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June 11, 1998 the Westender featured an article by Janet Smith about the medieval flare that was trending in grad gowns. Of course, she went straight to Venus & Mars to talk to designer/ owner Sanne Lambert.
In the article Sanne said “These are the kinds of prom dresses you would have thought of when you were a little girl.”
I couldn’t agree more. When I was a little girl I was enthralled by King Arthur and as Janet Smith points out “graduates will be going to their prom looking like they just stepped out of Camelot.”
I wish I had known about Venus & Mars when I went to my prom many years ago. I would have loved to rock a gown.
Actually I think I had repressed some of those feelings because the first time I walked into Venus & Mars I bought a purple velvet Juliet gown. It wasn’t for a specific event, it just felt like it was the gown I was meant to have my whole life.
I wanted it. I needed it. It had to be mine.
I’ve noticed that when grad girls come looking for a gown they experience a similar serendipitous pull. And when they come out the fitting room you can tell instantly that they have fallen in love.
What are you drawn to in a way that you just can’t explain? Let us know in the comments below.
So I may have become overly excited when we finished the LEATHER CORSET CHOKERS. I mean it’s armour for your neck. Eat your heart out Lucy Lawless.
They lace up in the front (which means the size is adjustable) and clip in the back (which means they aren’t a bitch to put on). One side is leather and the other side is tapestry so they’re reversible. And also if I haven’t been clear it super sexy armor for your neck.
I tried on the WINE LEATHER CORSET CHOKER and I was ready to fight demons, Gods, and evil men. Come to think of it, they also look pretty bad ass for a Steampunk Time Travel Outfit… hmmm…
Do you have a 90’s TV show that influences your life? Let us know what it is in the comments below.
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The New York Times has declared that the monocle is back in the recent article ‘One Part Mr. Peanut, One Part Hipster Chic’ by Allen Salkin.
While I appreciate that the New York Times is an esteemed publication and historically held up as the holy grail for freelance writers, I still have to express the following: Duh and/or hello.
Monocles are badass and as far as I’m concerned they never went out of style to begin with. No, monocles are more like the unicorn of eye wear. You may
go you’re entire life without seeing one, but for the pure of heart who are graced with it’s presence it is truly a magical experience.
The dapperness of a monocle is beyond compare. It’s like a classy eye patch that you can see through. I for one would be ecstatic if they became a
fashion trend and were readily available in every mall in an assortment of styles and colours.
But alas, that day is not today. Do not despair, Venus & Mars has a solution for you.
We carry MONOCLES and MONOGOGGLES (for when you need to be classy
and a cyborg). You too can join the ever growing micro-trend before it explodes into the mainstream.
Below is a video that explains how to wear one of these uniquely awesome accessories.
What do you think of the monocle trend? How much do you dig it? Let us know in the comments below.
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