Tribute Thursday: Christina Aguilera

Ola and happy Thursday my sexy cherries and daggers!

Christina Aguilera

So remember in the late 90’s and early naughties when the world’s population was
divided between the Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears fans? Apparently the
two pop princesses of the time were each other’s biggest haters. Who even knows
if that was ever the truth! But regardless of whether it was true or not and
although I did like Britney a lot, from the moment Christina Aguilera did Lady
Marmalade with Pink, Maya and Lil Kim – I was 100% Team Christina!

To me she was (and still is) a goddess! She’s beautiful, talented and has a raw
sex appeal that’s totally effortless and was absolutely perfect for the movie
Burlesque. She is so amazing and such an inspiration!

Alrighty I’m done drooling. She was born Christina Maria Aguilera on  December 18, 1980 somewhere in Staten Island, New York and is half Irish and half Latin.
She was one of many who were part of the Mickey Mouse Club who blossomed
into the sexy teen who sang Genie in a Bottle and later became known for her
provocative lyrics and clothes.

Lady Marmalade was born, then Dirrty then Can’t
Hold Us Down and Not Myself Tonight. This year Christina released the album
Lotus, another amazing album showing both her soft and sexy sides and of course
showcasing that delicious voice of hers.

Oh and she also happened to be the star of one of my favourite movies EVER – Burlesque with Cher, which is about a small-town girl who goes to LA to become a dancer and gets sucked into the amazing world of old-school glamour and beautiful music.

So for this Tribute I’m not going to add music videos to songs of hers we already know, I’m going to add some of the performances I thought were her most amazing and love the most, starting with her performance of “Fever” at a Burlesque club in LA that landed her the role in the movie in the first place. Caution – it’s HOT!!

Have a sexy Thursday peeps!

♥Cherry♥

Tribute Thursday: Show me how you Burlesque

Hey my darlings!

Today’s Tribute Thursday is dedicated to one of the sexiest and most fabulous dance styles of today’s age:

Burlesque

Burlesque originated in the 16th century and was originally intended as a “mockery” art-form to make people laugh by using theatrical performances that make fun of known plays of their day.

In 1868 Lydia Thompson and her British Blondes made their way to American soil and introduced a variety show of sexy and funny performances in (gasp!) nude tights…. which brought on a whole new era in Burlesque.

Lydia Thompson and her British Blondes

According to Alibi.com, in 1893 The World’s Fair Columbian Exhibition opened in Chicago. Among the most infamous performers is Little Egypt, who introduces the exotic “belly dance” to America. A musical cue improvised by Sol Bloom (Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, doodoo doody-doody-doo) becomes synonymous with the burgeoning art of the “hoochie-coochie.”

From there saloon girls, belly dancers and various other performers got onto the parody bandwagon and basically the Burlesque we’ve all come to know and love was born with seductive strip-teases and lip-syncing to funny tracks becoming the must-see shows of the day.

Some of the most recognised Burlesque stars of the hay-day till today include Josephine Baker, Lola the Vamp, Bettie Page,  Miss Polly Rae, Marie Dressler, Gypsy Rose Lee,  Tracy Phillips, Sally Rand, Tura Satana, Satan’s Angel, Ann Corio, Michelle L’amour, Dita Von Teese, Catherine D’lish, and Sherry Britton.

Sally Rand

Dita von Teese

Gypsy Rose Lee

Satan’s Angel

Michelle L’amour

Josephine Baker

Betty Page

Lola the Vamp

Sherry Britton

Here is also my favourite scene from the 2011 movie Burlesque, performed by the beautiful Christina Aguilera… enjoy!

Have a fantastic day further my peeps!

*kisses*

♥Cherry♥