We’re starting to catch up here. Slowly. This shoot with Chicago Burlesque performer and Vaudezilla student Poppy Le’Pousse happened in May of 2016. (When I started trying to play catch up, I was a full year behind!) Poppy, Titty Perkins, and Shimmy LaRoux joined me on an afternoon in May for one of my infamous studio days. It’s not often that I get to rent studio lights, so when I get them, I make the most of the time I have. Lucky for me, Poppy had made this costume for Ms. Mister Junior’s 4.20 “Green Queen” burlesque show, and it was too beautiful not to photograph. She surprised me with the flamingos, which added just the right amount of whimsy.
For this shoot, Poppy’s hair and makeup were done by Alexandra O’Neal with Fix Hair Chicago.