WHAT AMBER WORE:
1980s Figgie Pudding Dress
WHAT I WORE:
1970s Mysteries of the Orient Dress
WHERE WE WORE IT:
Skinny’s in North Hollywood
What a pleasant surprise! Amber’s cousin Rachel has been visiting California for the past few weeks, and last night she invited Amber, myself, and our friend Emmeli out to Skinny’s Lounge in North Hollywood to watch her friend’s burlesque act.
I was automatically skeptical. I love burlesque, but I tend to be a bit snobby about it. I’m spoiled by Dita von Teese and because I grew up obsessed with Gypsy. I got even more skeptical when I heard there would be stand-up comedians, singers, and…a magician. I thought, I am in for a night of pure and painful cheese.
However! I was pretty darn surprised and impressed. The singers (all female) all had powerhouse voices and shook the walls of that tiny little stone lounge. The comedians were funny, and even the magician was cute. It was so much more fun than I thought it would be.
Everyone was good, but my favorite from the night was lovely little Kendall Lake, who not only impressed me with her amazing voice, Johnny Cash wifebeater, energy, beauty, and Jack White cover, but also with her astounding pole dancing skills. She’s like Spiderman, I’m not kidding. This girl defies gravity. She was a sight to behold, and beyond impressive.
Our Mysteries of the Orient Dress is so short that it could technically be a shirt, but if you know me, you know that doesn’t stop me from wearing it as a dress. I love anything that makes my legs look and feel longer. It also has a sexy Asian-style collar and such a great vintage print. I really love this little beauty.
“Our sweet little Figgie Pudding Dress has reinforced my newfound love for polka dots. This baby is all cuteness and class, simple and sexy. The purple is just bright enough to make you stand out in a room. The little shoulder ties look good cinched up in a bow, tucked into the shoulder, and hanging free (my preference). And you can tie the waist in the back or on the side, depending on your mood. LOVE it.” —Amber