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 […]

Speaking With Legends: Camille 2000

Speaking With Legends: Camille 2000 ‘The Girl for Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow’

In a new series, Adele Wolf interviews our treasured burlesque legends, revealing more about their lives and careers. Following her interview with April March is a conversation with Camille 2000… I first met Camille 2000 at the 2013 Texas Burlesque Festival. I took her workshop and found her to be a kindred spirit. Since then […]

Speaking with Legends: April March 'The First Lady of Burlesque'

Speaking with Legends: April March ‘The First Lady of Burlesque’

In a new series, Adele Wolf interviews our treasured burlesque legends, revealing more about their lives and careers. She kicks off the series by speaking to April March, ‘The First Lady of Burlesque’… I had known of April March for quite some time when I finally had the honour of meeting her at this year’s […]

Burlesque Beauty: LouLou D'vil

Burlesque Beauty: LouLou D’vil

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

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

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 Sweets

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 Ville

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)

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 Special

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 Special

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 […]

Race and Burlesque: The curious case of the performer of colour.

Race and Burlesque: The curious case of the performer of colour.

Race and Burlesque: The curious case of the performer of colour, by Chocolat The Extraordinaire. It was around 2003 that I started going to Lady Luck Club, an underground nightclub playing vintage rhythm’n’ blues in a dark basement in central London. It was the first time I’d ever seen burlesque dancers on stage and I […]