Most people think that "burlesque" means female strippers walking a runway to a bump and grind beat. But that only fits the form in its declining years. At its best, burlesque was a rich source of music and comedy that kept America, audiences laughing from 1840 through the 1960s.
Monday, August 2, 2010
There are hundreds of different looks you can adopt, but the essentials stay the same.
Red lipstick (applied perfectly, of course)
Eyeliner (either big, smoky eyes or cat-like flicks at the outer corners)
A good set of sexy underwear! Stockings, suspenders - the works. (Try Anne Summers, Agent Provocateur or La Senza. The lacier and more elaborate the better!)
Heels (Yes, I'm afraid you must learn to walk with a wiggle - and heels are sexy!)
Nails (They can be short, but they must be painted! Any all-over shade of red or pink is perfect, or you can leave the moons and tips natural - that's what the 40's pin-ups did)