Sapphira Meets Dita Von Teese

It was delightful to re-connect with the Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese on her recent visit to Australia to launch her latest lingerie line, Von Follies. She signed the Sapphira’s Showgirls 2014 Calendar 

Dita was pivotal as a source of inspiration. We first met in 2006 at CoCo De Mer in London when I had but one costume had a dream of the stage.

Sapphira Dita Von Teese 2013 MyerSapphira Burlsque 2014 Calendar

I was able to present Dita with the Sapphira’s Showgirls 2014 Calendar which acknowledges her work in the credits and we also looked at a major article in Australian Women’s Weekly (Australia’s biggest-selling monthly magazine) in which we were both published. The article How I Got My Groove Back was written by a senior writer at Women’s Weekly, Shimmy La Bon Bon aka Susan Horsburgh, a Sapphira’s Showgirls student who indeed found the experience of our classes and performing a confidence enhancing escapade!