Saturday, September 9, 2017

Charcoal Facial Mask Review

I never do this but...I was sold by a Facebook add. Sucker!
I purchased the "magical" charcoal facial mask.
It promised to clean pores, removing make up, dirt, black and white heads.
It was about $14 with shipping and came with no instructions.




I have used it 3 times and be prepared it is messy.  The mask is an oogy thick black gel type fluid which is runny, so when you squeeze it from the tube work fast.  This stuff is not for prissies!


The 1st time I used the mask it was difficult to remove, because I didn't use nearly enough for it to dry into a mask that would simply peel off.  I had to really scrub my face to get it off.  Epic fail.
The 2nd time I used more but it still was not enough for a mask that would peel away.


This 3rd time I used a lot! And it worked!





Finally it was enough to form the plastic like mask that would peel off after drying.  But it was a tad painful, the mask is really stuck to your face.  Frenchie once said, "beauty is pain."




After I removed the mask, there were no visible signs of dirt, black heads etc.  on the mask.  I wanted to see something after the mess and pain!

My skin did feel clean and smooth.  It hurts as you peel it off, I will not lie.  I think it takes the 1st layer of skin off.

Also remember, this mask is goopy.
I would suggest using plastic gloves, because it gets all over your hands.  You really have to scrub to get it off.
The mask also left a mess in my sink.  But now my sink it super clean.... more scrubbing. 



So in short I probably would not order the product again.

I get more pore clearing / cleaning from Biore Strips and they are easier, quicker, less painful,  and not messy to use.  Aren't you glad sucker me bought this and not you!  ;)



Friday, September 1, 2017

Cinder Block Banquette

Creating seating in an eye sore of a planter box on the patio.


This was my inspiration.



And this is what I started with...  



Handy woman on the go!




A neighbor was giving these away, what luck!!




Cleaned and painted.

Started stacking and building.

 

 

This was not easy, I had to level the ground a bit and make sure each layer was as level as I could get it .

Cut and painted a sheet of plywood to fit and form top.

Used an old memory foam mattress, cut to size and covered.




And whalla!
Cute comfortable seating!  



A few pillows, a silver mannequin, some art and we are styling!
A new place to sit and blog!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Factory Girl: Eddie Sedgwick

 I love fashion and all things related!
A fan of vintage fashion, my favorite era's are the 50's and 60's.
The classic glamour of the 50's, the ultimate finished look.   Women looked fantastically polished!  Dressed to the 9's, with jewelry, shoes, hats, gloves, and purses all completing the final polished look.

The 60's broke away from this with the birth of mod.



I adore 60's  mod!
A number of women helped to create this new style, fashion, and attitude.
They broke rules and the strict fashion molds of previous era's.
The looks and styles they created are now iconic.
My favorite of these women is Eddie Sedgwick.



She was a society girl (famous for being rich and famous), model, and muse to Andy Warhol.
She was a fashion icon that alone developed a distinctively 60's mod style, she created her own unique make up that was completely over the top and became  popular with women of the era.



Eddie is an intriguing character, and I have been an admirer since I discovered her in high school.



A number of years ago a movie was made about Eddie's life and her time as a fixture at Andy Warhols' Factory.
As a movie buff , when the world of fashion collides with film what could be better!
Starring Sienna Miller, Guy Pierce, and Jimmy Fallon, Factory Girl did an excellent job recreating Eddie's style and attitude.


 My adoration for leopard / cheetah print and enormous jewelry may have begun when I discovered Eddie.
 I searched and searched for a leopard or cheetah print cap similar to the one Eddie was photographed wearing.  I luckily finally found a great vintage one.





I am obsessed her extra large earrings! Phenomenal statement pieces!
I have had an earring fetish since I first saw her with those grand earrings.
The bigger the better!


Her style, and mixing of prints broke all the rules!
Breaking the matchy match precedence of the previous decades.
Stripes and animal print; it doesn't get more groundbreaking and 60's mod than that!



And once for Halloween....



If you are interested in the 60's fashion,  Eddie, Warhol, or The Factory,
  Factory Girl is a worthwhile movie.
The fashion is on point!

For truly amazoid authentic 60's mod fashion films check out
  Who Are You, Polly Magoo?
Available on DVD through Netflix.
And Blow Up also available through Netflix
One of her movies Ciao! Manhatten is also available, it's pretty abstract / avaunt guard but if you can sit through it you get to see the real Eddie in action in all her fashion glory.  And surprisingly enough available through Netflix

There have been a couple books of photos of Eddie  published
Eddie: Girl on Fire
Eddie Factory Girl
a biography, Eddie: An American Girl

And of course
Pinterest is full of photos of her

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy 2016!


Now that we are firmly into 2016 let me say I am super excited for what this year has to bring.  I have been busy writing contracts/proposals and have a super groovy feeling about this year.  No event in Vegas is complete without Real Las Vegas ShowgirlsThe past 2 years at the helm of Premier Showgirls has been an amazing a learning curve. 



Yes, there were frustrating and challenging times.  Stepping back and looking at the big picture, of course there were, I had never been on this side.  My desire and drive was to make Premier Showgirls the best of the best.  I knew it would take time, but I grew frustrated and impatient at times.  I know now that I was learning what I needed to get here. Ready, confidant, and ready to Rock 2016!





The best Showgirls in Las Vegas Premier Showgirls

  



The best Las Vegas Showgirls at Convention

I feel so lucky for this opportunity finding me, the "job" that was perfect.  I was able to stay in the entertainment industry that I loved and knew well (20 years as an entertainer).  I have the fortune to work closely with some of the most amazing people that I adore.  I am very grateful for the people I have met, people I would have never met if I had not taken over Premier Showgirls.  People that I cherish and feel lucky to have as colleagues and Premier Showgirls.  You know who you are ;) the list is too long to list everyone of you amazing people that touch my life!



I have to be honest and admit that at times I put on a brave positive face but in reality was frustrated.  A positive person, but taking on such a huge life change was at times overwhelming. With the amazing support of family, friends, and Premier Showgirls  I made it. In the end realizing that I probably expected to much from myself out of the gate.  Here we are ready to take on all the industries I want to bring Real Las Vegas Showgirls and premium talent/entertainment to!  Watch out Las Vegas here we come!





Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Madame Coquette's Jazz House Cabaret

It is a little late in coming, here are some of the pics from our last performance of our talent showcase.



Make sure you make all the way to the end!  There is a video!


Madame Coquettes Jazz House Cabaret





our very extraordinaire hostess, Madame Coquette & Miss Pussy


Madame Coquette & Miss Pussy 



The French Vixen is a Heart Breaker

Heartbreak Hotel




Our super sultry French Vixen






OH! Cherry Cherry is so very....

Whatever Lola wants....

Lola gets...

The Lovely Shining Songstress 


I  don't want you sad & blue  I Just Want to ....






                                      Glamour times Deux 

You Give Me Fever...





Oh! La La


A Man's World



















Toxic





A Touch of Class



Take Me to Church 







Madame Coquette struts her stuff....







Top the night with a bit of Golden Glamour



W O M A N !
Watch the Video



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Stephanie

Stephanie is a Midwest girl through and through, born in Ohio and raised in Kansas. A fan  of  KU Jayhawk Basketball, Tennessee Football and now a co-host on the Joe Fan Show.


Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Stephanie spent 7 years as a dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines in their production shows. Stephanie adores traveling so how perfect was that for her, she got to see the world at the same time doing what she loves, dancing and performing.  An alumni of Six Flags Theme Parks as well as various theaters around the US Stephanie has dedicated her life to performing.





As a  Las Vegan, she has racked up an extensive resume of conventions, trade shows, special events and promotions. A seasoned performer of course she has graced stages on the famous Las Vegas strip.  Her talents not only lie in live performing she has numerous local and national commercials, and television shows  under her belt. You can see Stephanie in the Shiver Bar and Dodge commercials, on the television shows PAPA, Snow Queen for the Hollywood Christmas Parade,  and as a Premier Showgirl on The Getaway.





Stephanie is no slouch, holding a Bachelors degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations making her a tremendous asset as a spokes model, host, trade show/convention model.   Her vast skills and her super personality make her an easy booking!  Clients love her almost as much as I do!  She is a fantastic gal I simply love to work with.


Stephanie's experience includes:
 Narration, Hosting, Emcee, Product Demonstration, Product Specialist, Promotions, Acting, Modeling (print and runway), Mezzo-Soprano Vocalist, Dancing, and of course Premier Showgirl,  .






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Monday, July 6, 2015

Premier Showgirls Newest Costume

The newest costume...





I am frequently asked where I get my ideas / inspiration for my costume designs.






I am a retro buff and lover of all things vintage, especially movie musicals and vintage Vegas Showgirls.  So there you have it that is where most of my design inspiration comes from.


I was thrilled when a friend of mine gave me a terrific vintage magazine, with these gals on the cover.  WOW all things about this cover are fabu! And the costume, so loved the bow and the fringe.




I had some gorgeous bright orange feathers that I had special ordered for a client that ended up not getting used. 

I had some great hat bases that just needed a bit of a freshen up and feathers...



 Premier Showgirls

So... 2 hat forms, 3 dozen plumes, 8 yards of orange velvet ribbon, 8 orange beaded bows, 5 yards of silver fringe (actually they were belts), 6 yards of orange tulle, 2 very large rhinestone Christmans ornaments, 3 yards silver fabric, bailing wire, PVC pipe, styrofoam, 6 boas, about 12 lady hours. And whala.

I seriously love these costumes, the orange is so bright and happy, makes me smile. 

Of course the client was THRILLED we had a Las Vegas Showgirl Costume in 

their company colors! 


 Premier Showgirls Las Vegas




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