Perle Noire At The Burlesque Hall Of Fame 2012

Winner of the ‘Most Dazzling’ title at this year’s Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend was New Orleans’ very own Perle Noire. You can view her winning routine right here and marvel at her wonderful musicality, clever music changes, exotic tangerine coloured outfit and how amazingly flexible this lady is! Her dramatic entrance, sophisticated strip tease and tribal dance climax creates a truly unique performance by this burlesque super star. We can’t wait to see more of her in the future. For your own dazzling burlesque outfits, head over to the website where our 2012 collection items are arriving thick and fast.

The Red Velvet Mini Top Hat

Our burlesque hats collection is one of our most popular, with customers looking for a quirky accessory to add the finishing touch to a carefully crafted burlesque outfit. Red and black styles continue to be the most popular when it comes to hats and our unique ‘hatinators’ continue to impress. The Leg Avenue Red Velvet Mini Top Hat features a metal clip to enable the wearer to fix this unique burlesque hat to the hair with ease and security, while giving the appearance of a top hat – genius. We can’t get enough of these super cute mini hats and the newest addition to our burlesque clothing collection is topped with sequins, an elegant matching feather plus gorgeous red satin bow and prominent cameo jewel accent.

Leg Avenue Red Velvet Mini Top Hat

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The mini top hat can be styled with a range of hair styles including up do’s and long glamorous hair, as pictured. For burlesque inspired hair style inspiration see the previous post.

Burlesque Hairstyles: Inspiration

Hollywood has been embracing the burlesque 1940’s style hair do all year, with an array of A listers opting for glamorous finger waves, rolls and pinned styles for red carpet events. Old Hollywood is back and celebrities are evoking the glamour of stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich.

Marlene Dietrich Pin Up Hair

It is essential for any burlesque performer or enthusiast to perfect their hairstyle for a performance or event. Burlesque hair styles should be coordinated somewhat with the burlesque outfits and for the performer, the routine should be considered when styling the hair. For inspiration – look to the celebrities who have, this year, adopted the 1940’s pin up styles as their own.

Brandy Pin Up HairKaty Perry Burlesque Hair

Gwen Stefani Pin Up HairDita Von Teese Burlesque HairKaty Perry Burlesque Hair

Diane Kruger Pin Up Hair

Rihanna Burlesque HairEmma Stone Pin Up Hair

Take the lead from trend setting stars including Rihanna and Katy Perry and go glam for parties and events, burlesque or otherwise, when it comes to your hairstyle. There is of course the option to opt for a burlesque inspired wig if your hair is super short or you just can’t master the waves and rolls. We have a selection of burlesque wigs available in our celebrity wigs selection. A variety of shipping options are available for our European, Australian and American customers, while all UK residents can benefit from FREE delivery.
Scarlett Johansson Pin Up HairKim Kardashian Burlesque Hair

 

The Emma Bustle Corset

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Just arrived, from our burlesque corsets collection, is the oh-so glamorous Leg Avenue Emma Corset. Displaying a classic black satin silhouette with premium support boning throughout, this staple piece will remain a timeless favourite for many a burlesque performer. The bust line boasts a seductive black lace overlay, drawing the eyes to the pin  up style curves created by the boning and fabric of the corset itself. The traditional and erotic steel front bust closure allows for a slow and easy removal for any burlesque strip tease routine, with the lace up back creating an adjustable fit. Completing this charming burlesque corset is the lavish organza and lace layered bustle ruffle with train to the rear. Ideally paired with a pair of booty shorts and luxurious burlesque style stockings or tights as pictured.

The Leg Avenue Emma Corset is available in three sizes, and along with all our burlesque clothing items, qualifies for FREE UK Delivery. Our Australian, American and European customers can choose from a range of saver and express delivery options.

Immodesty Blaize: Classic Burlesque Routine

A quick look here at the UK’s most successful burlesque performer and her famous routine featuring a giant telephone. This edit shows the burlesque queen in all her glory with a novel and rather athletic way of removing her stockings. The routine incorporates a pair of luxurious feather fans, one of the dancer’s seductive burlesque outfits and an extraordinarily glamorous fur wrap. Check out  how tiny her waits appears in her lavish corset!

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The Gabrielle Corset

Introducing the newest addition to our burlesque clothing UK collection – the Leg Avenue Gabrielle Corset. This delightfully classic corset features a satin silhouette  with black and nude panels with premium support boning for defined support, adjustable lace up back and steel front bust closure. This charmingly demure corset is decorated with point d’esprit overlay and prominent, feminine black satin bow accents, the attached suspender straps complete the look. Find this brand new arrival in our burlesque corsets category and pair with a suggestive bustle and some lavish stockings to achieve the achingly sophisticated look pictured.

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Leg Avenue Gabrielle Corset

The Red Extra Long Satin Gloves

A new addition to our burlesque gloves collection and as seductive and glamorous as they come are the Leg Avenue Red Extra Long Satin Gloves. These deluxe gloves would make Jessica rabbit proud with an over the elbow length, lavish satin fabric and deep red colouring. Ideally worn with a co-ordinating corset and bustle skirt or long customised gown, these already popular delights make for the perfect peel….

Leg Avenue Red Extra Long Satin Gloves

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Best Sellers For June

The Summer is always a busy time for our burlesque clothing department as more and more newbies take up the wonderful art form in celebration of hen nights and birthdays. June has not disappointed with a colourful selection of items selling well, that are spread across the various categories, reflecting the (sometimes absent) Summer sunshine.

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Number 3 on our best selling list comes from our burlesque hats collection and is a delicate, wedding-worthy rather gorgeous fascinator. The Leg Avenue Blossom Fascinator features a large pink flower with black feather accent and secure metal clip. Striking, yet elegant and perhaps a little Kate Middleton-esque, the perfect fascinator head piece for the Summer months.

Leg Avenue Blossom Fascinator

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The super duper ever so regal Leg Avenue Purple Glitter Pumps shoot up the list to number 2 this month. Playing a starring role in our burlesque shoes collection, these show-stopping lovelies feature an all over purple glitter design with contrast white scalloped trim and black bow accent. At 5 inches in height with a 1 inch platform these unusual posh purple shoes will lengthen the leg, flatter the figure and make a pin up style strut a whole lot easier.

Leg Avenue Purple Glitter Pump Shoes

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The best selling item for the month of June and an eternally popular garment from our burlesque corsets collection is the Leg Avenue Scarlett Corset. Featuring traditional and seductive black bodice with red decor, this deluxe boned corset with side zipper and adjustable lace up back is beautifully adaptable to an array of burlesque outfits. The lavish satin bow accents and lace trim evoke luxury and style, paired with the matching bustle skirt for the ultimate glamorous pin up look.

Leg Avenue Scarlett Corset

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Check back at the end of July to see the biggest movers and shakers in the burlesque clothing best sellers chart ♥

The Burlesque Assassins Trailer

One of our favourite burlesque performers – Roxi D’Lite – stars in a movie due to hit  Canada in the next two weeks. ‘Burlesque Assassins’ was filmed last year in Calgary, and features an array of burlesque stars including the Burlesque Queen and winners of titles at this year’s Burlesque Hall Of Fame Miss Exotic World Competition. The movie follows three  burlesque bombshells on their mission to ‘seduce and destroy’, attempting to foil a plot to enslave the world. Certainly sounds original and you can see a snippet of the luscious ladies in full burlesque clothing in the official trailer right here:

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Lady Gaga Inspired Burlesque?

Lady Gaga was surrounded with fresh controversy this week, following her debut performance of ‘Lady Die’, a song inspired by the late Princess Diana. As the mega star continues the Australian leg of her tour it seems she is angering Diana fans and suicide prevention groups, with lyrics referring to the star taking her own life. Oh dear….. although we have to say that on the list of real shockers from Gaga, this is probably not in the top 10 and seems quite a natural progression from her earlier songs. What we were particularly interested to see was the inspired burlesque outfit she sported while posing with fans in Melbourne. A chunky padlocked collar, matching black bra, nipple pasties and retro rolled hair! We can see a burlesque performance sprouting just from this outfit!

Burlesque Outfits

Check out our range of burlesque pasties – with heart shape pasties available, just like Gaga’s!

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Heart Shaped Pasties