Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Iron Sky, The Firts Promo trailer, Work In Progress


(And, yes! You can see few costumes and hats made by me :)

Panic at the Natural History Museum!

Original photos by Hannele Kivilahti, Hair&Make-up by me, dress designed by Samppa Lahdenperä, Dinosaur Velociraptor.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

“Who can resist these rare glimpses of a world unknown, unheard of, and unimagined?”

A.k.a. something fantastic happening in Helsinki very soon!

"THE CHAMPAGNE CIRCUS" is Helsinki's newest, most decadent club night to date. Situated in the main hall of ‘Vanha Ylioppilastalo’, with a star studded cast of international artistes purveying the finest in modern circus and cabaret - whilst evoking the timeless spirit of the gender bending, erotic badlands of Weimar Berlin and it’s notorious variety shows…
Witness wild, weird, and wonderful feats of human marvel as you are transported into the opulent underworld of “The Champagne Circus”.

Get your tickets now while there are still seats left!

LouLou D'vil, photographed by Bey Karine, wearin Fiona Timantti hat!

Photo Stéphane Grand
EMPRESS STAH (AUS/UK) – ‘Defying the rules of gravity — without wings or springs!’
An utterly unique — award winning aerial and neo cabaret artist, acclaimed for her groundbreaking combination of technical skill, humour and sultry ambience. Stah’s performances are at times; humorous, blasphemous, pornographic, light hearted, challenging, camp, and politically incorrect — but they are above all entertaining!
Stah has corrupted audiences from London to Tokyo, Moscow & New York and shared the bill with Dita Von Teese and Cirque Du Soleil.

And who is behind all this wonderful madness? Why, non other than the highly talented, utterly beautiful couple Missy Macabre and Baawo Bee a.k.a. The Baron! What a perfect pair...
This must be one of my favourite photos of Missy! By Atelieri O.Haapala, ofcourse. Bondage by the bondage goddess Tinttu!

"An international and revolutionary Circus Sideshow performer, Missy presents a diverse variety of Sideshow and Cabaret disciplines, manifesting them together in a perfect plethora of wit, elegance and danger, inspired by turn of the century carnivals and travelling circuses. "

In my opinion, he's one of the most interesting performers in burlesque/circus skene at the moment. The Baron.
"A grotesque and highly charismatic circus strongman, and weightlifting marvel - The Baron has been shocking and awing international audiences for over ten years. He presents the atmosphere and traditional skills of Victorian sideshow, in an accessible and comical manner."

So, can YOU resist?

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor

Wednesday morning, actress Elizabeth Taylor died at 79, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure.

Cleopatra, now there's a gal who knew how to make an etrance!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Inspiration, boots

Belgian leather boots 1910-20(?)

French leather boots 1900-20

French leather and cotton boots 1900-20

American leather boots 1900

American silk and leather boots 1910-20
American leather boots c.1918

French silk boots, 1860-69

Photos via the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Inspiration, Laurie Hagen + Rachel Freire

Laurie Hagen is a very interesting and unique burlesque performer. I have't seen her performing live, but i would very much like to, after seeing some videos in Diva's blog!
And how cool is this outfit by Rachel Freire?! She has made some seriously stinning outfits, go check out her website!

Inspiration, Prim and Proper

Check out this site: Old photos of Japan.

Shanghai late 30's/early 40's, uploaded by spysgrandson.

Photo from here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fiona Timantti Millinery,The Mouse Hat

Hat, hair&make-up by me, photo by the amazing Saara Salmi!
I usually do not smile in photos like these, but this one i like. It's a bit goofy.. This picture was taken about a month ago and i've just received some very good news, maybe that's why i'm smiling :)
I'm gonna make more of these hats! I just have to figure out a good name for it.... Any ideas?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Felix the cat and Ann Pennington, The Black bottom dance

January 1927 issue of Photoplay, Ann Pennington teaching Felix do the “Black bottom dance”.

I would love to wear something like that to my dance lessons, but i think it might be "too much". ?
Even though "it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring", like Marilyn said.

Photos from here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

" When you are younger you tend to dress for other people, when you are older you dress for yourself."-L.Z.

This lovely lady is Linda Zagaria.
See more photos and read more about her in Advanced Style, one of my favourite blogs!

I love everything about her outfit! I can only wish that i cold be as magnificent as her when i grow older.
Photos: Ari Seth Cohen

Louis Vuitton FW11/12,

I like the music, the elevators, colours, shapes and the hats but not the fur.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Some of the best things in life: Friends, Brunch & Helsinki

..and men in suits!

Sakari and Lassi

Be kind whenever it is possible - It is always possible. -Dalai Lama

Om nom nom nom...


Helsinki Burlesque DJs, Miroslove Satan & Fiona Timantti

LouLou & Aino

Lassi & Petra

After the burlesque brunch, me, Sakari and Lassi went to Torni.

Helsinki <3


Originally posted by Estancia de la Ding Dong, Twisted Vintage.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Are we equals, 007?

Who did it? a.k.a. game night & drinks

Sometimes it's refreshing just to stay home and have few drinks in good company instead of going out. And board games are fun!



Lassi concentrating...