Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret
If you want to learn burlesque, this is the only place to start. As well as being our favourite models, Gypsy Charms and Viva Misadventure are two of the UK’s most well-respected burlesque performers and the most knowledgeable and inspiring teachers in the universe.
Oldest suriving music hall in the UK (possibly the world) and site of our latest shoot, there’s no place quite like the Panopticon. It was love at first site the moment we laid eyes on this grand old lady, please visit the website and support this rare piece of entertainment history. Judith Bowers’ book on the Panopticon is also highly recommended reading.
The Misfortunes of Virtue
Belfast’s newest and best burlesque night, it was our pleasure to sponsor the first of what we hope will be many future nights from this top class event.
Our favourite pin-up photographer. Check out his stunning shots of the beautiful Envy Greene modelling our designs elsewhere on this site.
We are thrilled and privileged to have designed tassels for Dinah’s fan dance and Glamour Puss routines. This fast-rising starlet is definitely one to watch!
Miss Gilda Lily is one of our favourite burlesquers. We’ve already seen quite a lot of her (ooh er!) but plan to be seeing even more as she is simply one of the most exciting performers we have laid eyes on. Funny, slinky and sexy, we are proud to work with her.
This hair artist does the most amazing work, even with our own unmanageable locks. If you are lucky enough to be in Belfast, hasten to her forthwith for she is nothing short of a miracle worker!
Suzanne Smith Designs
Suzanne is one of our favourite designers here at Queen Bea. Her jewellery uses diverse materials from leather and felt to lace and silver. Her general range is a great combination of quirky and wearable, and she does a beautiful line in textile cakes and chocolates that look good enough to eat!
Really fun, wearable felt designs at affordable prices. Love, love, love this designer.
Artists, friends and inspiration:
Photographer, sculptor, and all around Renaissance Man Fergus Ray Murray was kind enough to spend an afternoon shooting our burlesque beauties. What a selfless man!
We treasure our occasional forays into Carmenland and adore the furry little monsters that sometimes follow us home (we didn’t feed them, honest!!!)
Ben does printmaking, bookbinding and origami. You can buy his first book, Creating Books & Boxes: Fun and Unique Approaches to Handmade Structures on Amazon. Queen Bea loves Ben.
Dragonfly Cocktail Bar
Beautiful bar serving the most decadently delicious cocktails imaginable, and staff so cool they never batted an eye at the antics of the naughty showgirls at our recent shoot. We love this place, and so should you.