Last week my beautiful friend Lela and I went to Baby Grand Burlesque at London’s Volupté Lounge, a decadent cabaret bar which looks something like this.
We looked a lot like this.
After we’d finished staring at ourselves in the mirror we settled down to enjoy the show. As well as sassy songbirds and ladies talented in the art of the tassel twirl, there was a three-course meal to devour. I felt a bit rude tucking into my food while performers were baring their souls and other body parts for my entertainment. But then I suppose a basement dedicated solely to erotic striptease is quite rude already. I was probably just feeling extra ladylike because I was so colour coordinated.
A night at the burlesque is the perfect excuse to get all glammed up in your vintage finery. The ladies onstage wear bejewelled thongs and sequins on their nipples, so anything goes. It’s fun to give at least a nod to old fashioned glamour. I, of course, prefer to give a full on parade.
I wore an original 1950s Hawaiian wiggle dress, which is only one of my all time best vintage finds ever. This dress feels like it was made for me. The colours, the cut and the measurements are all absolutely perfect for my taste and figure. Continuing the whole mid-century luau vibe, I accessorised with a vintage bamboo box-bag and a corsage in exactly the same shade of fuchsia as the flowers on my frock.
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