We’ve worked with gown designer JoEllen Elam Conway of Firefly Path on several projects—including our summer 2017 cover featuring six luminous fairies garbed in diaphanous, pastel gowns and the elven crown tutorial she contributed to our Tolkien issue—and we...
The Night Goddess Elven Corset Dress, by Ukranian designer Alisa Perova of Alice Corsets, caused a sensation when she debuted it on social media, and our team at Enchanted Living was smitten as well. The three-piece design, including corset,...

Wilde Hunt Corsetry

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Photography: Frank Wiredu Models: Karisah Brown, Lucia Corsetti, Maryam Jama Fashion (except white lace gown): Wilde Hunt Corsetry White lace gown: Style and Salvage MUA: Ludie Senatus The influence of Art Nouveau aesthetic is undeniable in the work of corsetière Larissa Boiwka of Wilde...
Selene Ahnese, founder of the company Gibbous Fashions, is a stitch witch. The fabric storyteller is based in Olympia, Washington. She collects scraps of fabric—tattered velvets, embroidered silk slips, lace remnants—and with fine stitches like runes, she writes a...
We hope you're having a splendid Friday, the kind that warrants an entire missive about the Finnish fairy tale fashion of Mai Niemi... who recently did a photo shoot for yours truly, appropriately called "Fairy Tale Day with Mai's...
Fashion and textile designer Jan Knibbs, whose couture work we feature in “Time for Changelings” on the preceding pages, recently fulfilled a dream she’s had since she was a child: opening a magical treasure-filled shop in the heart of an...
A Checklist for Living Like the Aunts
French designer Sylvie Facon takes fairy-tale couture to a new level with her intricate, otherworldly, and seemingly impossible gowns that are themselves storybooks. You might have seen her Arras dress (featured image above) that went viral last year, including...
  In a flash of light, Titania’s court arrives, all berry-stained lips and shimmering wings. Their gowns are gossamer and diaphanous, their eyelids drooping languidly in the dreamtime of a thick summer afternoon. Queen Titania herself leads them in merry...
Text and Photography by THE SEAMSTRESS OF ROHAN   If you try to imagine what life was like for a woman in the early 19th century, Jane Austen’s world of complex yet delightful social relationships may come to mind. But in her...