Tuesday, June 14, 2011

{ Taffeta, chocolate, and Lady Borgia}

After having a week off from the world of work, this day is designated
to the art of costuming. On the burlesque dancer's work table it's quite
standard to find tufts of tulle tucked beneath waves of shimmering silk,
bundles of thread, taffeta, chiffon. And amongst the array of shining
silver snaps, sparkling indigo rhinestones, and leopard panels you
will surely find a cocktail and bonbons (for purposes of sanity.) These
little accoutrements of sanity are something I learned from my dear
Lady Borgia, the woman who took me under her wing five years ago
and taught me not only the sewing skills every burlesque dancer 
should know. From her I learned the necessity of a crisp bar of
chocolate, a fresh cocktail, and a cool breeze blowing through the


  1. Simply gorgeous pictures and those sparkling amazing heels are beautiful

    <3 Marina

  2. Lovely images, your costumes sound amazing.