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The Black Market next weekend 17th April 2011 – don’t miss it

April 8, 2011

…Having attended one of these, I’d definitely say don’t miss it – just for the atmosphere!  The black market is held along the banks of the Merri, and features stalls of all kinds of alternative pre-loveables and there is usually merriment, bands and mischief. Come for the bargains, stay for the hilarity! :)

The Black Market

Yup after a little hiatus, we’re finally doing it all again – The big Gothy Garage Sale of DOOOOOOOOM! 

A nice chilled arvo under the gum trees with ya mates getting rid of all that STUFF! Open to all to buy & sell but it is the Black Market so aimed at more unusual types so the more unusual your wares to sell the better – new things, old things…it all sells!

And again we’re joined by The Resignators & for the first time joining …them will be The Kujo Kings & The Tearaways so you get to enjoy some great music for free!

Come & grab yourself a bargain by Merri Creek – with soo many wonderful things for sale you’ll have to bring some friends to carry all your new goodies home!

For those who’ve already sold their souls to sell everything else:-

Clothes – lace, velvet, pvc, satin, leather, pinstripe, feathers, band t-shirts, fishnet, brocade, tartan, sparkles
Accessories – bags, boots, shoes, corsets, hats, capes, jewellery, shawls, belts, badges, fans, wigs
Stuff – Art, books, magazines, DVD’s, pictures, musical instruments, photography equipment, kids toys, computer bits, games, vinyl, collectables, CD’s, cakes, relishes, jams, comics, bric-a-brac, antiquities, junk, munchies … 

BBQ on throughout the day so bring some gold coins

Goth, Steam Punk, Rockabilly, Burlesque, Psychobilly, Punk, Ska, Hippy, Emo, Metal, Cyber …lots of black

interested in a stall? please email melbourneblackmarket@gmail.com

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Upcoming: Minsky’s Market at the House of Burlesque

March 14, 2011

☛Announcing the first ‘Minsky’s Market’ starting Sunday March 20th – 2pm, 2011 the year of the Rabbit so come and grab it at House of Burlesque where you can check out or (sell with pre arrangement) your Vintage style clothing and artwork from Victorian through to 50’s pinup at the House of Burlesque studio.

This month there’s a bevy of designers such as:

Vicious Venus
Virtual Goddess
Visage N Vice

that’s all the designers starting with V.

The super talented designer Ryan Whelan will showcase his creations – to have some non fashion Polyester will mix it up. There’s also corsets normally $120 down to $45, showgirl fans, lingerie and to tone it down Minsky will have her garage sale and wait there’s Sideshow Annie Costume Parlour.

Are you a designer or do you have items someone else would love? Send an email to info@houseofburlesque.com

We will also be incorporating performances and parades – email info@houseofburlesque.com if interested.

Share with friends who could sell/display their creations or would just like to check out the the market by informing them of the opening on the 20th of March 2011 starting 2pm at House of Burlesque – 397A Brunswick Street Fitzroy 3065 – enter via rear of building.

Much Love and big kiss xo
Minsky

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Vali Myers exhibition, film screening, new book

November 10, 2010

From Outre’s website

I was privileged to meet Vali Myers not once but three times: Once at an exhibition of her work, once in her divine studio in the Nicholas Buiding, and once at Degraves Coffee, where she was a relatively frequent customer.  Vali represented, and represents a unique vision as an artist, and as a woman – and a human – she had charisma, charm, vision and drive and never seemed afraid of the perception of others.  She ran an animal sanctuary in Italy, romanced philosophers in Paris, and finally settled in Melbourne where she produced remarkable works of art for the remainder of her remarkable life.   I can’t stress enough how worthwhile it would be to see the exhibition, the films and of course this new book on the wonderful Ms Myers.  Info below.

November 2010 – Vali Myers “Lady of the Beasts”

Outré Gallery is extremely honoured to be working closely with the Vali Myers’ Trust on a new book on the life and art of Vali Myers slated for 2011

The book will feature paintings, drawings, photographs from Vali’s personal archive, diary excerpts and essays by experts and friends.

As a prelude to this release, we are holding an exhibition of new prints, rare prints and original artworks at our Melbourne Gallery.  We anticipate having interesting guests from all over the world coming to this gala event.  Original artworks will not be for sale.

Vali Myers “Lady of the Beasts”
Opening Friday 12 November 2010, 7pm
(Melbourne Gallery)
RSVP for the opening night here

exhibition runs until 24 November 2010

 

PLUS SPECIAL FILM SCREENING

Vali Myers Films ACMI November 19th 2010, 7-9pm

Out of all the films The Tightrope Dancer’s the one that really got me”  Vali Myers

Acclaimed director Ruth Cullen will present her 2 films about the artist Vali Myers – The Tightrope Dancer and its sequel Painted Lady at a one off special screening at Melbourne’s  ACMI cinema.  This is a rare opportunity to see these cult favourites.

 

Full Paying $14 / Concession $11

To book, call the ACMI Box Office (03) 8663 2583

Please contact us if you would like to receive email notifications with further information about the book and event…

Media enquiries here.

 

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Gorelesque, Horror Burlesque – August 13th at Red Bennies

August 10, 2010
More from Melbourne’s thriving Burlesque culture: this one looks to have an intriguing theme…

Gorelesque Productions proudly presents…

GORELESQUE 2

An evening of dark variety and horror burlesque!

After 2009’s sell out premier event, this year, your favourite horror variety show is back with a vengeance! Like all good filmic sequels, prepare yourself for a memorable fright night of your favourite heroines, fresh victims, and scream-worthy villains that’ll leave you in hysterics! All our burly-ghouls are shaking off the gravedust and lurching for a vaude-kill night to remember, forever!

Featuring!

The electrifying VESPER WHITE

Your favourite mistress of horror, MISS NIC

That flame-haired chimera fresh from her trip around the world, TANK!

The thing that goes bump n’ grind in the night, FOXTROT INDIA

The inimitably cruel LA VIOLA VIXEN (QLD)

Queen of exploding hearts, ROSY RABBIT

The Bride of Shake-enstein, BETTY BLOOD

That creep from the deep, ROD LARA

and the couple that death do them part, MS NATALIA & PAUL MODER

…and much more!

Surprises, installations and short film viewings on the night, with featurette performances from Gorelesque’s very own GOREHOUND GIRLS! Immerse yourself in a world of unbridled passion (for blood), gore-gore dancing and unleashed deviants ready to roam and rock your world! Prepare yourself for the unexpected…

$15 PRESALE, $20 on door.

TIX AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW from www.redbennies.com
Limited tickets available, get in early to avoid disappointment.

AUGUST 13, DOORS 8PM
Red Bennies
1/373 Chapel St
South Yarra, Melbourne

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South Melbourne Market Fashion Night Market – Thursdays In May

April 15, 2009

Style After Dark is South Melbourne Market’s interpretation of a night market. Located along the street in the heritage magnificence of the Market’s wide verandahs, Style After Dark will provide an outlet for a vibrant local community of clothing designers and makers. Stalls will emphasise locally-designed, locally-made and collectible clothing and associated accessories, jewellery and headwear. The location is superb and well-supported by existing food and drink outlets in Cecil Street or the Market’s Food Hall. Live music and performance art. Style After Dark is a street market with a difference, Australian made, high end designers of all crafts. Quality vintage pieces and collectables.

Every Thursday in May – 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

The South Melbourne Market is located on the corner of York, Cecil & Coventry Streets South Melbourne. The South Melbourne Market is easy to get to by car, motorbike, bike, walking or public transport.

Address: 322-326 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205
Melway:   Map 1C Ref E11

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Gothic Fashion 2009 – Part 2: Circa Nocturna

February 12, 2009

 

CIRCA NOCTURNA

Melbourne’s largest alternative, subcultural and fringe fashion show.
Featuring some of the best of Australia’s alternative
fashion, clubwear and metal couture.

Fitzroy Town Hall
Saturday 28th of February
Cnr of Napier and Moore St, Fitzroy.
Doors Open at 8 pm

Tickets – $22 + BF presale $25 on the door, available online at www.wildilocks.com
Or instore at:
Wildilocks 1/382 Ltl Collins St,
VNV Boudiour 514 Lygon St Brunswick East,
Peril Underground 17 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.

The Circa web store is the newest member of the Alliance of Alternative Arts celebration of alternative fashion, highlighting their commitment to these designers and industry, so come along and be a part of this amazing launch event.

Carnivale Nocturna is FREE with your Circa Nocturna ticket
Or entry by donation
This event is All Ages (I.D. required for alcohol service)
Sunday 1st March 2009 from 4pm
Fitzroy Town Hall, Napier St, Fitzroy.

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Welcome back Gothic Fashion Week! Carnival Nocturna 2009

February 12, 2009

Alternative Fashionistas and Gothic preeners take note!  The Melbourne Fashion Week associated Circa Nocturna is back in 2009 and expanded into two separate events!  Huzzah!  Wave your black tulle in the air like you just don’t care and get the frock down to these events!

More details: http://www.circanocturna.com/

Carnivale Nocturna – Alt fashion web shop launch.

Being held the Sunday afternoon/night after Circa Nocturna.

Come meet a bevy of Alternative designers, photographer, shops and Alt Fashion industry people.

An opportunity to meet Alt fashion designers, see their wares, talk to them about your needs, and see what makes them tick.
Carnivale breaches the great divide between catwalk and designers enabling you to see the designs close up. It is a unique educational/artistic/networking event for those interested or involved in Alternative fashion and photography.

We will have photographers on site who will be showing some of their work, so an opportunity for those interested in Alt Fashion images to see some amazing photography and talk to the togs.

Additionally, Alt fashion shops will be present with stalls.

The theme for the day will be Fashion Carnival, so we will have magicians, performers and dancers performing throughout the day, as well as DJs.

And the bar will be open!

Shops and some designers will be selling so bring your money with you for this massive range of Australian and International designers. Come along, see some amazing work, see the entertainers, hang out with friends and support Alternative Fashion.

Carnivale is a one off Fashion Carnival/ web site launch, Alt Fashion networking event, so make sure you don’t miss it.

Designers attending include:
Dolly Q, Obsidian Lace, Assassinus, Bezerk (Brisbane), Lyris,
Assassinus, Dragon’s Blood, Sche, Vallina Clothing (Perth),
Clear Concept (Adel), Pale Purpur (Moscow), Vitae (Adel)
Spook clothing, Dusk Moth Design, Vicious Klothing, Yes Mistress, Vanyanís, Mizerie Debauche, Matt Bylett and
Z-entity

Photographers displaying their work include:
Image Asylum
Koukei
Alt Imagery
Disenchanted Photography
Photograjph

And a number of other shops and alt fashion related businesses will have stalls.

Carnivale Nocturna and the Circa Nocturna Fashion Show are part of the Weekend of Alternative Fashion and both events are part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Culture Programme.

Sunday 1st of March

From 4:00pm

Fitzroy Town Hall
Napier and Moor st
Fitzroy

Free entry with Circa Ticket – Otherwise entry by gold coin donation.

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De Mille – 7 Crossley Street, Melbourne

March 10, 2008

Tucked away on what posh people like to call ‘Bourke Hill’, Crossley Street is a mini cornucopia of niche purveyors and artisans. One of the earliest settlers into this lane is De Mille antiques. Specialising in the heady early 20th century: edwardian, deco and nouveau seem to be the dominant milieu of this shop; De Mille is not by any means what one would consider cheap but the scope and uniqueness of the items contained renders a pricetag immaterial.

The 20s and 30s particularly are an iconic time for design, and De Mille’s collection dips into clothing, glassware, luggage, lamps and furnishings, statuery plus of course all manner of oddments and curios which fall under the ‘useless but exceedingly pretty and/or odd’ banner, including paperweights, decorative throws, wall hangings, cigar boxes, mannequins: you name it, they have it available, and possibly in a size/shape/style you’ve never seen before. Like many of our underground havens, De Mille is not equipped with a website or an email address, but their details are as follows: follow the cobble-brick road to the paradise of classic ephemera that is De Mille!!!

The best thing about De Mille: ask me on any given day, and my answer will be a different curio or miscellaneous piece I find there! Some days it’s a classic shoe, others it might be an amazing lampshade with a woman in repose carved into it, and yet another a piece of luggage which looks like it has accompanied Noel Coward to New York and back.

The worst thing about De Mille: it is pricey: an antique store run by an enthusiastic and savvy collector, there might be more look than buy for many, but just the chance to nose away at these extraordinary relics of a past age and style provides pleasure in itself, no?

Details:

Address -
7 Crossley St
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone -
03 9663 9666

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Victor’s Bar- Drummond Street, Carlton

February 17, 2008

What do Siegfried and Roy, Liberace , Burlesque and Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh have in common?

 The over-the-top love of glitz and a camp theatricality which dominates any screen or room they happen to inhabit.  Well, all of these characters – and possibly you too – would feel right at home at Victor’s in Drummond Street, Carlton.Part 20s cabaret salon, part reject-sets from a Fellini film, part props from a Las Vegas casino, Victor’s is a sight to behold.  In fact, it’s almost too much to behold at once, with Betty Boop, De Lempika prints, rococco chandeliers even Franco Cozzo couldn’t dream up, statuery only at home in a Las Vegas showgirl set or a Siegfried and Roy spectacular, over the top mirrors, zebra print, flock wallpaper,  mauve homoerotic grecian prints Uncle Monty from Withnail would be proud of… you name it: if it’s camp, glitzy, ribald, kitsch, burlesque and loud Victor’s may well have it adorning the walls.

Billed on their brochure as ‘brought to you by Victor La Greca, the founder of Melbourne’s famous Hypdrome Night Club in King Street’,  Victor’s is a late night place, open until midnight at least on Friday and Saturday nights, so the perfect place to land after a movie or dinner in Lygon Street to get your fix of eye candy (of a sort) plus whet your whistle with a coffee or alcoholic beverage of choice.   I was quite impressed by the quality of their caffeine (their short black passed my exacting standards) but havent’ explored the alcoholic menu. I was too busy admiring the grecian ‘frieze’ of young naked lads climbing into the boat complete with pert painted cheeks.   The other patrons varied from the italian nuovo-riche to studenty looking young couples. Myself and my coffee-trialing partner in crime both gave the thumbs up to the decor, the coffee, the service (a charmer on bar, I must say) and also to the World History Encyclopaedia set which awaited our attention. 

The best thing about Victor’s: it is totally unique. So much so that it seems noone has adequately captured it on camera (although I will keep looking for shots of it, I suggest you pay a visit yourself. No mere photo could do it justice.

The downside: sometimes one is only in the mood for something this garish in the wee hours: closing at midnight is indeed generous compared to some cafe’s but I would be pushing for a 3am close.

 Details:Victor’s  on Drummond:  303 Drummond Street Calton. ph  9347 1811. No website.

BONUS SCORE: The as yet unrated Victors 2 on Faraday Street!  188 Faraday Street, Carlton 03 9349 1111 

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Goods sale/ good sales!

January 26, 2008

Two of Underground Melbourne’s much loved emporia are on sale! 

 This coming Monday only, Circa Vintage Clothing will be having a warehouse sale!  It lasts a very short time (3 hours) so be prompt.  The early bird catches the 40’s chiffon shirt. Or somesuch. 

 Details:

Where: upstairs, 102 Gertrude Street Fitzroy.
How to get there: enter off Young street, there’s a car park behind Circa and there you will see the door going upstairs.
When: Australia Day holiday, Monday January 28th, from 12pm to 3pm only.

What: vintage clothing from the ’20s to the ’90s – items from only $1!
Payment accepted: preferably cash, EFTPOS available for amounts over $20, Credit cards for amounts over $50.

Metropolis Bookstore, upstairs in Curtin House in the city is also on sale! I’m not sure how long for so go upstairs and grab yourself a bargain while you can!  Apparently books are up to 75% off!

 Damn January and all its enticing bargains!!! 

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