Inspired by Gypsy Rose LeeJanuary 05, 2015
Not long ago when I was doing a bit of research on Burlesque, I stumbled upon a photo of one of the greatest burlesque performers the world ever had. And I am not talking about Dita von Teese, but, as the title reveals already, Gypsy Rose Lee. I became hugely interested in her life, which was quite a tragedy and a tough one. I read a couple of books written about her and she started to intrigue me only more.
Gypsy became a woman whom I admire greatly for her inventiveness, her originality and creativity; she combined striptease with intelligence and humor. She separated herself from other Burlesque performers and it made her stand out. She was also a very beautiful woman at that - even at a more mature age. She also wrote a couple of books and someday I hope to find me an original,vintage copy to read.
As said, whilst browsing through some photos of Gypsy, one photo in particular stood out to me (the one pictures above); beautifully lit and very eye pleasing; I felt the need to recreate it, and translate it in my own way. Not copying, but having my own rendition of it.