Let’s start with the beginning

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After studying law and art history, then being in a business school, I couldn’t find my place on the work market. I lived in Paris at the moment and spent, year after year, hours seeking fashion and art schools. I couldn’t apply those schools, as something was telling me, “your creativity will die in there”.

When I arrived in Finland, this country I had loved for many years, I decided to be true to myself and let all the fears and prejudices away. Every detail was already carefully prepared in my head and I knew what was my aim. I just needed to dare!

From the moment I had my first sewing machine, the joy was so intense that I understood that no matter all the fears of others, like “and what if you fail?”, I will follow my own path. And if I fail, my success would be that I would have remained true until the end.

My head is strong and I like to do things my own way 😊 so I didn’t listen to all the advices everyone gives to a beginner seamstress, “make cushion, towels…”, No thanks! I love vintage, pin up style, and I decided to make A dress, The dress!

Of course, decrypting a sewing pattern was not that easy but I made it and, like when you cook something, if you follow step by step, the result is there.

Being self-taught means choosing to remain free on the learning and stay authentic. There is a lot of work ahead but I love that and if you want to join me in this adventure, that makes me really happy!

What about you? Have you ever let your creativity speak?

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Hi, I’m Léa, a full-time corsetiere , sometimes model and photographer, most of the time artist dreamer.

I have the chance to live in Finland, surrounded by lakes and mythical forests.

Here on my blog, I share a behind the scenes glimpse into my life, business, and creative process, including new corset designs, scenes from the studio, art and books that inspire me, and my current obsessions. 

You can read more about my on my about page.

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