I’m an old Hollywood glamour enthusiast based in Staffordshire, England.
I’ve never been enthralled with modern mainstream fashion, and found it much more fun to create my own style, regardless of what the crowds said.
In 2007, at age 13 I started modelling for a local shop in my hometown of Leek that sold a variety of gothic things, and I haven’t looked back since. My style developed into a modern day pin up with a mix of femme fatale.
I fell in love with corsets and the silhouette they create under a wiggle dress, my obsession for all things vintage started from there, gaining an extensive corset collection, with vintage inspired lingerie, as well as a wardrobe full of vintage reproduction clothing as well as a few genuine vintage items.
I started to perform burlesque in 2012, which led me to produce my own shows in 2014 called Silken Burlesque Varietease at age 20. In 2015 I started to teach burlesque and help women feel empowered under the Diamond Teese Burlesque Studio name.
Burlesque also led me to perform in award winning band Alter Eden‘s music video for their single “Colourless” in 2016.
In 2016 I also developed a new passion for travel. Before 2016 I’d never left the country, now you can’t old me down. I adore travelling and exploring new places and then re-living it all again as I write about our adventures on here.
In 2017 I started to teach workshops about modelling from both sides of the camera, tailoring the workshop to both models and photographers.
In early 2017 I started working with; and became the inspiration and brand ambassador for Retro Diva– a clothing line dedicated to creating vintage inspired looks.
“For fashion rebels & style divas. Inspired by Mina Von Vixen and a host of Hollywood legends” – Retro Diva
I started this blog in early 2017 to showcase all of my passions in one place. I hope you enjoy reading it as I will writing it.
Header image by Amanda Elwell Photography 2017
“Mina is very passionate about the history and the creativity of burlesque. Her performances are creative and thoughtful. A very talented young woman with a passion and drive for a wonderful art form. Mina’s acts are fun to watch and a good mix of enticement and playfulness.”
– Diamond Teese.
“I have had the pleasure to perform with and witness the stunning, sensational and super starlet that is Mina Von Vixen. Not only does Mina make you giggle with delight at her brilliantly constructed acts (especially her fabulous Detective act) She is a sultry siren who invites the audience to join in with her performance with a wiggle and a cheeky wink. Mina is a true professional, maintaining utmost professionalism on and off the stage – such a joy to work with and look forward to working with the fabulous Mina again in the future.”
– Trixie Blue