Wednesday, 24 November 2010

And the winner is

Ok so a little late and mainly due to huge amount of entries I had to go through…and a missing laptop charger I am pleased as punch to announce the winner of the Khandie Khisses Inspired Art Competition for Autumn/Winter 2010 is…..EMMA MASON!



WINNER EMMA MASON!

Emma submitted approxiamtely 4 pieces to be selected but this one was my favourite. Congrats Emma. Please message me your details so I can send on your trophy,badges and print etc.

If you think you want to get involved the next competition will be open for entries in the New Year. Gives you plenty of time to plan what you want to enter.

Love

Khandie

PS Emma I love it! can I get a copy?

For more Khandie blogging please see. http://www.khandiekhisses.com/

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

If you could know the future, would you want to know it?

I'd rather not. If I did I may change the way I am and end up worse in the long run. Though admittedly knowing the lottery numbers would be nice....

Ask away...I have little shame and no pride to dent!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Cocktails....Mocktails

Rather than bore you by recounting ramblings of my rehearsals ready for my Jersey performances I thought I would start somewhere marvellous. Picture the scene: Khandie with some rather lovely friends (some already known and some just met) sipping cocktails in a room full of randoms. Baths piled high with ice…roof top gardens and free cocktails. There were the sterotypical Shoreditch yuppies, RaRas and lurex clad wannabes. Nestled amongst them all were some delightful characters and whilst the cocktails were drunk and some bad dancing occured I had a great time. I loved the fact it was something new for me to experience. I was rather disappointed though as the invite said scantily clad butlers but all I saw were french maids. Not that they werent pretty to look at…just not honed toned males. Damn it.

With some wonderfuls at the party including Rich (editor of http://www.BleedingCool.com) and the Dep Editor of Essentials magazine. Nice touch taking polaroids I thought.

I am not sure how I managed to get home as I was slightly drunk. I dont like drinking on a school night and actually vaguely remember getting the wrong train. TWICE! Luckily I was ok by morning so managed to pack all my things ready for Jersey.

Aahhh Jersey my favourite place to perform of late. I love how everyone is delightful and eager to meet you. Just wandering about the town you can see how friendly the people are. This time instead of performing with Fifi Fatale like last time I was joined by the beautiful L.A. lovely Lola LaBelle. She is STUNNING and funny and talented and I want to hate her but cant. I love Lola LaBelle. Laura (producer of the show Decadence Nights) took myself, Lola and Paula (a real doll!) to the Buddhabar for scrummy dinner. Well that was after a short stomp about the town finding somewhere open as the whole place seems to shut about 2pm.

getting my slap on ready for the show.

The show was fantastic as always. No surprise there! No sooner had I finished audience members were demanding to know when I was back. A boost to anyones confidence let me tell you. My latest act ‘Twinkle Toes I Aint’ went down a storm…I even managed to dance the charleston on the bar! With a few photos (roulette wheel based and card throwing inspired) lola and I were sipping champagne and dancing like goons. On the whole a brilliant experience and hopefully one I get to repeat…alot.Shattered though Lola and I retired to our apartment and slept like logs until the morning…when my early morning laughter at the film Frankie and Johnnie woke Lola. Oops but I made her a cup of tea to apologise.

With us both still slightly glittery the lovely Charlene Hickey (fabulous artist) took us for a quick lunch before we were shipped off to the airport.

Now home I am gearing up for an epicly exciting weekend…. Friday I get tattooed again by Lord Garth in Tattoodles in Donington. He is finishing off my hand held mirror crying flapper girl and hopefully (fingers crossed) starting on my next part of my sleeve. Then as soon as that is done I am hightailing it down the motorway back to London to get ready to attend the MCM/Eagles Awards…then Saturday sees me at the MCM convention. If you are going…come say hi! Sunday which is supposedly a day of rest will see me floundering about in the pool again rehearsing for the underwater act. Thankfully my marvel of a costume designer has been working hard on my costume. Cant wait to show you.

so ciao as I am tired.

PS I got asked out for a drink by poem…which was quite sweet.

PPS can you say ‘Khandie on tour’…could soon be a reality!

Relaxing....But Always Working

While a weekend off of performing is meant to be relaxing, I found myself still wokring. With two new acts in development (A new HUGE signature piece and a fun striptease) plus the underwater act still being rehearsed my shopping trip with Big S to Oxford wasnt going to be all pleasure. Admittedly burlesque is a huge pleasure but sometimes even I need a break.


I headed off with Big S early whizzing along the back roads in his new BMW. He likes to show off in it I think. Mind you when he lent it to me to drive to a gig (my car; the normally reliable Tori Spelling on account of the fact its cheap and full of plastic like the real thing, had broken down and was recovering in the garage) I got a little petrol heady about it….

Although I love my best friend so much I nearly threw him out the car when he started to subject me to Frank Sintara over and over again. There is only so much of Old Blue Eyes I can cope with in one journey.

Before long I was sat in a makeup chair with a MAC MUA Lilia ( MUA = Make Up Artist) and together we worked on a new dramatic look for my new routine. Inspired by the new MAC collection Villienous Villiens we came up with a look…and wow!
Excuse the the serious expression!

The make up is just perfect and after a few purchases I left. The rest of the day was spent buying random christmas presents for friends. Ok so I know its early but I spend so much time away from home and travelling that I need to start early.

Back at Big S’s house I spent the rest of the weekend rhinestoning and rehearsing for him to laugh at me. He thinks my new act is rather funny. I wont spoil it too much but its is called ‘Twinkle Toes I aint’….I leave you to ponder what it is all about but think Ginger Rogers with a dash of Charleston and alot of Khandie.

Now back home I am again rehearsing and rhinestoning.

I was sent an image on facebook recently that made me laugh so much I thought I would share it with you. My lovely friend Louise Scott of Lucky LuLu fame (handcrafted accessories…I own and adore the few I have!) posted an image of her beautiful baby Esther posing in a style rather reminscent of a picture I had posted….She is so adorable!!! whilst I on the other hand look like a dork!


Khandie and Esther...I am not sure who wears it better....

Right so a short blog….just not up to much to be honest.

Just to note though if you do see me in the next few days and are alarmed by the bruises to my legs…its because I keep falling over the chair during the rehearsals for my new act. DAMN IT.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Oui oui! C'est magnifique!

Wow what a weekend. The Paris Burlesque Festival was the most fun I have had in a long time. Ok so the little hiccup at the start (being left at the train station because my driver was stuck elsewhere) did worry me a little bit as to how it was going to turn out…but the moment I bundled out of the taxi (of which the festival orgainsers immediately paid for!) I was treated with respect, dignity and ensured that my every whim was catered for. The whole event was fabulously wonderful.


Arriving in Paris also meant I got to see an old performer/friend of mine who goes by the name of Ruby Jubilee. She is now living in Paris as an au pair. I have missed her red spiral curls on the circuit and hope she comes back soon. She is a real character and a definite assest to any party as she proved later on in the evening with her distinctive dad dancing style (matched only by Darkteaser and Anne Thropy in the craziness of their Madness sing-a-long session)

My main point of contact was Charlotte and I had yet to meet her but no sooner had I arrived a rather frantic lady (surprised to find she was from England) came running over and threw her arms around me apologizing for the driver not getting to me. She was just like a little doll who was so apologetic there was no way I could be annoyed(not that I was as some lovely hunky French policemen showed me to the taxi rank earlier).

The real shocker for me was when one of my all time favourite performers came over to meet me: Kitten De Ville. I mean this woman is a legend in my books. Her bumps and grinds are the best I have EVER seen! Sadly she caught me mid-dressing and in a rush so I posed with no makeup on or my hair done. I looked a state but who cares. I MET KITTEN DE VILLE. I probably came off as a dork to her but I don’t care as I spoke to her! Whoop.

I also met the art deco doll of UK burlesque Billie Rae. The girl reminds me so much of the Angelique Houtkamp drawings that my tattoos are inspired by (incidentally I am getting a new one on 29th Oct). Her huge bambi like eyes were accentuated by her false eyelashes. I was gutted not to be able to catch her performance considering I had once driven from Southampton to Derby to see her perform once having heard such great things about her. Her boyfriend was such a sweetheart; I could imagine him in safari gear and an elephant gun running around (he has an sense of old England about him.)

Finally I met the wonderful French fancy herself: Miss Anne Thropy. She was my host for my stay in Paris and boy did she live up to it. Already staying with Anne was the truly wonderful LouLou D’Vile. I have to admit for someone clearly so pretty she has no idea how much she brings the room to a standstill. Plus she is crazy to hang out with. LOVE LOVE LOVE her.




Before I had time to catch my breath though I was thrust on stage to a rapturous applause and the crowd, the host (a fantastic Amazonian woman called Juliette Dragon no less) welcomed me like their own. I loved it. Hurry Hurry my showgirl number went down well and even received the compliment of me being called Queen of Tasseling due to my upside down/in a crab tassel twirling…..Rather pleased to receive such a compliment. I ran off stage to more applause.

Of the acts I go to see at that first show (Revue De Paris) each one was fantastic. Two that really stood out for me was the hula hooper who removed garments whilst hula hooping (EVEN TASSELING!!!!) and also the closing act who’s costume removal was very impressive. Her finale with the fire was mesmerizing and well worth waiting for. She had fantastic hair to shaped into chocolate coloured finger waves. It was only later I learnt it was a wig and she was actually a blonde!!!

Before I had time to think though I had to get ready for the next show the Les Nuit Fatales which was in the lower basement area….Now the thought of performing in a basement area conjured up images in my mind of a dark dank hovel but actually it was a great space with lots of lights and room.

The crowd once again were magnificent and cheered and whooped. Dark Before The Dawn seemed a real pleaser. Chuffed I happily collapsed backstage for a well deserved rest. But then I had Anne and LouLou dragging me off to dance and dance we did.

When we went back upstairs we were able to watch the rest of the acts in the basement area perform on the big screen. (a great idea!!!) so whilst sipping (more guzzling mojitos) Philly Cara Mel, Starla Haze (didn’t perform but came to see us all), Darkteaser, Anne Thropy, LouLou D’Vile etc were all partying hard and posing for photos upstairs. It was only then that I realized that the actual stage I had first performed on was designed like a big top with stripes on the walls and ceiling plus oodles of tigers/cages/ lions adorning the wall. Even the odd photo (rather good photo might I add) of a local photographer’s pinup work. I even spotted the famous Dirty Martini’s image up there. YUMMY!


I found Dirty Martini!

The rest of the night consisted of partying and meeting lots of new people. It was wonderful when audience members came up to congratulate me and the other performers on our acts and I loved how many went out of their way to do this. Talk about an ego trip! Hahaha. Amongst the crowd was the cutie pie Brooklyn Baby Doll, Miss Glitter Painkiller and lots of other performers from the festival who stayed on to party. The night went on well into the morning and involved abusing a sleeping acrobat…and a trip to McDonalds with Franny that nearly saw us kicked out…who knew they had such overzealous security in Parisian McDonalds at 8am…plus they don’t serve breakfast! Having a burger (minus the bun as wheat intolerant) was not the best breakfast I have had and nor do I recommend it.


Antics backstage with a sleeping Herve...oops never sleep at the festival! LOL

 
After lugging my massive coffin (suitcase) half way across Paris and up millions (ok maybe not that much) of stairs I crashed into bed at Anne’s glamorous apartment with LouLou at about 9am….oh how rock n roll.

By 5pm the next day though we were all back at the venue for the Burlesque Bazaar to see what was for sale. I purchased a necklace in the shape of lips…naturally. We partied somewhat with the help of more mojitos at the performers party but cried off early as we were shattered and went for a meal with Anne’s boyfriend at a restaurant in the Pigalle. YUMMY food!!

After a feeble attempt to watch Kung Fun Panda we all went to bed early…ish about 1am.

The next morning both LouLou and I departed Paris and headed back to our respective homes….both sad to be leaving. Though lots of awesome memories and plans to return.

Now I am home I determined to crack on with my burlesque more than ever! I am working hard in preparation for my show in Jersey this weekend…3 acts to be performed. BRING IT ON!



Friday, 8 October 2010

Paris Prep? Done!

Ok so a real short blog post to say I am all packed for Paris FINALLY. I have packed and repacked that suitcase so many times. Everything including the stars fit in which is a wonder in itself given that they are HUGE! I have rhinestoned anything missing some and have triple checked all costuming! I am ready!



The coffin aka my giant suitcase. It in fact fits me and Tempest-Rose inside it together!

So I am off to bed before these nerves kick in and ruin it all for me. I am not sure when i post next....I have a lovely mate housesitting for me whilst I am away as I am worried one of my beloved fish is sick....I am a loser I know but I love my fish though admittedly not enough to cancel my trip to Paris for it...oops.

I am sad that I am not sharing this whole experience with someone but I know that I have mates already at the festival so they will more than make up for it. I am nervous about venturing into Paris on my own....I have been before but still...I speak all of 4ish words of French which makes me feel incredibly ignorant.

Right to bed! Night night darlings!

P.S. SQUEAL! i am so excited I wonder if I will manage to sleep???

Gack, Goon and Gross

So the last few days have not gone to plan to say the least. With the Paris Burlesque Festival mere days away I was hoping the run up to it would be smooth and thus help me to relax (I am so excited to see Anne Thropy and Kitten DeVille again!) but it seemed that nature was conspiring against me and I ended up coming down with some filthy evil cold/cough thing that was determined to make my life hell on Earth for a while.


Once again I was in Bournemouth over the weekend having decided to take a break from manic performing/rehearsing/general craziness and for once attend a show. I found myself too sick to participate in much at the show so spent much of time passed out on the floor of Andy Breaks (of www.customemoterbikeclothing.com) shop floor. The event was the first of Battistinis Revival nights and surrounded by hot rods, vintage clad audience members and the smell of leather I would normally be in heaven if it wasn’t for the cold/flu/devil thing. With the Kitty Kat Kittens performing and Light n Shade singing plus Howard from the Regular Joes Annie and the Battistinis crowd put on a good show with only a few hiccups.
Battistinis Revival Night...more to come!

It was a lovely chance to catch up with my old friends the Pandora’s Choice team who were selling some rather lovely lingerie. I have my eye on some seamless panties and gown….fingers crossed I can get them soon as they are to die for.

As well as the usual Kitty Kat Kittens performing they had invited my lovely friend Miss Anticipation to perform (my sexy Elvis impersonator!). She went down a storm which is something that always happens. I whooped and cheered the best my silly croaky voice would allow.

Another lovely surprise was to see my friend and ex-BlueBelle Jane White…she came back to perform with the kittens after leaving the area some months ago. That woman has legs and rhythm to die for and I often tell her!!!

I sadly didnt take any photos as I was too poorly to really pay much attention. I just pootered about and occasionally danced. Annie was on her fabulous form as usual and her singing did help lift my woeful mood. I love Annie she is as cute as a button with a voice that is just as delightful as she is.

One highlight of the night was Howard singing acapella when the sound system packed up. Hands clapped and people cheered him on. A real trooper who is a dishy mix of Cary Grant and Michael Buble but without the drama.

Oh and KK even got to dance with a rather dashing gentleman…ok so we spent much of the dance pratting around but considering how sick I was feeling I had a blast.

I am thinking of going to the next one as I do like it there…plans are even afoot for me to do a photoshoot there soon…oh I say! Plus being loaned a few swish hot rods to play about on.

The Sunday was spent with me sniffing much and feeling generally miserable. Though one bright moment was taking my beloved Tempest-Rose on Boscombe beach for some fresh air. I do love my Auntie KK duties. Watching her giggle and chase the sea foam made me feel better….

Tempest-Rose on Boscombe Beach!

Infectious giggles!

She played with the sea foam and laughed with me at the surfers attempting to wade out…but the wind picked up and I was starting to feel rough again so we trooped off home….well back to Christchurch.

Sickly pale and putting on a brave face

Tempest and I! Aaahhh

Before long I had to be back in London…where the cold took a more sinister turn that resulted in me being in hospital for a chest scan and being perscribed two lots of antibiotics after the first course had no effect. I am however happy to report I am well on the road to recovery and eagerly waiting to get on that Eurostar to Paris to perform. I am also excited to see Ruby Jubilee/Catherine Pearson who now lives in Paris…I am bringing her Bisto chicken gravy granules….apparently she ‘needs’ them. I adore her. Will post lots of images of my Parisian adventures as soon as I can.

Love
KK

PS the entries for the Khandie Khisses Inspired Artwork comp (see here for details http://khandiekhisses.com/blog/posts/khandie-khisses-inspired-artwork-competition-returns/) are coming in thick and fast. Here is a sneaky peek at one of the entrants Miss Emma Mason:
Competition Entry Emma Mason!

PPS New costumes are being planned with my beloved Vintage Lynndy Loo….That woman is one hell of a costumier! I trust her completely!



Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Khandie Khisses Inspired Artwork Competition Returns

OK so given as time got away from me I have decided to run the competition bi-annually so there is a spring/summer competition and an autumn/winter competition.
The last two winners were Dixie Doll (tattoo inspired by Khandie) and Niclas Swertzberg (sculpture inspired by Khandie).

So officially you have until midnight (GMT) on the 20th November to enter your artwork inspired by Khandie Khisses to be considered for the prize for the Autumn/Winter competion. Not only will you receive a trophy, a photo and my thanks, you will also receive some Khandie Khisses merchandise.

This competition is open to anyone so please feel free to email me your submissions to info@KhandieKhisses.com or post links on my blog http://khandiekhisses.com/blog/posts/khandie-khisses-inspired-artwork-competition-returns/ in the comments part!

Your artwork MUST be your own and can take on any medium. From film to sculpture, paintings to pottery. I have had many submissions in the past of various styles. I will display my favourites in my blog and will announce the winner on the 21st November.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Relaxing....sort of

Despite my every intetion of having a relaxing week it seemed it was simply not be. I worked hard all week only to start to feel poorly towards the end of the week. A sign of things to come. One bright perk was a huge bouquet of flowers being delivered to my home. They were divine and really made a somewhat hard week so much more better. Sadly I cant thank the person who sent them in person as they failed to leave a card. So to my mystery flower sender: thank you so much for making the KK smile.


I decided to stay home on Friday night instead of partying with my friends. Not only was I scheduled for a photoshoot on Saturday in Southbourne but also I felt queasy. An early bedtime and some OTT vitamin C overdosing I woke up feeling a little better. A quick trip (nearly 2 hours...if thats quick) down to Southbourne and before I knew it I was plonked in a sit with make up being applied and my lovely friend Julie Arthur setting up her camera equipment. The fabulous location was found via a location scout/photographer/videographer/general awesome guy Mark Van Klaveren Harris. He wons/runs 612media. I will be working with him again soon...watch this space.

So with lots of make up/costuming/laughter both Mark and Julie produced some amazing images,

copyright Mark VKH

Copyright Julie Arthur

Copyright Julie Arthur


The makeup was done by a talented lady called Sarah Jenkins and she is a real doll. Her ideas for our next shoot are awesome....looking forward to it!

There are more images but I didnt want to overdo it all. These are for my new promo material...well these and a few more shoots I have planned.

Sadly though my early night had not stopped me feel ill and as the night drew in so did the sickness. Despite a lovely chinese with the team and friends I was on my way to the land of flu symptoms.

The next morning I had plans to head off to see my friend Garnet and meet his fabulous horse Snippy. What a horse. So pretty and despite my reservations about being scared he was gentle.

Khandie and Snippy!

Shattered I still managed to pop off and see some more mates. I had a rough n tumble with the lovely Chloe (one of my favourite pooches...after Dixie, Kewpie, Psycho (MiMi) Alice and Tink) before heading back to the London. Gutted to have to head back as Bournemouth has the ability to lift my mood and make me feel better instantly. London holds some good memories for me but sadly I feel those memories arent going to be enough to keep me here for much longer. Oh I am in a reflective mood.

Anyway before I go I would like to say a special thanks to Nick Webster and Dame Kitty (of Rubyz in Bournemouth) for my special shoutout/dedication on http://www.DJRadio.co.uk. You guys are lovely. Thank you so much! The radio station has been taken over by Kitty for the night and every Monday night. I do love her dirty humour.

Go listen!

Another thank you should go to Mark and Brian for their help on Friday in a personal matter who showed me that laughter can cure so much.

Next week sees me rehearsing for Paris!!!!! I am so excited...two shows in the festival to perform at!

Love

KK
x



Sunday, 19 September 2010

Boys and Science

God I realised I had finished my blog by getting ready for Teasy Pleasy, promising you photos and and post about it then clean forgot. Oops…Not like there is anyone to tell me off.




So Teasy Pleasy was a good night all round. A few sound hiccups at the start didnt distract too much from the night. Domino Burlesk was every bit as delightful as I remembered her to be as was Glory Pearl, Rasberry Ripples and the other performers. One again Miss Anticipation bought members of the audience to their feet with cheers for her act. God that girl is strong. She did pressups, flexs and all sorts! Adorable! The only downside for the night was that one of the stall holders didnt have Bordello leopard print shoes in my size! Gutted! By the way HINT HINT to anyone who wants to buy me something to make me smile. In fact any of their shoes would be good. I have been a good girl all year…sort off.


Copyright Adam Lambert Me dancing with Nicole (one half of Teasy Pleasy) Oh there is Miss Anticipation too!

I spent the rest of the evening dancing with mates to the Whip Crackin Daddies…rather dishy trio even if I do say so. The whole place danced along to them and they certainly have stage presence. The double bass player had girls swooning over him though admittedly Jim Jeffries was the pinup of the group. His pretty boy looks grabbed all the girls attention. A fair few ladies were overheard gushing over him….The drummer got the girls squealing when he jumped into the audience to play. I safely retreated to the bar to watch the carnage of women and dancing commence. Awesome times to say the least. A late night and a stagger home with my best mate Big S that got me home so late it was disgraceful. Big S you have alot to answer for!! Just like old times then.


Photography by Andrew Meaton. Paul and Jim...aahhh

The next day was spent nursing a hangover and being dragged reluctantly out of my bed at Dixie Doll’s house to head off to shop…I crashed and burned with Tempest-Rose on the grass in the sun….


With Tempest-Rose crashing out in the sunshine in protest of my hangover...damn it

I even managed to pick up a new jacket for me to take to Paris for my show out there in October…oh how I love it. Its green wool with leopard print cuffs and collar. Made by the delicious brand Aquacustum…spolit? me? yes! I did prat around in a few vintage shops as well. I managed to find a real treasure trove of a shop. When I arrived a new shipment of vintage French lingerie had just arrived. WOW the whole lot were in perfect condition and some unworn.

Pratting around in Clobber the vintage shop!

30s hat....that reminds me of Dr Suess Cat in the Hat. Its huge!!! WTF

If you are ever near Bournemouth/Boscombe/Southbourne I suggest you visit Clobber. Its a great shop and I am going back to mooch some more as soon as I get back that way. I have my eye on some 40s dresses and some cowboy boots.


The rest of the week revolved around rehearsals ready for the weekend show at The British Science Festival and a radio interview (more to be disclosed soon). I have to say a pretty subdued week all in all…though alot spent listening to the Whip Crackin Daddies album Paul gave me. ‘Fire’ is my favourite though oddly reminds me of the old Rawhide theme song…oops did I say that?! :p I noticed a few of my mates have liked it and have downloaded it off itunes….

So last night saw me performing at the British Science Festival and I have to say I had a brilliant time. I was put up in a very nice hotel with flowers delivered and wine (nice!!!) and was treated impeccably. The show went really well…my Gorilla act certainly raised a few laughs and Professor No No had them singing and dancing with me. Fabulous so a special shout out to all at Aston University students who attended and to Mel Spencer for organising it for me to be there. MWAH! I would like to thank the free styling rapper who made a rap about me but I never got his name other than he was Canadian (from Vancover) and loved science.

Loving the poster...I quite fancy that man....Oh dear god help!

POSER! Waiting for the call to get to the stage...lounging in my hotel room on campus!


Almost ready to be Professor No No....

A rather surreal moment was dancing at the end of the night only to realise I was surrounded by people in white lab coats…it felt all too horror movie waiting to happen for me so moonwalked (yes moonwalked! *SHAME*) out of the circle and ran for cover at the bar.

Pretty much spending much of today (Sunday) catching up and rehearsing for my next shows. I have glitter all over me but then thats nothing new. Off to listen to some Big T Tyler…I use some of his music in my acts. Great catchy beats I found.
Right ciao ciao!

Clearing Out Some Merch

So to make room for new merchandise that is coming in and bloody hell is this new stuff fabulous I am getting rid of some old merch.




First thing up are my tiny badges….for £2 you can have three of them or 1 for £1. Picture shows the size. There is no P&P on these so just let me know your paypal address and I will invoice you. Once paid I will whack them in the post.



Dont forget to send me/tag me in images of you wearing them as soon there is going to be give aways to lucky fans.



Once I find my sticker transfers these will be on here too. All new merchandise is on its way. Custom creations especially for Khandie Khisses fans!



So if you want a badge (one for £1) or 3 (for £2) with no P&P whilst they are still available. Please comment below or email me your paypal address. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS LIMITED STOCK!




badges!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

One Bank Holiday, Two Nights out,Three Cities (ish), One Speeding Ticket and A Film

So you can guess from the title of this blog I have been a manic lady once again…nothing out the ordinary there then??!! Well you would be wrong as I dont make it a habit to get speeding tickets. Damn my heavy foot and damn the rather dishy policeman who caught me with his snazzy camera on my way home from Northampton. I will put my hands up and say  SORRY….not that it will stop me getting the fine and points. GRIM.
Well first things first this lady left work on Friday (i mean vanilla work) to Aylesbury to see my best buddy Big S. He and I go way back to my military days….I love Big S. Especially when he cooks for me…Sausage n mash! My favourite. I may not be the classiest of birds but I am true to my roots of british grub! I treated Big S to a display of my sexy night wear…..

Sexy...ready to party and then sleep!
I think he was shocked but didnt care too much. Mates never do. Thankfully. I did go out in party in these bad boys too you know!
The next day I flew up the motorway towards Telford to see a good mate of mine Steve B (former singer with the metal band Vert). We headed off to Wolverhampton for the night…and I was shocked. Not only did we get two double JDs n cokes for less than £8 (hey I live in London) but also that two pubs played S Club 7 and Las Ketchup. It was like the last 15 years hadnt happened. Steve and I quickly sunk our drinks and headed off to his favourite metal/rock club The Planet. aaahhh the plusating beats of metal and rock….

Steve B and I about to hit the Wolves....little did we know....

In the Planet club...I think...slightly drunk....
By the time we got our asses home by way of a lovely taxi driver who put up with my singing, Steve’s stupid questions and both our drunken ramblings I was ready for bed….SHATTERED.
By morning though Steve dragged my weary ass off to have a bite to eat…namely a roast dinner! I mean WTF….I was hungover! But dutifully tucked in…only stopping when I realised it wasnt gluten free (wheat allergy!). Damn it….
Anyway I couldnt hang about too much as I had to race off to Northampton to see Luli Blue a lovely mate of mine and fellow burlesquer. I adore this lady…not only is she wonderfully yummy she also owns her own burlesque/belly dancing studio. That night Luli dragged me off to this tiki bar tucked away in Northampton town centre. I would never have guessed it was there if I hadnt had her with me. Its called Hakamou and is lovely! I had a fair few cocktails that night (non alcoholic admittedly) but couldnt have better service or better drinks. Each one I sampled was delicious. Strongly recommend you go. I am definitely going next time…I may even see if I can hire the place for a private party…or shoot.

Sampling cocktails!

Luli took a stealth boob shot!! sneaky
The next morning both of us were up early so sadly we couldnt stay and party the night away….
The bank holiday Monday had to have been the most surreal and oddly enjoyable days of my life so far. Ok so that does sound mushy but its not everyday you get to go over lines for a film with a man none other than the world renown ALAN MOORE!!! and to not only have him but Mitch Jenkins to direct/film it! Mitch and I have worked together with Alan before to create the Dodgem Logic burlesque issues (along with Luli and Darkteaser!). I had an absolute blast and cant wait to see the results though more filming is to take place…I wont tell you anything about the script as thats just not ethical but I am excited.

Luli and I on set.

About to go over my scene
Having the three of us girls in the same room (Darkteaser, Luli and I) was a recipe for chaos and before long we were all howling with laughter and telling rude jokes. Just like old times. Not sure why I dont have a picture of Darkteaser….oh well. She is a gem. I even got to have a longish chat with Mr Moore himself which was wonderful as I was rather nervous of meeting him again…the first time I met him I honestly had no idea who he was. I just thought he was a lovely (albeit very hairy) man with cracking smile and a good sense of wit. Now that I know more about him I was worried I wouldnt be able to string two words together let alone go through scenes with him…damn it. Thankfully his jokes and loveliness put me at ease…that and him saying a certain word over and over again…I wont tell you what it was as it will spoil the film.
Anyway one speeding ticket later, a long drive home and I found myself tucked up in bed ready to sleep. aaahhh randomness rocks my socks.
Ciao ciao!

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Devon Knows Why They Make It So Creamy



Seeing as I seem to have left it sometime before I updated this blog I thought what the hell lets push the boat out and post today…today being the day I managed to finish hauling my arse from London to Bournemouth to Exeter to Torquay to Bournemouth to London….an epic journey. I was occupied most of the way by Eris Eveiller who was a wonderful companion especially as she is just as crazy as me! We were both booked to perform at the fantastic Kinky & Quirky Burlesque n Boogie in Exeter. This show is run by the multi-talented husband and wife duo Sarah and Mark Bell. I have performed for this gorgeous couple a number of times and have loved all of the shows. I was also pleased to be back in the town of my birth Exeter. Though this show as at a new venue I knew it was going to be a friggin cracking time…after all of Kinky and Quirky are involved it always is.  Eris and myself shared the stage with the fantastic VENUS NOIR! I was so impressed with her clown act I couldn’t wait for her to come off stage to congratulate her! I loved the giant horse and the ending! I wont spoil it but you should go see her if you are able to!
Eris and I had so much fun.. the videos below show it…. oops
It wasnt just the show that had us both in fits of giggles it was the journey to and from the venue. From the heavy fog that made us feel like we had drifted onto the se of some 50s b-movie to the random-ness of the sights around us, We spotted an elephant slide that caused its rider to end up sliding into the motorway (great for kids?!), a cow in a dinner jacket and ikea prints for sale at £60 plus frame (bargain).
But sadly before long we were back on the road heading to Bournemouth….I love Bournemouth as I have lots of friends there. One friend has an adorable daughter called Tempest-Rose (GREAT NAME) who decided she wanted to interview me. I obliged obviously. Results are below:
So I am now at home relaxing and unpacking…

Dark Before The Dawn Act - Will Tudor Photography
So off to de-glitter now…oh BTW I am filming on Monday 30th August in Northampton so watch out for me in about that area over the bank holiday weekend.


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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Khandie Khisses Inspired Artwork Competition 2

Ok so 18th August at midnight (GMT) the entry for inclusion in the Khandie Khisses Inspired Artwork Competition No2 will close.

All entries must be emailed to info@KhandieKhisses.com with your name. The winner will be announced within 7 days of the competition closing and there is no limit to how many entries you can submit. Your images may also be included on the website so please add links to your websites with the submissions.


Be it a photograph/painting/drawing/song/poem etc that Khandie has inspired you to create be sure to enter it.


The winner will receive a trophy with their name on it plus a signed print from Khandie Khisses as well as a few other goodies.


The previous winner was Dixie Doll Tattoo Parlour who created a tattoo using my image and then subsequently tattooed her husband’s thigh! Now you dont have to go that far but that was impressive!


Take care and good luck!

Love

Khandie
xxx

Friday, 23 July 2010

If you could eat dinner with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and where would you go?

I would have dinner (wheatfree) with Charlie Chaplin, Casanova, Anthony Hopkins and Stephen Moyer! It will be like a huge stew of loving! Sorry but they are all interesting for various reasons for me. As for where we would go I am thinking Volupte Lounge for good music, fine dancers and lovely grub.

Ask away...I have little shame and no pride to dent!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

To the Top n Tail of Britain

Good grief I swear I have been up and down this island known as the UK more times than I care to remember. Why cant trains do air miles…ok something similar…I’d have enough to go half way round the world by now. Well probably only Skegness but you know that cant be bad…well it depends on what you think of good old Skeggy really.


Anyway I digress…Edinburgh’s Va Va Voom club was fantastic. Not only did I get to meet the lovely Leyla Rose (bump n grinds like no one I have seen before bar Millie Dollar) but also meet up with the familar faces of Vivica Devine and Scarlett Daggers (n boyfriend). I loved it all! Though sadly an old injury flared up and I ended up cutting my foot open rather nastily. Tis all ok…it is healing well.
Us on stage after Va Va Voom!

Before long though I was back on the old train and heading to London. Sad to leave Edinburgh as it was a lovely city. I even got to spend sometime on a roof terrace talking smut with Dee (organiser of Va Va Voom) and her wonderful friends. They made me laugh so much!
I had some down time the week after Edinburgh so put it to good use by throwing myself into rehearsals I was somewhat inspired by Leyla Rose and Scarlett Daggers performances so decided to turn my new act in the making up a few notches. So far its going well and is a real change of direction for me as I am working on keep it classy and traditional and…wait for it….slow! WHAT?! I hear you cry! Khandie being all elegant n stuff never! Well its true I am trying it out. I have even made the costume myself which is rare in itself. The corset was kindly donated but approx 90% of it was made from items I already owned!
The making of the costume

The nearly completed outfit....nearly....

I am working very hard on this act and have drawn on all sorts of inspiration.

10th July saw me in the Birmingham area….and temptation go the better of me…I went and finally got the tattoo I had been planning for ages done. I went to see the same guy who did my first tattoo: Lord Garth Cole-Jones. Sadly he has since left his previous studio but I was quick to find him at tattoodles nearby. After a quick (!) almost painfree two hour session my tattoo was half done…I have to go back for more colouring at a later date…thinking end of August.

It was great to share the stage with the likes of Red Sarah (huge fan…and I was a complete dork when she met me…all fubbly and what not) and Millie Dollar (love her). But the star of the night for me was the fantastically hysterical Tempest Devyne. She had only just flown back from Arizona so must have been suffering from jet lag though didnt show it. Her act based on jessie from Toy Story was inspired to say the least. I love what she did and the standing ovation from the audience showed it was not just me who was impressed. Well done lassie! I think I will have to fly out to Arizona to see her as soon as I am able to…

Anyway before long I was back in Dorset county and mucking about with fabulous mates: Jason, Mark, Sarah, Tammy and my favourite ickle person Tempest-Rose. She always makes me smile. I took Momma Khisses over to meet the gang as she was visiting for a few days from the land of Oz (Australia not Oz with ruby slippers…mores the pity) We had loads of fun mucking around in the shop. I love the decor and the service you get there. Like I said to Jason…you dont just get a hair cut here…its an experience in itself…smart marketing me thinks…

We all trooped off for the night to Rubyz to loiter at the Birdcage (the downstairs bar) to have an ‘Evening with Kitty’. Tammy even belted out a great number. I was uber proud of her as I had no idea she could sing! We dragged my friend Trefor along for giggles…though I am not sure if he will be back after Kitty took a liking to him. LOL Poor Trefor saw more of Kitty than I think he or we had expected. hahaha I never laughed so hard. The drive home in the rain was awful. Aqua planing is not my strongest sporting atribute.

This Saturday just my best friend in the whole world treated me to Priscella the Musical. From the first note to the last I loved it. I was racked with costume envy and lusting after the cast….yes i know most of them are gay but I can window shop! Go see if you havent! I am planning to go back!

Anyway off I pop. Rehearsals are calling.

Love

Khandie Khisses

xxx

PS There are plans afoot for me to sell some signed (standard or personalised) prints of moi. Anyone interested? I have had a few enquiries so thought I had better venture out this way…

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Leather, Latex and Lashings of Love.

So its has been another manic week or so in the world of Khandie Khisses. I have been once again to my home from home Bournemouth for a motorbike showroom open day. Thats right Khandie was let loose in a room with hundreds of thousands of pounds of custom created bikes and hot rods. I wasnt sure if these people were crazy or had no idea who they had invited down?

 
I went along as an independent performer though was booked via the sensational vocalist Miss Annie who runs the Kitty Kat Cabaret Club at Rubyz in Bournemouth. I am often in Bournemouth performing there so it was nice to perform with the team again in another venue…and what a venue!!!



Held at Battistinis in Bournemouth at their new show room and what a show room! Lots of sparkly custom built/designed bikes/hotrods and all the accessories you can imagine. I even got to hope on a few bikes to pose n pout. I met some really lovely people and realised that not all bikers are smelly meat heads LOL. Not that I believed that but my mate Neil said that was what most people think when you say biker…I beg to differ. I met some hotties!

Performing there was great as I got a great reaction from the group who roared and hooted like a seasoned lot. It was also lovely as my friends Tammy (aka Dixie Doll), Jason, Mark and Sarah came down…but best of all ickle Tempest Rose came down too! She is adorable and is brilliant which is a testament to the environment Tammy and Jason bring her up in. Mark and Sarah must also have a hand in it me thinks.


Some photos are below for you to gawp at…


This is Tempest-Rose and I after the show watching her mommy perform.




Jason Bailey and I

AAHHH Jason and I…BTW he is a great barber in Southbourne.




Kisses with Tempest-Rose. I bought her the Exile top at the show...cute!

She is adorable and I love the whole family greatly!




Performing Rabbit Poison...Poor Luke (the photographer). He loved it really.


Loved it…can you tell…? I love the tease of it all.


With one of the crowd. He was so cute and rather pleased I perched on his knee....bless


It was a really great day. Tempest and I even stopped traffic posing on the back of a truck…oops though the police even waved and honked their horns at us.


Before long it was time to head home…damn it. Bournemouth is so lovely. I should move there.
The rest of week was spent nailing or at least attempting to nail my two new commissioned acts. GGRR they are my bug bear as I am too involved in the finer details right now on the costuming to see the bigger picture but I know they will be great….FINGERS CROSSED.
In order to bring smiles back to my face I decided to indulge in a rather stupid routine that made me think of rocking out when I was a teen. My Ode To Glam Rock….here have a sneaky peak at the costuming so far:


Feathers? Check! faux fur? check! Latex? check and check again. HELL YEAH!


But that isnt the only new routine I am doing….as well as the comissioned pieces as of this morning I am now doing my Ode to Being Green based on my hero Kermit The Frog…watch this space…oh dear god…a rabbit, a gorilla and now a frog routine..what ever next…dont answer that actually.

Oh and I have some exciting news as of last night that I will share soon. PROMISE! Its all rather exciting.


I have to say I am impressed with my blogging skills as I am on the train to perform at Va Va Voom in Edinburgh…intermittant internet will not deter me…nor the man failing to be discrete about checking out what I am doing on my laptop…




How pale?! But on the plus side the nosey man has gone to the loo so my journey has momentarily improved...tee hee x


Love
Khandie Khisses

PS Keep smiling and rocking out with your Kermit pants…I have bought mine with me to Edinburgh. Will post picture on my twitter I am sure.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Busy As A Bee

God almighty has it really been that long since I last posted? Eek so much has happened since then. I have been at Dr Sketchys in Nottingham, performed at Burlesk in Hastings, modelled for Nikita Sablier at Festival of Sins, and basically been up and down to Bournemouth more times than I care to remember. So as you can see I have been rather busy of late.



The Burlesk show was amazing and I really felt for the first time in a while that my performance was spot on from a personal view point. I felt that I really connected to my Dark Before The Dawn act....lushy sounding I know but for a performer that is just what you want/need.


I adore this image of my final moments of the Dark Before The Dawn act.


Then it was sploshing hell on the stage at Festival of Sins for Nikita Sablier (my lovely friend). I was dressed in corsetry and flung cakes and trifle about on stage. Lots of fun and VERY messy.

Then recently it was to Nottingham for Dr Sketchys...awesome venue and crowd there. I was a bit of a dork when I met Charlotte Thomson though having been a fan of her work for sometime I almost couldnt talk to her... Along with a fantastic team of people such as Miss Rain and Scarlett Daggers they put together a great show and one I hope to go back to soon. I have posted some of the artwork drawn of me in my galleries section. Go have a gander.


Right to bed for me I think.
Night all
KK