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New HOTBD advert as seen in Burlesque Bible Magazine (UK) - Autumn 2016

 We are thrilled to have our newest advertisement, "What Every Woman Wants" in Issue 16 of Burlesque Bible Magazine -- the "International Magazine for Everything Burlesque."     This House of the Broken Dragon ad features Sarasota local burlesque performer Cherry Von Topp kissing the rhinestone dragon in our show-stopping Phoenix Dragon long kimono ON SALE NOW!   What makes it even better?  1. Our ad shares an intimate interview spread with Perle Noire, The Mahogany Queen of Burlesque and 2. this is a "Special Curvy Issue" to celebrate body confidence -- which we love!  In the words of the editor, "...this issue will hopefully show you that the shape of your body doesn’t define who you are, but the way you use it does!"    Speaking...

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What is a Kimono Hipster?

You may or may not have noticed that House of the Broken Dragon offers various kimono styles: Long, Short, Jacket, and Hipster.   One of our most popular styles has been the Kimono Hipster. The hipster has a few unique features: Falls at the hip No belt Slimmer cut thru body Slimmer cut sleeves   The beauty of this unisex style is that it offers the "look and feel" of a kimono but without excess material that may be cumbersome in a more active environment.   Great for a lightweight cover-up, day or night, dressed up or down, the Kimono Hipster will certainly add a dash of personality to your outfit, whatever that may be!     Don't forget all...

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It is an honor to have our product sold in The Ringling Museum Gift Store!

The History of The Ringling   Self-made multimillionaire and circus magnate, John Ringling (1866-1936), was one of the early 20th century’s most prolific art collectors. The Ringling is his legacy.     In 1905, Ringling married his soul mate, Mable Burton (1875-1929), a woman who shared his love for travel, art and culture.     Soon after their marriage in NJ they became fixtures in New York’s art auction scene, buying paintings, furniture and tapestries for their own growing collection.   In 1911, John and Mable purchased 60 acres of waterfront property on Sarasota Bay. In the ‘20s, they became active in the community and purchased more than 25 percent of Sarasota, including St. Armand's Circle, Bird Key and Lido...

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Urbana Nirvana

One of the tactics House of the Broken Dragon continues to employ in our marketing strategies is taking something "ancient" and "formal" (ie: the kimono) and placing it in a "modern" or "casual" setting. This is exactly what happened during our exciting photoshoot in Ybor City -- Tampa's National Landmark Historic District. Ybor was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Cuba, Spain and Italy. Many of its alleyways are a hodgepodge of quaint architecture and graffitied industrial buildings -- another testament of the "old" commingling with the "new."   Executing a fresh feel with an old-world garment couldn't have been accomplished more dramatically without our talented team, including smokin' hot model and cosplayer,...

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Chinese Burlesque Queens: Past and Present

HOTBD is tickled pink to have their first internationally published article in the stellar UK-based pinup magazine, Tease and Cake!    The article, entitled "Chinese Burlesque Queens: Past and Present" is featured in the Spring 2016 issue. Due to popular demand, the hard copies of this issue have since SOLD OUT, however, you can still purchase the digital version, here.   Seeking feedback directly from the source, I had the excellent opportunity to interview three well-known women in the burlesque industry today, including: Calamity Chang, the "Asian Sexsation" The Shanghai Pearl Miss Amelia   Discover how all of three of these lady bosses (not to mention their mentoring predecessors) overcame tremendous obstacles including race and prejudice yet still managed to succeed in this controversial and historic art...

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