Much revered pin-up model and fashionista, Dita von Teese, chooses
Talkington’s custom design corsets for her stage performances and
M.A.C. makeup campaigns. Talkington also designs exclusively for
Cathie Jung, whose waist is an astounding 15 inches. In October 2006,
Talkington and Jung were featured on the acclaimed Tyra Banks Show,
part of the generous international exposure on television, radio, and printed
publications for business, lifestyles, arts and documentaries regularly
enjoyed by Lace Embrace Atelier.
Constructed in the finest silks, cottons and leather, embellished with the customary lace, ribbons and flossing (embroidery), Talkington’s creations are often featured in films. Recent work showcasing her corsets include the upcoming movie, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008), as well as the popular North American television series the L Word, and many more television and movie productions internationally.
Ms. Talkington was recently invited to join a trade mission to Argentina resulting in a contract to import some of her classic designs made in Buenos Aires. An invitation to visit the Shanghai fashion trade fairs will result in further imports of lingerie and textiles from Asia to North America. In February 2007, Talkington travelled to Europe to exhibit at the Igedo CPD show in Germany, exposing Lace Embrace Atelier to an ever-increasing global market.
Lace Embrace Atelier features an excellent reputation and solidly established online retail store, the product range is also found at select retail locations in North America, Europe and Australia. In 2008 Talkington opened her first retail store in Vancouver, BC, Canada, with plans to expand in the future.