Thursday, 30 June 2011

VERO!

I am delighted to feature in a new collector's edition art and photography annual called VERO and based in Moscow (written in Russian). It is a beautiful glossy hardback book and features a chapter about 21st Century Burlesque. I am in very good company as I feature alongside Immodesty Blaize, Polly Rae, Vicky Butterfly and Dita Von Tease! Here is the layout below (my image is by Miss Rain Photography).



Wednesday, 29 June 2011

CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE CALENDER SHOOT!

On Monday & Tuesday I was shooting for Classic Motorcycle, AJS & Matchless Owners Club 2012 calender! My fellow calendar girl was my good friend Vicky Butterfly!

The shoot was at a farm location near Reading and on the Monday we had 32 Degrees heat!!! Of course we were covered in factor 50 suncream! Then Tuesday we spent the day dodging a thunder storm and rain showers!

We shot 16 vintage bikes and had 16 costume changes over the two days, it was great fun and lovely to hang out with Vicky for a couple of days! Here is a little selection of candid shots from the shoot:

Me playing with the Bren Light Machine Gun!










 The Calender will go to print in September and will be on sale from their website after then!



Saturday, 25 June 2011

SPHEREING!

Yesterday Dave and I went Sphereing! It was a birthday present I bought Dave back in January, we waited until we had slightly warmer weather! It was harness Sphereing for two (which means you are strapped in the same ball!) It was a much rougher ride than I expected! It really throws you around and bashes your brain about! I enjoyed it but not sure I would choose to do it again! Here are some pics from the session and a video of me screaming from inside the ball!




video

Afterwards we went for a wander in the picturesque Burton on The Water. It was very pretty and we enjoyed some fish & chips and ice cream in the village! 











Sunday, 19 June 2011

ALOHA SAILOR!

Yesterday I was in lovely Brighton! I spend the afternoon with my good pal Cherry Shakewell and her clan having lunch in nearby Lewis. In the evening I was performing at "Aloha Sailor! Hawaiian Retreat" at The Brighton Ballroom! The venue was a lovely unusual building with an amazing ceiling feature! 



I was performing alongside the beautiful Billie Rae, Cherry Shakewell, Coco Deville, Sukki Singapora, Trixy Vixen and Paul Zenon! Cherry and I were also drafted in to be Hula style backing dancers during Paul Zenon's act for his forthcoming DVD!

Cherry & Me
Paul & Me
I had a fab night and spent most of today travelling home from Brighton. I would also like to say HAPPY FATHERS DAY to my hansom Papa! Love you x

Me & Papa!

Monday, 13 June 2011

IT'S MARTINI TIME!

Last night I was performing at the wonderful The Martini Lounge in Liverpool. It is a lovely sleek show ran by the beautiful Millie Dollar! I always love performing at this show as the line ups are always top notch! Last night's line up included, Leyla Rose, Pippa The Rippa, Laurie Hagan, Millie Dollar and Des O'Connor, so it was a real treat to spend the night catching up with so many familiar faces! The venue, food and people were perfect!

Zelig's Liverpool 
Velma & Millie


Laurie, Me, Des, Leyla and Velma Backtage

Millie, Des, Me and Laurie Backstage
Me, Millie & Leyla Backstage

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

ARCHERY!

Last night Dave and I completed our six week beginners Archery course! We have both really enjoyed learning the techniques and honing our skills! It is so nice to have a hobby we can both do together. Last night there was an end of the course competition and fun games such as shooting at balloons! I am very pleased to announce that Dave received the gold medal in the men's category and I received the bronze medal in the ladies category! We are now proud members of the Cheltenham Archers and will be aiming to practice and improve enough to maybe compete properly one day!







Tuesday, 7 June 2011

BOOKS GALORE!

As a collector of beautiful photo books I am over the moon to appear in two stunning coffee table books available to buy now!

The first is "The New Burlesque" by the fantastic Italian photographer Cesare Cicardini (Milan). It is presented in a beautiful box set including a hard back book and 24 prints of the Burlesque performers included in the project. All the photos were taken live at Voodoo De Luxe's  "Royal Burlesque" show in 2009. You can buy a copy  HERE!








The second is "Rockin'" a hardback coffee table book focusing on the Rockabilly Scene in the UK & US and features beautiful candid shots of people at weekenders such as Hemsby, Rockabilly Rave and Viva Las Vegas. It is a lovely insight into the scene I love so much! I am delighted to have a full page photo that was taken while I was performing at Rhythm Riot in Nov 2009 and also to be facing the lovely Honey Lu Lu's derriere! You can buy a copy HERE!