This is the latest instalment in our monthly women in news roundup. We’ve got famous and influential women, burlesque news and of course celeb stalking Dita Von Teese. It’s your one-stop-shop for all the inspiring and titillating women’s news.
Women in the News Roundup January 2015
We look to strong and influential women as our inspiration. Likewise, the world of burlesque and the woman who fuses the two, Dita Von Teese.
Now we’re combining all these elements in our news roundup to give you one quick and easy way to catch up on women in news. Hold onto your pasties because there’s a lot going on.
Famous Women in News
(Image from Design Taxi)
This month we were whooping and yowling when Design Taxi highlighted Australian actress, Caitlin Stasey and her latest enterprise. Herself.com is an online photo project that encourages women to be proud of their bodies.
Caitlin Stasey said, “Women are fucking durable and powerful.” Yes! For your monthly boost of empowerment we suggest you check it out.
On a more whimsical note, January saw a company offering to glitter bomb your enemies, according to The Guardian. This news went instantly viral and we crossed our fingers that we’d trodden on someone’s toes.
Meanwhile, Buzzfeed offered an alternative to “natural” beauty with their roundup of OTT makeup. Now, Buzzfeed has also celebrated the changing “ideal” body throughout the ages in the below video. What a way to start the year. Dear future months, take note.
(Image from Kiki deVille)
January means the return of chair-swivelling talent contest, The Voice. Former contestant and burlesque singer, Kiki deVille, has now stepped up to advise new hopefuls. Spread the burlesque wisdom grrrrl! See The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times for more.
Other burlesque dancers are also sharing the love. See Online Anthens as Effie’s Burlesque celebrate a decade of body-positive burlesque. Whilst, Shameless Photography were heralded on The Huffington Post for their love of gorgeous pin-ups in their many forms.
As always, January sees us celebrating the birthday of famous headline honey, Gypsy Rose Lee. This year TIME History joined in. Whereas, CBS Chicago remembered the tragic rise and fall of infamous burly girly, Faith Bacon.
As well as looking back we were also given plenty to look forward to. NOLA announced that applications are now open for this year’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival.
Closer to home, Charlotte White shared her bragging rights for 2015. She’s organising a day and a night of burlesque at the stunning Bickleigh Castle. Workshops, burlesque baking and live performances from Beau Rocks and Vicky Butterfly. See Restoration Cake for more.
Check out Our Favourite Gypsy Rose Lee Moments.
Dita Von Teese News
(Image from Vogue)
Raven haired, LA burlesque queen, Dita Von Teese wowed us this month by modelling her latest lingerie. The ‘Manchester’ bra from Von Follies by Dita Von Teese can be seen on Fanshare.
Likewise, we’ve been ogling Dita’s Instagram as she has shared her travels before heading to Paris Haute Couture Week. It’s not all red carpet shenanigans and A-list friends however.
Dita Von Teese discovered the new slow-mo video feature and then worked it. Oh yes! And we thought Beyoncé’s 7/11 video had us dancing around our bedrooms. Watch and envy…
Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
(Main image from Sophie Spinelle)