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FR17 exp runLike many girly girls I’ve always been entranced by the image of the ballerina. The fluidity, the strength… the costumes! So of course I had to pick this theme.

The intersection of corsetry and ballet is interesting - the structure of the corset is echoed in the precision and exacting technique displayed in ballet, but the need for flexibility and movement is at odds with the constraints of wearing a corset.

So I decided to take the ideas of structure and movement as my inspiration. Somehow my head kept presenting me with clouds and birds, so the embellishment in this piece is inspired by both of those things, while the silhouette is very structured and contemporary.

I was extremely lucky to be able to work with the talented actress Marama Corlette, and this corset was also made with her in mind. Marama has danced for some very prestigious ballet companies so I was rather nervous of presenting my work, but she is such a sweety that is all came out alright in the end!

Thank you for reading - for more info and pictures please have a look at my...

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sparklewren
I completely adore the shape and textures of this... The upwards sweep of the "wings" are just perfect, gives a sense of weightlessness as though she may spring into the air at any moment.
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rooo2013
This is beautiful xx congrats on such a lovely design xx
Roxann x

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lana87
This is mega! So beautiful
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cirque
Beautiful work and wonderful style. This is a stunning piece.
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redthreaded
This is absolutely beautiful.
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clockwork_faerie
Its so dreamy, I'm in love! The hip clouds are wonderful. Bravissima.
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Your entry is breathtaking. I keep going back to it, it is hauntingly beautiful.
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groignequigroigne
There's something really sweet about those hip clouds, the whole design is stunning.
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Oh my goodness, those textures - so deliciously fluffy! Stunning!
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downsouth
Thank you all for your lovely comments! Am looking forward to next year already;)
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Adriaana Scholtz
This is absolutely beautiful. It is time for us to meet again and to find out exactly where you are at???
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