Performing burlesque for the first time was the biggest thrill in the world! What is it about glitter, rhinestones, and twirling pasties that feels so right?
Here is video from my very first night on stage as a burlesque performer. Hope you love it!
See anything you like in this act? Have suggestions about ways I could improve? Leave a comment and let me know…
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Ostrich.com, the country’s premier source for feather boas and fans, is going out of business! Use promo code CLOSEOUT2011 and get huge savings right now throughout the site!
Don’t wait! Items are going very very fast during this amazing closeout sale…
Burlesque is all about self-promotion! Here’s your ultimate guide to choosing an absolutely perfect, sexy, sassy, over-the-top, and utterly-unforgettable name that will make you shine!
When choosing a name for yourself in the burlesque world, there are three big factors to keep in mind: 1) Is it original?, 2)Is it memorable?, and 3) Does it fit your personality? Read the rest of this entry
I love love LOVE Dita’s new “Von Follies” lingerie line!
These beautiful 50s-inspired underthings will debut at Target Australia in February of 2012 and then in other countries later next year.
I love that the collection will also feature overwire bras (a quirky and very authentic vintage touch) as well as corselettes, garter belts, and high-waisted panties, all with gorgeous ribbon and lace detailing. As Dita puts it, this is underwear that is “meant to be seen”.
I couldn’t agree more.
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My burlesque debut was so damn much fun, I just can’t wait to flash those boobies again! Join me for one of my upcoming December performances and watch the tassels fly!
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Here is the Video from the mesmerizing recent interview Dita did for The Guardian. Take a look!
Watch as she beautifully puts into words exactly what burlesque means to her and to so many other women out there. She talks vividly about the elegance of “created beauty” (for example, seeing sculpture, painting, architecture, fashion, corsetry, and makeup as superior to natural beauty in many ways).
She also discusses using fashion and makeup as a way to morph into what you truly want to be, and about doing this as a means of “self-creation” and “self-expression” that’s very empowering.
Elegant and inspiring, as always!
As a burlesque beauty, you already know that more is more! If in doubt, more feathers, more glitter, more fur, more sequins, and more rhinestones is always better than less!
And the same goes for color. Ultra-eyecatching shades of makeup, gloves, shoes, and more that offstage may look more than a bit overdone, onstage make us look spectacular!
But surprisingly there’s one item of clothing many of us on-stage starlets usually don’t enhance at all: our stockings. And that’s a big mistake.
Here are 5 beautiful styles of seamed stockings in ultra-vivid shades that are perfect under the stagelights! Consider adding one to your next act, especially if legs are the focus of your performance!
1) Gigi Vintage-Style Scarlet Stockings (Pictured at top of post) – Molten-hot red with black seams make one devilish combination! Pair with a pitchfork and tail for a Halloween-themed show, or display them over the Winter holiday if you want to show Santa just how bad you’ve been this year. ($29.99) Read the rest of this entry
Burlesque babes will love love love these new shirred shoulder gloves (available now from Black Cat Closet)!
These silky gloves catch the light beautifully and come in 10 different eye-poppingly bright colors such as emerald green, fuschia, red, purple, and more. They also feature ruching all the way up their sides, which makes them sit elegantly on your arm (no unsightly bunching or clumping here).
Burlesque performers, prepare to experience extreme boa envy!
This plush maribou ostrich feather boa is show-stoppingly gorgeous! It’s nearly 10 feet long, well over a foot and a half thick, and comes equipped with four gorgeous Swarovski-Crystal-encrusted ball accents for awe-inspiring sparkle.
More, including video, after the jump: