Isla and I donned our kimono and corsets for the fabulous Pop Up boutique opening for Sparklewren corsets.
Self-taught corsetiere Jenni Hampshire created Sparklewren in 2009 as she is happiest producing dreamy, labour-intensive, droplets of sparkling corset loveliness. She works from her home-studio in Birmingham, UK.
Exceptionally nipped-in waists and beautifully sloping sweetheart lines are further enhanced through intricately cut and invisibly hand-stitched lace (antique or contemporary), placed to visually accentuate the hourglass figure. True Swarovski crystals in complementary shades twinkle like stars or snowflakes across the surface. Cotton coutil provides the strength of your corset whilst silk provides the beauty, sleekly shining or subtly shimmering as you move.
The guest model was Immodesty Blaize who is now on my ‘people to get in kimono’ list as she would make a fabulous Oiran!
Photos from the event:
The pop up boutique is only open for around 6 months in the heart of Birmingham (right next to Snow hill station) so if you want you go you have to be snappy!