One of our favourite ladiiies and stars of the Burlexe show is Rubyyy Jones the proud new owner of Burlique. Her latest enterprise is the fabulous new burlesque boutique in the heart of Camden.
The one and only Rubyyy Jones has launched her very own burlesque boutique, Burlique. With some able help from some of our other favourite people, Mr Mistress and Aurora Galore. Here’s Rubyyy with the lowdown…
“BURLIQUE was launched with two things in mind… A shopping spot for showfolks, and their fans. To build and perfect their glam looks and glitz lives and to create a homebase for a beautiful buzzing community. Burlesque, cabaret, variety and aficionados alike are welcome at our boutique, workshops and events.
“We carry a range of burlesque basics: pasties, tassels, gloves, loose glitter, balloons, big bling – the list goes on! We also carry a selection of gently used, fiercely loved showgirl costumes from some of the UK’s biggest stars: Jo “Goodtime Mama Jojo” King, Amber Topaz, Kitty Bang Bang and more. We even have a few amazing props for you ariel and circus show stoppers and our customising services can be the TLC your dusty prop needs!
“We shop on request. A glittering personal shopper service – so we can help complete your perfect ensemble with flair and ease. Alternatively, you could book a costume consultation with one of our amazing collective artists. With their guidance, expertise and our sourcing prowess, take your onstage vision to a whole new level! Perfect for beginners just looking to blossom and established strutters looking to boost their brand and image.”
(Mr Mistress by Guilherme Zühlke O’Conner)
“Visit us for the perfect pieces for your Burly lifestyle. The Bling Bar (customising service of anything and everything!), beautiful handmade hats by Mr Mistress and Gaby Kennedy, hand-picked vintage clothing, books and art by Mark Bell of A Brush With Burlesque.
“I’m also veryyy excited to be announcing the first in our series of workshops…”
Fierce and Fabulous Fans with Aurora Galore and Mr Mistress
(Image from Aurora Galore)
“Aurora Galore is fresh and fit and flashes her fans like no other. She will be teaching a range of fan techniques, moves and a wicked routine which will be classic burlesque with some neo twists.
We also have the incomparable burlesque innovator Mr Mistress who will be taking us through the history of fans in dance and burlesque with tips on creative character application of fans. We’ll be having Ladyyy Love Bites cakes and BOTH these superstars will be giving the class a private performance!”
Find out about all Burlique events on their website.
“BURLIQUE is running a very special offer on fans in conjunction with the workshop and with the purchase of a pair of single or double layers fans (already the cheapest and cheerfulest in England!). We will be including the three hour workshop and full fan bling for free! That’s how much we love you!
“We are nestled in Camden Stables Market, across from the entrance to Proud and we love to have visitors. As this shop was founded for the community, we would looove to know how we can better serve you. What do you wish was easier to source? What courses would you like to take? Which performers do you love?
“We’d love to meet you and hear your thoughts and ideas to make this glitz world that little bit brighter! See you in the Burlique Boutique!”
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Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
We’re interested in the Burlique Boutique because we like to think burlesque has influenced it and it will spread burlesque’s influence.
(Main image from This Is Cabaret)