Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK we design and hand make all our garments, couture lingerie, luxury pole wear, plus sizes and accessories. Because it's Glam Up North!
As a little girl my wonderful grandma taught me how to bead and embroider ( I was terrible at it and she sighed a lot!) and in between my tutoring she would make me fabulous Victorian bustle dresses and faux leopard coats for my dolls. I grew up in a house full of wonderful fabrics, lace, buttons and ribbons with my grandma leaning over the dining room table, pins sticking out of her pursed lips as she cut out her fantastic designs using a pattern that only existed in her head. Somehow, somewhere along the line, something must have rubbed off on me!
After dropping out of art college in the early 90's I began designing and customising vintage clothes. I worked for Oxfam's NOLogo project, stood freezing to death in the snow on market stalls, hawked my designs round local boutiques, worked at the Grand Theatre for Opera North and ran my own vintage clothes and record shop. I have also had my designs sold in Top Shop and Urban Outfitters through my job as designer at Blue Rinse in Leeds where we turned sacks of old khaki army t-shirts into amazing floaty handkerchief skirts and customised old Levi's into shorts and mini skirts way before it got so trendy!
However after a few years at Blue Rinse I decided to go it alone and explore my creativity so Lovechild Boudoir was born in November 2005 and has been growing and changing ever since. I have a passion for innovative and edgy design and my inspiration comes from avant garde fashion, period costume, retro lingerie, Las Vegas showgirls, punk & goth culture, fetish style, art, films & literature so these different aspects all fuse together to create Lovechild Boudoir's unique and fabulous designs.
All my garments are hand made right here in Yorkshire by myself and a local machinist, they are not mass produced in a sweat shop overseas so you know each piece has been lovingly hand crafted with care and attention to detail and no humans or cute furry animals have been harmed in their production. We are also completely vegan and do not use any animal products in our designs.