Outdoor Burlesque With Photographer Made By Manja

I must confess I really like to work out burlesque styled photo shootings. And, after last month’s amazing studio photo shooting with photographer Perfect-GS-Picture (you can read more about this photo shooting here), I really wanted to take this beautiful style outside in an “outdoor burlesque” styled photo shooting. And I already knew the perfect location for it!

Together with friend and photographer Manja Knoop (aka Made by Manja), I visited a beautiful nature reserve nearby. This location is a wonderful diverse piece of nature and history. From the remains of the old stone factory (dating back to the 18th century) to the broad range of wildlife that goes about freely through the open area. It’s a really great place to express your creativity and enjoy the beauty of nature. And when you are lucky, like we were, you may even find yourself really close to on foot to some wild “Konik” horses, cows or even deers, which is really amazing!

We were very lucky with the weather, as it turned out to be one of the best days of the week. I have to admit, it was still a bit cold for standing outside in not much more than a corset and some underwear, but we kept it a dry day with a little wind and aplenty sunshine to make some stunning burlesque styled pictures.

I am really thrilled to show off the results. You can also find the pictures (and even more) on my Facebook page.

Photographer: Manja Knoop (www.madebymanja.com).

When Gothic Meets Burlesque

Last Saturday (10th February 2018), I attended Perfect-GS-Picture’s burlesque inspired photo shooting event. This was also my first official photo shooting of 2018. It was a very nice and well-organized day and I really had lots of fun.

What is burlesque? Burlesque is a very old and very popular form of entertainment. It is an art form that grew up in America in the mid twentieth century. In essence, burlesque is “vintage stripping”, or striptease, but arguably sexier (and by the end of the night, far cheaper) than a strip club.

Entering the world of burlesque is like entering a fantasy world. Burlesque dancers tantalize your visual senses with the art of tease and seduction while looking fabulous in leather, fringe and feathers. It’s not so much about about flaunting what you’ve got, but subtly revealing what’s underneath. Burlesque is a combination of sensuality and seduction with a charming flair. 

I just love burlesque costumes. But, as a huge corset lover, my burlesque outfits aren’t complete without a corset. Especially steel boned corsets can give you that really beautiful hourglass shape by pulling your waist in and shaping it.

It’s not often that I work out burlesque inspired photo shootings. And, being a “gothic model”, I wanted to combine the femininity and glamour of burlesque with the intrigue and darkness of Goth. And I think it just worked out just great. 

I am over the moon to share the amazing results. You can also find these pictures (and even more) on my Facebook page.


Photographer: Perfect GS Picture | MUA: Maggot’s visagie & grime | Co-model: Count vlAD