A piece I wrote for Yahoo! Lifestyle on Burlesque style and fashion. Burlesque has always been interesting to me, and I’d never really looked into it ’til now. It’s not what a lot of people think it is. In a way it’s more of a philosophy.
I conducted some interviews with Burlesque performers to get them to define the style for themselves, and how people, especially beginners, can incorporate some of that edgy style for themselves.
Burlesque actually comes from the Italian word ‘burlesco’, which has a meaning like ‘joking, mockery or ridicule.’