Our working year is so fast moving that you are already organising the next event or meeting the next deadline while celebrating the last thing you worked towards, so what a great opportunity to say thankyou to the artists who helped us to create the images that have signposted our year. And tell a few stories along the way!

Once Upon A Time In Mexico…

In Spring, Salleh Sparrow used some of the Sybarite’s Awakening corsets to style her photo shoot with alternative model Gina Harrison. This high impact shoot was full of attitude and the Mexican styling she used gave the corsets a completely new lease of life from their original shots.

A Midsummer Nights Dream…

June saw us on the front cover of FEMME Rebelle Magazine, with a pastel collection of corsets and lingerie shot by Alexzander Gosling on models Salleh Sparrow and Georgia A alongside designs by Katherine Davidson. The feel of this shoot was so fresh and romantic, but kept grounded with rustic, country girl vibes. I was so proud to be a part of this project.

En Vogue

It would be impossible to talk about 2016 without mentioning our appearance in the September edition of Vogue UK! I was asked to make a Military style corset for the main fashion story, shot by Mario Testino on the stunning Mica Arganaraz, and this image made it onto the editor’s letter! A daydream made real, and a source of great pride. We launched a mini collection to celebrate it, which features the beautiful Chilli Chapel.

Orchid Corsetry in Vogue

Pin-up Of The Month

I have had the pleasure of working with Miss Miranda a few times now, and she is pure chemistry in front of the camera, So I was delighted to discover that she had chosen to wear our corset and lingerie for her November 2016 calendar image, shot by Richard Marz. This look has proved so popular, and seeing it revitalised in a new image is fantastic.

Miss Miranda wearing Orchid Corsetry, shot by Richard Marz


Beauty In Decay

Another great milestone of 2016 was the chance to work with an artist I’ve admired for some years, the urbex photographer Jeremy Gibbs, best known for his outstanding book “Beauty In Decay” This image is from our second collaboration, shot on location with Vera Hagan in Turin with pieces I made exclusively for his workshop. More images to come in the new year!

Vera Hagan wearign Orchid Corsetry, shot by Jeremy Gibbs

Snakes And Silhouettes

And what a great way to round the year off- another appearance in FEMME Rebelle Magazine! This time featuring the talents of Twisted Pix, Sarah Jeremiah, headdresses by Pioro Blue  and a pair of beautiful snakes! These images are so full of atmosphere and ethereal mystique, I just love them. The Vogue waspies created a completely different set of images here!

Thankyou to everyone who’s supported us this year and in the past, it’s been a pleasure to welcome so many new customers to the fold and to work with such inspiring artists in the call of duty! We wish you a happy new year, filled with good fortune and good company.