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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

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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:

 

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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…

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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.

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Throw Back Thursday: Walt’s Proposal

Walt’s Proposal My Wedding Symposium Episode #2

Greetings My Interweb Friends!

Would you like to hear about how Walt asked me to marry him for this week’s #tbt?

We got together over time as we played in the Sanné Lambert Trio.

A lot of the shows were at the Railway Club here in Vancouver.

We spent quite a bit of time in the back bar on what we dubbed the ‘kissing bench’ and when it came time for the big question, Walt choose the Railway as the location.

Check out this video for more:


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IHS (I have spoken)

Sanné Lambert

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

Walter Brady’s Wife

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I Played in my Wedding Gown!

I Played in my Wedding Gown!

Hello the Internet and Happy Beltane,

In 1998 I hired Walter Brady (The Legendary) to play bass for my band that would later    become Sanné Lambert Trio.

Years past, 2 Albums, many gigs, and much hanging out.

Eventually,  Walt and I admitted that was a decided lack of mutual suckage and we married on May 1, 2006.

Here we are on our wedding day May 1, 2006 RAWKING the back room of the Railway Club.

Sanne and Walter

About Beltane (Bealtaine):

  • Beltane is the Celtic Mayday Festival
  • one of the four seasonal Gaelic holidays
  • halfway between the Spring and Summer equinox
  • marks the beginning of pastoral summer
  • Beltane and Samhain are the two most Pagan important holidays
  • typically celebrated with bonfires
  • Beltane is said to derive from the ancient Celtic meaning “bright fire” where Bel means light –  the Celtic Sun and healer God was Belenus.

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Blessed Be,

sl  : )