Links

Burlesque:

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.

Britannia Panopticon
Oldest suriving music hall in the UK (possibly the world) and site of many of our favourite shots, 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.

Terence Mendoza

Our favourite pin-up photographer. Check out his stunning shots of the beautiful Envy Greene modelling our designs elsewhere on this site.

Dinah Might
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!

 

Accessories:

Miss Dixiebelle

Edinburgh's award-winning boutique for all things burlesque, vintage, and fabulous and our exclusive stockist.

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!

Lynsey Walters

Really fun, wearable felt designs at affordable prices. Love, love, love this designer.

 

Artists, friends and inspiration:

slowlight
Thanks to the ridiculously talented photographer Katie Cooke for turning the camera on Queen Bea to provide the stunning portrait shown here.

0olong
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!

Carmenland
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 Rinehart

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.