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Salon Noir fashion show in Toronto

Originally posted by kambriel at Salon Noir fashion show in Toronto
Back home from our trip to Canada for the fashion show at Salon Noir, I wanted to share some of the photos with you! I'm not in the mood to narrow them down much either, so blessings to anyone still on dial up with how many photos you will find behind the cut ;)

Something exciting about this show, besides it being the first time we'd done an event with the amazing Laura since Serpent Circle in NYC oh... something like *12* years ago, is that my longtime friend Dianna (the amazing corsetiere from Starkers!) and I, after years of saying we should pair some of our designs up at some point, were able to match up my outfits with her corsets. I can't say enough just how natural of a fit this was for us, and the designs (even considering last second pairings!) went so very well together, and I look forward to future collaborations with both Laura *and* Dianna again in the future...

Elana in black & crimson:

Backstage, shortly before the start of the show ~ all lined up and ready to go!

The blur of this photo probably most accurately captures the feeling of backstage ~ a quiet storm of crinoline and lace, ribbons, brocade and silk...

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Thank you so very much to Laura for inviting me to show in her decadent fin de siecle for a new siecle event, Dianna for being such a good friend, as well as for the exquisite corsets, Curse for help with this, that, and the other & other, and Alice, Lisa, Jackie, Karen, Elana, and Craig for being such elegant, whimsical, graceful and fearless models... Each of you added so much to the show with your own personalities and individual charm ~ it truly wouldn't have been the same without any one of you!

I hope you enjoyed this photo journey... video from the show itself shall be forthcoming,
~ Kambriel

(In case any of you are interested, several of these outfits will be making their way to the Etsy shop soon!)

Lots of clothes for sale!

I am selling lots of stuff. Gothic, rockabilly, pinup - so much!
Check it out.
If you are in Toronto, we can arrange to meet for payment/stuff.

From the ROM to the Mackenzie House.
Medieval lectures and swordfighting, the Egyptian book of the Dead, and tea with the Wedgewood family!
Oh, and the Dead Sea Scrolls will be here in June!

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Remember remember the fifth of November

Such a historic day, including the history that was made last night.

If any of you are wondering what I am up to on my birthday this year, I have some great plans for myself but if you would like to wish me a happy birthday in person,
I'll be at Neutral on Friday November 14.

let them eat cake!

Although this small exhibit is happening for 2 weekends at the ROM, it is a children based exhibit

BUT for us adults...

Marie Antoinette: Fatal Flair for Fashion with Caroline Weber

Saturday, October 18, 1:00 - 2:00 pm


To complement the ROM’s display of Marie Antoinette’s lavishly embroidered dress designed by Rose Bertin, Caroline Weber, author of Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution, investigates fashion and power at Versailles. Explore the politics of costume, and gain a fresh understanding of the historical role of this doomed queen and the events leading to the French Revolution.
Book signing after talk.
Participants are welcome to stay for the 2:30 pm screening of Sophia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette.

Caroline Weber, a specialist in 18th century French Culture is an associate professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York City.

Location: Royal Ontario Museum, Level 1B
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre

Cost: Public $23.00, Member $20.00

Public: $23.00 Member: $20.00

Contact Information:
Tel.: 416.586.5797
E-mail: programs@rom.on.ca

Date/Time: Sessions (1):

Saturday October 18, 1:00 to 2:00 pm


Dark Realms is publishing their last magazine this October 1, 2008.


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