Sunday, 16 February 2014

The Boys (and Girls) Are Back In Town

It's here again... Heresy N Heelz, the Alternative and Burlesque Fair in Manchester.  Looking back, this is now the fourth time I've written a post about the Fair - and looking back over the previous posts, I can honestly say that this event keeps getting better.  I decided my tight leather skirt (with thigh-high split!), fishnet tights and harlot-red Prada shoes (one of my favourite pairs in my collection) would be perfect if an opportunity arose for a Picture Of The Week snapshot.

It wasn't quite the best start to Saturday though - the wind was whipping fiercely through Manchester City Centre, and coupled with the brief showers of pelting rain, made a very uncomfortable walk to Oxford Street to Sound Control where the event is held.  Being a little early, it was decided that a late breakfast was due - so a trip to Black Dog Ballroom NWS on New Wakefield Street, just a minute's walk from Sound Control, was the first point of call. 

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - Black Dog Ballroom NSW
Filled up with a delicious Eggs Florentine, I braved the short walk through the stinging rain to Heresy N Heelz.  Even now, spread over three floors, it is getting to the point where it doesn't seem the venue, as good as it is, is big enough for the event.  On the ground floor there was a little tea-room, with lovely cakes (yes I did try some), and the Chocolate Cloud Cake was especially divine, I have to say.  Upstairs was the burlesque/steam-punk/goth attire, and the basement was for some of the ruder stalls.  I made my way downstairs first... of course.

Immediately catching my eye was The Dog's Bolloxx stand - lots of lovely doggie-play toys.  I had a good look over the stall - it was all superb quality, and very well priced.

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort -The Dog's Bolloxx stand, Heresy N Heelz
However, the lovely gent serving didn't have quite what I wanted.  No bother, however, as he said he can hand-make 'special items'.  My first purchase of the day!  Whoohoo!  So, what did I buy?  Sadly, I'm not telling... for now that is, but it will be a nice surprise for certain gentlemen I have in mind.  No doubt I'll reveal more once it has arrived and been tried out!

I stayed downstairs for a little while to chat to friends, and after a while the first of the day's entertainment began - pole dancing from Blush Studios in Manchester.  Be careful if checking out that link though - it opens with some rather loud dance music!

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - Blush Studios
Mmmm... very energetic girls.  Though I can't ever help feeling that no matter how unpractical, a girl without high heels is never quite properly dressed...

Having explored the basement stalls I wandered upstairs to the top floor.  The first stall I saw when I walked into the main room was full of beautifully stylish hats.  Oooh!  I immediately set about trying nearly every one they had.  They were superbly made, and fitted brilliantly - always the sign of a quality milliner.  I asked the two lovely ladies about their company - it was Kate Hill Headdresses, from 'down the road' in Sale.  I tried on a stunning leather-trimmed trilby, and it complemented my outfit perfectly.  That was my second purchase of the day, and I hadn't even made it around all the stalls as yet to check out what else was on offer.

Very soon, it was time for the first burlesque routine of the day - the gorgeous Sukki Singapora.  As readers of the blog will know, I have a certain, er, passion for Natsumi Scarlett, and was initially disappointed to find out she wasn't performing this time around.  However, Sukki was fantastic, and performed a stunning oriental themed routine.  Like Natsumi, she's certainly a pleasure to watch and very polished and professional... and beautiful.

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - Sukki Singapora, Heresy N Heelz
 Her gorgeous outfit was made by Kiku Boutique in Manchester's Norther Quarter, who were having a fashion show as part of the day's entertainment.  As a frequent visitor to Kiku, I was certainly looking forward to the show, and it continued the oriental theme, with all of the outfits specially put together for the event.

The premise of the fashion show was a display from an oriental 'madame' of her girls for a British Army Officer, and was a great way of displaying individual costumes.

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - Kiku Boutique Fashion Show
There were some very lovely costumes, especially a stunningly embroidered corset made by Sadia from Kiku which was as eye-catchingly gorgeous as the girl who modelled it - Jessica Rabbit?

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - Kiku Boutique Fashion Show
I briefly wondered if I could have both delivered to my own boudoir... Mmmmmm!  Having already bought a corset through Kiku, it was lovely to finally meet Sadia at the show, and she remembered the corset she'd made for me.  It actually featured many times last year on my website, and is one of my favourite items in my wardrobe.

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - my corset from Kiku Boutique
After the show there was a final chance for the assembled photographers to get a shot of all the outfits together, and with a little elbowing and persuasion I managed to get into a position to try and get one of my own...

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - Kiku Boutique Fashion Show
After the models disappeared off the stage I stayed chatting to some of the event organisers, when one of the photographers leaned over and asked if I wanted a photo taking against the same background.  Of course I did... though I'm not entirely sure where his image will turn up though...!

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - Smile, please...
Once off the stage I took the opportunity to chat with friends and offer my congratulations to Lynn from Kiku for a brilliant display - I know how much hard work goes into arranging and making the outfits for these events can be.  I stepped back to allow others to chat with Lynn, and a stunning blonde girl in a beautifully sexy diaphanous gown caught my eye.  The outfit, from Violet Flamingo, was astonishing - as was the girl wearing it - and it has appeared on my list of things-to-buy already. I even managed a quick kiss from the lady herself!  Mmmm!!!

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - and that gorgeous blonde...
It made a very memorable ending to a brilliant day and great event - I'm already looking forward to the next event in May.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Latex Loveliness in London

My word... only one post in January!  Having said that, January was (as usual) quiet on the party and events front.  I only managed two posts in January last year, so I'm not going to be too disappointed.

Anyway, I did spend most of January looking forward to the end of the month - not because January is generally a crap time of the year, but because I'd arranged to visit London, or more importantly, the fetish club Rubber Cult.

A spin-off from the very successful Club Rub, it is a purely latex-attire event, and the prospect of seeing lots of sexy gents and ladies in tight-fitting shiny latex kept me warm inside through the chilly January weeks.  With London less than two hours' drive away from the B&B Dungeon Ess and Emm in Warwickshire, the plan was to meet there first and head down in a group to North London.  I took a couple of outfits to Warwickshire, and decided on my white latex blouse and tight black latex pencil skirt.

Dexi Delite - Independent Escort - dressed for Rubber Cult
 After setting off at 7.30pm, we were walking through the doors of Shillibeers, the venue, before 9.30pm.  Shillibeers is a fantastic venue - lovely and warm for a start (very important, as latex isn't known for it's heat-retention properties), with a good selection of drinks and plenty of seating too, for those in towering high heels that need a rest through the night.

I was right to have looked forward to the event - I can't remember the last time I'd seen so many lovely female forms in exquisite figure-skimming sexy clothing.  I recognised one stunning lady, and had to think where I knew her from.  I remembered her name was Red, and I'd modelled with her over a decade ago.  It was lovely to have a chat and surprised that she remembered me too - though I don't think either of us has changed that much.

I also met up with Miss SOS, who'd I managed to become, er, very friendly with at a fetish event in 2012.  We agreed to have a bit of a play later on...

First, however, came the fashion show and evening entertainment by fetish burlesque acts.  First on-stage was a stunning blonde in latex corset, latex stockings and high heels.  To a great dance track 'I Want To See Your Pussy' by Lords Of Acid she writhed sexily around a chair, culminating in pulling off her latex G-String, revealing a gorgeous shaved pussy, and then pouring milk all over herself and between her legs.  Brilliant.  Next up a dark gothic girl, who, to dark, brooding music, became rather infatuated with a teapot of mysterious dark liquid, and having drunk it all, pulled aside her panties, pissed into the teapot, and began drinking again.  As many know, I've been attending burlesque clubs for some time, so couldn't help comparing the acts that I saw at Rubber Cult with many of the others that I've seen over the years.  Back in the 1950's, the 'heyday of burlesque', it was a little cheeky, sexy, sometimes theatrical, and sometimes pure 'cheesecake'.  However, back in the 1950's, this was probably quite rude and exciting, and coupled with the underground and perhaps 'sleazy' connotations, made it almost cutting edge entertainment.  Fast-forward to the new century, however, and like Elvis' famous hips, the shock factor has gone as society's idea of what constitutes as lewdness and rudeness has changed.  What is left, once the sleaze-and-tease/shock and sexiness have been removed, is something that can veer towards being a little too cute, safe, predictable and twee.  Purely from a personal point of view, of course, I thought that the acts at Rubber Cult are at a point where modern-day burlesque should be - back to being theatrical, a little rude, very sexy, with a pinch of shock-factor thrown in.  I understand that for many professional burlesque acts, sticking to the ideals of the 50's is probably an integral part of what they do, but I'd rather watch girls pissing into teapots, I think.

The fashion show was from TripleL Latex, and I certainly saw a couple of dresses (and the girls in them) that I would have loved to have tried.

After the entertainment on stage had finished, I took the night's entertainment into my own hands - literally.  I took the delightful Miss SOS over to a whipping bench, and a heavy spanking session ensued.  We were joined by Red, and the two of us made sure that our little submissive girl left the night with a glowing bottom.  After punishing Miss SOS for a good twenty minutes we shared a very nice three-way kiss.  Lovely.

Overall impressions?  A fantastic club with some very friendly people, good music, decent malt whiskies and sooo many gorgeous girls.  I think I will be going back!

In keeping with the cold and chilly weather, this week's Picture Of The Week (a day late as I've just got back from Ess&Emm) is a return to those freezing, bitter Salford Quays.  Brrr!