Log in


> recent entries
> calendar
> friends
> roaring twenties & the dirty thirties
> profile
> previous 20 entries

Thursday, April 1st, 2010
12:09 am - Filament again

Hi again!

I forgot to mention last time, but we are also looking for graphic designers, illustrators and photographers who focus on the 1920s for work to be included in our upcoming issue.

If you'd like to be involved, please check out the website (http://www.filamentmagazine.com/) and email hello @ filamentmagazine.com!

Hope to hear from you soon!

(comment on this)

Monday, March 29th, 2010
8:44 am - Filament Fiction Submission

Good morning, everyone!

The theme for Filament magazine's June issue is the 1920s, the jazz age and the bright young people. I'm posting here in case any of you either write erotic fiction or want to give it a go. We're requesting submissions of short fiction stories written on that theme or set in the 1920s.

For our submission guideliness please see here: http://www.filamentmagazine.com/Content/Filament_magazine_Erotic_Fiction_Guidelines_updated_March_2010.pdf

The official deadline is the 231st of March, but as this doesn't give you much time I'll be accepting submissions until the 14th of April.

If your work is accepted, it will be printed in a real, available-for-sale magazine :) As an added incentive, anyone whose work is used will be nominated for the Filament Readers Choice Awards 2010/2011!

email me with any submissions or questions :) fiction @ filamentmagazine.com

current mood: chipper

(comment on this)

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
3:13 pm - Flapper style earrings on Etsy



For the ladies that would like a little something to draw their gentlemen partners attention to the delicate curve of their neck!

(comment on this)

Friday, December 4th, 2009
9:44 am - Tonight's the night!

After months of rehearsal and planning V for Vixen if here! For one night only at OBERON, Two Arrow St., Cambridge, MA.  You've never seen a Boston Babydolls show like this one! Dozens of performers and volunteers! Gorgeous costumes! Thousands of rhinestones and feathers! See burlesque they way it was meant to be as only The Boston Babydolls can do it!

There are a FEW tickets left and a LOT of people who have said they are coming to see the show.  Don't get left out in the cold! Get your tickets in advance at www.ClubOberon.com or show up at OBERON around 9:45 p.m.

Remember to bring a new, unwrapped toy for our TOYS FOR TOTS drive (and say "hi" to the handsome marines!) or to bring an old cell phone to donate to CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS.

We'll see you all tonight at V FOR VIXEN!

(comment on this)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
9:42 am - This Weekend in Arlington, MA!


Friday, September 25 &
Saturday, September 26 at 8 p.m.
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster St.
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $12
BrownPaperTickets. com

Phone: 1-800-838-3006

More info and Tickets!Collapse )

(comment on this)

Sunday, July 5th, 2009
8:35 pm - Fri, July 17: Nouvelle Époque @ The Players mansion, NYC

Greetings, flappers...We thought you'd enjoy this :)


Gemini & Scorpio cordially invite you to

Nouvelle Époque Cabaret-Salon


Fri, July 17, 7-9pm VIP reception, 8pm-late main event

The Players private club, 16 Gramercy Park South, $30-$10, 21+


Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

FB: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=96321774194

La Belle Époque was a time of artistic and intellectual abandon. Painters, poets, philosophers, and the cleverest of rogues mingled at cabarets and salons to indulge in the Bohemian sensuality of the creative life. The connoisseurs of art, thought, and expression celebrated the tumult of the age in high class and with impeccable style. We hope to inspire you to do the same on this special night in one of the true jewels of NYC.

The Players:

The legendary Players, boasting such luminary members as Mark Twain, Eugene O'Neill and Ernest Hemingway, is a members-only social club founded by the famed 19th century Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. The Players' landmarked home is a magnificent Victorian mansion with a wrought-iron balcony overlooking Gramercy Park.


The Cabaret:

The Slipper Room's illustrious owner James Habacker presents--and, in guise of Chester Mackerel, charming professor of abnormal psychology, hosts--a night of exuberant entertainment to ignite the senses. JC Hopkins' Biggish Band plays rollicking hard bop swing all night featuring guest vocalists tap-dancing sensation DeWitt Fleming Jr, velvet-voiced Jolie Holland, and Tony-nominated downtown icon Justin Bond, in addition to JC's resident front-woman Queen Esther. The always-surprising Julie Atlas Muz (Miss Exotic World 2006), the jaw-droppingly stylish MsTickle, and hilariously naughty Trixie Little & Evil Hate Monkey perform feats of burlesque to live accompaniment by the band all night. In band breaks, 1920s tap sensation The Minsky Sisters amuse and titillate you.


The cabaret runs 9pm-12am in the formal Dining Room, preceded at 8:30pm by a complimentary dance class. After the cabaret, DJ Shakey spins a most unique mix of vintage + modern beats to keep you dancing.


The Salon:

After 9pm, the Sargent Room across The Great Hall is your salon for cocktails and conversations, as jazz pianist Jesse Gelber sets the elegant mood. A custom cocktail menu will be crafted for you by swanky lifestyle guru Fredo Ceraso of Loungerati.com.


VIP Reception:

The Sargent Room and its wrought-iron park-facing balcony are reserved for VIP guests 7-9pm for a cocktail reception and a private performance by San Francisco opera diva Marisa Lenhardt, as stylish cigarette girls treat you to hand-rolled cigars and hand-dipped chocolates, courtesy of Velvet Cigars and Desserts by Michael Allen.


Dress code:

Belle Epoque - late 1800s to WWI, black tie + evening glamour, speakeasy + cabaret, top hats + tails, feathers + gloves, outdo yourself at your most fabulous.

(1 comment | comment on this)

12:15 pm - Burlesque legend comes to Boston

Burlesque legend April March is coming to The Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown to give a talk about her life in burlesque on Saturday, July 18 at 5p.m. Tickets to the talk are $10; you can also buy tickets to the talk plus that evening's performance of The Boston Babydolls' new show The Wrathskellar for $25 (which saves you $3).

Read the article

Buy those tickets!

(comment on this)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
11:04 am - Review of new film version of Noel Coward's 1924 play "Easy Virtue"


The liberties taken in Easy Virtue, the new screen adaptation of Noel Coward’s 1924 play, may cause Noel Coward purists to have a heart attack or a fit of the vapors. However, as this is one of Coward’s lesser known plays, the changes made by writer/director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) are far more forgivable than they would be to one of Coward’s classics, such as Private Lives, Design for Living, or Blithe Spirit. The film is not pure Coward by any means, but in the end is an enjoyable piece of fluff.  (Review continued here....  http://ones2watch4.com/movies/reviews/easy-virtue-2/)

(comment on this)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009
9:47 am - April 10 - "Lily Ann Rose Day", Cambridge, MA

Lily Ann Rose was born in Cambridge, raised in burlesque, and banned in Boston. On Monday night, March 23, the City of Cambridge made up for it's more prudish neighbor across the river. Mayor Denise Williams sponsored a resolution naming Friday, April 10, 2009 (the opening day of The Great Boston Burlesque Exposition) as "Lily Ann Rose Day". The proclamation was passed unanimously by the City Council.

At fourteen, Lily Ann Rose followed her mother and three aunts into the world of Burlesque. She learned to twirl tassels from Sally Keith, envied Sally Rand's famous feathers, and emulated Ann Corio, Boston's most beloved stripper. Comic Totie Fields introduced her with 'body beautiful' jokes, and she worked with some of the most famous baggy pants comics of the day. She was befriended by mob bosses, champion boxers, politicians (including Jack Kennedy), and held captive by the Chicago Mafia. She paraded and stripped to the songs of boy tenors including Robert Goulet, was banned in Boston when she mistakenly bared her breasts on-stage under the watchful eyes of Boston's Watch and Ward Society, and was imprisoned by an overzealous State Trooper – all before she turned eighteen.

You can meet Lily Ann Rose and half a dozen other legendary burlesque performers at The Great Boston Burlesque Exposition, April 10-12, 2009 at The Hyatt Regency, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. For tickets and more information, please visit www.Burlesque-Expo.com

(comment on this)

Thursday, December 11th, 2008
5:52 pm

Happy birthday TO you, beloved flappers community!

(comment on this)

Thursday, October 16th, 2008
10:09 am - TWO Boston Babydolls Burlesque shows

Technically, four shows, but two of them are private, so you're going to have to cast about for an invitation to those

Saturday, Oct. 25 @ The Ioka Theatre in Exeter, NHCollapse )

Sunday, Oct. 26 @ Church of Boston, Boston, MACollapse )

(comment on this)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
5:02 pm - Me and Anita Page


I've posted pictures of Anita Page and Me on my Blog and LJ

(4 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
3:48 pm - 1920s-feel events in NYC (this weekend & June 7-8)


We're just joining here, but we are very much vintage lifestyle enthusiasts. So much so in fact that we do a monthly vintage dance party called Swing House. We wanted to give you a heads-up on the one coming up this Saturday (next two are 6/21 and 7/26), and on another vintage event in NYC, a 1920s picnic on Governor's Island June 7-8. We'll include our invite below, and info on the picnic can be found at dreamlandorchestra.com (Michael Arenella is the organizer). Hope to see you there! (BTW, you may want to check out our past party pics for some vintage dress inspiration)

Party inviteCollapse )

(comment on this)

Saturday, May 17th, 2008
3:25 pm - Boudoir Queen Blog

For all things Boudoir Queen Check out Boudoir Queen's new POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL BLOG we also blog about designers and photographers that we adore!! The Dress below is available at our store in Austin.


(comment on this)

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
7:41 am - [Boston] Calling all Costumers!

Calling all costume enthusiasts! On March 22nd & 23rd, The Great Boston Burlesque Exposition and Vintage Fashion Fair will be taking place at The Hyatt Regency Hotel (575 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA) and you should join in the fun at our Historic Costume Exhibit, Classes, and Dealer's Room!

Costume Exhibit: Dita Von Teese, Satan's Angel, The Wall o' Pasties, and more!Collapse )
On display throughout The Vintage Fashion Fair, the Costume Exhibit is included with your admission. Please make sure to take the time to admire this unique collection.

It’s not enough to just look at costumes! We’ve got classes on making, improving, saving, and even buying costumes.

Some many classes! So little time!Collapse )

The Expo is a great place to show off your favorite creations and learn how to make more. There will also be plenty of vendors to browse through for ready-made costumes and the perfect accessories. Plus, you get the bonus karma of having made Cambridge a better-dressed place, if only for a weekend.

March 21-23, 2008
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Dr.
Cambridge, MA
For tickets and more information, please see our website

(comment on this)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
11:41 am - Burlesque Costume Exhibit (Boston)

Friday, March 21 - Sunday, March 23
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

In burlesque, what you take off is just as important as how you take it off.  With that in mind, we searched our closets, our attics, and our memories for unique examples of the burlesque costumers art and brought our finds together at The Vintage Fashion Fair.  The exhibit includes two dozen pieces lent to us by our burlesque legends and by some of the best costumers in burlesque.

The Costume Exhibit is curated by local fashion designer, Kirsa Miller .  She's looking for a few key volunteers to help set-up and oversee the exhibit.  We're also always looking for great examples of the burlesque costumers art.

For more information on volunteering to help with the exhibit, or to inquire about having your costume displayed, please contact costumes@burlesque-expo.com

For more information about The Great Boston Burlesque Expo and Vintage Fashion Fair, please visit www.Burlesque-Expo.com

(comment on this)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
11:03 am - Hostess Needed TONIGHT

TONIGHT (Wednesday, Dec. 5) at The Middle East Club (downstairs) from 7:30 p.m. until about midnight.

The Boston Babydolls are performing at and hosting a private party put on by a large liquor company. We need one more hostess with a 'vintage' look to help out with the evening (you'll be handing out boas, beads, party favors, and literature).

* You should be a woman between 18-30 years old
* Have a retro, rockabilly, pin-up, flapper, glamour, 20s, 30s, or 40s look and dress (we're not providing costumes)
* Professional, outgoing, and friendly
* And be able to commit to being at the event tonight.

Interested? Send your picture and cell phone number to scratch @ bostonbabydolls . net </a> ASAP. I hope to be picking people by 1 p.m.

(4 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
10:29 pm - Attn NYC: Roaring Twenties Dances of Vice Blue Moon Masquerade, October 20th!


October 20th: Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra in
in advance

The exclusive DANCES OF VICE Blue Moon Masquerade Ball will take place in less than 10 days, on October 20th! Prepare for scandal as you don your masks and join us in dancing to hot 1920-30s jazz performed by Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra starting at 11pm. Live DJs (His Masters Voice; Matthew) will follow with the best early jazz, blues, swing, big band, cabaret, and tango music of the 1920-30s for your dancing pleasure.

Just added to the Blue Moon Masquerade program is the enchanting Autumn Ward, who will be plucking the moon from the night sky in a dreamy and theatrical dance performance.

To celebrate the release of Issue 3 of Steampunk Magazine, a variety of gifts from Steampunk Magazine will be offered as prizes and giveaways throughout the evening, with an additional assortment of trinkets offered for the best masquerade costumes!

An elaborate vintage paper moon photo booth will also be featured at the event, so "get out and get under the moon" with your special sweetheart on October 20th! Your photo will be taken by distinguished burlesque and fine art photographers Don Spiro and Jen Zakrzewzski using vintage polaroid cameras for an authentic vintage look.

As always, requested attire for Dances of Vice events remains: 1920-30s Vintage, Victorian, Edwardian, Avant Garde, Decadent- or formal evening attire. Extravagance is surely encouraged for our exclusive masquerade ball, so plan on wearing something special! Finally, don't forget to bring a mask! It has been firmly established that unmasked attendees will be fair game for a good spanking.

Tickets for the Blue Moon Masquerade are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. This event is expected to sell out, and space is limited, so reserve your tickets now! Visit http://www.dancesofvice.com for ticketing information.

List of Costume Prizes & GiveawaysCollapse )

(comment on this)

Thursday, July 26th, 2007
8:37 am - Auditions, Sun. 8/26 3 p.m.

New England's best known burlesque troupe is looking for a few good performers. Auditions are Sunday, August 26 at 3 p.m. and take place at Rock City Body (www.RockCityBody.com), 107 Brighton Ave, Allston MA 02124. Details are available at www.BostonBabydolls.net/auditions.php; advanced sign-up is available and recommended.

(comment on this)

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
2:43 pm - "Boston Burlesque in Brooklyn" this FRIDAY - 12/1!

It's true! The Great Boston Burlesque Exposition is coming to Brooklyn this Friday, December 1 for TWO great events!

"Boston Burlesque in Brooklyn", is a performance and kick-off party for The Great Boston Burlesque Exposition, a gathering of burlesque performers, enthusiasts, and educators taking place in February 2007.    The event is at The Galapagos Artspace on Friday, December 1, and is in two parts: a burlesque show from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the front room, and a dance a cocktail party beginning at 10 p.m. in the back room. 

The Show features so GREAT New York performers and several Boston performers who are traveling down for the event.  Tickets are $8 for either event or $12 for both and available from The Galapagos Art Space website (www.GalapagosArtSpace.com)

Who's in the Show?
Belle Morte Baudelaire – the ghostess with the mostest!
Betty Blaize – the biggest little Boston Babydoll!
Clams Casino – "Hottest Freshman" New York Burlesque Festival 2006!
Dr. Lukki – the Doctor is IN!
GiGi LaFemme – La petite cheri of NYC Burlesque!
Jezebel Pussycat – on the prowl... all the way from Boston!
Julie Atlas Muz – Miss Exotic World 2006!
Miss Mina – the rose of The Boston Babydolls!
Nasty Canasta – "Performer to Watch Out For" New York Burlesque Festival 2006!
Scarlet Sinclair – "Hottest Freshman" New York Burlesque Festival 2005...and STILL sizziling!

plus special suprises, guests, and more!

(comment on this)

> previous 20 entries
> top of page