I believe that most women and men have been fascinated by the idea of wearing corsets. There’s just a sense of beauty and grace that no other piece of clothing seems to provide quite as this one does. While their Victorian-era glory can never be revisited, a trend of wearing and appreciating the corset has been revived in the modern-day.
But no one does it like Joyce Spakman does. Hailing from the Netherlands, Spakman, better known as ‘Candy Makeup Artist’, is a styling and makeup expert celebrated for her extravagant and sometimes bizarre designs. She takes inspiration from ancient folklore and myths to create awe-inspiring corsets, headdresses, masks, and makeup looks. One look at her corset-series and you’ll turn into a fan even if you’d never heard of corsets before.
The absolutely magical energy of this crystal galaxy corset had already reeled me in, but upon discovering that it has a color-shifting finish, I was simply star-struck. Yep, it changes colors from teal to pink depending on the angle of the light. Everyone needs to have this.
Spakman primarily works with porcelain and stained glass, which seem like impossible things to make clothes from, but she aims to create wearable and lightweight pieces with these elite materials. This dusty pink and mint porcelain beauty is worthy of a queen and you cannot convince me otherwise. One can totally imagine running through the halls of a Victorian castle, clad in a flowy white dress and this corset!
She doesn’t limit herself to just corsets. Since her work is in very high demand, she also sometimes creates custom jewelry to accompany the gorgeous corset. This baroque, porcelain hand jewelry will definitely complete the fairytale look if the corset doesn’t!
But if you plan to become the truly bewitching sorceress (a good one, of course), then check out this lapis lazuli crystal corset. Crafted from a stone that is a symbol of power, spirituality, and divinity, the colors on this corset also alternate from teal to purple where the light hits! If you needed any more proof of how elite it is, it is finished with swarovskis and gold beading on the rare lapis lazuli.
Like I said, Spakman is a very unique artist. She doesn’t just create pieces for commercial distribution, but also to express her interpretations of ancient stories. She has collaborated with a model and self-portraitist to create this bizarre but gorgeous series of photos!
It must’ve been a really proud moment for Spakman when her work featured in the music video ‘Up’ by none other than Cardi B. Her talent was employed fully when the singer donned a full-body porcelain costume, complete with corset, leg pieces, stripper heels, and handpieces as well. Her craftsmanship truly shines through and we gotta admit, Cardi B looks like a goddess here.
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