Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Burlesque - Sassy, Sexy Seduction

by Arrvada

American Burlesque, the Sexy Strip Tease, can trace it's recent origins to Paris' Moulin Rouge of the 1890's. Made famous by Burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee during the late 19th century, modern Burlesque has evolved from a satirical form of low comedy vaudeville, to a classy, flirty art stylized by Bettie Page and the modern diva Dita Von Teese.

A new generation has reinvented burlesque, creating what it is today, a fun, sassy, seductive dance. Today New Burlesque has taken many forms, but all have the common trait of honoring one or more of burlesque's previous incarnations, with acts including striptease, expensive costumes, bawdy humor, cabaret and more. There are modern burlesque performers and shows all over the world.

Burlesque is not about overt sex or sleaze, its about the sultry seduction, the playful peeling off of one glove, or the flirting flutter of your lashes. It's all about the great seduction, and invoking the female power.
Now it's your turn to shine. Grab those high heels, a fluffy pink boa and come out to Image Provocateur to learn how to seduce and tease with the best of them.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dance Diva - Jeslen Mishelle

Jeslen Mishelle embodies grace and sexy style when she undulates across a dance floor.

Jeslen has been a performance artist since she was just a child. It has been her passion throughout her life, driving her to higher and higher levels of perfection. Schooled in all forms of dance, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, belly dance, burlesque, pole/chair dance, to interpretive dance and performance art, she is an eclectic and vibrant performer.

Now she is excited to be able to bring everything she has learned to a variety of audiences at various events. It is her belief that dance is an outlet of self expression, an art of sensuality and passion.

She now wishes to share this love with women, teaching them to build confidence in movements and in their body. Regardless of dance experience, her belief is that everyone is a great dancer - one just needs to feel confident enough to do it.

With classes at Image Provacatuer, Jeslen Mishelle hopes to assist her students in poise, posture and teach them in the basics of belly dance, burlesque and, to spice things up, a little classy strip tease.

Through her classes she wishes to help them feel empowered, more confident in their sensuality and be able to seduce the person of their dreams.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Flake E. Designs Photo Shoot

Hair & Makeup By
Image Provocateur

Models Provided by
VIP-CAT Academy

Outfits by Flake E. Designs http://www.flakeedesigns.com/

Dana Photography www.danaschleth.com
Igor Kondrya igorkondrya@mail.ru
Tim Engle http://www.englephoto.com/

Friday, January 8, 2010

Get the Bump without the Bumpit!

January 13, 2010
from 6-10pm.

Love how your hairstylist does your hair? Love how much volumne she seems to get? Tired of never being able to duplicate that look? Well now's your chance to learn how!

Join us January 13, 2010
to Learn how to
Get the Bump without the Bumpit!

So come out with the girls, have some wine and learn to do your hair like a Victoria Secret Model's!

Evening Includes:
Skin Analysis by Jessica Kerivan and
Style Lesson
by the stylists of Image Provocateur

Tickets for this Class $45

You will need to bring a Rattail Comb, Bobby Pins and A Can of Hairspray. We will provide the rest!

To Reserve your Seat
call Arrvada at
(916) 474-5578 Today!

Image Provocateur & VIP-CAT Academy
"Where your Image is Everything!"
232 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678
Ph (916) 474-5578 * Fx (916) 474-5579
Email: imageprov@yahoo.com

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hydration = Good Skin

by Arrvada

One of the main contributors to healthy winter skin is proper hydration. Not just in what goes onto the skin, but also what goes inside.

In some ways it seems it is easier to stay hydrated during the sweltering heat of summer than it is when things cool down to brrrr. In the summer nothing is better than a nice cold glass of water. but in the winter, it's just the opposite. We tend to order drinks that will warm us up from the inside, like hot tea, spiced cider, coffee and cocoa. It's true all of these feel great when the wind is rushing about at a furious pace and sending those leaves skittering down the street. But they tend to leave our bodies sorely lacking in hydration. Yep, big problem.

So what are we supposed to do? You ask.

Well, it's a scientific fact that the body absorbs water better when it is room temperature than when it is ice cold. However none of us are usually keen on the taste of lukewarm water. So that leaves us with a few options:

1. Carry a reusable water container since there is no need to clutter the landfills just to stay hydrated. Besides, this will save you money in the long run, since a bottle of water can run from $1 to $5.

2. Add a few drops of lemon juice to the water. This will make it much more palatable, even when it isn't ice cold and will also give you a nice little boost of Vitamin C. A vitamin we could really use more of during the cold and flu season.

3. Avoid Sodas and other drinks that are high in sugar. These only serve to dehydrate you more and add more junk and chemicals to your body that none of us really need.

4. Avoid Caffein. I know, I know. You are screaming, BLASPHEMY! at this point, but just bear with me a moment longer. Ok, caffeine tends to curb your appetite, which is good, but it also curbs your thirst impulses. So if we don't feel thirsty, why would we want to force ourselves to drink? So, if at all possible, avoid the caffeine.

So raise a glass of crystal clear water and make a toast to beautiful skin, YOUR beautiful skin.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Stylist of the Month - Jessica Kerivan

I found my love for make up at an early age. I enrolled at Federicos Beauty Institute and became the top student in my class, earning specialty training in micro dermabrasion, spray tanning, and body treatments.

After I graduated from Federicos and received my license from state board, I decided I wanted to provide my clients with the highest level of service and continued my education of the skin and body by enrolling at Healing Arts massage therapy school, where I earned my massage license and trained in various forms of body work including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Shiatsu, and Hot Stone therapy.

Makeup and skin care are my passions in life. There is something very satisfying in helping someone who has battled with problem skin, and turn it into clear, healthy skin, or transforming a bride into her most gorgeous self on her wedding day. Because I love what I do, my job never feels like work. I get to wake up and go play!