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CONTENTS FEATURES Brang’ On The Burlesque 8 .................................

Harlow Lose 12

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Beggars 14

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Stephanie Purnell 16

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Sivene Delynn 18

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Pin-Up Pit Stop 19

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Reece Carnley 20

On The Cover Natalie Hawkins

Photo: Michael Mac Das Digital Asylum MUAH: Kelly Hardwick

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PUBLISHER Jimmy Murray EDITOR Mario Trejo CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Chelsea Whiting, MissVHaven CREATIVE DIRECTOR Mario Trejo STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS Puc ADVERTISING SALES Jimmy Murray, Natalie Larson DISTRIBUTION Ismael Garza

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FEATURE

BRANG’ ON THE

BURLESQUE Written by MissVhaven

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t’s an exciting time in Houston for burlesque. For years we’ve had a love/ hate relationship with the art form and dance companies just couldn’t survive with a town as fickle as the Space City. It seems the stars have aligned and now Houstonians are finally taking note of the art of the tease and ready to be swept up in a world-wind of feathers, sparkles, glitz and glamour. Burlesque has been around since the 1800’s and the art form began as theatrical entertainment often drenched with satire and revolving around politics and the divide of social classes. The striptease was in-

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troduced in the 1920’s and burlesque was never the same. Dancers such as Gypsy Rose Lee, Lilli St Cyr and Evangeline the Oyster Girl emerged in the Forties and mesmerized audiences with elaborate costumes and onstage presence. Contrary to popular belief, burlesque was not only about stripping. A full night’s entertainment might include several elaborate musical numbers, comedic acts and theatrical elements. The striptease, however, was the primary and most titillating lure. Burlesque is experiencing a revival of sorts in the mainstream world and its appeal has grown to so

much more than a beautiful performance; it’s empowerment. It is not uncommon to find more women than men at a burlesque show eagerly applauding and cat-calling the alluring performers. The style of dance represents a new kind of feminism that embraces differences and celebrates sisterhood based on acceptance of self. Brazen performers that come in all sizes, backgrounds and technical ability sashay their curves on stage and catch the showgoer off-guard with their premeditated flaunt. Ready to be entertained? Be sure to check out these local performers and shows that are ready to bump in

grind their ways right into your heart. Houston Burlesque Revue A trip to Sin City served as inspiration for Houston Burlesque Review founders and sisters, Lady Jae & St. Stella. As daughters of a dance teacher, the girls grew up around a dance studio and were no strangers to the world of professional dance as technically trained dancers. They decided it was time to do something big with their dancing that wasn’t for the faint of heart and wanted to incorporate their admiration for pinup art and Old Hollywood into their performances. With the addition of


Ruby Revue performs at HOB. Photo: Jarrod Fresquez

Houston Burlesque Revue

Dem Damn Dames Photo: Ed Schipul

Roo La La, a trained tap dancer the troupe performs at private events and recently at the Texas Tease night of the 4th Annual Dallas Burlesque Festival in a shimmering cabaret style rendition of Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Rounding out the cast now, HBR has recently added, Lauren Miller, vocalist and performer Sera Curran to showcase their love of the stage by aiming to please audiences with their sultry coquettish style. Keeping the traditions of the art of tease are high on the list of these hometown girls and they work to incorporate live music and raw emo-

tion into each one of their shows. “Because there are so many different types of people in this city we feel like Houston is the perfect place to make a melting pot of burlesque and entertainment for the masses. “Houston’s been mostly known as a strip club kind of city, but interest in the art form is now growing rapidly! With troupes like the Ruby Revue bringing international starts to the stages of Houston and helping open the door for companies like ourselves the community can only grow”, explains Lady Jae. HBR is proud to call Houston home and heat up the stage with regular perfor-

mances at the Bayou Music Hall. www.houstonburlesquerevue.com/ Dem Damn Dames Unapologetically sexy, the Dames innovative style of neo-burlesque is sure to make you look twice or at least blush. You never know what you are going to encounter at a

Dames show, be it a vampire vixen a la True Blood, tantalizing tap dancer or a trio of eerie clown faces that keep the audience in a trance. Members, La La LeRoux, Tifa Tittlywinks. Lady Lush and Sivienne DeLynn create experiences rather than shows that have burlesque at heart with tinges of vaudeville-like ambiContinued on next page

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Ruby Revue Photo: Jarrod Fresquez

Houston Burlesque Revue Photo: hephotobinder.com

Dem Damn Dames ance. The Dames aim to entertain with a full on variety show featuring vocals, choreographed dance acts and comedians. These delectable ladies have performed many local venues and events including Kiki’s Sordid Sideshow, the 5th Annual Houston Fringe Festival, Art Car Ball and their home base The Continental Club. Through fan votes, the troupe sashayed away with the Dusty Summers Award for Burlesque Magic at the 4th

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Annual Dallas Burlesque Festival and the Audience Favorite Award at the Fringe Festival this August. Proud to be part of the burlq boom in Houston they are always ready to perform their raucous style of burlesque! www. damndames.com/ The Ruby Revue These girls definitely know a thing or two about how to dazzle a crowd. Formed in 2006, the Ruby Revue

took on its name after Jack Ruby, the infamous murderer of John F. Kennedy’s alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald and owner of the burlesque club The Carousel from 1960 to 1963. With the desire to unite more of the burlesque community in the Lone Star state, the award winning Ruby Revue created the Dallas Burlesque Festival (DBF) .In 2009 DBF opened to a sold out crowd inside the Historical Texas

Theatre. Now, going on its fifth year, the festival has been featured on national shows such CW’s Eye Opener TV and G4’s Attack of the Show. It continues to draw hundreds each year and features both international stars of burlesque as well as iconic burlesque Legends. They recently produced the Texas TEASE-A-THON and perform monthly at the House of Blues in Houston. www.therubyrevue.com/ TO


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SEXY INK

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HARLOW

ROSE Photos: Rapheal Brown - Digital Icon

Where were you born and raised? Born in Las Cruces, NM but raised in the deep south - Houston, TX (GO TEXANS) where we say “darling” and “honey” when we don’t know your name, and we like our boys greasy just like our food.

then I might just be done. Addicting, what can I say?!

Growing up were there any people that influenced decision on getting a tattoo? The decision no, the tattoos yes. They are each milestones in my life, like bookmarks in a book. I know exactly where and who I was at each step and each session with the needle.

How did you get into modeling? To be honest I won some corny beauty pageant when I was 6, “Miss Peewee Hemisphere.” I think it was all downhill from there. Between my aunts, my mother, and my friends I have had a lot of cheerleaders just helping and encouraging me to model! I have some good friends that are photographers and have needed a muse from time to time, and fortunately some of those opportunities have turned into bigger opportunities – much like this!

What made you decide to take the plunge and get your first one? My best friend told me she wanted to get one at the same time and she was paying! SOLD! I was 18 and young and needed a release and an escape; I suppose that’s where the addiction began. Now to just get full sleeve and a chest piece and a back piece, and

Can we expect to see more from you in the future? Absolutely! I would say, wholeheartedly that I am just beginning. Taking pictures, traveling and meeting new people enrich my life. Besides, I’m not stopping until “veni, vedi, vici.” I, for one, cannot wait to see what the future holds. TO

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Photo: Cindy Carrizales

MUSIC

BEGGARS INC. B

eggars Inc. is making a name for themselves rather quickly in the music scene in Houston. The band has performed at over 50 venues in Texas, most of which were in Houston, in about 6 months since the band got together in April of this year. The band plays an astonishing 6 shows a week. Beggars Inc. started out with A.J. Santana, the vocalist, and Justin Pena met and started jamming together after both the bands they were with just did not work out. In October, Santana and Pena were just an acoustic act, but by April, they were a full fledged rock group armed with an arsenal of unusual cover choices not typically tackled by rock bands. Anthony Pitt, the bassist and Elliot Thirsk, the drummer, round up this rock quartet. Beggars Inc. have covered “Ain’t No Rest” by Cage the Elephant, a mash-up of “TNT” by AC/DC and “Wipeout” by The Surfaris. They’ve covered artists from many different genres of music such as hip-hop, funk, reggae, and rock. Their audience usually responds well to their covers.

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Beggars, Inc even did a cover of the “Hookie Pookie” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” and got everyone to participant to have a good time. “That’s what it’s really all about,” said Santana. “People want to hear songs that they know so that they can interact with us, and have a good time with the band. That’s what creates memories,” said Santana. The band may have a wild collection of cover songs that they pride themselves on the creativity they put into making it their own, but those covers are just a way to get their foot in the door. These boys have original songs that they love to perform as well. “Play he crowd the covers, get them to have a great time with you, and then by the end of it, they are asking for originals,” said Santana. “People are more receptive to originals when they ask for it rather than when you try to push your product on them,” said Santana. The pay isn’t bad for a cover band either. This band has found a way to have a great time playing songs they love in front of an audience that

changes depending on the venue they play, and usually the audience gives the band a great response. They have found a way to get the audience to want to hear originals instead of playing a bunch of songs that no one knows or cares to know. “What makes us stand apart from other cover bands in Houston is that we play current music instead of just ‘90’s rock. We take risks, “ said Santana. Some of the more risker yet current songs the band has chosen to cover are “Too Close” by Alex Clare and “Still” by AWOLnation. These songs are big songs for 2012, and not the typical cover choices for a rock band based in Houston. Beggars Inc. and their ballsy and creative cover choices alongside their dedication to play 6 shows a week is what has made them one of Houston’s fastest-growing music acts. Their energy and love for fun will help them as they continue to take make a name

Photo: Barry Dolton

Written by Chelsea Whiting

for themselves. “In the bands that we’ve all been in before, we didn’t enjoy ourselves. In Beggars Inc., we are like brothers. We love to joke around and have a good time. I’ve never been happier with a band. That’s what it is all about,” said Santana. Beggars Inc.’s next big show is Rookies’ Day of the Dead show on November 1st located on Sawdust in the Woodlands. The band will be releasing a new demo on November 17th at Time Out #3 located in Pasadena. TO


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Written by Chelsea Whiting

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STEPHANIE PURNELL

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he number 13 is traditionally a lucky number in the tattoo world. Thirteen years ago, Electric Chair: Tattoo and Piercing opened its doors in 1999, and are currently celebrating their lucky anniversary. The owner of the shop, Stephanie Purnell, has been tattooing for about 14 years, and specializes in bold, bright pieces, intricate line work, black and gray. The shop is located on Richmond Avenue a few miles away from the Galleria Mall. Purnell got into tattooing after she got her first tattoo at the age of 15 in New York City. In 1994, at the time when she got the tattoo, which was a tribal interpretation of the planet Saturn, tattooing was illegal. The shady and illegal side of it all drew her in as a teenager, and she became drawn into learning how to tattoo. “I did little tattoos in the back of classrooms in high school on my friends,” said Purnell about some of the first tattoos she tried out. By the time Purnell was 19, she found herself surrounded by a talented group of tattoo artist who taught her the basics, and helped get her started. Tattoo artists like Mike Packer

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and Joel Torres. She also opened her own tattoo shop at the age of 19. “I got the chance to grow up in my own shop,” said Purnell. “It just sort of happened,” said Purnell. “I didn’t plan to open my own shop.” Over the years of tattooing, Purnell loves to work with bold colors and graphic shapes the most. “Anything that looks different, I love doing,” said Purnell. Purnell especially loves it when her clients let her put her own creative touches on the ideas that they bring her. She is currently excited to work on a lion portrait shoulder piece where her client is letting her add her own personal touches with the shading and coloring. As far as her own ink, Purnell likes the opposite. She sticks to very traditional-styled tattoos, and very simple things. “I like tattoos that you can she from across the room and know what it is. Those type of tattoos are what I prefer for myself. That’s what most of my tattoos are.” said Purnell. She is obviously a fan of ink, so when asked about her peers, and who she

respects and admires, she spoke solely of her fellow female tattoo artists. Hannah Aitchison, one of the original cast members on LA Ink, who is currently tattooing out of Deluxe Tattoo in Chicago, was the first name she mentioned. Valerie Vargas and Angelique Houtkamp are also some of her favorites. These ladies are all incredibly talented tattoo artists, and Purnell’s work sets her on a level equal to the ladies’ work that impress her. Purnell is not only a tattoo artist, but she is also a painter. Her artwork, much like her favorite type of tattoos she likes to rock on herself, are done in the traditional old school tattoo style. “The artwork I tattoo is on a living canvas, so once it’s done, I have nothing left to show for it besides a picture. With my paintings, I get to keep those for myself. It’s my artwork that I can be proud of that doesn’t walk out of the door when it’s completed,” said Purnell. Painter, tattoo artist, and owner of a tattoo parlor, Purnell is indeed lucky to celebrate such a successful 13 years with Electric Chair: Tattoo and Piercing. Check out Purnell’s tattoo portfolio at www.electricchair.cc. TO


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PIN-UP

SIVENE DELYNN Photographer: Kingwood Pinups Makeup/Hair: Heather Williams

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MISSVHAVEN’S All HAIL The Queen of the Pin-Ups! I still remember the first time I saw a photo of Bettie Page. I was in 5th grade and was helping a friend clean out their grandparent’s garage. The photo was one of thousands in an old box, but something about her stood out to me with her signature jet black bangs, tiny waist and sinister growl. To this day, every time I see a photo of Bettie Page I am instantly taken aback no matter how many times I’ve seen the photograph. Undoubtedly, she has been called the Queen of the Pin-Ups, and rightfully so. She was one of the most photographed pin-ups of her era and her life as well as her photos has been full of contradiction. When she mysteriously disappeared it only amplified her appeal and when news emerged of her passing in 2008 she had become a cult Icon. As an avid fan of the Queen, I’ve read many biographies and seen movies of the life of Ms. Page; however most have left me skeptical. How could they paint this seemingly sexual power house as this

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naïve southern girl who had no idea what her she provoked on the other side of the lens? I didn’t buy it. With so many questions unanswered and so many untold stories to tell, it was time for Bettie to express her own story. Bettie Page Reveals All –the Documentary produced and directed by Academy Award Nominated Documentarian, Mark Mori, “is an intimate look at the rise, and fall, and rise again of one of the world’s most recognized and controversial sex symbols”. Bettie narrates her own story in the film and describes how her now infamous fetish and provocative poses set the stage for the sexual revolution of women to come. With commentary from Hugh Hefner, Bunny Yeager, Tempest Storm, Dita Von Teese and so many others, Bettie Page Reveals All goes beyond the images and unearths the secrets and mystery that the sultry siren kept hidden for years. In addition to the disclosure of those who loved her, the film includes a montage of rare photographs and unseen film rolls from private collections. Naturally, I was ecstatic to hear about this documentary and the notion

Photo: Bluebonnet Bombshells MUAH: Shannon Toy that I too could finally get to hear Bettie Page recount her own compelling story. I was relieved to hear that Bettie was ever as ardent as I’d hoped her to be. Check out special screenings of Bettie Page Reveals All and don’t miss this opportunity to be struck by the Bettie Effect as she strips down one final time. http://www.bettiepagemovie.com www.facebook. com/Bettie-PageReveals-All Keep It Classy! Xoxo

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ART

REECE CARNLEY Written by MissVhaven

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ome say that Art in its simplest form is something that provokes emotion. From joy to sadness, hope to despair, peace to anger and everything in between. Seldom do you find an artist like Reece Carnley who doesn’t just seek to provoke raw emotion he stands up and takes it from you. Growing up, he remembers gathering odd things as to create sculptures in his room. “I was kind of a trash hoarder as a kid”, he laughs. That same yearning to create carried over years later when he moved to Asia. He spent his days in Thailand hanging out in tattoo shops where he eventually landed a job. Surrounded by creative people every day made him realize that Art was not just a part of his life… it was his life.

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Back in the States, Carnley attended the Art Academy in San Francisco and majored in sculpting. “I loved sculpting and was good at it but it was expensive and then I had to ask myself who really has a need for sculptor anymore?” Continuously seeking to externally express his own unique vision, Carnley collaborated with several local artists. Reece apprenticed with Houston Photographer, Bryan Anderson after a chance encounter. “I learned a lot about the concept of lighting and didn’t even pick up a camera for the first six months of my apprenticeship. Reece began by shooting his friends in highly conceptualized series mostly in black and white. “I like to take a journalistic approach to my photography. I like things to be natural. I hate a whole lot of posing because that’s just not

realistic”. I would find it hard to finish project in the way that I envisioned them. Budget and costs would stop me from completing the ideas that I had stuck in my head”. I needed for them to be authentic or I would just stop mid-way”. Cost coupled with the politics and egos of photographers began to bore Carnley. It was time to move on. Just around that time Reece re-connected with an old High School friend, David Wilhelm of Art & Steel (www.artandsteel.com). “He taught me how to weld and we worked on stainless steel installments and metal sculpting at David’s shop. There was no bull shit, just creating”. That renewed inspiration left Reece wanting to explore more originality in the world. He envisioned creating pieces that would glow. Pull-

ing from his photography background and using the concept of light Carnley began painting on massive mirrors. “My first attempt was good, almost too good. It sold right away, my second attempt... Not so much. I think I got cocky and had to really focus on getting the materials just right”. They cockiness paid off however, leading the renegade artist to begin painting using blood. “I wanted something bold, something that was alive before, and that’s when it hit me. Blood. I pick up the blood from a local butcher shop and the process is not easy, it’s messy and it can be a very difficult medium to work with. The new blood series have received mixed reviews but the series always incite some type of emotion when people realize what it’s painted with”. Recently, Carnley has been busy collaborating with Matthew James of Art Hous an Interior Design Firm creating “glorious massive mirror pieces” showcased at Art Hous. His desire is that “Art should be attainable; Art shouldn’t just be in some rich man’s house.” He seeks to have more pieces in homes and to have interiors built around his art. However, even that goal can be a double edge sword. “It’s bittersweet; my art is like my baby. I pour so much energy into each piece and the love is so intense that when it’s gone and leaves my house, it hurts sometimes. It’s like losing a baby”. Carnley hopes to have more of his work displayed in and around the city and in galleries in the months to come. “A lot of galleries in Houston put their noses up in the air at artist like me. There are so many amazing artists in this town but there is no representation. There is no reason to be snooty when it comes to art. It’s just art”. To keep up with Reese Carnley, check out his work here: www.reececarnley.com TO


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