Category Archives: Interviews & Profiles

The Dirty Blonde Interviews Reigning Queen Of Burlesque Imogen Kelly for PinCurl Magazine!

PinCurl is the go-to magazine for burlesque performers and fans. Check out the newest edition today for an incredible, unbelievable, over-the-top read as The Dirty Blonde interviews The Reigning Queen Of Burlesque herself: Imogen Kelly!!!

Full interview here.

How To Produce Kick-Ass Burlesque Shows! – The Great Vivienne Vermuth Talks Getting Into The Business, Finding Inspiration, And Surefire Ways To Get Any Audience On Their Feet

 

Vivienne Vermuth is a professional makeup artist and performer who has produced one-of-a-kind burlesque shows for many years. Her over-the-top productions have a reputation for incredible success, regularly selling out venues and attracting a rabid following of loyal fans.

Want to see her in action? Vivienne’s next production is the Vaudevillian World’s-Fair-themed “Showgirl Follies” in Dallas on Friday, Feb 25th! She can also be found debuting an incredible new act in the upcoming Viva Dallas “Technicolor Fairy Tales” on March 2!

Kick back and enjoy our lovely interview with this talented burlesque pro: Read the rest of this entry

Sunday Spotlight: The Red Hot “Vaudezilla” Troupe of Chicago!

Burlesque troupes don’t get much hottter than Vaudezilla!

Created in 2008 by burlesque superstar Red Hot Annie, this production company has been a force to be reckoned with from the beginning. This talented group is a subject of the new documentary film “What A Tease!” and are setting a whole new standard in Chicago for burlesque variety shows.

One of the strengths of this troupe is its incredible diversity! Instead of pulling together burlesque starlets with very similar styles, Vaudezilla casts a wide net, in the tradition of classic vaudeville productions. Read the rest of this entry

Prepping For Your Pin-Up Photo Shoot: 5 Tips From A Pro!

Cardinal Cyn photographed by Shoshana of Through The Looking Glass Studio

When it comes to modern pin-up photography, Shoshana is one of the best!

As Editor and Chief Photographer of Pin Curl Magazine, this gal is on top of all the trends. She has produced stunning potraits of countless well-known burlesque stars and models (including Cardinal Cyn, Coco Lectric, Bondi Holly, Angi B. LovelyFemme Vivre La Rouge, and Ruby Joule)! She also helms Through The Looking Glass photography studio in Dallas which currently accepts both private and themed bookings.

The following  post at The Dirty Blonde Blog was contributed by none other than Shoshana herself! If you’ve ever thought about booking your own pin-up photography session then this post will give you the inside scoop on making the most of it. Just sit back and soak up these 5 steps to a perfect photo shoot, courtesy of a woman who really knows her stuff:

Much more (including photos!) after the jump.

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Style Icon: Louise Brooks

Like any true style icon, Louise Brooks is instantly recognizable. That crisp bob haircut, those pearls, those dark soft eyes. This was the one star who perfectly embodied the jazz age and the rebellious free spirit of those times.

Dancer, showgirl, fashion model, courtesan…this bold girl did it all. She was famous for her vamp movie roles, her shocking lesbian dalliances (including a one night affair with Greta Garbo), and her scandalous nude photoshoots for 1920s pin-up magazines.

More, including video, after the jump:

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Imelda May: Drop Dead Gorgeous Pin-Up Style…And Rockin’ Music!

Tight wiggle dresses, animal prints, a 50s curl (and a signature blonde stripe) at the front of her flawless pin-up hair, a touch of black 50s eyeliner, bright red lips, and tall heels. This chick’s swingin’ retro style is unforgettable!

Imelda May is the rockabilly singer in town. This girl has loads of attitude and is quickly taking the world by storm!

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