On 4th July 2014, male striptease show Boylexe returns to the newly refurbished Shadow Lounge, so we thought it was only right that we should have a refurbishment of our burlesque costumes to match.
We have already upgraded our branding and imagery, working with Daniel Crute, aka, The Mighty Moustache/Sir Aleksander Leopold. Now collaborating with up and coming costumier Rachel Good, we’ve taken the original male striptease show Boylexe look and feel and upgraded it to match the brand and our new venue.
“Burlesque saved me. It’s true.
“I am Howard, Burlexe’s Creator and Artistic Director. And Burlexe happened at a time of utmost difficulty for me; I was totally bogged down by recession and business worries whilst gradually realizing that I’d walked along a career path that made sense to everyone else but not really to me. Something had to give (if it wasn’t me).
“So what is Burlexe…? Well, originally, I had an idea about showgirls which mutated into an idea about burlesque which I then tried to rally support for in the media world – only to be met with a series of no’s or impossible goals. After one such meeting, I remember thinking, ‘How can I do this myself?!’