Monday, October 20, 2014

The 4th International Stockholm Burlesque Festival - Friday Extavaganza





The 4th International Stockholm Burlesque Festival - produced by Fräulein Frauke and John Paul Bichard - just went off with a big bang! The first, completely sold out, evening - the Friday Extravaganza - took place at the beautiful Södra Teatern. This theater was inaugurated in 1859, and is Stockholm's oldest playhouse. As I LOVE old theaters I was happy to be one of the performers on this evening! When we arrived to our dressing rooms, we all made sure to spread all our stuff out as much as possible, to create that feeling of burlesque mayhem that usually goes on before a show. Then we got ready, while drinking wine and snorting lines of glitter. Then it was showtime!!!




Conférencière of the evening was Reuben Kaye. This gorgeous man was probably born on a stage. He sings beautifully and I fully believe he could talk constantly until the the world ends, without ever be at a loss for words. I have no idea where he gets it all from, but when it was my time on stage, he gave me the best introduction I've ever gotten! I do think it's a bit mean to hire a conférencière who outshines the rest of the performers though... Haha! Oh well, here are a few of the evenings other 24 acts!








Me! I did my Moonlight Sonata act, and I like the fact that in this pic the moon on my head looks like two horns! Haha!




Anja Pavlova - who made me want to learn how to dance the charleston!






 













And Tigger - who did his Father McTigger act! I'm now a believer... The next evening I asked him if he wanted to be the priest when I got married to Reuben. But then Reuben said he's allergic to cats, so then I put a stop to it right there and then! The fact that he's gay I see as a smaller marital problem than the cat thing. Oh well... Still have a huge crush on him though!




And here we all are on stage after the fantastic show. The audience was amazing too, screaming and shouting throughout the whole evening! Thank you audience!!!

Then we spent the rest of the night dancing our asses off, until it was time to go home and fall into bed - only to get up and get ready for the second day of the festival. But more about that on Wednesday...

To see photos of all the performers click here!


Photo: John Paul Bichard



Friday, October 17, 2014

Fabergé Friday

You have to excuse the loss of Fabergé Friday last week. I was performing in the International Stockholm Burlesque Festival that day. So, well, I was a bit busy getting my striptease on... But here we go again, and today I have a pine tree for you. It was made around the year 1908!




The gold pine tree sits in a pot carved from bowenite on a platform of aventurine quartz. Amidst the pine needles sits little brilliant-cut diamonds. This botanical study is said to have been modelled from life at Sandringham, perhaps in 1907 when Fabergé's sculptors were there working on a commission for animal portrait models for King Edward VII. In 1908 the Prince of Wales, later King George V, bought this plant from Fabergé's London branch. It can now be found in the Royal Collection.







Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fleurs Du Mal

My friend and fellow model Lenore Caine isn't just gorgeous, she makes gorgeous jewelry too! Under the name Fleurs Du Mal she creates handcrafted ear gauges, earrings, necklaces, rings and other accessories.






 At the latest Burleskloppis (burlesque flea market) I bought this beautiful black rose-ring from her, and here are some more examples of her work,



Seduction rose set in purple.



Seduction rose necklace in red.



Rings.



Red rose gauges.



Gold rose gauges.



Tentacle hanging gauges.






The bottom pic is Lenore herself, modeling a pair of her rose gauges. She makes her jewelry in many different colors, and has also started making lovely crochet collars!

For more info about Fleurs Du Mal, check out her Facebook page here! If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, you can also mail her at: FleursJewels@gmail.com






Monday, October 13, 2014

Vintage Fashion Show

Designer Linda of O.L.D - Obviously Linda Design has a large collection of vintage clothes she takes inspiration from. And sometimes she creates fashion shows with these vintage garments, when people wants to adorn their party/event with a bit of old fashioned flair. A few weeks ago she organized one of these fashion shows, and she asked me if I wanted to be one of her models. Of course I said yes, and she put me in a gorgeous 50s dress with matching belt and shawl! It fit me perfectly, but Linda refuses to sell it to me. Outrageous!!!!! Haha! Well, here are a few pics from the show!




















The blond girl wearing the green dress in the bottom pic is Linda herself, and if you want to hire her for a vintage fashion show, or to have her design and sew something for you, you can contact her by mail: info@o.l.d.se, or visit her website or Facebook page!



Photo: Magnus Gustafsson


Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Full Moon


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Fall has really arrived in Sweden now, and even though I love summer, I have to say I do love fall too. Cozy, misty days among the dying trees... And when the full moon shines through the ghostlike clouds, I feel really good! The music I want to share with you this time is the song Chandelier by Sia. I think this is a really good song, and when I saw the video I was astounded by the little girl dancing in it. There is something disturbing in the way she moves and expresses herself like a grown up woman, when in reality she is only twelve years old! Her name is Maddie Ziegler, and well, she is astounding! Watch the video below and you'll understand...






Monday, October 06, 2014

Star De Cinéma




Sexy, glamorous, pin-up style clothing company Wheels & Dollbaby has released a new collection called Star De Cinéma. The sassy yet stylish, body-hugging clothes in this line evokes a feeling of the dangerously curvy Film Noir stars, from which designer Melanie Greensmith gets a lot of her inspiration. With both tops, skirts, pants and dresses, you can pick and choose, and match the items together in many different ways. Here are a few goodies from the collection!


Coquette Peaches and Cream Dress with Belt.


Peaches and Cream Fringed Knickers.


Peaches and Cream Tie Top - Here worn with the fringed knickers above.


Boudoir Decoratifs Dress with Belt.


Nouvelle Lace Blouse and Le Chic Pencil Skirt.


To see the whole collection, go here!


















Friday, October 03, 2014

Fabergé Friday

The egg shape comes back now and again in Fabergé's creations, and here comes an egg-shaped box. It was made by workmaster Mikhail Perkhin, sometime between 1896 and 1903!




Fabergé was very influenced by the tradition of hardstone carving in Russia, and this egg is carved out of Rhodonite, a form of striated pink marble. The hinge is made of gold and decorated with a diamond-set fleur de lis. The top of the egg also has a diamond-set decoration. The egg now belongs in the Royal Collection.








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