Welcome to the home of bespoke burlesque and vintage-style glamour

As seen onstage at Miss Exotic World 2009, the cabarets of Berlin, Italian television, The British press (Aspire Magazine, The Independent, Bizarre and more) and featured on Cut Out + Keep

Tired of bland, mass-produced fashion? Looking for an ethical alternative to the High Street? Welcome to the magical kingdom of Queen Bea. We are all about accessible design, vintage glamour and the use of reclaimed materials to create truly individual designs. 

We specialise in the creation of bespoke designs to suit you. Whether it is a handbag to match your favourite dress, a cocktail hat for an upcoming wedding or something spectacular to wear onstage, we can fulfill the most glamourous of fashion fantasies. 

Please feel free to contact us with questions, comments, and commissions. From the simple to the truly spectacular, we are happy to discuss your ideas, provide an estimate in advance and work with you closely throughout the commission process to ensure you are truly thrilled with the results. 

The Bea is back!

Posted on August 27, '13 by Julie Dawson.

We've had a bit of a break to develop our skills and play at being a romantic heroine, but we're back to our studios now and the shop has re-opened. 

We're having a bit of a revamp and will be focusing more on commissions and custom orders, but will be gradually adding a few ready-to-wear pieces. Expect them to be more glamourous, more striking, more eyecatching than ever before. 

Our prices will still be an honest reflection of the work that goes into each piece which means they may cost more than some mass-produced high street fashion, but will be considerably less than you'd expect for a one-of-a-kind designer piece. Please do get in touch for estimates, we are happy to turn our crafty little hands to anything from the simplest of requests to the most extravagant designs. 

Queen Bea is a Crafty Superstar!

Posted on March 25, '10 by Julie Dawson.

Check out one of our favourite craft websites, Cut Out and Keep . This week Queen Bea is featured as a Crafty Superstar, which means you can learn a bit more about the lady behind the name and swipe some of our favourite crafty projects, including a burlesque diva accessory set!

Queen Bea goes to Vegas...sort of

Posted on May 15, '09 by Julie Dawson.

We are thrilled to announce that one of our favourite new performers, the stunning Miss Dinah Might, will be appearing this year at the world’s biggest burlesque competition, Miss Exotic World, to be held in Las Vegas in June 2009. Needless to say we are rooting for her all the way. You can check out her fabulous Glamour Puss routine here – look out for her custom-made Queen Bea tassels too!

Dr. Sketchy's & Queen Bea

Posted on August 08, '07 by Julie Dawson.

It’s the most exciting time of year here in Edinburgh and as festival fever descends and the streets are thronged with the bawdy, the beautiful, and the just plain bad. We are year-round fans of Dr. Sketchy’s Burlesque Art Salon and enjoying regular visits throughout this month to watch and draw some of the Fringe’s most glamourous performers. If you’re in Edinburgh during August, Dr. Sketchy’s takes place at the Green Room on Guthrie Street from 2-3pm daily (except Mondays) and is well worth a visit. Be sure to pop into the bar afterwards to view (and purchase from) Queen Bea’s burlesque range of hair pieces and necklets, designed exclusively for Dr. Sketchy’s.

Civil Partnership Wedding Show

Posted on June 11, '07 by Julie Dawson.

We are proud to be exhibiting at Scotland’s first ever Civil Partnership Wedding Show, organised by Dreams Above event management on Sunday 21st October at Tiger Tiger – The Glasshouse in Glasgow. Look out for our stall with examples of the wide range of co-ordinating accessories which can be created especially for your ceremony, from bags, jewellery and hair ornaments to bowties, buttonholes and ring cushions. If there are items you are especially interested in seeing, please contact us in advance and we will endeavour to include samples in our show stock.

How to Get a Free Handbag

Posted on March 13, '07 by Julie Dawson.

We are offering a new service in Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Host your own Queen Bea party and you can have your choice from our current range. Please see our party page for more details.

Long live the Queen

Posted on July 03, '06 by Julie Dawson.

We’re open for business!