Time to Shine: NZBF14

There’s been some thrilling news on the burlesque front in my house – I’ve been accepted into the New Zealand Burlesque festival in October!

I’ll be performing alongside NZ’s best and brightest burlesque acts, competing for the Queen of Burlesque title. It’s a daunting but exciting prospect for someone still new to the stage. Now to make sure my knee is heals fast so I’m back on my feet with plenty of rehearsal time!

exotic spanish inspired striptease by nz burlesque dancer


PS: Nominations for the Golden Garter NZ burlesque awards are now open! The public and performers alike are encouraged to show some love to the dancers that show you so much – so check out the categories and nominate your favourites x


The Bride Wore Black : A Gothic Wedding in NZ

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I’ve spent hours trawling through images of Vivien’s amazing big fat gothic wedding trying to pick my favourites.  They’re all gorgeous… It’s a hard life… But two cups of tea and many biscuits later, here they are – wedding photos proving that brides … Continue reading

Velvetdecollete.com is Live!

velvet decollete burlesque website

For the last 2 weeks I’ve been spending my enforced downtime on something really special  – my new Velvet DeCollete website! This will be the online home of my smouldering burlesque persona, a decadent confection of photo galleries, news and … Continue reading

Only After Dark : Photo Preview

Burlesque dancer gothic black and white photo

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the fabulous Hootchy Kootchy Girls burlesque last week, the promised photos have arrived. I’m editing my favourites for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoy these teasers! Photos | Brian Lomas Photography … Continue reading

‘Til Death Do Us Part

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Recieving photos from my clients is one of the most exciting parts of my job! Always accompanied by my squealing with delight and making my Ever Patient Husband look at every. single. photo. I gush over every detail, thankful that I get to be … Continue reading

A Mad Hatter’s Wedding


Sometimes as a designer you get to work with people who light up a room. People who have effervescent personalities just bubbling over – Stacey, one of my brides this season, is one of those people! As a bridal stylist … Continue reading