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What do we want? More Corsets! Where do we get them? Venus&Mars!

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Corset protest

This weeks TBT celebrates, Devon Dale’s (Lady Adventurer for Hire) triumphant return to the kingdom of  Venus&Mars to continue her steampunkery reign!

Here’s she is at our ‘ Corset Protest’ during the Vancouver Winter Olympics in February 2010.

The video below  is a re-release of the original Gothic Olympics Corset Protest which took place during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

There was a protest going on at Robson Square so we decided to join in. The result was an enjoyable and humorous afternoon about town with our VM Living Mannequins attired in awesome handmade Venus&Mars corsets!

FYI: it’s me (and my husband)  behind the camera with the running commentating.

Love Sanné

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Throw Back Thursday Jan. 5, 2017

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Worlds Unite in the 90’s

So I’m cleaning out my office closet ( the vault) and I have about 5 million posters from back in the day and I got the idea that they might make cool #tbt s.
If you look closely, you’ll notice this poster unites 4 early 90’s super heros. #MarcGodfrey of #Psychomania aka #MarcManhattan is wearing #venusandmarsclothing . (Notice the old school VM logo.)
Photo by uber talented #WayneHoecherl .
#PeteFry of #Digboy (yes that #PeteFry) did the graphics. (this was pre-desktop publishing).

Cool or not?

Do you have any stories re pre desk top publishing? Let us know if the comments below…

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3 ways a Corset will help you get over the Holiday Blues

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3 ways a Corset will help you get over the Holiday Blues

Happy New Year!

Christmas is over. New Year’s is done. Valentine’s Day is still so far away. It’s only natural to get the post Holiday Blues.

Never fear! I have a solution: Corsets! Here are three ways that corsets can help you beat the post Holiday Blues.

Corsets are Pretty

We have a huge selection of gorgeous corsets. From really fancy Victorian looking corsets to casual corsets we have a corset for cosplay, steampunk, fetish and even everyday. It’s hard to feel down when you are wear something luxurious.

Corsets put the Fun in Functional

It’s hard not to feel sexy in a corset but it’s next to impossible to have bad posture in one. You will sit up taller and stand up straighter when you wear your new corset. It’s like you’ve been doing yoga without having to do yoga!

Corset will hide how much shortbread you ate

There’s no shame in it. We all overindulge over the Holidays. Whether it’s delicious treats or mashed potatoes it’s hard to say no when grandma keeps offering you seconds… or third. Nothing adds to the post holidays blues more than having all your pants be super tight. Instead of feeling shitty about yourself, put on a corset. You’ll have an instant hourglass figure and all the extra shortbread with be redistributed to more flattering areas.

So there you have it. Come into Venus & Mars and try one on today. How do you beat the post Holiday Blues? Let us know in the comments below.

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Merry Christmas!

 

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Merry Christmas!

This weeks #throwbackthursday is a poster we did for #Christmas 2006. We were really into #angels for awhile and this is part of a series of angels and #GiveThemWhatTheyWant posters. It seems timely…

The photographer was #RockerChickCheri and the location is the west alley between Cordova St. and Hastings just around the corner from VM’s flagship location. There’s lots of great graffiti there. Check it out  sometime if you want.

I’ve been reminding myself to just chill this season as I can feel overwhelmed. Most important to me is the people in my life and being together at this time of year

There’s people living in the skytrain station and that’s distressing, but as Canadians, they’re better off than the refugees.  Life is good.

Cheers.

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#ThrowBackThursday December 15, 2016 A Gothic Galatic Christmas

throwbackthursday#ThrowBackThursday for December 15, 2016  A Gothic Galatic Christmas

This weeks #tbt is about a gig and fashion show that we did at the pic pub on December 17, 2005. It was featured in the Georgia Staight’s Style Watch. If you look closely, you can see me and my strat rawking out in the background.

A gothic, galactic Christmas: an evening with renaissance woman Sanne Lambert and friends