The Costumes of Burlesque Book: Coming Soon! Pre-Order NOW!

You read it here first!  Coleen’s new book The Costumes of Burlesque:1866-2018 is currently in production with the publishers Routledge, Taylor and Francis, and will be out in June of 2019.  Presale links below!  If you are a book store, museum or college that would be interested in hosting a book-signing event, please get in touch, or contact CRC Press!

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Model: Cheeky Lane/ Image: Ben Trivett

About the book:

The Costumes of Burlesque 1866-2018 presents the history and development of this American art form by documenting the origins, influencers and genuine articles that created its aesthetic. Showcases of legendary performers including Lydia Thompson, Gypsy Rose Lee, Sally Rand, Bettie Page, Kitten Natividad, and Dita Von Teese demonstrate costume styles through the 150 years of burlesque’s history. Detailed costume documentation of more than a dozen ensembles is combined with dynamic interviews featuring significant burlesque costume designers like Catherine D’Lish and Garo Sparo. The lush imagery and comprehensive text will give the reader a clear view of how burlesque costume looked and why as it describes the influence of circus, ballet vaudeville, obscenity regulations, Hollywood, the feminist movement, the adult film industry and more. Whereas most burlesque histories stop after its final heyday in the 1950s and early 1960s, this book is the only one of its kind, inclusively documenting burlesque costume from its birth in the 1860’s through the global burlesque movement in 2018.”

Pre-order on Amazon

Pre-order on AmazonUK

Pre-order on Barnes and Noble

Pre-order direct from the publisher, Routledge

The Pastie Project Presents: Pastie History! December 28, 7pm!

Looking for something fun to do between Christmas and New Years? Missed The Pastie Project lecture the last time around? Come on over to The Kraine Theater on Thursday, December 28 at 7 and learn about pastie history. Books for sale and signing $45! Click this link for tickets, or buy at the door!

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Pastie Project BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

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Happy Black Friday!  In the spirit of the holiday shopping season, The Pastie Project is selling a LIMITED number of books at $20 off the cover price through the weekend or until supplies run out!

That’s $45 plus $5 shipping!

Pick up a copy for that special person who has been wanting a copy, or get one for yourself!

This sale is first come, first serve.  Email us at thepastieproject@gmail.com for payment details and to reserve your copy.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

The Pastie Project Update!

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Hello!  Since the book release in June, The Pastie Project has had some exciting opportunities come up, and we want to share them with you!

First, thanks to everyone who follows our Instagram @thepastieproject!  We are nearly at 3,000 and growing every day!  Please follow us and tell your friends about the Pasties of the Day!

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Second, we are very excited to announce that Rosey La Rouge will be presenting Pastie History at this year’s Burlycon X in November!  See her on Friday morning, and don’t forget to catch her in the library signing copies of The Pastie Project!

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Next, it’s about that time to start thinking about holiday gifts, and The Pastie Project is the perfect present for your burlesque enthusiast friends!  Order your copy here!

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Finally, check out Velvet O’Claire’s most recent interview with us for her podcast Burlesque Stripped Down!

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And in the coming weeks, stay tuned for upcoming Pastie Project news and projects, including our exclusive interview with Bella La Blanc of Bella’s Tchotchkis!

Book Launch Party!

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Rosey and Peter Aguero at The Pastie Project book launch party! Photo by Ben Trivett

We wanted to send a huge thank you out to everyone who was able to make it to The Pastie Project book launch party recently.  It is such a pleasure to share this book with you, and we are grateful for your support.  This party was for all those who contributed to the making of this book, and without whom, there would BE no book!  To our little book design and production team: Ben, Tiny and Liz- it couldn’t have happened without you.

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Party guests! Photo by Aphrodites Rose

Thanks to Peter Aguero for being an excellent party host, and my favorite interviewer.

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Peter and Rosey: The Interview. Photo by Aphrodites Rose

To Cheeky Cheetah of Glorious Pasties, thank you for letting us use your pastie on our logo, and what a pleasure it was to have you at the party vending your beautiful work.

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Cheeky chats with Dame Cuchifrita while setting up her beautiful pasties. Photo by Ben Trivett
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Glorious Pasties! Photo by Aphrodites Rose

To Miranti from The Joy of Feasting, who really outdid herself, designing the beautiful tower and bejewelled macarons for the event- THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Dessert tower by Dame aka Miranti @thejoyoffeasting on Instagram. Photo by Ben Trivett
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Pastie macarons! Photo by Ben Trivett

And, finally, thanks to the Berg’n, for providing a beautiful space, wonderful apps from Lumpia Shack, and a gracious and supportive staff!

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Thanks Jen (from the Berg’n) for picking up a copy! Photo by Ben Trivett

You can get your own copy of the book right here on thepastieproject.org, and if you want to keep up with our #pastiesoftheday follow us on Instagram @thepastieproject!

xo,

Rosey La Rouge aka Coleen Scott

 

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY 6/28!

Come one, come all, to our BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!  Wednesday, June 28, 7-10PM at The Berg’n in Brooklyn!

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It’s HERE! The Pastie Project Book was successfully funded by a Kickstarter campaign in March of 2017, and we hope you can make it to our book launch party to pick up a copy of own, or bring yours by to be signed by the author, Rosey La Rouge!

This is a FREE open-house style event, with snacks from Lumpia Shack, drink service, and special treats.

The Pastie Project books are available for purchase at the party for $45, which is a $20 discount off the cover price. Proceeds will go to The Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Challenge for next year. We will have other Pastie Project merch for purchase as well, including stickers, Pastie Timeline prints, and Pastie Project playing cards!

Aaaaaaand! In case you need some amazing sparkly pasties all your own, Cheeky Cheetah of Glorious Pasties will be there vending her gorgeous GLORIOUS wares!

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We would love to see your smiling faces out to support this labor of love and Rosey’s personal gift to the burlesque community. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this project happen! Come celebrate the book that celebrates burlesque costume history!

It is Official! We are part of the BHOF Finishing School!

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We could not be more honored and excited to present Pastie History at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender!  Thank you to Jo Weldon and BurlyCon for asking The Pastie Project to participate this year.  Tickets are just $10, and proceeds go to The Burlesque Hall of Fame!  Here is a link to info and tickets!  All Community presentations on Thursday, June 1 are held in Bienneville Salon J, and you can get a discounted pass to attend all four!  Pastie History is from 3:30-4:30!  Can’t wait to see you there!

Here’s a blurb about the presentation:

“This presentation is all about pasties! How has the construction of pasties changed over time, and how have they evolved in the neo-burlesque movement? If you want to know more about the history of the pastie and why the smallest costume pieces in burlesque are some of the most significant, come listen to Rosey La Rouge, author of The Pastie Project, discuss all of the above. You’ll see beautiful examples of historic and modern pasties from around the world, all part of The Pastie Project photo archive. Bring a notebook and writing implement if you wish, we’ll be covering a lot of info, and you may want to jot it down. There will be time for Q&A at the end of this presentation. Get an up-close view of pasties inside and out, and get inspired!”

Follow The Pastie Project on Facebook!

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Well, we finally got it together to get a Facebook page for The Pastie Project.  We’ll still be doing #pastiesoftheday every day, but we’ll be moving our daily posts over here by June!  Follow to get your daily Facebook dose of pasties!

Legendary Costumes: Camille 2000

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Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender 2016.  Photo by Ben Trivett

We had the pleasure of interviewing Camille 2000, Cosmic Queen of Burlesque, and super badass legend, for Burlesque Beat as part of the Legendary Costumes interview series.  Check our Camille’s interview HERE!

21st Century Burlesque Features The Pastie Project!

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A huge thanks to the most respected burlesque site and publication, 21st Century Burlesque, for the feature in March!  We appreciate the support, and look forward to sharing the book with everyone, for sale online in June! Read the article HERE!