This is one dame who's good with her hands, be it baking a tray of her famous kitsch cupcakes or juggling a pair of paper fans through the air with the greatest of ease. She's a knockout with those hips too! Don't miss her astonishing signature charleston hula hoop act. Dancer, madcap flapper, gin soaked floozy and comedienne from a bygone era, you’ll go positively do-lally for Clara Cupcakes.
Elly Squire has been performing burlesque since 2007 when friend and fellow lindy hopper Melanie Bruyer aka A’dora Derriere founded Sugar Blue Burlesque.
Under the moniker Clara Cupcakes, she has performed in 100+ shows, taught countless students the art of hula hooping and burlesque, won both national and international titles and starred in various burlesque festivals around the world, including the prestigious New York Burlesque Festival.
Previously a principal performer and an artistic director during a run of shows for Sugar Blue Burlesque, Elly is now based in Melbourne as a solo artist, resident performer at Burlesque Bar, teacher at Bottoms Up! Burlesque and one half of the duo act Milk & Cookies.
The number one question I get asked when talking to people after shows is “Oh my god!!! How do you do you lips like that!”. By “like that” I mean glitter lips! Glitter lips are a burlesque make-up staple. It looks AMAZING on stage. It add that little extra hint of glamour and faboulousness to your act. And we can always do with a little more fabulous yes?? So here is a little mini tutorial on how to pretty up your pout! Ingredients – lipliner – lipstick (I’m using red but you can use any colour you like to match…