Posts tagged "burlesque"

Watch Dita Von Teese Rinse Off In Perrier In Sexy New Ad

We thought it a bit strange Perrier would hire burlesque star Dita Von Teese as a sexy spokeswoman, but now we get it. Anyone else would make a brisk rinse-off in Perrier just look silly! (This video is pretty tame, but probably NSFW.) [PerrierByDita.com]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Ways To Tease And Entice Your Partner

We asked you last week to tell us how you like to tease and entice your partner for a chance to win a copy of The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon. And I just have to say that you all made me seriously sorry I have no sex life. That being said, I did lear…

Annika Harris / June 25, 2010

Win This! The Burlesque Handbook By Headmistress Jo Weldon

Headmistress Jo Weldon, aka Jo Boobs, gave us a few tips for giving a sexy striptease earlier this month. But a burlesque show is so much more than taking off your clothes. You’ve got to entice, tease, and maybe deliver. That’s why she’s written The Burlesque Handbook, a classy how-to for anyone looking to spice…

The Frisky / June 18, 2010

Blanche Devereaux Was Also A Burlesque Bombshell

If you thought the Golden Gals Gone Wild museum exhibit was scandalous, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet, b-b-b-baby! Old Blanche didn’t need an artist rendering to cause a sexy sensation. Check her out bumping and grinding back in the day. That Rue McClanahan was really something! Tear. [Dlisted]…

Simcha / June 4, 2010

5 Easy Tips For Giving A Sexy Striptease

Burlesque superstar Jo Boobs has been wowing audiences and teaching eager exhibitionists, like myself and Margaret Cho, with her amazing va-va-voom skills. The School of Burlesque’s Headmistress Jo has taught me all my naughtiest moves, and took me from clumsy nerd to confident lap dancer. Yes, she’s that good, people! While classes and shows have…

Simcha / June 2, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Dita Von Teese Talks Vintage Shopping, Tabloids, And Not Performing For Men

It’s no secret we’ve got a major crush on burlesque performer Dita Von Teese. What’s not to love? She’s got a bitchin’ wardrobe (and an assistant who takes care of her clothes!), an incredible job, and more confidence than we’ve seen in, well … anyone!

Dita was kind enough to talk to u…

Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2010

Your Daily Shoe Porn: Dita Von Teeze

Demonia Teeze burlesque heels, $140.99…

Susannah Breslin / March 16, 2010

Quotable: Dita Says Beauty Does A Brain Good

“The most important thing to remember is that there can be no real definition of beauty … that old saying that beauty is ‘in the eye of the beholder’ is the truth. Being true to yourself and using what you’ve got it the best way, I’m really just a girl who is enhancing what she’…

Susannah Breslin / March 6, 2010

Girl Talk: How Burlesque Got Me Through Tough Times

I’m a freelance private investigator based in Paris. I don’t stalk people and I don’t wear a trench coat and sunglasses—unless it’s simultaneously raining and sunny. My company conducts investigations of high-flying financiers. While I have no interest in the finance world whatsoever, my entire income derives from it, and in last year’s economic crisis,…

Anonymous / March 5, 2010

You Know You Wanna See What Sexy “Star Wars” Burlesque Looks Like!

Oh, sci-fi dweebs, what will you think of next? “Star Wars” and burlesque are two subcultures which should not belong together, but somehow, these performers made it work! Except for “sexy” Jabba The Hutt, who will haunt my nightmares for time immemorial.

Pic, if you dare, after the jump …

Jessica Wakeman / January 11, 2010

A Former Exotic Dancer Inspires Military Wives Through Burlesque

Years ago, I interviewed Lily Burana, a former exotic dancer who wrote a book about her “farewell tour” dancing at strip clubs across the country. Earlier this year, I interviewed her again, about her latest book, one in which she chronicles the difficulties she experienced when her Army officer husband was deployed to Iraq. Now,…

Susannah Breslin / December 29, 2009

Quotable: Dita Von Teese Doesn’t Understand Why “Stripper” Has A Negative Connotation

“I don’t mind being called [a stripper] because that is what I do, but I don’t understand why there is such a taboo attached to it. Basically what I do is like an actress that has nude scenes in a movie, it’s part of the role and its part of what my show is. It’…

Catherine Strawn / December 17, 2009

Quotable: Dita Von Teese Plays “Dress Up”

“Women like to see another kind of sex symbol that doesn’t fit into the blonde, tanned, California beach babe beauty. I can never fit into that role, so I think there are other women like me that say ‘no, me neither’…You can put on red lipstick and put on black gloves and you can curl…

Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2009

Doin’ It With Dr. V: How To Strip According To Burlesque Bombshell Little Brooklyn

This week, New York’s finest has agreed to let us in on her secrets. Little Brooklyn, the red hot striptease superstar of new burlesque, really puts the hip in hypnotizing! She’s taught me everything I know about dancing your way into someone’s pants and she’s sharing her tips on titillation with you too, after the

Dr. V / December 1, 2009

Quotable: Dita Von Teese On Why She Appeals To Women

“They are attracted by the message I bring, I’m not about supermodel beauty, but more about natural beauty. The girls with black hair and pale skin, who don’t look fantastic in a bikini, can see in me someone that supports them in their quest for a more alternative sensuality … You can play dressing u…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 1, 2009

Bettie Page Does Bumps, Grinds And Mash-Ups

It’s Labor Day Weekend— forget work! Let’s watch Bettie Page work it in this Burlesque Teaserama mash-up to “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazzarus. Although, truth be told, I think I did racier moves back in the day at my dance recitals. Does that make me a bigger ho than Bettie?

Simcha / September 6, 2009

A Marriage Of Video Gaming And Burlesque

Most guy gamers have dreamed of getting with one of the scantily-clad female characters, whether it’s Princess Zelda, Chung Li, or Bloodrayne. Now their fantasies have been answered. The burlesque group Devil’s Playground performs a show featuring these characters and others doing “things ‘suggestive’ doesn’t begin to describe,” according to Gossip Gamers. To…

Annika Harris / July 6, 2009

Christina Aguilera To Put Big Boobs To Professional Use

According to Variety, peroxided songstress Christina Aguilera will be starring in her own version of “Showgirls”: “Burlesque.” Watch out “Striptease”! Aguilera will play an “ambitious small-town girl with a big voice who finds love, family and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club that appears to be right out of Bob Fosse’s ‘Cabaret.'” That’s weird.

Susannah Breslin / May 5, 2009

Women Who Rock: Lydia Thompson

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock.

LYDIA THOMPSON (1838-1908)

Born in 1838, Eliza Hodges Thompson was a London dancer,…

Stephanie Armstrong / March 31, 2009

Bettie Page Dies

Bettie Page, otherwise known as the “Queen of Pinups,” has died. She was 85. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Betty Mae Page had a hardscrabble childhood that included time spent in an orphanage. As a teenager inspired by her hairdresser mother, Page experimented with different looks and learned to sew, a pair of obsessions that…

Susannah Breslin / December 12, 2008