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?


The Retro Natural said...

I'd be shocked by someone wearing a German uniform, I know it's history but I'd be offended just as I would if I saw someone dressing up as a slave master for Halloween it's just not a funny costume and there's just no getting around that.

I totally get what you're saying about the burlesque/skimpy clothing clashing...I always thought one's burlesque style should have a classy tone to it but I now know that many don't share that same sentiment!

You two look wonderful! Those shoes are indeed fab, I'm absolutely envious! :)

Diva said...

The slave master analogy is spot on! I don´t want to condemn the burlesque world in any way as it has given me so much joy and so many delightful evenings, but the more "kinkier" flavour is not quit my cup of tea... Still it was a beautiful evening!

Anonymous said...

Love your Billie Holyday style. Gorgeous !

Diva said...

Thank you Big Mama :)


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