Tuesday, November 19, 2013


 I make a point to never, ever point out my physical flaws…this is advice I give to women as often as I can. People don't notice the things we see in ourselves that we dislike, so why direct them to it?" 
-Dita Von Teese

I love Dita almost as much as I love The Moonlight Dolls. She is elegant, charming, and oh so beautiful. She does not claim to be perfect, but she is perfectly comfortable in her own skin. She is a true woman. I never thought I would be so involved with burlesque, but here I am. I eat, sleep, and breathe beautiful women who have mastered the art of seduction while making audiences laugh through their clever, satirical performances. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

Through the years burlesque performers have turned the other cheek to the taboos of their eras and cast off the social circumstances in which they were bound. These women have empowered the female population through glamour, creativity, and comedy. Burlesque, dating back to Ancient Greece, is a true art form that has stood the test of time. It has bolstered the dignity of women without demeaning men and, in my humble opinion, that is where the true beauty lies. Women delight in it and men appreciate it. Sounds like we're all living happily ever after, doesn't it??!?! Who knew there would be so much glitter involved. And music. Don't forget the music. LONG LIVE BURLESQUE!!!!

Below: The Moonlight Dolls (Photos by WTH Photography)

 Below: Miss Dita. One of my many inspirations and today's 'Queen of Burlesque'.

Below: The beautiful Sally Rand, famous for her ostrich feather fan dance amongst many other unforgettable performances.

Below: Gypsy Rose Lee, 'The Queen of Class'

In Burlesque We Trust,

1 comment:

  1. i love this post so much!!! love this Burlesque history lesson! I want more!!! Burlesque 101!