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Latest issue OUT with The new Reigning Queen of Burlesque!
We couldn’t wait 2015 to increase the publication of Burlesque Bible magazine to four editions a year.
So here is the special digital version of the July issue with the new Reigning Queen of Burlesque on the cover.
Not only you do not have to wait another two months to get your latest burlesque news, but this special INTERACTIVE issue offers you more photos, interviews and videos.
Limited edition – Pre-order yours today!
We have promised it, and here is it: The Pink, sexy and so cheap burlesque bible bag!
Many of you that we’ve met at shows this year asked for a bag to put their new magazines in. So grew the idea to have some Burlesque Bible bags made … and who else than the one and only Dita Von Teese to illustrate our new product!
Product dimensions: 39cm x 45 x cm x 12cm
Material: 80 gsm Non Woven Polypropylene
Colour: Pink with black illustration on 1 side
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(FREE delivery within the UK)
Bag + any issue :
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Bag only: £10.25
Bag & mag: £17.99
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First edition: 11th, 12th, 13th of September, 2014
We are delighted to announce that our editor Helene Phillips will be present at the festival as part of the “Grand Jury”, alongside Scarlett Martini, Dixie Ramone and Peggy De Lune.
Judge for the first time at the World Burlesque Games 2013, Helene revealed what the judges are usually looking for in a routine. See the January 2014 issue of Burlesque Bible for more information.
She says: ” I am very excited and honored to have been asked to be part of the jury for the first ever edition of Como Lake Festival. It promised fantastic performances, and if this wasn’t enough, in a beautiful town!”
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UPDATE: Saturday 15th of June 2014Applications are now closed for Como Lake Burlesque Festival. Announcements will be made on the 30th of June so stay tuned!
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Press release from the organisers
Champagne Production presents: 3 days of Burlesque in Como, Italy
While waiting for many exciting news and for the complete list of performers taking part in the competition (subscriptions allowed until the 15th of June), the festival can count on some important names.
The April issue of Burlesque Bible is now available to buy online.
Our 3rd anniversary issue is packed with many interviews, beauty tips, turorials, features and much more
- Interview with Loulou D’vil
- Interview with boylesque Jacques Patriaque
- Inteview with Charlotte White (restoration cakes) who just published Burlesque Baking
- Kiki DeVille delights BBC
- Burlesque themed weddings
- Chrys Columbine talked about her tour.
- TUTORIAL: How to remove your stockings
- KEEP CALM AND MAKE YOUR OWN COSTUME: How to make feather bustles
- Casting, news, tips and much more
What’s your burlesque name ?
Burlesque Bible now has its very own website to come up with a burlesque name, or at least some suggestions to get you started.
We have thousands of combinations available and we keep on updating the website with some new and fresh ideas.
We’ve also found a very interesting article, giving tips on what to do or what to avoid…
OK, I’m going to say this first, do not use:
Kitten, Kitty, Vixen, Honey, Von, Lux or Deluxe, Lola, de Ville, Violette, Scarlette, Pinky, Femme or Belle.
Why, you may ask? Because these names have been taken a million times over! Seriously, this is like calling yourself Jennifer. In fact, you might as well use Jennifer, as that will be unique to the burlesque community.
And, nothing is more shattering than coming to perform and having an audience member say “Oh, I thought you were that other gal!”
And, honestly, you don’t need to tread the same ground; you should want to have your own, individual personality.
This has always been the tried and true: the name of your pet and the first street you lived on. (In my case it would be Natasha Tacoma.)
Makes and Models of Cars
Sure, de Ville is out of the running (since you’d never want to be compared to the legendary Kitten de Ville), but look at all these choices: Continental, Coupe, SuperSport, Zephyr, Valiant, Corvair, Mustang, Nova, Futura, Mercury, Rocket 88, Metropolitan, Citrone, Fiat.
Cocktails and Booze
Yes, there are names besides Martini: Campari, Negroni, Gin Fizz, Dubonet, etc. Did you know there is a cocktail called Poussé Café? How about a play on the name Frenet Branca, a digestif from the late 1800’s.
Pearl, Ruby, Emerald, Opal, Garnet, Toapz…you get the idea.
These are slang for ‘woman’: Baby, Bearcat, Skirt, Hoofer, Broad, Bimbo, Chassis, Dame, Doll, Dollybird, Gold-Digger, Moll, Twist…
Words in another language
Star in French is etoile; fire in Spanish is fuego. There are several websites that offer basic word translation when googled. Do be sure that you are pronouncing it properly!
Get a Drag Queen to Name You!
Those gals have such great names like Amanda Wreckinwith, Sugar Placebo, Chinchilla Carcoat or Maria Von Mantrapp.
Watch Old Movies, Read Books!
Do you know there is a Lolita Haze and Dolores Haze? Know where those came from? That’s the name of the girl in LOLITA. What about Eve Harrington, the conniving ingénue in ALL ABOUT EVE? Or better yet, Bettie Davis’ character in that film, Margot Channing? Constance Chatterly (LADY CHATTERLY’S LOVER), Lady de Winter (THE THREE MUSKETEERS), Kid Twist (THE STING) are possibilities!
Well, here are some names I’ve come up with:
April May June—“The Girl for Every Day!”
Danielle Boom!—“Queen of the Wild Frontier”
Mitzi Tov—“Look at Those Blessings!”
Delta Dawn (This is a song from the 70’s)
Lady Mustache (Good for gender bender performer)
Dutch Courage (this is slang for liquid courage, aka booze)
Dieter Von Cockenstien (well, OK, that speaks for itself)
Oodles O’Quim (thank you comic-book author Alan Moore, from the sequel to graphic novel THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, BLACK DOSSIER.)
Tia Juana Hooker aka TJ Hooker
Cutty Sark (a clipper ship and a brand of Scotch)
Poussé Café (a fancy cocktail made up several different liquers)
Duke L’Orange (maybe best for a male performer…)
Miranda Warning (or Miranda Rights)
Terry Velour (from the fabric terrycloth velour)
If you take any of these names, please let me know ASAP, as I’ll want to remove them from the list.
Any name you pick you should Google the name followed by the word burlesque. If it pops up, you should keep looking!
If it doesn’t, you should join the Miss Exotic World yahoo group and introduce yourself “Hi, I am So-N-So from (your town here) and I am a burlesque performer!”
I hope this helps!
Penny Starr, Jr.
Access the article here: http://burl-expert.tumblr.com/post/5749243569/how-to-pick-your-burlesque-name