I’m in @fashionquarterly! ✨ “...Lilly Loca, another of NZ’s most famous performers and winner of the coverted NZ Supreme Grand Tease New Zealand award...” “Lilly Loca is similarly detailed focused (as Duchess deBerry). Even her everyday outfit is a costume. Her manicured almond shaped nails and her fuchsia lips are calculated to heighten her image of leggy elegance. It’s like talking to a particularly glamorous giraffe”. (I absolutely love that last line!) Here’s the news! I am extremely flattered (and excited) to be a part of a wonderful spread on burlesque and burlesque costumes written by @veritycarajohnson for Fashion Quarterly in their summer issue, out today!
The article revolves around prolific and world renowned costumer @flofoxworthy - Showgirl Boutique and features both myself and @duchessdeberry in the article, as well as burlesque super stars @ditavonteese and @catherinedlish! As well as honorable mentions of @missindigoblue, @roxi_dlite and @theimogenkelly. I talk about my costumes, including my multi award winning costume “Absolem” by @asphyxiacouture the importance of costume to your act and how transformative burlesque can be.
It’s wonderful to see New Zealand Burlesque represented in such a well respected and prolific fashion magazine. Thank you FQ! ❤️ Grab a copy from your nearest magazine retailer or online.
Photos of me are by @michaelcraig and Erik Norder.