Following on from my interview with Frankii Wilde, here is my second style interview, with the very lovely Anna Fur Laxis!
I was very lucky to work with Anna Fur Laxis a number of times and considered it a complete honour and inspiration. Such a beautiful, glamorous lady who is also a very kind and friendly personality, totally lovely. Anna Fur Laxis is a model, burlesque performer, axe thrower and hair and make-up expert! She has performed and modelled internationally and renowned for her unique, creative performances inspired by the history of Burlesque and brought up to date with excellent choreography, stunning costumes and a great sense of humour.
A modern-day Bettie Page, Anna Fur Laxis combines cheesecake, glamour and elements of fetish in her work, but is always lady like and elegant. A true inspiration for all aspiring models and burlesque performers!
Anna Fur Laxis: Yorkshire Based Burlesque Performer, Axe Thrower and Model
How does your style differ on stage and off? Do you always look so glamorous?
My off and on-stage style in terms of hair and make up is quite similar, but a little more understated for off-stage. I don’t enjoy dressing casually, and I aim to always inject a little glamour into every day, but I do have to compromise a little when I’m travelling; I’ve tried taking flights in full circle skirts and petticoats and it’s hard to squash all of the frills into an airline seat! Â I have to say also that I prefer the warmer months because I love to wear short sleeves and light stockings.
Where do you buy most of your clothes?
Of course I love wearing Vivien of Holloway! And I also love brands like Stop Staring, Tara Starlet, Bettie Page Clothing and Trashy Diva. My favourite shops for these brands online are New Vintage Clothing and 20th Century Foxy. High Street shops I love are Rose & Co and Bird Yard, both are in Leeds and both are treasure troves of beautiful things! Â When I’m travelling I’m rarely able to stay long enough to shop, but when I’m in America I *love* to go shopping. The garment district in L.A. is amazing for fabrics, trims and rhinestones, and the shoe shops are fab too, I love Fleuvog and ReMix Vintage shoes.
How would you describe your style, who/ what inspires your style?
My husband has described my style as “Women’s Institute Trailer Park Couture”. Â I’m inspired by the styles of the 1940s and 1950s, tattoo culture, beautiful lingerie and my favourite colours.
What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?
Ooh, that’s a hard question!! I’m very lucky to have a wardrobe full of lovely things, but if pressed, I’d pick the Herve Leger dress my husband bought for me in San Francisco on our wedding anniversary.
What is the most important thing to you when it comes to your style?
I think it’s really important to stay true to yourself – I spent many years conforming to the way I thought society expected me to look and behave, it wasn’t until I reached my 30s that I started to understand that didn’t have to be the case, and to gain the confidence to dress and behave the way I really wanted to. Â I didn’t know there was another way, and I didn’t know that life could be different. But it can. And it’s fun. And I heartily recommend it 🙂
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