How to be a good burlesque audience

So ... I have been to quite a few burlesque shows over the last few years, and I've also been backstage at many burlesque shows as well (by the way ... it's a marvellous place to be!) and so I've come up with a few tips which, if you follow them, will make you a … Continue reading How to be a good burlesque audience

Valen-Tease: a review and poem

Valen-Tease: a review in pictures (presented via some very poor poetry!) Last night's Valen-Tease Really was the bee's knees I had a blast - I always do And here's my review Just for you ... Kicking off the show, was Miss Ooh La La Paree Those glorious legs for all to see Resplendent she was, in purple … Continue reading Valen-Tease: a review and poem

Happy 1st birthday little bloggy!

Wow ... so it's been a year since I finally got my act together, stopped procrastinating and started a little blog called Having MumptyStyle has bought some fabulous people and lots of new knowledge and experiences into my life and I'm very grateful for that.  Having a blog is a lot more work than … Continue reading Happy 1st birthday little bloggy!

Sartorial secrets: Bettie Rage

Behind the scenes at Miss Pinup NZ 2015 ... Bettie Rage   (If this is the first post you've read in Sartorial Secrets, click here to find out the background behind the series.) Next up in the Miss Pinup NZ Sartorial Secrets series is Miss Pinup NZ 2015 herself, the sassy and terribly, terribly sexy, Bettie Rage! … Continue reading Sartorial secrets: Bettie Rage

In the audience at Dirty Martini …

Wow ... for once, Mumpty is nearly speechless!  ** Warning** pic-heavy post - but when it comes to burlesque, those are the best posts right?!  For the record, all images in this post were taken by the truly marvellous, burlesque photographer extraordinaire, David Rowe from David Rowe Photography - just book him! I have been to … Continue reading In the audience at Dirty Martini …

Pinup December: Pixie Twist

Pinup December - Pixie Twist Aaaaah ... "The Pixie!"  This petite performer has burst onto the Glamilton burlesque (and beyond!) scene this year in a big way.  She is controversial, sultry and sexy and I'm very pleased to have her here on Pinup December. What Pixie Twist is most proud of this year ... (in her own … Continue reading Pinup December: Pixie Twist

The mystery of why six girls ended up on a beach in the middle of nowhere

The mystery of why six girls ended up on a beach together in the middle of nowhere ... On a warm, yet blustery summer's day on one of New Zealand's remote beaches, a very strange thing occurred ...  six girls, from entirely separate worlds and entirely separate periods of time, ended up together on that beach - and … Continue reading The mystery of why six girls ended up on a beach in the middle of nowhere

That frock

That frock ... That frock ... oh, that frock! Truly deserving of a post all of her own, she is reverently referred to by me as "The Ava" and she makes my little heart flutter! Sadly, The Ava doesn't even belong to me - if she did, she'd hold prime position in my wardrobe - in fact, I'd probably purchase a mannequin and display her in … Continue reading That frock