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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday again! Here’s your tip!

Revising is easier than creating.

Writing a book (hi!), choreographing a routine, designing a costume, &c., can be so hard. Just get something “on paper”. It doesn’t have to be perfect…

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What Have I Been Up To?

Dear Constant Reader,

I know it’s been quiet here. It’s not because I’ve forgotten you.

I’m working on  my second costuming book! This one is all about hip belts and panel skirts. As I said to a friend, it’s a…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

This coming Tuesday I’m teaching Getting Tight: A Guide to Corsetry on-line. You’ll learn about different types of corsets, what to look for when buying one, tips for making one, history, how to wear them and how…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday the 13th! But you’re lucky today because I have a tip to share…

It’s great to interact with audience members! But only if they want to interact with you.

Some people love it when a…

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Burlesque Decks

Dear Constant Reader,

Our friend Lili VonSchtupp has created a lot of fabulous things and one of her recent creations are burlesque playing cards!

First was the Burlesque Deck, Photos of 26 Los Angeles-area performers adorn the 54 cards…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s the first tip of 2023!

I’m jumping off of last week’s tip about items that need to be replenished. It’s also about interacting with the audience.

Toss a little something to the audience.

Audiences love to…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s the last Friday of 2022! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready to say farewell to what has been a terrible, terrible year for me. I know that just turning a calendar page…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday!

Quick note from B.A.B.E. before I get to your tip. Classes resume in January. Introduction to Burlesque classes will be at Tony Williams Dance Center, as they’ve been for the past year, but in February…

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In the Kitchen: Hot Spiced Milk (1948)

Dear Constant Reader,

There’s a FB group I belong to where one person has been sharing daily menus from The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Givens (1948) for the past couple of years. I even got my own copy…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s a blustery Friday here in Boston and I was trying to come up with a tip that suited the weather, but instead the chaos that is my sewing room/office/video recording and editing studio inspired this.

When

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Burly Bundle Unboxing

Dear Constant Reader,

A while back I was approached by BurlyBundle, a subscription burlesque craft box, to tell my students about their product. I’m always happy to support another small woman-owned business, especially one from a fellow burlesquer. However, to…

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