torstai 12. helmikuuta 2009

Ooh la la, Helsinki!

Better late than never:

Last week Helsinki celebrated the second Helsinki Burlesque festival. The city was filled with workshops, movies and exhibitions. To end a wonderful week, there was a colourful gala "It Happened On the Silver Screen" held at Gloria. It was such a joy for once to dress up to the nines and not worry about going over the border!

Even the slogan of the occasion said it:
"Don't come as you are, come as a dazzling moviestar!"

Oh the work people put in their dresses and costumes! The dedication! You would meet a cowboy, Frankenstein's fiancé, mermaids, can-can girls and beautiful, sensual burlesque performers. The imagination, humour and personal touch was wonderfully inspiring.

A great thank you to the organizers!

Check out the next must-see event:
Big Band and Burlesque at Tampere in April!

and the nostalgia-bitten portraits of Foto-Atelieri Onyxei Haapala.

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