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

Burlesque Comes To Big Brother UK

The exotic world of Burlesque arrived on the Big Brother UK set last night when London’s Banbury Cross appeared as part of this week’s shopping task. Housemates were turned into lab rats and were subjected to a range of experiments while three of the contestants had to predict the outcome. In one experiment, the lab rats were made to sit in a room and keep their eyes fixed on a picture while various people entered the room attempting to distract them. Housemates encountered protestors, a Justin Bieber lookalike and even a huge python. Luke S expressed his frustration when it was announced that his distraction would be burlesque starlet Banbury Cross, dressed in a full burlesque outfit, performing a classic striptease routine. The blonde bombshell did her best to divert Luke’s gaze but he managed to keep his eye on the prize. Come on Channel 5 – we are British – more burlesque please!

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Banbury Cross Big Brother

Big Brother Burlesque Outfits

Get The Look: Burlesque Shoes

An important consideration for any burlesque performer is whether or not to wear shoes for a set performance and if so – the style, heel height and fastening(s) must be suitable when coordinating the whole outfit. Of course the shoes must also be easy to remove and should not feature too many complicated straps or buckles.

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Leg Avenue Inferno Flame Shoes

We all know that stiletto heels flatter the posture, lengthen the leg and are the platform of the all important strut of the burlesque performer. A dramatic pair of heels can add an instant boost of sex appeal and simply kicking a pair of exotic burlesque shoes to the floor can appear excitingly erotic.

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Leg Avenue Olivia Lace Peep Toe Shoes

Dita Von Teese wears beautifully coordinated shoes with feather and gem stone embellishments for her burlesque performance. Delicate yet exotic and the burlesque queen can easily kick of her heels or remove with a flick of the wrist.

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Burlesque stars Roxi D’Lite and Immodesty Blaize keep their shoes on until the very end of their performance, sustaining a perfect pin up posture and glamorous fantasy.

Roxi Dlite Burlesque Shoes

Immodesty Blaize Burlesque Shoes

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For a colour filled array of the most exquisite burlesque shoes visit our burlesque clothing collection online. All shoes qualify for free UK delivery while our Australian, American and European customers can benefit from both saver and express delivery options. Most shoes are available in at least five sizes and have all been carefully selected for our burlesque clothing customers.

Leg Avenue Starlight ShoesLeg Avenue Wicked ShoesPin Up Couture Cherry Peep Toe Shoes

Leg Avenue Purple Glitter Sequin ShoesPin Up Couture Teeze Tattoo ShoesLeg Avenue Red Babydoll Shoes

Dirty Martini At The Burlesque Hall Of Fame 2012

One of the most celebrated burlesque performers and genuinely loved by the burlesque industry, Dirty Martini, is captured below in a short interview during the recent Burlesque Hall Of Fame extravaganza. The voluptuous starlet, known for her show-stopping routines and unique costumes, talks mainly about her burlesque outfits and explains how she began making them herself from an early age. With the acquired experience she is now able to make couture like gowns for both herself and her burlesque dancing friends. In this catch up with the diva she can be seen wearing a nude coloured body stocking style gown with heavy rhinestone decor in some very interesting places – created by her very own hand!

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Emma Watson Does Burlesque For Her New Film

We love a bit of Harry Potter here at Simon Says Dress Up and are big fans of the beautiful Emma Watson who played Harry’s best pal, Hermione Granger, so well. We were rather excited to hear that Miss Watson landed a starring role in the upcoming film ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ and even more excited when we saw the trailer featuring the British lovely dressed as a burlesque dancer, performing a full blown strip tease in one scene. We can’t wait until the movie hits the big screen in September this year to see how the all-grown up star fairs in her burlesque clothing and racy routine. Check out the official trailer below and catch a peek of Emma in her burlesque outfit.

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Best Sellers In Burlesque Clothing This Month

As we come to the end of what has become a rather glorious May and head towards a two-day bank holiday (wahoooo!) it’s time to have a look at the top 3 best sellers from our burlesque clothing collection this month.

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The best sellers list has definitely been influenced by the Summer sunshine and making their debut at number 3, and one of the newest additions to our burlesque shoes range, are the particularly pretty Pin Up Couture Cherry Peep Toe Shoes. These gorgeous heels feature an all over delicate cherry print, with peep toe design, red satin bow and sky high stilettos. As feminine as any shoe can be and proving popular with our burlesque clothing customers. These shoes are new in from the renowned Bordello Teeze range.

Pin Up Couture Cherry Peep Toe Shoes

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The gorgeous Leg Avenue Lola Corset is also making its debut this month and breaks away from the traditional black and red coloured burlesque corsets that are usually at the top of the best seller list. This beautiful piece, the focal point of any burlesque outfit, features a pink satin silhouette, black ribbon straps and attractive pleated ruffle accents. The all important sturdy support boning and adjustable lace up back plus side zipper for easy removal complete this little delight and comes in at number 2 for May 2012.

Leg Avenue Lola Corset

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The top seller for this month are the Leg Avenue Satin Cut Out Gloves and can be found in our burlesque gloves category. These luxurious black satin gloves feature a fashionable crop design, unique cut out detail and sophisticated pleated chiffon trim. Our number one best seller is completed with a prominent red velvet bow. beautifully adaptable for a range of burlesque outfits, costume accessories and thanks to the likes of Victoria Beckham, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, bang on trend for an evening wear look.

Leg Avenue Satin Cut Out Gloves

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Check back this time next month to see what has changed in our best seller count down ♥

The 2012 Burlesque Clothing Video

It’s finally here burlesque starlets! The 2012 burlesque clothing video has arrived, showcasing all the new lines for this year and the best sellers from the 2011 collection. The slide show displays all the new corsets, bustle skirts, shoes and accessories. Last year’s video received more than 14,500 views and counting so we are excited to see how the new collection is received (we think its freakin fantastic, but probs a bit biased).

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Check out the video right here….

Burlesque Clothing

Top 3 Best Sellers This Month

Straight into the April round up of the top 3 best sellers from our burlesque clothing collection during the last 30 days. Burlesque shoes and bustle skirts have been particularly popular and it has left us wondering if some of you are wearing just skirts and heels to perform in? Or have you all been making your own pasties…?

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Betty makes an appearance again this month, but this time in red and black. The classic and utterly seductive burlesque corset features sturdy boning for support, an adjustable lace up back and side zipper for easy removal. The satin corset is decorated with black pleated ruffle detail and unique vinyl seam accents. Betty is just booootiful in her classic colours and this stunning burlesque corset is our top seller this month.

Leg Avenue Red Betty Corset

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We promised you shoes – and here they are. The super striking, bang on trend, fash pack favourite and 100% unique Bordello Teeze Pin Up Tattoo Shoes. Not only are these fabulous five inchers the best selling burlesque shoes for April they are number 2 on our overall best sellers list. The scrumptiously retro tattoo print is delightfully complemented by the sweet red satin bow and these wow factor platforms have literally been dancing out the door. Hello lover ♥….

Bordello Teeze Pin Up Tattoo Shoes

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Completing our line up of little treasures is the aptly named Leg Avenue Bombshell Bustle Skirt. The burlesque bustle skirt that sets the bar high in its category. Boasting luxurious pucker bustle to really accentuate the natural curves, plush shimmy fringe trim (that both looks and feels rather lovely) plus exquisite beading draped suggestively over the fabric – we have to confess that this is our favourite. If we were stranded on a desert island and forced to perform burlesque over and over for the retro loving inhabitants and were allowed only one garment – it would have to be this one. Luuuuuuush ♥

Leg Avenue Bombshell Bustle Skirt

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The next update on our best sellers list for our burlesque clothing collection will be in 30 days divas! x

Burlesque Corsets, Burlesque Shoes, Burlesque Skirts

Get The Look: Bustle Skirts

An important part of any burlesque outfit is the bustle skirt. Deriving from Victorian fashion, essentially the classic burlesque bustle skirt is used to accentuate the rear and paired with a flattering corset, frame and define that perfect hourglass figure.

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Leg Avenue Long Tulle Bustle Skirt

Acting as an extension to the burlesque dancer’s lower part of her body movements, the burlesque bustle skirt also adds the glamour to the retro outfit and should ideally be easy to slip out of.

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Leg Avenue Bombshell Bustle Skirt

The bustle skirt can be of any length, traditionally shorter at the front with a glamorous trail to the rear and typically crafted in luxurious chiffon or satin style material.

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Leg Avenue Satin Organza Pin On Bustle Skirt

Choose from an array of gorgeous bustle skirts from our burlesque clothing collection in traditional red and black colours, exotic blues and pinks, various lengths, sporting a range of beads, bows and fringes.

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Burlesque Clothing, Burlesque Bustle Skirts