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10 Essential Burlesque Dressing Tips

Posted by on September 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

Categories: Accessories, Burlesque, Corsets, FairyGothMother, Kiss Me Deadly

For those of you who are new to burlesque or for those of you preparing for the approaching party season we’ve compiled our top ten burlesque items that a burlesque enthusiast cannot be without!

fgm-800 Lush satin bustle with adorable lace trims. Wear with your favourite corset and frilly knix for a stunning burlesque look.

  • 1. Corset – Whether you decide to go for an overbust or an underbust corset with pasties, it needs to make a statement. This can be done with colour, sequins, glitz, bows or frills.
  • 44-03 Striking overbust corset made in black silk dupion with black and red sequin front panel. py-03 This longer line Puimond underbust corset gives a fantatic shape whether you aim to tightlace or just like a a beautifully tailored corset.
  • 2. Bustle – Depending on the bustle, it can either be worn over your corset on the waist. Or worn lower down on the hips and tucked just underneath the corset.
    Satin halter soft bralet with cute frills and organza centre bow.
  • 3. Knickers – Frilly knickers can be a great way to emphasize your derrière, and they’re fun! However, if you’re feeling a little riskier a thong or g-string might be more your style.
  • 4. Stockings – Seamed stockings are great for an authentic burlesque look. We have a good selection in our London boutique, or online in the FairryGothMother Accessories section.
  • 5. Heels – It’s important to have that sexy wiggle and no better way to swing those hips than in a saucy pair of Natacha Marro heels!
    Natacha Marro
    ac-01 our satin opera gloves.
  • 6. Gloves – A fantastic burlesque move called the Glove Peel requires a beautiful pair of opera gloves. They must be easy to get off but stay in place when on.
  • 7. Fascinator – Why not compliment your outfit with a fantastic fascinator? A full range is available in our London boutique.
  • 8. Pasties/ Nipple tassels – If you wear an under bust corset a pair of nipple pasties are great. Helene Bach has some fantastic designs and you can even request your own designs. Our London boutique stocks some of these must haves. Twirling nipple tassels are also a wonderful addition to any act!
  • 9. Lipstick – Red of course! But which brand? Ministry of Burlesque has a few forum posts on this subject and the three top rated brands seem to be MAC, GOSH and Max Factor. Add a layer of gloss on top to give lips that luscious shine!
  • 10. Fan – Play coy by using a fan to hide and peep. Strictly Sensuous have a beautiful selection of feather fans.

Whether you’re interested in burlesque as a hobby or as a career there are some great classes out there where you can learn to Glove Peel, Fan Tease or a sensual way to remove your stockings. Check out Ministry of Burlesque’s forum on Learning Burlesque to find regular classes in your area. The Ministry of Burlesque is a great place to find a wealth of information on all areas of burlesque including performances, tips on make-up or outfits and connecting with other burlesque performers.

Burlesque - why not start a new hobby this autumn! And take a look at what we can offer!

Get Gorgeous at Goodwood!

Posted by on September 16, 2010 at 2:38 am

Categories: Dresses, Events, FairyGothMother, Lulu and Lush, News

Goodwood Revival is almost upon us once again (17-19 September, 2010). With visitors from all over the UK and from all corners of the world, the Revival is one of the most unique and popular motor racing events on the calendar. But it’s not all about motor racing! Read on…

We’re getting excited about once again being part of it, especially with the Revival organisers posting this teaser for the event.

So following that, we thought we’d share our tips for getting that perfect vintage look whether you’re thinking 40’s, 50’s or 60’s!

The Audrey Hepburn look!

For a sophisticated style, think Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany‘s. Try a fitted pencil dress with a wide belt, evening gloves and seamed stockings to complete the look.

Fifties inspired black classic wiggle pencil dress

pd-ava Fifties inspired black classic wiggle pencil dress

Fancy something more fun and flirty?
Think 1950’s rock and roll and get ready for a good time!

Rock and Roll

Rose Print Skirt Try a full circle skirt with a petticoat underneath and brighten things up with a coloured shirt or jumper!
Or a how about a 1950’s sweetheart neckline dress in a funky print to add a bit of fun. Retro-style 50s halter neck dress
Vintage uniforms
© The Goodwood Estate Company Limited.
Fancy dressing up? Goodwood is the perfect place to break out those vintage costumes! Think post 30′s for the costume, be it nurse, police lady or WREN!
Every girl knows that accessories make an outfit, so don’t forget gloves and a mini top hat! Mini top hat

However, if a hat is not your thing, check out these tutorials for achieving a great 1940’s style hair.

Oh and of course no outfit would be complete without bright red lipstick, and a pair of wicked heels!

Don’t forget it’s Ladies Day on Saturday so get yourself gorgeous for a chance to win a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a magnum of champagne courtesy of the Goodwood organisers (see here)!

We can’t wait to see you there in your vintage glory!! We are Stand 100 in the Revival Market.