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Secret Boutique to share Delano space with Eye Kandy Custom Paint & Pin-up Portraits

WICHITA — Sara Locke, who is better known as Jade Locke in the art community, is joining her friend Aleycia Crawford to share space for a new business in Delano.

As Have You Heard? reported Wednesday, Crawford is moving her Eye Kandy Custom Paint & Pin-up Portraits to 915 W. Douglas in time for July's Final Friday.

That's also when Locke will open her Secret Boutique.

“I've been online," Locke says. "Now I'm branching out into a shop."

Her specialty is corsets.

"I make corsets for clients all over the world," Locke says.

Some are for underclothing — and can instantly shave off 10 to 15 pounds, Locke says — and some are for outerwear.

"They're coming back into fashion," says Locke, who has been sewing and designing clothes since she was about 11.

She also custom designs nontraditional wedding gowns.

Locke's day job is as an insurance secretary, but she hopes to make Secret Boutique her full-time job.

"When the economy picks back up, yes."