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Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas!

This weeks #throwbackthursday is a poster we did for #Christmas 2006. We were really into #angels for awhile and this is part of a series of angels and #GiveThemWhatTheyWant posters. It seems timely…

The photographer was #RockerChickCheri and the location is the west alley between Cordova St. and Hastings just around the corner from VM’s flagship location. There’s lots of great graffiti there. Check it out  sometime if you want.

I’ve been reminding myself to just chill this season as I can feel overwhelmed. Most important to me is the people in my life and being together at this time of year

There’s people living in the skytrain station and that’s distressing, but as Canadians, they’re better off than the refugees.  Life is good.


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3 Reasons You Need a Kilt All the Freaking Time!

Three Reasons You Need a Kilt this Summer All the Freaking Time!

Hi Kids,

Remember this post from way back in June?  We thought it was relevant to our military inspired theme for November so we wanted to do a quick re-post with some addendums.




It is time you owned a wicked awesome kilt.

Here are three reasons why the BLACK COTTON KILT (we have new tartan and pinstripe kilts  now in store) is essential to your summer (or anytime) wardrobe:

It’s manlier than motor oil and beards. Anyone saying otherwise is jealous.  Just ask the Spartans and the Scots. As a result, they have a similar effect on women as a corseted lady has on a man.

It keeps you cooler than shorts. If you live in Vancouver you’ve been enjoying this sunny weather since the beginning of May.  You know that it will only get hotter as the summer progresses.  Shorts are great but you will get way more out of the breeze in a kilt.

Addendum – Sirs, I know Winter is Coming and you may be concerned about your man bits freezing but consider this: dance clubs, fetish nights and conventions are still hot as hell so do not rule out the breeziness a kilt can afford.

It goes with everything.  Seriously, you can wear a kilt with a POET SHIRT and look all dapper and amazing or you can wear it with your favorite nerdy tshirt and still look great. Or better yet impress your favorite gal or guy by showing up in just a kilt and a smile.

So what are you waiting for?  Order one today or get down to the shop and grab one before they’re all gone.

What’s your favorite reason for wearing a kilt? Ladies, what do you think of kilted men? Let us know in the comments below.

Do you know someone in need of an awesome kilt?  Why not share this on facebook or Twitter? Or sign them up for the Steampunk Tempest so that they can get Venus & Mars goodness in their inbox.

Looking forward to seeing you kilted gentlemen in the near future,

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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Once Apon A Time in Gastown (Throw Back Thursday)

 (Items in the Gallery are available in our shop)

Sanne Lambert Once upon a time there was a little rocker chick from Richmond.

Her name was Sanné Lambert. The little girl studied hard, won many proud battles and eventually landed in glamorous Gastown where she built the kingdom of Venus&Mars.

For 19 years the steampunk kingdom was a land of peace and prosperity.  One dark day an evil troll named Landlordia decided that she no longer wanted the kingdom of  Venus&Mars steampunk in the land of Cambie and poisoned all the crops giving the good people of Venus&Mars only thirty days to find a new home before they starved.

Sanné Lambert search high and low through all of Gastown until she found a space of abundance on the edge of glamorous Gastown to rebuild the kingdom of Venus&Mars.

After a year of hard work, Venus&Mars Hastings was more prosperous than it had been in years and everyone knew that it was only going to get better with time.

Want to be a WHITE KNIGHT?  Share our story on Facebook and Twitter.

What’s your fable?  Let us know in the comments below.

Oh yes, and of course, they lived happily ever after but it is far from the end.


A peruse through Venus&Mars Flagship in Gastown (1993-2012). Clothing by Sanné Lambert for Venus&Mars.      Music by Sanné Lambert Album: ‘Unlimited Growth’. Song: Spare Change.

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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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Valentines Day window shopping at Venus&Mars.

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.