Today I'm so very excited to be able to share with you one of Australia's most talented corset maker's new fashion range The Ebonque Collection.
A long time staple in the gothic couture fashion world Vanyanís creates couture garments to last you a lifetime. Sourcing amazing fabrics, stunning silhouettes and amazing tailoring they have long been a corset wearers dream and a brand I've lusted after since the days when I walked the alternative fashion festivals.
This year they have released their much anticipated first ready to wear collection and it's a noir dream.
Ebonique Black Satin Skirt with Pockets - $355.00
Miu Miu MU56RS 7OE6X1 - $368.95
On a daily basis I live in all black and I find that when dressing up for a night out or another formal event I'm also stick to a full black look. I have a closset full of prints and bright colours but I'm always most comfortable and at my personal best when draped in lush black fabrics.
So when I discovered this range I had to stick to what I love and I picked up the black satin full skirt and sweetheart top with mesh and mid length sleeves. This specific range is available in sizes 8 to 18 and it turns out my measurements were perfectly suited to her size 18 so I went with both items in this size.
The skirt is cleverly cut to accentuate your waist and hips, without adding ‘bulk’ at the front. The luxurious satin is gathered at the back and sides, joining the flat front. This helps give you that full skirted look with or without a petticoat and unlike some other skirts I've reviewed or worn in the past this actually makes your curves look amazing. Some fuller skirts just add too much shape in the front or back but this clever little panel makes sure you look flat and amazing.
The skirt is fully lined in cupro (a hypoallergenic, anti-static fabric made from the silky fibres of the cotton plant) which feels incredibly soft against your skin.
From the moment you feel this fabric you won't be able to take your hands off it! It's such a lush and soft satin and while I usually wear stiff cotton swing/full style skirts I have to say it's so lovely to have a soft and flowing fabric in this style.
Where have mesh panels been all of my life? I honestly took way too long to try this style and now that I have I need everything with mesh or lace inserts. The Sweetheart top is made with a luxurious bamboo jersey and Italian sheer mesh that has been designed accentuate your curves, accommodate larger bust sizes and the length and curved hemline helps more hourglass girls like myself fit into this shape perfectly.
The bamboo jersey fits like a dream and the mesh panel covers my bra with ease and shoes the perfect amount of skin.
What I love most about this top is the versatility! While it pairs wonderfully with the skirt but it works with pencils, shorts, jeans or capris. The fabric can be dressed up or down and the length of the top means it fits seamlessly with high waisted garments.
I paired this look with my beloved Miu Miu sunglasses and I'm loving the 1950's housewife/vampire vibe this look has going.
But these two pieces are only the beginning and you can find more amazingly designed ready to wear pieces online right now.
Vanyanis also offer some amazing accessory items and I have to admit that as an avid corset wearer I'm absolutely lusting after the busk/corset necklace earrings set and saving my pennies for one of her amazing corsets.
Many thanks to Damien Bowerman for shooting this stunning outfit with me and I can't wait to set up our next set of images!