Kumeu Classic Car Show 2015 : A Hot Day of Hot Cars

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It’s been quite the scorching summer here in godzone, perfect for BBQ’s, beaches and beautiful cars. The Ever Patient Husband and I hit up the Kumeu Classic Car Show in January, on a day so hot the sun bounced off … Continue reading

Making Faces | Zandy J Pinup Photography

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Exciting developments in Velvet-Land! I’m immensely thrilled to reveal that I’ll be joining the delightful Miss Charlotte Cake as one of the faces of Pinup photographer Zandy J! This ingenious woman not only makes you feel perfectly comfortable in the studio, … Continue reading

Vintage Stockings & a Stuffed Pheasant

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Feast your eyes on the rest of the images from my shoot with RiK Photography. These are my favourite photos so far and I’m eager get in front of the camera again! Tell me which one you love and maybe I’ll take … Continue reading

Anglomania Burlesque Style

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What comes of a Tuesday night with a bevy of burlesque babes, RiK Photography and some lush designer furniture? A lot of giggles, garter snapping and a few saucy snapshots! I’m selecting my favourites as we speak, but I just have to … Continue reading

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