Chrys Columbine has been described as the icing on the cake of the UK burlesque scene, an opinion we wholeheartedly support! Last night she captivated passers by with an elegant and ethereal performance.
Chrys will be back for Halloween this Saturday performing her unforgettable Freddy Kruger routine - make sure you don't miss it!
When our favourite Japanese Rope Bondage expert Midori offered to show off her talent in our window we could hardly believe it was true! Recognised as one of the worlds leading rope bondage masters, Midori and her beautiful assistant gave us a show that was unforgettable.
Simply using rope and forest foliage she delivered a jaw dropping display that ended as a stunning piece of art. Monmouth Street stopped traffic and the store burst at the seams with enlightened punters!
Midori is our resident salon teacher - check our salon page for details of upcoming salons.
Delighted and enthralled were we to have the company of the gorgeous, world famous Cabaret Rouge dancing girls perform in our humble shop window.
They gave it their absolutely saucy all with costume changes galore and Fossey-esque dance numbers that dropped the jaws of our unsuspecting audience. Fifi Femelle and her girls sparked up the stage and set fire to the street.
What better way to end a dreary day at work?!
Read the rest of this post for more photos of the event...
Now, let's get one thing straight here. Scarlett Flame, Scotland's premier Burlesque Artiste, isn't your average entertainer. She arrived at our store on a bleak autumnal London evening dressed only in a black sweeping cape. On removal she revealed an outfit of artfully applied paint!
Our curious customers and passers-by watched in awe as she lit up the store window with a delicate pointe shoe routine, complete with vintage feathers to tease our unsuspecting audience. So popular was she that the hungry crowd called for more and more...and ahhh, two hours of unadulterated titillating tease!
Poor Scarlett, so blushed from her popularity that she had to return to Scotland, but the crowd calls on for her beauty!
Like many young people, losing my virginity was a disappointment. I was definitely too young, it was alcohol fuelled and something I regretted. The way I lost my virginity didn't set me up for having a great relationship with my body or understanding pleasure, but that all changed when I had my first orgasm. I was 21 years old and had been sexually active for a number of years. Prior to that first orgasm I had been living with a silent nagging fear: what if I never have an orgasm, what if I couldnt recognise an orgasm if it happened?
My first orgasm was magical. It blew me apart into a thousand stars. I had my own internal galaxy shining brightly and the beauty of the orgasms changed the way I had sex. The experience of an orgasm for me represented self love, as it was only when I had fallen in love that I had my first orgasm. What amazed me was that orgasms are unmistakable and unmissable. Thank God was my overall reaction; I was now whole...
Culturally we dismiss sex as a laughable, unmentionable act, our views loaded with judgment. The questions of getting it, giving it, and enjoying it all roll around inside the private minds of the cosmopolitan community. Pressures mount up and expectations are confusing for all of us.
Contradictions around the liberation of sex are sending us into a world of mixed messages. With the loss of important boundaries and the over sexualisation of our culture, we are being led into a very dangerous place. Sex trafficking is on the increase, the 3rd largest criminal industry next to arms and drugs. Men are engaging in paid sex, unaware that a murderous mafia has transformed the sex industry, terrorising innocent children and women. Prostitution and lap dancing have become socially acceptable, and women have largely adopted a male attitude towards sex...
Last night was fucking brilliant. Witching hour saw our shop window come alive with saucy showcases with top burlesque performers Lola LaBelle and Ruby Rose, still life models Kink Ink and the divine sounds of Twin and Tonic. We literally stopped traffic. There were tailbacks down Monmouth Street as everyone wanted to see more - and it was fucking amazing.
And the best bit is we're doing it all again tonight at 10pm so come and join us for a night of burlesque beauty. This is all part of our campaign to show Camden Council what burlesque really is and this Wednesday will see us taking to the streets of London to give the council a real eyeful. There'll be tits on sticks, 6ft burlesque figures and all manner of beautiful costumes. We'd love you to help us with the rabble rousing so be at the Monmouth Street store at noon.
There is a kind of comedy about the notion of a burlesque protest - tits on sticks, boobs against bills and a Benny Hill version of politics so when approached by the magical and intelligent Lola LaBelle I could not help but giggle at the a tassel twirling outrage...