Friday, December 23, 2011

We just received our new shipment of Bernie Dexter pinup- inspired lingerie! In addition to our classic "Tigress" high- waisted girdle panty and bullet bra favorites, we've added a few of these gems to the mix!

Pepper Pleated Trim Garter Skirt

Sweet Tease High Waisted Garter Belt

Cherries Jubilee Bullet Bra and Panty

Crinoline skirts!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

As many of you already know, we are crazy for tights over here, and now that temperatures are dipping down into wintery territory, what better time to build up your collection of "stem covers?"

Shimmy-shimmy burly-q! These pantyhose move and shake- the perfect gift for the go-go girl in your life!

Love these stocking/garter illusion hose! It's like you went through all that trouble, but you didn't!
And leopard goes with everything.

We also carry fence-net, diamond-net and fishnet stockings, Cuban-heeled seemed stockings and solid, opaque tights!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This past Sunday, we shook off our holiday sweaters and slipped into something a little less comfortable to create a tableaux at Vintage Vivant's Forbidden Vices party. Charm School Vintage and Black Swan Theory curated the silky and salacious wardrobe, while yours truly designed some wigs befitting the denizens of a 1920s opium lair...

Some photos before we left the shop
Drea looking like a dream in our own Bernie Dexter lingerie!

A butterflied Blakesley

Miss Fiona taking nips off her flask...

Shari, of Charm School, fitting right in with the rest of the models

Erin made these tassled garters! I may need to carry these in the shop, no?
Shelley, of ATX Streetstyle blog, leggy as all get out
Jordan, reminds me of a gothic Snow White here...

Et moi, in the wig that I wish was my natural hair!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

12 Beautiful Monsters! Video!

Seeing the video is never a good substitute for seeing the show in person, but this edit captures a good part of it! Thanks to Adrian Tapia, of Concious Observer, for putting it together. And thank you to all the performers, designers, and makeup artists who made this show the best one yet!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

12 Beautiful Monsters! Portraits from our last show by Jeremiah Newton.

The Bride
Dancer: Mari Akita
Costume: Sacred Heart Rubber
Makeup: Johanna Esper

The Mummy
Dancer: Lilith Black
Designer: Jessica Kitty Buick
Makeup: AnnaLani

The Devil
Dancer: Shari Gerstenberger
Costume: CurryBeth
Makeup: Johanna Esper

Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon
Dancer: Ruby Lamb
Costume: Lovecraft Vintage
Makeup: Ashley Hancock

The Basilisk
Dancer: Amae
Styled by: Amae and Allyson
Makeup: AnnaLani

Photo by Kate Marie Hellenbeck

The Succubus
Dancer: Coco Lectric
Designer: Katinka Pinka
Makeup: AnnaLani

The Sea Witch
Performed by Mistress Stephanie
Designer: Chia
Makeup: Sassy Miss Waxy

The Spider Queen
Dancer: Sara Stark
Designers: Black Swan Theory
Makeup: Johanna Esper

The Twins
Dancers: two left feet
Designer: Kramp Kouture
Makeup: Ashley Hancock

The Grim Reaper
Dancer: Ruby Joule
Lingerie: Megan Summerville
Jewels, Cape, Styling: Allyson Garro, Hallie Martin

The Weird Sisters
Dancers: Ellen Stader, Debra McAdoo, Jennifer Sherburn
Makeup: Sassy Miss Waxy
Designer: Allyson Garro

The Vampire Queen
Dancer: Drea DiPrete
Designer: Tina Sparkles
Makeup: Ashley Hancock

***All Wigs by Coco Coquette***
More full-length show photos to follow!

Wigs on display and available for purchase at Coco Coquette!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

In our third Dancer/ Designer/ Wig spectacular, we bring you 12 Monsters- both iconic and mystical! Please join us on Tuesday, Oct 25th for "Beautiful Monsters!" What else are you doing on a Tuesday night?

Tina Sparkles
Sacred Heart Rubber
Lovecraft Vintage
Megan Summerville
Katinka Pinka
Black Swan Theory
Jessica Kitty Buick
Kramp Kouture
Raine Willcox
The Fringe Society

Performances by members of:
Sugarfoot Hustlers
The Jigglewatts
two left feet
Apophenia Bellydance
Mistress Stephanie
and more!

Hosted by New Orleans' own infamous Chris Lane!

Doors open at 8pm
Show at 9pm

Tickets available at door:
$8 Wigged
$12 Wigless

There will be some seating available, first come first seated.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day of the Dead is being celebrated early this year! Saturday, Oct 22, Viva la Vida Fest gives reason to paint your face and remember those who have passed, while relishing the life we still live...

I gave a "Sugar Skull" makeup tutorial, which can be viewed on Austin 360. All of these products can be purchased at the shop and are incredibly user- friendly!

To see more about the festivities planned for this Saturday, check out the Mexic-Arte Museum website!

See you there!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What a day for Maison d'Etoile! 3 wins in the Critic's Picks for the "Best of Austin" edition. And nothing makes me happier than to see these two ladies on the cover! If you still haven't been to Vintage Vivant, which happens the last Sunday of every month, what are you waiting for??

Johanna Esper and Charlotte Belle, of Salon d'Etoile, won "Most Stylish, Unpretentious Salon"

Charm School Vintage won "Best Refined and Recycled"

And best "Wig-Out" went to Yours Truly!

Now, who's got the bubbly?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dreaming in Color

If you missed "Dreaming in Color," Coco Coquette's trip down early 90s Club Kid memory lane, here's a pictorial recap!

The show was funded by vitaminwater, and was to be a designer contest for the best flavor- inspired outfit. I teamed up with Big Green House, Sarah K. Wolf, Tolly Moseley and Mouthfeel ATX to create the most eye-popping show vitaminwater had ever seen! This was also a benefit for AIDS Services of Austin, which made it even that much more cool...

The show opened with Jenny Woys' of Champagne Derelicts look on Miss Drea DiPrete

Bithiah Bland of Eatyour Heartout designed this Purple Haze piece for Brady-Juice Faucett

Sassy Delure designed AND performed. The boundless talents of this lady never cease to amaze!

Amelia Raley created this Victorian- inspired caged bird ensemble, modeled flawlessly by Drew Johnson

Billy Beast and Aaron Flynn had the most inspired look, manifesting the AIDS virus through fabric manipulation, while Mari Akita interpreted this infection in her riveting movement!
Amanda Martinez designed a darling bandita costume, inspired by Willie Nelson's "Blue Skies", and was danced by our own Shari Gerstenberger of Charm School Vintage!

Another designer/ dancer; Sarah Stark wowed the audience with her Gold Digger booty bounce and mega bling!

Angeliska Polacheck had the winning look, however, with her girlie dream fantastical pink unicorn costume. Sarah Marsh, of Brass Ovaries, stole the show with her gravity- defying pole tricks!

Sarah K Wolf wearing one of our wigs....

Me and Shari embracing our inner club kids...
These custom wigs and more are on display and for sale at Coco Coquette right now... Halloween is just around the corner- what are you waiting for?

Photo Credits: All portraits by Jeremiah Newton. All full length photos by John Leach