Monday, April 27, 2009

I need you to undress and pose.

I'm a smarty-pants.

Listening to: Kanye West - Addiction
via FoxyTunes
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My next burlesque costume.

Seriously. chains and jewels and bling oh my

Found this on Litter’s blog (P.S. go check out their bling. It’s fucking awesome I often share their posts). Well, it’s off to the craft/thrift store for me ;)

Tell ya ma, tell ya pa!

Click the pics to see them in full. Bonus, they take you to Burlesque Noir's myspace page because you NEED TO GO THERE!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

One month to go!

That’s right. One month to get my butt in gear for Burlesque Noir’s Greatest Tits show on May 23rd at the Launchpad.  I’ll be returning to the burlesque stage and hopefully make an ass out of myself (natch).  I am confident with the solo I have choreographed. I just need to practice and practice. The costuming needs to be worked on.  I’m still looking for that one accessory to push it over the top.  There’s only so much glitter can do.  I want to make a nice fascinator and matching clips to go on my shoes.  Methinks a trip to Hobby Lobby I should take.  I wish Vitas was here to help.  He’s pretty fucking fierce!


Boston Burlesque 2009 “ The Main Event”

Check it out! Holly Rebelle posted a video montage of the Boston Burlesque Main Event! You can see Burlesque Noir performing in the clip. There is also a good explanation of what burlesque is.  I’d just like to state, that I bump to front.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


DSC03290 I like saying “Boom” now before I mention anything else. Boom. Get some. Uh.

Hmmmm. I’m liking this Windows Live Writer. I can tilt and rotate pictures after I insert them into the document. I dig it.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dr. Sketchy's

Should Albuquerque get a Dr. Sketchy's? Would the ABQ burlesque scene benefit?

First, what is Dr. Sketchy's?
Dr. Sketchy's is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's asked a simple question. Why can't drawing naked people be sexy?

Here's our attempt at an answer.

We combed New York to find the most beautiful burlesque dancers, the most bizarre circus freaks, and the most rippling hunks of man. Then, every other Saturday, we let you draw them for three hours. Interspersed with posing are comedy skits and ridiculous drawing contests (best left handed drawing? Best incorporation of a woodland animal?) where you can win booze or prizes.

Where are they?
They are in 80 cites and counting around the world. The closest to Albuquerque is Phoenix, AZ. and Denver, CO.

So let's answer the two questions up top. Should Albuquerque start one? Yeah why not? It's worth a shot.
Would the burlesque scene benefit? Definitely. If the world doesn't know by now about the rocking scene here, I think having a Dr. Sketchy's would help. Just saying.

Now, I've never been to one of the events. Why? Well, I think location has something to do with it. Would I go to one the next time I'm in a city with a Dr. Sketchy's. Yup. I intend to.

So I put it to the public. Should Albuquerque start a Dr. Sketchy's?

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Burlesque Inspiration: Buster Keaton

Buster KeatonImage via Wikipedia

Can't talk about Charlie Chaplin without mentioning the great stone face, Buster Keaton.

Buster Keaton got the nickname " Great Stone Face" due to his lack of expression. The man gets pushed around, tossed, flung, blown away and has a house fall on him. Still, the same expression. Brilliant I tells you. While I don't recommend throwing the smiles and winks out the window (no duh) , if you were to do a slapstick heavy piece, keeping the stoic, deadpan look would make the piece ten times hilarious.

Boom. Clips. Enjoy.

I recommend watching The General and Steamboat Bill Jr. for starters.

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Costume Inspiration: Peacock feathers

One of the peacocks that roam freely at the Or...Image via Wikipedia

Or big cock feathers as my boyfriends niece would say.
I absolutley love the colors and shape of peacock feathers. They make any blah outfit pop and this seasons feather trend is featuring fantastic peacock feather accessories.
I just ordered a package of 24 feathers for $7.99 from Oreintal Trading. I can't wait to cut them up and make hair/shoe clips, earrings, necklaces, and maybe a fan.

Here's some awesome burlesque costumes and accessories using peacock feathers.

Cathrine D'Lish and her amazing dress. She made it herself.
(photo via from an interview from Jo Weldon)

Kitten De Ville's awesome peacock fan. Want!
(photo via:

While I am not a fan of feathers + spirit gum , these look stunning and are sold out. :(
(photo via : Goth Fox Designs etsy)

There are many many more peacock products. I wish those feathers would hurry up and get here. I'm ready to craft.
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Friday, April 17, 2009


Chimes of Freedom album coverImage via Wikipedia

So I did it. Tuesday 4/14 was my last day at my office job of 4 years. Yikes. It's the longest job I've ever had. Now I'm done with it.
For the past couple of days I've been holed in in my boyfriends parents house in the mountains. A nice vacay away from the city where I can watch cable and eat their food. Ahh, the good life.
I plan to get things done. I plan on finishing the choreography to a solo and duet piece for an upcoming show. I also plan on getting some people to chocolate tastings. I also plan on getting a gig or two together for when I head out to Maryland this fall. I want to write that trip off as a business expense and I will!! Just one of the perks of having a home based business. If you know anyone in Maryland who would like some healthy chocolate or a burlesque dancer, hook me up son!
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Sunday, April 12, 2009


Last night I was lucky enough to go to a meeting/mini-seminar with Rosemarie Ballard. She is a famous clown, mime, dancer, actress, entertainer, etc. She's 64 years old and still doing flat falls and has twice my energy! She gave a great tip about getting over being nervous before you perform. She said instead of saying you are nervous, say you are excited. Feeling nervous and excited feel the same physically, but mentally, they change how you feel.

So next time you are going to head out on stage , instead of saying you are nervous, say you are excited. I'm gonna try it next time.

Burlesque Inspiration: Charlie Chaplin

When I was growing up I wasn't really exposed the Chaplin. I knew who he was. I saw some of his clips but never a whole movie. It wasn't until this year that I saw the movie Chaplin staring the sexiest ex-coke fiend Robert Downey Jr.
I want to be that bottle.

I was watching the movie and just noticed the timing of his acts and the genius of being obsured. I realized he's pretty much the definition of burlesque. He dressed up and mocked Hitler as Hynkel in "The Great Dictator"

I highly recommend checking out his movies. I just finished watching "The Gold Rush" and now I need to get myself a giant chicken suit and learn how to do the Oceana Roll.

Enjoy some clips.

This clip is pretty famous.

Check out how bad ass he is on roller-skates!!

For the Lols!

I'm taking notes like woah when I watch his films because his movements and style are amazing.

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Congratulations to Burlesque Noir for winning Best Burlesque Troupe at the Boston Burlesque Festival. Fuck yeah you guys totally deserved it!!

Here is their winning piece T-36DD

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Monday, April 6, 2009


Big ups to Burlesque Noir for taking Alibi's Best of Burque Best Dance Performance. Congrats!

When you guys are in Boston tearing it up at the Boston Burlesque Expo check this place out: GALVIN-ized Headwear.

Break a tassel ladies!!

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Quorum of Tits Proposal

I am dating a magician. One of the benefits of dating a magician ( besides learning the secret to some tricks) is I get to attend the International Brotherhood of Magicians meetings.
They are meetings that take place on the first Thursday of the month and are about an hour and a half long. The jist is to get the members together, talk business and perform. Not their whole show. Just anything they are working on or want to share with the other members. I got an idea last night that one should be started for the burlesque community. I think it would be a good way to bring the community together, help with networking and a good way to shoot the shit.

Sara shut the fuck up?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Frak. Yes!

My mom knitted me a cylon hat. I frakking love it.

That's a cylon.

Here's where I found the pattern.


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