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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Regina Spektor - Hallelujah (09-13-2005)

Miss Burlesque Australia

Last night was the Miss Burlesque Australia at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney.

Congratulations to all the girls:

* Miss Burlesque TAS MISS BECKY LOU
* Miss Burlesque WA CLARA CUPCAKES
* Miss Burlesque SA FLAVELLA L’AMOUR
And First Runners Up – Also competing at the Grand Final are:
* Miss Burlesque Brisbane AMELIE LULU
* Miss Burlesque Sydney DANICA LEE
* Miss Burlesque Hobart RUBY RIGHT
* Miss Burlesque Perth GINGER LAMINGE
* Miss Burlesque Melbourne PEACHEY DREAM
* Miss Burlesque Adelaide LUNA ECLIPSE
And Wild Cards:

* RITA FONTAINE (NSW) Chosen by Jac Bowie
* SAPPHIRE DEMURE (SA) Chosen by Cassandra Atkins
Photo by Dominic Kieler from Miss Burlesque Australia Facebook
The Judges were:
IMOGEN KELLY (Australia’s Queen of Burlesque)
VIXEN NOIR (Erotic Performance Artiste Extraordinaire USA)
GLITTA SUPERNOVA (Founder of Gurlesque, Producer, Performer)

LOLA THE VAMP (Burlesque Star) I love her so so much!!

JO HUI (Editor of Burlesque Magazine
DOLORES DAIQUIRI (Australian Burlesque Festival)

The Winner was RITA FONTAINE!!!!
Huge Congratulations and Excitement for you!!! 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Woe is me!!!!

So I am trying to stick to my blog schedule and post a positive, upbeat, gratitude post. I probably need it, because I can feel my Depression setting back in. It's hard to fight it when I hardly have the motivation to do anything. But here we go:

My son is repeating everything after me and ending it upwards like asking a question... example. "Honey, upstairs, It's time for your bath." "Time for my Bath???!!!".... "Yes..."
Listening to Angus & Julia Stone, Megan Washington, Sarah Blasko and Regina Spektor.
Drinking loose-leaf Chai tea, and dunking choc chip cookies in.
Still reading 'His Dark Material's', up to the last book in the series "The Amber Spyglass" The movie the Golden Compass was OK, didn't really do the book justice or keep it open for movies 2 and 3, which is disappointing.
First Shift at Work; Listening to music, ripping open boxes and trying to find where the hell they go.
Jasmine and Vanilla Bath Ballistic from Lush
Hot tubbing with my sister and cousin visiting from Melbourne; going out to dinner at the local, playing pool.
Dancing the "Wiggly-Woo" from Playschool (dopey fun with a giggly 3yr old)
Thinking up solo routines; Birds? Props! Housewife? Sad and slow? Upbeat and Catchy? So Many Ideas!!!!
Moccona in the morning (so much better than the Nescafe my BF likes!)
Thinking about a Mad Hatters Costume Tea Party for my 26th Birthday next month... And a Dr. Seuss Party for the little man's 4th in December.
Because I am also in a bit of a rotten mood (been bored, lonely and stressed this week...) I am also doing a Hates list

Paid on Wednesday, Gone by Friday. Try that for about 5 months. And we aren't being frivolous... It's all going to bills.
The fact that I have no energy to keep up with my son most of the time; he really needs to go to daycare where he can use some of that up and make some friends.
Car needs a service, Cat needs the Vet, I need some clothes (Seriously I am wearing out my wardrobe), Teeth need work, Presents for Christmas, Costumes and Classes for Burlesque...
I seriously need some coin. Any ideas?
Being ignored, pushed aside and rejected in any form gets me really really riled up. It shouldn't. But it does.
Putting on 5kgs when I should be losing it... Damn this Depression and loss of motivation
Cat; Hairball and Vomit on the Couch, Piss in the Kitchen, Shit in the Laundry and Flea's in my Bed!!!! Arghhhhhh.

So yeah... I did start the Blog to follow my journey in the Brisbane Burlesque scene, but that is only one side of me, and I am wondering how much of myself to reveal in this Blog. Obviously I love Art, Literature, Symbolism, Tattoo's. I can't relate every single post back to Burlesque. I think it's enough to say at this point, that I am still very much the Beginner, with more going on in my life other than Dancing. In fact that is only a minuscule part of me compared to how I spend the rest of my time. I strive to capture that glamour and poise and take it into the rest of my life, but I cannot just change how I react, dress, think or feel overnight. It's an ongoing process.
Who I am at the Moment:
Who I Want to be like:
Kimtortion by halotraction
Discouragement is a bitch.
Comments anyone?

New Website

Can be found here

Any Feedback would be appreciated.

ellygator on Deviantart
This mask is giving me idea's to make my own and feature it in a solo routine. Not Peacock feathers though, maybe an Australian Native Bird instead?

This just makes me love him so much more...

So what would you do if you were a 9yr old kid and hated your teachers and knew that Pirates of the Carribean; On Stranger Tides was filming at a nearby Naval Base?
Write Capt. Jack Sparrow for help with a mutiny against your teacher?
'Captain Jack Sparrow, At Meridian Primary School, we are a bunch of budding young pirates and we were having a bit of trouble mutiny-ing against the teachers, and we'd love if you could come and help.
'Beatrice Delap, aged nine, a budding pirate.'
What would you do if you were Johnny Depp?
Arrive in a blacked out car in Full Jack Sparrow maekup with only ten minutes notice?
I do love him.
Daily Mail UK

Thursday, October 7, 2010



In other news... It's a Taco Wallet
$7.99US from Modcloth

Get your own piece of unique original art! From Israeli designer Anat Safran, this pocket can be stuffed with make-up, change or anything in between. So real-looking, you'll want to take a bite out of the yummy corn tortilla and tasty cloth toppings. (But please don't.)

Tots & Giggles

My Comfort Food contributing to a recent 5kg weight gain over the past 2 weeks. Oops.

It's a brownie in a mug. You microwave it. I have been putting in a scoop of Mocha Icecream with it. Oh. My.
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoons Cocoa powder (Note: don't use cocoa mix or quik, it shouldn't have any sugar)
1 Tablepsoons Vegetable Oil (Don't use one with a strong flavor, eg olive, sesame, etc)
2 Tablespoons Water
Mix together all the dry ingredients, before adding oil and water. Use a fork so you an get all the clumps out. Microwave on Medium for 1min 30sec. Cool for a min, then stir. It should still be gooey, but not raw. If it is, just zap again medium heat for a minute and leave to rest again another minute.
 Play around with you microwave and your mug. You should always let it rest for a bit, and use the medium heat setting otherwise you end up with a very hot mug, burnt fingers and uncooked or burnt brownie.
 I've been trying to limit myself to only one per week... it's hard.

Also, at my work (which I am not allowed to name on my Blog, but it is a large Discount Goods Store) they are stocking up for Christmas already!!! This really bugs me. Especially when the Halloween goods are just sitting in the back storage area in boxes. Sigh. I wish Australians would get behind Halloween more. Christmas is such a pain for me. I'll be getting more work though, so that means money and a possible trip to Melbourne. Maybe.

I'm of two minds about this... One is that I do suffer from depression and sometimes need to reach out to others so I do not sink further into myself. I also think that people who post intensely personal things on Facebook, only to get attention, need a good dick punch. Or boob punch.

 I cannot empasize enough how truly lovely and sad and poignant this story is. Please read it. It goes for 4 pages.
La Vita Nuova by Allegra Goodman
Art Dolls Only

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Angus & Julia Stone - Bella

Women of Marvel!

Marvel have just released a new 'Women of Marvel' Digital Comic only available to subscribers.

Medusa Cover; the costuming is very Burlesque I think.

Black Cat Cover; comic not released yet.


NY Times
“The men were all talking about the great American novel, the great American play,...the great American everything,” said Georgia O’Keeffe, who fled the East Coast art world for New Mexico. “So I thought . . . I’ll make it an American painting.”
 Red Canna

A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower - the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch the flower – lean forward to smell it – maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking – or give it to someone to please them. Still – in a way – nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.. ..’So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see – what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it – I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers: ‘Well – I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower – and I don’t.
  • Contribution (1939) to the exhibition catalogue An American place (1944)

 Pelvis with the Distance 1943 oil
So, probably.. .. when I started painting the pelvis bones I was most interested in the holes in the bones – what I saw through them- particularly the blue from holding them up in the sun against the sky as one is apt to do when one seems to have more sky than earth in one’s world.. ..they were most beautiful against the Blue – that Blue that will always be there as it is now after all man’s destruction is finished.
  • Contribution to the exhibition catalogue An American Place (1944)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Killer Heels

clutchkitten's on Deviant Art
Makes me think of Lila from Dexter.

Dexter-tv Gallery

Dexter: You thought I was lying?
Lila: I dunno, Bob.
Dexter: Well, it is anonymous.
Lila: Everyone in that room has heard, or lived, far worse than anything you've ever done.
Dexter: I doubt it.
Lila: Oh! So you're Super Junkie.
Dexter: I don't mean to imply that what you've been through hasn't been difficult.
Lila: But there's no way that I could know what you've experienced, right? I couldn't possibly feel that need. Like a thousand hiding voices whispering "this is who you are". And you fight the pressure. The growing need rising like a wave. Prickling and teasing and prodding to be fed. But the whispering gets louder, until they're screaming "now!" And it's the only voice you hear. The only voice you want to hear. And you belong to it. To this … shadow self. To this …
Dexter: Dark Passenger.
Lila: Yes. The Dark Passenger.  

-An Inconvenient Lie Season 2 Episode 3

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tattoo of the Week

Aayla with a gorgeous Alphonse Mucha Backpiece


Friday 1st October, Barsoma
Chad St James and Lady Cave had the excellent idea of really bringing the Brisbane Burlesque scene back to life. Carousel is a revival of modern, fresh talent and raw shimmies by the girls from The Judy Dolls.

The night began at my sisters place in Gordon Park, M&Ms and brie, guitar solo's and Family Guy, changing outfits. The road was wet, my little hatchback weighed down in the back. Ran into Barsoma, through the light drizzle and upstairs while the Sweet Soul Sisters played a great set of well known Ballard's and r'n'b.

We saw all the chairs downstairs were already taken, so escaped upstairs, taking photos by the gritty art done on skateboards with Large Blue 'Geek' glasses. I had wanted to go to Ric's Bar before Barsoma to see the lovely Lola the Vamp and Coppelia Jane perform, but the weather said no.

First Burlesque Performance of the night was by La Viola Vixen. A brand new 'Heart-Attack' routine with a spectacular Green Spidery Feathery Headdress. Everything about her performance was graceful and exquisite. When talking to the people I was with that night, someone commented that 'she was obviously very confident on stage, had no nervousness about her at all.' I do adore Viola. She is the first Burlesque performer I met only 2 or 3 months ago at a Dr. Sketchy's. Her posing was raunchy without being crass, and she always maintained a sense of refinement and glamour. She has been running a Bombshell Burlesque Academy, Term 4 is starting next week.

Julz DiVine  was next with an incredibly sexy chair routine done with typical French elle est bonne. Her costuming was amazing, a remarkable Red Top Hat and Feathers. Her poise was breath-taking. I loved it.

Lady Cave was the third routine of the night. I found her style of Burlesque to be drastically different to the routines by Viola and Julz. It was darker and more alternative, with a track that showed off her musicality. Lady Cave impresses me even when she is just being herself, let alone performing. My sister's and I could not shut up after her performance. Her body (stomach!) is perfect. Tight and lean. I love her exotic high cheekbones with the classic bob profile. She is inspirational and creative. On the night there was a 'Where are you taking me?' Zine. It is a cheeky guide to the Brisbane Burlesque, Pinup, Music, Fashion, Philosophy, Photography and Art, Tea Parties and Events. Basically everything I started this Blog for! The zine ranges from band info, to 'how to make a couch fort', a blue cheese scone recipe which makes me want to have a mad hatters tea party, ways to be a Naughty Little Anarchist Fuck, Places to go for food (Sky room has a Book Club and Stitch'n'Bitch; Flamingo Cafe has great Cheap Monday specials.), how to do a vintage Marilyn Hair Style, and info on a 'Finders Keepers' Market in November.

I was most disappointed to miss out of Dynamite Boom Boom and Blaike Starlet. I was being painted by The Pillowbook Girls, letting out my inner 80s punk rocker.

Davina Mercy was up next with a Parasol Routine. The rise and fall of her arms was hypnotic. Undulating Hips, Fluttering Fingers, Swelling Sighs. She stilled the room with a glance.

The Diamond Dahlia was the last solo performance of the night and she just oozed class and opulence. I love large Fan routines, because it really epitomises the 'hide and peek' aspect of Burlesque and makes it that much more sumptuous.

The Judy Dolls did a dynamic and sassy last routine of the night, dressed in white Air Hostess Uniform Hats, Pencil Skirts and Bandeau's that were snapped off one by one. It was a sublime ending to a night that was an unmitigated success.

Some Quick Portfolio Shots

All shots by my sister Elly. The Dress is from a Swap Meet, I picked it up for $4. Alice band from Diva. Pearl Necklace and Bracelet are so old, I don't remember where they came from :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Aroha Diptych

Aroha Diptych by James Ormsby, my Uncle and Art Influence.