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.
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.
It’s my birthday. I’m 29. And for my birthday I got a gift card to the store. I just love gift cards, they always fit. Anyways, I immediately knew what I wanted to get. I always have an ongoing list of things I want from the store but Sanne just made the most fabulous corset waist belts and I had to get one.
If you’re unfamiliar with the corset waist belt, you need to get your butt down to the store and try one on. They have the look of a laced up corset in the front and elastic in the back so you can look ultra sexy and still be able to move around. I’m not sure if you fully understand, you can look like you’re wearing a corset and still be able to dance, sword fight, travel through time, generally kick ass and it’s just as comfortable as wearing a pair of yoga pants.
Oh did I mention that they’re reversible? Bonus! I already have two at home (one is green tapestry and the other is red and gold tapestry – love them) but this batch featured some gorgeous upcycled leather reversible to black tapestry. I couldn’t resist. It is most definitely a must have for any lady adventurers out there.
What was the last thing you couldn’t resist purchasing for your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments below.
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I’m going to go eat all the cupcakes and drink all the champagne now!