Heading North…It’s Going To Be Colorful…

Traveling light is for wusses! They have the most amazing luggage cart here…I filled this hotel closet and all those corsets (and Angus!) in one trip. Let the fittings begin 🙂 It’s an explosion of color and just in time for spring and Clockwork Alchemy 2019.  Stay tuned for more! 🙂

And of course Angus, our creative consultant, has his favorites….

What’s Next…

Things never seem to slow down at the Atelier- between putting the final touches on some wedding corsets and keeping dry from the recent torrential downpours here in Southern California, it’s been quite busy. This weekend we’re heading north to take do test fitting with some models as part of a fashion show that we’re doing at the Clockwork Alchemy 2019 which is scheduled for March 22-24, 2019 in Burlingame (just south of San Francisco).  We’re not at liberty to give specific details but trust us when we say that it will be different than what we normally do. Stay tuned for more! 🙂

Looking Back…Clockwork Alchemy


Going through some older pictures, I came across this one from our 2016 trip to the Clockwork Alchemy Convention. I designed these two dresses for our entry in the fashion show. The evening dress on the left is our latest design, the “Lucy”, named after Lucy Westenra, the ill-fated companion of Mina Harker in Bram Stoker’s book Dracula and the subsequent Dracula movies. The dress on the right, the “Camille” is a lavender day dress in shades of lavender with amethyst accents. Both dresses are executed in the Mid-Bustle Era style (late 1870s/early 1880s) and represent some our most recent creations. While there were some challenges making these designs work for the parameters of the fashion show, I was very pleased with the result and I look forward to returning to Clockwork in 2019. 🙂



Heading Back To LA…

After having planned out the next phase of the renovations at No. 11, it’s time to head back to hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. We have plans to return in late May for Wyatt Earp Days. In the meantime, planning is going into high gear for our upcoming trip to England and that’s going to occupy things until the end of April so stay tuned for more. In the meantime, here’s a couple of pictures of our constant travelling companion Angus (Angus will be vacationing at doggy daycare while we’re in England since veterinary health regulations preclude him from accompanying us 🙂 ).