October 31st is just over a month away and we are counting down the days until the wonderful witching hour begins. To celebrate our busiest time of the year SmiffysHalloween.com are giving away a fun filled trip to Orlando, Florida! The holiday for four includes tickets to the scariest Halloween themed event on the planet – Halloween Horror Nights, passes to the fabulous Universal Studios, The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, plus flights and accommodation.
Head over to smiffyshalloween.com and enter your details plus the barcode of your costume – and wait! Entries close at 5pm on November 1st 2012. Visit the website competition page for more details and the full list of eligible costumes. Good luck!
The new shoe collection for 2012 has slowly started to arrive with us, and we are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated Leg Avenue Inferno Flame Glitter Shoes are now available – and they are even more stunning in the flesh!
The burlesque inspired stilettos feature bang-on-trend nude mesh with all-over red glitter flame design, beautiful, curved, 1.5 inch concealed platform and leg lengthening 6 inch heels. The elastic hem ensures a comfortable and secure fit, while the absence of buckles and straps means that these stunning shoes are easy to kick off – an important factor for many a burlesque performance. Visit our Leg Avenue Shoes category to view full details, sizing and pricing and remember that ALL of our shoes are currently eligible for a 10% discount, using the code ‘GREATDEAL’ at checkout. Hurry – this offer ends at Midnight on Thursday 27th September.
We were so happy to come across this video of one of our favourite performers – Texas starlet – Coco Lectric – performing at Viva Dallas Burlesque Salutes The Troops, this Summer. Check out her full performance right here and marvel at the glamorous beauty’s ingenious use of a simple rope! We will be bringing you more videos from Dallas all year, starring the most revered burlesque performers of the South. Find Coco’s white satin gloves in our burlesque gloves category online and if you are inspired by her super cute, super sexy sailor costume check out our range of sexy costumes, with an array of sailor inspired designs at the forefront.
For 4 days only we are offering you lovely people 10% off our ENTIRE shoes and boots collection. Find a host of pretty peep toes and sexy stilettos, designed with the burlesque enthusiast and performer in mind, by brands including Leg Avenue, Bordello and Pin Up Couture. Our whole collection of burlesque shoes is eligible for FREE delivery to all UK addresses with a range of saver and express options available to our overseas customers. To claim your discount simply visit the website and enter the code ‘GREATDEAL’ at the checkout. This offer expires at Midnight on Thursday 27th September. Tick, Tock…….SHOP!
Our favourite burlesque queen has announced the return of her Boom Boom Burlesque Show this October. Check out the trailer right here – with a sneak peek of all 16 performers lined up to entertain the crowd in Windsor, Canada. Yep, sorry UK folks, the ‘dark and twisted’ burlesque extravaganza is all the way across the ocean, for one night only. Please come to the UK Roxi!!
For anyone lucky enough to be able to attend on October 19th, visit the Boom Boom tickets page, offering a choice of packages. For anyone not able to experience the fabulous performer in real life but is still inspired by her old school glamour, visit the website for the best in burlesque clothing and create your own Roxi-esque outfit.
Just arrived and now available form our burlesque corsets collection for 2012 is the charming Leg Avenue Veronica Corset.
The deluxe, premier quality corset features a refined black and grey striped velvet bodice with gathered satin and tulle ruffle trim and fuchsia pink interwoven ribbon. Sturdy metal boning secures the corset beautifully, plus steel front bust closure and oversized pink ribbon lace up back to ensure an adaptable, perfect fit, no matter the body shape.
This classic corset, with a zingy twist, is designed to be worn time and time again, becoming a staple part of the burlesque diva’s wardrobe. Pair with matching fuchsia, opera length gloves plus long black bustle skirt for an all-in-one look. Available in three sizes and eligible for FREE UK delivery, this stunning piece is yearning for your attention….♥
Not into the frills, ruffles and sequins for your burlesque outfits? The Leg Avenue Bad Girl Set stomps down an entirely different path…The seductive two piece lingerie set includes a wet look stretch bra top with zipper and stud accents – bang on trend for Autumn/Winter 2012 – plus matching booty shorts with attached suspender straps.
Available in two adjustable sizes (UK8-UK14) the Bad Girl Set can be found in our burlesque lingerie collection. For the matching leather look zipper gloves check out the main burlesque wardrobe category. All of our items qualify for FREE delivery on all UK orders, with saver and express delivery options available to our overseas customers.
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.