Photo post – the Rainbow Troupe’s second performance, and some burlesque and retro style, all at Wellington’s 2013 Out in the Square GLBQT pride day.
Miss Honey Suckle as lady Elvis rocked our socks and shook her famous “assels”.
Sharing a kiss behind the balloon bunches, right before letting them fly to the skies! Cleverly, they’re in the reverse rainbow order of the backdrop behind them, so they stand out brilliantly.
This year we had both femme beauties and butchy babes for a lighthearted burlesque vision of the 1950s as they should have been.
Yes, I coordinated/produced the Rainbow Troupe again for 2013, with serious production support from Winnie Chester. And what a troupe it was: Salacious Sugar, The Velvet Whip, Atomic Ruby, Miss La Belle, Flic Caracou, Ula Vulk, The Deity Dollicious, and The Purple Rose were our living rainbow, and we had a guest appearance from lady Elvis brought to us by Miss Honey Suckle. More than a few people came by Civic Square especially to see the performance. Thanks to the whole Out in the Square team for making it go like buttah!
And now for some additional glimpses of burlesque and retro style from this fabulous afternoon of fabulosity:
This is my favorite picture of the entire day – a perfect lady. Like the background says, “LOVE!”
This stunning burlesque chanteuse shared the stage with us. We’ll be seeing more of her in Wellington!
Young volunteers mixing up vintage plus. They were staffing one of several vintage clothing booths – some real bargains out there.
Edgy burlesque performer Candy Thorne livens up a windy Wellington day.
Miss La Belle, burlesque star and teacher, relaxing after her first performance of the year.
Look out for Post #2 with more great style and atmosphere shots!