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Christmas Gift Ideas from deux lunes

As I am sure you have noticed from all the holiday decorations popping up Christmas is just under a month away. Among all the preparations one of the most daunting can be gift shopping. For the most special people in your life you need something personal and unique. deux lunes specializes in the unique and personal. Please take a look at our Shop for some ideas. Here are a few suggestions to help in your search.

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In unserem deux lunes Atelier

deutschWerft einen Blick in unser deux lunes Atelier in Wuppertal, auch, wenn Ihr uns momentan keinen Besuch abstatten könnt. Kontaktiert uns jederzeit, wenn Ihr vorbei kommen, über Korsetts reden und unsere Räumlichkeiten mal persönlich sehen wollt.Und jetzt lasse ich einfach mal die Bilder für sich selbst sprechen.

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Eröffnung des neuen Ateliers war ein voller Erfolg

deutschKaum zu glauben, aber unsere Eröffnungsfeier ist bereits ein paar Wochen her. Wir entschuldigen uns dafür, dass es so lange gedauert hat, bis wir endlich die Fotos posten. Alles, was wir sagen können, ist: wir sind sehr beschäftigt! (Dies ist übrigens Euer erster Einblick in unser Atelier, aber keine Angst… mehr Bilder folgen bald.) Wir möchten uns bei allen bedanken, die persönlich in unserem deux lunes Atelier vorbei geschaut haben. Es war wunderbar, so viele

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Oxford Conference of Corsetry ’15 – Part 1

First an apology, or an excuse if you prefer: Things have been crazy busy around here with a bunch of changes going on at deux lunes – new atelier, new city, early stages of new designs, a small party to plan. Because of this, I have been doing a terrible job of keeping all of you up to date. Rest assured that I will soon be writing lots more in this space. But first, the Oxford Conference of Corsetry ’15

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The Grand Corset Ball

Sometimes you end up searching for a great event to wear your most prized corset. This past weekend’s Grand Corset Ball all but required you to do so. This was the culmination of a kickstarter initiated by Melanie Talkington (Lace Embrace Atelier) to create the Historical Corset Museum. I am very excited to see happen. It will be an amazing resource for those who love the historical pieces, and for those who just want to learn from the past to keep the art of corsetry alive and growing.

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„Winter“ – The Debut Corset Collection

„Winter then in its early and clear stages, was a purifying engine that ran unhindered over city and country, alerting the stars to sparkle violently and shower their silver light into the arms of bare upreaching trees. It was a mad and beautiful thing that scoured raw the souls of animals and man, driving them before it until they loved to run. And what it did to Northern forests can hardly be described, considering that it iced the branches of the sycamores on Chrystie Street and swept them back and forth until they rang like ranks of bells.“ – from Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

The beautiful cinematography of last year’s movie Winter’s Tale threw me back to having read Mark Helprin’s magical book upon which it was loosely based. His poetic language virtually transformed the season of winter into one of this fable’s central characters.

Exposed A History of Lingerie - FIT Museum

Exposed: A History of Lingerie

The Museum at FIT – 3 June to 15 November 2014

The latest exhibit at The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Museum is a three hundred year history of lingerie. And although I have a ton of sewing and other work to do before our upcoming photo shoot, I knew I had to take a little time out and see this exhibit. The garments on display, in largely chronological order, demonstrate the changes in form, fabric, function, and even color. It is a very informative exhibit, especially in our current era of lingerie as outerwear.

The Tartan Corset

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At the Oxford Conference on Corsetry 2014 I was proud to work with corset model Threnody in Velvet in presenting my Tartan Corset. I have long thought about doing a Celtic inspired corset and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to see what I could come up with. Quite off my radar as I was developing this corset were two events that would place Scotland and its culture in the forefront of much of the world: First was the marketing and premier of the “Outlander” TV series based on the much beloved book series from Diana Gabaldon. Second and arguably far more important was the vote on Scottish independence.