Sunday, 25 April 2010

Help For Heroes Photo Shoot

I have an amazing friend, Erika, who is about to take on the biggest challenge of her life. She is going to climb Killimangaro in aid of a charity very close to her heart......Help for Heroes ( Erika's very own hero..her son Bradley, is currently serving in Afghanistan. I, along with her many other friends, look on with amazement at not only the bravery of these young men and women, but that of their families too. Just take a look at the photograph below of Erika and John welcoming their hero back home.You wont fail to be moved by the emotion of it all......

Now at the very first suggestion of me joining the team to climb Killimangaro, I swiftly volunteered to do what I do best instead...make a corset! A camouflage corset...naturally!

A photo shoot was quickly organized by John ( at Wellesbourne Airfield alongside the Vulcan Bomber.

Special thanks to all who volunteered their time and expertise
Models Kylie and Chloe
Jems Photograpy 01788 535749
Hair by Julie 07722908016
Make up by Susan 07899928555

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Friday, 23 April 2010


Hi! I'm designer to real women (no size zeros in my studio!) I always think that the term "Fashion Designer" can really conjure up the wrong image.....think more "girl next door who wants every woman to experience that red carpet feeling" than "barking mad creative type who designs unwearable catwalk clothes!"
I specialize in corsets (yes..AND skirts AND shrugs etc..the complete look!)I am blessed with amazing customers...all are are incredible women each in their own way. Relationships are built alongside the design and construction of their outfits. Its always a fun experience and many clients stay on as friends, and later return to model in photo shoots and at events.They get to meet each other and have frequently been referred to as "The Wesley Girls"!
So who wears a corset? Let me tell you..EVERY woman should own a corset! Why? they look great (always attention grabbing outfits if I say so myself!) and they feel wonderful to wear.Lots of people expect them to be uncomfortable (appalling historical reputation I guess) but these corsets are made from modern materials, give great shape and support, and are unbelievably comfortable to wear.
But one thing that surprises customers the most, is just how many opportunities they get to wear their beloved corsets.Think about could spend £350 on a (mass produced) ball gown..wear it a couple of times...then it will sit in the wardrobe forever. Invest in a corset (ready to wear or made to measure) and in 5 years time you'll still be wearing it! I know because clients from 8+ years ago tell me so!
Wear it to
  • a ball

  • a wedding (as guest or bride!)

  • a date

  • a restaurant

  • to dinner with friends

  • the wine bar with a pair of jeans

Value for money? You work it out! (And guys...NEVER again will she be able to say.."but I've got nothing to wear"!!!)
I am very fortunate that I can put my hand on my heart and say that I love what I do. Being creative is only half the story.Its the people that I meet, both clients and other creatives in conected businesses, that make my life so exciting. Its been an amazing story so far...pop back...I'd like to share it with you!

Gillian x