Today it is once again time for Ofelia Market in Helsinki! I will be there with my Olivia Rouge Shop-table once again and this time we accept cards as well! We are also part of the fashion show and I have some gorgeus girls modeling for me <3 p="p">
So make your way to Gloria today to make some great Christmas present ideas. The entrance is FREE, so even better reason to drop by!
Tomorrow I will host my boutiques Grand Opening party! I am SO excited and have been extremely busy with everything, since last weekend was the Horror & Tease Show as well that took a lot of my time that I should have put into organizing the Grand Opening. Oh well, I think I will manage.
So first I will have a little get together with some people and customers at my boutique and then we will continue from there to the magnificent afterparty - WHERE YOU ARE INVITED AS WELL!
So if you happen to have some spare time tomorrow evening, make your way to the Teerenpeli in Tampere after 20:00! There will be a fashion show with gorgeus Pin-Up girls, burlesque, stand-up and some magic as well! So YES. It is definately something you don't want to miss.
Just a quick reminder to you all, that you should definately get your tickets to the Horror & Tease Show NOW before it's too late! The show is only a bit over a week away and there is SO MUCH amazing stuff in store for you that if you decide to stay home. Well, then you're a loser. Sorry.
So next week my boutique, Olivia Rouge Shop will be open from Monday to Thursday 12-18, so the lazy ones of you can drop by and purchase your tickets! If that's not possible for you to come over to my boutique, then you just need to send me an e-mail (info(a)oliviarouge.com) and I will send you some tickets. Easy as that!
Also if you feel like winning some tickets, there is a great giveaway post from Nelliina, where you can win tickets for you and your friend!
A little advice from my friend: join blogilista. So yes, now you can find me there as well.
Me and technology, not the best of friends.
Anyway. Since I found out that there actually are some people who read my twaddleling and actually want me to write more, then so be it.
Like I said at the previous post, I have been extremely busy with everything and sometimes I wonder it all myself as well; how do I manage to do all this by myself? I seriously don't know, but who cares as long as it works out and I love it.
At the moment I am busting my ass with a new "collection" and we will have some photoshoots in Salo with Jarno Lindholm (again, but duh he's so good!) and modeling for me this time are Cherrie (well duh vol.2) and then the winner of Pin-Up Finland competition, Jenssu Suicide! I absolutely love her look and her tattoos give that extra oompf to my clothes. I do love the contrast as well of having super girly stuff worn by a very tattooed gorgeus lady. You can also like Jenssu on facebook!
Next week it is also time for the second Suomi Burleski Gaala, where me and Cherrie are performing as well. And week after that, Horror & Tease Show! I highly recommend all of you to get your tickets NOW, before it's too late! You can get them by visiting my boutique or sending me an e-mail to info(a)oliviarouge.com and I can send you a couple of tickets :)
Oh and if you are wondering WHY you should join us to the best halloween show in Finland? Well. Since one of my absolute favourite performers (she is in my top 5 if not top 3 perfomers in the world!) is performing there; Anna Fur Laxis. AND she is doing a brand new number that has never before been performed in Finland!
Photo: Don Spiro
(Also Holy Curves! have their own spanking new act premiering there.. you have to see that one as well, believe me. And it's a number that we won't be able to pull off everywhere..). But back to Anna. If you are still hesitating, just look at this video of her and make your own judgement. She just blows my mind.
(Lucky me, I got to see that act LIVE in Vegas. Do I need to tell you that I screamed my lungs out?)
I conscider myself very lucky to have so many talented (and beautiful, seriously how come all my friends are so goddamn gorgeus?! Not that I'm complaining ;) ) people around me.
There are two special ladies that I would like you to meet and get to know. And yes, they are both friends of mine. 1. Lumimarja
She is this amaaaaazing singer who also makes her own songs and is, well, bloody fantastic. Her voice is something that I truly admire AND she is also absolutely gorgeus. Go figure.
She also organizes the very popular Ofelia Market in Helsinki and Tampere couple times a year. What a multitalent!! And this song here is something that gives me goose bumps every time I listen to it. Lumimarja's voice is just to die for, don't you think?
2. A very dear friend of mine, Fiona Timantti.
I dont' even know where to start up with this lady. Well first of all, I met her like 7(?) years ago and before that I had been stalking her in the internet. She is a wonder woman to the max. She is a milliner, part time pin-up model, dj and a costumer. And she is just drop dead gorgeus as well. She is really one of the first "idols" of mine when I got into vintage and burlesque scene.
The gorgeus head piece is by herself, of course. Amazing!
Photo: Riku R.
Now she has also made history within the finnish designers since Lady Gaga herself has been photographed wearing a Mouse Fatale hat by Fiona!! There are only 5 Mouse Fatales in the world (all unique and made specificly for the people who own them), one of them is Gaga and one of them is ME.
Yes I truly feel special.
Some of the photos are from Saara Salmi / Atelieri O. Haapala. And man, I could make a whole entry dedicated to them only!
Hi! Remember me, I'm the girl who used to write a blog about her life?
Yes. I'm still alive.
Once again, there has been way too much happening in my life that I would have had the time to let you know all the details. And Facebook is sooooo much easier, you know? :D
Anyway. Where shall I begin?
1. The Pin-Up Finland competition was a success and our lovely winner is Jenssu Suicide, the second was Wendy D'ville and the third Miss Magpie. We had so much fun during the weekend but it was also so much work that I'm happy it's over.. at least for some time.
2. My new boutique. Yes I have finally made one of my dreams a reality and set up a REAL boutique for Olivia Rouge Shop. We are open Mon-Tue 12-17. Of course sometimes we might be open a little more as well :) The boutique is located at the same address as my previous atelier, I have just moved to the other side of the building as well. How handy is that?! Very.
Soon there will be a grand opening party where EVERYONE is welcome. But I'll get back to that later on. Hopefully.
3. Burlesque shows. Yes I have been very busy with organizing and performing in different burlesque shows. My Teerenpeli Tease shows have been a great success and thanks to all the people who have come to the shows, we are going to have them more next spring! Yay!
My Horror & Tease Show is also back and the tickets for it will be on sale next monday (1st of October). The line-up is absolutely amazing and I am so excited for the whole show! Hope you will be there as well. You better!
4. Personal life. Like you already know, I got engaged last New Years Eve and now we have set a date for our wedding and started planning it. The wedding takes place September 2013 and we have already booked the venue and might have our ceremonial place chosen as well. We are not getting married in a church, since we are not great believers on.. well, anything.
So the stuff you might be more interested about: Yes I have pretty much decided on my wedding dress and have bought one of the fabrics for it already. I won't be making it myself since it would turn out to be a total burdain instead of something fun. So my dear friend Anni from HiroNIA is making the dress + corset + all the shenanigans.
I have also pretty much decided on the ring as well and it won't be vintage, but it will have a vintage feel to it.
Shoes are still under consideration.
(Photo from Google)
So that's that for now. I need to rush for a show in Pori with Cherrie and girls from Thee Dizzy Daisies: Pepper Sparkles and Sandy Jungle!
It would be nice to know how many people actually would like me to write more about my life or have you all just given up on me? I wouldn't be surprised :D
Now we have finally reached the step in our Pin Up Finland competition, where some gorgeus faces are announced and the REAL competition starts. Me and Cherrie have hand picked the most promising Pin Up girls from the applications.
Now is YOUR chance to make a difference. All you have to do is go to Pin Up Finland's facebook page and see the photos of all the girls. Then choose your favourite(s) by liking their photos! Girl who gets most Likes, will go straight to the Semifinals! Then we will pick the rest 15 girls to compete in the semifinals as well.
Voting ends on next sunday 8th of July at midnight!
This time our theme is Summer Party! since the party is held in the best time of summer 14th of July during the best city festival in Tampere; Tammerfest.
Performers of this Teerenpeli Tease are:
Tin Ker Bell
Kitty Lit Ter
Cherrie A. Dorable
Your host for the evening is once again the funniest man in Tampere: Olli Siiki!
Picking up the clothes will be done by our lovely air hostess Betty Bellevue, who is also doing her debut on stage!
The tickets are 10€ again and sold ONLY from the door starting at 6p.m, so make sure you arrive early to get yours! The show starts at 7p.m and lasts until 9:30 p.m so you have plenty of time to catch another gig or show later on! :)
SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED THAT I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START!!
That's pretty much how I am feeling at the moment. I just am so busy with everything that writing a blog seems like a real burdain sometimes. But here I am again with some annoucements.
First of all, some of you might already know the Pin Up Finland competition that was held last year at X-treme Car Show? Well this year the producers of the event is.... Me and Cherrie! And could we be anymore excited?! Well... NO! This is an amazing opportunity for us and we are so so so happy to be a part of this event and make all the girls applying feel themselves absolutely gorgeus.
If you got interested, do apply! Applications are available here: Pin Up Competition applications.
My newest baby, Teerenpeli Tease that was held on the last weekend of May was a huge success and I just got back from a meeting today where we set some new dates for the event. But more about those later on! Anyway it was such a fun event and I truly want to thank each and every one of you who make it even though it was so sunny outside, you decided to come underground with us :)
I also had a fun photoshoot with Janne Pappila a while ago when we were performing and having a Burleskinstituutti booth on sEXHIBITION. Here are some of the results:
And then apart from my producing/burlesque life my clothing business is going very well and I might have some exciting news to you in a few weeks :) Can't tell anymore yet, since nothing is confimed yet, but I am so stoked!
But in the meantime while you are thinking of applying to the Pin Up Finland competition, do take a photo of yourself wearing something from my boutique (you need to submit a photo of you to the pin up competition anyway :) ), Olivia Rouge Shop, since there is a photo competition going on as well! Haa how much fun! So this is what you should do: Take a photo (max. 600x800) of yourself wearing Olivia Rouge
product and send it to us to info (a) oliviarouge.com before 31st of
July and we will add it to our Facebook page. The most liked photo will
win a 100€ gift card to Olivia Rouge's web boutique!
The winner will be announced on 30th of August!
Ok that's all for now. I will try to get back to you sooner! Toodles!
Since competitions aren't allowed in facebook, I'll move them to a blog ;) That is the main reason why you should follow the blog but also since all the latest news, products etc. will be there as well!
That's all peoples. I'm soon off to host yet another workshop (that is what my weekends are pretty much filled with nowadays) and then to two different parties!
I wonder will I ever be able to post you anything fun.. like what I'm ACTUALLY doing on every day life besides the events and burlesque stuff etc. Guess not. Ha!
Sorry this one is in finnish, BUT I can tell you that much in english that I'm producing a new show Teerenpeli Tease with one of my favourite bars/restaurants here in Tampere: Teerenpeli. I am so excited about this and hopefully there will be lots and lots of people joining so we can get more of these clubs in the future with a wider performer range :)
Teerenpeli & Olivia Rouge ylpeänä esittävät:
Teerenpelin kellari herää henkiin 26.5 tällä kertaa täysin uudella tavalla, nimittäin tapahtumalla nimeltä Teerenpeli Tease, joka vie sinut takaisin salakapakkojen hämyiseen tunnelmaan.
Tämä toivottavasti tulevaisuudessa useammin järjestettävä klubi tarjoaa osallistujilleen Suomen laadukkainta burleskia, herkullisia drinkkejä ja tarjoaa mahtavan alun illalle ystävien seurassa!
Ensimmäisessä tapahtumassa esiintyjinä säteilevät Suomen sykähdyttävimmän burleskiduon Holy Curves!in neidot Cherrie A. Dorable ja Olivia Rouge. Nämä Suomen burleskimaailman pioneerit ovat valloittaneet sydämiä niin ympäri Suomen, kuten myös ulkomailla, esimerkiksi New Yorkissa, Las Vegasissa, Milanossa ja Roomassa.
Illan aikana tulette näkemään molemmilta leideiltä erilaisia sooloesityksiä, unohtamatta heidän aina yhtä upeita duonumeroitaan!
Pick uppina tämän illan aikana toimii aina yhtä sulokas Lili Safiiri.
Tule kokemaan tämä täysin uusi klubi Tampereella ja muista ottaa ystäväsi mukaan, sillä mitä enemmän teitä on, sitä suuremmalla varmuudella tulette saamaan tätä myöhemmin lisää ja monipuolisemmalla esiintyjäkattauksella!
Liput 10€, lippuja EI myydä ennakkoon vaan ainoastaan klo 18-> tapahtumapäivänä, eli tulkaa ajoissa paikalle! Showtime klo 19.
Teerenpeli on avoinna tuolloin La klo 12 - 03, joten ennen tapahtumaa on oiva mahdollisuus tulla haukkaamaan hieman Teerenpelin maankuuluja jättitoasteja eli sulameita ja nauttimaan heidän oman panimonsa tuotteista.
So this is what I have been workin my derriere of for a while now. My new Spring Summer collection! It is now available at my web boutique and hopefully you will like (love) it! :) Feel free to spread the word and if some of your friends or family members are looking for something new to wear for the upcoming festive season, you can always give them a hint about my boutique!
The photographer was once again my favourite dude to work with, the very talented Jarno Lindholm. I highly recommend him as a person to work with!