An evening of burlesque and other thoughts
Me and my vintage pal Madelin went to a big WWII evening with burlesque. All of us vintage girls had dressed up. But often at burlesque events there seem to be quite a few wearing skimpy outfits... Bosoms were "overflowing"everywhere, tight corsets and latex seemed to be the preferred material for many a girls... Mind you, I don't have anything against burlesque per se. I love Dita ( as you may have noticed) and have participated in the burlesque world before, both as a spectator as well as haven taken a workshop. But the culture crash if you may, was just a bit too much last night.
Also with the WWII theme uniforms were part of the dress code and this is something that makes me a bit uneasy. The invitation stated that the hosts of the event did not want any Nazi symbols, but to me just wearing a German uniform, symbols or not, would make me feel extremely uncomfortable... Especially since my best friend is of Jewish descent.
At one burlesque event I actually confronted the person wearing such an uniform and then abruptly left. I just felt that under no circumstances could I stay in the presence of someone wearing such a uniform - as that would be, to me, condoning it.
But at yesterdays event that didn't happen although there were a few borderline uniforms... But I don´t think if I'll attend more of these evenings...
However Madelin and I still had a splendid time! We danced together with her vintage friends and chit chatted in a smaller room next to the grand ballroom which had a more cosy atmosphere.
And the elegant style of these ladies! Just look at this vintage 1940s shoe!
When I heard that she found them online for a mere 35€ I was must admit that I was more than a little envious ... :)
Have you had an awkward, uncomfortable or embarrassing vintage moment?