Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Guilty pleasures

As some of you know, I have an art exhibition coming up next week, so why not promote it a bit here? 

Guilty pleasures is the name of my empowering art exhibition and it is about love. Well, about slightly different ways of love, actually. Mainly meaning transvestism, fetishism, sadomasochism and other kinky ways of love. You see, those things were considered illnesses in Finland until 2011 and what I'm trying is to do with my exhibition is to remove the stigma of kinky equals sick.

The exhibition starts on Tuesday, 30th of April in Kulttuuribingo in Oulu and lasts until 17th of May. Kulttuuribingo is open Monday to Friday from 12.00 to 18.00. Welcome!

More information about the event (only in Finnish though, sorry) here.

The poster of the exhibition. :3

Monday, April 15, 2013

Burlesque road trip

Phew! Yesterday we got back from our burlesque road trip to Vaasa! Just to be clear we went there with Madam Hardware and the Kinky Carnival to perform in Viva La Burlesque, since the lovely Lily Kiss Kiss & Le Rouge Mirage. ♥ Our trip was probably one of the best things I have ever done in my life! I think I did all right with my show, even though I had a slight wardrobe malfunction, but audience seemed to enjoy themselves so it's all good. Mr. Wolf also came with us, since I don't want to perform if he won't be watching and he was also our driver / body guard / general support guy. :D

Sadly I didn't have much time to take photos myself, but one of our lovely new members took a bunch, I'll post some as soon as I can. For now, I'll post a couple of shots from my phone and a few from the shoot we had before the show with Pauli Tavasti. Just so you know, the theme of my show was absinthe fairies and I actually drank real absinthe during it! Sadly the only absinthe you can buy from here is Pere Kermann's Absinthe, which tastes like poison, I cannot recommend drinking that crap in any circumstances. I should have ordered my favorite absinthe, which is Jacques Senaux Green online, but somehow I just forgot... boohoo. But enough rambling now, let's see the pictures!

It was wonderful to perform, but I'm really bummed that we couldn't actually see Lily Kiss Kiss & Le Rouge Mirage performing, since there were so many people. Luckily they took video footage, so maybe I can at least watch that later. :) I would like to go see burlesque myself for a change, but there hasn't been any shows lately nearby... What about you, dear readers? Have you seen any great burlesque shows lately? Who did you go see, where and when? Do tell me! If I have to travel to see burlesque I might as well go see your favorites!

Oh, one more thing! The song that I used on the background was this wonderful track from The Damned!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Come taste this lunacy

Eeeeeep! Hi there!

Less than a week to our next burlesque performance! This time we will be performing in the first burlesque festival in Vaasa ever, called Viva la Burlesque! I'm so excited and a little nervous too. :3 Actually, I think I'm going to go practice some more right now, but first a little sneak peek of the upcoming show! Can you guess the theme of my show...? ;) Photo was once again taken by talented Pauli Tavasti.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Woe to him whom Ishtar had honoured

Hello hello! ♥ I meant to update during the few free days of Easter holiday, but as it turns out they weren't free at all. I got this huge article (in pretty advanced English, too) and had to do a presentation plus I also had to write a ten page essay during my "holiday". Oh and some smaller works too, so I spent my extended weekend on computer but sadly not blogging... oh well, all done now and since this week will be nearly as busy I thought I simply have to do this now! I have just some random photos from Easter weekend and the week before that but... oh yeah and also pictures of some second hand finds I've done recently! Here we go!

During Easter in Finland you simply have to have mämmi! It looks kinda like shit, but tastes really good, especially with whipped vanilla sauce! Sprinkled some cinnamon on top of it too. Nomnomnom!

I decided to buy these Easter eggs this year. The Marabou ones are my favorite, simply delicious! Wolf's favorite candy is liquorice, so I bought that black liquorice-chocolate egg for him and he definitely loved it! The mint chocolate one was good too, and they were cheap so I'll probably buy them in the future too. :3

A & R asked us out for drinks and we decided to go to local cocktail bar called 1bar. The drinks were called Dajmannes I think, and oh gosh they were delicious! Kind of like Dajm & chocolate milkshake (with booze of course haha). I strongly recommend a visit to one bar if you happen to be in Oulu!

Wolf also made the most delicious black pasta with salmon! I love to eat everything fish, mostly it's tuna though, but he found this half price salmon piece from the nearby store and decided to surprise me.

I mentioned in the last post that I had my birthday in February. Wolf ordered these batty pieces of jewellery from Restyle. I love them, but the earrings are a bit too heavy for everyday use and my lobes become sore! Haha, I guess you do have to suffer a bit for beauty! :D

I have also done some second hand shopping, the jeans and shirt are both from a local flea market and cost only a couple of euros.

Super strange but I actually bought a dress with color! And such a bold pattern too. It's really comfy and I think it suits my body nicely. The dress was second hand and cost two euros, originally it's from H&M I think. I would love to have this dress in black, too...

This fake fur coat was an impulse buy from an SPR second hand store in Seinäjoki, since it cost only two euros and I desperately needed a new winter coat. It was a total pain in the ass to drag back to Oulu but I simply couldn't resist it, haha!

Last but not least, red sequin dress and wetlook leggings! Ahaha, I look like such a party girl. :D A perfect disguise was in order since I have several free drink tickets for local club Tivoli... I went there once with a friend and didn't actually... fit in. Well I like that outfit in some perverse way even though it's not very me. :D

Hmmmhmm I better go now since I have to get up early tomorrow for school and I still need to do some burlesque before bed. But before I go I want to ask you readers... do you sometimes buy clothes that are... I don't know... unyou? Nearly hideous maybe? But still something in them just draws you to them hissing: "My preciousssssss..!" Or am I the only one? :D