But the opulent over the top glamour and rich lushness of the style appeals to me completely. I mean what is not improved with more feathers, tassels, glitter and attitude?
I've just launched the new 'Burlesque' Collection of cushions and the first one is called Burlesque Jet...
Well lets peak into reigning Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese's home and see what she does...
Dita von Teese home - http://www.houseandhome.ie/article/inside-dita-von-teeses-vintage-home
The recurring colour themes are always black with pink or red and gold, theatrical and feminine.
Check out this closet...wanty wanty wantington!
Floral arrangement - http://www.hwtm.com/index.cfm?page=albums/view_album&albumid=12338&photoid=178822
Martiniglass chandelier, Chandelini $1775 http://fab.com/product/chandelini-10043, (or why not DIY?)
Sexy Leg Lamp - http://www.zakkaz.com/post/2266
Feathers and tassels turn boring lamps into fab lamps and it is easy to do yourself if you're a wee bit crafty.
And talking about pimping stuff up, check out these bras!
What can't be achieved with glue? Marvelous stuff. And I love this idea! bling up the underneath of your shoes for maximum decadence!
or if that isn't enough madness for your glue gun then check out these!
Funky shoes - http://mermaids-and-anchors.tumblr.com/post/41824640838/florenceofalabia-mermaid-fashion-appreciation
Although burlesque has been around as a term used to describe a particular type of entertainment since the 17th century, the Victorians took it onto the next level of ribald hilarity. However, our sense of what Burlesque really looks like comes from the 1920's to 1940's cabaret scene, with all the nudity, sexiness and style.
PARIS 1950 "Backstage at the Moulin Rouge" - http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/04/04/preserved-moments-of-historical-sass-vol-2/
There is no such thing as too much makeup. Inside a dressing room at the Moulin Rouge, 1924 - http://photosofwar.net
Moulin Rouge: La Goulue, 1891, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in four colors. -http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/32.88.12
La Moulin Rouge
So back into glam interiors now...
Dressing table (because all burlesque girls need one) - http://dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.se/2012/03/youre-so-vain-upcycled-vanities.html
Boudoir inspiration - http://www.popsugar.com/home/Boudoir-Photo-Inspiration-18287380#photo-18287380
Burlesque interior - http://domesticburlesque.tumblr.com/post/65682246491/where-are-you-from-i-was-born-and-raised-in-a
Meg Matthew's bathroom don't get more glam, ouch it's too beautiful! I can't look anymore! You can read about her here
And I love these chairs by Sarah Louise Dix
And finally, if you are bored over the weekend and fancy a little crafty project then how about making your own cool burlesque style plates?
These from Dupenny to inspire you!