Continuing with my costume series I want to introduce you to someone who I am huge fan of. This lady is both a burlesque performer and costumier with garments made for some huge names you will recognise. When I think of her, I think rhinestones, glamour, class and feathers! Glaswegian born Beau Rocks is reminiscent of a Vargas pin-up girl with cute sass, flirty smile and unmistakably naughty sparkle in her eye. Her stage personal combines glamour with a heart-warming pinch of girl next door calamity. Beau is a well-established performer headlining shows both in the UK and internationally. Beau has been voted in the top 10 UK burlesque performers over the last few years and continues to delight audiences with her effervescently raunchy style and onstage presence.
Beau is a renowned costumier and has been making burlesque costumes and accessories since 2006. Having obtained a bachelor’s degree in fashion she is able to design, draft, fit and make all sorts of magical sparkly things. This is perfectly displayed with her craftsmanship of her own costumes.
I have interviewed Beau all about her costume business below!
|Beau Rocks - Photo Ayesha Hussain|
|Madonna Corset Didi DerrierePhoto V's Anchor Studio|
I have always had a strong interest in sewing and fashion. My mum what a seamstress when I was very young and she would spend hours making me and my brothers cute little outfits, I was fascinated that she could make me dresses exactly how I wanted, things that no one else could have. I guess I wanted to be like her - so she got me my first sewing machine when I was seven. Fast forward a good few years and I graduated with an honours degree in Fashion Design and textiles.
|Jo Folley Photo Suelan Allison|
Every day is a new day. Every project is its own beast. I never get to use a pattern more than once and the problems you run into are never the same twice! I try to make everything I do for people as original as possible, which normally involved doing something for the first time every day!! If someone contacts me with a request that I feel someone else could do better job of I am always happy to pass them over to another creative.
|Lady May Den-Voyage|
Photo David Kerr
|Bettsie Bon Bon|
Photo Ayesha Hussain
|Betsy Rose - Photo from Beau Rocks|
I would like to thank Beau Rocks for her time with this interview. For more on Beau Rocks check out her website and Etsy store. Stay tuned for more coming soon!