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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Top of the Mornin’ to you,

Venus & Mars is going to be at Celtic Fest this weekend (March 15 and 16, 2014)!  We have a booth at Granville street just past Robson so make sure to come say hi.

We packed up all the green things and loaded them into the van. As we did, I realized that I really don’t know anything about St. Patrick’s Day.  Oh no!

So I used the all powerful Google.  And I will share with you the magical things that I learned.

St PatricksDid you know?

  • St. Patrick is the primary patron saint of Ireland (you probably knew that but I didn’t)
  • March 17 is the date of his death (kind of a downer, don’t think about it when you’re drinking green beer)
  • St. Patrick’s colour was traditionally blue and not green (we’re all doing it wrong)
  • The Shamrock (which has three leaves, not four) is a symbol for the Christian Holy Trinity (or the Pagan Triple Goddess)
  • The Shamrock is not the national symbol of Ireland, the Celtic harp is (only country with a musical instrument as their symbol)

Regardless of what you know,  its always fun to get a little bit Irish on March 17th.  This year while you’re celebrating why not look ultra fabulous in a Venus & Mars CINCHER or MILITARY FROCK COAT?

I hope you have a safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  I will leave you with this rad traditional toast to make you sound all deep and eloquent:

“May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below it never fall out.”

-Devon Dale

ps: This video previews our St. Paddy’s Day window.

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Lisa’s Throw Back Thursday

Check out super sexy VM alumni Lisa

in a BLACK SATIN PEASANT BLOUSE, BLUE TAPESTRY WAIST CINCHER, and BLACK WIGGLE SKIRT strutting her stuff down the Venus & Mars catwalk at the flagship location in the district of Gastown, Vancouver, BC. Hit the links to check out her awesome outfit in our storefront.

Doesn’t she look amazing?  You should probably share this with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and while you’re at it, leave a comment below!

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3 Reasons Why Saucy Bar Wench Beats Damsel in Distress

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Greetings internet monkeys,

I just got a PURPLE PEASANT BLOUSE.  It’s purple and velvet and it makes me feel like a saucy bar wench when I wear it with my WAIST CINCHER and princess skirt.

I have a hard time being a damsel in distress.  It seems like a very inefficient use of time.  I mean sitting up in a tower all day waiting?  I’ve got way too much awesome to do to waste my time with that.

Here are three reasons why saucy bar wench is way better than damsel in distress (oddly enough they all start with B):

1) Bar fights:  As a bar wench you get to witness if not instigate hundreds of bar fights. Perhaps someone owes someone else money, perhaps one burly sailor is jealous of you making eyes at a soldier over your exposed shoulder as the cap sleeve of your peasant blouse slips down your arm again, either way bar fights are going to happen and as a saucy wench you just know that at some point you will learn to defend yourself with a rolling pin or whatever else is available which means you get in on the action!

2) Babes:  Prince Charming is fine, I guess.  I mean if you’re into prime and proper blue eyed dream boats with perfect hair that’s fine, but personally I prefer burly, bearded mean with tattoos and a heart of gold.  I don’t want to stereotype but you’re more likely to find a broad shoulder beast of a man enjoying a beer in his MILITARY FROCK COAT at the local pub rather than on his way to tower in the middle of freaking nowhere, so the local pub is where you can find me.

3) Beer:  I’ve always thought that a honey lager, good company, and the promise of adventure goes much better with my peasant blouse than an empty tower, boredom, and the promise of waiting around forever.

Click here to check out the purple velvet peasant blouse that turned me into a bar wench.

So there you have it, three reasons why saucy bar wench beats damsel in distress.

How about you?  Do you prefer saucy wench or damsel in distress and why?  Let me know in the comments below.

Like what I have to say?  Share it with your friends through twitter, facebook, email or carrier pigeon.

Until next time,

Devon

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IS IT SPRING YET?

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Dear Interweb Friends,

If I had never been to Mexico in the first place, I would lament this weather less. Interrupting winter by taking a warm holiday is a proper and reasonable thing to do. Its just that I haven’t been able to travel this year and I’m bored of my current outfits!

Oh goddess of weather please bring the spring! I promise to be good (he,he snort…) and I’ll work out more so my thighs don’t look crap in my shorter skirts.

Look, I know logically that spring will come (like the groundhog?) it’s just my heart refuses to believe it.

Wait… something strange is happening to the sky…a bright glowing orb… could it be?? That’s the thing about Vancouver, if you don’t like the weather just wait two minutes. After all rain forest is not just an expression.

Love Sanné

ps: Weather getting you down? Treat yourself to a Self Rescuing Panné Velvet Peasant Blouse. Instant resurrection.

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Gothic Olympics Corset Protest II

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This is a re-release of the original Gothic Olympics Corset Protest which took place during the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. There was a protest going on at Robson Square and 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! I thought it would be a cool and timely Throw Back Thursday re Sochi. FYI: it’s me (and my husband)  behind the camera with the running commentating.
Love Sanné