I’ve been wanting to do this photoshoot for awhile now and yesterday I finally got to do it and am so happy with the results. My inspiration was my beautiful kimono mixed with one of Dita Von Teese’s performances, “Opium Den,” which is the costume she was wearing when I first met her. This particular performance definitely inspired me in this shoot and I felt like I was channeling a bit of Dita. I even donned her lingerie under my robe.
I love these photos and a huge thank you to my guy Nima Sorat for shooting me. I hope you all enjoy my burlesque kimono photos.
Eye Shadow: All from Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Blood Sugar palette
Eye Liner: Clinique Pretty Easy liner and Schwing by The Balm
Lipstick: Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in Bowl of Cherries
Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation
Powder: La Mer Setting Powder
Brows: Brow Bar, True Brow Makeover Kit by Reema
Blush: Marbled Light illuminating blush by Ciate’ London
…The Earth Says Hello.
WANTED TO WITH EVERYONE A GREAT MORNING FROM THEIR FAVE PINUP ROCK AND ROLL BOMBSHELL GIRL!
*All the images above I didn’t take EXCEPT the photo of my foot with the purple and black musical notes with my mom’s name underneath.
Here is Part 2 of my sexy steampunk burlesque photo shoot with Jordan Giuliani. In this part 2 photoshoot, I was photographed on a couch in many different sexy poses and instead of my pencil skirt from part 1 of this shoot, I wore my ruffled burlesque performance shorts with of course my high high heels. I love part 2 of this shoot! ENJOY!!!!
You all saw my very spooky and awesome post titled, “Pretty Ghouls,” where my girl Sandy made me a dark Princess Lily ring from the movie, “Legend,” and she put a fabulous idea in my head to do an interpretation of the makeup she wore when the character “Darkness,” aka Tim Curry changes her from the innocent princess Lily to the dark goth-like princess. Here are some photos of me channeling the darkness of Lily. This makeup was a lot of fun to do. I also included a makeup tutorial of how I created this look with all the products I used. Enjoy and thank you again Sandy!
PRODUCTS I USED:
Foundation: Wet n Wild, photo focus foundation in Porcelain, fair/pale.
Powder: Makeup Forever ultra hd micro finishing pressed powder.
Eyes: KatVonD MetalMatte eyeshadow palette, “Jet”.
LimeCrime, “Venus 2” palette, “Boot”.
KatVonD MetalMatte eyeshadow palette, “Synergy” and “Flash”.
NYX roll on shimmer in “Nude”.
Eyebrows: Anastasia dipbrow in “Chocolate”.
Mascara: L’Oréal voluminous butterfly in Black/Noir.
Beauty Mark: The Balm in Schwing
Lipstick: LimeCrime in “Black Velvet”.
Here is my another recent photo shoot that I did titled, “Steampunk Burlesque,” photographed by good friend Jordan Giuliani who as you know did my “Vintage Springtime Pinup” photo set. If you haven’t seen the photos from that shoot, scroll down or just click on the title, “Vintage Springtime Pinup.”
I love Steampunk and as do Jordan. As a matter of fact, I first met Jordan at a group photo shoot called, “Steampunk Circus,” where he was the conductor/ringmaster and I was a siamese twin with my girlfriend who had never done a shoot before. It was such a fun day. Aww memories!
One of the things I really enjoy shooting with Jordan is how he enjoys showing off the beauty and Joie de Vivre of women without being raunchy or to “in your face” He also loves shooting photographs where he portrays women as very powerful beings.
I decided to showcase my new images in two different parts here instead of one enormous blog post to show off the different variations.
PART ONE: We actually first shot in my art studio where I donned my red, black, and gold steampunk waist corset, black pencil shirt, black high heels, and one of my fabulous and gorgeous bras from the equally fabulous and gorgeous Dita Von Teese.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SHOOT AND THANK YOU!
Here’s a youtube vid I did answering a few random questions that people have asked me on different social media sites. Hope you enjoy!!!!!
Everyone who knows me knows I absolutely love Dita Von Teese. She was, and still is such a big influence and inspiration in my life, especially when I first started burlesque dancing and performing. I love everything about her, from her look and style, to the way she performs, to her glamorous personality. I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago at “Strip Strip Hooray,” in Hollywood and she is so sweet. Her insides absolutely match her outside beauty.
I have all of Dita’s books and just finished reading her latest one, ” Your Beauty Mark, the Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour,” and it’s an absolutely fabulous book.
There are so many things I love about this book, but I think the thing I love the most about this read, is that it is not just a style/beauty guide book or a “how to” book. Dita covers every aspect of her life and mixes her wonderful tutorials and information with wonderful anecdotes such as her life growing up and how she first discovered the ladies of Old Hollywood and how much they inspired her to develop her own spectacular lifestyle. The book also contains stories of all the wonderful people she has met and worked with in her career and life which was really fun to read.
The tutorials in “Your Beauty Mark,” are very descriptive and are very detailed and easy to follow which is not always the case in beauty guides. She covers everything from how to do her makeup looks from foundation to finish, to creating her different hair styles, and fabulous fashion tips.
Completely separate from the beauty tutorials, Dita also provides stretches and exercise to help you stay fit and tips on having a healthy lifestyle, all of which are very helpful.
I really could go on and on about “Your Beauty Mark” and how much I enjoyed it but it would take too long. If you are looking for the perfect guide on how to be your best glamorous self, or just want to read about Dita Von Teese, or even just to go through and see a beautiful variety of photos of her, this is the book for you. Whatever reason you have , “Your Beauty Mark,” is a definite MUST HAVE and I highly recommend it.