Last Saturday night was my 24th Birthday and I was competing in the "Burlesque Knockout" at the Black Cherry Club. It was an awesome event and we all had such a great time. A great night to finish my 23rd year. Congratulations JADE TWIST for winning the Burlesque Knockout - she's an amazing contortionist who had absolutely no competition!
I got the photos from my performance that night and they look UNREAL! Thank you STEP BACK PHOTOGRAPHY for taking some amazing shots!
More photos came in the mail! I'm so excited about these babies. A couple of weeks ago I shot with Alex from Visual Works on a beautiful misty morning out in Centennial park. He sent me a few that I've already posted in Edwardian Corsets, but these babies were on a CD and are my favourite of all.
The next custom order on the list is a "Poison Ivy" Corset dress for the darling Drea Rose (who is now unfortunately back in Canada). She wants something very modern, yet sophisticated...and obviously green with vines.
So I've found this stunning 1911 corset pattern that I'll be working off. It's an underbust, so I'll have to modify the pattern to be an overbust, but it's short enough that it'll be a full dress on the tiny Drea and it'll be fully corsetted from the thigh to the bust (as some corset dresses are just corseted around the midsection).
About a week ago I did a photoshoot with the lovely Alex from Visual Works out in Centennial Park and we had a ball! It was an early morning shoot and we were so lucky to have an extremely foggy one. The photos turned out so ethereal and beautiful.
Missing James is a line of burlesque costumes pieces (corsets, pasties, cover-ups, full costumes) that are available online or custom made for each individual. Each piece is designed by the performer Maple Rose herself. Everything is handmade, and most designer pieces are one-of-a-kind, so you know it is an original Missing James.
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