Friday, July 3, 2009

A Wink and a Smile

Greetings pals and gals! For anyone who doesn’t know me (and I’m sure there are many of you) my name is Andrea, but, as I’ve taken to calling myself ‘Andi B. Goode’ on Ye Olde Internets, that’s what I shall be known as from here on in. I've been thinking about starting up a fashion-y type blog for a while but wasn't sure about it. Anyway, I've obviously decided to go for it and here I am!

Last night my friend Jacoba and myself both attended our first burlesque show! Now, living in Adelaide there isn’t a lot of that kind of thing around (or, at least, not to my knowledge) but there are some lovely ladies who perform under the name ‘A Wink and a Smile Burlesque’. These were the ladies we saw at La Boh
ème (the only bar of its kind in Adelaide!) – it was a lovely introduction to burlesque. Miss Cherry Valens was the highlight – I particularly liked her routine to ‘Stray Cat Strut’ (she had a lovely little top hat with cat ears attached to it!). I was also rather captivated by the lady who did belly dancing but, by golly, I’ve forgotten her name! Ho-hum.

Unfortunately my camera is Le Crappe so, alas, I could not take a single decent shot! I did, however, snap some pictures of my outfit before I left!


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I have definitely been channelling my inner ‘femme fatale’ this winter but, well, isn’t winter the time for femme fatales (femmes fatale?). Gloomy skies, heavy with dark grey clouds, glistening city streets slick with rain, the howling wind and other ominous wintery sounds. It’s all very noir! Of course, it’s only in appearance that I channel the femme fatale – as Brian said to Sally I’m ‘about as fatale as an after dinner mint!’

The girl sitting next to me at La Boheme struck up a conversation as she liked my stockings (she liked the seams) – I like that people take notice of things like that! Anyway, we chatted for a few minutes but awkwardness overcame and I turned back to Jacoba and waited for the show to start!


I suppose I’ve said all that needs to be said, at the moment. Here’s a close-up shot (of moi, of course!) from last night for good measure:


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Over and out,
Andi B. Goode
x

13 comments:

  1. Hi Andi,
    I followed your link from Flickr. Your blog sounds like it's going to be great! I love your style... I'm really into the 1950s look, too, especially now that I'm living in Taipei and it seems like I'm the only person who's into retro clothing here (retro as in pre-1970s). Your hair looks fantastic, too... I wish mine would stay when I curl it!

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  2. Hi Catherine: Thank-you! I'm glad you think so.
    x

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  3. lilysela from livejournalJuly 3, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    I meant to tell you on your lj post that you starting a blog sounded like an excellent idea and in the first post you definitely haven't disappointed!

    A Wink and a Smile Burlesque sounds awesome..as does La Boheme bar...*sigh* I've been hearing about a few events around town lately that desperately make me wish I was 18! I'm digging your outfit too.

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  4. Hey Andie, it's Sam (a.k.a. coffeecup37 on LJ). I'm so glad you went ahead and made the blog! I look forward to your future posts, darling. :)

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  5. You remind me of Audrey in Twin Peaks.

    *radiates jealousy*

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  6. Lily: Thanks for the support! Oh, I'm sure you'd love it. I remember being not 18. It was frustrating =[
    Sam: It's lovely to see you here, doll!
    Bec: Thank-you SO much, darling. I adore Audrey Horne!!

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  7. you look divine, am so pleased you had a good night!

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  8. I just came across this blog, and I think it's lovely! I used to have a pair of stockings like those with a seam in the back, but they fell apart and, alas, I have yet to find a new pair. I've also just started a fashion-ish blog of sorts, and I wish you good luck on this!

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  9. 40sfemme: Aw, thank-you! I just looked at your blog and I think yours is lovely, too. x

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  10. You're first post was on my twenty-first birthday, I remember exactly what I was doing that day. Even you're beginning posts are fantastic, you're an inspiration, in the literal sense. x

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