Friday, 4 February 2011

Roxy Twirls : Burlesque Glamour in Sparkly Handbagfuls

Roxy Twirls with Cinnamon D'Lacey at Roxy's Rendezvous Presents... On a Night Like This

It's Icons and Divas time for this month's Roxy's Rendezvous Presents...., a feast of the cream of Southampton's burlesque talents with out of town guests, under the dynamic stewardship of the most delectable burlesque queen, Roxy Twirls. This new show is taking place at a new venue, The Mo Club at Southampton's West Quay, where recent friends of bettie have been enjoying a revival of roller disco! There's also a guest appearance by Carrie-Ann, well known for her tribute act to burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese.

Vintage Hair Lounge forged an interesting and ever-strengthening relationship with Roxy back in our first weeks of opening. There we were, in less than ideal temporary premises at Southampton's Bargate Shopping Centre, and one day Roxy breezed in, wearing a gorgeous Classy Chassis wiggle dress, looking for a new hairdresser to take her look up a gear or two. We felt all our Christmases had come at once, as we'd been scratching our heads as to how to make meaningful alliances with the local burlesque community.

Roxy Twirls after a visit to Vintage Hair Lounge

So we got talking, as you do, and jumped at the chance to become one of Roxy's key sponsors, including providing hairstyling, and later hair and make-up styling, for Roxy's Rendezvous shows. And we've had a ball! The Halloween show Sideshow Spectacular saw us creating the hair and make-up looks for a range of show characters; Siamese Twins, Voodoo priest, Mermaid, Snake Charmer, Blind Gypsy...... All in all, a great opportunity for us to take Vintage Hair Lounge on to the stage.

Roxy Twirls and Violet DeLight as Siamese Twins

So the Icons and Divas are coming, and some real treats are in store. If you've never been to a burlesque show before, this is THE one not to be missed. Vintage Hair Lounge will be behind the scenes doing more fantabulous hair and make-up work, and we aim to make this our best outing yet for Roxy and her Rockets.

Roxy's Rendezvous Presents.... Icons and Divas The Mo Club, Southampton, Sunday 13 February
Tickets on sale at Vintage Hair Lounge, 118 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2AA 02380 337109

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