It started when I was chatting to a girl on line about septum piercings. We were both at the 4mm stretch so we shared the pain and had a laugh about it. The girl I was chatting to was Alex who also goes by the model name of Kathy Alexa. Alex said she liked the Baphomet corset of mine. So I said well, do you want to come over and model it and I’ll put some spikes on it as I’d planned? She said – oh alright then! Quite glad she did!
Then I got a text from an old friend Dan with a picture of his new build. A Harley Davidson with a 1450 twin cam B fitted up to a Baker RSD 6 speed gearbox. Full build and fabrication by Dan himself. Fantastic! So I got to thinking maybe we could have a shoot with The Corset, The Bike and Alex. We had not seen Dan and his partner Tracey in ages, travelled half way round the world with them once upon a time so thought this would be a nice little get together. Dan agreed. Quite glad he did!
Another reason for this was for me to have a bit of a practice with my camera. Over the last 15+ years or so I’ve been the model, the make-up artist, the director and the designer. Time to pick up my camera….. perfect opportunity – I adore bikes, I was surrounded by them in a past life. I could do the shoot and feel very relaxed with old friends (I sometimes get quite nervous) AND get pics of a great model wearing my stuffs! Awesome! I’m really happy with the pictures. Everyone got involved and directed in some way. Me, Erin-Jay, Dan & Tracey absolutely loved Alex, at some points we had to stop shooting because we were just crying with laughter. Then when we had finished we kicked back and had a fabulous BBQ and more laughs. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.
This was one of those times. One of those times when things come together effortlessly. One of those times that was very much needed. No months of planning, no months of stressing. Just good people coming together to make some pictures. Whether they came out brilliant or not it didn’t really matter that much. We made awesome memories.
The Spiked Baphomet Corset is available to buy here, or if you want a custom corset creating – let me know! There are a couple of Gore Couture vests up for grabs! Follow the rules on the picture to be in with a chance at winning one! on Instagram and Facebook.
This is an introduction to Vanity Kills! No, I’m not talking about a design of corset I created a few years back by the same name but writer and future contributor to the Gore Couture blog! It’s pure coincidence they share the same name but I think from that coincidence came a shared respect and interest in fashion and the macabre.
I met Vanity Kills a couple of years ago online when she interviewed me for Auxiliary Magazine. I loved her style of writing so we got chatting again and she agreed to help me with the new website! She wrote the About page and also did one of the first blogs – Top 10 reasons to shop with Gore Couture.
As well as writing, modelling and other creative endeavours she is a member of the atmospheric dark electro band Venal Flesh who take inspiration from plastic surgery, medical waste, beauty & suffering.
As you can probably guess, I’m a little bit excited to have her on board with Gore Couture covering an array of topics to make things interesting!
I’m not sure what she is doing on our planet but at the very least she wants a trophy to take home.
The Predatory is a three piece set, made up of corset, skirt and neck corset. Made from cotton coutil and faux leather with a decorative stitching to the front and back panels. It has huge spikes on the hips and on the neck piece as well as faux leather fringing. This is not available in the shop as of yet but can be made as a custom order. Feel free to contact me if you would like one making or something similar! The set in the photos could be available for hire, contact me for more details.
Halo did an amazing job of acting out each Monster and Mark of ASYLUMseventy7 did a fantastic job of bringing my vision to life. We really enjoyed creating this shoot, a big huge thanks to all involved. This mini collection was made mainly to go along with the new website but I have lots of other designs in the pipeline so stay tuned folks!
Model: Halo Haynes
COMING SOON – Guest Bloggers including the fabulous Vanity Kills and Gore Couture’s very own serial killer Amelia.
More details to follow….
Don’t let her wail at you, for you will surely die.
This Monster is clad in the Silk Banshee cincher and accessories. I wanted to create a version of this new style cincher with a simple print on silk. The texture of the silk dupion is stunning, even with the print on it you can still see and feel all it’s tiny imperfections. For me that is what makes it beautiful and my favourite fabric to work with. You can find this now in the Shop or if you would like a custom print of your own designing on silk Contact Me!
Jade of Ferox Clothing made the gorgeous Hooded Top especially for the shoot. Made from the same silk with black lining and faux fur around the hood. Please go check out her work which massively promotes cruelty free, animal inspired fabrics! A big thanks to Jade for also helping out at the photoshoot and enjoying our Marilyn Manson indulgences.
More to follow…….
Model: Halo Haynes
The first of the Monsters has arrived to wreak havoc on us all. She is the Black Widow!
I’ve been making latex clothing for quite sometime now so I thought it was about time to add some to my collection. This particular one was inspired by the crazy Spider Lady Lei-iisa. You can find the Black Widow to buy in the Shop or if you want this or any custom latex corset making then contact me! I specialise in appliqué work.
A massive thanks to Maja Stina for the loan of the latex catsuit. You can find her latex creations at http://maja-stina.com/ You can also find her in the Galleries modelling other corsets that I have made for her.
More Monsters to follow so stay tuned folks!
Model: Halo Haynes
Welcome to the new Gore Couture site and range.
The MONSTERS are here!
Get in touch now for more information