Saturday, June 11, 2016

Productivity and staying motivated for winter...

I finally got myself settled into our garage......it's a little on the cold side, but actually more space in the long run, plus my teenage daughter and preschooler no longer have to share a room, and my 16 year old son is really appreciating his own space (giving everybody a bit of what they want really is the answer).

As we are heading into winter here in Christchurch, keeping healthy and motivated can be a bit of a struggle. This year I am determined to stay on task, and keep myself busy, creative and above all positive about what I'm doing. Small and big goals are being made, with some 'give' for all the waywardness of general life.

Currently I have a couple of orders to finish up, and then it's onto my planned project......
A new collection!! I hope to start as soon as possible, the intent is to keep my passion/interest in corsetry alive, in the spirit of this I hope to not only try things I've never done before, but also to expand on what I already know. Exciting!!!

But back to the present, I have been busy making stock for a local shop and also my ETSY Store https://www.etsy.com/shop/Forgefashion, as obviously my sales will help fund some of what I do (not that hoarding stuff for years will go astray either, I'm bound to work with what I have to start with). I also have that 'Trinitynavar' thing going on where I do my own photography with friends and local models. I've become quiet passionate about this sideline and actually shoot outside of Forge now, anyway I'll leave you with something from one of my recent playdates.


Model:- Cindy K - Model
Wardrobe:- FORGE
MUA & Photography:- Trinitynavar

ELISANTH for Forge Fashion.....






Model:- Elisanth
Lingerie Set:- FORGE
Jewelry:- Typical Paradox
Photography:- Zatsepin Alex


Monday, April 25, 2016

Valentina Grim......

Ive been busy moving somethings around, my workroom has moved into the garage, so not much sewing and more organising/planning at the moment unfortunately. But I did do a shoot for the port of a lovely MUA recently with Valentina Grim and a few other girls.




CorsetDress and Headpiece:- FORGE
Model:- Valentina Grim
Makeup:- Hello Pretty - Freelance Makeup Artist
Photography:- Trinitynavar
 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Leather Corsetry

I have always been a fan of making corsets from recycled leather, and this piece is no exception.....
As a sample I was trying out another a new 'cut' and worked some of the parts of the jacket into the design. This is another set from my shoot with Michelle as previously mentioned.





Super proud of this corset and the photography too......I will be making a few adjustments to my next one 'cut' wise, like an extra panel in the back for example which will add a wee bit more shaping and balance out the seam placements. Hoping to start on my next one soon.....:)

Nevermore Lingerie.....

I've probably mentioned a few times I like photography and often shoot my own work (aka trinitynavar), last week I was super ecstatic to get behind my camera again.....with the super stunning Michelle Wistuba.....


Skully Toile Du Joy Set



Nevermore Set



Skulls & Roses Set



Skulls & Roses Set

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Threnody in Velvet Shoot with Pendulous Threads UK

I have been lucky enough to do another collaboration with the incredibly stunning Threnody in Velvet, this time featuring a very spiky awesome headpiece from Pendulous Threads UK.




Model:- Threnody In Velvet heart emoticon
Amazing Headpiece:- Pendulous Threads UK
Corset:- FORGE


****Admittedly this almost wasn't, so to actually see it finished and on one of my favorite models feels like an amazing success even if the 'in the making' process was a little rampant! So finally 2016 is really underway, I'm motivated, healthy and excited for all my new projects - stay tuned!!!!

Friday, February 5, 2016

A Mini Break

2016 Has started, I've already encountered some health and personal challenge......I guess that just means I'm alive LOL!!!

So far my favorite thing about 2016 is the mini break I took a few weeks ago. Amazing views and time out from my chaotic home life, a real pick me up and hugely inspiring trip (I really need to travel more, instead of hermitting at home).


The Falls






The Rata Tree