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Hi there,

Devon here. In case you don’t know me, I’m Venus & Mars sale’s girl extraordinaire. I’ve been part of the VM dream team for just over six years and I love the store and the brand more than a fat kid loves cake. I had to buy a second wardrobe to house all my VM lovelies but my most treasured item is my black satin reversible steel boned corset. When I wear it I feel like a super hero. I feel like it could stop a bullet. In fact, I love it so much that I gave up a corporate grown up cubical job for my corset.

I had been working as a legal secretary for two years as well as helping out in the shop on weekends. I remember thinking when Sanne first introduced that corset that I just had to own it. I finally bought it, got to wear it, and I felt like a trillion bucks. I would look forward to going to work on weekends because it gave me the opportunity to wear it.

There were many factors in my decision to leave the law firm but my Oprah ‘aha’ moment was when I realized that I wanted to wear my super sexy corset every day and that no benefit from working in a cubical could outweigh that desire. So now I get to wear beautiful, handmade corsets all the time and I get to help other people into beautiful, handmade clothing. WIN!

So, I’m dying to know, what would you change careers for? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading!


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Valentines Day

valentines day

Valentines Day window shopping at Venus&Mars. Venus&Mars clothing is a alternative clothing shop located in the Gastown District of Vancouver BC Canada. The Venus&Mars Label Clothing is handmade by the in house design team, headed up by owner/ designer Sanné Lambert (that’s me). Specializing in Steampunk and Goth, Venus&Mars was established in 1993 and is the longest running alternative shop in Vancouver. Video outro is done by me – Sanné Lambert. The clothing in the gallery are some of the items in the window.

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Devon’s Corset Waistbelt

Corset Waist Belt Deptarment

Devon’s Corset Waist Belt

Hey the internet!

It’s my birthday. I’m 29. And for my birthday I got a gift card to the store. I just love gift cards, they always fit. Anyways, I immediately knew what I wanted to get. I always have an ongoing list of things I want from the store but Sanne just made the most fabulous corset waist belts and I had to get one.

If you’re unfamiliar with the corset waist belt, you need to get your butt down to the store and try one on. They have the look of a laced up corset in the front and elastic in the back so you can look ultra sexy and still be able to move around. I’m not sure if you fully understand, you can look like you’re wearing a corset and still be able to dance, sword fight, travel through time, generally kick ass and it’s just as comfortable as wearing a pair of yoga pants.

Oh did I mention that they’re reversible? Bonus! I already have two at home (one is green tapestry and the other is red and gold tapestry – love them) but this batch featured some gorgeous upcycled leather reversible to black tapestry. I couldn’t resist. It is most definitely a must have for any lady adventurers out there.

What was the last thing you couldn’t resist purchasing for your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments below.

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I’m going to go eat all the cupcakes and drink all the champagne now!

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire