Q: How often do you have events?
A: We have 2-3 salons a year and 2-3 other events like styling workshops and shopping trips.
Q: Is SL a role playing game?
A: No. But many of our guests put on a personae to live themselves into the time period. You can of cause do the same.
Q: Is SL a re-enactment of the time period?
A: No. We are trying to re-create the mood and feel of the elaborate parties of the 1910-1950'ties but not re-enact them.
Q: Is SL a fetish party?
A: No. We enjoy the look, feel and quality of the clothes of the time period, but it is not a fetish party.
Q: I see people in German WWII uniforms on some of the pictures from SL. What is up with that?
A: We have decided to include all types of uniforms from the time period at Salon Libertine. This includes the German uniforms from the second world war era, although we don't allow the armbands as we consider them a political statement which would not be welcome at Madame's Salon. We strongly oppose the political views and actions of Nazi Germany.
Q: Will there be nudity?
A: We do not aim for nudity, but there are shows at SL that incorporate nudity as an artistic expression. This is not a goal in itself but it can happen. Also: We are aiming for a loose and lewd atmosphere at the salons so expect the occasional showing of legs or other nudity.
Q: Is there sexual interaction at SL?
A: No. If you need to do so, please get a room. And remember to use protection!
Q: Women: I don't want to buy a vintage dress for my first visit, how can I look vintage with what I have in my closet and just a few accesories?
A: If you want the dress from you closet with the best vintage-look you should pick one of a relatively heavy fabric made of silk, wool or rayon blends but avoid pure polyester and strech fabrics. You can also use cottonblends if you want to portray a worker. You should pick a dusty color and keep patterns if any to small flowers. Avoid sleeveless dresses in general.
You should never have bare legs, wear thin nylonstockings (they are particularly sexy with seams!) and garterbelt but never hold-ups or pantyhose if the rims are visible.
Much of the vintage look comes from accessories, try a simple pearl necklace with matching earrings and put on a pair of simple leather pumps with leather soles so you can dance balboa. Or how about a cute little hat or hairpiece?
You can also come a long way with the right make-up and hair. No matter the length of the hair it should always be neat and feminine, use alot of curving or curling of the hair, bobby pins and hairspray. The so-called 'victory rolls' are easy to make with a little training, there are several tutorials on youtube etc. Make-up tutorials are also available but you'll come along way by a good fair-tone foundation and some powder, mascara or fake eyelashes and red lipstick.
Q: Men: I don't want to buy a vintage suit or uniform for my first visit, how can I look vintage with what I have in my closet and just a few accesories?
A: You should look for fabrics like wool, silk and rayon and dark, dusty colors like black, brown and grey. You could try for a worker's look with pants in coarse, heavy fabric, buttoned-on suspenders, a white shirt and a tweed sport cap. If you want to wear a suit, avoid stand-up collars and polyester/shiny fabric, put on a white or light shirt with cufflinks, a broad silk tie with geometric patterns and duche colours or a bow-tie.
Much of the vintage look comes from accessories, put on well-polished black/brown leather shoes with leather soles so you can dance balboa. And try with a small hankerchief in the breast pocket or a flower. You could also put on a nice fedora felt hat with wide brim but remember that it is costum to take it off indoors. Comb you hair back, parting it sharply in the side by comb, give it a wave and use plenty of styling products like wax. A neat and tipy appearance is important for the vintage look so avoid beards except for well-groomed mustaches.
Q: Can I pass the dresscode with sneakers?
A: No, nice leather shoes will do the trick.
Q: Can I wear corset and fishnets?
A: Burlesque undergarments are certainly part of the dresscode, but push it towards the 30s-40s pinups and cabarets and avoid stay-ups and polyester garments. Remember your accessories and make-up for a complete expression.
Q: Can I wear pre-1910 garments?
A: Yes but you will be considered a decadently old-fashioned guest.