Lady Velvet Cabaret

To celebrate the announcement of our Picnic Pinups workshop, resident LVC picnic connoisseur Bambi la Belle has shared her top 5 items to include on your Pinup Picnic packing list! If you’re heading out on a summer picnic, be sure to include… Beautiful Blankets! Of course a super cute picnic blanket will never go astray on a pinup picnic! You can even opt for picnic chairs and tables as well if […]

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Lucinda Panties shares some thoughts on what Lady Velvet Cabaret means to her as we prepare to celebrate our 10th birthday at Badlands Bar (formerly Deville’s Pad) on November 10, 2019. When I first discovered the Perth burlesque community, it was 2009 – I didn’t realise that at the same time, a brave young woman working for a bank was deciding that she was ready to start the ‘side gig’ […]

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We’re turning ten years old, and we’re excited to celebrate with YOU! It’s hard to believe, but Lady Velvet Cabaret is now in its tenth year, and we’re ready to celebrate! We’re all set for a special event with our local friends, fans, and family, where we’ll be blowing out the candles in style. If you want to get involved in our 10th Birthday celebrations but you’re not sure how, check […]

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Wild Kat’s exciting Aladdin-themed bellydance course Three Wishes has us all abuzz, and to celebrate we’ve asked our resident bellydance babe what her Top Three Wishes for beginners are. Read on to discover how to level up your bellydance skills, even as a beginner!   Tip #1: Posture & Poise This seems like such a simple idea, it but sometimes it takes focus to ensure you are always poised and using […]

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Hot off the heels of our Enter The Boudoir Pinup Workshop announcement, our dream team comprising instructor Sugar du Joure and photographer Claire Alexander share their top tips for first-time pinups. Perfect for those who are thinking of joining our Enter The Boudoir session, or anyone looking to boost their posing prowess in any pinup-style shoot! Claire Alexander’s Top Tips:   Claire Alexander, photographer, has worked with entertainers from all […]

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Sugar du Joure has a brand new six week CATWALK Burlesque Series course coming up, and to celebrate, she’s sharing her top tips for looking (and feeling) runway ready every day, whether it’s onstage, at work, or nipping into the supermarket. Discover how you can serve some Catwalk Burlesque realness every single day… So you’ve watched a few Victoria’s Secret shows. Stared longingly up at their angel wings with stars […]

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The third instalment of Lola Moore’s Burlesque on a Budget series is hot off the presses. Find out how to shop like the best of them, without breaking the burly bank! So you’ve op-shopped your little heart out, canvassed your horde of fabric and other sparkly stuff but there are still some things you need. What is a budget burlesquer to do now? Well… Burlesque on a Budget: Bargains instore! […]

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Better Burlesque: After lots of queries from budding burlesque beauties looking for advice on how to get started in their burly journeys, we’ve compiled six top tips! You may have seen some of these already on our instagram feed, where we post tips and tricks regularly – be sure to follow us to stay up to date! 1. Take Classes Whether it’s burlesque or ballet, we cannot emphasise enough how […]

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Following on from her hilarious first instalment, Lola is back with the second part in her Miss Burlesque WA edition of “Burlesque on a Budget”, one of our most-requested blog topics! If you missed the first edition, check it out here, and check out Part 3 here! Hello internet friends! I’m back and you’d better buckle up because Miss Lola is going to talk about op-shopping! *Insert evil chuckling…* Full […]

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It’s all about sci fi at LVC HQ this month as we gear up for some sexy science-fiction inspired courses and events, including Robo-A-Gogo with Sugar du Joure , Tap Dat: The Empire Taps Back with Candy Cheeks, and of course Blast Off Burlesque on July 21st at The Rosemount Hotel! Candy Cheeks has been so inspired that she’s put together her Top 8 fierce Sci Fi Sex Symbols to help […]

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Bambi la Belle shares a new stretch to help you gently increase your flexibility. Be sure to check out her tips for increasing or decreasing the stretch depending on your needs: Tips: – Point and flex your feet to increase the stretch – Lean back on your elbows to decrease the stretch if it’s too much for you – Try and tuck your head into your legs, with a nice […]

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Today we’re tackling a frequently asked question in our voice and musical theatre classes. Have you always wondered what your ‘head voice’ is and how to find it? Read some of Lucinda Panties‘ tips for beginners below, or book a time to visit one of our instrumental voice specialists!   What is the difference between your Chest Voice and your Head Voice? The terms ‘chest’ and ‘head’ voice refer to […]

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Sugar Du Joure sits down with part-time journalist/long –time burlesque fan Laura Young to discuss what to expect in her next 6 week course Robo-A-Gogo at Lady Velvet Cabaret.     Sugar Du Joure’s perfume is a mixture of confusion and arousal. It is the smell of buttery popcorn and a hint of mint that I just can’t put my finger on. She is wearing several large ponytails and is […]

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Fresh from an acclaimed season of her one woman show ‘Underemployment’ at Fringe World 2019, Miss Lola Moore threw herself into preparations for WA’s most hotly anticipated burly contest: Miss Burlesque WA. A wonderful platform for established performers, Lola embraced the opportunity to tackle this challenge on a budget… Hello internet, Lola Moore here. I hope this finds you well and preferably with your favourite snack and/or beverage. (I may […]

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We’re announcing our upcoming Perth Pinup Workshop, celebrating Burlesque! Find out more below, and keep scrolling to discover our favourite icons of both pinup and burlesque. Join the unforgettable performer and pinup Sugar du Joure, and the unbelievably talented Wild Kat Photography for BURLY BABES – a special pinup workshop and photoshoot! The workshop will include hair, make up and styling tips from Sugar du Joure as you learn new […]

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Join Lady Velvet Cabaret for a 2 week intensive combining modern tap dance with sizzling burlesque! Learn unique and fierce tap dance choreography (suitable for beginner to intermediate level tap dancers), plus you’ll get the opportunity to perform at a real burlesque show! Not sure how Tap Dance and Burlesque fit together? Check out 3 reasons why we love combining these two styles below: 3 Reasons why Burlesque and Tap […]

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Want to improve your flexibility? Scroll down to read our top five tips on working on flexibility at home, or find out more about our upcoming open workshop where all are welcome. We are thrilled to announce a special one off workshop for students looking to achieve and utilize their splits! In this fun workshop you will be working on left, right, and middle splits, including fun variations and new […]

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  You’ve read Sugar du Joure’s Top 5 Expensive Burlesque Costume ‘Worth-it’s, so now it’s time to embrace the cheap and cheerful DIY side to burlesque costuming that ANYONE can try at home!   It’s no secret that Burlesque is an expensive profession. Yet I find myself constantly amazed when I am backstage staring slack-jawed at a performe’rs gorgeous garment, and they lean in toward me to whisper: “Did you […]

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Life Drawing doesn’t always involve nudity – sometimes a character or costume can create the perfect spectacle to inspire artists of all ages! September 7th saw Bambi la Belle and Lola Moore don their burlesque finery for a very special set of workshops at Shenton College. In two sessions, teens and adults got to draw Lola & Bambi in special life drawing workshops with guest artist Andy Quilty. Both performers […]

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Performing burlesque can be an expensive habit, but sometimes it’s worth splashing out on big-ticket items – Sugar du Joure dishes on what’s worth spending big on. If you’re on a budget, check out our Top 5 tips on saving money by DIYing here!   It’s an expensive investment to involve yourself in the creative world of Burlesque. I have often heard woeful tales of new performers declining to participate […]

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Our hard-working director Stella Hui has been named by Inside Small Business as one of Australia’s Top 50 Small Business Leaders! We would like to congratulate Stella on her amazing achievement, and thank her for her for continuing to inspire her staff, students, clients, and members of Perth’s performing arts community. We are very proud of Stella’s contributions to Perth’s performing arts and entertainment industries, and are thrilled that she […]

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  Whether you consider yourself a competitive person or not, participating in comps, pageants or events can be a great experience – here are Sugar du Joure‘s top reasons to try competing!   I discovered Burlesque back in 2011, around the same time I was discovering the person I wanted to be in life. However unlike many people my passion for burlesque didn’t start the moment I gazed upon the […]

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Sugar du Joure dishes on her recent trip to the Bordeaux Burlesque Festival in France!   There is something pretty magical about travelling the world, doing what you love. A few months ago a friend and producer asked me if I would consider travelling to France to perform at the 1st Annual Bordeaux Burlesque Festival. I absolutely saw it as an opportunity of a lifetime and said a resounding OUI! […]

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Our director, award-winning businesswoman Stella Hui was recently interviewed by the team at MyBusiness.com.au. Check out the full article here or below, for some tips on growing creative businesses, and to gain an insight into Stella’s world!   To mark International Women’s Day, Businesswoman of the Year at the Optus My Business Awards and director of three companies, Stella Hui, shares her secrets to success in business, and in life. […]

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Big thanks to Christopher from TheMusic.com.au for his review of our Symphonies of Sensuality production at Fringe World 2017. The shows were a sell-out success, and it was a thrill to have our finale performance at the beautiful and historic Fremantle Town Hall. Thanks so much to Freo Royale and to The Ellington Jazz Club for having us. “Seasons change. World leaders come and go. But one thing remains constant […]

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So, you’re stuck at work, home, or otherwise unable to attend a show this weekend – that doesn’t mean you have to be any less fabulous! Here are some tips to glam up your weekend… Dress to feel the part – underneath! You may be stuck at work but there’s no reason not to feel sexy in secret! Dress codes may apply but nobody really knows what lies beneath. Wearing amazing […]

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We are outrageously proud of our hard-working founder and director Stella Hui, who has been named 2016’s Optus MyBusiness Businesswoman of the Year! It is so thrilling to have an arts and entertainment-based entrepreneur recognised at such a prestigious national level. We are endlessly grateful to Stella and all her hard work over the past six years. We also want to thank each and every one of our performers, students, […]

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Join Lucinda Panties for a trip down memory lane, as she describes her fondest memories of onstage disasters! Whether it’s sickness, overenthusiastic crowds, or unexpected hitches in the programme, she has a solution. Were you there for one of these hairy moments? Let us know!    

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Nail your stage make up with some easy tips for beginners, with Sugar du Joure! Following on from her Perfect Pinup Make Up Tutorial, check out her tips for making sure your face stays right where you put it – even when performing onstage under harsh, hot lighting! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more tips, tutorials and interviews with LVC performers!

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A professional MC with a personality as big as their mouth is truly an asset to Burlesque shows and producers the world over – but why are they so often overlooked? We set our own resident ‘Mistress of Ceremonies’ Lucinda Panties the task of nailing down just why  she should keep her job… every burlesque show needs to make sure they have a compere without compare! She kindly offered to […]

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We love to celebrate the achievements of our students and fellow community members – today we’re congratulating a very special lady on a huge achievement. We would like to congratulate the lovely Lexi Heart on winning the Pinup Doll Australia competition! Lexi has spent the last few months tirelessly preparing for the pageant, including in private talent lessons with Sugar du Joure to polish her technique. It’s been fantastic watching […]

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We love having exciting news to share, and this is just about the biggest news we could hope for… HUGE Congratulations to our own Sugar du Joure who has just taken out 1st Runner up at the Miss Burlesque Australia National Finals! We are so endlessly proud of this wonderful performer. Over the past years she has grown from a gorgeous baby bombshell to a full-blown international performer. Her vivacious […]

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Here at Lady Velvet Cabaret we are lucky enough to be part of a team headed by not only a gorgeous and talented performer, but a savy and supportive businesswoman! We are thrilled to announce that our founder and director Stella Hui aka Miss Vita Flame has been nominated for the Optus MyBusiness Businesswoman of the Year award! This is a national competition recognising the hard-working and successful business owners […]

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Lady Velvet Cabaret’s Pinup workshops have taken Perth by storm, proving to be the perfect way to grow your portfolio, or just try something new! We are thrilled to share some gorgeous sneak peeks from the Garden Party Pinup Shoot held 18th September. Check out the snaps below! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to find out when the next shoot is scheduled. As usual all these shots are […]

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We are thrilled to announce that Sugar du Joure has been crowned the new Miss Burlesque Western Australian for 2016! To a packed crowd at the Astor Theatre, Sugar performed her Classic, Neo and Unique acts during the state finals. Judged by leaders of the burlesque community, including our own director Stella aka Miss Vita Flame, the event showcased some of Perth’s best performers. We’d like to congratulate all performers, […]

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Bambi la Belle has recently returned from Spain where she participated in an inspiring Dance Master Class intensive course, find out more: Thank you Bambi la Belle for sitting down to tell us all about her recent trip to Spain – read below to find out more about this invigorating experience: I was very lucky to get accepted earlier this year into a fantastic Summer dance intensive, run by Dance […]

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Here’s a snapshot from The Post newspapers this week! Spot our gorgeous performers and catch them onstage on May 1st at The Rosemount Hotel.

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Check out some sneak peeks from the Pinup Boudoir workshop… Our Pinup Boudoir vintage pinup workshop was a roaring success – the girls absolutely stunned us with their technique and as per usual, Wild Kat Photography’s shots are incredible! Here are a few sneaky peeks from the shoot – be sure to follow @theonlywildkat on instagram for more pinup goodness!  

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Lady Velvet Cabaret director Miss Vita Flame has been nominated as a Perth International Burlesque Festival delegate for 2016! PIBF is taking on board some format changes this year which include panel discussions and a more ‘convention’ type  atmosphere for some events. Perth burlesque fans (and fanatics) are invited to nominate members of the community they feel represent the burlesque community to participate in these events. We are thrilled that […]

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We were thrilled to have three of our gorgeous performers participating in the Busselton Fringe Festival over the weekend! Lucinda Panties, Lola Moore, and Sugar du Joure were all featured in the Burlesque @ Busselton show, which was produced by our own Lady Pussyfoot! The girls took to the stage for the first time on 11th March to a full house at the historic Weld Theatre, and absolutely rocked it! […]

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What a monumental Fringe World season it has been! Our girls have been participating in an unprecedented number of events across the Fringe World programme – so many that we can only include a few highlights for you here: Alice in Wonderland: Off With His Head The official LVC production for 2016, Alice in Wonderland was a sell-out season with four shows in the Big Top packed out! Check out […]

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We sat down with glamour queen Sugar du Joure, who has been working her luscious toosh off throughout Perth’s Fringe Festival, performing in countless shows with her unique brand of character-heavy burlesque. Sugar is gaining renown internationally for her special blend of comedic talent and striptease, and she’s agreed to share her secrets and tips with us! LVC: What is it that drew you to burlesque originally? SDJ: Burlesque is […]

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What an amazing start to 2015! We were thrilled to participate once again in Perth’s Fringe World Festival, one of Australia’s most rapidly growing festivals, and definitely one of the country’s most popular Fringe events. We have participated in the festival since 2012, when we hosted the Burlesque Garden show, and teamed up with Azure Entertainment and EPW Wrestling to produce the Lucha Royale (which ended up taking out the […]

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We can’t believe it’s over! Our four day residency at 246 William Street as part of On William’s Makeshift festival was a fantastic success! Check out our Facebook album to see some happy snaps from the weekend’s events, including sneak peeks from our Curves to Kill, Vintage Pinup and Great Gatsby photoshoots. We have so many people to thank for helping make our involvement in 2013’s Perth Fashion Festival a […]

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Sugar dishes on the amazing opening night of 2013’s Perth International Burlesque Festival I know I was not the only local artist staying up all night weeks in advance in preparation for the 2013 Perth International Burlesque Festival, bedazzling costumes and rehearsing steps. The anticipation at meeting some of the most talented artists in the burlesque industry sent our tassels twirlin’! Opening night was Perth’s first taste of festival glitter. […]

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Huge news for LVC and our friends at Azure Entertainment and EPW Wrestling: We are proud to announce that our Lucha Royale show has won the Perth Now People’s Choice Award at the 2012 Perth Fringe World festival!! Big thanks to Fringe World, EPW Perth, and to the wide range of talented Lady Velvet Cabaret and Azure Entertainment performers who participated in the show’s sell-out season. Thanks especially to our […]

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Have you heard the news? It’s true! Lady Velvet Cabaret Academy of Burlesque and Pinup has been nominated in two categories for the 2011 Eros “Shine” Awards! These awards are administered annually to recognize excellence in the Australian Adult Industry.t We’ve been nominated for both the “Best Australian Performance Artist” and “Best Australian Sexy Fitness Company” awards. We would absolutely love it if our supporters can click on the link […]

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The biggest competition in the Australian burlesque world took place on Saturday June 11 as nine hopefuls battled it out for the title of Miss Burlesque Western Australia at Fremantle Town Hall. Miss Vita Flame (director and performer for Lady Velvet Cabaret) was one of the judges of the competition and our very own burlesque beauties Lady Lace and Bella Bowtie competed against the likes of Agatha Frisky, Odile Divine, […]

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