Black Cherry club; Victory Roll hairdo.

I’ve previously mentioned one of my fave Sydney clubs – Black Cherry.  Last night it was on again,  this time at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville, with 2 rooms and many, many acts.

With it being the biggest Black Cherry event yet, I had to do something special with my hair, and what with the burlesque flavour of the night, I decided to try Victory Rolls.

I watched quite a few how-to videos…but in the end, it’s all about the doing, isn’t it?Here is my first ever attempt…and I think it came out OK. I did 2 rolls either side of my part, a big one at the back, and I rolled my fringe too. Fake lashes top and bottom and my fave violet circle lenses complete the look.

A large black feather flower covered the exposed sectioning of the hair
And now some shots of the rest of the outfit
PVC Bolero/shrug – Artifice Clothing
PVC corset – Deadlygirlz/DGFH7
Red pvc ruffled bustle skirt – Geomythik
Black dress with tutu skirt – mall in Malaysia ($10!)
Spiky wedge shoes – Glad news, Japan

But onto the night itself….
Unfortunately we missed Frazer Bourke, one of my fave DJ’s, but there were plenty more to keep us dancin’.
The Rumjacks and the Snowdroppers played awesomely, as well as the Licks and the Go-Go Haunters.
There was comedy burlesque by the lovely Lauren LaRouge (who we’d seen singing at the Pandimensional Halloween Syndicate), more burlesque by Briana Blubell (Miss Burlesque NSW) and Lux St Sin from Melbourne, and aerial work from Tank.
For the full line-up including DJ’s, check out the Black Cherry facebook page.
I caught up with quite a few friends, including Carly from the Dark Shadows who very nicely came to the loo and latched up my DestroyX Crest necklace for me when I took off my bolero (crest glimpsed here in my pic with Dom, along with my grey fake fur coat that I got from a Swindon opshop for 25 pounds 10 years ago). Alas, I utterly failed to get any pics with Carly, yet again. The Dark Shadows are supporting Christian Death when they tour here on August 13 – how exciting!!

So many from various bands w
ere there and we chatted to a few such as Azzy T from Captain Reckless and the Lost Souls (ex-Zombie Ghost Train), and Oliver, frontman for  Our Last Enemy, who informed me they have the guitarist from Genitorturers on board and are touring Japan early next year.

The night is just getting bigger and bigger, and I wish Danielle and Carla who run the club every success. To anyone considering coming along, I say “hell yeah!”
We hit the Townie pub afterwards, and were home around 5, whence Dom decided to take a few more pics. As you can see, my ‘do stood the test of time apart from a few stray hairs here and there. I’ll certainly be trying more variations of the hairdo, now I know it’s do-able!
Next week is the Cobweb Club (see my post on the February Cobweb Club here). So you just know more vanity er, outfit pics will be posted.  But now, to get all the darned hairspray outta my hair…. 


  1. i *LOVE* this hair on you!!!

  2. Thank you – I felt like such a LADY & got compliments all night!

  3. You look SO good! The hair, the make-up – you are one serious pro.

    Thank-you so much for stumbling one of my pieces too, that is enormously lovely of you! I am useless at the whole concept of Stumble Upon but I DO have an account and am 100% willing to return the favour – is there a particular place that you can submit articles to them (I told you that I was useless at this!), and is there a particular article (or three!) of yours that you would like me to stumble? Thank-you so much again!

  4. Totally BRILLIANT on you!! Love love love!
    Seriously great job too. 🙂
    I so wanted to come up for the event, but my calender is hellish at the moment.
    I should be there in October though, so I'm planning a big one. Let's hit the town together with awesome hair! 😀

  5. Corinne – no problem! I love the aticles I Stumbled (I think there were 3 so far). I actually installed the toolbar so I just hit the thumbs-up "I like it!" sign whenever I like a site. But You can just join up and "like" something without having the toolbar.

    Violet Lebeaux got me into it – we really feel if we're all generous to each other, and share the love, it comes back to you many times over!

    As to which ones I'd like stumbled – probably one of my DIY articles, or Circle Lens reviews? Or maybe an outfit/look of mine you like 🙂 And thanks for reading – enjoying your blog immensely, myself 🙂

  6. SKM – thanks for having a look 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words…I know it's not perfect but I was happy with this attempt. I loved how elegant I felt, like a vinatge princess.

    And YES! Black Cherry would be an AWESOME place to meet-up – really up both your alley and mine! It's a DATE!

  7. arrrhhhhhhh the hair looks fab…. you gotta rock that look again!

  8. Totally awesome!!! Seriously in the first picture you look like the most beautiful (and slightly evil) doll! Epic win 😀

  9. Thanks WhiteGoldSilver – it's really not that hard, so I definitely will! Have you ever tried that type of hairdo?

    Violet – a slightly evil doll sounds good to me! Thank you!

  10. Fantastic job! I can't believe it's your first time–it looks better than the average vintage veteran!
    I think you must have out-shined the performers that night!

  11. Love the hair! I really like the combination of vintage hair and futuristic pvc – brilliant!

  12. Hexotica – aww, I don't think I'd outshine the professionals but thank you very much 🙂

    Rebecca – thanks! I am a bit of a goth, so a little bit of PVC does sneak in here & there. I defo need to try more hairstyles 🙂

  13. Favorite hair I've ever seen on you! Absolutely FAB!!

  14. wow, it takes such skill to do all of that beauty work! kudos on your talent.


  15. Thanks Valerie 🙂 I certainly will do, after all the good response I've been getting!