Dita Von Teese arrived in London this week to perform at the Arts Club in Mayfair – and promised there would be more to come for the capital. The burlesque queen performed two of her signature routines – the fan dance and the bath tub dance – enthralling guests including a certain Lady Gaga.
Her famous bath tub extravaganza features a black roll top bath, on which the performer perches while turning on the shower for an erotic soaking. The most famous burlesque dancer then takes a dip in her bath, teasing the audience with a ballet trained leg.
Dita later tweeted that she was looking to bring her ‘Strip Strip Hooray’ show to London soon.
Lover of all things theatrical, Lady Gaga, turned up to watch the show in a wedding-esque gown and mini veil – on anyone else we would think it bizarre – but Gaga pulls it off.
Inspired by the glamour of Dita Von Teese and Lady Gaga? Head over to the website and check out our burlesque clothing category, packed with retro pieces to create your own unique look to rival the stars…
A huge best seller from our burlesque clothing collection and pin up style personified are the stunning Leg Avenue Seamed Bow Back Stockings. The traditional black hold ups feature an industrial net design with leg flattering back seam plus lace top and pretty satin bow at the ankle. Easy to peel and a staple part of any burlesque starlet’s wardrobe to accessorise lingerie sets, corset dresses or pencil skirts. Find these leggy lovelies in our fashion stockings category, where all items qualify for FREE UK delivery while our European, US and Australian customers can choose from a range of budget and express delivery options.
Red – the colour of passion, seduction, fire, rage and glamour – perfect for burlesque.
Full luscious, red lips are the very symbol of pin up perfection and it’s important to get the application right, else you may end up looking like a circus clown. Check out this brilliant step by step guide for creating the perfect red pout:
Nail art is huge right now, with more lavish and intricate designs popping up all the time. Attention to detail is important for any burlesque enthusiast and coordinating nails are a fun and creative way to draw attention to your look. We are big fans of the blood nail art design, fabulous with a vamp red burlesque outfit or a Halloween striptease routine. The video guide below will take you through each step to creating an authentic and original look. For all nail and nail art supplies visit naildelights.com.
The seductive colour can also be applied to your whole hair. Be inspired by Rihanna who has got the red pin up look down perfectly, with a range of different styles.
There’s no place like home, and none more striking shoes than bright, glitter infused red stiletto heels. Visit our burlesque shoes collection for a delightful choice of ruby red slipper inspired creations.
A best selling piece from our burlesque outfits collection is the unique Leg Avenue Sex Kitten Kit. The three piece set, ideally paired with a block colour corset, includes leopard print wrist cuffs with gathered chiffon trim, attached sexy restraint style chain, connecting to a coordinating kitty collar with buckle. The leopard print belt features an adjustable rhinestone buckle plus oversized black satin bow and chiffon bustle to the rear. The super cute, and bang on trend, mini leopard print ear headband completes the sexy set.
The perfect choice for a cat themed striptease routine, pin up inspired photo shoot or to spice up a classic corset.
The Leg Avenue Striped Waist Cincher is one of our deluxe underbust corsets from our burlesque corsets collection. A popular piece with black and red striped satin design, metal silhouette boning to support and enhance your natural curves plus traditional, adjustable lace up back – for that perfect fit. The lavish waist cincher is pictured here with our best selling burlesque bustle skirt – the perfect pairing with identical colour coordination. This gives the appearance of a bustle dress, with the vertical stripes and red trim creating a truly flattering illusion. Great for burlesque performers looking to surprise the audience with a detachable outfit.
All of our burlesque clothing items are eligible for FREE UK delivery, with Saver and express delivery options available for all overseas customers. We deliver to Europe, Australia, Asia and America.
The UK’s most celebrated burlesque performer is on tour at the end of this year and she heads to London on 9th December. Immodesty Blaize, known for her classic, Hollywood glamour and huge stage props is embarking on a European tour, to the delight of her many fans. The Venus Tour begins in Amsterdam in November and we can’t wait to see one of our favourite burlesque starlets, her trend setting costumes and Broadway-rivalling stage show.
To buy tickets for the London leg of Immodesty’s tour visit the online tickets page and for all your burlesque outfits, a celebrated part of all of the performer’s shows (the audience love dressing up) visit the online store.
From our popular Burlesque Lingerie selection comes the show-stopping glamour of the Leg Avenue Seduction Set. The two piece lingerie set includes luxurious red stretch satin bra with black lace overlay and seductive black fringe trim, enhancing the decolletage. The matching mini skirt features a coordinating black lace panel, suggestive fringe trim, attached g-string plus suspender straps for the addition of a lavish pair of stockings.
The classic black and red colouring of this lingerie set makes this a popular piece for retro photo shoots, while the attention to detail and glorious decorative additions suggest that this two piece set is begging for a larger audience….
An integral part of any burlesque striptease routine is the final reveal – often exposing the breasts – with a pair of strategically placed nipple tassels – or pasties. The Leg Avenue Round Satin Pasties are gloriously classic, easily adapted to any burlesque outfit – available in four staple colours. The design features luxurious satin base, pleated ruffle trim plus the all-important tassel – ready for some serious, crowd pleasing twirling.
We are often asked how to attach pasties to the skin. There are a few options and it usually comes down to personal choice. Eyelash glue is designed for the skin and is pretty secure once dry, while others prefer spirit gum – although this can irritate anyone with sensitive skin and should be tested first (spirit gum also requires a remover). Other options include double sided tape – a popular brand, and readily available at online stores such as Amazon, is ‘Hollywood Fashion Tape’. We are fans of toupee tape, as this is easy to apply, inexpensive, extremely secure and perfect for sensitive skin. This specialist tape is available from wig and hair specialists. Ideally we recommend testing out all options to discover which is best for you personally.
Winner of ‘Most Innovative’ at the Burlesque Hall Of Fame 2012 competition was Switzerland’s Koko La Douce. The exotic, elegant entertainer went a full two and a half minutes blindfolded and finally discarded her devil red gown to reveal a nude corset before launching into a revolutionary rhythmic gymnast style segment. Watch the full performance right here;
Inspired by the most innovative burlesque performance of 2012? Head over to the website to create your own unique outfit. Find burlesque inspired corsets, bustle skirts, lingerie, pasties, gloves and shoes in our burlesque clothing collection. Piece your outfit together to coordinate your performance piece – and be as innovative as Miss Koko La Douce!
Every burlesque striptease performance needs an exotic pair of gloves, for a slow suggestive, initial peel. Introducing the Leg Avenue black satin gloves, opera length with glamorous silver rhinestone seam. A great alternative to the classic black satin gloves, and particularly effective under stage lighting, with the rhinestone trim reflecting the light beautifully. At just £16.99, and with FREE UK delivery, these deluxe burlesque gloves will become a staple part of your performer’s wardrobe.