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Another international Burlesque At Home!

Burlesque at Home Evelyn Vinyl by Suzanne Forbes Oct 13 2020I adore this wide-ranging show!

Burlesque At Home is a recurring streaming burlesque show that chooses a different amazing charity to donate to each time.

And the performers come from all over! This is Nashville performer/costumer/model Evelyn Vinyl, above. Support Evelyn here or here, and shop her costume and accessories here – I love the FYPM chokers!

Burlesque at Home Xena Ziet Giest by Suzanne Forbes Oct 13 2020Xena Zeit-Geist was a vision in champagne.

Xena is based in New Orleans, and does all kinds of performance, with a deep connection to geek culture.

Burlesque at Home Tre Da Marc by Suzanne Forbes Oct 13 2020Minneapolis star Tre Da Marc showed how sexy masks can be.

Trè Da Marc, who is the Noire Pageant King of Burlesque 2020, was so gorgeous in blue!

Burlesque at Home Genie Emerald by Suzanne Forbes Oct 13 2020The exquisite Genie Emerald made her home a stage!

Genie Emerald is an elegant burlesque performer and gorgeous pinup! See her perform a sizzling number to “I’m Your Man” here!

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting an international population of drag and burlesque performers while I work safely at home.

 

 

Live from New York – The Midnight Foxes!

Midnight Foxes Lace V4  by Suzanne Forbes Aug 20209pm in New York is 3am in Berlin, but I stayed up for this Distanced Drawing event!

I finally made it to a remote model session from the wonderful online life drawing group Distanced Drawing, because I just HAD to draw The Midnight Foxes !! I had seen the Foxes in a very filthy show produced by The Brides of Burlesque and been blown away.

Midnight Foxes Lace V1 Suzanne Forbes Aug 2020So little, so pretty, so STRONG, so KINKY!!!

The petite performers Medianoche and The Ivory Fox gave an absolutely marvelous series of inventive poses, all glowing with chemistry and true vintage fetish style. Enchanting!!!

Midnight Foxes Lace V3 by Suzanne Forbes Aug 2020

MediaNoche, left is Miss Exotic World and Queen of Burlesque 2017!

Did you know the famous 1954 Marilyn Monroe nude calendar was also sold in later years with an added acetate overlay of a lace babydoll nightie?

Marilyn Monroe calendar with acetate lace babydoll overlayI did – I was obsessed with Marilyn as an 80s teen, long before Madonna brought her roaring back into the public eye.

Midnight Foxes Lace V 2 by Suzanne Forbes Aug 2020So I created these special versions of my Midnight Foxes drawings using nail art lace decals!

You can see Medianoche in a similar look here, using a Playful Promises (sex-worker positive company!) black lace bralette over pasties. She has an OnlyFans where you can support her by checking out saucy looks as well! And don’t miss Damsels in Control, her gallery of gorgeous feminist pin-ups!

Using “feminine”-coded materials like nail-art decals, which also references the Letraset and Letratype of my illustration youth, is meta, and also pretty.

But you know what? It sucks to censor women’s bodies in order to be in compliance with the TOS of my Patreon account. FOSTA-SESTA is an evil law that has deeply harmed, and continues to harm, the very people it purports to protect. As well as those no one seemed to care about protecting, male sex workers! Chilling effect is chilling, and the knock-on free speech effects on artists and everyone else have been devastating. I live in Europe, though, and my sites are registered and hosted in Europe, so if you want to see the full glory of The Midnight Foxes – well, you know what to do!