Burlesque Ball

Burlesque Ball

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Last Friday night I attempted to get pin up perfect and inject some good old Hollywood glamour into my life, after luckily receiving a last minute invite to a burlesque ball.

Needless to say I didn’t have any feathers, fans or flapper dresses hanging around in my wardrobe, so my outfit for the night was a little more 60’s than 20’s.

The dress/tunic btw is gorgeous and was a spur of the moment purchase from New Look, you can find this slightly festive, floaty number here if it tickles your fancy.
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Thankfully, the dress code at The Blue Ball wasn’t to wear an obligatory corset but to merely adorn myself in an item of blue.

I don’t own much blue but luckily two of my favourite accessories are navy, the heels are Carvelaand the handbag is vintage Chanel circa 50’s/60’s I believe; my mums in antiques and it’s her best find to date!
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Whilst sipping champers myself and fashionista, Anne, perused the vintage stalls and of course the cupcake stands.
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Anne from the SatiricalStylist.
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Sadly I refrained from purchasing a pair of nipple tassels; I’ve only just accomplished the red lip so I don’t think I’m quite ready for the pasties just yet!
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What vintage night would be complete without getting your fortune told, right?

Things are on the up btw :)!
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The gorgeous, Georgian venue was perfect for the event, vintage lux at its best.
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A woman who’s certainly perfected the pin up look is vintage vamp, Talulah Blue, the organiser of this fabulous shindig.
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Her makeup was just flawless, bold brows, huge lashes and a scarlet pout; I love this look.

It put my attempt to shame, and talking of my attempt I will post my fotn (face of the night) tomorrow if your interested?

Anyway on to the fun stuff, I suggest you look away now if you adverse to a bit of nudity, although this is tasteful I can assure you!
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Talulah Blue


Having never been to a burlesque show before I had no idea what to expect, I thought there may have been a few ‘look away’ moments but thankfully there were none; in fact I couldn’t take my eyes off the girls!

There were five dancers and each one’s routine was beautifully executed, slightly cheeky but at the same time effortlessly charming.
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Beau Rocks
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Emmanuelle Claire

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If Beau Rocks (above) can rock retro roots then I can surely? Hurrah!!

Backstage was like being in a different era completely, it was clear to see these girls lived and breathed burlesque glamour even in their time off, super inspiring.
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Millie Dollar having a cheeky cigarette, she even makes smoking look classy!
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OMG how white do my teeth look?’

Burlesque Ball15Hope you enjoyed this post, I couldn’t wait to share some of the 200 (yes, that many) photos I took from the night.