5.04.2012

Enchanted Corsets

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I've decided this weekend is Sherlock Holmes weekend. Saturday we're observing Reichenbach day, and Sunday the second season of Sherlock premiers, I'm soooooo excited. 

And in between will be a "let's see how many Jeremy Brett episodes I can watch in one sitting" marathon. 

Quite a few...

 So a few months ago I decided it was time to invest in a real, custom made, Victorian style corset. Thanks to some of you that have costume and corset expertise, it was recommended I find someone local, who could do one on one fittings and fancy things like that. I found Enchanted Corsets and everything seemed to just flow from there. Lisa Marie is the creator, and after she took about two dozen of my measurements, I knew my corset would be amazing. If you're in the Portland area and want a corset, give Lisa Marie a call, she know's her craft, and I know this is something I'll love for ages. 

 Of course a photoshoot was a must, so I teamed up with the photo genius Lisa, of Light and Shadow. She just makes people look fantastic. Her studio is in a Victorian house, perfect setting!
 
All photos by Light and Shadow 

Corset by Enchanted Corsets  


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48 comments:

Treacle said...

You look amazing! What a gorgeous corset.

Georgia said...

WOW you are smokin`!!!!!!

art deco dame said...

Beautiful shots!

Laura said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

estroJen said...

beautiful pictures! especially in black and white!!

estrojen30.blogspot.com

Marie said...

My goodness, what a stunning photo shoot!

Anthea said...

I love corsets. I have made a couple of corsets myself. The pictures are stunning!

Peachy Keen said...

Wowza!

Jade

Hattitude said...

Hattitude Style Blog

wow solanah! what a figure!

your hair always looks so perfectly done. like you stepped out of a 1950's salon!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
Hattitude Style Blog

Laura said...

You have a really fantastic body for a corset. I´m happy that you found someone local. It really is better to have fittings.

Luna said...

I agree with all the ladies! beautiful pictures and I love your hairstyle :)

Kristian said...

That really IS amazing. You already have a gorgeous figure but this makes it like the women from the Victorian era looking hourglass figure! Lovely photoshoot too by the by.

Bette on Toast said...

You siren! You see this sort of thing done badly so often, but your shoot is perfection!

VintageDanielle said...

Gorgeous corset! Love the hair; you remind of a lovely lady from the late 1800s

Janine Rudkins said...

The second series is fantastic, my Sunday nights simply didn't cut it when it finished. And I love Benedict Cumberbatch- we're watching him in Frankenstein in the summer so should give me a fix before series three starts!!!

Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

What wonderful pictures of such a beautiful woman! :) Have a splendid weekend gorgeous! :) Zoë x

Kristen said...

So gorgeous, you look lovely!

Emma Litton said...

You look completely lovely. I adore that corset, I have one from What Katie Did, it's an under bust, and I really love it. This color is amazing and I bet having one fitted to you is grand. Love all the photos!

xo,
Em

charmed-chick said...

wow that corset is amazing and you have a figure to die for :)




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Nan said...

Oh my gosh sexy girl this is perfect for you with your really lovely and perfect shape. I would adore one of these myself, one of those things you maybe never get in a lifetime but I'm so happy you did!!

Paris Winston said...

Such a magnificent corset! My mum is a corset maker, so I usually get all the tests and mock ups, so my corset collection is quite large!



Love,
Paris of Adventures in Wonderland

Ana Burgess said...

Those photos are so lovely and this is such an amazing corset! How do you do to keep your hair like that? Whenever I do this it doesn't stays for 30min..! xxx

Di said...

Lovely! My daughter loves your style too, and narrated these pictures. It was hysterical. "My leg, my leg it's so beautiful!>"

Charmaine said...

Wow - gorgeous corset, makes your waist look teeny tiny!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Beguilingly, sophisticatedly, endlessly gorgeous.


♥ Jessica

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

wow! that creates such an amazing shape, you truly look like a lady in a portrait from way back then, so elegant.
excited for more sherlock posts! (and I'm surprised you haven't had the new season over there yet. You must be biting nails in anticipation!)

http;//meggymoo0.blogspot.com

Julie Bergmans said...

Solanah, what an incredible piece, and the photography is fantastic! Lisa really does do amazing work. And I love your hair.

Angela Andaluz said...

You look gorgeous dear. I love the corset on you. Perfect! Greetings from Manila. :)

http://angelandaluz.tumblr.com

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos. I LOVE your poses. The pics in on the window sill are my favs.

Second Hand Rose said...

Wow this corset is beautiful and looks like it fits you beautifully! Thanks for the gorgeous photos! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

Manpreet Jessy said...

that looks extremelly painful. :O

Jip said...

You look really amazing ! Could you do a tutorial or ost on how to do the hair ? It looks so pretty. Very edwardian-insired :)

- Jip.

Mici Mathonka said...

WOW! you are sooo beautiful!

ourdailydress said...

Classy and lovely. Is it uncomfortable to wear?

Debi said...

BRILLIANT!!! I just love it!!!

Johnny and June said...

That Gibson Girl hairstyle looks beautiful on you. And the corset!! Breathtaking!

Ashleigh said...

You have dancer's feet! Beautiful, graceful portraits.

Solanah said...

Thank you everyone!

To answer some questions, yes I'll do a tutorial on the hairstyle soon, and no it's not uncomfortable at all, when it's something custom made, it's fit to your body's unique shape.

Sara said...

Completely amazing!

I Art Fashion said...

What a wonderful shape it gives
Great buy for sure
It looks great on you :)

Charlotte said...

Ooh, saucy! I love corsets, I wish I could afford a custom made one, but I'm pretty happy with my What Katie Did underbust corset.

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

Debra said...

You look amazing!! My favorite pictures are the ones of you reading the Sherlock Holmes book. I love your site & really want to dress like you. I am going to learn to swing dance & your clothing would be perfect for it. :) Thanks for giving me a dream site to visit.

Debra from StylewisebyDebra.blogspot.com

Button said...

Wow, these are absolutely fabulous shots! I love all your photos and outfits, really, but there's just a little sauciness to this shoot that takes them over the edge to amazing :)

SANNE said...

Fabulous corset! I LOVE corsets, and would love to own one that is custom made for me. I'm sure it feels much better than those "off the shelves" ones.

Honeysuckelle said...

What a fabulous corset, I adore the color. You look stunning and the pictures are fabulous.

<3Honeysuckelle

Jo-Anna said...

You are so lucky!!! I was gigling throuout this whole post wishing I were you. Ever since I saw the new Titanic (ITV mini series, highly recommended) I have been wanting to where a corset and an outfit from the late 1800's or the early 1900's. I have even put "being a figurant in a costume drama" on my 100 things to do before you die list.
Lust, lust, lust
Love from Jo-Anna (16 from Norway)

ConstantlyAlice said...

Love the pictures with the books framed by the window. Such great lines!

Elizabeth said...

Let me just start out by saying that you are absolutely stunning and that I am totally in love with your blog! I literally could spend hours on it..you have such an amazing eye for vintage style and each of your outfits/hairstyles are just so lovely.