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!

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