In case you missed it, Saturday night was the Raezor Latex One Year Anniversary Party. There were a lot of spectacular acts and excellent outfits, both latex and non latex. Cherry Cola’s provided the perfect venue for performers and guests alike—the damask walls and vintage microphone set the stage for fun. It was great to see so many friends and friendly faces, all dressed to the nines!
The night began with Keely and Harmony go-go dancing to prep the audience. Keely wore the Jordyn shirt and stockings from the Indistinct Collection, and stayed on stage to aid the host of the evening, Kingpin, in a very sexy how-to-lube-your-latex demonstration.
Harmony started the first set of performances with a hauntingly beautiful fan dance – but not the kind you would expect at a burlesque bar. Harmony combined her experience with traditional Chinese dance with the allure of slow and sensual fan display. The Chinese fans accentuated her movements to draw the eye and created visual poetry on the stage.
The next performer took the stage in a powder blue prom dress. Blair Ryder lip-synched her way through, removing the dress to reveal a very kinky corset underneath. Her vibrant personality consumed the space for an unforgettable performance.
Alex Steiner, author of Eros, set up shop writing erotic short stories for donations. Garbed in a dashing suit, complete with pocket square and tie, he wrote little bits of erotica on the spot using his typewriter. For his performance he prepared a piece about a woman and her new latex dress, from the point of view of her lover. His mellow tones caressed the ears of the audience as his hands caressed the microphone. The attentiveness of the audience revealed their titillation.
Fionna Flauntit finished off the first act with a tantalizing strip tease. She began her song in a pleated chiffon cape, which complemented the Raezor gown she slowly revealed. The points from the hem of her gown were emulated in the pleats of her cape, and the translucent chiffon complemented the transparent panels over her thighs. The plunging neckline and very deep back made it easy for Fionna to slip it off and reveal a matching set of white latex pasties and merkin. The latex positively shone in the stage lights as she wiggled.
We took a short break to prep for the raffle; Rae, owner/creative director of Raezor spent her evening greeting her guests and chatting as she offered her bust to measure strips of tickets. Noticeably fashionable, Rae wore Bondage Bottoms, a basic bra, and beautiful mesh dress on top. She paired this with Y.R.U platform heels and a cute kitty headband to tie the look together.
Yael, head of product development, wore her one-of-a kind outfit in transparent purple and opaque black. Her flared eight panel skirt had black piping, and the halter crop had a criss-cross back. The transparent sections revealed sexy swaths of skin, looked super cute, and she couldn’t have dressed better.
The intern, Chloe, rocked a pencil skirt featuring the new art deco lace being previewed in the newest collection. Black with silver lace, she paired the skirt with a black crop top to keep it classy but sexy. Her outfit fit the theme of the crowd; lots of guests wore full latex outfits, and many simply wore their finest. Everyone was comfortable celebrating the successes of the evening.
The second act kicked off with the sneak preview of The Nouveau Collection, set to be revealed in its entirety at Montreal Fetish Weekend 2016. For the fundraiser Rae wanted to do a more Victorian fashion show rather than a classic runway, and ensured that as each model mounted the stage in rhythm with the sassy electro swing soundtrack, the host narrated a story for each outfit.
The first outfit of the show was The Threat, second was The Flouncy, and third was The Heartbreaker.
The Threat is a dress with cups in gold and plum lace, and was modeled by the fabulous Harmony.
The Flouncy is a nude bra and panty set with gold and plum lace and matching fingerless gloves – modeled by our lovely go-go dancer Keely. The Heartbreaker is a body suit in plum with nude contrast panels and gold overlay, a keyhole cutout between the cups, and frilly lace trim stylishly accenting the hips and backside, modeled by freak show performer Erica. We are all very excited for the rest of The Nouveau Collection to come out in September.
Rae and Yael did the raffle, drawing the tickets as Kingpin read the numbers aloud. The prizes included two “vanilla” bath baskets, one JC Sexy gift basket, a couple’s pass to Oasis Aqualounge, and the grand prize was a custom outfit by Raezor Latex valued at $600.
As promised, there was also a prize for the best-dressed! The winner of the contest wore head-to-toe black latex. His pants fit like a glove, and had a snap-on codpiece in the front. He paired this with a black latex shirt that had trim around the bicep. His prize was tickets to the next genesis event at Oasis Aqualounge.
Once the raffle was finished, Erica Furness did her ever popular human staple act for which guests brought up their cash and stapled it to her body with an industrial stapler. People were heard to have been asking “what’s the trick?” – there was, however, no trick, she just stapled money to her flesh.
It was so shocking that some guests were too shy to go up and participate.
Esther De Ville finished the night performing burlesque in her Raezor custom outfit. Her stockings, bandeau, thong, and high-waisted panties were inspired by vintage circus photographs –the colours were all muted reds and brassy golds. For her dance she popped balloons to the song in order to reveal her sexy outfit, right before she took that off, too.
The Raezor family would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday night. We felt very supported and that a lot of people are rooting for us to succeed. We loved that there were people in latex, out of latex, kinksters and non-kinsters alike all coming together in one room. We understand that not everyone will buy latex or likes latex, but it meant a lot that we had so many people coming to support not just the company, but us, as struggling designers in Toronto. You don’t always get to do what you love for a living, but it makes us excited and grateful to know that we are at least able to try, and that is thanks to you: our clients, friends, and family. We can’t wait to finish this collection and show it in Montreal.