Club Lash show

The first Eustratia fashion show of the year took place at the Club Lash relaunch at its new venue, Alter Ego.

Club Lash is Manchester’s longest running fetish club and also the first fetish club I visited, shortly after I turned 18. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and the club caters for players and clubbers alike, especially with the larger dance floor the new venue offers. My favourite new addition were the silky kimonos made available to smokers while they stand outside, I think this practice should be adopted by all clubs that encourage skimpy or unusual dress.

Though I like the venue on the whole, the stage is quite small and there is no dressing room so I had to make some change to my usual repertoire. Some male friends helped us close off the toilets for a few minutes so the models could get dresses and I made the show quite simple, with emphasis on the models and outfits.

Unfortunately we weren’t able to get a video but the official club photographer took some snaps for us.

 

Abbie macmaz_7562 Lianne Shaw maz_7566Eve Ellemaz_7569Sapphire Blackmaz_7578Sevensinmaz_7583Biomechaninamaz_7587Little Sofimaz_7596Neechee nekomaz_7614maz_7622maz_7632maz_7636Harlotte wonderlandmaz_7666maz_7645Tanya Townleymaz_7643Asphaziamaz_7677maz_7693maz_7699maz_7708maz_7720maz_7746maz_7765For anyone who is interested in the outfits showed at this event, they are all available from www.eustratia.co.uk

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Glasses

My plan to catch up on blog posts hasn’t been going so well due to having to move again and being without internet but I’m going to give it an other go.

Earlier in the year I started wearing glasses! I’ve known I needed them for a while but it still came as quite a shock. When I was younger I didn’t really like the look of them or think that I’d ever want to wear them but I actually think they’re a great accessory (as well as something I need to improve my vision).

In most cases I don’t need to wear them out but I got two pairs, just in case.

The first pair is quite simple, flattering to my face shape and goes with almost everything.

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The second pair was a bit of a gamble but I wanted something more colourful with an interesting shape so I went for a modern cat eye by red or dead.

2013-04-09 22.09.142013-04-09 22.08.51And here’s what they look like on. I kept thinking I was going to take better pictures but of course that never happened.

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Shooting for Sanctus

I met designer Lucinda Sinclair at clothes show a couple of winters ago and admired her rather cool top. She has since gone on to launch a cult inspired street-wear label called Sanctus.

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A few weeks ago I had the privilege of doing a shoot in some items from the Illuminex collection. Most of them aren’t available any more but feel free to check out the SS13 line, Adramelech.

I also got a change to try out the 5 strand braid I was obsessed with at the time.

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I shot with photographer Nina pang and styled with a variety of interested items I already had, including some pieces from my own label, Eustratia, Richard Ayres and Carly petitt Taylor.

Nina also brought a polaroid camera with her, I think they take great shots.

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Here are the final images:

IMG_3058IMG_3051IMG_3132IMG_3140IMG_3194IMG_3200IMG_3218IMG_3225IMG_3230IMG_3261IMG_3269I really enjoyed wearing these and ended up buying the Cuculatus dress in the end of line sale. It is very comfortable and flattering.

IMG_0182I prefer shopping from independent designers where I can get a unique, quality item, made ethically and with love. I think it would add freshness and challenge the industry if everyone didn’t rely on the same 5 stores for their wardrobe.

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Spring needs

I recently managed to get my studio looking pretty much the way I want it, only to find out that I have to move again soon. The only thing that makes it bearable is that I have most of the furniture and equipment I need now and the next move will probably be easier.

I have a few posts to catch up on and with my birthday coming up I thought I’d start with wishlist type boards. I’m pretty sure my homeware choices will come as quite a shock after my wardrobe picks but that’s the way I like it.

clothesI’ve tried to choose items that could be Spingish but can also be layered for warmth as there’s no signs of the cold subsiding yet.

1. Black, cotton waterfall hem top 24, Dorothy perkins

2. Tigre t-shirt 40, All saints

3.filigree sunglasses 15, ASOS

4. roseport bike shorts 68, All saints

5. mesh skirt 34, rare at topshop

6. titanium druzy ring. $120 by liclabjewels on etsy

7. horse print skirt, 28 topshop

8. khaki lace shorts, 20 miss selfridge

9. Jeffrey campbell 8th street studded boots 160

10. stalagtite amethyst ring 22.89, product925 on ebay

11. studded leather satchel 210 Dr. Martens

12. druzy amethyst ring $27 xtremegems2010 on ebay.

birthdaywantsroom131. White chandelier 49.89 B&Q

2. vintage lamp 28 www.cqout.com

3. Belgravia mirror 37.99, ebay

4. hand painted cheat 23.99, dunelm-mill

5. rose cage lamp 29.99 dunelm-mill

6. hand painted small drawers 3.99, dunelm-mill

7. French style dressing table

8. Deer mugs 10.50 each or 35 for the set, lovelydeerhomeware on etsy

9. Deer dinner plate 19.50 lovelydeerhomeware on etsy.

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