Lisa Keating has been designing and making bespoke bridalwear and handmade corsets for over 24 years and is known for her beautiful creations as well as her ability to make the personal styling experience exciting, effortless and enjoyable. Working from her home studio, based between the border of South Bristol and North Somerset, she’s within easy reach of the South West and it’s from here that she creates her one off works of art.
Handmade corsets are created to be worn and seen as outer garments and will enhance your natural shape, provide an elegant posture and evoke both romance and beauty. They can even reduce your waistline by 7 inches! Lisa bases each individual corset on historical patterns, but adapts them for a more comfortable modern fit. Bridal skirts can also be made to order to coordinate with your corset and corsets as underwear are also available. Whilst each bespoke item is of an incredibly high standard, they can be made in as little as a few days and are surprisingly affordable.
What makes Lisa so wonderful as a designer is her personal touch. She will make you feel special as she helps you realise your design. Each corset is individual, whether you’re looking for a classic, elegant, theatrical or vintage look. Everything is made to measure and developed from her love and knowledge of fashion history. She doesn’t make copies; the ideas you bring and the wedding you’re planning inspire everything.
Lisa is incredibly talented and when she’s not designing, she’s teaching corsetry at Heart Space Studios and also runs Vintage Hen Parties where brides to be and guests use traditional techniques to make their own garters or Bridesmaids favours, whilst they sip champagne from vintage teacups. For the Bristol Vintage Fair, we’re thrilled she’s making a vintage cup corset decorated with hand sewn twisted silk flowers and stems. I can’t wait to see these beautiful creations and if you can’t either, take a look at some of the divine pieces pictured on Lisa’s website: