What to Wear to the Circus, Cabaret and Burlesque?

This is the dilemma I am currently facing…What to wear to the circus, cabaret and burlesque all rolled into one?!

And it is my own fault I am stressing over this!

You see, tomorrow is the Fashion Mister’s birthday and I organized VIP tickets for four of us to attend Spiegelworld Empire as his present. Now, I’m the one wondering what the heck to wear?

The Promo: “Headlined by some of the sexiest, most daring artists ever to perform in Australia, Empire smashes through the borders of comedy, circus, variety and burlesque. Empire is a weekend-long party, squeezed into 90 minutes and onto a 3-metre diameter stage. And it’s all presented in the Spiegelworld carnival atmosphere with its beautifully historic Spiegeltent, speakeasy bar and other curiosities.”

Cabaret and Burlesque

Spiegelworld Empire

Okay, looks like I need to skip any reference to Elvira, leave polka dots and big hats at home and definitely NO feathers! Unless I want to be mistaken for one of the performers.

Fanny! From the show Empire

Fanny! From the show Empire

And maybe no green eye-shadow…in fact…note to self…not too much make-up!

Hoola Hoop anyone?

Hoola Hoop anyone?

Oh good, now I know not to wear that nude netting piece with the strategically placed strips of fabric.

Spiegelworld Empire Performer

Spiegelworld Empire Performer

Leave the crystal ball at home.

The Dance

The Dance

I’m thinking the Fashion Mister will be wearing more than a pair of white clam-diggers so I guess the white bustier will have to either be under proper clothing or wait for another day.

Keep your pants on!

Keep your pants on!

I can promise I’ll be wearing more than this guy! Her maxi-skirt has me thinking…

I still don’t know what to wear to the circus, cabaret and burlesque!

Any thoughts? HELP!!!


About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

35 responses to “What to Wear to the Circus, Cabaret and Burlesque?

New research shows that those who leave a comment are 73% more in touch with their inner fashionista than those who don't!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Paris: People, Places and Bling

Theadora's Field Guide to Shopping in Paris

brown paper belle

food + entertaining + garden + travel


Adventures in Bikeable Fashion


learning to be creative in everyday life

Veloria in Velvet

The street is my runway...

Pierotucci Leather Factory Blog

Italian leather bags and more

Being Zhenya

Style and Beauty Blog by Zhenya Hutson

Purse Full of Pennies

Second-hand gems, charity shop finds and venerable vintage

Travel Treks and Quests

Travel, Quests, and Adventures off the Beaten Path

Buttons and Birdcages

A vintage style and world travel blog

The Modern Mother's Holy Grail

How to fake a perfect life


Luxury Life, Travel & Style

the hearty serving

local. (mostly) organic. delicious.

We Heart Vintage

Everything fabulous in fashion and photography from the 20s through to the 70s and beyond


“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” ― Yves Saint-Laurent

%d bloggers like this: