Special Features


Burlesque Beauty: LouLou D’vil

Burlesque Beauty: LouLou D'vilRead more

In a new Burlesque Beauty series, performers discuss their favourite beauty products, beauty regimes, indulgences and philosophy.  Kitten De Ville and Melody Sweets have had their say; next up is Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2013 and Burlesque TOP 50 No. 1 2013, LouLou D’vil… Lips Onstage: I use RED Burlesque lipstick, colour […]

INTERVIEW: The Schlep Sisters – Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda. (Partnerships Series)

INTERVIEW: Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda, The Schlep Sisters. (Partnerships Series)Read more

With their tenth anniversary celebration coming up this Saturday (March 8th – see details below), it’s the perfect moment to finally interview two of the most warm, intelligent and face-achingly hilarious women I know, and document a decade of achievement in words and photos.  As The Schlep Sisters and as soloists, Minnie Tonka and Darlinda […]

Burlesque Beauty: Melody Sweets

Burlesque Beauty: Melody SweetsRead more

In my new Burlesque Beauty series, performers discuss their favourite beauty products, beauty regimes, indulgences and philosophy. Kitten De Ville opened the series, and next up is Absinthe burlesque star Melody Sweets… I discovered makeup at an early age. When I was a toddler of only 2-3 years old, my mother entered me in beauty […]

Burlesque Beauty: Kitten de Ville

Burlesque Beauty: Kitten De VilleRead more

In my new Burlesque Beauty series, performers discuss their favourite beauty products, beauty regimes, indulgences and philosophy, and I’m delighted to launch the series with Kitten de Ville, Miss Exotic World 2002! Lips Onstage and off I use only the ‘Kitten de Ville’ shade of RED Burlesque lipstick. I personally hand-picked the colour, which I […]

Frenchie Kiss and Jett Adore. (Partnerships Series)

Frenchie Kiss and Jett Adore. (Partnerships Series)Read more

My Partnerships Series continues with Frenchie Kiss and Jett Adore.  This dynamic, creative and affectionate duo have won coveted awards at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, separately as members of groups (Frenchie with The Chicago Starlets, and Jett as one third of The Stage Door Johnnies), and together as ‘Best Duo’ in 2012.  Read […]

A Burlesque Father’s Day Special

A Burlesque Father's Day SpecialRead more

Stage Door Johnny Bazuka Joe is back with a special burlesque Father’s Day tribute to accompany his burlesque Mother’s Day tribute in May… In the world of burlesque, one very important, though frequently overlooked role is the ‘Burlesque Dad’.  For the sake of fairness, I’m also including all those burlesque boyfriends and husbands too, who […]

A Burlesque Mother’s Day Special

A Burlesque Mother's Day SpecialRead more

Stage Door Johnny Bazuka Joe presents a burlesque Mother’s Day special… “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me… but I think she enjoyed it.” Mark Twain In honour of Mother’s Day (at least in the US), I’d like to pay tribute to all the women out there who shot you out of […]