So as this little act got a booking for July ... and then for April and June I thought it's about time to get the glue gun out, start ordering the bits I wanted and update, revamp and remake Gentlemen prefer Blondes.
For the underwear I'd already bought a suspender belt and tie side knickers a while ago and knew they'd be perfect for the act, I just had to go scour the markets and fabric stores to find the perfect pink satin to match so I could create the bra and the large Marilyn bow for the back of the suspender belt. As usual I bought far too many meters so luckily have enough of the perfect pink material if I ever have to fix the underwear, I managed to use a meter to line the inside of my jacket.
The pants I've embelished above are from 'Kiss Me Deadly' a fabulous little site online that sell the most glamaorous vintage inspired underwear, the ones I've used are 'Jezabel' there high waisted with a little ribbon sash t tie up around the back, perfect for this act. I added 1 inch fringing around the legs, sequin trim around the centre satin pannel and finally hand applied an awful lot of black and dimonte black rhinestones to the centre planel [3 and 4mm crystals]. The end result was perfect!
Sadly I did not have the funds to buy a new tail jacket as well at this point so I had to make do with updating my original jacket that I'd made in 2009. I added the same sequin trim on the pants around the jacket and added the same pink satin to the inside of the jacket and to make a pocket handkerchief.
Not the best photograph I have ever taken but it serves its purpose, this is the complete finished set of underwear.
The pink trim was a swap I did on Talulah Blue's swap shop on Facebook with Lena Mae - when it arrived it could not have been more perfect I was incredibly worried it was going to be too red and not pink enough.
Other than that what a wonderful night it was thanks to Venus Starr and of course a great compere with the Wonderful Dee! if you're looking for a compere for a night Dee is your lady she can certainly entertain and control a crowed!