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.

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