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#ThrowBackThursday December 15, 2016 A Gothic Galatic Christmas

throwbackthursday#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

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3 ‘Alternative’ Alternatives to a Little Black Cocktail Dress

3 ‘Alternative’ Alternatives to a Little Black Cocktail Dress

Greetings Weirdos,

It’s Christmas party season and I’m guessing a lot of you have muggle jobs where you spend day after day trying to fit in with the vanillas.

Well guess what! I am officially letting you off the hook for your X-mas party.  Get ready to show them your true colours in these three alternative (but work appropriate) Christmas Party Outfit Suggestions:

  1.       QUEEN ANNE CORSELET TOP with LONG CIRCLE SQUARE SKIRT

Want a sophisticated look that makes you feel like a princess? This is the outfit for you.  Want to add a little extra flair? Try SLEEVES and bam, instant gown.

 

  1.       RENAISSANCE JACKET  with black leggings and WEDGE LACEUP BOOTS

I call this my Casanova look.   Feel suave and sexy while looking feminine and elegant in this look.

 

  1.       CORSET with VEST and black pencil skirt

Want to wear a corset without screaming “Hey everyone from the office, check out my corseted tatas?” Throw one of gorgeous handmade vests over top to tame the girls.

Dudes I haven’t forgotten about you why not try a POET SHIRT with a VEST and MILITARY FROCK COAT and some jeans?

So much more fun than a boring suit or little black dress.

What do you plan on wearing to your office party? Let us know in the comments below.

Do you know someone who needs some alt in their wardrobe why not share this with them on Twitter or Facebook?

Until next time…

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day 2014 at VM

Happy Birthday Canada!

Guess what it’s the store’s birthday too! Venus & Mars is officially 21 years old today! Do you know what that means?  We can finally go to Vegas and drink in Casinos!

Here’s some things about the Great White North that you probably didn’t know and maybe didn’t need to know:

  • 2.4 million Cariboo live in Canada
  • 80% of all alcohol consumed in Canada is beer
  • 1835 was the first time Canadians were referred to as Canucks
  • Americans pretend to Canadians abroad
  • 11 is the number of correct points on a Canadian maple leaf

Do you have an interesting fact?  Let us know about it in the comments below.

Did you learn something?  Why not share it on Facebook or Twitter?

Wishing you a Happy Canada Day, eh?

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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Who Wears this Stuff Wednesdays: Jenna

Who Wears this Stuff Wednesdays: Jenna

Inquiring minds want to know: who exactly wears this stuff?

Meet Jenna (#yayJenna).  She is 27 different shades of awesome and we love her.  She is an accomplished cosplayer, artist, writer, model and all around wicked awesome human being.

Not only has Jenna been a fan of the store for 8 years (she got her grad dress from us) but she is also one of our Living Mannequins.  You may recognize her from the ‘Ladies’  icon on our homepage.

Check out our VM-terview below in which Jenna tells us about her experience being a living mannequin:

 

Do you want to be featured on Who Wears This Stuff Wednesdays?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Want to make sure you never miss a VM-terview?  Sign up for our e- list here.

Until next time,

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

PS: ALERT! Coming up next Monday May 19. 2014  Victoria Day at High Noon: Venus&Mars Presents VICKY WALKS an online fashion show.

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Mystery Monday #2 May 5, 2014

Mystery Monday #2 May 12, 2014

Interwebs Activate!!!   FORM OF… a Sleuth:

From VM’s inception in 1993 until the closing of our 2nd location in New Westminster BC , Canada  (July 2009)  Venus&Mars has sold thousands of gowns.

Consequently, we have hundreds pictures of mystery beauties in their vm swag.

Can you help indentify them?

Check out the photos below…

Mystery Monday 2 Mystery Monday 2

 

Is this you or do you know this person?

Let us know in the comments below or better yet email us: devon@venusandmars.biz

This would be late 90’s or early millennia.

I can’t remember taking this photo, but it’s possible that staff took it. (Colleen, maybe?)

Were you going to a masquerade or did you wear it for grad or a special wedding? Inquiring minds want to know…

I’m very nostalgic about the gown. Ooohh look at that fabric and the trim and it hangs so nicely ahhh and the cloak…

Can you help find this mystery beauty? Search it out on Facebook or Twitter.

Want to know more about VM?  Join our e-list.

All the love,

Sanné

Designer, Owner & Founder of Vancouver’s Goth Nirvana – Venus&Mars Clothing

PS: ALERT! Coming up next Monday May 19. 2014  Victoria Day at High Noon: Venus&Mars Presents VICKY WALKS an online fashion show.