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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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ONE PIECE TO IMPRESS

I was recently asked, as extronidaire of all things sexy, what one piece of lingerie should a girl wear to impress her man, whether it be the handsome new guy in her life or her husband who needs a little shaking up. I thought and I thought and even went to the lengths of discussing this with my male friends and it seems that a sassy pair of frilly French knickers should do the trick. Men can’t help themselves when they see a girl in French knickers and with it being the only thing you’re wearing I’m sure the man in your life will have no qualms. These gorgeous baby pink frilly knickers from True Corset are a sure fire way to get you noticed in the bedroom (or maybe outside the bedroom if your feeling risky!) and priced at £14.30 incl VAT means you’ll be able to treat yourself to one for every day of the week!

Click here to get yourself some gorgeously sexy frilly knickers

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COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Here are two of my favourite corset wearing ladies in deep conversation at Coachella Music festival. Katy Perry and Dita Von Teese have actually been out a number of time, oh how fun it would be to be involved in that party circuit! I’m loving Dita’s directional hat by Phillip Treacey and sun dress, a striking contrast against Katy’s super modern, colourful ensemble. I love Katy’s sunglasses, how cool are they. Earlier on in the festival Dita was snapped wearing some larger than life sailor trousers. Although her corset style bra top looks great these trousers are a definate no-no in the style stakes. Dita, you look like Santa at sea! Please find some skinny, indigo jeans to wear with that top and high light your curves instead of drowning them.

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MY FANS ARE VOLUPTUOUS VIXENS

Dita Von Teese is looking lovely at a meet and greet as part of the Rockabilly Party Weekend held at the New Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (April 3).

The 37-year-old burlesque beauty signed autographs and met fans – “Loved meeting my awesome-looking fans at Viva Las Vegas this afternoon!” Dita tweeted after the event. “So many voluptuous vixens!”

Dita is finishing up a series of shows in Las Vegas – her final show in town is Wednesday (April 7)! Pick up tickets at Dita.net.

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INTERVIEW WITH THE GLAMAZONS

Hello Glamazons! And thank you for this fabulous opportunity! I don’t normally have the privilege of being around celebrities, let alone burlesque ones!

I am a great fan of burlesque, from the gorgeous outfits to its whole sex appeal! Where did you get the inspiration from? Why Burlesque?

[MERYL] I have always loved singing and dancing and even played the part of ‘Mazeppa” (a stripper) in the musical “Gypsy” at the age of 12! In 1997 I was introduced to the burlesque scene after being cast in a musical called “Sin” that was performed in the east village. I had did a striptease act in the show. It was very liberating and empowering to show my curvaceous figure on stage every night! I got great feedback from audience members who thought it was refreshing to see a “real” woman stripping on stage in a tasteful way. I continued to perform song and dance routines at cabaret clubs and incorporated the burlesque aspect. I loved the glamour, glitter, sequins ruffles and, of course, corsets!

And how did the band form, have you always been friends?

[MERYL] I started to perform a one woman show and continued to be a featured act in variety shows. I was inspired by groups like “The Pontani Sisters” and “The Wau-Wau Sisters” and wanted to be part of a group. I imagined performing on stage with other full figured women, like myself. And that’s how The Glamazons started! I auditioned girls and formed the group. As the members of The Glamazons have changed through the years, the group has morphed into something different. We don’t strip anymore, but our act is infused with the tease of burlesque.

[SANDY] I joined The Glamazons back in 2003 when the group was revamping. Some girls left to get married or to go back to school. So Meryl took me under her wing and showed me the world of Burlesque. This is when I truly learned to love my body and I grew to love myself more than I ever thought possible. As the rest of the group formed, we created a bond that no one can break. We love each other like sisters and fight like sisters. Haha!

[LAURA] I joined the Glamazons in 2005 as more of a pop style performer/addition to the group. I was just singing and modeling at the time and met the girls on a photo-shoot for a book called “Big Girl Knits.” I never pranced around in my undies or a corset before, so my first performance was so invigorating. There’s no better way to get over stage-fright than singing and dancing in ruffle panties! The whole time I was thinking “well… I better perform my heart out, because my bum is all the way out!”

What made you decide to go on America’s Got Talent?

[LAURA] We were all a little skeptical about doing “America’s Got Talent” because we didn’t want to be made fun of for our size. When we walked on stage, the audience started to laugh, but then we sang, and the crowd stood up immediately cheering us on. The judges loved us. I was so surprised. But, we do know how to rock the house and have fun doing it, so I’m glad everyone else thought so too.

Who was your favorite judge?

[SANDY] My favorite judge was Piers Morgan. This guy was the toughest and most critical judge on the show and he loved The Glamazons. He has a thing for curvy women and he thought we were truly talented, so it felt really good to have him in our corner. All of the judges loved us and they were really inspired by us. I think they were all pushing for our success.

[LAURA] I really loved them all but Sharon Osborne was definitely my favorite. She was like mom: honest and loving all at once.

[MERYL] I loved them all! But I grew up watching David Hasselhoff on television and it was so surreal to perform for him. He has a special place in my heart J

CHECK OUT THE FULL INTERVIEW BY CLICKING HERE

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