Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tampere twirling!

Well folks! I still have not been able to fix the problem with the photos but deleted a few so guess this can fit in :) On my to-do-list forst thing next week, I promise! I have some awesome shots from last Saturday´s Sinsational Spring Awakening...
This Saturday we will be shaking in Tampere, tickets are on sale NOW so be sure to get yours and do not miss this!!! Summer is right around the corner, hurrah!!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Blogger tells me that my photolimit is full. I'm trying to work this out ASAP but since still have one week of work and a new number to finish before Saturday it might take a while. Sorry!!!
Last night was amazing. Thank you Minnie Tonka and Erochica Bamboo for inspirational and fun workshops on Friday, Bettie Blackheart & Frank Doggenstein for making this happen in the first place and my fellow crazy-boobied-love-train-humping Tourettes girls and everyone else on stage & in the audience!
Next Saturday in Tampere, woop woop!

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Tonight there will be some amazing shaking and shimmying going on at Kaisaniemi. How do I know? Because I took both Minnie Tonka's and Erochica Bamboo's workshops last night. These women are FIERCE! Plus there will be some excellent Finnish performers as well !
Last Thursday we had a show at Bar 7 Blings, good fun. The stage was a challenge since it's divided with a pillar and the audience in sitting in different directions, but I like that one has to step over the comfort zone and really work the audience :) One thing I have learned is that I try to make numbers that fit on different sized stages or things that can be modified. "In Flames" unfortunately can't be done in very small spaces due to the veil and fans might come with challenge. My upcoming "Praline Airlines" is... To be seen haha! I'm getting the last bits of my outfit today and the premiere will be next Saturday in Tampere. Have a great weekend and hope to see tonight in Kaisaniemi!

Vera D´Vil, Sandy Jungle, me and Pepper Sparkles wearing Helsinki Burlesque Festival shirts in time-order at Minni Tonka´s workshop last night

Monday, May 20, 2013


Here´s the line-up for Thursday´s gig @ Bar 7 Blings, located at Radisson Blue hotel on Mikonkatu, Hellsinki. Showtime is at 9pm, see you there :)

Tinker Bell by Kaylin Idora

Pepper Sparkles by Jirina Alanko

Our pick up beauty Dahlia Darkstorm

The Shangri-La Rubies by Kaylin Idora

Cherry "Turrrbo-Cherry" Dee by Kaylin Idora

Yours truly by Kaylin Idora

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Upcoming shows

It feels like Summer already <3 There are a few gigs coming up, some of them you definetly should get tickets for because chances are there won´t be any left at the doors! This Thursday we will shake our tail feathers at the Bar 7 Blings located @ Radisson Blue, Mikonkatu in Hellsinki.
On Saturday there is the Sinsational Spring Awakening that features Minnie Tonka (US) and Erochica Bamboo (JAP/GER)! The word on the street is, Minnie is performing the same number in Hellsinki that she will compete one week later with at the Burlesque Hall of Fame with. Do you really want to miss that? REALLY? Plus the Tourettes will do our first public performance...just sayin´  ;)
And the early Summer season is topped off with T.T Tassel´s 50th twirl in Tampere on the 1st of June, the bestest of Finnish burlyQ will be there and so should you!
So off to the ticket places, SHOO!!! There is some serious glitter and shaking coming your way!!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

All different, all equal

I have been reading, with growing concern and fear, that hate crimes against non-straight people in Europe are on the rise. This is disgusting. Today is the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia and I hope ya´ll take a minute to think about how you treat people around you. How boring would life be, if we´d all be the same? No matter skin color, sexual orientation, gender, religious beliefs or age we are all equal and have the same human rights.  By this I also mean that willing, understanding adults should be able to get married (or form a similar lawful bound, civil union or whatever you want to call it) to another, no matter the gender or sexual orientation so that we´d all have the SAME LAWFUL RIGHTS.
 Funny how when talking money, even the "pink" money is worth to be taxed the same way, but it won´t give the same rights. Stop being so concerned about what others do in their bedrooms and start putting similar energy in solving real problems like hunger, war and intolerance. Stop judging others just because you choose to live your life a certain way.
Basic, human rights. It´s not rocket science.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Photos with Emiliano

Here´s a couple of pictures from mine and Pepper´s photoshoot with Emiliano! Life at the farm :)
Have a great Wednesday! P.S try climbing a haystack in heels.... not that easy haha!

Haystackin´ with Pepper Sparkles

Gigi, Pepper & Massey Ferguson.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tallinn vintage

Only 1,5h by ferry from Hellsinki and you are in an old, gorgeous Hansa-town: Tallinn. Last weekend I went for the vintage fair and for some serious shopping at Karnaluks, some good food and great company from a friend I seldomly get to hang out with these days. I´ve been to Tallinn a few times this Spring and I must say I love that city. So if you ever get a chance to go you should definetly do it. There are some great sights and shops and the old town, of course, is just beautiful. 

Selfie @ hotel
The very regal bathroom interior at Gotthard´s hotel.
For my sisters <3
Found these or workshops!
Old taxi found outside the fair in Pirita.
The poster.
I don´t know the name of this band but they had some good rockabilly going on <3

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Just a regular day at the farm :)

Em making the props ready.
With my girl Pepper Sparkles.
So what happened at your house today?
Making victory rolls.
Pepper and Pertti.
Damn right!
Glitter in da sink. As usual.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Tomorrow me and Pepper Sparkles are having a photoshoot here at the farm with Emiliano Melantri, can´t wait! Also looking forward to some serious fan dance- pranctice since we are going to perform our duo both at Radisson SAS Mikonkatu on the 23rd of May and then Sauna Open Air-festival in June. Here´s a photo that Emiliano took of me and Rhia the Evil Dressmaker last time in Teerenpeli Tease in Tampere! Have a good Wednesday, peeps! Keep smiling!

Monday, May 6, 2013


This might come as a terrible shock to ya' ll but I am no Spring chicken anymore. Yes, I am being ironic. I don't think you are shocked. For teenagers anything over 25 is half dead and for us who survived teenage life every century gets better. For me it does, at least. Thing is, my body is not as forgiving as it used to be so even if I feel A LOT happier in my skin now than what I did at age 18 I have to take care if it more proper. Like my mother said to me twenty years ago: when you´re over thirty and stay awake one night, you have to sleep six to fix it. When you´re 18 it´s the other way around. I'm no angel for sure, but I have found something that feels like redemption to a lot of the shenanigans I'm up to: hot yoga.
Yes, it's among the best things you can do to yourself without glitter. Any yoga surely is. But sweating your buns out makes it feel even more... cleansing. And as we know: more is more ;)

After hot yoga today. SO PRETTY hahahaha!!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Good Cause

As much as we love animal prints, we do want the big cats (and small ones, for that matter) to keep their furs! Some of the big kitties are very rare and endangered, so if you want to help and make donations follow the links : World Animal Net and WWF. I hope the Leopard Print Day can become a part of working together to save wildlife, as well as dress nice!
Here are some more shots from last night! Oh, and if any of you wonder my dress is Stop Staring! and shoes from Tallinn...(red leather jacket is my mother´s old from the 80´s).

Bags, once more. Pic: Bettie Blackheart

Pic: Bettie Blackheart

A Russ Meyer angle to me and Bettie (pic: Bettie)

Me and Cherry leoparding about. Photo from Cherry.
I do love her Trashy Diva coat <3
Me and Lille Skutt
With Sandy <3
Lovely Tinker Bell went punk leopard :) Luuuv it!

Friday, May 3, 2013


Bettie & I going wild :)
...a sneak peak of our leopard meeting tonight! Have a grrreat Friday!

Our bags collected ( Pics: Minna Kivelä)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

International Leopard Day!

Tomorrow is the first International Leopard Day! Hurrah! As I am a cat-lover and leopard-print fanatic this is SO my day :) A bunch of us leopard ladies are meeting up tomorrow night to celebrate this inspiring, crazy thing. I´m thinking about putting together a leopard-inspired playlist but I might have to work this weekend. Not "might"...I have to. Correcting school things and also working on my upcoming number Praline Airlines. But none of that yet! Leopard day tomorrow! HURRAH!!!