Posted by: Emily

Alteration Service Now Available!

Don’t forget to bring any clothes you want altered along to the Bizarre Bazaar this Saturday and Deborah Allen can take them away with her, and give you a price and a date of return. Easy peasy!

Deborah Allen Dresses: As well as making amazing dresses, Deborah also runs an alteration service.

Home Is Where the Vintage Heart Is

This morning started with a nice surprise as the fab Little Miss Bossy has blogged our event, for us and all her other great posts just follow this link!

You can also find her on facebook

Little Miss Bossy: Vintage blogger extraordinaire

Get That Vintage Look!

Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos will be on hand during the bazaar to offer expert vintage hair styling for all you retro glamour girls.  Appointments available between 12noon & 3.30pm. For more details or to make a booking contact Sarah at or visit her facebook page: //

Sarah's Doo-Wop Dos

Dancing shoes…

After all the shopping & the fabulous performances you’ll need to do some dancing I imagine, so our lovely friends Foxy Belles are putting on their fab Rockabilly Revival night, downstairs Esquires from 11pm…event details here

Foxy Belles Rockabilly Revival

Emily & Sarah get creative!

As well as organizing fab stalls for you to come see at the bazaar we’ve been doing a spot of prop making again, after all the whole day does have a seaside theme!

Here we are working on a seaside style backdrop/mural for a photo booth at the evening event. This week drawing, next week painting, will post more pics soon…

Emily - Bedford Burlesque's creator & organiser

Sarah - partner in crime

Bizarre find!

In the spirit of all things beachy & vintage I wanted to share this amazing picture with you all.


The Bizarre Bazaar is shaping up nicely and the whole day promises to be very exciting with tasty seaside food available throughout the day. And don’t worry if you don’t have anything special to wear for the evening performances & club night put on by our good friends Esquires because we’re sure you’ll find a whole load of fab things to wear at the bazaar!
Bizarre Bazaar: July 23rd, 12noon – 4pm, free entry to the bazaar.

Bizarre Bazaar We’re busy gearing up for the Bizarre Bazaar (23rd July) event here at Burlesque Towers and our minds have turned to all things vintage & beachy! Maybe it’s the hot weather or maybe it’s the fact the bazaar is part of the Esquires event BEACH BELLES BURLESQUE ALL DAYER!

Either way here’s some Beach Belles in all their vintage finery!

Beach Belles

Tardis photo opportunity.

How about this, Burlesque goers will have the chance to pose with this fantastic Tardis prop on the night, I may even throw in some polystyrene boulders! so don’t forget your cameras earthlings.  Big thanks to the talented Jimmy Mann, Andy Gray & Lawrence Juniper for creating this amazing piece of art!

Doctor Who's Tardis

Sci Fi photoshoot

Why waste a great photo opportunity right? After a bit of promoting in costume, we roped in the lovely Jez Brown Photography for an impromptu photoshot!!!!

See the results below… photoshop ninja’s Victoria Kahl & Tom Wild deserve credit for their handiwork too.

Exploring a new planet...

Exploring a new planet...

Please, Captain, not in front of the Klingons

Please, Captain, not in front of the Klingons

Sci Fi Promoting fun!

Well since the weather has been so fantastic recently myself (in the red Star Trek uniform) and 4th Time Around: Curiosity Shop owner Sarah, took to the streets to spread the word of  Burlesque! I think we enjoyed it a little too much but I would like to believe that Bedford loved it too!


Promoting Bedford Burlesque

Sci Fi  - So Hot!

What is not to love about Sci-fi? especially retro Sci-Fi. The ideals of the future make amazing costume and the more impractical the better!

Silver is a favourite colour in science fiction, and you can do so much with it!

Shiny Shoes and Happy People

This week my minions and I have been busy little bees making lots of props for the burlesque night on the 4th of December , check out the images below, I’d love to hear what you think :)


Check out me with the best dressed winner Ditch, He won two tickets to Bedford Burlesque goes to Oz on the 4th of December. Esquires was rocking at Halloween, so a big thanks to them and to one Miss Chloe Tilford she did an excellent DJ set :)

I am looking forward to seeing you all at the Corn Exchange in two weeks time! I hope you have your costumes sorted! There is a new fancy dress shop on Lime Street in Bedford called Narnia, you should check it out if your stuck for ideas i know she stocks some Oz style stuff!!

Catch you soon

Emily xx