Happy Friday dolls & welcome back to my blog, haha! I'm so sorry I was away with no notice for a bit. My youngest spilled juice on my other computer and it stopped working, so I had to order a laptop and wait for it to come. I did enjoy the break though, I got a lot of other things done that I had been meaning to get around to doing. I also realized how much time this blog takes up sometimes, but I do love it. And I missed all of you & your wonderful blogs. I shall be spending today & the weekend to catch up with you all!! I decided to share another 'Wonder Women' post as I think this one goes perfectly with the last one as we both love Dita. I introduce you to Miss Meadows...she's a darling girl & her blog is a favourite. Filled with vintage treasures and beautiful wonders, she has a charming personality, one that I adore very much. I always think it's great knowing there is someone far off in the world that loves so many of the same things as I do, so I do hope you enjoy & be sure to say hello too...she won't bite....well maybe ;)
Have a wonderful day dolls, thank you so much for all the sweet messages of concern for me too, it was so kind...they made a doll feel loved!!
hugs and kisses to you all
Occupation: Blogger, alternative model, burlesque dancer.
1. Your a vintage gal, when did vintage become part of your life?
I have always - ever since I was little - loved antiques and old clothes, but it wasn't until just a few years ago I really fell for vintage. I noticed that the dresses from the 40's and 50's really fitted my body and made me feel pretty and secure in myself. Many people don't like the stares that come with wearing full vintage regalia and red lipstick, but for some reason it helped building up my confidence. I guess I just really found the perfect style for myself!
2. What ladies have you been inspired by over the years?
I'm inspired by women - and men - who dare to be themselves, no matter how "weird" they might seem or look in other persons eyes. THOSE are the ones interesting to both talk to and look at! Since I prefer dressing in vintage I take inspiration from the women who lived in the 40's and 50's. I like looking at pictures of both the glamorous stars of those days, and photos of unknown "normal" girls to figure out how they did their make-up and hair, and how they dressed. Of course I have to mention Dita Von Teese too, as she is probably the only - now living - celebrity who tries to emulate the vintage look I love so much. Since I'm also into burlesque I really like her since she is completely self-made, and has gotten really far by daring to look like she wants to, and do what she wants to!
3. You used to do ballet, but had an injury, how did that impact your goals in life?
I used to take everything very seriously, almost never being satisfied with anything I did. After spending almost seven years with such horrible pain that I couldn't live any more and loosing about six years of my life I have re-evaluated things a little...I still take everything I do serious, BUT, I have learnt that the most important thing is to feel good about what you do! If I had a choice between two jobs - one I knew I would hate, but that would make me really rich, and one that I would like going to every day, but with a salary not nearly as high as the other job - I would choose the second one! We can all die at any moment, or have an accident that stops us from living, so don't save that champagne for tomorrow - drink it today! Always be responsible for your own lives, but don't forget to enjoy living as much as you can, while you still can!
4. You've just started performing burlesque, how has the experience made you feel? Some people still think burlesque is a no-no so to speak, what would you say it is? (Paint the world of burlesque in your mind for those who don't know about the rich history and way women have paved their way in it.)
Getting up on a stage for the first time - in my pointe shoes - after all those pain-years was amazing! I just want to get up there again as soon as possible! When I perform burlesque myself I like to keep it elegant, and I do it with a wink in the eye - because burlesque isn't supposed to be too serious, it's all about having fun! Compared to today's "normal" striptease, the goal of burlesque isn't to sexually excite the audience in the way you can see at strip clubs, and we never get completely naked either. Burlesque is more cabaret-like, with beautiful, sparkling costumes, feather fans and glitter! Most acts have a theme too, with music, a costume, and movements that tell a little "story". The audience who comes to see burlesque is part of the performance too, in a way. When the person on stage removes a piece of clothing, or does a certain move, the people who are used to this sort of entertainment know that they're supposed to whistle, scream and make encouraging noises. No one is there just to drool over boobs, they're there so see an extravagant show and have a good time! Every person I've met just after seeing their first burlesque show have ALWAYS been a bit astounded over how good it was, and how they didn't know that THAT what was burlesque looked like! And then they want to see it again - or like me - get up on stage and do it themselves!
5. If you could give all women 3 things for their lives, what would they be?
First of all I would give them the confidence to be who they really want to be - no matter what other people think of it! Secondly I would bless them all with the strength to go through all the bad thing life puts us through, and come out stronger on the other side. There will always exist bad things in this world, and we all go through different hardships, so be there for each other when it happens...Thirdly I would give you all a HUGE walk-in-closet! With a big chandelier in the ceiling...And a red velvet chaise lounge...And a full champagne fridge...
And as a very special treat...I give you Miss Meadows performing her burlesque act for you!!