Showgirls Life

is creating podcasts and feathery + sparkly glamorous art

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Every little bit helps! Just as sequins add texture and sparkle to a costume, your monthly contribution helps support the bigger picture!

  • Design polls: help me decide which way to go with a design
  • Weekly Gazealous Studio LIVE: 30 minute LIVE Showgirl hat creation. Sundays, beginning July 19. 
  • Access to Showgirls Life podcast 1 week prior (launching July 4)
  • Design Polls
  • Gazealous Studio LIVE
  • Early Access to Public Podcast episodes
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Rhinestones reflect light back to the world in a big way. Your monthly contribution helps to light up the world!

  • 20% discount in my Sparkle Shop
  • Sparkle Mail: Four times a year get a handwritten note or postcard of one of my  sparkly costumes from me!
  • Extended and bonus podcast content: Photos of guests when available and a monthly compilation episode featuring that month’s guests answers to bonus questions!
  • EXCLUSIVE Costume debuts: When I finish a project I will record a dress up session and edit into a video for my Patrons.
  • Plus everything in previous tier
  • 20% off anything in my Sparkle Shop
  • Sparkly Mail x4
  • Dress up Costume Debuts
  • Exclusive Monthly Bonus Podcast Episodes
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Feather boas are the epitome of glamour and sophistication. Your monthly contribution will support keeping the feathered Showgirl icon alive.
  • Full library access 
  • Monthly LIVE Q&A session: Schedule TBA, link sent out day before
  • 30% discount in Sparkle Shop
  • Quarterly bonus podcast episodes: Featuring guest’s answers to provocative  questions that won’t be available to the public.
  • Plus everything in previous tiers
  • 30% everything in my Sparkle Shop
  • Full Library Access
  • Monthly Live Q&As
  • Exclusive Quarterly Bonus Podcast Episodes




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You were a Las Vegas Showgirl?!!!
Hey there! I’m Athena, aka Gazella. Twenty years ago, I auditioned for the largest Las Vegas Showgirl spectacular, Jubilee!, and was offered a job as a Bluebell (covered chorus dancer.)

After five years of performing twelve shows per week, working my way up to principal dancer and receiving a degree in graphic design, I retired from dance and pursued the visual arts and crafts worlds.

Combining A Love of Dress Up and Glamour with Art
After almost a decade of not performing, I was welcomed back to the stage through burlesque and I began creating elaborate and expensive costumes. Not just burlesque costumes, but authentic Showgirl hats and jewelry.

Though I am not performing any longer, I am now creating my costumes just for fun. Fun for myself and fun for my Feathery Revelry immersive parties where guests experience the art of the Showgirl and learn to walk and pose then they get to try on the headdresses and jewelry and take professional photos. More on that here

Preserving the history of the Showgirl
A recent trip to Paris, France for a Showgirl reunion and then the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas for the Showgirl Exhibit, reignited my passion for the history of the Showgirl.

There is plenty of information out there about the producers and designers that created the shows, but very few stories of all the glamazons that graced the stages of those spectaculars and how they got there. It’s intriguing to me!!!

I have decided to launch a platform for real Showgirls to share their stories of their former glamour days to the world. In my podcast, Showgirls Life, I will be interviewing Showgirls (and Showboys!) from the heyday of Las Vegas Showgirl spectaculars (1950s-1990s.)

Preserving the Showgirl
Through the design and creation of my feathery and sparkly pieces as well as my podcast, I hope to educate and entertain younger generations that are unaware of the icon of glamour that Las Vegas created, as well as revive interest for generations that have experienced a real Showgirl spectacle live.

Exclusive content will be available to my patrons on my Patreon page. Examples include exclusive Patreon only interviews (video and podcasts,) historical photos of guests, LIVE headdress/jewelry-making process videos, and LIVE costume debuts.

Want to be part of preserving the Showgirl? Become a patron today!
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Can’t wait to start interviewing showgirls, but I need a mic first!! Help me reach this goal so I can launch Showgirls Life podcast by July 4, 2020!
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