We love the theatricality and raw passion that characterises these portraits of New York’s neo-burlesque performers taken by Leland Bobbé in collaboration with his producer wife, Robin. As Bobbé told Buzzfeed: ‘My intention was to capture the glamour and impact that neo-burlesque performers bring to the stage in straight-ahead, real, and honest studio portraits. I […]
Brooklyn-based photographer Van Sarki got the idea for his Burlesque Compere series when he realized one of his college friends was a burlesque star. He photographs beautiful dual portraits of the performers in their stripped down state and in their full elaborate burlesque getup. Plans for a book are in the pipeline too.
Marnie Scarlet is a good friend of mine, designer for Libidex UK, and a Burlesque performer who is everything but ordinary. She designs her own ‘larger than life’ outfits for a mix of colorful, surreal and sexy characters. I couldn’t resist using some of these for a personal project I did at the beginning of this year.
Artistic Intent is a decadent short film featuring a surreal artist trying to paint a gorgeous burlesque model. It features current reigning king of boylesque, Mark Winmill, and Melbourne’s Peachey Dream battling it out in a painted frenzy.
Bringing the excess and sexiness of the Big Band-era to the present is the hot MegaFlame Big Band and Cabaret’s mission. Jazz music combines with burlesque and torch singers to recreate a Prohibition-era San Francisco. Tonight, they’re playing at San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord. Luck Be A Lady will feature The Bond Girl and Delilah […]
The first ever Australian Burlesque Festival is about to hit everyone Down Under. Over two weekends in June, across Sydney and Melbourne, women (and a few delicious men!) will dress up, dress down and take to the stage in a myriad of costumes in shows which will cross states, venues, classification and mind-frames.
Illustrator Molly Crabapple is inspired by Victorian culture and the sexy, bawdy world of burlesque. Her illustrations are colourful and erotic, her voluptuous female subjects bursting out of their corsets while eying off the viewer with undisguised lewdness. Having worked on numerous commercial projects, organised her own shows and illustrated several graphic novels, Crabapple also […]
How fitting! This performance of Star Wars Burlesque, featuring a Stormtrooper striptease by Courtney Cruz, has been on show at the Los Angeles club Bordello, which opened on the site of an old Los Angeles whorehouse. Other characters in the performance include a risque Princess Leia, a sparkling C-3PO, and a rather revealing Jabba the Hutt. [Photos by Shannon Cottrell]
Ok, so I’m a big fan of any show that features sparkles, feathers and nipple tassels. Which explains why I’m so excited about the London Burlesque Festival. Come April, the city will be taken over by scantily clad women, vaudeville acts, dimly lit evening burlesque performances, and more outright wackiness than you can poke an […]