Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014!

Hope everyone is ready to welcome the new year with a bang! That said, be careful with those explosives and do wear protective eye-gear etc. Have fun but don´t be stupid, ok?
I want to thank everyone for the past year. It´s been partly hectic (both burlesque- and otherwise) but I have learned a lot and I got to meet some of my all-time idols, took some amazing workshops as well as taught my first own ones. I have met some good people and deepened some relationships to friendships. I lost a dog and a cat, gained a kitten and a puppy. I didn´t do as much in my garden that I wanted but I got to travel a lot. 
I am not making any new years´resolutions since I´m shit at keeping them but I will promise to try to get better at what I do, to evolve as a performer and not get stuck in a rut but to learn to be more forgiving to myself, to have more patience with things ( and people) and  to continue to try to treat others as I´d like to be treated. 
Have a great evening people! Much love,
yours, Gigi

With Sally Vanilla, photo Adam Monaghan

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays!

...aaand we are back after one relaxing week of warm weather and sun! Arived early this morning and I had to set my alarm not to sleep the day away (I´m a terrible sleeper anyways and it takes me forever to `normalize´ if I´ve been up at strange hours).

I hope ya´ll have a wonderful Christmas, Yuletide, Midwinter fest - the days are getting longer again hurrah! I hope my Glittertribe all over the world (the term found from the lovely Champagne Sparkles and stolen because it´s so fitting <3 ) have a sparkling, fairydust-filled time! Relax and un-wind, I´m off to empty my suitcase and do some hard core laundry :)

Photo: JBM

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Thank you!

Thank you to the Ravishing Shangri-La Rubies for organizing such a wonderful night yesterday! Superthanks to the public and my co-performers <3 Now I have emptied my suitcase of glitter and packed a pair of flip-flops and my leopardprint sarong because early Tuesday-morning this gal is off to some sun and beach!!!

Bent van der Bleu

CLASSY ladies :) with Olivia Rouge backstage

Lucia, faithfully by JBM

Lucia, faithfully by JBM

Bettie Blackheart, the Shangri-La Showgirls, Lady Laverna and me by Satu Jalkanen

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jingle them belles!

Hooyah! A little while left before Xmas...people are getting more and more uptight, the crowds are getting thicker, the mood is dropping...one can see those Neanderthalian looks on peoples faces at most shops these days...busy-busy-busy!!! Hang in there, folks! This comes eve-ry year so relax! If you hate cleaning, don´t do it! Dim the lights and light some candles. It´s supposed to be a joyous, relaxing holiday!
Since we (as in hubby and I) will be spending Xmas on a sunny beach this year I totally stopped my normal Christmas-craziness at... hrm, hanging up seasonal curtains and getting some flowers. I admit, it´s a sickness - I change our kitchen curtains four (!) times a year depending on the season but then again, it´s something I choose to do. Nobody expects it of me. So it´s fun...so far :)
I´m pretty tired, I admit. But I promise I´ll be back in full swing after Xmas! In the meanwhile GET THE TICKETS for Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2014!!! I mean it. This Saturday´s Yuletide Revue sold OUT and I know a LOT of peeps crying over it because they were not awake!!! Don´t let that happen to you. The line-up is *amazing* plus the festival workshop info is out, too! The tickets (at Tiketti) are selling FAST, more info here!!!

Have a merry week and hey -if you got those tickets, I´ll see you Saturday at Diana-näyttämö in Hellsinki!!!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Inspirational Saturday

 Snow! What a wonderful excuse for seasonal photos ;) I´m soon off to Tampere for a workshop with Champagne Sparkles who stole my heart at HBF with her wonderful & humorous numbers. She, and many more will perform later tonight at Tampere Tease organized again by our very own Olivia Rouge! See you there, my partners in glitter!

Photos by JBM

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Garden of Eden

Here´s some pictures (by Cerise Amarelle) from our gig in Pori last weekend :) Me and Sir Willy got a bit carried away on stage but we had fun! Also a couple (by Veera.K) from our previous time there, thank you so much to the *wonderful* audience -you made us feel super-welcome!!! It´s always a pleasure to perform in Kulttuurikulma! Have a great week, folks!

Lucia, faithfully ;)

Naked, duo with Pepper Sparkles

In Flames