Thursday, 28 June 2012

Greatest Show on Earth - Guilded Merkin #Nottingham

Ladies and Gentlemen, may i have your attention please... roll up, roll up for the greatest show on Earth!  -well maybe not Earth but, The biggest and most extravagant variety show in the Midlands!

May I present to you the newest project by burlesque performer Scarlett Daggers.  The Gilded Merkin; Burlesque & Cabaret show.

Featuring the very best burlesque and cabaret acts from across the globe The Gilded Merkin is coming to the Glee Club in Nottingham on Sunday 8th July 2012. Produced by burlesque performer Scarlett Daggers. Fully seated venue.

The stars of their debut show are:

ANNA FUR LAXIS - Award winning, axe flinging, illusionist burlesquer
by Making Light Photography
 MYSTI VINE - The Queen of Darkasm
Photo by Candee Piccies
MILLIE DOLLAR - Worth every penny
Photo by Candee Piccies

COCO MALONE - Sultry jazz songstress

VELMA VON BON BON - The hilarious pocket rocket of burlesque
Photo by Neil Kendall

EDD MUIR - sensational circus skills 
 and your host for the evening the one and only FREDBEAR!

Tickets are only £15 and you can book online here.  With just under two weeks to the show, you better be quick, with a line up like that they wont be available for ever.  This is one show my fellow Nottingham-ers, you will NOT want to miss!

Scarlet Daggers modelled for BooBoo Kitty Couture with Flashes and Lashes, in our first professional photoshoot.  Back in April 2011.  It my please to announce that I am the new sponsor of her new Burlesque show.  I will also be giving away at the show your chance to win a made to measure pencil skirt at the show.  As we all know how hard it is to find the perfect pencil skirt on the high street.  Mine are made to measure, so they flatter your curves.
Photo by Flashes and Lashes


Scarlett Daggers has kindly given us two tickets for next weeks show to give away!!  To enter the competition all you have to do is head over to Guilded Merking's facebook page.  Like their page.  Then you have three ways of entering.  Do all three and increase your chance of winning!

  • You can tweet. 
Check out @boobookittyc blog post for your chance to win a pair of tickets @GildedMerkin
  • Leave a comment on this blog post,  telling me what your dream outfit will be for the night

  • Or you can email me your entry at

This show is in Nottingham, UK.  This competition is only open for UK residents (unless you want to travel to the UK just for the show!) and those willing and able to travel to Nottingham on Sunday 8th July.  

The winner will be announced on Thursday 4th July, 6pm.  The winner will have until midday Saturday to claim prize before it goes to the next person.  I will announce the winner on Facebook, blog and twitter.  Please make sure i can contact you, whichever way you enter!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Time for cake - Coconut loaf cake recipie

  • 175g soft butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 med eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 225g plain flour
  • 100g sweet coconut
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 1 hour | Extra time: 20 mins, cooling (which i didn't follow and burnt my tongue)

Recent Commission Pieces

Peter pan collar dress, with grosgrain ribbon waist and hem detail

Pink satin prom dress with tulle and ribbon detail

Blue and pink rose floral prom dress

Ditsy daisy summer dress

Little girls rambling rose prom dress

green polka dot prom dress

Hawaii top

Hula girls top

tulip full circle skirt

Navy bustier and skirt set

Sailor Jerry tattoo wrap dress

Cherry shift dress

Lace and satin wedding dress

Virgin Mary wiggle dress

Tiki dress

Turquoise pencil skirt

Red satin prom

Jubilee dress

Daisy prom dress

Dancing cranes tiki wrap dress, using Alfred Shaheen fabric

Here are a few dresses i have been working on this summer.  Doris is modelling them, just before they went home to start a new life with their new owners.

I always get a bit sad when dresses leave me, my studio seems somewhat empty.  But it isn't long before i am sewing away on a new project.  And its even better when i get an inbox full of photos of the dresses being worn.  So if these dresses are now yours, please send me a photo.  I would love to see them!

Also keep an eye on my website and facebook page as i post photos of customers there!

If you like any of the dresses featured, contact me for a bespoke, made to measure  dress,

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Outfit Posts on Instagram

Handmade tiki dress, made using fabric designed by Alfred Shaheen

Jubilee outfit, dress hand made by me, cardi Primark, wellies Hunter

Maybellene in Puppia harness, vintage scarf, Office sandals, polka dot dress hand made by me

Handmade Hawiann dress, with petal bust detail

cardi Asda, pencil skirt hand made by me

Black and white plaid dress, hand made by me

Claret dress, handmade by me

Prince of Wales pencil skirt, handmade by me

Fake Barbour, polka dot dress handmade by me

Dress vintage, bag vintage

Tiki pin up girls sarong dress, handmade by me

Cigarette pants handmade by me, using a vintage pattern

Handmade shaheen dress made using origional fabric

Cigarette pants handmade by me, jacket H&M, bag vintage

Slik strapless dress, handmade by me

Cigarette pants, handmade by me

Betty Draper inspired shirt dress, handmade by me using a vintage pattern

Stacie's dress, handmade by me, handmade red pencil skirt & Anna Fur Laxis tee

As above

Tulip faux wrap dress, handmade by me
Follow me on instagram for more dresses! @boobookittycouture

If you like any of the dresses featured, contact me for a bespoke, made to measure  dress,