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This was a costume which was custom created for me by designer Alex Herring, my longtime collaborator. It was a commission from Haus of Suarez, for their vogue ball themed Atlantis. The costume was the first in a trilogy of sea sirens, and inspired in equal parts by the lionfish, and the aristocracy...


The creation process of my chartreuse velvet costume, with the use of vintage fabric and upcycled vintage clothing.


This website is a place for the burlesque community to share, collect and explore fabulous costumes, acts and stories. It has been co-created by the Fabulous Femininities project team alongside our partners and advisors.


Nerdlesque is a subgenre of a larger movement that you may have also noticed, Neo Burlesque, which is the revival (over the past few decades) of the vaudevillian striptease hybrid that everyone has come to know…