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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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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

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Valentines Day

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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.