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New Fresh Handmade: Black Lace-up Hoody

New Fresh Handmade: BLACK LACE-UP HOODY

As I’m writing this, it is monsooning outside.  We’re talking arc building weather here in Vancouver (way to exit like a diva, summer!).  And this rainforest weather is making me really grateful for hoods.

We have some beautiful cloaks with hoods. But not everyone has the ovaries to show up to the office looking like an elven warrior.

We also used to have a wicked cool 3/4 length sleeve shrug with a hood but those sold out almost instantly.

So in anticipation of our wet months ahead, Sanne designed the ultimate in cute, practical rainy season goth wear:  THE BLACK LACE-UP HOODY.

It’s just perfect for back to school paired with one of our KILT PIN SKIRTS.  Or maybe try it with a CORSET for a more sophisticated look.

Basically it’s versatile, adorable, and practical.  I vote that it is a necessary item for your wardrobe and I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

Stay dry!

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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Fresh New Handmade: Lace-Up Bootcut Pants

14724 014 (Large)Fresh New Handmade: Lace-Up Bootcut Pants

I want to take a moment to address the dudes out there in the alternative scene in Vancouver.  I feel your pain, bro.  There are significantly less options for you macho types in clothing than there are for the ladies.

VM offers a pretty awesome selection of KILTS but maybe you’re just not kilt type.

Our Lace-Up Bootcut Pants are freaking sexcellent too but you feel like all those straps and zippers are confusing.

I know those feels dude and I have something to cure your pain.

Let me re-introduce the pleather lace up bootcut pant.  They have always been a popular option in the past so we decided to bring them back.  Here’s THREE REASONS why you need a pair:

  1. Lace up flies are sexy, there’s no denying it so don’t even try.  Regardless of your partner or potential partner’s gender they are going to be intrigued. Just think of the possibilities.
  2. It’s classic and different at the same time. Leather or pleather pants should just mandatorily be a staple in your tickle trunk, the lace up fly gives them a different angle and makes them stand out.
  3. Not only are they animal friendly but they are super durable. Also if you spill your drink on them you can just wipe it off.

So stop complaining and come try a pair of these awesome pants on.  I will personally find you a rad top to match them and your personality.

Dudes, what else would you like us to bring in for you to wear?  Let us know about it in the comments below.

Do you know someone who needs these sexy pants?  Why not share this blog post on Twitter or Facebook in the link below?

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Brotastically yours,
Devon Dale:  Lady Adventurer for Hire

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August News

August News

Big things are happening this month at Venus & Mars to help you get ready for festival season. Take a look at our August News.

In order to help you look your best on a budget we are having a huge corset sale.  Our fashion corsets (regular price $160 – $175) are on sale for $45 – $49.  That means you could buy three corsets for less than the price of one, what a deal!

In other news, we have started to carry Fairies Pyjamas from Nelson, BC.  There are fabulous new vests, shirts, skirts, and hats.   All for under $100!

Best of all we now have wicked cool leather utility belts ($40-$70) so you can dance the night away without having to worry about your purse.  Do not feel excluded Vegans, we also have non-leather utility belts ($20 – $30).

Do you have everything you need for festival season?  Let us know what you’re missing the comments below.

Do you know someone who needs a new pouch belt?  Why not share this with them on Facebook or Twitter in the link below?

Until next time…

Devon Dale: Lady  Adventurer for Hire

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Holy Cats, its Festival Time!


Happy BC Day, Pride & Festival!

Holy Cats, its Festival Time!

These past couple of weeks have been filled with Bass Coasters, Shambalaers, and Burners at the shop. Everyone is searching for pieces to complete their wild and awesome outfits.

This month, VM will be EVERYWHERE . We are starting out at Pride on Sunset beach and we’re wrapping up the month at the convention centre for Anime Revolution.

Do not fear, my festival friends, the shop will continue to be open during all of our running around. You will not miss out on last minute goggles , contacts or hair dye.

August also brings BC day so here are some random facts to consider while you go camping on the long weekend:

The Spirit Bear is our provincial mammal;
The Dogwood is our provincial flower;
The Steller’s Jay is our provincial bird;
Jade is our provincial gemstone;
The Western Red Cedar is our provincial tree; and
The Pacific Salmon is our provincial fish – it was officially added in February, 2013

The more you know… and knowing is half the battle.

September will be here before you know it. Do you have an event coming up that you would like Venus & Mars to be a vendor at? Let us know about it in the comments below.

Want everyone to know our totally not boring BC facts? Why not share this on Facebook or Twitter? Use the links below.

Time to go drink some BC beer to celebrate!

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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Three Reasons You Need a Kilt this Summer

Three Reasons You Need a Kilt this Summer


 It is time you owned a wicked awesome kilt.

 Here are three reasons why the BLACK COTTON KILT is essential to your summer wardrobe:

  1. It’s manlier than motor oil and beards. Anyone saying otherwise is jealous.  Just ask the Spartans and the Scots. As a result, they have a similar effect on women as a corseted lady has on a man.
  2. It keeps you cooler than shorts. If you live in Vancouver you’ve been enjoying this sunny weather since the beginning of May.  You know that it will only get hotter as the summer progresses.  Shorts are great but you will get way more out of the breeze in a kilt.
  3. It goes with everything.  Seriously, you can wear a kilt with a POET SHIRT and look all dapper and amazing or you can wear it with your favorite nerdy tshirt and still look great. Or better yet impress your favorite gal or guy by showing up in just a kilt and a smile.

 So what are you waiting for?  Order one today or get down to the shop and grab one before they’re all gone.

 What’s your favorite reason for wearing a kilt? Ladies, what do you think of kilted men? Let us know in the comments below.

 Do you know someone in need of an awesome kilt?

Why not share this on Facebook or Twitter? Or sign them up for the Steampunk Tempest so that they can get Venus & Mars goodness in their inbox.

Looking forward to seeing you kilted gentlemen in the near future,

 Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

awesome mens kilts