Sunday, March 12, 2017

Valentine's Day Burlesque

 Dress: Lingerie from Lane Bryant (nearly 20 years old)
Top: Ross
Leggings: Torrid
Boots: Dr. Martens
Earring & Bracelet: Vintage
Necklace: former etsy seller
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
For Valentine's Day I went to a burlesque show with Kate & David. They were going to have a lingerie contest, so even though I wasn't going to participate in that...this outfit seemed appropriate. I was shocked I was able to find it...I don't think I've worn this in over a decade. I used to wear it to go out & as part of a devil girl costume. 
The tongue on my right boot came out & I still can't decide if I should have it sewn back in or pull the other one out...I'm leaning toward taking it out...I like the corset look over whatever color tights I'm wearing. However, I prefer things that don't I'm enjoying wearing them as is. 
David & I went to Indian buffet for lunch...I was not wearing this outfit. Typically David & I do not celebrate Valentine's Day...even though that was the day we first met via email. 14 years ago this year. 
Kate suggested we check out this Les Cougars burlesque show...they were honoring artists that died last year & it sounded fun. People at the VIP tables got champagne & we were trying to figure out how horrible it was...but we couldn't see the label. 
We love burlesque...but this show was terrible...Kate called it a valentine massacre...& she likes everything. The highlight was the woman with the umbrella...& the host of the event did a raunchy policewoman number that was hilarious. We decided we'd stick it out until intermission before making our escape. Our only disappointment was that we wouldn't see the Jereth/Bowie was a great costume. 
During a particularly harrowing rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah...David danced for us. It was the best part of the night. 
My make-up with this outfit included...Kat von D eyeshadow in Bloodmilk, Medusa, & Ankh; Red Dragon Lip Tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics; Russian Red lipstick by NYX, & OCC nail polish in Lustgarten.