Last Saturday we had our Yuletide Burlesque Revue that was planned and produced by The Ravishing Shangri-La Rubies, which is Tinker Bell and I. It was the first ever event we produced totally ourselves (even though Bittyfest three years back was our creation too, although backed up by Fullsteam). Apart from all the other things we have going on we put down a lot of time one this one too, an event which originally was thought of to be more of a club but turned into a whole night's show of spectacularity in the end. The last weeks before consisted of quite many working until 4am nights, but it was worth it and awesome and sold out a week in advance!
Considering that I perform burlesque weekly, and during this time of season several times a week, I post rather little about it here in the end! So this time I'll give you a mammoth post with lots of pics from our event. (Leaving the ones possibly nsfw out though.)
All pictures taken by Tuula Ylikorpi, unless else mentioned.
Pic by @tlairila
(pic from my Instagram @turrrbocherry)
Pic by Jari B.Miettinen
And then it's showtime!
Crazy-charleston! This is the duo act that we use the vintage kimonos in, that you could see a peek of before.
The students from our Showgirl school were our stage-kittens and assistans for the night. They're a d o r a b l e.
(Although, have to add because this is so weird; one girl who has missed practice a lot lately arrived 2,5 hours late without letting us now and when we afterwards calmly told her she should have called us, and that it won't be ok in the future to not follow schedule - especially not if the producer is someone else - she flipped ut, fucked us off on Facebook and wrote a post that she quit the group and then unfriended us. A bit of a whoah! But a very lovely bunch nonetheless.)
Gigi does a classic Lucia.
That ends like this.
Bettie's Russian fairytale.
And Lady Laverna's awesome Marilyn tribute.
Our showgirls also performed their agent number.
Olivia going flamenco.
Bent as a redneck reindeer. Seriously, I love this guy!
He got to play Santa as well.
Laverna singing with the singing presents.
Bettie Blackheart was also a Christmas tree... and totally fabulous underneath but perhaps you'll get to see that for ourselves some day.
My colleague and partner-in glitter Tinker Bell, or, for the night; Tinsel Belle.
Bent van der Bleu in the tsar's army, by Jari B.Miettinen.
I also managed to get a new act put together which I premiered there. Hello four am sewing!
(The tiger suit I had made by Tyra Therman though as I could not have managed to put that together myself.)
I really am so glad to be able to work with so many fabulous and great friends and performers (and photographers and light designers and all that)! But I am also very happy right not that this was the last show I'll do this year, the next one won't be until late January. Phew!
And now it's full Christmas mode on.