Apr 25, 2011

Apr 23, 2011

Self portraits




Miro is out to play a gig and I'm home alone and got way too much time.

Apr 21, 2011

Praise the coconuts!

Kuule tropiikin kutsu ja antaudu hypnoottisten sävelten, villien tanssiaskelien, eksoottisten makuelämysten ja kohtalokkaiden kurvien vietäväksi... 

Kokonut Kult on uusi livemusiikkia ja burleskia yhdistävä klubi, jonka iltojen teemat johdattavat yleisön Mondo Exotican saloihin. "Taboo" -avajaisklubilla 19.5.2011 Kokomo Tikibaarissa (Uudenmaankatu 16-20 Helsinki) viihtymisenne varmistaa upea esiintyjäkattaus:
  • Sandy "Forbidden Fruit" Jungle
  • Randy "Off-Limits" of Finland
  • Cherrie "Secret Desire" A. Dorable
  • Bettie & the Harem Boys
  • Kiki "No-No" Hawaiji 
  • Ismo Laakso PSYCHOBOOGIE EXPLOSION featuring PETRI BÄCKSTRÖM
  • Matahoops hula hoop-show + kilpailu, jonka palkintona oma hulavanne!
  • Dj Fiona Timantti
 Liput ennakkoon myynnissä hulppeaan 9 euron hintaan Tiketissä: http://www.tiketti.fi/tapahtuma/11519

★★★★★★★★

Hear the luring whisper of the tropics and surrender yourself to the hypnotic sounds, wild moves, exotic tidbits and dangerous curves...Kokonut Kult is new club combining live music and burlesque. Each night has it's own theme, which leads the audiece into the Mondo Exotica.

The opening night "TABOO" on May 19th will offer you the most delicious, dangerous and charming set of entertainment including performances by:

* Sandy "Forbidden Fruit" Jungle
* Randy "Off-Limits" of Finland
* Cherrie "Secret Desire" A. Dorable
* Pepper "Poison" Sparkles
* Bettie & the Harem Boys
* Kiki "No-No" Hawaiji
* Ismo Laakso PSYCHOBOOGIE EXPLOSION featuring PETRI BÄCKSTRÖM
* Matahoops hula hoopshow + win yourself a hulahoop -competition
* Dj Fiona Timantti

Tickets in advance 9 euros from http://www.tiketti.fi/tapahtuma/11519 or from the door 10 euros.

More info: kokonutkult(ät)gmail.com

Apr 16, 2011

Happened this week.

On Friday 15th April I went to Pori to give a burlesque workshop for the Rappio-seminar. By car. I haven't driven that long for ages,  but it was definitely worth it! And oh, how I love culture house Annis - wish we had that in Turku too!
Poster for the Kokonut Kult is finally getting ready - I can't wait to begin the club, it's going to be one fabulous explosion of entertainment. Tickets for the first night "TABOO" are being sold at Tiketti ! Right now!
Oijoijoi, I almost forgot - early this week I was give a very special gift. What it was, is a secret until May, but oh boy, it's a dream come true - a dream, I didn't know I even had! I also had a chance to participate in the new photo series of gifted, talented, gorgeous Marco & Saara from Atelier O. Haapala.

Apr 6, 2011

Oh, and one more thing...

Don't forget Kokonut Kult - the new club saluting old time tikibars, beautiful burlesque artists and live music! Tickets are on sale now, go get yours from Tiketti!

Here's some more information:
Hear the luring whisper of the tropics and surrender yourself to the hypnotic sounds, wild moves, exotic tidbits and dangerous curves...

Kokonut Kult is new club combining live music and burlesque. Each night has it's own theme, which leads the audiece into the Mondo Exotica: May 19th TABOO, 30th June FRUIT BOWL and August 25th DEMON NIGHT @ Kokomo Tikibar, Helsinki.

The priestesses of Kokonut Kult are BETTIE "Hellsinki Hellcat, Queen of the Firetassels" BLACKHEART ja KIKI "Creature of the Tropics - Passionate and Unstable" HAWAIJI. Steaming hot rhytms are served by Ismo Laakso Psychoboogie Explosion feat. Petri Bäckström together with visiting DJ's.

April = time for photoshoots!

Next few days will be busy with all sorts of artsy commercial this and that photo shoots in Helsinki > I've been sewing my fingers off making new head pieces and driving my dressmaker Vintageija's nuts! And later this month, I'm going to fool around in the studio with Tiina Salminen > she took wonderful pictures from  Helsinki Burlesque Festival´11! Meanwhile, here are some photos from the sessions with fabulous Kerttu Malinen!
Seireeniklubi © Kerttu Malinen
Kiki Hawaiji © Kerttu Malinen

Hello there!

I'll be posting here latest news about my adventures in the wonderful world of burlesque! Speaking of which, I'm going to talk and have a workshop with the participants of Rappio -seminar in Pori next week! So maybe we'll see there!