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Tag: Burlesque

The evolution of burlesque performance

Wednesday, 23 December 2015  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

Following our interview with burlesque model and performer Missy Malone, we’re taking a deeper look at the suggestive art form of burlesque. Burlesque is defined by caricature, absurdity and dramatic effect. However, just as dance has many complementary and contrasting styles within it, burlesque, within its vast history has also umbrellaed many performance styles deriving from different trends and eras. How burlesque performance has evolved… Racked with bawdy humour, burlesque, which means ‘to parody’ or ‘to imitate’, was originally a form of lower, comedy entertainment for those who couldn’t afford the tickets to the more prestigious opera or theatre shows. Originating in Great Britain and America, in the early 19th century, burlesque performance challenged gender roles and social politics as well as satirising popular musicals....

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5 minutes with burlesque artist, Missy Malone

Thursday, 17 December 2015  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

The art of burlesque dates back as early as the sixteenth century and has long since been a popular cultural movement across the world. We recently caught up with burlesque artist, Missy Malone who spent five minutes with us talking through her inspirations, the future of the industry and the perfect corset to achieve a fabulous burlesque look. Missy and her passion for burlesque... When did you first discover the world of burlesque? When did you decide you wanted to be a part of the industry? I never really made that decision...It was made for me! When I started performing burlesque 12 years ago, there was no such thing as Facebook or YouTube, so I ventured out and forged my own path. I never would...

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Corset Tops – How to Wear Them in 2013

Friday, 12 April 2013  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

When many women think about wearing a corset, they mistakenly believe it is a piece of lingerie that can only be worn in the bedroom. While this garment is indeed one of the sexiest pieces of clothing to wear during those funs after dark activities, corset tops can be appropriate for so many other situations. This year, don’t hide your corsets in the closet and sentence them to the bedroom. Get them out, and let them accentuate your style. Tops Ways to Wear Corset Tops This Year Depending on the style, corset tops can be as appropriate for a new bride as they are for an evening on the town. Not many other types of lingerie can boast the same broad use. The next time...

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The 3 Major Benefits of Wearing a Corset

Saturday, 09 April 2011  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

Corsets have been a symbol of sexuality, intrigue, and femininity for decades. Women love the look and feel of a corset because wearing one enhances their own sexual image and self-esteem.

Once upon a time, corsets were basically worn only to help us to fit into our clothing in just the right way. Corsets were tightened, often quite uncomfortably, so we could achieve the perfect hourglass figure. Well, those days (of corset torture) are long gone, but corsets still remain popular today for a variety of reasons.

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Corsets and Movies: A Beautiful Combination

Tuesday, 09 June 2009  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

When television series and movies are created, writers and directors go to great lengths to ensure the actors are dressed in appropriate garments for the time the story is set. Because of the vast history of corsets, it should come as no surprise that these beautiful and sexual lingerie items played important roles in a great number of films. Films Starring Corsets The Affair of the Necklace- This 2001 American movie is a historical re-enactment about a woman named Jeanne de Saint-Remy de Valois, who schemes to obtain a diamond necklace commissioned by King Louis XV in order to gain enough money to reclaim her home and royal title. The movie stars Hilary Swank, and a number of beautiful corsets (along with one lacing scene)...

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How to Look Like a Pin Up Girl

Saturday, 09 July 2005  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

Pin up girls are models whose pictures have been mass produced and have a wide appeal among popular culture. They are popular among men and women alike, appear flawless, and are very cheeky. In fact, they are liked so much that many women aspire to try the look for themselves. Think you would make a spectacular pin up girl? Here are a few tips to get you started. Dressing Like a Pin Up Girl Curled Hair- Curls are very popular among pin up girl style, as are blunt bangs. In order for this style to work, however, make sure your hair is one solid colour; it doesn’t matter what the colour is (blonde, black, brunette, fiery red,) just avoid highlights at all costs. If you...

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