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!



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!


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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