Friday, 16 March 2012

The Sick Rose

O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm,
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,

Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy;
And his dark secret love
                     Does thy life destroy.            Blake


Arwen Garmentry is a world renowned corsetry, which also specialises in couture pieces, based in Parkhusrt. Arwen discribes her work as follows: "sublime corsetry, bewitching evening wear, gorgeous bridal wear and distinctive daywear." Arwen's attention to detail and broad quality of fabrics brings an array of carefully made pieces that are unique and altered to the individuals tastes and figure. I am lucky to have modelled for the company and even more lucky to call Arwen and her partner Ben close friends. I have quite a collection of corsets and can happily say their quality is unmatched. The Corset I am wearing is a cream Sweetheart Merry Widow with Victorian lace embellishment. 

Cameo 


Details


Today has been a beautiful rainy day in Johannesburg and this kind of weather always gets me inspired. I am not fond of the heat and rejoice at these rare relapses. I can however, say with much glee winter is on its way... Soon will come the time of over the knee socks and platform boots. 

Sublime Wishes

10 comments:

  1. I love corsets ♥ I treated myself to a proper one for my prom when I was sixteen, one of the single most expensive things I have ever bought but also one of the most beautiful! x

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    1. I think corsets should be an investment, a beautiful treat that makes you feel feminine :)

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  2. Doesn't it make it hard to breathe?

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    1. Some corsets are restrictive, particularly bodices, a merry widow has power-mesh side panels that allow the corset to bend more, making it more durable for everyday wear. This one is very comfortable.It is designed to flatten the tummy and accentuate your natural shape, rather then alter it. I have more restrictive tight-lacing corsets, that alter your waist line, but that is for when you really want to pull yourself in for particular occasions or shoots :)

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  3. woow!! your blog is amazing
    keep posting and go for it!

    XX

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    1. Thanks for checking in <3 I appreciate the compliment Demi and promise to keep on posting :)

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  4. Great outfit, love your corset♥!
    Love, Iris
    http://colorfulw.blogspot.com

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  5. Lovely! Where did you get that necklace?

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    1. I found the cameo at a market and attached it to silver clasps and chain :)

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