Oct 30, 2014

Finally the 2015 Nurse Bettie Burlesque Calendar!

After months of planning and working the 2015 Nurse Bettie Burlesque Calendar is finally available for purchase online! I am so proud of all twelve performers who brought their A-game to every shoot, and it seemed like every time we had a shoot it was raining cats and dogs. I am beyond happy with the final photos that Lucy La Riot took at her studio. I had a lot of fun concept-ing the theme for each month with Lucy as we didn't want to re-do all the usual themes you see in most calendars. For instance, instead of doing yet another heart-shaped cutesy-cute for Valentine's Day in February, I wanted to bring an element of Chinese New Year (Thursday, February 19, 2015). For July, I wanted to feature Bettina May who is the first person to receive a US Green Card based on her burlesque career. It doesn't get more American than her story. We are New York City after all and there's a whole lot of diversity here and that is what makes this calendar different. Although I really enjoyed styling everyone's shoot from costuming options to poses, it was EXHAUSTING! I have a deeper appreciation for stylists who work on photo shoots now. By the end of that first weekend when we shot back to back for 8 hours straight, I slept for 12 hours the next day.
On sale now: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/824604?__r=542086
To see a preview of all the months inside, just click the link above! 

The calendars measure 8x8 square and have 28 pages. They are saddle-stitched and are packaged with cardboard to prevent bending or folding. We are selling them through the printer's site at MagCloud, who I really enjoyed working with the last few months.

The calendar makes for a great birthday or holiday gift. And they are collectible! I have a feeling I will be making a new calendar every year from now on!

Hope you enjoy these cheeky beauties as much as I did creating the calendar. Bring them home with you all year round!

Oct 18, 2014

Photos by Angela McConnell from The 12th Annual New York Burlesque Festival

Check out more of Angela's work at her portfolio site - here