Elsie Diamond Burlesque and Pinup Performer

Elsie Diamond Burlesque Performer

Check out the beautiful Elsie Diamond in a stunning range of vintage Viviene of Holloway dresses!

Elsie Diamond is a burlesque performer, cabaret singer and compère. Inspired by the music hall tradition of comic song, opera, pop culture, the songs of WW2 and a background in costume design, Miss Diamond has an eclectic repertoire of sultry musical based routines.

Be it war time classics, 18th century satire or classic fan dance, Elsie will add a vintage sparkle to grace any occasion.

Click here to book a vintage retro shoot (no experience necessary)

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Viviene of Holloway

A life-long Fifties lifestyle and fashion enthusiast, Vivien began sewing vintage-style clothes for herself at a mere ten years old. At eighteen, she opened her first shop in the world famous but now sadly gone Kensington Market, selling her hand-made 50s reproductions to fellow followers of 50’s fashions. Many satisfied customers later, we can fast forward… oh, a couple of years to 2000, when the Vivien of Holloway brand was born, and Vivien’s signature Fifties style soon took the world by storm.

Check out more of their vintage dresses online here.

Baby bump pregnancy photography with Victoria Rose burlesque model

One of my fave shoots of 2012, right at the end of the year! Taking photos of the lovely Victoria Rose‘s baby bump!

I think I might try more of this pregnancy photography! If you have a baby bump, get in touch.

la bordello boheme burlesque show

La Bordello Boheme Burlesque

I started out taking photos at burlesque shows as a new photographer. The difficult conditions of fast motion and low light are always challenging, but it was a great way to learn photography.

It’s quite a while since I was at, or took photos of any burlesque show, but I was more than happy to return when La Bordello Boheme were in Newcastle for a special show.

It was such a pleasure shooting in a professionally ran, well lit venue, rather than a bar in the middle of nowhere with poor no lighting, or even a stage.

The Newcastle leg of the show featured the lovely Miss Carrie-Ann – a Dita Von Teese homage act, Veronica Blacklace, Billie Rae, Edd Muir, Chi Chi Revolver and the fantastic Mr Mistress.

Enjoy the huge gallery below!

About La Bordello Boheme

La Bordello Boheme, a show filled with Burlesque, Circus, Cabaret, Variety and Vaudeville; Take you on a joy ride of sensual entertainment, a carousel of wonderment and excitement

Veronica Blacklace fills your ears with sultry vocals as you feast your eyes on death defying feats and are then warmed up with a bit of red hot burlesque.

Created and curated by Billie Rae and Veronica Blacklace with a host of fabulous guest performers. La Bordello Bohème have graced the stages of the world with their sell out shows from London to Edinburgh and even New York.