The Baroness’s Birthday Bash

On Sunday, November 7, fashionable fetishists assembled to celebrate The Baroness’s birthday and the 13th anniversary of her Fetish Retinue. It marked the season debut of the monthly at its new venue, White Noise, which is a gorgeous space that is neither white nor noisy. The black flocked wallpaper, crystal chandeliers and gilt mirrors make for an elegant, gothic ambiance. It’s an intimate space with couches arranged in a way to encourage conversation. Though upon my somewhat early arrival, those couches were all occupied. It was a packed house! The Baroness was welcoming guests and looking resplendent in a turquoise latex fishtail skirt and corset.

I consistently appreciate the wide age range The Baroness attracts. It’s nice that no one feels out of place. However, I had invited two 20-something young ladies to accompany me – in addition to two friends of a certain age – and I don’t believe they were impressed. It could have been because of that wide age range or it might’ve been that no one seemed to notice them. Youth, even with exposed bras, didn’t have quite the impact one might imagine. Other guests were suitably attired in head-to-toe black if not head-to-toe latex and everything in between. The bright hues of rubber were complemented by the festive balloons provided by JParty. An ample bar staff ensured that no one waited long for a beverage.

The evening’s fashion show was an interesting juxtaposition of textures, pairing knit goth appliquéd cardigans from Vampire Freaks with latex garments by The Baroness. The exuberant models cavorted onstage, culminating in the birthday cake and gift-giving finale.

For me, having fun is like falling off a log. Easy! I’ve always found The Baroness’s events to be convivial and enjoyable. But I’m sure my even-better-than-usual good time was primarily due to the tall handsome British gentleman who was generously giving me his undivided attention! Er, and a beer or two. Of course, when my friend arrived with a familiar “date” in tow, things got even more interesting: more beers, birthday spankings and the tactile pleasures experienced while wearing a latex bodysuit!

Join The Baroness next month, December 5, for her annual holiday soiree! There will be tree-trimming, latex-clad elves and loads of yuletide cheer! The Fetish Retinue takes place on the first Sunday of every month at White Noise, 225 Avenue B. Doors are at 9:00pm. More info at Baroness.com.

Visit The Baroness at 530b East 13th St. between Aves. A & B.
Visit Vampire Freaks at 189 Avenue A between 11th & 12th Sts.

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