Julie Atlas Muz, by Roxi D'Lite Photography

From Root Canals to Bukaki: A Conversation with Julie Atlas Muz

While I had every intention of conducting a very earnest, professional and polite interview with Julie Atlas Muz, one half of the headlining husband (Mat Fraser) and wife team at the upcoming Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, May 6 and 7th, things somehow went off the rails very quickly. In the best possible way, mind you, […]

Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover, by Marco Felix.

Cocktails, Costume and Concept with Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover

Burlesque costume queen Viv Clicquot sat down with Burlesque TOP 50 No. 1 2015 Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover – aka Kitten ‘n’ Lou – for cocktails and costume chat… “So tell me. Who and what are you wearing?!”  Showing up as nothing less than their usual and inimitable glorious selves, I interviewed the […]

Trixie Little at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease in The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

Queen Trixie Little: Top Banana (Burlesque Costume)

Trixie Little is Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2015, and her winning act at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend sure was a-peel-ing! Want to know what inspired this act? Who made the various components? How long the act and costume took to put together?  How hard she trained? What kind of fasteners […]

Burlesque Costume Tutorial: Tricks With Tights

Burlesque Costume Tutorial: Tricks With Tights

In a new series on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, fabulous costumer, blogger and performer Viv Clicquot shares valuable tips and tricks, continuing with Tricks With Tights!  (P.S. Looking for some stunning lingerie to go with those tights? There’s only one place to go…) The topic of today’s post is one of the very reasons I […]

Burlesque Costume Tutorial: Rhinestone Application Hints

  In a new series on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, fabulous costumer, blogger and performer Viv Clicquot shares valuable tips and tricks, continuing with tackling those pesky rhinestones! So this is a post about the things I learned the hard way when it comes to using Gem-Tac to apply rhinestones.  In chatting with other performers, […]

Burlesque Costume Tutorials with Viv Clicquot

Burlesque Costume Tutorial: Stage Worthy Footwear

In a new series on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, fabulous costumer blogger and performer Viv Clicquot shares valuable tips and tricks, starting today with showstopping shoes! Hiya!  So today’s post is about how to turn street shoes into super glam performance shoes.  If you have a pair of shoes that fit great, you can move […]