- Need some extra steam in your routine? Get some Steampunk pasties. I do agree, if they could be mechanized, that would be AH-MA-ZING!
- Folies Bergere had it's final performance Saturday night.
- An interesting article on the burlesque comminity : The Burlesque World: Ya-Ya Sisterhood or Mean Girls? by Sahara Dunes
- Which makes me think of this post by Gala Darling : Jealousy Is the Killer of Girl Love
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Aromaleigh is a cosmetics company that specializes in mineral makeup. The first thing that drew me in was the variety. If you thought MAC had the upper hand with its wide range of colors, think again. Aromaleigh has over 400 different eyeshadows alone! Bonus, it's budget friendly. Prices for the shadows run from $1.30 for a sample to $8.00 for a full sized jar.
I have ordered many shadows and lip glosses and lip cremes. If you like chocolate like I do, theobroma cocoa butter is used in the lip cremes. Yum!
Other good things, it's a women-owned, independent company and the products are cruelty free.
Another reason why I like this company is because a contest is going on right now to win a full sized set of the limited edition Spring Solstice eyeshadows. 22 fresh springs colors up for grabs just by writing a post about Aromaleigh. This is a contest open to all so get writing!! Full details on the contest are at Miss K's Blog (she's the owner).
I would honestly love to win this because it's nice to win something and you can never have too much makeup. Am I right?
Best of luck you guys!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Ever since I cut my hair, I've been noticing the similarities between myself and the notorious Rick James.
These costumes are screaming to be in my possession. Anytime there is a white chick in a thong with horns and fur n' leatha ankelets, you know a party is going on. There will be no sadness. Only celebration bitches!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I also like the softer highlight on the Christian Dior model.
(pictures from: www.style.com)
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This will probably be the only time I post about Britney Spears. But check out her Dsquared2 costumes from her Circus Tour. I love. The Cut has a slide show.
(picture from: www.tvguide.com)
Ad the lady who put the together the New Mexico Burlesque Festival, Kitty Irreverent.
Hmm.On one hand I can see this causing some trouble. Anything dealing with sex should probably be kept as far away from anything dealing with sex/explotation. On another, I totally agree with it.
"Feminist writer and former Queen's University academic Fionola Meredith said the inclusion of a burlesque dancer who bares her breasts in her shows was a "mistake"."The Rape Crisis Centre is a great cause, and it deserves all the support and fundraising it can get. But engaging a burlesque star as part of the International Women's Day Cabaret is a mistake, and one that is in rather bad taste. Forget post-feminism and irony - Northern Ireland remains an old-fashioned sexist's paradise where women's rights are very far down the political agenda," she said. "Having a half-naked dancer prancing around provocatively in leopardskin stockings and bra simply reinforces the idea that women are first and foremost sexual objects."
"Eileen Calder, a veteran Northern Ireland feminist campaigner and co-director of the Belfast Rape Crisis Centre, justified the decision to invite Amber Topaz to perform. "Women are taking back their sexuality and there is a vast difference between erotica and pornography. We don't exist to promote prudishness, I believe women are entitled to be sexual beings and feel comfortable in their sexuality.
"Our femininity is not something we should be ashamed of."
This is why I agree with it; I know so many girls, (myself included) who have benefited from doing burlesque. You get an amazing confidence and self respect boost. As it states in the article, lots of shows are attended by a majority of women. Lots of troupes are lead by women. How is this sexist when the women are in control.
Oh and hey guess what feminist, you have tits, ass, and a vagina. You are going to be seen as a sex object. Blame human nature and biology. Let women be independent and make their own decisions. How much they choose to use their sexuality and how they use it is their own prerogative.
(picture from: http://www.ambertopaz.co.uk/)