Sites and Magazines

Fashion Websites/Magazines.

♥ Elle Collections. 
(Ok so it isn't a site, although there is, however if you haven't read this magazine yet do so. It comes out twice a year and has all the upcoming seasons fashion straight off the catwalks. Lately it has changed, but has lots of cool features that we never get to see, backstage pieces, designers passes, Real close ups of work)

(I am absolutely in love with this site. It has been my saviour for finding designer collections all in one place during my time at uni. The great thing about this site is that you can search by designer, season, trend, shape, colour, embellishment the lot.

♥ Dazed and Confused/POP/ID Magazine/Love
I would recommend checking out any of these magazines if you study fashion or lingerie design. Depending on what you are after, they are often filled with beautiful concepts and inspirational images. If you live in Leicester check out the magazine man on the market, you can get back issues of a ranges of fashion magazines for only a £1.  

♥ Fake Magazine
Fake is a new and exciting concept created by Sophie Benson and Kerrie Leslie during their final year at Uni. Their first issue, which I was very fortunate to appear in, has been a great success. But most importantly it brings together up and coming designs, undiscovered talent both from the fashion world as well as photographers, Make up artists, illustrators and journalists and puts them all together for people to see. They are always on the look out for new people to feature.  

Fabric/Component/Book/Trinket Suppliers

♥ Vena Cava
An absolute essential supplier if you want to make corsetry. Vena Cava stock busks, spiral and steel boning and all the fabric you need to create your corsetry. Along with this they have a range of other fastenings, decorations including Victorian lace trimmings, equipment and a range of patterns from different eras.

Fabulous Fabric
Based in Ashby de la Zouch, Fabulous Fabrics carry a whole range of corsetry and other fabrics, including power net and denier for lingerie. Corsetry pieces including busks, spirals and steels, lingerie pieces including hook and eyes, wire casing and elastics, as well as a whole range of pieces for machinery, equipment, laces and trimmings. You can shop online or visit their shop and if you are interested in learning how to make something they also run courses through Alison Victoria Ltd, Sewing School.

♥ Etsy 
I absolutely love Etsy. If you are looking for something unusual for yourself or a unique gift for a friend then definitely pop along here. A wonderful site full of creative people, and beautifully stunning and handmade crafts, fashion and other pieces. There is also a part of the site for selling vintage fabrics, trimmings, buttons and fashion. 

♥ Ebay 
You ever know what you will find on Ebay, and often it is a case of TkMaxx syndrome, searching though a lot of items before you find something you like, but if you have the patience then you may find some interesting pieces. I have brought many a lingerie book from here, often books I have never found in the shops and something a little different. One of my favourites was a lingerie and nightwear book from the 80's including patterns. Some look quite dated, but definitely something you could use and adapt and some things in there which could be turned in to outerwear patterns. 

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