Monthly Archives: January 2009

Makeup Against Domestic Abuse

Very interesting story.
Dubai organization City of Hope, in a daring effort to raise awareness about domestic abuse (and perhaps, encourage victims to seek help), began handing out makeup kits with a message: “Don’t cover up injustice. Speak.”

Roundup: Dita, Pinups, Minsky’s, Bras

1) Dita Von Teese returns to the Crazy Horse in Paris.
From Reuters:
“I feel that Paris is a place that still appreciates its showgirls,” she told Reuters in an interview before a two-week run at the celebrated Crazy Horse theater from February 1.

Two years ago she … Read More

Porn Industry Seeks Federal Bailout

Everybody wants something.
I’m a little late on this, but had to mention it:
From CNN Political Ticker: Porn Industry Seeks Federal Bailout
From CNN’s Rebecca Sinderbrand and Mark Preston
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher … Read More

Obama’s Inauguration Speech

Today seems to breathe a new life into the country with the inauguration of the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama.

Barbie-Maker Was a Sex Machine

A new book, “Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel”, talks about Barbie’s origins as a re-engineered version of the German Bild Lilli doll– once an adult novelty toy that was a spin-off from a popular newspaper cartoon series.
According to the New … Read More

Philippine Movie: “Burlesk Queen”

Came across this movie review in my GoogleReader:
It’s an article about a 1977 Philippine movie, “Burlesk Queen” (by Jessica Zafra).
WOW! What a find! As a Filipino and a burlesque performer, you know I’m all about this. I always get excited … Read More

Roundup: More “Burlesque” in Vegas, Marilyn Pinup Suit, Kitten on the Keys Avante Musical

More "Burlesque" in Vegas, Marilyn Pinup Suit, Kitten on the Keys Avante Musical... (Click to read more...)

Photos Up! December Dr. Sketchy’s – Holiday Pageant on Ice

December’s Dr. Sketchy’s was a wonderful holiday-themed ensemble modeling session.
San Diego art monkeys got special treats: two burlesque performances during drawing breaks– first time in San Diego, I believe. I performed my fun holiday gift box number and Lady Borgia danced her sexy classic … Read More

Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition – Vote!

Online voting opened on January 1st for this year’s Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition.
This year they’ve begun to require YouTube videos, so we can get a sense of these gorgeous gals in action. Make sure to vote for your favorite! Only the top … Read More

Happy Birthday to me!

Another year older, and I'm officially joining the cool kids in their dirty thirties. Oh yeah!