I am always inspired by glitz and glamour and nothing beats vintage pin-up. These are all contemporary performers in the Burlesque Cabaret scene. And what a scene! These gals sing and dance and strip and act and shoot advertisements and make a good living keeping their skin milky white. Their hair is black and set in curls and their lips are always perfectly red. That is the style of pin-up, but these ladies are making it contemporary.
This is Camille o Sullivan, my favourite of the three. I simply adore the black taffta busstle skirt with green silk bow. The pleating and the hips are very modern and the bolero is similar to one currently in my design sketchbook.
The top hat with the voilette in front of her eyes is a very nice touch.
I never tire of sparkly ruby red slippers. One day, I will carry them at my store.
In this photo I am most interested in how the undergarment is separate from the bra. It is totally a suck-in-your-gut garment that has been transformed into a sexy corset high-waisted skirt. Love it!
Here is Dita Von Teese sitting in a large oversized bra. What a great stage prop.
These two images are simply great compositions with amazing lighting. The clothing is secondary to the set. It is the pose on the horsy bike and the big gold stripes that makes this image a total work of art!
And lastly, I present to you the cat-eyes of Immodesty Blaize.
The jewel studded corset with diamond straps is just insane over the top wonderful. One day i want someone to hire me to make a $10,000 corset. … Covered in Svarovsky crystals and solid as a rock.
I leave you with this image of Immodesty fully covered. These ladies always dress to the nines and I could do a whole blog post about what they wear when they are not stripping and titillating. They are artists that are living their professional image all the way. They stay in character wherever they go. It is something I have been trying to explain to musicians and actresses a lot lately. Think about your style after the show…what do you want to be seen wearing in the dressing room.. at the bar..talking to a journalist? What do you want to be seen wearing when you are grocery shopping or signing autographs? Your whole life is your art and there are many subtle ways to promote your craft all the time. Dressing the part is key.
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