This past Valentines day I performed at the gorgeous Baroque Ball at the Neon Moon Burlesque and Cabaret Club, and I think it had the most beautiful decor I have ever seen! There should totally be more Baroque themed stuff. It was such an honour to perform Burlesque on the Neon Moon stage: I've been performing belly dance, mermaiding, stage kittening and helpfully putting glitter on stuff for Neon Moon for years and have seen so many phenomenal performers dance on that stage, so I felt so proud to be performing there myself.
At the ball I debuted my new act, Madame du Pompadour, inspired by a beautiful painting I saw in Prague. (Does that mean I can get my Prague holiday written off as a tax expense?). I came home and feverishly made the whole juicy turquoise costume, the corset, the dress, the lot.
I loved Madame so much I have been working on her since then to make her even more regally fabulous, pimping out her costume and fine tuning the performance. I even took her to the Burlesque Idol Awards, but that's a tale for another day...
Photo by the exquisite Samantha Adamson at Black Cravat Photography.