Producer and designer “PartyGirl” Pearl has been throwing theme parties for as long as she can remember. The name Pearl was given to her on the playa at Burning Man in 2011 (the same year as the dubstep invasion) and she carried it into the default world when she began taking burlesque classes with Bombshell Betty and Red Hots Burlesque. The “PartyGirl” part was added for irony, as both an attendee and a producer of parties. As a burlesque performer,… Read Post ›
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As we mourn the loss of the 7-year-old Uptown Nightclub in Oakland who is closing its doors later this week, it is important to remember that this could have been prevented. At last night’s farewell Hubba Hubba Revue show, the audience was packed in like sardines in a brilliant show of support by the Bay Area burlesque community. Emcee Jim Sweeney aka Kingfish remarked that if everyone had been showing up in such great numbers all along, the Uptown would… Read Post ›
Is it obvious I love alliteration? Here’s my bougie guide to playa packing for those going to Burning Man this week, from a 3-year playa princess (not to be confused with a sparkle pony). If you aren’t going to the festival… well, I am sorry you did not get a ticket. FASHION Playa boots – wedge heels if you want some height, otherwise flat and comfortable boots like those worn around London. Leather is great, so is pleather. I found… Read Post ›