I had never been here before Saturday, when wandering through the georges street arcade the beautiful corsets and 50’s style dresses caught my eye, once inside the rock band t shirts in sizes from new born to meatloaf totally dazzled me!
So with the next burlesque event less than two weeks away I am heading in on Friday to purchase a dress, corset and underskirt……I know, maybe I am silly, I always loved dressd up you see, classic black and white noir or colourful MGM musicals I love the drama the style, women look like women and men look like men. I am fond of jeans and t shirts but that’s generally work clothes and I dispise the generic, unisex way men and women dress. Also the urge to dress up never left me, my daughter wore a bowler hat into school on Friday, I really don’t see what is wrong with that or why waering tutu’s or lepord costumes has to be limited to fancy dress parties. I know some people love to be generic, like to fit it, and I have felt such pressure since I had children, not wanting them to be jeered cos mum showed up with a nose stud (that disappeared after my first few visits to Holles street, there was an attitude!) I just want to be myself, ok ? And surely nights out where people wear everything from fetish wear to heidi costumes is a good time for dressing how I want? I won’t wear the 50’s attire to the parent teacher meeting, but I will wear it for “special” nights out…
Well. I say “special”, I’m hoping there will be a lot more nights like the one I had on Saturday, I felt so at home, so comfortable, probably cos it’s a fringe thing, kinda outsiders and I like that. I just felt so swishy! I really missed how sexy my arms and hands looked in those sexy black gloves….great for covering up less than attractive hands and nails, Madonna do yourself a favour and cover up the sinew…oh don’t forget the age spots! (BITCHY!)
I just loved it! I felt like a new world opened up for me, I hope it lasts and it’s not a fad for me, like my jewellery making….or the cake decoration service….or the dominatrix service!