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I am unable to begin any new projects/collaborations at this time.
I currently do not have any samples to lend or rent.
I do not do fashion shows, trade shows, or events.
I am very selective.
The best way to get my attention is to place an order for a corset and send me pictures of you wearing it. If I like it, I may consider collaborating with you on future projects.
I ignore messages from people who can't be bothered to at least read the first section of my profile.
My name is Alexis Black. I design and create unique, made-to-measure and standard sized corsets. Each corset is made to order exclusively by me.
I am in the process of revamping my business, redesigning my line, and building my new web site. I am also scouting talent for my new Electra Designs web site. If you are interested in modeling or photographing Electra Designs corsets, please add me to your friends. I will review your portfolio and will contact you if you have the qualities I am looking for.
Models, please be sure your profile includes complete, up-to-date, ACCURATE measurements. Please be sure your portfolio includes a full length, standing, front view body shot with no anatomical editing. MM seems to have problems with the measurements field on this web site, so it's a good idea to include them in the body if your text as well so they are not deleted.
I am willing to lend garments and accessories to artists with whom I feel collaboration would be MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL. I am VERY picky about who I work with. I work in trade for content only, and am unable to compensate either financially or with product. Whomever borrows my garments will be expected to:
1. sign a contract
2. assume all liability for loss or damage
3. pay shipping and insurance both ways
4. pay a rental fee
5. return garments clean, on time, and in the same condition they were received
6. provide images within the timeframe stated on the contract (these images must meet my criteria)
7. credit Electra Designs where ever the images are used (with a note indicating which garments I made)
In exchange for the use of my garments, I ask that you send me high resolution images (within 30 days of shoot) that I may use on my site, journal and shop for the purpose of promoting and selling my corsets. I will include photo credits, and I ask that you please return the courtesy.
Images must be work safe and clearly show the garments. Corsets must be tightly laced laced and properly fitted (no wrinkles or gaps). If the corset doesn't fit correctly, or is laced sloppily, I won't be able to use the images (and won't want to be associated with them). I put a great deal of care into making beautiful garments, and I don't want to photoshop them to make them look right. Please be honest about your measurements and waist reduction to avoid potential problems with ill-fitting garments.
I cannot use any images that include animal products, gore, explicit erotica, religious or political symbolism, substance abuse, or hatred.
Most sample corsets will be made to fit models who are about between 5'4" and 5'8" tall, with un-corseted measurements apx. Bust:35-37, Waist:24-26, Hips:36-38. Most samples will be size 18"-20" waist. I look for curvy, proportionate, experienced models with minimal tattoos and small waists. I am interested in models of various ethnicities. I am also looking for plus sized models with small waists and proportionate figures.
Please view my lists to get an idea of my aesthetic and preferences. I am also seeking photographers, MUA, prop artists and fashion designers with similar aesthetic for collaboration. I prefer to work with experienced artists who are very active in their chosen art form, are professional, communicative, responsible, courteous, and highly creative.
I do not keep a lot of sample garments in stock. I make every garment by hand. They are very time consuming and labor-intensive and I have to squeeze them in between paid orders. I have a very limited amount of time and resources to allocate to collaborations. I am most interested in highly themed, large scale projects with a full creative team. Given enough time, the right concept and creative team, I would be delighted to design and create wardrobe especially for your project. I may be available on set for local shoots. I need at least 3 months notice for collaborations.
I am located near Austin, Texas, but I am able to work with artists around the world. If you have a mail box and don't mind shipping and insurance fees, location is not an issue. I prefer to work with artists located within the US, however, because it reduces the probability of my garments being lost or damaged in the mail.
IMPORTANT NOTICE to MODELS and PHOTOGRAPHERS
Please don't start a project with me unless you are certain you can send me usable images within 30 days. Please keep your appointments with me and be sure to return garments within the specified time frame. Naturally, we all have to put our paid work ahead of Trade for Content arrangements, but if you aren't sure you can complete the project in a timely fashion, please don't expect me to put aside my work to engage in a project with you. Models, please be certain your photographer understands our arrangement and is willing and able hold up their end of the deal. Poor communication and failure to keep your end of the deal puts you on my Naughty List. It sounds kinky, but you don't want to be on my naughty list.
Please visit my Etsy shop for Ready-to-Wear and made-to-order standard size and custom corsets, neck corsets, corset accessories and special deals.
Or order direct:
Be sure to check out my promo page for special offers!
Model Mayhem Special Offer:
Receive a free credit to your account upon receipt of professional photos of yourself wearing your Electra Designs corset.
You may apply your credit toward the purchase of your next corset.
Credit is 10% of the base price of your corset ($50 max credit per corset).
Send at least 4 professional high resolution images (front, back, side, 3/4 view), properly laced (+ full credits and permission from photographer for me to use them).
Images must meet my requirements and be received within 60 days of corset delivery for consideration.
This offer cannot be combined with any other discount.
Credit must be redeemed within 6 months of issue.
Inquire for full details.
Notice Regarding MM etiquette:
I wish I could reply to every message, tag and pic comment, but these days I have been too busy. Please accept my apologies.
Please don't post email addresses or web sites on your tag. If your tag looks like an advertisement in any way, don't be surprised if I delete it.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my profile in it's entirety. You have a great attention span!