Wednesday, September 02, 2015

La Traviata At Folkoperan - Finally!!!

Last year I told you I would be part of the opera La Traviata at Folkoperan (The People's Opera) here in Stockholm. We rehearsed for about a month. But since Folkoperan got severely water damaged and had to spend all of last fall drying up, we had to wait a whole year to actually be able to put it all on stage. Now the time has finally come though, and last week we started rehearsals again! I'm one of the nude models in act one - but clad in a transparent black dress in act two. This will be a crazy, wonderful, powerful mix of nakedness, drag queens, fabulous singers, sex, death and emotions. I can assure you La Traviata has never been done like this before... I'm really proud to be able to work with all the amazing people working so hard together to create this opera. The director, Mellika Melouani Melani's ideas are incredible, and I don't think I have ever laughed so much during the creation of anything on stage before! Like for example when Mellika told a few of us nude models to sit down on a bench, and then burst out the idea presently in her brain: "Imagine a fuck-tree. Now we're going to try to create a fuck-tree!" Haha!

As your faithful reporter I decided to sneak around the opera and take some pics to show you a bit what it looks like backstage. The bottom pic is taken by someone else though, and shows part of the second act. Last year a little trailer was also shot while we rehearsed. This one was removed from nudity-shaming Facebook though, but I've put it at the end of this post so you can see it here! The opera premieres September 16, and 17 (yes, there are TWO premieres). To read more about it, see what days it runs, and get tickets, please go here!

The stage looks really good with it's simple, yet very stylish scenery. This is the mechanical horse used in act one. Riding it naked makes me feel like Lady Godiva!

This is the hair and makeup room. We models and the drag queens do our makeup ourselves, but we get help with our hair and wigs. The pink wigs in the pick are used by the drags in the second act.

In the costume atelier you find many treasures... Here are the drag queens' shoes, and a detail of one of their costumes for act one - the white act.

After last year's water damage, the dressing rooms got a new look. The second mirror to the right is my place!

And here is a pic from the second act! The fabulous drag queens don't just entertain the audience, but also the rest of us on stage. I love this moment in the opera! And then we have the - according to Facebook - very provocative trailer... I think it's beautiful though! Enjoy...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer Shoot

During the summer it's usually at least a little bit warmer than during the winter here in Sweden. So this time of the year it feels completely ok to do photo shoots with less clothes on than three layers of fur coats. One sunny day I got together with photographer Peter Nilsson to do a shoot, and here is the result!

Photo: Peter Nilsson

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dottie's Delights

Nowadays there are many retro lingerie brands out there. One of them I really love the look of is Dottie's Delights. They have several different collections in different styles, but always with an old fashioned, glamorous look to each piece. So whether you like black, sassy lace, or sweet pastels, you will most probably find something that fits your personal taste here. I have to admit I don't own anything from Dottie's Delights myself though (yet)... So I can't really tell you anything about the comfort and quality of the pieces. Lets just hope they feel as good as they look! Here are a few things they have to offer! To see more, visit Dottie's Delight's website here!

Royal Hawaiian Set

Love Letters Babydoll

The Bow Playsuit

Florodora Girl Set

Evelyn Nesbit Set

Ribbon Lace Waist Cincher

Devils Mask Slip

Monday, August 24, 2015

New Outfit (And How To Eat Cookies Like A Lady)...

Every girl needs a good ninja outfit. This us mine! It's slim and really easy to move in, which makes it perfect for kicking ass! Haha!

Since I got both pieces in black, it looks like a pantsuit, but it's actually capri pants and a top - both from Pinup Girl Clothing's line Deadly Dames. They both exist in several different colors, so you can really mix and match with these two pieces.

After an enjoyable visit at my chiropractor for some bone cracking and acupuncture I headed over to Lenore Caine's place. As both me and Lenore work as alternative models, we've become really good at posing in front of the camera - as can be seen above. I think any cookie company would be proud to have us as their brand ambassadors! Then we played Wii and cuddled with the cat.

This is Myysan. As she's super cuddly and kept moving around, being cute, it wasn't easy to get a good picture of her paws. What I wanted to show you is that she has thumbs! This probably facilitates handling an iPhone, which she obviously does since she has her own Instagram account - @theofficialmyysan. It was a good day...

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fabergé Friday

Just like last Friday, here comes a Fabergé object that's actually for sale! If you happen to have too much money in you mattress that is... It's a pair of cufflinks, made by workmaster August Hollming, around the year 1890.

Each cufflink consists of two marquise-shaped plaques, covered in ivory enamel. The borders are set with rose-cut diamonds, and they're held together by gold chains. They come in their original box, and are for sale at 1stdibs for the small amount of 151,376 USD...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Hatparade!

For the second year in a row hatmaker and sex-inspirer Marika Smith invited everyone in the possession of a hat to join the Hatparade!

We've had a really cold and grey summer this year in Sweden. But on this day - which also happened to be my birthday - the sun was shining, and it was warm and nice!

We all gathered outside the beautiful Hallwyl Museum. It was great to see people of all ages and styles had come to join in the parade.

Then we all paraded towards Djurgården (The Royal Game Park), where we sat down in the grass for a picninc.

It was a lovely day, and the perfect way to celebrate my birthday. Already looking forward to next year's Hatparade!

All photos (except for the top one) by Marika Smith.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fabergé Friday

Today I want to show you another one of Fabergé's brooches! This one was made by workmaster August Hollming, sometime between 1895-1904.

The circular brooch is covered in turquoise enamel over a guilloché ground. It's framed by a band of rose-cut diamonds "tied" in a knot, ending with two pearls. In the center sits a cabochon ruby. The diameter of the piece is 2.9 cm, and for 19,764 USD it can be yours! It's currently for sale at 1stdibs. You find it here!

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