Manchester Alternative and Burlesque fair show

Last month was my year anniversary trading at the Heresy n Heelz Manchester Alternative and burlesque fair and I put on my first fashion show there.

It was a great experience and the crew were hands down the most helpful I’ve dealt with. They made every effort to ensure the stage was dressed to my specifications, went though the pre-show announcement word for word to make sure all the info was correct and lit the stage according to the sequence and characters which really added to the atmosphere.

The show featured outfits from the Chimera collection (collaboration with chainmail designer Richard Ayres) and the upcoming Opulence collection, due to be Launched next month.

I choreographed the show myself, giving each model a character and specific role to play. he dramatization included knights, royals, maids, druds, and priestesses and convery a story of myth and magic based on Arthurian myth and Avalon.

Model: Sevensin

model: Becky Burton

model: Victoria Fairbrother

Model: Vex Ashley

Models: Victoria Fairbrother, Vex Ashley and Sapphire Black


Model: Biomechanina

Finale.                                                                    Images by Jennifer Byron

Image by Phoenix studio.

There is also an awesome video by Toria Brightside

Make up was provided by Laura Wilson and hair by Laura Kulik.

After the show we did a photoshoot with the girls outside the venue which will feature in a future post.


September Share to Win Competition.

With the Avalonia fashion show coming up at the Manchester Alternative and burlesque fair on the 22nd of September, I decided to team up with the organisers for a little “share to win” competition. If you’d like to learn more about their events you can visit the site here.
Simply find this image on facebook and share it on your profile. Please make sure your share is set to “public” so we can confirm that you have done so in the event that you win.

Extra credit: (1 extra entry vote for each)

Like the following pages: The alternative and burlesque fair and Eustratia

Follow this blog (email subscription top right)

The winner will be announced on the evening of the 21st of September 2012. The prize is £50 worth of Eustratia products.

More chances to win a free accessory will be given to those who attend the event. I’ve put a lot of effort into arranging the show and expect it to be a fun day. More info on the concept and inspiration will be included in a future post.

Good luck to everyone who enters!