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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Awesome Autumn Burlesque Fashion show

A bevy of burlesque Beauties will say ‘knickers to thyroid disease’ this autumn in Leeds, at a charity fashion show in aid of the organization Thyroid-Disease.Org.Uk

The Awesome Autumn Burlesque Fashion Show will be held on Sunday the 5th October from 7pm until midnight, in the fashionable Victoria Quarter in the heart of the Leeds during Leeds Shopping Week.

Organized by Dalia Hawley of, who runs burlesque classes and corporate burlesque events in Leeds, and Dawn Wood of design company Ages Of Elegance who was the UK Urban fashion Awards featured Lingerie Designer at their show in London in 2007, and has made clothing for a wide variety of clients such as the Royal Armories, Bjork and the Norwegian MOD.

Burlesque and thyroid disease may not seem to be an obvious mix but the illness which affects 1 in 4 of the population, mainly women, causing hair loss, both on head, face and body, extreme weight gain or loss, changes in skin texture, depression, infertility, as well as conditions such as thyroid cancer, can lead to lack of self esteem, sociophobia etc and the two hope to use burlesque with its celebration of the female form to help bring back the body confidence of many patients.

As well as showing clothing from Ages of Elegance and other Leeds designers the show will feature performances from some of the area’s leading burlesque dancers and alternative entertainers such as Ruby Corset, currently wowing folks in Edinburgh, for a fun packed evening. The event is hosted by Liz Green of BBC Radio Leeds. Models include luscious lovelies Anna Fur Laxis, the Dagger Dames (pictured)and the Boneshakers, Ivy Wilde and many more, with fabulous raffle prizes to be had as well.

Tickets are £8 for concessions, £10 ordinary and £15 for VIP available from various outlets in Leeds. For more information see the website at

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