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Friday, November 12

Burlesque; Ostrich Feather Feature

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 Darkteaser Burlesque-Starlet, photo by Raquel Rouge 

For so many burlesque performers one of the essential components some of the most fascinating routines includes the use of ostrich feathers.  What is it about the ostrich feather that is so enticing?  Perhaps it is its historical association with power, heraldry and aristocracy.  It certainly represents decadence and creates an immediate sense of glamour.  Perhaps this is what Sally Rand had in mind when she performed her famous burlesque numbers in the 1930s; therefore making ostrich feathers a must for so many performers who would follow in her footsteps. 

What do you make of ostrich feather accessories and costumes; is it the ultimate in glamour or just too much?

5 fabulous comments:

Katie@knickers said...

If I didn't already have a Faire Frou Frou Ostrich feather robe you know I would buy one from the burlesque collection. Love feathers, bon bons, bubbly, high heeled slippers & bubble baths. A boudoir confectioners dream

The French Maid said...

The boudoir should be about fantasy and glamour...so why not feathers! Love them!
--Lee Ann

Treacle said...

Just enough. ;)

Melanie's Randomness said...

I think it's awesome!!!

Melanie's Randomness

paul43 said...

I would love to buy a ostrich feather robe like this but they are out of stock , did anybody know source