Here is NyponStina, Tifa, and Magdalena, at one of the tables. I got up at 5:30 am to glue my lashes on, because I had promised the organizer of the flea market, Marika Smith, that I would be part of the crew making everything work during the day! That's also the reason I didn't really have time to take any photos myself. I was the one performing last, at 4 pm, but since I was busy working all day, I didn't really have that much time to get nervous.
I had spent lots of time making my own pasties, and glueing Swarovski crystals to everything - including my pointe shoes. So everything was ready to hit the stage!
Fanny had appointed herself my coach/stage kitten (the girl picking up the clothes from the stage - a man doing the same thing is called a "glitter boy"), and she really excelled in her job! First of all - she brought champagne!!! Alcohol + pointe shoes isn't the best combination though, so I just drank a little before the show - and the rest after...
So I taped my pasties in place, tied my corset on, burped a little (champagne bubbles + corset), and went out on stage!
This is my whole costume before - with corset from What Katie Did, and a lovely stole from Vivicore...
As some of you may know, I've been living with chronic pain for almost eight years now, from a dance related injury. So this was the first time in over seven and a half years I went up on a stage. Eight years ago I was literally crawling on the floor, because I was in too much pain to stand up, and now I have managed to work away so much of my pain I can do this! So it was a big day for me, and it felt marvelous! Can't wait to perform this - and other burlesque numbers - soon again! Fanny also filmed my show with her iPhone. Those of you following me on Facebook might have seen it before, but for the rest of you, here it is - Diamonds Are Forever: