Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Also a hair flower is always good, my favourites at the moment are from Tiki Tearaway. They are lovely ladies and really have a great range of hair accessories, they even have a very cute little clip on lobster!
I do love my heels but on a night out I normally will wear my flats on the way, and then slip my heels on when I get to the venue. I hate being the girl trailing at the back of the group that can't walk across the cobbles in her heels!
I think one of my biggest idols was the formidable talent that was Bette Davis. I love the passion she had for her craft and her no-nonsense attitude, both on and off the set. I have often been told I look like her, and when I was younger I would dress in similar ways to her. I used to get very funny looks because I grew up on a farm and insisted on wearing a little hat or gloves. I think Bette is the main inspiration for the creation of Diva Hollywood, to be the best and strongest woman you can be, always pushing yourself as an artist to discover new things, and enjoying the glamour and style even if you are not a conventional looker.
Renowned for your quirky and unexpected props, which is the most treasured of all your collection? and why?
The girl who they had planned to work with dropped out at the last minute, so they gave me a call and by luck I had that week off, so I went for it. I had to work really quickly, with James Stevenson, the choreographer, but the instant we started to work on the routine I started to fall in love with burlesque. When it was nearly done they whisked me away for a wonderful shopping trip for all the bits for the costume, then straight in to filming. The film was a success as was the show.
Photo by InaGlo Photography
Thank you so much to Diva Hollywood, Geigha Go Disco and Fifi Fatale for taking the time out of their uber busy scheduals and being part in our incredibly popular 'Burlesque Performers of the South West" blogs.
We hope to do another one soon and bring you more glamour and glitz from the Burlesque scene around us.