Eustratia, top 10 gifts under £20!

I wanted to put together a little board showing some of the affordable gifts available through my website. Usually, people who have seen my clothes automatically assume that everything I sell is expensive. This isn’t true, my products have a very low mark up compared to other companies, some of them just happen to be quite labor-intensive. I like creating elaborate outfits but also understand there is beauty in simplicity and a cute piece to finish off an outfit can be uncomplicated and inexpensive while still looking great.

I created Eustratia to make my vision accessible to customers of all budgets and feel like I’m well on the way to achieving that.

gifts under 201. Stripey folded hair flower, £15.

2. Moth-girl T-shirt, £12.50

3. Avalon head chain, £18

4. Unicorn headband, £15

5. Latex bow cuff, £6.50

6. Stocking toppers, £10 (or 15 with trim)

7. Bow earrings, £13

8. Tote bag, £6.50

9. Standard fingerless gloves, £18.50

10. Standard latex pasties, £18

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VAU VAU Part II: Fashion Circus, the show!

Toria Brightside knows how to put together an event. Vau Vau was good last year but it was evident that the concept had been ironed out at the edges and the execution was more professional, while still remaining fun and full of character. A fashion show promoting sense of style and independent designers.

I got help with the stall because I knew that I would hardly have a change to be there.

1385979_10152283658513868_57482695_nThis is my mum in a latex blazer. I think it suits her.

One of the designers pulled out at the past minute, giving me the opportunity to showcase a few pieces from my upcoming non-latex range, Vanguard. I used chainmail pieces by Richard Ayres to add edge and detail to the outfits and I thought the worked really well together.

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My favourite part of the show was still the finale though. The dolls house, created and erected by Richard Ayres was used as a backdrop for the whole show but was only functional for the finale. A lot of guests commented on the fact that it puzzled them for the whole night and I liked that added element of intrigue.

The presentation and subsequent range was inspired by dolls and the show started with a pair of models draped in sheer fabric (evoking a dust sheet), as if they had been left in a forgotten room for a number of years.

The second pair of models appeared from inside the dolls house in much more current but still doll-inspired outfits and proceeded to uncover the first set of models before walking down the catwalk.

The rest of the models emerged and descended at regular intervals. Two held ornate trays filled with dried petals which the scattered along the catwalk as the went and rest carried vintage bird cages, hanging off poles and filled with fairy lights and flowers or ivy.

My girls had Make up by Jack Tyson and nails by Vamp.

Models in order of appearance: Tessa Burton (vauhaus), Lauren feather (vauhaus), Vex Ashley, Bethany Lauren (vauhaus), Jennifer Joint, Amber Dennet, Briony rose, Harlotte Wonderland, Asphazia, Biomechanina.

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I especially loved the magical video by NVS Films, it really captured the atmosphere of the show.

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Eustratia Valentine’s Giveaway!

I haven’t done a giveaway for a while and as I didn’t have time to release a valentine’s range I thought I’d celebrate with a giveaway instead.

valentcompYou can enter the giveaway whichever way you like or on multiple platforms. Each of these will enter your name once. On the 14th a winner will be picked at random (using random.org). I will also be picking a winner for the extra credit on the 18th to give you a bit more time for this one. Remember to send me a link!

The winners outfit will be made to measure of course.

1. Like the Eustratia FB page and share this image on FB (public).

2. Follow Eustratia on tumblr and reblog this image

3. Follow on instagram @aestheticcontradiction and repost this image with the tag #eustratiavalentines.

4. Follow on twitter and tweet about the giveaway @eustratiadesign.

5. Subscribe to this blog or if you already do, leave a comment on one of the posts.

6. Extra credit. Blog about Eustratia adding a link to www.eustratia.co.uk to be in for winning a £60 voucher to spend on whatever you like.

Good luck!

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Black Friday flash sale!

Though I’m not American, I decided to jump on board with the black Friday sale thing. I thought celebrating the start of the winter holiday shopping season sounded like the right thing to do and hopefully lots of people will buy pretty latex presents for their loved ones.

The sale will last till midnight Saturday GMT. I’ve reduced 120 products on www.eustratia.co.uk, basically all the handmade ones. I did have an other flash sale recently but I thought it might be preferable for most people to do it over a weekend so they can browse in peace.

Enjoy!

P.S. Today I’ve also been working on the new and improved Christmas hampers! I’ve decided on having set styles and colour schemes for them this year but here’s the ones from last year to give you an idea!

Bankholiday competition

Yesterday I started a little competition to celebrate the bank holiday. I wanted to promote my unicorn and fluer de lis appliques so I decided to give away an item from the image bellow.

As stated on the image all you have to do to be entered is share or reblog the image on facebook or tumblr. A winner will be chosen at random on the 14th. In the event that I have a large amount of entrants (over 800) I will choose two winners.

Please share with anyone who might be interested and good luck to those who enter!