Saturday, November 6, 2010

Need more Burly Q in your life?

This line of totes and wallets is absolutely fabulous for the gal who needs a little more Burly Q in her life! Martini's and high doesn't get any better!

Also check out O.P.I.'s line on new Burlesque nail laquers! These scrumptious bottles are filled with lots of sparkle and an array of fun colors..perfect for when you're in the spotlight! 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Black Diamond Burlesque scintillates with Selva debut!



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Step Right Up, Step Right Up, to the Hottest Show in Town!

Black Diamond Burlesque has been featured in three different publications this week; The Herald Tribune, Creative Loafing and The Observer!  Check out the links below...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In One Week....

In one week we will performing our very FIRST debut performance at Selva in downtown Sarasota at 10:00pm! I have been so busy preparing for the show,  I haven't really had time to think about what a huge deal all of this is. It has started to hit me the past couple days now that people are buying tickets and we are upon our last couple rehearsals. The amount of support and excitement swirling around the debut performance is overwhelming. It shows me that Sarasota is ready and eager for burlesque to be a part of the arts scene here. The other Diamond Dames and I have been feverishly making stage props (giant lollipops being one of them), practicing tassel twirling, embellishing costumes with rhinestones just to name a few! We are so incredibly excited to finally perform and show everyone how Burlesque is done!

Hot Off The Press!

The Observer newspaper interviewed me last week about starting Sarasota's first Burlesque Troupe. I was so delighted when I saw the article yesterday online for the first time! It will be on news stands tomorrow..I have a feeling once this story hits Black Diamond will be on the map! Check out the link below and read the article :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lazer Tits! Don't burn your bra, BLAST IT!!

The other day I was informed of this hilarious website! Since becoming a burlesque dancer people come up to me all the time telling me about the weirdest things they think i'll like such as; "Hey there's this website called LAZER TITS that you would love!! " Wasn't sure what to expect, but once I read more about it, they really do have a great message behind their work.
"For centuries the female bosom has been wrongfully held in the prison of maternal duty and manboy motor-boating. The time has come to blow the cell doors open for breasts! Howl for hooters! Get toasted by tits! Behold the blazing boobs! It’s time to get ZAPPED!!!! LAZERTITS looks into the past and changes the future one broad at a time. What will YOU say when your kids ask where you were during the revolution? Don’t burn your bra, BLAST IT!!!"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A vision of undraped loveliness...

Troupe Leader: Miss Petite Coquette
Photography by: Matthew Holler

Diamond Dame: Lotta Love
Photography by: Matthew Holler
Diamond Dame: Mademoiselle Rowdy Pants
Photography by: Matthew Holler

Here are the photos from our last shoot of all the Diamond Dame dancers....we sizzle sizzle sizzle!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

First Official Group Photo!

Photography by Matthew Holler
From Left to Right: (Dancers) Mademoiselle Rowdy Pants, Miss Petite Coquette, Lotta Love (Producers)Laura Gale, Rus Deep

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A couple quotes for the evening

"Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty, sexy, and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with." 
"Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free til they find someone just as wild to run with them."

-Carrie Bradshaw

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Teaserama - Trailer (1955)

Tonight I was checking out old burlesque videos for some inspiration for my own act and came across this trailer for a Burly Q movie from 1955...gotta love it!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tassel Twirling Fun

I highly recommend Goth Fox for reasonably priced, high quality pasties! Lots of unique sexy designs!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

First Photo Shoot

Photography by Matthew Holler
Concept and Styling by Miss Petite Coquette
Photography by Matthew Holler
Necklace Designed by Cab Fayre
Concept and Styling by Miss Petite Coquette
Photography by Matthew Holler
Necklace designed by Cab Fayre
Concept and Styling by Miss Petite Coquette
Photography by Matthew Holler
Concept and Styling by Miss Petite Coquette

Here are some pics from the first photo shoot for Black Diamond Burlesque. These will be used for promotional posters/cards. I love the way these turned out! I think they really set the tone for the over all look of the troupe. More photos to come soon once I get the rest of the Diamond Dames together!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Let the Journey of the "Art of Tease" begin...

I am the creator of Sarasota's very first burlesque troupe! I have always looked up to the women who pioneered the "art of tease" and noticed a strong revival happening in big cities all over the country. It has slowly trickled down to Florida in cities like Miami and Tampa but never to the small sleepy beach town of Sarasota. What people may not know about Sarasota is that there is a huge art community here and the people are thirsty for something new that they may have never seen. Of course you may have the occasional Drag Queen Bingo, that's about as risque as it gets. I plan of bringing burlesque to the arts scene of Sarasota with full force!