Tuesday, November 17

Busy Fetish Bees

The weekend just gone was one of of great enjoyment what with what is termed a mediocre Goth party at The Korsakof on Lijnbaansgracht here in Amsterdam. The party itself is pretty poor but what makes it so nice are the people but more to the point my friends. Sasha de Monaco who i have mentioned here several time before told me at 3am that she was Gothord. What she meant was that she had that same feeling that we got upon attending a sadly demised party called Gothord that used to be held 3 or 4 times a year at a hippy commune just outside Amsterdam.

After about 4 hours sleep on Saturday i met up with some friends (Tasche and Tom) visiting from Antwerp. Drank some coffee before heading off to Bizarre Design and to meet up with Jeroen van der Klis, one of those interesting characters who makes the most exquisite corsets you have ever seen. His atelier although small and functional is located at a temporary home on Leidsekade, just off Leidseplein. If you're looking for something that little bit different and made to measure then he's your man. His website Bizarre Design although a little out of date and not very functional is a true representation of what this lovely man can achieve.

Next stop was JC Creations and the home of bespoke and ready made quality every day corsetry but with the ability and knowledge to make a corset not only for the connoisseur but also anyone seriously keen on achieving the perfect hour glass figure. Whilst the likes of Vollers, Axfords and Lux Tenebrae do make functional corsets at a very reasonable price i for one would be better off getting a made to measure number that is designed to fit my body. 

Re my last post i've received quite a few comments from readers saying that in their view there's another party that they would associate more with Amsterdam. The party is question is called Wasteland and whilst a hugely popular event attended by all kinds of people it's not the kind of party that specialised in one particular fetish but that it caters for all and everyone from the mildly curious to the insanely mad.

The Saturday just gone was Wasteland's 15 year anniversary party and the organizers told us it would be an extra special event and they were right as they pulled out all the stops and created a magical fetish fest for all.

You can always tell when you're getting close to Hemkade and the current home for Wasteland as the traffic slows to a crawl as car upon car interspersed with a bus creep ever so slowly to the entrance only to find the reason for such a crawl is the somewhat impromptu distribution of the ever growing bundle of party flyers and store discount cards. I saw that both Demask and Female n Partners are giving 20% discount on presentation of one of their promo cards. 

The doorbitches were their usual crazy selves putting together impromptu acts of humiliation aimed specifically at those borderline party goers who create an outfit (read as cheap and nasty) slightly fetishy. 

I wish i could say that i saw all of the acts when in actual fact i saw very little. Unlike the walkable fashion show of partygoers at SEOne for the Skin Two rubber ball we found ourselves being pushed or jostled and crammed into ever degreasing spaces as we attempted move around the venue to see an act here and there. 

The performances i saw were indeed quite nice and i kick myself that i didn't see the SkinTight fashion show, particularly as they have a new range. A pity their webshop isn't up and running either. But i did enjoy the projected show in a small space that many of us took part in a few weeks ago and in case anyone was looking for me i saw that my gasmasked look was portrayed quite nicely. Will certainly look forward to seeing the rest of that when it's put together. If you bookmark Run_paint_run myspace page i'm sure it only a matter of time before we see the Wasteland presentation.

According to the wasteland site there are some pictures of the event online. Odd really as the only photographer i saw was the one in the photobooth charging EUR10 per emailed pic and the pics that are titled Nov09 are of people i know who weren't even at this particular party. Curiouser and curiouser. 

Great meeting so many friends again and a big hello to Martin and Anita of Altparty.net, Steven of Bondinage, Ties, Run paint run and the ever so sexy pregnant Cat.

If you're like me and into art but with a difference you would have marvelled at the work of Tinus D and his really nice exhibition of work in the upstairs gallery. His style is very much Mad Max meets steampunk and i love it. Go check his site out and if you're ever in Hoorn (North of Amsterdam) go check out his gallery. FreakySteel.com

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