(Andrea with The Burlesque Festival Founder Scarlett James)
Ladies and gentlemen… the hottest Burlesque weekend in the city (with total international flare) is going on as we speak!
Icons from around the world have come to fan out their feathers, shake their derrieres and tassel tempt viewers into boudoir oblivion. With a fashion show kickoff commencing on Thursday, the Canadian numbers hit the stage while I had the chance to hang out with the team and meet some cool new performing cats! Ready to immerse yourself in everything the festival has to offer but don’t know where to start? I’ve compiled a little rundown of not-to-be-missed features going on both Saturday and Sunday…
While Christelle hosts a very exclusive three hour makeup workshop during the day Saturday in the AHP studio (firstname.lastname@example.org for last minute inquiries), the night will bring on not only a Gala, but acts by Miss Sugarpuss, Michelle L’Amour, Satan’s Angel, Andreanne Leclerc and Peekaboo Pointe. Love art? Why not attend the drawing class featuring Coco Lectric as the beautiful model at the Mainline Theatre? Of course you can shop the Burlesque Market before the show and during intermission… and indulge equally in Sunday Brunch at the Old Ports L’Assomoir restaurant. Read my boudoir beauty/fashion piece in The Scarlet Report house magazine, and get dolled up in your finest to sip on a glass of bubbly throughout it all… whatever goes dahhhling!
(Cherry Typhoon center right with her costume kimono designer center left – seamstress to burlesque beauties and Japanese Empresses!)
For more info regarding times, addresses and scheduling, check out the official Montreal Burlesque Festival itinerary.
Have a beautiful weekend!