Monday, 22 August 2016

Sexhibition 2016

Well, as we head towards the end of August and the summer of 2016 begins its damp descent into Autumn, there is still some time and events to make hay while the sun, er, doesn't shine.

The erotic carnival that is Sexhibition returned to the city for its second year.  I still had great memories of the last one, so had waited expectantly for this year's event to arrive.  Initially the event was going to be held once again at Event City in Manchester, but was instead a new venue was sourced, and I was somewhat thrilled to hear that Sexhibition was now going to be staged at the rather more exciting and suitable Victorian Whorehouse.  My rather sleazy imagination didn't have to work too hard to conjure up images of handsome men in top hats and riding boots, with tight cotton breeches revealing the hard thighs and harder cocks beneath, whilst beautiful, painted whores with bright red cock-sucking lips reclined on exotic chaise lounges, pulling up their voluminous skirts and spreading their legs to dispaly stocking tops and slippery snatches, waiting to be mounted...

Anyway, it was in fact the Victoria Warehouse in Old Trafford and not my first misheard assumption.  For me this seemed a better venue than Event City, as it was more intimate, and had far more character.

I had already been enlisted to help out with the Kiku stand for the opening stint on Friday afternoon and evening, and had a lovely and enjoyable time working on the stand but had little time for socialising - that would have to wait for Saturday.

So, Saturday was play-day and I made sure I was back at the venue nice and early the following morning.  I had chosen my green silk Chinese dress and corset from, appropriately, Kiku, with stockings, suspenders and high heels (of course).

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Sexhibition 2016.
The early arrival did mean fifteen minutes of queueing before the doors actually opened, but I was very conscious of the chance of rain, and wearing a silk dress meant that I really hoped to be undercover before any precipitation ruined the rather expensive fabric.  Luckily, I was first through the doors and had a chance for a slow stroll around the various stalls before it got too busy.  My slow meander was slowed even further by constantly bumping into friends both visiting and working at the event.  One of the first stalls I ventured to was Kiku, and I was overjoyed to find that they had won an award on the Friday night after I left - Corset Designer Of The Year.  Knowing how much work and design goes into their stunning creations, it was well-earned indeed.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Kiku: Corset Designer Of The Year.
The event was spread over two floors and a few different areas, and with chatting and meeting numerous friends and checking out the products on sale at various stalls, there were other distractions too.  Gorgeous tattooed and barely-dressed girls strutted around in skimpy lace and lingerie, latex-clad amazons shimmied their shiny way through crowds, and the stunning Becky Holt caused a mini-stampede of photographers when she appeared for a little photoshoot in front of the stage.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Becky Holt at Sexhibition 2016.
I'd like to say I used my feminine charm to edge in front of the assembled official photographers as they snapped away, but really I think it was just big boobs and sharp elbows that got me there.

There were countless wonderful items on view on the stalls, of course - latex creations, lingerie, sex-toys and even amazing furniture, and I thoroughly enjoyed browsing the morning away.  I treat myself to a new corset from Kiku to complement my pegnoir that I wore in Essen, knowing that it will no doubt be orn in the near future.  Some other items that I liked, of course, weren't really for sale, even though I did find a couple of things that I desperately wanted to take home and leave in my bedroom for my own personal playthings...

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Mmmmm, boobs at Sexhibition 2016.
I was especially pleased to bump into Mistress Absolute, a gorgeous Domme from London that I've been lucky enough to know for a number of years.  We had a great catch-up, and I made a mental promise to visit one of her london fetish clubs as soon as I could.

I made sure I was near the stage for one of the first performances of the day, one I'd caught a bit of the previous night.  Cabaret Of Sin dancer Keri Graham, who I'd met initially at Sexhibition 2015, is one of the best erotic dancers that I've seen, and her show once again was out of this world.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Keri Graham, Sexhibition 2016.
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Keri Graham, Sexhibition 2016.
After a tremendously sexy solo routine, she picked a very lucky gentleman out of the audience
to join her on stage.  It wasn't long before I realised that I would have paid good money to have taken his place instead.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Keri Graham and a lucky chap, Sexhibition 2016.
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Keri Graham at Sexhibition 2016.
A fabulous performance, and no doubt one chap who won't forget his visit to Sexhibition very quickly.

I took a bit more time wandering the various halls, finding even more stalls away from the main arena.  I was particularly pleased to find Zara DuRose at her stand.  I still had fabulous memories of our time together back in Essen at Fetish Evolution, and I was thrilled to hear that she, like Kiku, had also been presented with an award the previous night - hers for Model Of The Year.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Mmmm, Zara DuRose at Sexhibition 2016.
We had a good chat before I made my way back to main arena to get a seat for the first of two Kiku fashion shows that would feature that day. I was nicely seated in front of the stage for a few of the catwalk shows, one catching my eye as it featured Becky Holt and a very gorgeous blonde lady in leather, and I wondered if she would be on the room service menu of the adjoining hotel, where I was lucky enough to have a room that night.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - leather girls on the catwalk, Sexhibition 2016.
 The Kiku show followed, featuring the Provocation range of lingerie made in conjunction with Sexhibition.  The show was superbly presented and very well received by the assembled crowd, which was was lovely to see, knowing the team behind Kiku and having a few friends on the catwalk, too.
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Kiku, Provocative range, Sexhibition 2016.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Kiku, Provocative range, Sexhibition 2016.
I had an hour to wait until the second, and main Kiku show, so had a second look around the halls.  I managed to have a chat with the lovely and gorgeous Charlotte Rose about various aspects of censorship, as she is an intelligent and hard-working campaigner for sexual freedom.  We had a long discussion about her next campaign, 13 Steps To Supression in December.  I sincerely hope I get the time to attend and support the event, as these campaigns take an important role in defending our sexual rights and freedoms.  I was conscious of the time, though, and once again made sure I was back in my seat for the last fashion show of the day.

I am a huge fan of Kiku's corsets, of course, so once again was looking forward to the display, based on a theme of insects.  It certainly got off to a rousing start, as David Bowie's brilliant 'Heroes' thundered from the sound system, and the models hit the catwalk.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Kiku, Sexhibition 2016.
It was another fantastic show, of course, and it wasn't hard to see why they had won their award on Friday night.  It was a fitting end, too, to the day's entertainment.  There was a bit more time for socialising left and a last look around the stalls before the event closed it's doors for a few hours to prepare for the 'After Dark' event.  I took the time to head over to the hotel and rest for a short time, and of course a outfit change.

For the evening event I chose to slip into my latest Cathouse Clothing outfit - tight latex leggings with a matching tight jacket, with a fine devil-tail design in the latex itself.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Sexhibition 2016.
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Sexhibition 2016.
It wasn't a bad start to the night to be entertained by a lovely fire-eater outside the main venue, and the hot girls and sights continued inside the main hall.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Sexhibition 2016.
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Sexhibition 2016.
I didn't see much of the evening's shows, choosing to drink and chat with friends and enjoy the atmosphere of the event.  Most of the evening was spent either at the bar or at the Kiku stand mixing with friends, but I did catch a glimpse of the beautiful and superb Immodesty Blaize, but only the VIPs could really get close enough to have a good view.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Immodesty Blaize, Sexhibition 2016.
I did also manage one last look around the stalls.  It always takes something pretty unusual to catch my eye, and a very freaky pair of customised 'stripper' shoes did just that...

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - freaky shoes, Sexhibition 2016.
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - freaky shoes, Sexhibition 2016.
I decided to try them on, as I'd never really quite seen anything quite as attractively disturbing before.  Amazingly, they fitted perfectly.  I had to have them, of course... though not my usual style, there are more than a few rock and alternative events that I go to where I may just wear them!

I also managed to meet up with another couple of friends from Yummi Gummi Latex, whose outfit I wore at Fetish Evolution in Essen, and again was pleased to find that they had won Latex Designer Of The Year.

I didn't get much else from the event, though, and in truth it's difficult to find something unique in my passions of corsets and latex when you have such talented friends like the Kiku team and Cathouse Clothing who can transform your own ideas into reality.  I did manage a couple of small mementos though...

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - kisses from Sexhibition 2016.
...which had managed to increase as the night wore on...

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - and more kisses from Sexhibition 2016.
It was soon the early hours, and I'd managed to spend all day and night in my sky scraper heels, so with aching feet I finally said my goodbyes to friends and headed back to my hotel room for a well-deserved rest.

Another superb Sexhibition, then, and another success from the brilliant organisers behind it.  Roll on Sexhibition 2017 - it's already in my diary and tickets are already bought!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

A Day At The Races

August is usually a quite time for me - with the schools closed and most holiday/weekend escape locations either booked up or too busy there is little desire to head too far from home.  However, this year August has at least got off to a lovely start.

At the suggestion of some vintage-loving friends we planned a visit to Uttoxeter Racecourse for the 'Summer Of Vintage' weekend.

A quiet drive down with no traffic issues saw us arriving at the lovely racecourse just and hour and a half after leaving central Manchester, and it was lovely to see the summer sun come out to join us at the event, too.

My original plan, as for all these events, was to don some seamed stockings and high heels, but the promise of 22°c weather put paid to that idea.  Instead, I chose my beautiful and stylish late-1960's Diorling dress.  As we were some of the first to arrive at the event, it meant a quiet start to the day... but ideal for a photo with a lovely vintage 1967 bus to complement my choice of outfit.


Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - "Pay As You Enter"...
Outside of the main halls there were lovely old vintage caravans and commercial lorries parked up - some selling refreshments, others being used as stalls, full of clothes and collectibles.


Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Summer Of Vintage, Uttoxeter.
I especially liked looking around one stall in particular, full of old memorabilia , displaying an amazing array of old toys.  As I perused the lovely old toys I couldn't help but wonder how many dreams and childhood imaginations had been fired by these gorgeous playthings, and also couldn't help wondering in turn how many dreams are inspired by the latest computer and phone games these days.  Hmm... maybe I'm just getting old....


Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Summer Of Vintage, Uttoxeter.
Inside the main halls a large number of stalls displayed their  goods - anything from clothing, furniture, household goods, more toys, and, er, a freaky and rather disturbing-looking monkey - certainly not something I'd want in the corner of my bedroom looking at me when I'm in bed.


Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Summer Of Vintage, Uttoxeter.
I managed to buy a couple of lovely flirty dresses with plunging necklines but with soft, loose skirts - perfect for stockings and suspenders flashing!  It was only when I met up with my friends that I realised that lunchtime had arrived, so we headed back outside in search of sustenance.  Walking out of the main hall I was soon distracted, however, by a pair of lovely long legs in high heels in a very short skirt.  
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - lovely legs, Summer Of Vintage, Uttoxeter.
 I took a slight detour to the food sellers as I followed the blonde girl, eventually catching up with her.  A long chat revealed that she had a stall there, too, selling stockings and tights.  I promised to have a look later on.

With food and drink ordered, we sat and enjoyed the rather lovely and beautiful Lola Lamour, crooning her way through 1930's and 1940's classics.


Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Lola Lamour, Summer Of Vintage, Uttoxeter.
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Lola Lamour, Summer Of Vintage, Uttoxeter.
With lunch over, I explored a little more of the site, finding a few gorgeous old caravans parked around the back of the main halls, looking out over the racecourse itself.  I couldn't help but take the offer from the owners of the fantastic Airstream caravan to have a quick snapshot.


Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Summer Of Vintage, Uttoxeter.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Summer Of Vintage, Uttoxeter.
I made sure I was back in the main hall for the Best Dressed competition, though, to cheer on a couple of the girls that I'd met earlier in the day.  I'm glad to say one of them won and the other came second - both worthy of their final places.  Afterwards I made my way to the second hall and tracked down the long-legged blonde, stood behind her tights and stockings stall.  I ended up with some sexy tattoo-style tights, which I will have to find an opportunity to model at some point in the near future.

Declining tickets for the evening's Burlesque event, my group somehow managed to find itself sat in the racestand for the evening finishing a bottle of rum with ginger beer mixers, enjoying the beautiful summer evening.  A truly fantastic end to a great day... indeed it would certainly get a first-past-the-post vote from me.


Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Summer Of Vintage, Uttoxeter.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Shelsley Walsh - Classic Nostalgia 2016

After my wonderful time at Shelsley Walsh last year, I made tentative plans to attend again this year - once again for Classic Nostalgia.  Tentative?  Well, thanks to the truly horrendous weather throughout June and early July, any plans I have for outdoors events are not finalised until the last minute.

So, up until Friday, I was keeping a twice-daily watch on the weather reports for the Shelsley Walsh area.  With only light clouds promised when I checked on Friday lunchtime, it meant a dash to the shops to organise some picnic treats.

It also meant an early start in order to arrive at Shelsley Walsh in time for breakfast, so by 7.00am our small cavalcade was congregating at Sandbach Service Station on the M6.  Once everyone had arrived, it turned into a swift blast down the motorway, only interrupted by no-one synchronising their bladders, which resulted in some stops at different points along the way to relieve the pressure.

Thankfully, by 8.30am we were driving into the car-park at Shelsley Walsh under the promised cloudy sky.  Already some lovely cars were parking up, and a few stalls were opening ready for their first customers.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
I wandered over to the main pits area, which was still fairly quiet.  Alongside a tall hedge a line of rally cars from the 1980's stood ominously - not really my era of favourite cars, but the Group B class was being honoured at the event, and the brutal cars would make quite a spectacle later in the day as they thundered up the hill.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
Nearby, owners and mechanics busied themselves with their own cars, making final preparations for their own run up the steep and challenging hill.  The air was full of the sound of revving engines and the heady scent of petrol fumes - lovely.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
We had a good hour just wandering around the area, savouring the unique atmosphere of the event, at which point we decided it was a good time for breakfast.  Luckily, the site has it's own fabulous little Stratstone Restaurant, and I settled down to a lovely plateful of beans, fried bread, mushrooms and hash browns.

Suitably refuelled, we made our way back to the main area, where they were firing up an old Auto Union Type-C, which had run the hill way back in 1936 - 80 years ago!  The sound from the old V16 was astounding as the mechanics tested the engine, the raw and thunderous noise drowning out everything else around.  It was beautiful - an art-deco piece of automotive art.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Auto Union Type-C, Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Auto Union Type-C, Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Auto Union Type-C, Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Auto Union Type-C, Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
Also nearby, but with crowds around it, a beautiful blue Maserati stood being prepared.  Once again I found myself thinking that there can be a real beauty in mechanical design.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Maserati, Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Maserati, Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.

By now a large portion of cars were screaming away from the nearby start-line for their blast up the tarmac.  We were in time to see the line of Group B cars storm up the hill in a roar of tyre-smoke and engine howls.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
I headed off to peruse the line of stalls, selling everything from automobilia to clothing.  I found a beautiful Burberry coat in one Vintage stall, but it was sadly too big.  I'd have bought it in an instant had it fitted, thoughts of 'flasher' pictures filling my head.  Oh well.  Afterwards, a group decision was made that it was picnic time, and we settled down to eat a late lunch in-between some lovely old cars.

One lovely gentleman did let me sit in his gorgeous Jaguar E-Type, too, which certainly made my day.  As I posed for a couple of pictures another old gentleman took out his own camera and I willingly posed for him, and he said that I'd made his day in return... although he added that he probably wouldn't be showing those pictures to his wife.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
After indulging a light lunch and ginger beer, I had a wander up the hill itself to watch a bit of the action.  Unlike last year, I didn't go too far, though - I didn't think my high heels were suitable attire for the full trek, and I also didn't want to ruin them on the rather rough ground.  I did get far enough to see the lovely blue Maserati make a run, though, and it sounded glorious in the confines of the tree-lined hill.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Maserati, Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
It was, however, classic timing - no sooner had I taken my seat in the spectator section to watch a few cars shoot by, than an announcement came over the tannoy that the racing had finished for the next hour, and an air-display would be starting shortly.

With a tired sigh I made my way back down the hill to meet up with the rest of the group, but in time to see the flying display from Trig Aerobatics.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
As the little bi-planes finished their display, the rumble of a Merlin engine could be heard, and a lovely old Spitfire shot past on it's way to another air disply.  Lovely.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.
We stayed chatting and enjoying the atmosphere for another hour before, at 3.00pm, deciding it was time to head home.  It was a great day, friendly crowds, stunning venue, thrilling action and non-stop entertainment.  It is pencilled in my diary for next year already.

Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.



Dexi Delite Manchester and Cheshire Escort - Classic Nostalgia 2016, Shelsley Walsh.