Rhinestones and Embellishments
Become the sparkliest showgirl or showboy you can be! Frankie Fictitious is the reigning “Miss Exotic World” and won “Most Dazzling” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame 2019. She is know for her beautifully embellished costumes. In this class she will show you her personal tips, tricks and techniques on how to jazz up those costumes and make them stage ready.
Frankie is a classically trained painter, she uses the visual elements of art as a base for her rhinestoning. Frankie will go over everything from composition, shape, color theory, texture and beyond! Your under-bits will be your new canvas!
Join Salt City Burlesque for a special workshop with the reigning Queen of Burlesque, on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 2-4pm upstairs at the Palace Theater. Advance sale tickets are $25 on Eventbrite, or $30 cash at the door. Entry is through the side door of the Palace, and up the stairs. Please bring a notebook and writing utensil (or whatever you prefer) to take notes. Parking is available in the rear lot or on the street. Please be mindful of street signs. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime learning opportunity, and then join us later that evening for "Salt City Burlesque Presents: Fire & Ice Ball III" to see Frankie in action, including her title winning act! Details available on www.saltcityburlesque.com
About Your Instructor:
Bay Area born and raised, Frankie Fictitious first hit the stage at the tender age of 6 as a hula dancin’ honey alongside her mother’s Tahitian dance troupe. At that moment, Frankie knew she was destined to be onstage. For a decade, she danced with a Tahitian dance troupe and competed in Tahitian Dance Festivals from adolescence to her teenage years. After excelling in cultural dance, Frankie craved to express her love of rock’n roll, joining an all-girl rock band as the lead guitarist, the influence of which can still be seen in her burlesque acts today.
In 2013, Frankie saw her first burlesque show and her infamous passion for burlesque was ignited. She hurried home and Googled “burlesque school” where upon she discovered Oakland’s Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque. From that moment, she officially blossomed into Frankie Fictitious! Her ravenous desire, unwavering hard work, and complete commitment to her art form transcended Frankie from burlesque baby to the ecdysiast icon she is today.
Frankie blasted into the burlesque festival circuit earning titles across the board. From Arizona “Best Burlesque” to Miss Viva Las Vegas to Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Best Small Group”, Frankie quickly became one of burlesque’s most coveted performers, landing herself among the “Top 50 Industry Figures,” according to 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. In 2018, Frankie competed for “Best Debut” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and in 2019 she took home the crown as the 29th Miss Exotic World, only the forth ever Asian-American performer to win the title. To this day, Frankie upholds the legacy of the Chinese-American performers who have come before her and who have continually inspired her while advocating for the expansion of the burlesque arts in the modern world.