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!
Check out our range of burlesque pasties – with heart shape pasties available, just like Gaga’s!
A classic pair of burlesque gloves, just arrived into our burlesque outfits collection. For the perfect peel and most tantalising tease the Leg Avenue Black Velvet Opera Gloves make an ideal choice for any burlesque performer and will undoubtedly become a staple part of the starlet’s wardrobe. These luxurious, long black gloves feel gorgeous to the touch and look achingly sophisticated, beautifully versatile and adaptable to a whole host of burlesque outfits. Pair with a gown, classic corset or sexy pin up lingerie set and wow the crowds with your peeling skills.
Check out the video below, taking a look at an alternative glove peel in burlesque dancing.
One of the World’s most loved burlesque performers appeared at the Tease-O-Rama show last month. Dirty Martini enthralled at the San Francisco audience with her renowned effervescent routine sporting a glamorous outfit including a pair of customised purple fringed gloves. The blonde bombshell made particularly wonderful use of her unique, full feather boa. We also rather love her ruffled tanga panties. For an array of burlesque clothing check out the website and for a full look at Dirty Martini’s performance we have the vide right here:
One of the most distinctive pairs from our burlesque shoes collection are the divine Leg Avenue Brass Knuckle Shoes. The unique black and white shoe boots feature a lace up front, bullet hole detail and knuckle duster inspired stiletto heel. The heel measures 4 inches and the platform is a comfortable1 inch. Inspired by the popular gangster moll theme and sure to be the focal point of any burlesque outfit. Ideal for anyone looking to embrace the erotic masculine look, perhaps a strip tease routine involving a gender transformation? These delightful shoe boots are also a high fashion item and have been spotted on a number of celebs for red carpet appearances. Uber cool with skinny jeans, this season’s shirt dress or a monochrome mini dress.
Beautifully feminine and overwhelmingly gorgeous new addition to our burlesque hats collection is the Leg Avenue Pink Velvet Mini Top Hat. This ‘hatinator’ is designed in the form of a traditional top hat with a secure fascinator style clip. An ideal accessory to a range of items from our burlesque clothing collection with it’s lavish sequin trim, exotic feather accent, prominent gem stone appliqué and oversized pink satin bow. The pretty and pink mini top hat can be clipped to a long loose hair style, as pictured below, or to a traditional 1940’s style rolled up do. With a quick tug, the fascinator top hat can be removed and flirtatiously flung as part of a burlesque striptease routine. This new 2012 item is also available in a ravishing red colour and at just £14.99 the temptation to bag both is rather irresistible.
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!
An small but definitely sweet new addition to our burlesque outfits collection is the Leg Avenue Satin Oversized Bow Garter. This fabulous new piece is made from luxurious black satin and features a perfectly placed large bow. Easy to slip on and to slip off, feels delightful on the skin and could make a very interesting prop for any burlesque performance. At just £8.99 this lavish little lovely instantly adds suggestion, sex appeal and glamour to your burlesque outfit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our 2012 burlesque lingerie collection gets an update this month with the fabulous new Leg Avenue Padded Underwire Teddy. This striking and rather daring garment is comprised of a nude coloured mesh teddy with black contrast strappy detail. The halter neck tie top is adjustable and there is a fastening to the rear. The stockings, shoes and gloves pictured are available to purchase from our burlesque clothing category and accessorise the new teddy beautifully. Click the image for sizing and pricing and check out our delivery terms for US, European and Australian shipping. All UK orders qualify for free shipping.
The 2011-2012 Reigning Queen of Burlesque – Miss Indigo Blue was one of the headliners at last month’s Tease-O-Rama in San Francisco. The classic beauty performed a truly exotic performance with the help of some brightly coloured feather fans and a wonderfully flattering gown with lavish trim. Check out the video below to see the burlesque queen’s full performance and visit the website for a choice of burlesque outfits to suit a newly inspired you.