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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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Suspiria – Gothic and Steampunk clothing store – hits Moonee Ponds!

November 29, 2010

 

Moonee Ponds is not the first place you’d expect to find a gothic clothing store: and particularly one specialising in Steampunk and Gothic Lolita!  But lo! There it is! Their motto is ‘making fashion affordable again’ and this mother-daughter team up are making a lot of their own clothes instore.  You know what that means?  Potentially unique pickups!! Huzzah!

Further information about current stock can be found on their Facebook – they don’t currently have a website which is a little bit of an inconvenience. Meanwhile, you’ll just have to get a tram down Mt Alexander Road and see for yourself! :D They stock design for men and women.

Details: 559 Mt Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, Australia, 3039

Phone: 93757088
Open:   Tues – Sun:
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Worn Wild Alternative Design Market – 5th September – Spring Fashion Week

August 25, 2010

Worn Wild

The Alternative Designers Market

Harajuku meets Camden Markets -

Aussie style!

Next Melbourne Date:

Sunday 5th September 2010

Time: 1pm-6pm

Cost: $5.00 entry

Venue: Mercat Cross Hotel
456 Queen St Melbourne, Victoria Australia
(opp Queen Vic Markets)

Worn Wild is a bi-annual event held in March the weekend after the long weekend & as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week the first weekend of September. Showcasing the best of Melbourne’s underground & alternative designers with select interstate guests. Fashion, jewelry, hair artistry, accessories & body art for rockers, ravers, queers, punks, cyberpunks, goths, hippies, metalheads, emos, lolitas, clubbers, fans of corsetry & burlesque & general street-stylin’.

For customers & industry buyers “Worn Wild” is the one-stop shop for all styles alternative. It’s a chance to see the full range of products on offer from each designer, try on items you have only ever seen on the net or order a custom-made design. You’ll be amazed at the huge diversity and volume of products on show.

If it’s jewellery you’re after Worn Wild will be showcasing a stunning variety adorned with feathers, flowers, cameos, beads, ribbons & steel from the romanticly elegant to the more chunky, industrial & masculine in design. There are hair accessories too in the form of cyber lox & hair additions, rockabilly & skull clips, voodoo combs, lolita headpieces & fascinators to name a few.

You’ll find plenty of individualistic & unique couture – corsets, street wear, occasion wear & club styles that can be custom ordered or off the rack, one offs and standard stock. Our unique designers are less likely to be influenced by the latest season’s looks, hemlines, celebrities or new blacks!

But it’s not just about clothing and accessories, Worn Wild is committed to bringing to its audience products and services which influence every aspect of alternative lifestyle. There’s artwork, bags, manchester or perhaps you’d fancy a new hairdo?

Worn Wild is the first show of its kind in Australia. It’s a hotspot for all genres of alternative design and portfolios some of the most innovative wearable art forms as well as the most exciting ‘niches’ in the underground of fashion.
Finally there is a captivating and high energy event that does more than just put fashion on show.

Presented by GeoMythik / Starseeded Productions with fashion shows, performance, discounts, music, food service & full bar! Be there early to plot your course and take advantage of our specials.

Are you interested in being on our database?
You’ll receive all the latest news and top-secret information about our discounts, shows etc

Email us at wornwild@starseededproductions.com with the header ‘E-List’ and we’ll add you to our bulletin group.

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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

DRESS FOR AN EARLY HALLOWEEN! Amazing prizes for best dressed thanks to our generous sponsors…

GRIM FANDANGOS
http://grimfandangos.com.au/

DRAWING STRAWS
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Drawing-Straws-Burlesque-life-drawing/121468264657

DEVIL DOLL CLOTHING
http://www.devildoll666.com/

EXTREME DESIGNS
http://www.extremedesigns.com.au/

RUFF N READY
http://www.ruffnready.com.au/

VISAGE N VICE BOUTIQUE
http://www.vnvboutique.com/

METE DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
http://www.metedesign.blogspot.com/

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Vicious Venus – Corsetry and Clothing, Fitzroy

May 6, 2010

Originally, back in the bad old days, Vicious Venus was a dedicated gothic corsetry store tucked away in King Street, in the city.  This was before anyone had ever heard of using King Street for the power of good, not Goldfinger style weevil.  Their corsets were experimental, daring, and of cult status within gothtopia: they came at a larger than normal price tag but had far better than usual workgrrlship and standards.  Fastforward a laced up fist full of years and Vicious Venus have perched themselves at the Cool end of Smith St (hang on, that’s, like, most of Smith Street now. OK let’s call it the Johnson Street End), and their in-store range has expanded from just uber-haute corsetry to a rockabilly-inspired pin up range of clothing and lingerie, and the high heeled and wedged pumps to match.   There are threads for guys and gals, bois and grrrls and even for kiddies of said bois or grrrls, and, of course, there is a small but strategic range of gifts and accessories for that goth/rocker birthday/housewarming/bah mitzvah gift.

Their corsetry isn’t cheap. It’s hand made work and the price reflects it.

Their site says the following:

Vicious Venus is the collaboration and joint vision of Australian designers Joy Liakis and Natalie Fowler. Sharing a love of traditionally tailored, couture clothing, they formed a partnership in 1994. With 16 years of pattern making experience and design skills between them, their work combines elements of traditional craftsmanship with modern textiles to create bold new designs. Their sophisticated styles are inspired by themes from ages past as well as futuristic fantasy.

To create dramatic silhouettes, Joy and Natalie experiment with modern textiles, adapting these to vintage inspired styles and old-world corsetry shapes  as readily as they do more traditional materials like brocades, velvets, lace and beading.

Their couture bridal service is unparalled in Melbourne and renowned for its quality craftsmanship and attention to detail and styling. Each individual garment is laboriously hand-made, giving careful attention to even the smallest of details.

Both designers enjoy working closely with clients to create unique, custom-made pieces designed specifically for their needs. Couple these fabulous creations with exquisite jewelry and other modern accessories, and you begin to behold the full Vicious Venus experience.

Contact details:

346 Smith Street | Collingwood 3066 | ph: (+61 3) 9417 7449
155 Sydney Road | Brunswick 3056 | ph: (+61 3) 9387 5995
Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

email: form available on their website under ‘contact us’.

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Bump and Grindhouse! Burlesque @ the Toff In Town! May/June 09

May 14, 2009

Sunday 31 May


MZ JOSEPHINE’S CABARET FANTASTIQUE starring MZ JOSEPHINE, NANA DORIS, WILLOW LA CHATTE, SPARKARELLA, THE EVIL TWINS,  DAVE EVANS, JOHN O’HAGAN & THE KAHUNA DADDIES


Mz Josephine’s Uber  Productions presents, an ebullient evening of burlesque, comedy, music, dance, performance and variety cabaret. Join Mz Jo’s disparate ensemble of artful entertainers, for a funky evening of very low brow and high brow acts of surprise and wonder. Guaranteed to raise your eyebrows if not your shirts, engage your nipples and simultaneously stimulate your immune system. Sassy Songs, Saucy Girls, and one grossly disinhibited Nana let lose on the kindness of strangers.

The startling Nana Doris leads the cast, armed with only a pink satin glove, lubricant and her handbag of engaging funnies – adventure before dementure is this old gal’s motto. The elegant Mz Josephine and her tight two piece Dave Evans and John O’Hagan swing into tangos, jazz, blues and cabaret tunes with panache The winsome Willow La Chatte,  Mistress  of Bottoms Up Burlesque entertains with her fabulous Two Faces Striptease. Sparkarella Circus Pole Diva gets everyone into a fever with her spectacularly sexy acrobatic pole display. The exotic lounge sounds of The Kahuna Daddies recreate the novelty and romance of Tiki club music; for your dancing pleasure. The Evil Twins  tightly monitor the crowd, conducting statistical Stasi spy games that can only result in an uproar of protest and a playful invasion of  personal boundaries. Have your papers ready! Doors 7.30pm.
http://www.josephinefisher.com
http://www.myspace.com/MzJosephine


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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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Devil Kitty – Brunswick St Fitzroy

January 7, 2009

 

From the people who have brought you Victorian Gothic for the past few years, there’s a new boutique on Brunswick Street!  Called Devil Kitty,  they’re focussing on the rockabilly/alt.rock fashion side of Vic Gothic’s range, leaving the original store to stock themselves up to the kohl-laden eyelids with more gothic clothing.  Devil Kitty is only a couple of doors away from the original Vic Gothic, meaning that if you prefer not to have to choose one style or the other, it’s easy staggering distance to shop both.

With clothing for boys and girls instore, plus accessories, handbags and shoes, Devil Kitty is an intriguing alternative to the other rockabilly shop around the corner Faster Pussycat on Gertrude Street.  The DK website has a blog which seems to be semi-regularly updated with photos and stock news.

Details:

  •  
      137 Brunswick Street
      Fitzroy
      Phone: 03 94174 911
      Opening Hours:
  • Devil Kitty Shop  

                 Monday: 12 to 5

      Tuesday: Closed
      Wednesday: Closed
      Thursday: 12 to 6
      Friday: 12 to 7
      Saturday: 12 to 6
      Sunday: 12 to 5

Email: devilkittyshop@gmail.com

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Gothic.org.au – your guide to all things Goth and Melbourne

July 19, 2008

I had a request from the manager of a Melbourne goth club to advertise their event here – however, since by their very nature gigs/clubs are intermittent and changeable – I couldn’t hope to maintain a consistent resource on gothic nightclubbing or events in Melbourne.

 

However, there’s a forum/website which does this most ably: http://www.gothic.org.au.  There are forums for Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. The Melbourne forum  contains a gig guide, music guide, arts and crafts postings and lots of general being gothiness/alternative.   

So if you’d like to know what kind of alternative/goth events and meetups are happening in Melbourne at any given time, or even just discuss alternative fashion, hairstyles, debate religion and politics or find out about a new band or ten, go to gothic.org.au and see what’s on offer.

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Peril Underground expands CD emporium

June 25, 2008

–break (core) ing news! 

Peril Underground, already featured in this blog, has started having a massive facelift… no mean feat when you’re in the basement with nowhere to go but sideways… The clothing line has definitely sharpened up even more (plus a gussy-up of the actual clothing shelves and layout)  but the big news right now is that Australian gothic/industrial/futurepop importers extraordinaire GUP (Ground Under Productions) have now made a new home for themselves downstairs at Peril, bringing the super-dedicated expertise of Jarod Collard and the outstanding backcatalogue available through GUP in to Peril!  It certainly more than adequately covers what was mentioned as Peril Underground’s weak point: the cd catalogue. 

Just in case you can’t bring yourselves to scroll down: here are the details for Peril again:

 

 Address: 17-19 Elizabeth St.City: Melbourne

Contact: 03-9614 2040 

Hours: approx 11am  - 6pm daily

Still no website or email address. Although with GUP in the building it can’t be long…

 

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