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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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Mystery Monday #1 May 5, 2014

Mystery Monday No. 1 May 5, 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.

1Gowns mm1

Can you help indentify them?

Check out the photo below…

mm1 girl

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 is back in the day when we used to have photos printed, but at least we know when this was taken because of the time stamp.

I remember you asking me to change the cord in this gown to the wine colour.  I think it was for your grad…

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Good Day!

Sanné Lambert

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

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FAQ Who wears this stuff?

FAQ Who wears this stuff?

The short answer is you.

Or at least you could be.  We have so many awesome separate pieces that are easily incorporated into anyone’s wardrobe.

Gents, why not wear a VM pocket vest with your suit to the office?

Ladies, perhaps you could mix things up with a long kilt pin skirt and blouse?

If going over the top and standing out in a crowd is your goal, we can help with that too.  Try a corset, crinoline, goggles and stompy boots for maximum impact.

But to get back to the original question, we have a wide and wild client base.

In a single afternoon we could be putting together a steampunk Harley Quinn cosplay,  an alternative grad outfit, a medieval bridal look, something to wear to a fetish night and Burning Man costumes.

Steampunk Outfit

We also do a lot of business with the film industry in Vancouver.  Venus & Mars gear has been used in Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, and Underworld to name a few.  Try not the fangasm too much, nerds.

Oh and of course we are solidly busy for the month of HALLOWEEN.

We have a pile of photos of people in the Venus & Mars outfits but we don’t know who they are.  So starting this week, we premiere Mystery Monday.  We will be picking a picture and posting it.  If you who know who it is, let us know.

AND starting next week,  Who Wears This Stuff Wednesday.  We’ll feature a picture and/or a note from the owners of  VM gear.

Are you someone who wears this stuff?  Let us know in the comments below or better yet, send us a picture and you could be featured!

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Have an excellent Friday,

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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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  : )

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3 Alternatives to Corsets for under $150

3 Alternatives to Corsets for under $150 (that will make you stand out in a group of wasp waisted beauties)

How’s it going sugar muffin!

Do you love the look of a corset but you aren’t really feeling the boning or the price tag?  I totally get that and I’m here to help.  I’m always looking for alternatives to corsets that maintain my steampunk style while allowing me to move and breathe with ease.

Here are my top three finds from Venus & Mars:

1)    THE CORSET WAISTBELT ($69)

It laces up in the front and has an elastic back.  It hugs your curves while letting you dance or swordfight the night away.  Best part, it’s reversible so two in one.

2)    THE QUEEN ANNE CORSELET ($125)

Velvet, tapestry, high collar and lace up front, mmm.  Think sexed up, less bitchy version of the Queen of Hearts.  You could run a marathon in this sassy little top while maintaining all your fabulousness.  Try doing that in a corset.

3)    RENAISSANCE JACKET ($150)

All the renaissance jackets are one of a kind, just like you you beautiful snowflake.  They look fantastic over a pair of black skinny pants or leggings with knee high boots.  You’re basically a gender bending Casanova who will make any dude or dudette swoon in your sexy presence.

So there you have it, three inexpensive alternatives to corsets that will make heads turn when you walk by.

Check out how awesome I look in my renaissance jacket below:

renaissance jacket

What’s your favorite alternative to a corset?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Until next time,

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire