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The upper city.

I have recently returned from my annual trip to my home town, Thessaloniki, where we visited the old “upper” city to enjoy the view and explore the winding streets and quaint houses.

We came across this cute pastel house and decided it was a great backdrop for my outfit pictures.

pink wall full 2pink wall full 1pink wall longpink wall 1Glasses: Asos

Necklace: Hand-made

Top: Topshop

Shorts: Primark

Bag: H&M

Sandals: Topshop

Images by Richard Ayres Photography

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Bubble Pop Sunset

I’m delighted to be able to share with you, the first shoot of the summer and my latest collaboration with Vauhaus.

The wardrobe is from the reflections collection as well as some extra pieces I made for a fashion show at Regress back in March. The unicorn necklaces are part of an upcoming Eustratia range due to be released very soon!

41I was adamant we needed the clouds and sunset in the background so Toria directed us to the perfect roof carp park. As we got to the top however, the fire alarm started to go off and we narrowly avoided having to leave. I’m so glad we didn’t though as we manged to get these amazing images.

48Brights, bubble-guns and latex-clad heroins. What more could you want from a shoot?

68a455963704632261Photography: Toria Brightside

Models: Hazel and Amber from Vauhaus and myself

Styling: Stacey Black at Aesthetic Contradiction

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Eustratia Open House.

In February I opened my showroom to the public for the first time and hosted the first Eustratia Open House Day. The event was co-hosted by my friends from Vauhaus and attended by many lovely models I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last few years. IMG_8533I enjoyed setting up the showroom and showcasing my work in an environment that complemented it. It was also great to interact with people, show them the garments in person and talk about the details and shapes, something that isn’t really possible when, like me, you sell mostly online.

1900628_628110120609338_6317526186917491067_oAside from talking about clothes, we also drank champagne, posed for photos and finished of the day with the models having a pillow fight in the bedroom.

10295313_628110173942666_5973584393313483815_oCole Black from LatexGirlsHD put together an amazing video capturing the highlights and atmosphere of the day.

Thanks to my awesome models: Amber Dennett  Hazel Whittle Vivi Sterling Nina Terror Laura Powell Jo Juiceboxx Naomi Rose Pedersen Mai Walker  Georgina Ainscow Loren Faether Charlotte Anne MacGregor Zoe Harlotti Collinson

and team Toria Brightside Natalie Rose Wilde Richard Ayres.

IMG_8607IMG_8398IMG_8651IMG_8668IMG_8677IMG_8694IMG_8693Documentary photography by Natalie Rose Wilde.

IMG_1373IMG_1452IMG_1408IMG_1325IMG_1648Photobooth images by Toria Brightside.

On the 10th of May, we are hosting the a workshop at Eustratia house, featuring Vauhaus model Vivi sterling, you can read the details here.

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#MCRFW 14: The show

This season, I was delighted to be invited to showcase my collection at Manchester fashion week.

I was part of the “We are Manchester” showcase on the Saturday and presented my spring/summer collection, which can be viewed here.

My friends from Vauhaus came to help out and also co-hosted the aftershow party, which I will write about in my next post.

1Amber paired the mirror leggings and crop top with her horsebird varsity for a cool day time look while flyering and helping dress the models.

10Jen and Hazel, my personally selected models, ready for the show!

14Backstage shots by Natalie Rose Wilde.

1315The flower playsuit is one of my favourite pieces in the range and features over 100 hand-made flowers. Special thanks to my intern, Lindsay for helping me make them.

IMG_1717IMG_1689IMG_1740IMG_1684IMG_170023IMG_1706IMG_1747IMG_1753The models were provided by PHA models.

Catwalk photos by the official MCRFW photographer.

I walked on at the end to take my bow, something that was a first for me as most of my shows don’t take this format.

For information or to shop the collection, please head to the online store.

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Eustratia Spring/Summer ’14

The Eustratia S/S “14 Collection is finally complete and I’m really pleased with it. It will be making its catwalk debut at Manchester fashion week on Saturday and the products will be added to the online store over the next few days.

The collection consists of 8 outfits, in varying levels of wearability and extravagance, but with a consistent embodiment of the essence of Spring.

IMG_9486blueoutfit 1 fullblue stripey top &dresspurple dress halfopen bust dress backIMG_9615 2flower playsuit fullwhite toppink stockings full2 copyflower braflower bra and skirtfloaty trans topfloaty top and shorts copyflower harness and braskirt and harness copy copyIMG_03492dress and blazer 2These images were shot in my home studio. it’s the first time I’ve shot a look book with virtually no team and I really enjoyed the comfort of being in my own home and the control I had over the images.

I also made the backdrop myself and will try and remember to post some info on its construction soon.

Thanks to Richard Ayres for shooting this for me.

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Rush!

Today I went to drop off some samples with a stylist. Hopefully they’ll be featured in a cool editorial. I was in a rush so I put my hair into a messy half-up twist bun.

rush 7rush1I customised my blazer with some small spikes to give it a bit of edge.

rush 6I also enjoy slipping bits of latex into my everyday wardrobe. Today I wore my kindaku harness over a mesh, polka dot dress.

rush2I also rediscovered my long socks, that have been hiding away over the winter, due to not provided quite enough warm.

rush3When I came home I found a little bag of goodies from bodyjewellerypiercing.com which I will be featuring in a different post, but I decided to try a couple of the pieces out.

rush5Earrings: Richard Ayres

Blazer: H&M

Dress: Miss Selfridge

Shoes: Rock & Candy

Bag: Religion

Images by Richards Ayres.

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Current Obsessions #32

current obsession 32This week I’m looking for promotional photoshoot inspiration. I’m hopefully going to be able to finish, shoot and release my spring/summer range which is pretty exciting. You might have seen a few pieces at VAUVAU but I’ve done some rearranging since then. I’m also loving 3D printing and wish I had the chance to try it out myself. Still working toward my giant paper flowers. I’ve featured them a few times but hopefully they will work out for me this time.

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Flower tribe.

I’ve been inspired to create a pastel image set with with tribal influences for nearly a year now and finally had some free time to play around. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to use some of my new Bodyjewelleryshop.com pieces in a shoot.

I love trying out new types of body jewellery and the items featured in this set are some of my current favourites.

269b6bae77e511e3b9410edc7135ac19_8Pink synthetic opal ball which I just slot into one of my large septum rings.

3890ab34701111e3af5d121b1d436492_8Blackline internally theaded disk.

d606ec7677e511e392091200855e15e3_8Iridescent crystal labret stud.

a7f16d266ffb11e380210e73a1281d84_8Clear glass plug.

Most of these where sent to me by Bodyjewelleryshop.com (which was super nice of them) but I also included a couple of items from my personal collection, as I do use their site frequently.

To complete the look I added an oversized jewellery set I made myself out of latex, faux pearls and flowers. Though I make stuff nearly every day, I still enjoy putting together costume pieces for shoots and shows.

The flower harness and stripey bralet are part of the upcoming spring range for Eustratia and should be on sale in the near future. I’d love to know what you think of them!

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You see more of my modelling work on my page and the images were taken in my home studio, where we will soon be hosting shoots and model days, by Richard Ayres who has also just finished a fantastic headpiece that will feature in one of our shoots soon. BLOG SIGNATURE

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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