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The Newest Hero on My List

Posted 20th June, 2011 by

This guy. This guy is AMAZING! His name is Captain Kidd aka Mark Winmill. He recently won the title of Mr Exotic World at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas. Oh and did I mentioned he is Australian? I pretty much want to have his hula hooping babies or failing that, do an act with him at some point in my career. SUCH... • read more •

1 Minute and 45 Seconds of Fame – or – I was on “Australia’s Got Talent”

Posted 14th June, 2011 by

Hello Lovelies! It’s been a while. Things have been a little hectic at Cupcakes HQ! But I’m back! So here is one of the things that’s been keeping me away.  I recently auditioned for “Australia’s Got Talent”. Here’s my clip. I was on TV y’all, being a goof. I’m slowly making my way up that Perthonality ladder.  Sadly, I didn’t get any further than this... • read more •

Miss Indigo Blue: The Reigning Queen of Burlesque

Posted 7th June, 2011 by

Miss Indigo Blue has been named The Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the 2011 International Hall Of Fame weekend. Indigo is one of the performers I first stumbled across when I was researching tassel twirling and is definitely one of the world’s best! She is very good technically at twirling and has a clip on YouTube (below) where she showcases her skills.  It is one of... • read more •

Painterly Pin-up

Posted 31st May, 2011 by

I have previously posted about the marvelous work Angelique Houtkamp and how inspiring it is, especially the way she draws womans faces. Her aesthetic is very 1920’s pin up. I use her style as inspiration for when I do charleston/ vaudeville acts. So, as promised, here is a little tutorial on how to do your makeup to look like an Angelique pin-up. This is definitely... • read more •

Going Banana’s at the London Burlesque Week!

Posted 11th May, 2011 by

I recently performed my Josephine Baker tribute act at the London Burlesque Festival. It was very well received People either thought I was a bit strange and funny having bananas as a skirt or they knew who Josephine Baker was and my act made all the sense in the world! Here is the only existing clip of Josephine Baker doing her original banana dance in... • read more •

Burly-q and Ballyhoo at the Spiegeltent!

Posted 6th March, 2011 by

Roll up, Roll up! With 3 sold out shows at Fringe World in Western Australia’s own Spiegeltent, we are excited to bring you a snippet of the show ‘Burly-q and Ballyhoo’! Thanks to Justin Griffiths for capturing and editing this clip for us!! Sugar Blue Burlesque also had a troupe photoshoot with David Woolley at the Spiegeltent, as seen in the above clip. Here is the... • read more •

Spiegel Sneak Peeks! #2

Posted 9th February, 2011 by

Another little snippet of an act you might see during Burly-Q & Ballyhoo!  Unfortunately it’s sold out but you can live vicariously through these little treats!  If you did manage to snaffoo a ticket you get excited! See you tomorrow lovelies with a review of Frisky and Mannish. I’m going tonight and I’m pretty chuffed about it! Clara xoxo • read more •

Spiegel Sneak Peeks! #1

Posted 4th February, 2011 by

Here’s a little taster of something you might see if you come along to Burly-Q & Ballyhoo at the Spiegeltent.  I’ll be keeping these little treats coming throughout the run of the festival. I hope that’s wet you appetite.  Stay tuned darlings!  This is only the starter! Clara xoxo • read more •

The Pearl

Posted 3rd February, 2011 by

Fringe World kicks off today! OH MY GOODNESS!  It’s so exciting.  Things have been abuzz here at Sugar Blue Burlesque in preparation.  There has been so much scheming and planning.  So many ideas and costumes flying around.  There is just a general air of crazy happy giddiness and anticipation.   And here’s why. Perth (through some damn hard work and tireless efforts from the wonderful people at ArtRage) now... • read more •
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