Thursday, April 19, 2012

I Fell Down a Rabbit Hole And Stumbled Into Some Nipple Tassels

My friend Yuki recently discovered a love for burlesque, and she's taken us along for the ride. Two weeks ago, we attended the our second event put on by Viva Dallas Burlesque at the Dallas Lakewood Theater: Alice in Burlesqueland. This show featured Trixie Minx, Alley Oops and the burlesque group Fleur De Tease from New Orleans

There was a little less skin that the first fairy tale-themed show we attended in March. The aerial acrobatics and sparkly costumes, however, totally made up for that. While I'm normally partial to the Mad Hatter, I liked Alice's two-piece the best. While the Mad Hatter was hot and dark, her costume was too put-together, she seemed to lack the craziness that's always associated with the character.

It was a good show nonetheless. There were a lot of oh's and ah's as Alice and the Caterpilar locked their bodies and spun around an elevated swing. Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-dum had people rolling in their seats with their beach ball butts. But, of course, most people where there to see the themed clothing come off.

I couldn't take any pictures of the show (the pics above come via Mike Brooks at the Dallas Observer) but I did catch some of the girls from Viva Burlesque dressed up for the show. And I really enjoy how people dress up for these shows the way people use to dress up to go to the theater. Check out the pics below.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

[DAILY OUTFIT] Just a Semi-Hiatus in Time for Spring Cleaning

Spin Baby, Spin!
I took these pictures like two weeks ago right before I touched up my hair. I just found them as I was cleaning out my hard drive. I hope that organizing my hard drive and SD cards will help me stay on top of my blog pics.

This month I'm doing something incredibly time consuming and extreme: I'm going through three years of blog posts for a bit of Spring Cleaning. I want to make sure all my posts are correctly tagged and categorized, the pictures are well laid out and delete any posts that just don't feel right. So for the month of April, my posting will be spotty while I go through old posts and get the hang of a new posting schedule.

Organizing my computer, cleaning out my SD cards, going through my old posts... looks like the Spring Cleaning bug has bitten me... in every aspect except physically - my desk is cluttered again and I still need to put up laundry.

I love how this outfit can go from cute professional to fun and casual. After work, I just tied it in the front to run my errands. Maybe next time I'll add a petticoat under the dress.

I'm also working on a new drawing for my header. I've had to just come to terms with my need for constant change. The weird thing is that I still require stability in my life. Alex calls it "The Great Aquarius Paradox". Seriously, ask any Aquarius because I've confirmed with five.

  • Blazer: Torrid
  • Tights: JCpenney
  • Earrings: Sam Moon
  • Shoes & Dress: Bazaar
  • Shirt: Fallas Paredes