My camera died a while ago and I borrowed a friends to photograph her, but then his computer died and it was all a terrible technological tragedy, but everything is back up and running and I bought myself a new camera yesterday as well, so everything is fine fine fine.
Now that you’ve had enough build up, please welcome to the stage, Miss Suga!
Ladies and gentlemen, roll up, roll up to see the flirtatious and delectable, the sassy, saucy, sexy siren herself, Suga D’Flirt! She’ll warm your heart and tingle your bones, she’ll hipnotize and heal with her twirlin’ tassels and swingin’ hips! Come one, come all, you wont wanna miss this Miss!
Suga is dressed in thigh high light pink fishnets and the sauciest pink frilly knickers you ever will see. Who knows if the collar matches the cuffs, but her bright pink hair certainly matches her shoes and tassels! She wears a half sized top hat and, like all good burlesque performers, huge false eyelashes frame her saucy wink.
I love Suga. She’s one of my favourites. I love her real shaped boobs. I had the ideaof a tassel twirling doll since I started, but I needed to perfect boobs first. No point going to all the trouble of stockings, knickers, boots and the rest if her tassels twirled from a flat doll chest.
I did a lot of research on burlesque a few years ago for a solo photography exhibition I was doing called Kitty Serendipity (I know that’s also the name of one of the dolls, I liked it so much I re-used it and hoped no one would ever notice). You can see some of the resulting images here
I found a huge amount of information and photographs which I went back to when I was thinking about The Knitted Sideshow series, and I went researching more. I found an incredible photo of the American burlesque performer Amber Ray. It was the photograph on your left, taken by Dale Harris, and it inspired me to knit Suga D’Flirt. It’s a beautiful action shot and as soon as I saw it I knew that knitting tassel twirling burlesque girls was in my future.
Miss Suga D’Flirt can be purchased at my etsy shop sayraphim.etsy.com