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Holy Smokes I forgot tomorrow is Valentines Day!


Get out your glitter, cardboard and ribbon, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.  I don’t know about you but this year VD NINJAED itself out of nowhere.  Wasn’t Christmas like last week?  If you’re anything like me you’re probably scrambling to come up with a treat to give your sweetie to show them that you care. Here are my suggestions on how to make it look like you totally didn’t forget that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.

Relationship Status:  Married or Long Term Relationship

Okay here’s how to wow your partner.  If you have kids send them off to grandma’s house.  Step one, clean up your bedroom.  Shove all the dirty laundry in the closet. Put clean sheets and bedding on the bed.  Now for the outfit.  Nudity is the end goal, but don’t start out that way.  I suggest a Venus&Mars waist cincher, a garter belt, and some pretty panties.  You can wear an outfit over top and go to dinner without your partner knowing that you have a sexy adventure waiting for them.  Then when you get home, do a little strip tease and reveal the awesome that you have on underneath and  I’ll let you take it from there.

RelationValentines Day 2017ship Status:  Brand New Relationship

Okay so you are probably still looking at your pumpkin with rose coloured glasses.  There’s a good chance you haven’t even heard them fart yet.  You might be tempted to go for flowers or chocolates but that’s just so generic.  Why not get them a cloak instead?  Nothing makes you feel more badass and mysterious than wearing a cloak.  Cloaks are great gifts: there’s a good chance your partner doesn’t have already,  they always fit, and you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll always be remembered as ‘the one who gave me a cloak’  even if the relationship doesn’t work out.

Relationship Status: Single with someone in mind

Valentine’s Day can be difficult when you’re single. It’s even harder when you single but you have a crush from afar.  It might be tempting to get your love interest a little something but I think your money is better spent getting yourself an outfit that you feel sexy and confident in.  The object of your desire might notice you, but if they don’t you have a new kickass outfit to console yourself with.  May I suggest a crinoline with a corset and a pair of sleeves for maximum noticeability?

Relationship Status: Single and hate Valentines

Alright, time to watch horror movies.  If you want to get yourself a little treat (I mean aside from all the chocolate you’ll be buying at a discount price of February 15th)  may I suggest a pair of stompy boots?  Stomp the fat cat capitalist holiday in a pair of 5 inch platform boots.  They’re stylish and practical.

How will you be celebrating Valentines this year?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Last week we talked about the most frequent question we get asked when it comes to wearing a corset, which is of course, How do I tie this by myself? So this week I thought we could tackle the second most frequent question we get asked about corsets: Is this only for the bedroom?

The answer is Heck No!

You can totally integrate a corset into your daily wear. Step it up when you go out to the bar or club and try wearing your corset with a pair of skinny jeans and heels.  If you want extra coverage add a shrug or sleeves.  If you work at an office without a strict dress code try wearing a corset over a blouse with a pair of dress pants or a pencil skirt.  If you’re feeling a little shy add a blazer.  Alternatively, you can wear your corset under that dress that you have that is a fraction too small to make it fit.  Come to think of it, you can wear a corset under  just about anything if you want a little bit more of an hourglass shape or you want to be undercover sexy.

See how easy it is?  Now let me suggest three styles for you to try with your new corset if you want to take one giant step outside of your comfort zone. I’ll be using the same corset in all three looks.

Steampunk Corset Outfit

1. Steampunk

Okay so you must have know that was coming.  I love steampunk so much.  There is so much room for creativity and I really feel like it is one of those genres that you can dip your toe into by wearing goggles and carrying a pocket watch or plunge head first into the deep end by creating a steam-powered car and living the fantasy 24/7. To create a steampunk look with your corset try wearing it over a peasant blouse, add a rail pull skirt, some striped stockings and a pair of boots.  If you really want to blow people away thrown on a pocket belt, a top hat, some goggles and of course a pocket watch.

Goth Corset Outfit2. Goth

I was a preteen in the nineties.  Grunge and the movie Clueless has probably had more influence on my style than anything else but my ultimate 90s fashion dream is the Romantic Goth.  Is there anything more gorgeous than the drama of white makeup with deep red lips and smokey black eye?  I don’t think so.  If you want to goth or vamp up your corset look try a black velvet a-line skirt with some black velvet sleeves add in black fishnets and some stompy boots to be the ultimate queen of darkness. Don’t forget to add a black velvet cloak and maybe a lace choker to hide the vampire bites.

Cosply Corset Outfit3. Cosplay

Okay so I know cosplay is super open ended and that what you wear will totally depend on the character you are dressing up as but corsets are great for helping you achieve the (sometimes unrealistic) shape of your favorite character.  They can also work as a focal piece in your ensemble especially if you are interpreting the outfit in a way that differs from the source material.  For example, if I was dressing up as everyone’s favorite DC bad girl Harley Quinn I would wear my corset with a pair of red gloves, throw on a black and red crinoline, add a black and red pair of jester tights and top it off with a pair of black boots. To really make it over the top I would use some white foundation with really red lips, put on a black mask and throw my hair in pigtails.


What do you like to wear your corset with?  Let us know in the comments below.  Don’t forget to like us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and definitely don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get all kinds of awesome deals.

Catch you later!


Devon as Harley Quinn


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New Fresh Handmade: Plaid Bondage Pants

New Fresh Handmade Plaid Bondage Pants

New Fresh Handmade: Plaid Bondage Pants

Hello the Internet!

This is a very important service announcement going out to all you alternative kids out there or anyone with a little bit of rebellion in their hearts.  It’s time to get real.

Okay stop what you’re doing right now. I don’t care what it is. Go to your bedroom, open your closet and check to see if you own a pair of plaid bondage pants. Go ahead. I’ll wait here. Did you check? Do you own a pair?

You don’t?

Don’t worry, we can narrowly avoid this tragedy together. Venus & Mars has just finished making some truly amazing plaid bondage pants and you can come get a pair today.

These radical pants are a lovely green plaid with pockets and removable straps. They have awesome zippers on the side of the pants to make it easier to tuck them into your 20 hole Docs or pull them over your 12 hole Demonias. They look great with band tees, skinny tees, military frock coats, corsets or nothing at all. You will not find a more stylish or versatile pair of kick ass pants.

Start 2017 the right way by picking up these insanely cool pants today! If you hurry down right now we can and will help you put a whole outfit together.  I’m thinking a black holey skinny tee, plaid bondage pants, a black military frock coat and some demonia boots would be a pretty good start to a pretty rad outfit for a pretty exciting new year.

What crazy adventures will you and your pants get up to tonight?  Where are you going? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy New Year!

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Boxing Week Sale!

Boxing Week Sale!

Happy Boxing Day! I hope you had a Merry Christmas but now it’s time to think about what you’ll wear on New Years. Fear not! We have a sale with your name on it that will make getting an outfit so easy.

Everything in the store is 10% off from December 26, 2016 to December 31, 2016. So if you need a new corset now is the time to get it.

But wait, there’s more. If you need a fabulous crinoline to go with that corset then you get 15% off! That’s right when you buy two items you get 15% off your order.

But wait there’s even more! If you need a sparkly necklace or stockings or a hat or anything else you will get 20% off your purchase.  When you purchase 3 or more items you get 20% off! Holy smokes, that’s amazing!

Hurry up and come get your new years outfit! What are you waiting for?

What are you hoping to get your hands on this boxing week? Let’s us know in the comments below!

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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.