I’m very pleased toÂ announceÂ that I have my first ever blog competition for you! After meeting the lovely Ruka & Clare at the Sugarlesque boutique in Kingly Court, off Carnaby Street in Central London, we’ve decided to offer all you lovely readers the chance to win a cheeky Sugarlesque, burlesque inspired prize.
But first, let me tell you a little bit about Sugarlesque. Founded in 2007 by Ruka, who was making nipple tassels and feather fans for use in her BurlesqueÂ performancesÂ as alter ego, Chocolat and for her fellow performers. Ruka decided that she wanted to expand the range, so got herself a sewing machine and some pretty fabric and taught herself to stitch pretty knickers and cheeky bralettes.
In 2008, Ruka met Clare, who at the time was working for What Katie Did, as store manger and a very successful press manager, getting the What Katie Did brand coverage in the most exciting and desirable publications around, Vogue and iD to name a few! Ruka handed over the promotion and organising of Dr.Sketchys London to Clare who is still holding the event across London twice a month.
This year, Ruka & Clare opened their first shop in Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, stocking Ruka’s cheeky, sexy range of pasties, tassels, knickers, bras and bodysuits, Sugarlesque. The shop also stocks ranges from local craftspeople such as jewellery from Lost at Sea and Black Pearl and lingerie and corsets from What Katie Did, among other beautiful items. The walls are adorned with photography and art work, also by local creatives and all for sale.
As well as being a shop, the pair have also started using the space for creative events: burlesque lessons, tassel making classes, life-drawing and coming soon book readings from nude ladies! (You’ll have to keep an eye out on that one!)
Win! Sugarlesque Pasties!
Interested? I have these beautiful white satin, heart shapes pasties, with cute pearl and bow detail up for grabs! And it’s so simple to enter, all you have to do is to Tweet me! @ mention me and Sugarlesque and I’ll enter you into my prize draw. @JayneJRead and @Sugarlesque and be sure to follow us both for future competitions and updates! P.S The best message will be retweeted by me for sure! Competition closes on the evening of Monday 16th May and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards!