Women in the News Roundup July 2014

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This is the latest instalment in our monthly women in news roundup. We’ve got famous and influential women, burlesque dancing news and of course celeb stalking Dita Von Teese. It’s your one-stop-shop for all the inspiring and titillating women’s news.

Women in the News Roundup June 2014

We look to strong and influential women as our inspiration. Likewise, the world of burlesque and the woman who fuses the two, Dita Von Teese.

Now we’re combining all these elements in our news roundup to give you one quick and easy way to catch up on women in news. Hold onto your pasties because there’s a lot going on.

Women in the News

News Roundup

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This month saw a barage of dress porn with the Haute Couture AW14 fashion shows. As if that wasn’t enough, Conchita Wurst made her couture début in Jean Paul Gaultier’s show. See The Telegraph for more.

Whilst, actress Zoe Saldana stripped off and showed her baby bump for Women’s Health. ET News shared her story of body acceptance due to ageing.

Meanwhile Game of Thrones and Tudors actress, Natalie Dormer says TV depicts women better than movies do, according to Crushable. It’s sadly true but we’re happy to have another excuse to curl up with a boxset.

Joan From Mad Men

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Burlesque News

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This month has seen some big events in burlesque dancing like the Burlesque-a-Pades in the Washington Post. You can enjoy the Toronto Burlesque Festival in pictures from Now Toronto. Not to mention the fifth annual Colorado Burlesque Festival in the Denver Post.

A little closer to home, some curvtastic lovelies have also been sharing their aspirations. Friend of Burlexe, Fabia Cerra spoke to the Oxford Mail about her ambitions to be Miss Pin Up UK.

The BBC also commissioned a Nina Conti show called Va-Va-Variety to showcase some British talent. See Broadcast Now for more.

Whilst, Miss Burlesque South Yorkshire and Doncaster 2013, Charlain Taylor has been doing the rounds in the media. She spoke to the Mail Online, amongst others, on flying the flag for curvy ladies.

This was followed by controversy as Manchester burlesque dancers slammed the newspaper for ridiculing the burlesque dancer. Read the full story on Mancunian Matters.

Burlexe sister from another Mister, Sukki Singapora is also using her powers for good. She’s fighting against forced marriage in the UK, according to PR.

Again a little further afield, Fräulein Frauke talked to Nordic Style Magazine about her brand of Swedish burlesque. Get an insight into the Stockholm Burlesque Festival that’s brought to you by this wonderful woman.

Meanwhile, Australian burlesque dancers raised money through crowd funding for a burlesque history museum exhibition. Yay! Find out more on Herald Sun.

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Dita Von Teese News

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Dita Von Teese is teaming up with Destination Maternity to create a new lingerie line for mothers. The Von Follies maternity collection includes nursing bras and postpartum panties, according to the Inquisitr.

The Daily Telegraph thinks this is a sign that Dita Von Teese is stripping burlesque out of her life in favour of lingerie. Which isn’t surprising following the announcement of her semi-retirement.

Some things, however, don’t change. Dita Von Teese has also argued that women are losing sight of sexiness in pursuit of thinness according to the Courier Mail.

See what all the fuss is about with curves to boot in this video of Dita Von Teese and the Bloomingdale’s collaboration:

Check out Women in the News Roundup June 2014.

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