Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Corset Lacing Tutorial

This is the way that I thread all the laces into the corsets I make. If you want to replace the laces on your Rachael Reichert Corset or remove your floating modesty panel, this is the way to relace the corset.

Start by tying a loop at the middle point of the laces to keep each side even.

Thread both of the top holes from the inside to the outside.

Thread each of the rest of the holes from outside to inside until you get to the waist. I thread the right lace to the left first, then the left lace to the right.

At the waist, where you can feel the waist tape, you create the 'bunny ears' by skipping one hole, then threading from inside to outside. 

Go back up to the skipped hole and thread it from outside to inside.

The 'bunny ears' will be the way to easily tighten and tie at the waist when lacing yourself into the corset.

At the next hole, return to the right to left, outside to inside pattern until the last hole at the bottom.

At the last hole thread from the inside to the outside.

Then you can tie a bow and undo the top knot! You're done!

This is the method used in most Rachael Reichert Corsets, but there are many more ways to lace a corset. Feel free to experiment with other lacing patterns.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

CyBelle Horizon- Sci Fi Fashion Film

My short film, CyBelle Horizon is available to watch online now!

Described by SWP of Trebuchet Magazine as a "liberating narrative which involves sexy girls, a strange robot and a discreet amount of blood".

The project started in January 2013 when I wrote the story. I then created the fashion collection, based on the story. When the clothes were finished, my friends and I made the short film. It is a no budget, labor of love. I hope you all enjoy it!

Half fashion film, half sci-fi narrative, CyBelle Horizon is the story of a cyborg girl in the near future. The short film features all of the clothes from Rachael Reichert's 2013 fashion collection, including the much praised Fiber Optic Corset Dress. This glimpse into a stylish future explores consequences of society's obsession with technology as it follows a cyborg girl's stream of consciousness while she contemplates her technical enhancements.
Clothes by Rachael Reichert
Written, Directed, Produced and Edited by Rachael Reichert
Staring- No Name, Athena Alexandria, Heather MacNeill, Abram Connelly
Director of Photography- Jonah Wanagel
Music- Diogenes in Hell
Makeup- Jessica Wasilenko
Robot Design- Uni Perez
Fiber Optic Electronics- Zero Crossing LLC, James Knight, Lisa Cifaldi, Keith Connelly
Location- Urban Core LLC

DVDs with extras and a comic book of CyBelle Horizon are both available on my Etsy store.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tour Photos

Here are photos from my exhibition in Zurich and my screening in London, as well as other photos from the trip.

Next to my dress was a high heeled guitar shoe. There were a lot of other interesting items in the exhibition as well.

 There was an H.R. Giger cube in the hall in front of the exhibition.

 The video of the fiber optic corset dress was projected on the wall of the exhibition in rotation with the rest of the videos from the exhibition.

The other designers from the exhibition were all great!

The campus had lots of interesting features, like this pretty courtyard and cool mural.

I went exploring in Zurich when I got the chance.

 The people I was staying with made a huge, gorgeous dinner on my first night in Zurich.

I happened upon a beautiful cemetery with lovely carvings and sculptures.

I went on a long forest walk on my last day. There was a beautiful view of the city from the edge of the forest.

My show in London was at Orbital Comics. It was a fun place to have a show!

Then I got to go up to the North of England to visit my friend Ellen at her gorgeous home!

And I visited the site of my old university, which is now being turned into lofts. Very surreal.

There are more pictures that I posted along the way on my Instagram.