The Pastie Project was created by burlesque performer and costume designer Rosey La Rouge. Rosey is passionate about preserving burlesque costume history, and is working with her husband, photographer Ben Trivett, to create a photo archive of pasties, both vintage and cutting edge. Our goal is to publish a book on the history of pastie construction, and to represent as many varieties and types that have existed throughout burlesque history!
Rosey La Rouge is based in New York City, and has been on the burlesque scene for 9 years, performing from coast to coast. She is a professional costume designer and makeup artist with a Masters degree in Costume Design from Boston University. She is currently interviewing burlesque legends about their costumes for Burlesque Beat, and she is writing a scholarly monograph on the entire history of burlesque costume for Routledge/Taylor and Francis under her muggle name, Coleen Scott.