The weekend before last was the Manchester Burlesque & Fetish weekend, run by the lovely people from Heresy 'n' Heelz, who put on some top-notch burlesque events up and down the country.
I had a stall on both days, at the Friday night burlesque event then on Saturday at the Alternative, burlesque and fetish market at Soundcontrol off Oxford Road. Unfortunately I didn't get to see any of the performers on Friday as my stall was in the bar area downstairs from the stage, but I got to hear the Graveyard Johnnys who are always great!
The market on Saturday was hugely successful, really well attended and I sold lots of hats! There were free goodie bags, a mix of stalls selling corsetry, latexwear, fully fashioned stockings, jewellery and accessories, cupcakes, fetish items and of course me with the Kalandra Jane Designs stall. The lovely Clare was there selling her cool Kustom accessories, and the day was broken up with hourly burlesque performances.
Glitter Explosion! Burlesque diva Marnie Scarlet.
Pictures copyright 2011 Heresy 'n' Heelz, all taken by Kate Appleby, fabulous event photographer - you should hire her for yours because she is lovely and talented!
The organisers are planning another event in Manchester on the 10th of December, this time combining a fetish/alternative market in the basement with a burlesque themed boutique space upstairs featuring fabulous performances and glamourous vendors such as myself!