Sunday, 19 August 2018

Ten Years After

Ten years.  A decade.  Say it quickly and it disappears off the tongue in a second.  However, for many of us we'll only get seven or eight such periods in our life - some maybe more, some poor souls a lot less.

Ten years ago I was still avoiding having anything like a 'normal job'.  I was working occasionally from Ess & Emm in Warwickshire as a professional Domme, which was not only a fantastic place to work from but it also meant that every month or so I was spending a lot of time with very dear friends.

Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - a Domme, ten years ago.
When not at Ess&Emm, I was having a ball with a lovely lady and her partner who had introduced me to the relatively new delights of Adultwork and we spent some hilarious evenings at either their home or mine doing webcam work for AW - fabulous sexy fun that always turned out to be a little more like a 'Carry On...' film than serious erotica.  I had my own Adultwork profile, of course, and spent some hours posing and modelling - helped by the aforementioned couple running their own swinging and fetish clubs in the midlands which gave some suitable locations to work and party from.

Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - harlot-to-be, ten years ago.
Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - harlot-to-be with a strap-on, ten years ago.
Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - harlot-to-be, ten years ago.

Ah, those were the days.  Despite numerous requests whilst webcamming, it would be another four years later that I finally moved into escort work.

Whilst I was covering myself in baby oil, cream cakes and pussy juice whilst simultaneously wearing out numerous vibrators in front of a camera, a little stall moved from Afflecks Palace in Manchester to take over a whole shop on Tib Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter.  Since then it has quietly gone about its business of providing astonishing, meticulous made-to-measure corsets and outfits

So, this weekend, Kiku, formerly 'Vintage To Fetish' in Afflecks, opened it's doors for an incredible 10-year anniversary party.  Ten years may not be a huge amount to some people in business, of course, but reamins a testament to the hard work and brilliant designs of the store - testament also that the party brought people back to visit and celebrate with them from all over the country.

I made sure that I arrived early and dropped off my congratulatory flowers and booze before getting some lunch at nearby Folk & Soul.  It gave me a chance to seek out some of the Bee In The City artworks that are dotted all over the city and area.

Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - Bee In The City, Manchester.

Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - Bee In The City, Manchester.

Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - Bee In The City, Manchester.
By 2.00pm I was back at Kiku, and spent the rest of the afternoon through to 8.00pm celebrating with friends in the little shop.  There were two burlesque performances, one from Millie Dollar and one from Cherie Bebe to entertain the assembled crowd.

Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - Millie Dollar, Kiku, Manchester.

Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - Millie Dollar, Kiku, Manchester.
Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - Cherie Bebe, Kiku, Manchester.
It was almost as entertaining to see the surprise from people walking past the open door and glance in, to be confronted by some shimmying and shaking from nearly-naked beautiful girls.  It was a great day and a great party, although my part in a female-duet with my friend M, bawling out Bonnnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' was perhaps challenging for some.

So, happy anniversary to the Kiku team - to have succeeded for ten years as an independent retailer in the fashion trade is fantastic - to have succeeded for ten years selling bespoke corsets, lingerie and dresses is a truly amazing feat.

Dexi Delite Altrincham and Manchester Escort - Kiku, Manchester.

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