This is one of my favorite books I've ever been given, It was a Christmas present last year and I love it!! I'll let you in on a little not-so-secret, If I could be anything in the world, I would want to be a Burlesque dancer. I love everything about it! The clothes and poses, the dancing and 50's inspiration. Okay I would never have the guts to take my clothes off but I like the idea of being that sexy haha! So of course this book appealed to me big time. Dita Von Teese is just brilliant, and this book has everything, from how to wear your makeup and what must-have clothes to own, to how to put on your own burlesque show and things like that. I haven't read it all yet, but I like to just flip through and read bits every now and again and look at all the pretty pictures.
It's actually a double book and if you flip it over, the other side is a Fetish book. I'm not really into Fetish at all, its scary and when I look at the pictures on this side of the book I feel a little queezy and claustrophobic. So this side is less read or looked at but it is interesting to read about and she does make it totally 'user' friendly and unimposing. And the pictures, if a little out of my comfort zone, are not as crazy as you'd thing. (I am kinda loving that lady bird dress, maybe made out of fabric instead of plastic though)