INTERVIEW: LouLou D'vil (Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2013)


LouLou D’vil, a fabulous Finn who embodies the golden age of classic striptease, was crowned Miss Exotic World 2013, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque on Saturday, June 1st at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. I have enjoyed spending more time with LouLou recently, and when we hung out in London a couple of weeks […]

Exotic World - Capturing the Magic: Ed Barnas

Exotic World – Capturing the Magic: Ed Barnas

One of the most enjoyable and enduring aspects of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekends, and indeed many burlesque events, is the array of beautiful photographs that are shared around the world. They can make you feel like you were there, capture affection, innovation, inspiration and celebration, and preserve magical memories for many years to […]

The Return of Tease-O-Rama

The return of Tease-O-Rama

“…I knew that I wasn’t alone, and more than that, I knew that burlesque was more than a fluke; it was a true revolution and we were the generals of this new army…” Dirty Martini Tease-O-Rama is, in many ways, the reason you are reading this right now, on this website. I decided to create […]

LouLou D'Vil's Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

LouLou D’vil’s Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

The absurdly gorgeous LouLou D’vil (BHoF Best Debut 2011) shares her Helsinki Burlesque Festival experience… The 5th Helsinki Burlesque Festival, 16th – 18th February. Thursday 16th February The day started perfectly. The sun was shining, the coffee tasted like velvet and I had packed almost everything. Almost. It became clear that my new costume was […]

Ruby Joule’s Montreal Burlesque Festival Diary

Ruby Joule’s Montreal Burlesque Festival Diary

Montreal Burlesque Festival: Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 I got off the plane in Montreal and breezed through customs and immigration with ease, but I was already late for the press conference that started at 5:30.  I found my fair cohort, Miss Coco Lectric, at the luggage carousel and we headed to the ladies’ room for […]

Dinah Might's New Orleans Festival Diary

Dinah Might’s New Orleans Festival Diary

I had heard rave reviews about Rick Delaup’s 1st annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival (NOBF), so I was thrilled to be performing not once, but twice at the 2nd annual NOBF!


Lola van Ella’s New Orleans Festival Diary…

Oh New Orleans! What a whirlwind! I was thrilled to be heading back for the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, which has quickly become one of my favourite fesitvals and burlesque weekends… I packed up my costumes, my swing, supplies for the class I’d be teaching and more glittery and rhinestoned things than probably necessary (and […]