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Accessory to Murder

Whether it’s a fetish or fashion statement piece in Latex or a more delicate addition to an outfit made in silk…. 

 Brace Yourself  in Killer Couture….

 

All my accessories are made with great love and attention to detail like my corsets. The neck corset contains spiral and flat steel bones, each encased in their own bone casing to ensure no poke through and hand finished to the highest standard.

You can find a number of neck corsets in the Shop or on my Etsy store. Alternatively get in touch for a custom made piece!

Model Credits: Alex, Tali, Dan, Holly Blair, Karina Nocturna, Mynxie Monroe, Miss Polly and Maja Stina. I do apologise if I have missed anyone out.

Photographer Credits: Steve McIvor, Bill Tracy, Connie Taylor, Darklens, TzR and Frank Pangolin.

 

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Confessions of a Serial Killer

I created this design back in 2010 for a very limited run. I  wasn’t really happy with the printing method or the fabric I was limited to so I made it unavailable. The print has now been perfected onto cotton so it is available again!

I had this idea to create the character of Amelia the Serial Killer. Locked away in the confines of the Asylum she shares with you her personal diary. This is all captured in the fabric of the corset. Gruesome bloody, torn and burnt pages of the Diary and the eyelids of her victims of which she keeps as trophies.

Working together with the beautiful Minty playing the part of Amelia, she manages to portray the innocent but deadly killer perfectly. Captured on film by Katelizabeth. I absolutely LOVED this shoot. It’s not just about the corset.

You can purchase this corset here or on my etsy store. Standard sizing or made to measure!

 

Word on the street is that Amelia escaped the Asylum and could be up to her old tricks again…..

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Halloween Discount

On October 31st 2008 myself and Miss Fiendish launched Gore Couture so this year marks 8 years on this amazing journey.

To celebrate you can have a 13% discount on all corsets & accessories made to order through the Website Shop for Halloween week. To redeem your 13% off just enter this code at the checkout – HALLOW13

Remember, just about all my prints are customisable and available in different colours and on different fabrics, please see the Styles & Fabrics page. The Sizing Guide will help with sizing issues and made to measure instructions.  Also be sure to check out the Construction & Care page. All prints and embellishments are created in house so you will not find them anywhere else. If you would like me to design a print embellishment for you please feel free to contact me.

All corsets are made to order so you can expect your order in around 4 weeks. All corsets are sent boxed and insured for their journey, I believe more is more!

Twiggy Brain Dead

Model: Twiggy Brain Dead

Cincher: Gore Couture

Dreads: Icy Dreads

Photographer: Pixadora

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Nico

Nico

PlasticBob met Nico in a smoke filled bar in Berlin and took her back to his playbob mansion. Beautiful but distant, she speaks little of her hazy past but looking deep into her eyes you can see reflections of another world.

PlasticBob.

 

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Model: Tracy
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Photographer: Technoir Photography
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All photo’s taken at the beautiful Wollaton Hall. The Cincher can be found here 🙂

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Clone Stars

Sorry for the delay in new designs and ramblings! I’ve been super busy! So here goes….

I wanted to do a photoshoot with Colin from Technoir Photography for quite some time and was trying to set up a date so we could combine it with a drink and catch up afterward. I had recently met up with long lost friend Tracy which was absolutely delightful and she agreed to model for us just like old times for Armory! It was my birthday coming up and with my dear friend Anastasija aka Anastasija Potjomkina the RottenZombieFairy coming  from London I asked her if she wanted to use her crazy good make-up skills and join the colab! YES! Perfect birthday weekend sorted! As always with GC shoots, it isn’t just about the corsets but more of a social thing. Good friends coming together to create…. and more importantly party afterward. The Honey JD did flow quite nicely thank you Ana….. And birthday cake. Lots of birthday cake. I was spoilt rotten. Literally – Rotten.

I’ve not made a blog post for quite some time now as I’ve been super busy creating gorgousness for my lovely clients. I have however been drafting some new patterns, one being an underbust corset and the other an overbust corset. This new draft is called ‘Alice’ and is more curvy than all of my other corsets. It also allows for more room around the ribs unlike my more popular conical styles. Alice is now available to order in both the Clone Stars Overbust and Clone Stars Underbust designs! Check them out in the shop! Let me know if you want the ‘Alice’ draft making with a custom print design, I print all my own fabrics so quite a lot of scope is possible! Please take a look at the Styles and Fabrics page for more ideas and information. I have a new print colour available of which you can see on the Clone Stars Underbust corset pictures, it is opalescent and changes colour depending on which angle you look at it. Absolutely stunning!

For the shoot I wanted to create a strange ‘clone’ theme to it. I think everyone did a great job. Anastasija did a fantastic job of the make-up and Colin made the final images perfect. Considering we were struggling to get a studio and ended up turning my bathroom into a lab, I think we did brilliant! I can see this team getting together more often in future!

A big thank-you to everyone involved, for the hard work. If you need a make-up artist or photographer for your project check out the links below I cannot recommend them enough. A MASSIVE thank-you also goes to our loves Erin-Jay and Sarah for keeping us sane on the day and keeping us in supplies AND birthday cake! <3

Model: Tracy

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https://www.instagram.com/_traybob_/

Make-up: Anastasija the Rotten Zombie Fiary

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Photography: Colin of Technoir Photography

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http://www.technoirphotography.co.uk/

As always you can contact me for all your custom corsetry needs. I have a couple of spaces left for bridal corsets this year if you are quick! You can see most of my work on my social media sites including close up detailed work in progress! These don’t get updated as much as I’d like during busy periods so it is always best to contact me here at info@gore-couture.com

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Don’t forget to keep checking my etsy shop for samples at discounted prices and unique one-off designs.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GoreCouture

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Iridescence

I created these corsets using a beautiful iridescent hologram print. Although I’m not known for making many ‘pretty’ corsets, even my blackened heart can’t resist the beautiful colours it creates. This kind of fashion statement has been around for so long now I don’t think it will ever get boring. I was very happy when I figured out I could work it into my pieces.

I made Cold Blooded for the beautiful Evilyn Frantic, I have wanted to work with her for so long! I included matching pasties. Each cotton coutil panel is printed with iridescent scales. This shape is the ‘Demon’ underbust style but can be made in any other of my styles.

Close up shots showing the print & embellishment detail.

Underwater Love was made for wonderful Miss Polli along with a matching neck corset. Again, each coutil panel is carefully printed with my design of seaweed and jelly fish. I also added beautiful iridescent spikes to finish this piece. It is quite majestic! Made in the ‘Lady Killer’ style for Miss Polli but like Cold Blooded it can be made in any other style.

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More details about these corsets can be found in the Shop pages!

Models:

Evilyn Frantic – Side Show & Burlesque Performer from Finland based in Berlin.

Miss Polli – Latex  & alternative model from Sweden.

Photography: TzR

(close up photo’s by myself)

Remember, just about all my prints are customisable and available in different colours and on different fabrics, please see the Styles & Fabrics page. The Sizing Guide will help with sizing issues and made to measure instructions.  Also be sure to check out the Construction & Care page. All prints and embellishments are created in house so you will not find them anywhere else. If you would like me to design a print embellishment for you please feel free to contact me.

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Evil-torials: Horror Themes in High Fashion – Plastic Surgery

I’d like to kick off my inaugural guest post with what I hope to be the beginning of an ongoing series self-explanatorily titled “Evil-torials: Horror Themes in High Fashion”. Each installment will center around a different creepy focal point such as serial killers or hauntings. In the case of the former, you’ll likely be treated to accessory spreads which feature handbags in the “three month’s rent” price range nonchalantly resting against implements found in a masked maniac’s underground torture lair. The latter might showcase magazine scans of ghost girls clad in gauzy ensembles as they float from halls of abandoned mansions straight onto the pages of glossies. Long story short, probably lots of things shot by Steven Meisel and Tim Walker.

Today’s installment is devoted to the intersecting circle in the Venn diagram of horror and fashion: plastic surgery. Whether stitching together scraps of silk or suturing skin, a lot can be said for the propensity of cosmetic surgeons, slashers, and couturiers toward wielding sharp objects as a means of bringing their design to life. As a result, if I was asked to attribute the quote “Perfection can’t be attained without a little bloodshed” * to Karl Lagerfeld, Hannibal Lecter or Dr. 90210, my reply would consist of “All three”.

And on that note, it seems apt to compile a sampling of imagery that evokes mortification of flesh in the name of beauty.

“Makeover Madness”

Vogue Italia July 2005

Photographed by: Steven Meisel

With: Elise Crombez, Eugenia Volodina, Hana Soukupova, Inguna Butane, Jessica Stam, Julia Stegner, Linda Evangelista, Missy Rayder

Every so often, while reading fashion or beauty magazines I’ll come across an essay penned by a writer who bemoans that “normal rules don’t apply to supermodels”(nine times out of ten the article pertains to nutrition and the “rules” reference model metabolism). My typical response consists of a quick eyeroll, since I neither exalt nor envy these women for their prized physical attributes. However after viewing this Vogue spread, I felt inclined to agree with the “supermodels are special creatures” camp. After all, if making phonecalls straight from the operating table isn’t a tell-tale sign of superhuman abilities, than I don’t know what is.

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