Miss Tosh | A Dance For All

Miss Tosh | A Dance For All

There are some things in life which are held with the esteem as performance art in its various forms. From ballet and jazz dance to puppetry and geisha fan dance. In these spaces there is an expectation to innovate or clasp onto tradition. Either way the sheer visceral experience of live performances has been ultimately halted amidst openings and closings of regions and the limitations of a 25% capacity. While we have to think of the safety of ourselves and others, we are creatures who need social exchange and the entertainment of beauty in all of its abstractions.

At a recent socially distance interaction I chatted with Miss Tosh, the world-renowned burlesque performer and designer, who holds a devotional clasp on the tradition of the craft. Her presence has been one which cultivated and champions the contemporary beauty of LGBTQIA+, body positive and POC figures, while shattering the institutional white hetero-gaze which has long been so deeply rooted int the craft’s identity.

Her latest presentation The Beauty of Burlesque, has been one which celebrates the glitz, glamour, and the precision of the art, which affirms that the dimensions of the performer do not fit rigidly in the parameters of yesterday’s performancer. One thing is clear, the corsets are always gonna cinch you in, the crystals will glimmer, and the dances will knock you off your feet. See our conversation below as we speak frankly about the state of burlesque, breaking the 4th wall, and maintaining curiosity in the midst of sheltering.

What inspired you to put this event together?

The lack of authentic diversity in the entertainment industry is was motivated me to create Beauty of Burlesque. This is variatease revue starring diverse artist from around the world. As the founder & producer of the show it was very important from day one that we shine the spotlight on artist that represents diversity in talent & identity, focusing on lgbtqai+, poc, differently abled, and body positivity. 

At the start of the Covid Pandemic theaters shut down and so did live entertainment. Artist didn’t have any where to performer and especially our POC Trans community was facing so much hardship we had to come together as a community and do something to keep the showbiz flame still burning! 

Our annual halloween event is something we all looked forward to, so I created a the first ever Drive-In Burlesque Theater & Virtual Streaming Platform. The first event was on Halloween this year. All the talent donated their performances and we were able to raise funds for the Marsha P. Johnson Institute!

Do you feel like working digitally has been a helpful medium to expand in or has it be stifling?

One of the most beautiful things about artists is that they are resilient! I am so joyfully overwhelmed by the creativity admits this madness. Producing and performing in the first ever feature length Burlesque film was no small feat and comes with its own challenges. But the most exciting part is seeing what new innovative ideas the performers have. We are now able to reach a global audience, which is really incredible! Beauty of Burlesque has really brought the global burlesque community closer together during this hard time.

How do you see the art of burlesque adapt and change with the culture of social distancing?

There is something so special about performing live. Being close to the Audience, and sharing that energy when on stage is something that cannot be replicated. But there is also something magical about film! To bring the traditional burlesque act to the big screen opens a whole new arena for creativity.

What are some mediums and or techniques you have been using to adapt to a digital performance?

I wear many hats in my life and one of them was film. I worked in art departments and behind the scenes, editing, post production ect. These skills I learned always felt like a past life once I began performing full time. Its exciting that I can now combine past experiences with my performance art. There is always a silver lining if we look for it. 

How do you see the art of burlesque adapt and change with the culture of social distancing?

There is something so special about performing live. Being close to the Audience, and sharing that energy when on stage is something that cannot be replicated. But there is also something magical about film! To bring the traditional burlesque act to the big screen opens a whole new arena for creativity.

What are some mediums and or techniques you have been using to adapt to a digital performance?

I wear many hats in my life and one of them was film. I worked in art departments and behind the scenes, editing, post production ect. These skills I learned always felt like a past life once I began performing full time. Its exciting that I can now combine past experiences with my performance art. There is always a silver lining if we look for it. 

In these times of isolation and self reflection what else have you been working on?

I also have a fashion label (MissTosh.com) During isolation I’ve been able to really focus on designing new pieces, sewing everything in my pink garage. I was very lucky to have just moved in with my love right before lockdown in March. We have been nesting and having fun building furniture, painting murals and decorating our home. Im always making something.

How have you been able to maintain and celebrate yourself and your mental health?

With so much uncertainty finding a ways to cope, process and heal can be really hard. I get anxiety, and have non epileptic seizures when I’m stressed or overwhelmed. Maintaining balance by just taking it day. Enjoying a bite of food, feeling the sun on my face, and trying too remain grounded and present. All we can do is try the best we can. 

Items available for sale at MissTosh.com Photographed by Eva Ziegfield

Items available for sale at MissTosh.com Photographed by Eva Ziegfield

Items available for sale at MissTosh.com Photographed by Eva Ziegfield

Do you have any luxuriant items that have kept you sane and well?

Luxury for me is a cup of tea, a cozy blanket with kitties and my girlfriend snuggled up by me. For the insomnia and deep stress moments I cannot express enough how much cbd/tch oils have changed my life. A few drops and its sweet dreams haha.

What is your next project?

I will continue to produce Drive-In Burlesque shows and virtual events at www.BeautyofBurlesque.com Be sure to tune into our Holiday show, “Merry Stripmas” and New Years Eve extravaganza. Creating safe and sexy ways to celebrate safely at home or at the Drive-In. You can also shop my fashion label at MissTosh.com We will be having a major Black Friday sale of our accessories, dress, and home goods. Everything is handmade by me here in Hollywood, CA. 

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If there was ever a time to start a community in a post apocalyptic Utopia as LA, it is now. As with many of us, QooA included, the ideas of consumerism and embrace of sybarite takes on work and community have been ever shattered by the pandemic. Though every article has to serve a certain sense of reverence to the current political, social, and economic conditions of the world, a deep sense of modesty over what our self-grandeur had epitomized is now at the focal point of assessment. Leave it to an editorial maven like Natalie Alcala to take it upon herself to utilize this empathic sensibility to respond to her community with her latest project Creative Career Club.

A former fashion editor at Black Book Magazine during the heyday of the blog era, she shifted gears moving on to the fashion bible Racked, taking on the LA branch. It was with her down time with pregnancy that the constantly enterprising Alcala set out to form her Fashion Mamas brand. A work and play driven community which linked women and their children with others in the fashion communities. With this sentiment and having championed working with a diverse array of creatives Alcala reworked her playbook to better represent the creative community she had cultivated hence the launch of Creative Career Club. We caught up with Alcala on the eve of her launch to see why this community is important and where are we going next.

How do you see the idea of community in the modern age as far as IRL and digitally?

It’s all about merging common interest with the human condition. It’s creating a safe space, whether physical or digital or a remix, that fosters honest conversations and non-judgemental support. This can only happen if the community leader and their team emulate this energy when interacting with the community. Encourage questions, sharing of resources, and creative freedom — the magic is in the release of restraint. Most people organically want to hype one another up, and common interest is the catalyst or icebreaker for that energy. I always tell people that if you identify a group with common interests, and you’re a natural connector, and there are no spaces for this group to connect and create together, build it!

 

Why do you feel it is important to express this all inclusive experience for the creatives? 

We are all much more alike than we think. Society and its bad apples attempt to screw with synergy and pit humans against one another for empty causes. During my time as a writer, I interviewed hundreds of individuals from all backgrounds and identities; what they all had in common is that they had a unique vision. Once you reach their soul and learn more about their individual perspective and/or the cool shit they’re creating, it’s so inspiring that you can’t help but gravitate towards it. As a society, my hope is that we can respect, accept, and highlight all the unique backgrounds and identities of this world, but also look beyond that to simply and purely connect on another level. With CCC, we are building an accepting environment to prove that this is possible. The wider net will also foster more opportunities and resources for members, and hopefully diversify their circle in a variety of ways.

Have you ever felt stifled or dealt with people holding back your career due to your gender race or expression?

Absolutely. Especially in the fashion industry, Latinas were few and far between — and it’s still that way. I never felt polished enough or that I looked like everyone else, but my love for writing kept me in that semi-toxic industry. I decided to make the most of it by being unapologetically me — I wore what I wanted, followed my instincts, ignored and sometimes spoke up against the naysayers, and skipped off in a new direction. I’ve never met my father, so my therapist tells me that I feel as if I was born rejected, so that’s why I tend to reject rules. Forging my own path is how I survive in this world, and in a strange turn of events it’s actually made others accept me more.

 

Having started with a fashion career then moving into being the premiere mommy influencer why did you feel now was the right time to launch this project?

I love the targeted community I’ve created for mothers, Fashion Mamas, which is now six years old. I will never stop serving that community, however for my heart and history I wanted to also serve and support all of the creative humans I’ve met in my lifetime or will meet in the future. To know that they now have an inclusive space to connect in, and a media platform where we can share their stories, well it’s filling my heart hardcore — and it’s only the beginning.

Can you tell us more of the what CCC is all about… How do we join in?

Creative Career Club is a creative community for all. I’ve worked six years building a strong and impactful community for mothers, so this new club for creatives of all backgrounds and identities has the foundation of experience. CCC Members are able to meet digitally via our members-only portal and communication channels, as well as IRL at our 1,000-square-foot Creative Clubhouse in Silver Lake. Once the world opens up a bit more, we will host monthly events at the space, including gifting events, open forum conversations, movie nights, cannabis & collaging, and member-matching – a platonic take on “speed dating” but for friends. Our digital resources will be just as experiential cuz I’m a tech nerd at heart, so members from all over the world will be able to connect. We are also launching a media platform, CCC Journal, where I’ll be able to dust off my background as a writer, and CCC even has a merch shop. Creatives of all types can join by applying at creativecareerclub.com/apply.

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Aliona Kononova has been a well cemented part of Los Angeles’ art and fashion scene. Frequently adorning the most avant garde of dressers around the various art openings and social happenings, is there anything more inspiring than to see Valerie Von Sobel in one of Kononova’s confections. When the pandemic hit, Kononova like the rest of the world slowed down. Focusing on fully envisioned one offs, pushing an endearing sense of more architectural engineered garments craft it out of the most rigid fabrics. It is with this strong and dynamic use of craftsmanship which she has applied into the process of her mask making. Having been anointed “Millinery‘s New Star” with the blessing of Stephen Jones, it is no wonder that her expertly crafted masks take on a whole life of their own.

A gorgeous and luxuriant product that transfers wearers to a place which almost makes one forget that it is a product of function, but rather a storied vision of art. In the time of quarantine and isolation the designer has also explored her adopted home of California. Producing shoots which showcase her designs against the alien backdrop of the many coastal towns along 655.8 miles of Cali coastline.

The pacing couldn’t have been better as she also highlighted the little known Russian homestead, Fort Ross. We got to chatting with Kononova about this project which ultimately matches her Californian dream and Slavic roots. she also provided a delectably addictive recipe for Syrniki, a cottage cheese based pancake which is dosed with just the right amount of sugar to be a tea time treat, snack or dessert.

Photo Courtesy Aliona Kononova. Model: Yulia Kirillova.

BJ Panda Bear: Where did you shoot these images they are completely astonishing and alien, you mentioned they were near San Francisco.

Aliona Kononova: The first part was in Sedona and around that area as well as around Vazquez Rocks. Second part was around San Francisco and Fort Ross. It was collaboration between me and my friend Yulia Kirillova who also modeled in the images.

BJPB: Yes and you mentioned there were parts that were Russian, was there a town there? I know Solvang is the one that’s all Danish.

AK: It’s really special so Fort Ross is a former Russian outpost in Sonoma county where 19th century Russians settled on the native Kashia Pomo territory. It’s not big but it’s such a nice place next to the ocean.

BJPB: How did you find out about it, I have hadn’t heard of it being from California.

AK: It was in the books In Russia we have always been curious to go and there was never an occasion. So when everything was locked down I think I saw more things than I saw in the seven years I’ve lived here. We just went to San Francisco then to Yosemite, June lake, and exploring all the things around. 30 hours of driving, but good.

Photo Courtesy Aliona Kononova. Model: Yulia Kirillova.

Photo Courtesy Aliona Kononova. Model: Yulia Kirillova.

BJPB: How far was it all from each other?

AK: 2 hours from San Francisco. it was a very cool experience and it was crazy because in San Francisco in the mornings it is really cold and when we went to Fort Ross and it was crazy hot and we were trying to capture the pictures with no harsh sun which was pretty impossible. At some point you hear this church bell and I felt like I was fainting because it was too hot. There was not even one shadow it was all open so there was no shade while you’re shooting for three hours. You really get that heat I was trying to hide in the church but it was closed. We were looking for any shade with the bells it was a surreal experience.

BJPB: With the masks you have recently released they are really gorgeous what was the construction on these?

AK: I wanted something to cover your face but repeating the shape of the face that it would not squeeze your mouth as it is already so uncomfortable to wear these in general. I wanted them to be as comfortable as possible. The lining is so soft and you can adjust the ears. The whole thing can be adjusted to your face, the veil is detachable the little bird is detachable. It has three main inspired creatures: a bird a dragonfly and a butterfly.

Photo Courtesy Aliona Kononova. Model: Yulia Kirillova.

Photo Courtesy Aliona Kononova. Model: Yulia Kirillova.

What is the significance of those animals to you and how they relate to the masks?

It all started with the bird, a bird can rise above the clouds and see what is going on in the bigger picture and get over it quicker in that sense. The dragonfly has this unique flight pattern which they adjust in certain situations and that’s kind of what was their inspiration. Of course the butterfly has its metamorphosis, so the idea of the transformation and to take all that moment as a personal growth, to take it towards a positive note I wanted to have these creatures on every mask.

They are so welcome crafted are they both feathers and millinery fabrics?

Depends the bird one is made of feathers, And the dragonfly is made of silk they are like little jewels.

Photo Courtesy Aliona Kononova. Model: Yulia Kirillova.

Photo Courtesy Aliona Kononova. Model: Yulia Kirillova.

A little happiness for breakfast to start your day in the right direction, Aliona Kononova’s recipe for Syrniki

Ingredients:

1 egg

1 cup of farmers cheese or ricotta

3 tablespoons of sugar

1/4 cup of flour (or almond flower for Keto)

a generous pour of vanilla extract

pinch of salt

coconut oil

1/2 a cup of blueberries (optional)

Your favorite maple syrup (optional)

Combine ingredients and portion into 5 or 6 servings, pan fry with the coconut oil and serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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With over 10 years of fronting the lifestyle brand the CobraShop and nearly 20 years behind the lens, Mark Hunter has cultivated a rich vision of millennial splendor has as well as coming with various waves of cultural sentiments. An innovator in nightlife photography his work defined the aughts aesthetic of a pre social media unadulterated chic. Messy and in the moment, while cultivating a broad vision of nightlife’s coolest and experimental. His Cobrashop gained traction through his impeccable curation of vintage tees that was only furthered by a selection of oddities and dead stock 90s essentials.

Lately, Hunter has found a full circle audience in the ways which he presents his items. A reinvigorated appreciation of vintage tees in the time of covid corresponds to a heightened boost of sales. We spoke to Hunter on this latest drop as well as his upcoming ventures in publishing.

BJ Panda Bear: Tell me what’s going on with the new store  I know you just re-launched!

Mark Hunter: Yes the Cobra Shop the funny thing is it all started with a titanic t-shirt. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet right?! I have a guy that sells me a lot of t-shirts, I got the shirt and I thought to myself oh this one might be worth a lot of money. And I don’t really have much of an affection for Titanic so let me sell it. I put it on eBay, not on the Cobra Shop, and within the day I got multiple messages from people being like, “I’ll buy it from you right now in cash” “take it off eBay and sell it to me please, I am obsessed with that shirt!” I ended up doing this deal with this kid and sold it to him for 160 bucks, meeting at McDonald’s.

He loved the shirt and we became fast friends. I brought him to my house and he was blown away with the fact that they were over 2500 different shirts in my collection. He said, “dude now is the time for you to be selling these things.” I said, ”Really?! I’m intimidated by all the Round Twos and all the streetwear taking over vintage. He told me, ‘there’s a whole new breed of young people selling shirts via Instagram.’”

BJPB: How much of this does it have to do with the current Covid conditions. Is there a lot of affects on the market due to isolation?

MH: Because of Covid everyone is stuck at home. They can’t go to a flea market and they can’t shop traditionally they are shopping online. That has affected how people are thinking about vintage shirts, sports cards and lots of different industries are just floating because people are just stuck at home. With the Instagram live feature and you can go and talk about whatever you want and these kids started doing these lives about the shirts like a Home Shopping Network with vintage shirts. I have never seen it before and the guy was like let’s go live right now let’s look through some of your shirts and show them off.

BJPB: What was the reaction to this is, were they receptive to this technique?

MH: There were only 30 people watching the live and no joke I got over 20 DM’s. Almost everyone in the live DMed me and said I want this I want that shirt I’ll give you this I’ll give you that. In one day I sold five shirts for $2000. I was like this is crazy this is actually worth my time. I love the shirts and they’re part of me and I don’t want to sell them unless the money was right.

Long story short that inspired me to relaunch The Cobra Shop in its original roots which was vintage tees. 10 years ago that was all that we did selling vintage shirts we didn’t sell all the butterfly clips, all the girly things just unisex vintage tees modeled on cool girls and some dudes. It would be sold at a quarter of the price and now everyone wants Mickey Mouse shirts or movie promo shirts, or rock bands, rap tees and the prices have just exploded.

We picked the first drop about a few weeks ago and it was 100 shirts photographed properly and measured them and listed them and that’s been going OK. I still think that there is a culture that would rather go to haggle and DM with you. Let’s say well you’re asking for 300 I’ll give you 250 and you meet in the middle, but with the web store you can’t really offer that so we are trying to come up with a happy medium. This will be basically doing the live shows and tells and offering to do a deal through messaging.

BJPB: How often are you doing the lives now?

MH: You can pretty much go on any day and you can find some buddy doing a live especially with the T-shirt stuff. I will probably do it once every week if I have the time but mostly I really want to just focus on how to build a business on the e-commerce side. It’s just so much cleaner to have people check out and put in all their information billing thing and I can be able to print out the label to  send it right away. If it’s in a DM I have to cut and paste and talk back-and-forth and it’s just not as professional. It’s also about learning the market and learning what price points are going to work and also getting back into sourcing because now that this has become so popular it’s harder and harder to find cool shirts at reasonable prices. So that’s kind of like a Catch 22. I can’t complete my inventory and then what am I gonna do.

BJPB: Can we talk a little bit more about the books following The Cobra Shop as well as your archives of party images?

MH: The nice thing is you know I’ve always like to have multiple outlets in creative projects. Back to just The Cobra Shop, that concept has existed for over a decade so the exciting thing there is that I will be putting together a little zine. It’s going to be something that’s cute and fun to give to all my customers that shows all the models that used to model for the shop, the cool stuff that we used to sell and the graphics that we designed. Just to sort of encapsulate the energy of The Cobra Shop, but then you know the really really exciting bigger project is my actual coffee table book.

That’s the photography that was based on the 2000s pre-Social Media I was there with you, at all the coolest parties where everyone was just living life and being free.

BJPB: Do you feel like towards your own well-being it was important to have that IRL experience. pre-Covid every event that like a social media opportunity to build a personal brand. What was the last Spirit.

MH: I think that we can both relate that we used to just go out and it was truly just to have fun it was a lot sloppier and more wild because you didn’t really have a lot of accountability or responsibility and now everything is more of a brand moment and PR stunt so even the images are different. I always loved watching people take photos with their phone at a party because he would have to wait for the flash so you can’t move or else it will be blurry. You know with the cameras we would use in the club they were professional so you could shoot people dancing and spinning around getting a lot more action compared to now that is really staged.

BJPB: Oh bitch I always staged mine every time you shot me lol.

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Nolwen Cifuentes has had a booming career as a photographer, capturing a diverse array of subjects from Kamala Harris on the cover of Time to decorated portraits of auteurs like Floria Sigismondi posed in an expressionist lament. It was her touching and docu-stylied images of her friends which focused and illuminated a sense of beautiful humanity that really had us all becoming devotees. Implementing a sense of rigger and release the broad spectrum of her subjects was sure enough a great segway back to her initial passions of film making.

Having dived into the process of shooting on her spare time with little to know budgets, her quarantine has helped to inform and reflect on her previous works. She took a step back and re-incorporated her initial love of cinema and narrative film making. The results include a diverse and intimate portrait of every day life from 3 different vantage points each with its well framed understandings grounded in family and friends. A quick chat with Cifuentes strengthens the genuine response and interactions with her subjects.

A collaborative effort the depictions were made in a way which cultivates a free spirited improvisational manor which doesn’t impose but rather highlights the characters developments. Here we ask the newly minted director on her process and moves to highlight compassion. 

Congrats on this new project, I had no idea you were into film as well! Tell me more, how did you get into this project it is so different from your editorial work.

I know!!! So I actually was really into filmmaking like back when I was 16 and made a few shorts. When I went to college, I ended up studying graphic design and the whole filmmaking thing took a back seat. When I found my love for photography I just went full force into that. Then last year I watched this Netflix show Easy, by Joe Swanberg, it’s all improvised and it just reminded me so much of the type of filmmaking I had wanted to do. Simple, human stories that felt very real.

I started watching a lot of his interviews and how he made films, he just shot whole feature films in like a week, it didn’t have to be great, and he didn’t even write a script for them. So I was like wait I could probably do that too.

That improvised aspect is so interesting as I do know that you are incorporating that performative aspect into the biographical aspect of it. Did you put together a script for each short?

Each story is really based on the people, they’re all friends of mine, it’s fictional stories but yeah all improv. No script, just like an outline of where I wanted the story to go.

So when we’re shooting, I’d direct them, like “ok I need you to get to this beat, how can we get there?” It was all super collaborative

I absolutely also love the contrasting cast of characters in each short from what I have seen so far how did you go about choosing them that really complement each other?

Yeah the cast is so good!!! They’re all real relationships. The first one, Born in a Chevy, they were both actual best friends who lived together. I met them a few years back and just was so charmed by their energy and their friendship. The story was based on something from my own life, but I just knew I wanted to make something with Ezra and Ruth (who star in that film) and they ended up being perfect. The other one, Sixty and Fabulous, I had photographed Khalif for a personal project and knew his mom was Vietnamese and deaf and just felt like that would be a really interesting story to see. I didn’t know she’d be SO amazing on camera though, in that one she didn’t really “act,” it was just them interacting how they would normally and I was just there capturing it and putting them in the setting of the market.

And the last one I just posted, The Waltz, I met those brothers at a party and instantly was like oh my gosh I need to make something with you.

Their whole vibe was amazing. We met for lunch and I learned all three of them were super into ballroom dancing so I was like ok perfect that’s the movie.

Is there also something you feel you are showcasing by framing these people life through your perspective, how do you see your visual language interacting with them?

It’s definitely interesting, especially with the first one, Born in a Chevy, because that story is just something that happened to me. I had this visceral need to express how I felt about something. So it’s like I’m melding my own experiences with the very real relationships of other people. I think especially with the improv aspect of it, it makes the whole story feel so real and defined. Like here I am baring a vulnerable side of myself along with the actors who are doing the same by sharing their real relationships.

I also really liked the way you shot these, was it all iphone ?

Technically they’re all shot on my iPhone, there was literally zero dollars for it, but I think it gives them all an even more doc/cinema verite feel.

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