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Stand Up Straight and Pay Attention!!!

Posted 27th May, 2010 by

One of the best things about teaching burlesque is that you can dress up and really don’t have to wear the regular old “work out wear” that people mostly associate with exercising.  To be honest, I don’t think you ever have to wear tracksuits and old sweats to exercise but that is an opinion for another day!  Here is what the lovely Adora Derriere and I... • read more •

Cute Nails for Every Occasion

Posted 26th May, 2010 by

I have never been much of a nail painter.  I just love the look of painted nails (especially vintage manicures like the ones that Dita Von Teese is always sporting) but I have really weak nails that just don’t grow and are super short, stubby and gross.  When I used to get manicures at my local beauty parlour in Bangkok (the only time in my life... • read more •


Posted 24th May, 2010 by

Here in Perthville, we recently hosted a Lindy Hop exchange.  Hullaballoo to be exact.  For those not in the know, a lindy hop exchange is where people from all over Australia (and sometimes the world) come together for dancing good times.  Hulla is always such a blast!  The organisers did a great job this year.  Each night had a theme kind of based around old movies from the Casablanca... • read more •

Mad men – my obsession!

Posted 20th May, 2010 by

If you haven’t seen the series Mad Men and you absolutely love the style and fashion from the 1960’s, then you must watch this!  I’m watching Series 3 at the moment and the fashion is amazing. Every detail has been thought about to seem like you are looking straight into the window of the 1960’s! It blows me away completely! Here are a couple of pics from... • read more •

Backstage in Vegas

Posted 19th May, 2010 by

PHEW!  I am finally recovered from our last massive show, Viva Lust Vegas.  It was amazing!  It almost killed me but it was an absolute smash success.  Sold out as a matter of fact!  Incredible!  It’s also the first show where I managed a four hoops split successfully (aka I managed to keep them all moving at once and not have one very sadly fall... • read more •

The Hoop Man Can!

Posted 17th May, 2010 by

As I have previously mentioned, I’m the resident hula hooper here at Sugar Blue.  I started doing it just for something different for my acts and different from the other ladies. Plus I have secretly always wanted to learn.  It looked like a jolly good bit of fun. I picked up the basics fairly quickly but they will only get you so far.  Just spinning the hoop and prancing... • read more •

T for Everyone!

Posted 13th May, 2010 by

A weekend or two ago my lovely friend Trevor “The Hutch” Hutchison (graphic design wunderkin, lindy hop badass, all round nice guy and quite possibly the most dapper gent I know) celebrated a birthday.  With a costume party.  A “T” themed costume party to be exact.  Predictably, the Sugar Blue girls and I love a costume party.  I was exceptionally excited about this one.  I spent ages coming up... • read more •

The Last Ziegfeld

Posted 12th May, 2010 by

Image via Broadway Cares I have just come across the sad news that Doris Eaton Travis, the last surviving Ziegfeld Follie and silent film actress, died yesterday at the regal age of 106.  Wasn’t she just stunning!  Her face is very ethereal and fairy-like. She was only 14 when she joined the Follies, the youngest to debut with them ever.  She was such an inspiration.  It really... • read more •

The Artists Corner – Angelique Houtkamp

Posted 11th May, 2010 by

Last year, the lovely boy and I purchased a house.  An adorable little weatherboard affair built in 1927.  Sadly the poor dwelling had fallen into a state of disrepair and we have been diligently restoring it to some of it’s orginal splendor.  We have always been renters so it’s really quite exciting to be able to make changes and have everything exactly how you want... • read more •

Betty with a Y not Bettie with an IE.

Posted 5th May, 2010 by

Betty and her million dollar legs in the greatest pin-up shot of ALL TIME! I know I’ve only just posted about Bettie Page but when I was trawling youtube for some clips I came across this enchanting little number by Betty Grable.  I used to love her (still do!) and completely forgot she was a song and dance lady as well as a great actress. ... • read more •
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