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#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
Saturday night (December 17) at the Pic Pub was a medieval melee of dance, music, and clothes-a sort of cabaret with belly dancing, burlesque, and a fashion show featuring designs by Sanne Lambert of Venus & Mars modelled by the Living Mannequins, while the Sanne Lambert Trio provided a soundtrack of garage-y rock ‘n’ roll.
The band was all wearing Venus & Mars silver lamé-the guys in zip-front windbreaker jackets and designer/frontwoman Lambert in a T-shirt dress with a cutout back, topped off with a tiara. On the space gun-wielding Mannequins were such other classics as a silver-lamé, strapless, space-vixen gown that would surely stop space traffic; a go-go-ish two-piece mini and halter that brought to mind a ’60s Star Trek babe; and these neat loose-fit men’s trousers that totally look like liquid mercury. Some might think this is a departure from the usual gothic-romance-novel-cover style of Venus & Mars. But according to Lambert, “the future is the past”, and this is more of a revisit back to when she opened the first shop in Gastown in ’92 (now moved to 315 Cambie Street). Inspired by the stars and planets, silver shone out as the colour scheme for her this New Year.
Good Day Gentlemen (and the ladies who love them),
I would like to bring your attention to the VM signature MILITARY FROCK COAT. This is a timeless and versatile piece that can be taken to the office for that Goth Business Casual look or worn for more illustrious occasions such as weddings, prom or just because you look hot in it. (right, ladies?)
Anyhooo.. the reason I’m bringing it up is I just made a new batch of these beauties in Carmel and Chocolate Brown Jacquard and they’re going fast. It’s all about the fit with these. So you need to get your butt down to VM (324 W. Hastings) and slip into one.
After all, I only make what I want to see you wearing!
The following is an article that first appeared in The Georgia Straight on July 29, 1999 to celebrate Pride. The gowns featured are designed by Sanné Lambert (that’s me) for Venus&Mars Clothing. 1999 was the year the world was supposed to end. I think it was something to do with the computers not being able to reset themselves and therefor we were all supposed to explode. It was a big deal at the time. Apparently so was gay marriage. I’m glad we’re able to take these things for granted now…
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