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Michelle L’Amour

Burlesque Star

Here she is boys! Here she is world! The fiery burlesque queen Michelle L’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. It’s Valentine’s Day, so a little flirting and subverting feels oh so right. “The Most Naked Woman” dishes on burlesque inspirations and teaching women how to embrace femininity. Did we mention her delightful derriere is behind the viral video “Butthoven”? You can also learn to bump and grind at Michelle’s Studio L’Amour in the West loop. And when the provocateur isn’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.


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Glossed & Found Michelle L'Amour Video Spotlight

We love Michelle L’Amour’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.

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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. BOROUGH BAG IN BAR STRIPE LEATHER, $658, AT COACH // 5. SABRINA PLATFORM, $945, BY CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA // 6. 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.

PHOTOS: Kaylin Idora