Michelle L’AmourBurlesque Star
Here she is boys! Here she is world! The fiery burlesque queen Michelle Lâ€™Amour knows how to work an audience with a boa and pair of gloves. The showstopper is among the best in the biz and has teased from Sao Paolo to Zurich. Itâ€™s Valentineâ€™s Day, so a little flirting and subverting feels oh so right. â€œThe Most Naked Womanâ€ dishes on burlesque inspirations and teaching women how to embrace femininity. Did we mention her delightful derriere is behind the viral video â€œButthovenâ€? You can also learn to bump and grind at Michelleâ€™s Studio Lâ€™Amour in the West loop. And when the provocateur isnâ€™t teaching, she is performing with her Follies-inspired group of 15 sultry women, the Chicago Starlets. And bonus! You can catch Michelle’s tease this Valentine’s Day in her Big Sexy Show.
Michelle guides G&F co-host Candis Hickman through some titillating hip rolls and shimmy shakes. Watch the G&F interview and get inspired to bring out your inner starlet.
We love Michelle Lâ€™Amourâ€™s Gypsy Rose Lee milieu and saucy style. So you think you can bump & grind with the best of them? Not so fast, hot stuff. Before you walk the walk, you gotta look the part.
The G&F editors takes one of Michelle’s icons, Miss Gypsy Rose Lee, the grande dame of the burlesque stage, and chart out a few of our favorite things to snag this look. Leave your gimmicks at home, girls, the Gypsy Rose Lee look is iconic style and big, bold personality.
Get The Look: 1. MINT IVY STUDS, $18, BY T&J DESIGNS // 2. MICHELLE L’AMOUR, $30, BY RED BURLESQUE // 3.STAR MIDI RING, $10, AT TOPSHOP // 4.Â BOROUGH BAG IN BAR STRIPE LEATHER, $658, AT COACH // 5. SABRINA PLATFORM, $945, BY CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA // 6.Â SATIN BODY SUIT, $60, AT TOPSHOP // 7. DZING!, $145, BY ARTISAN PARFUMER AT OLFACTIF // 8. ALUMINUM ENAMEL BOX, $24.99, BY NATE BERKUS AT TARGET // 9. EVA BED JACKET, $98, BY FREE PEOPLE // 10. PARIS SKYLINE TIGHTS, $14.82, AT ASOS
Catch Michelle in action this Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th in Big Sexy Show at City Winery. For more information on the show (& Michelle!), visit MichelleLamour.com. And wanna do a little tease yourself? Visit StudioLamour.com for classes and workshops.