in june I released my website and my corset making business. I am a member of a local cultural co-operative society called "Kide". the membership of this co-operative society lets me invoice my clients and I can pay for taxes and other stuff. working through a co-operative society is "easier" way of being a private entrepreneur since there is no such risks even if I won't get enough customers.
my brand is called Ihmemaassa. my first name is Liisa and in Finnish "Alice in Wonderland" is translated into "Liisa Ihmemaassa" so picking up the name for my business was easy.
now Ihmemaassa consists of custom-made corsets and a small clothing collection of mine. my fashion collection just got a bit bigger, now it has two outfits. a skirt and top called Judith and a dress called Minea.
my style is military but very feminine. I want to clothe women who are not afraid to wear bold garments and look stylish. I do not follow trends, I try to create clothing that looks good year in, year out. Ihmemaassa-collection is based on a size chart but each garment is pretty much made to measure. I want women to look good in my clothing.
the biggest thing for me is corsets. I love everything about them, the history, the patterns, the styles. how a corset can modify a body. each corset is made to a personal body. that's why there are two corsets that are the same. you can find pictures of corsets I've made here.
even though my website is in Finnish, here it is!
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