Sunday, December 14, 2014

Spotlight on Small Business: Black Orchid Designs

The holiday season is the perfect time to shop local independent small businesses. Why fight through the crowds at the mall when you can shop smaller stores that appreciate and value their customers? I have been a customer at Black Orchid Designs for a few years now. The owner, Kerri, is a very talented  and creative designer. Her specialities are pretty one of a kind patchy dresses that remind me of something Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas would wear. She also does custom corsets, leggings, and beautiful cowls.

Last week Black Orchid Designs held a party to celebrate all things Romanti-Goth. On display were gorgeous velvet and brocade dresses along with new patchy dresses. It was a nice evening out filled with good conversation, snacks, and wine. And it's always nice to talk to like minded people and catch up with friends. I wore my best romantic dress and a custom corset by Black Orchid Designs for the occasion. 

So if you find yourself in Hespeler, Ontario be sure to stop in Black Orchid Designs for some pretty dresses. You can also find Kerri on facebook and on her website.  


  1. Gorgeous! I love the outfits! Is she the one with the awesome mohawk? I wish I could wear that much velvet but I have practically given up on velvet sadly, because Australia is rarely cold enough even in winter!

    1. Thanks Laura. We do love our velvet in Canada. It helps to stay warm in the wintertime. Kerri is the one in the elf hat. The epic death hawk belongs to Miss E. She always looks beautiful!

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    1. You would have really enjoyed the party that night Sylvie. I was talking to two other goth moms with little ones. :)

  3. Ooh I like the patchwork, it's like shabby chic meets goth.