Announcement Luxurious handmade silk and leather goodies for your divine self. Express your full authenticity without apology.
Luxurious handmade silk and leather goodies for your divine self. Express your full authenticity without apology.
Girls who play with sharp needles grow up with tough fingers...
I began sewing my own clothes at the age of 12... in fact I spent more time in high school at home sewing than I did at school. It was time well spent... I began apprenticing in a bridal boutique at the age of 17, this was in 1990, at the time there were still manufacturers that glued the bead work on the gowns they sold... which is fine until they are drycleaned... and then ALL of the beads fall off! It was my job as the junior to sew the beads back on, needless to say, I am particularly adept at hand work ;*)
I have degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design. I attended school for merchandising first, as I knew that I would not be inspired to take business courses after design school. I opened my first independent studio at the age of 19 in downtown Vancouver... at 21 I left Canada and spent a year living and working in London, England. I returned to Vancouver and bridal work and spent the following decade immersed in wedding dresses and costume making.
In 2000 I left the city life to live off grid in a remote mountain top cabin. I fell in love with the forest and sewing on a treadle. I returned to civilization after 9 years of bush life with two young daughters...
In the process of reintegrating and healing I decided to start a project where I would make one dress a month...
It has changed my life... and my work continues to evolve as do I.
Lara Jayne Blackman
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
So here's the deal... I live in a small town in the mountains of BC. This means that there is not an overnight delivery available. There is 2 day delivery if it goes out before midday on Wednesday, Canada Post doesn't work on the weekends so parcels sent thursday or friday will arrive on the monday or tuesday, and this will cost you extra! Otherwise most parcels will arrive within a week.
I will gladly ship globally... however, it's not cheap... and I will have to research the costs before charging and sending.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is an issue with the quality then I will gladly replace the item. Please contact the studio as soon as receiving the item and make arrangements.