For the first time I finally saw a dear friend of my perform. The burlesque dancer, who goes by the name Kitty Levesque, performed a mesmerizing act to Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black". The best part was she was wearing a look that I helped to create!

Unauthorized photography was not permitted during the Mini Burlesque Expo in Cambridge, MA (and I was definitely NOT an authorized photographer), so I was unfortunately unable to get a shot of Kitty in action. Taking a vintage black velvet dress by Ralph Lauren, I helped my friend to customize the look for her performance, so that it was super sexy... and super easy to take off!

It was great to finally see my work in action. I regret not being able to see the first piece I create for Kitty, a custom dress almost identical to the iconic Barbie pink dress Marilyn Monroe wore in "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend". 

 Photo by Tammy Packie

Photo by Tammy Packie

Word on the street was Kitty's Diamond performance was a hit! As a friend I was ecstatic to hear of her success. As a designer I was flattered by how many had complimented Kitty on the dress, and that it lives to see many Burlesque performances all around New England (and hopefully many more!)