Rachel St James
Rachel St James
Rachel St James is fast becoming a brand name to be remembered. Her every growing clientele base is ensuring her emergence as a new breed of media savvy beauty. Rachel St James is inspired by 50’s Hollywood glamour and Parisian Cabaret. She is a true femme fatale.
An international burlesque star, Rachel St James performed in Johnny Depp's famous Parisian nightclub, Le Mandalray and headlined The Indy Ball. Rachel’s acts have strong visual impact complete with splendid costumes and props. Whether it’s bathing in her signature Champagne glass or performing the classic feathered routine, Rachel St.James is building her burlesque empire. Her talent is not limited there; Rachel’s production skills have given her collaborative license with a broad range of clients such as, De-Nom Ruby Rabbit, Merivale Group, MTV, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Movie Network, and the world famous sensation White Party.
Rachel has also lent herself to charities, including the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Cure Cancer Ball, and Barnados Children's Charity.
A former model and television host – this sort after entertainer worldwide – with current appearances at the prestigious Boucheron Launch in Singapore, she is recognized as the Dita Von Teese of the Southern Hemisphere.
With a series of amazing routines and make believe props ranging from an over-sized champagne glass to a carousel horse, Rachel uses various themes to create visually stunning routines that are highly theatrical and very tastefully portrayed.
“It is artistic escapism for me. I love performing and burlesque allows me to create a synergy between so many areas of my life. As an art-form, it is elegant and sophisticated and enjoying a real renaissance.”
Her production show, Burlesque Follies, at De-Nom plays to packed audiences and has been known to attract a celebrity crowd. While her classes in ‘boudoir etiquette for the sophisticated lady’ have taken Sydney by storm and are now currently expanding nationally, teaching women her mantra of confidence and glamour.
“What I teach is ladylike. Women automatically feel comfortable, while helping them tune into their sexuality in a delicate way, I am excited for this to be reaching a wider audience” says Rachel.
Lara Love, a Sydney based professional burlesque artist, has been dancing for around 15 years and has been performing as a burlesque artist for the previous 3 years.
Lara holds the '2nd Runner Up' title for NSW in the annual 'Miss Burlesque Australia' pageant for 2011.
She embraces the freedom burlesque as an art form gives to artists to explore all possibilities within this exciting and increasingly popular genre.
A dedicated lover of the by-gone 'Hollywood Glamour' era, she endeavors to bring a touch of elegance, class and sophistication to each and every one of her performances. Lara's influences include a recipe of Rita Hayworth rolled into a hint of Judy Garland and of course a generous dollop or two of the ever gorgeous Dita Von Teese to include a modern day burly artist.
A former fashion model and designer, Lara has great knowledge of the fashion
industry and this is evident in her elaborate and stunning stage costuming. Lara often hand makes costume pieces and loves to be creative with her overall appearance.
Lara likes to ensure she always achieves a high-end, stylised look at all bookings, shows and appearances.
"I believe in striving to achieve flawless results in anything I may pursue, from the tiniest of tasks to the wildest of one's dreams."
Lara's aspirations as a burlesque artist and performer are simple, to engage her audience whilst embarking on the true definition of a Hollywood star.
Glamour. Elegance. Class. These words are synonymous with Miss Burlesque Australia 2012 Ms.Bluebell. A true showgirl and Burlesque Artiste at heart. Ultra-feminine, her classic looks hark back to the red carpet Hollywood actresses of old reincarnating the likes of Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn and Ann Miller exuding the same sassy wit and charm.
Invited to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas taking place in May 2012, Ms.Bluebell has a become well-known performer in the industry both locally and internationally. With a background in ballet, jazz and modern contemporary dance her presence onstage is classy with a sexy twist.
Ms.Bluebell has a vast repertoire of acts, producing shows of epic proportion with all aspects covered down to the tiniest sequined detail! With her porcelain skin, chocolate colored locks and burning blue eyes Ms.Bluebell is simply enchanting onstage, captivating her audiences and taking them on an unforgettable journey.
Featured in the June 2011 issue of Marie Claire, Ms.Bluebell has collaborated with the well-known clothing label Tarocash for their 2011 Spring/Summer Campaign and has also recently worked with well-known Australian commercial photographer and artist Alexia Sinclair.
Ms.Bluebell designs all of her own costumes sourcing fabrics from around the world. Her hats and headpieces are designed and created utilising skills learnt through some of Australia’s best milliners Rosie Boylan (Moulin Rouge, Australia) and Neil Grigg (Celebrity milliner). All of her costumes are custom created through costume houses both local and abroad and are plentiful in rhinestones, laces, silks, velvets, fringing and beading.
Ms.Bluebell is able to adapt or create new routines to suit your event and is available for occasions such as corporate events and parties, product launches, Christmas parties, Bar/Restaurant openings, music videos etc.
Miss Burlesque Australia 2012
Miss Burlesque NSW 2012
Miss Burlesque Australia 2010 first runner up
Miss Burlesque NSW 2010
‘Most Glamorous’ Award Annual Busties Industry awards 2012
Representing Australia at the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend Las Vegas 2012
With the wonderful guidance and mentoring from world- renowned milliner Neil Grigg, the hat alone demands attention in Ms.Bluebell’s signature Blue coloured routine. A classic temptress dressed in dazzling velvets, silks, laces, feathers and rhinestones that reflect a stunning hue of blue under the stage lights. Hand dyed feathers and a custom-made under bust corset are some of the elements that join together to create a triumphant piece of art that is ultra-feminine. Any wearer would feel divine in such clothing but Ms.Bluebell brings the costume to life with this seductive and cheeky routine, which will please any audience. A classic burlesque strip tease. Running time 4.13mins.
The big guns are out - Literally! Ms.Bluebell plays the stunning villainess in this burlesque reproduction of 007 in The World is not enough! A bad Bond gal can never have enough and this one wants it all! A stunning lace and rhinestoned costume along with a large decadent, rotating, rhinestoned gun covered in over 12,000 rhinestones, this show is perfect for a themed occasion. Of course the show is never without our resident James Bond. Running time 5-7mins.
Performed to an old favourite 'Fever' this beautiful and seductive feather fan dance is inspired by the likes of Ann Miller and Sally Rand from the costume to the music and beautiful big Aqua coloured feather fans! This act can be performed to any song request. Also available in a number of colours. PG version also available. 4mins
Burlesque showgirl style is what Ms.Bluebell does best. Choose from a stunning all white costume covered in feathers and rhinestones finished off with a beautiful white feather fan dance or for something a little brighter, Vegas inspired a vibrant chartreuse, gold and nude costume is available featuring a large skirt with hidden bright ruffles underneath. 5mins
For something a little more modest or for roving amongst guests, Ms.Bluebell has a selection of glamorous costumes suited for mingling with guests/meet and greet/photos.
An upbeat Spanish/Mexican inspired routine which will keep the audience intrigued from beginning to end. Starting off slow, graceful and calm, the show evolves into a face-paced, rhythmic and fun performance with high-energy. Perfect for a fun, light-heart event. 5 mins.
All your Christmas’s will come at once when Ms.Bluebell jingles her Bluebells! Join Ms. Bluebell as she unwraps for you! With plenty of surprises in her Santa sack for all you nice (and naughty) boys and girls out there, and an extra special treat hidden under her red petticoat, which will light up the stage, this is one Santa Baby you'll want to wait up for! 6mins
The Mystic’s Dream
A beautiful new act inspired by the exploration into the Celtic origins of her name, Ms.Bluebell performs a spiritualistic and mystical dance with a gypsy, medieval feel using chiffon scarves and wings in shades of cream and apricot. A sensual, pleasurable, calming and empowering performance to watch and be a part of.
‘She never disappoints and has strong stage presence . . . one of the shining lights of the latest wave of burlesque performers in Sydney’.
Reigning Queen of Burlesque, BHOF, Las Vegas
Marcella Minx is a Sydney based cabaret singer and professional tease.
Marcella has worked in the entertainment industry for many years performing as a showgirl and striptease artiste at clubs, venues, corporate and private functions. Originally from Scotland Marcella performed at venues all over the UK, Greece, Spain, Mexico City and LA.
Marcella then travelled to Australia performing at establishments in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Townsville, Gold Coast and Sydney. Falling in love with the city of Sydney Marcella emigrated here and has been dancing and singing her way all over town ever since!
Marcella is available to be booked for burlesque shows alone or an act combining her two loves of tease and song. Marcella loves to sing music from all eras but has a passion for the vintage glamour of days gone by.
Popular requests for songs are: Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Galloway, Della Reese, Alison Moyet, Shirley Bassey and Marilyn Monroe but any requests for songs/artists can be accommodated with sufficient rehearsal time.
For events with a particular theme Marcella Minx can produce a song, dance and costume to suit again with advance notice. Marcella Minx is also trained in fashion design and designs and/or makes all her own costumes.
This act will bring a touch of old time glamour to any event and stand out as a true vaudeville specialty number.