VENUS SPORTS CAN-CAN CORSET

Tennis ace, Venus Williams, was snapped sporting a can-can style corset yesterday at the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros in Paris. Both Venus and Serena Williams are known for their unique sense of dressing through their matches and this outfit is nothing new to the sports star. The red spaghetti straps and corset dress has a feel of the 1890’s, with the skirt ruffled at the bottom to make a certain ‘flounce’ when Venus moved.
The press seemed to love the outfit with the first 8 questions at the post match press conference being about the outfit. The star said: “The motif is really about sporty sexy, and kind of that whole attitude of bringing that to my game, I usually don’t wear red. This is kind of new for me.”
Venus said she plans to wear the dress for her next match as well. If it continues to bring victories, who knows … maybe she’ll get one in white for Wimbledon.

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REDUCED PRICE CORSETS

I love nothing better than a sale and my favourite burlesque based website, www.truecorset.co.uk, has reduced some of their gorgeous over the bust corsets in price.
My favourite pink corset, which I’ve had my eye on for ages, has been reduced to £47.00, due to marks on the bust hooks, which lets face it, can be easily remedied by a quick trip to dry cleaner. Other corsets in the sale are this Ivory Ella Over the Bust Corset, in sizes UK 24-36″, UK 22-34″ and UK 22-23″. These are all reduced due to small marks on the inside of the corsets, which when worn can not be seen. Price around £45, reduced from over £80, you can’t argue a small mark is worth missing out on one of these gorgeous steel boned curve creators.

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND FASHION

Alice in Wonderland inspired fashion is all over the place right now, and what better was to incorperate that look into your burlesque wardrobe that with a stunning, top hat in the style of who else, but the Mad Hatter! You could even base your routine around the film, with Tim Burtons remake giving plenty of inspiration for costume changes and dance routines. This hat is from www.truecorset.co.uk and comes in at £29.38 including VAT, made from velvet with a red and black ribbon bow to add that finishing touch.

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ANNUAL BURLESQUES AWARDS 2010

Last Friday the glitterati of Burlesque came together for the Annual Burlesque Awards 2010 at Café De Paris, in London’s Leicester Square. The opening, by host and ringmaster, Armitage Shanks, bellowed across the crowd: Tonight, we’re gonna make love to you individually and collectively. You’re gonna want an adult but you’re not gonna get one. It’s an evening of inventory and it’s only gonna get stranger from there,”

The fabulously dressed crowd were treated to a variety of tantalising and titillating burlesque acts from across Europe – the UK, Holland, Germany, Belgium and Cardiff – by way of Paris.

The eager front row was sprayed by a magnum of champagne by the gorgeous Banbury Cross, dressed as screen siren, Marylin Monroe. Oh, how I would have loved to have been there. Maybe next year guys and dolls.

Later on Captain Anchor sang, Start Spreading your legs, to the tune of Sinatra’s New York, New York and Catherine Delish cast off her outfit while mouthing along to the words of Judy Garland’s hit songs, Get Happy – at one point whisking a US flag out of her corset.

Our home grown girls did well out of the night. Pixie Frisk won Best New London Act and the evening was rounded off with a triumphant roar when Ginger Blush, also from London, was announced as winner of Best Solo UK performance this year. A big well done all round.

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BURLESQUE MAKEUP AND HAIR TUTORIAL

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CORSETS FOR CATS?

Jean Paul Gaultier once created a corset for his cat.

The designer – whose collections are famed for their boned waists – wanted to make a bespoke item for his beloved feline but soon realised it wasn’t a good idea. He said: “Do you know that cats can’t wear corsets? They can’t stand! Not at all – they just fall over. I know because I tried!”.

Another irk Gaultier wanted to air to Stella magazine was about modern day celebrities who don’t want to pay for his designs. He said: “I am not a businessman. When I first started out Hollywood stars came and tried on the dresses and had many fittings. Now they except the dresses for free. I hear some designers even pay for them to wear their clothes. It is hopeless.”

The 57-year-old Frenchman believes he owes a lot of his success to using ‘real’ women in his catwalk shows as other females can relate to them.

He said “The fashion press could not understand it. But I say, ‘Why not?’ It is what inspires me. I don’t like to be safe. I use what I see. There is no point in me sitting here in my couture house and not knowing what is going on out there. You have to be aware of what is going on in the street.”

Article from the wonderful ELLEuk.com

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MORPHING INTO LADY GAGA!

As Christina Aguilera gets ready to launch back into the world of music it came to my attention how much she is starting to look and dress like Lady GaGa. Now, Christina was around long before GaGa hit the scene but it’s a shame she’s felt the need to go down the road of the slight S&M feel to her new music video. I love Christina when she went through that whole fifties phase, singing Candy Man in her white pencil dress and pin curls. There can only be, sadly, room for one Lady GaGa seen as she strives to take centre stage where ever she goes. Christina has the voice so she should pick a style that’s new and not out there already. My advice for her would be to stick to the whole sexy siren, Jazz singer look she had back in 2007 with her corsets and bustle skirts…let’s hope she’s reading!

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