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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Eustratia gifts sets 2013

For the last couple of years I have released a series of mini hampers containing a variety of fun, discounted items.

This year I decided to go for something a bit more refined and chose a gift box with a window which looks good ad can also be used to store small items.

I have put together three different boxes to suit different styles and budgets.

The “Aria” gift set is the most fashionable of the batch and if the most suitable for combining with non latex items for a stylish yet edgy look.

It costs £50 and contains a T-harness (available in black or white, standard size fits uk sizes 8-12 but custom sizes can also be requested), a pair of latexlace moth earrings (available in in black, white, grey or rose), a necklace (styles will vary as there are not many left), a bow cuff (any latex colour), a pocket mirror and two mini bath bombs.

It can be purchased here.

aria set boxedAria set fullaria close up 1aria close up 2The “Ruby gift set provides a great foundation for a fetish club outfit and can easily be dressed up by adding a couple of special items from your personal collection.

At £45 it contains high waisted halter hotpants, bow earrings or pasties (please specify), perspex necklace (styles may vary), pocket mirror and bath bombs .

It’s available on the site, here.

ruby setRuby close up 1ruby close up 2At £30, the “Toula” gift set makes a fun, sexy and affordable gift for yourself or a loved one.

It contains bow panties, pasties (or bow earrings if you don’t wear pasties), a necklace, a pocket mirror and bath bombs.

Purchase yours here.

toula set opentoula close up1toula gift set boxedThere are limited numbers of these gift sets. If they prove pupular I will be getting more in but order this week to get one for Christmas.

Buying your gifts from small, independent designers is rewarding because you get a unique item that has been hand made or put together with care and attention to detail. There is a much smaller chance of getting your loved one a similar gift to what someone else has got them so they will hopefully cherish your gift and feel special. The seller or designer also appreciates your purchase a lot more than a large company with millions of sales, you are helping them survive in a hard economic climate and, in the spirit of Christmas, making their holiday season a happy one too.

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Current obsessions #15

current obsessions #15This week I’m continuing with the decorating inspiration, though I have got my tree up and have bought most of my presents. I’m also looking to the future, with the realisation that the year is almost over and I should probably get planning my large projects for 2014!

e9eea8e060f311e3a076122b2a59491d_8I also managed to get my tree up. It isn’t as big or elaborate as the ones in my inspiration pictures but I’m quite pleased with it. I made some of the left over perspex jewellery into decorations and also used fake fur from last year’s winter wonderland show, roses from the Opulence collection shoot and lace trim from the “origin of monsters” editorial to give it a personal touch.

When I was younger I always enjoyed the fact that our family Christmas tree was covered in miss-matched decorations, each telling a story so I wanted to incorporate objects that evoke memory into my decorating as well.

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Accessory moment no.5

This is an other look where the hair plays an important part. I realised I hadn’t posted an accessory moment with my new extensions yet so I used slightly less accessories than usual for this look. I think it’s a good example to show that less is more sometimes and you should just go with what works for your look.

What I used:

1. Layered spike necklace £5, Primark (occasionally this store surprises me)

2. Pheasant claw earrings, Sophie Adamson

3. Deer skull necklace, Eustratia

Bird claw earring.

For those who wanted to know, my septum ring is from bodyjewellershop.comI also get asked about this hair style a lot. The hair extensions I bought were lightest blonde, 22inches. I died them with a selection of Direction colours (lavender, lilac and turquoise) that I painted on and mixed into each other.You should try and get a blonde that matches the colour your hair goes when bleached, this will help the dyed extensions match your hair colour.

I left the hair dye on the extensions a lot longer than I do on my hair. Then rinsed and dried as usual.

The waves were created using a Babyliss Wave envy hair styler. I would suggest having a look on ebay for one of these as they are often cheaper.

Anniversary giveaway!

My label, Eustratia has now officially been trading for a year so I’m going a little giveaway to celebrate!

I’m thankful for all the support I’ve had throughout the last year from friends and people who enjoy my work. I hope by label will continue to grow and give me the opportunity to make more of my ideas come to life.

I thought it would be fitting that the prize be items from Eustratia so I have included a selection of accessories worth just over £100.

  • Black and white striped hair bow (medium)
  • black pussy bow neck tie
  • 3-piece Perspex set. Short antler trophy necklace (used in the aesthetic contradiction logo), long arctic fox necklace and moth pin.
  • standard fingerless gloves
  • bow cuff
  • striped folded flower
  • The winner will also receive a discount code granting them 20% off their next order from Eustratia.

I tried to pick a popular colour combo but there may be replacements available for the bow cuff and flower if any other colours we have in stock would suit you better.

How to enter:

  1. †Like the following facebook pages: Eustratia and Biomechanina
  2. Follow this blog
  3. Follow me on twitter†
  4. Comment on this post using the form below.
  • name
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Extra credit: (for extra entry numbers)

  1. posting about Eustratia’s new collection, products or this giveaway on your own blog (2)
  2. posting on facebook (1)
  3. posting/rebloging on tumblr (1)

The winner will be announced in a week (16th Feb). There is a maximum of 5 entries per person. The first 4 steps are compulsory in order to be entered into the draw (anyone who doesn’t use twitter can follow me on tumblr instead).

Good luck!!