Elegantly Pastied – a brief history of striptease and the emergence of the nipple pastie!


This is a great piece on the history of Pasties-read it!

Lipstick, Powder and Paint

Here’s a little guest blog I wrote fro lingerie brand Playful Promises recently 🙂

mirandaPasties, and their whimsical cousin the nipple tassel, are the decorative body accessory du jour. Usually associated with burlesque performers, they’ve recently been spotted on the likes of Miley Cyrus, Rhianna and Nicki Minaj, marking an explosion in their popularity since they were originally brought back into mainstream consciousness by likes of the lovely Dita Von Teese in the 90’s. But don’t be fooled – they’ve been around a lot longer than that, and have a history intertwined with  art, censorship, moral outrage and cultural paradigm shifts…read on to discover more about the history of the humble pastie.

Most people with an interest in cabaret history will know that burlesque wasn’t always about the art of striptease – in fact its roots are more in a British music hall tradition of comedy, satire and song. …

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