2017 April

  Tempest Storm. I enjoyed meeting and interviewing Tempest Storm for both my film and book of the same name “Behind the Burly Q.” She was a gracious, forthright, smart lady. Born into poverty in Georgia, the young Annie Blanch Banks picked cotton. She began her stage career in the 1940 under the tutelage of […]
About the Author Marci Darling is a sassy bon vivant whose previous careers include: belly dancer, showgirl, circus acrobat, burlesque dancer, and preschool teacher. She has performed around the world and danced on tour with the Go-Go’s, the B-52’s, and Paul McCartney. She has performed and lived in Paris, Florence, Hollywood, New Orleans and Boston. […]
Tease Tips – Lessons in life, love and the art of tease By Michelle L’amour   Don’t Hate on The Hustle.   When I was a little girl, I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. Every time someone would ask me that question, I would feel waves of anxiety. I […]
The historian and vintage lover is blessed with a driving curiosity yet cursed with a propensity for obsession. For example, have you ever walked into a thrift store or vintage boutique looking for some mundane household trinket, like dishes or picture frames? Only to have the wind knocked out of you at the sight of […]
NIKOLETTA SKARLATOS Makeup Designer, Department Head, Spokesperson Makeup artist and skin care specialist Nikoletta Skarlatos first fell in love with her art form as a child in Greece. Over the past twenty years she has collaborated with the top design houses of Chanel and Estee Lauder, as well as with some of the world’s most […]
THE FLIP TEASE Two of my favorite low-alcohol cocktails, the Aperol Spritz and Sloe Gin Flip have a baby! This cocktail is frothy and fun and tastes like a boozy creamsicle. Perfect for a early afternoon treat or those times you want a cocktail without getting too light in the head….Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 oz of […]
I have always been a sore loser. Let’s just get that out of the way. For that very reason, when it comes to my performances, I prefer to showcase rather than compete simply because placing greater value on one piece of art over another softens the whole experience for me. But this is the Burlesque […]