Sparklewren

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1997 Mr Pearl

The main impetus for arranging this week's visit to Bath was to study a 1997 Mr Pearl corset that I hadn't previously realised they had. For those who are still new to corsetry and don't know, Mr Pearl is a maker that we all look up to for his distinctive style, personal approach (this is a man who understands corsetry from a tightlacing perspective), and enviable position as corsetier to numerous haute couture houses. For corsetmakers, any chance to study or see a Mr Pearl corset is a welcome thing. 

I will be writing more on the 1997 corset soon (as a complimentary article for Foundations Revealed), but for now I hope you will enjoy a teaser image or two...  

Courtesy of Bath Fashion Museum. Mr Pearl 1997 corset. 

Courtesy of Bath Fashion Museum. Mr Pearl 1997 corset. 

Courtesy of Bath Fashion Museum. Mr Pearl 1997 corset. 

Courtesy of Bath Fashion Museum. Mr Pearl 1997 corset. 

In other news, I am currently working on the creation of a password protected part of the site, especially for corsetmakers and designers who want to know more about life behind the scenes at Sparklewren... 

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This area will be essentially a candid blog in which I share more of my secret projects, ideas, business musings, and experiences as a corsetmaker. Do keep your eyes open as I hope to make subscriptions available very soon.