Saturday, February 13, 2016

What a week!!!!

 Well, I ended up doing four shows this week. For someone whose day job is 6 days, this was a bit OTT, but every single one of them was a fantastic opportunity I didn't want to turn down for a range of different reasons and so, I did them all! Why wouldn't ya!

 Saturday 6 Feb was The British are Coming. I opened it with Mary Poppins - this photo is of my second appearance when I mussed up my costume quite a lot to reflect poor Mary's deteriorating state. Sugar is a dangerous substance, be warned!

She was replaced after that routine by Queen Victoria, who turned out to have quite a dirty mind. Who knew those Victorians were so kinky?

The second half of the show was opened by a jolly Britannia in Union Jack patterned Greek robes. but she only had a minute to enjoy Rule Britannia before someone changed the radio station to Wheels on Fire!
And underneath, she was Edina Monsoon. Looking a little People of Walmart, if I may say so myself. And Patsy - isn't she fabulous?!

Wednesday 10th Feb brought the last fundraising show of J'Adore La Whore. Here's a shot of us all looking tres glam after the show:
left to right - Ellie Kat, Harlie Lux, Constance, Amanduh La, Marcella de Tella and Debbie our fabulous stage mumager. I am wearing an LBD and a sheer coat in black and gold borrowed from Amanduh.
A half time shot of us all  - Harlie, Amanduh, Marcella, Ellie and me at the front. Don't we look like an outtake from The Great Gatsby! My flatter, wider hair do was to accommodate Mary Poppins' hat in the first half. Can I just add that Harlie is the sweetest, kindest, funniest guy but he is so nervous whenever anyone gets a camera out he can't smile! So he comes across as an ice queen. We'll learn him!
Friday afternoon produced a bonus opportunity to sing at my friend Tina's retirement party at the local College of Creative Arts. It's really hot here and afternoons are the hottest so I went with a new look, spesh since I had less time to get ready. I love the idea of scraped back hair that goes crazy curly at the back, and had a go with some new hair pieces, lots of flowers to hide things, and quite like the effect. The outfit is the LBD with the peacock embroidered net in a simple mumu type garment over the top, OVER THE TOP is right!
 Tina and I - I am leaning down and she is standing on tippy toes! No wonder we're laughing!
Funny story - I wear a corset with this outfit that I cannot do up for myself, which posed a problem getting ready at home at 3pm! Luckily our new neighbour Dan was in, and agreed to help. He was very gentlemanly, and I managed to arrange myself before calling him so he would not be embarrassed by any importunate glimpses!
This last one is a weird photo lighting wise and I am not smiling! David took it with my phone and, well, not his forte. This was before I headed out for the last show of the week, Queen vs Duke. The shiny cheek is a gold star - as I was singing Dream a little Dream I wanted to look dreamy and starry. I love my hair now!!! i managed to get it up more at the top, built it more evenly at the sides, and I used the organza flower necklace Mum made as the head piece.  Always learning! I also bought an eyeshadow palette of warm browns and bronzes and had a go with that instead of the purple or blue I usually do. Same outfit, I am in love with this outfit!!!

So, it's been a week of It. I got some good leads for both by businesses, had lots of fun, and now I am drying my newly washed makeup brushes, tidying away all my costumes which have been strewn across the living room for a month now, tidied away the makeup, and generally set my life up for normal for a few weeks until the Next show on 19 March! Assuming I don't get called on before ;-)

And what will I be doing until then? Making some dresses for ME!!!!


  1. You must be exhausted, but it all looks such fun, and you do look amazing!

    1. Yup, a bit! It's also too hot to sleep here. Oh well!

  2. Oh goodness it looks like it was a fantastic week of shows! I love all of the costumes. :) And your hair and make-up looks fab in that last photo - way to go!

    You look adorable in tunic and leggings, btw. <3

    1. LOL, adorable eh? Suffice to say that I will wear anything in the name of my art, but polyester is only for stage. ;-)