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. Tuesdays, 9:15 am MST. 
  • Access to Showgirls Life podcast 1 week early
  • 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
  • Birthday Sparkle Mail: Get a handwritten note or postcard from me featuring one of my sparkly costumes to celebrate your special day
  • Monthly Bonus episode: compilation episode featuring the month’s guests and unpublished segments from their interviews
  • Plus everything in previous tier
  • 20% off anything in my Sparkle Shop
  • Birthday Sparkly Mail
  • Exclusive Monthly Bonus Podcast Episodes
  • 2020 Showgirl’s Life Ornament
2020 Showgirl’s Life OrnamentSpecial Offer • 12 days left
Exclusive 2020 ornament featuring Austrian crystals & ostrich feathers from Jubilee handmade by me!


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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: Ask Athena and special guests questions about their Showgirl lives! Guests TBA
  • 30% discount in Sparkle Shop
  • Plus everything in previous tiers
  • 30% everything in my Sparkle Shop
  • Full Library Access
  • Monthly Live Q&As
  • 2020 Showgirl’s Life Ornament
2020 Showgirl’s Life OrnamentSpecial Offer • 12 days left
Exclusive 2020 ornament featuring Austrian crystals & ostrich feathers from Jubilee handmade by me!




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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!
$12.90 of $38 per month
Podcast creation expenses
I absolutely LOVE publishing a weekly podcast interviewing past show people. It has become my favorite part of my creation biz! 
But the past few months have shown me that it is not free (or easy,) to create and produce a high quality and entertaining podcast. I want to be transparent on how this monthly goal earnings will help me continue publishing a weekly episode.

Here is the breakdown of expenses I am personally paying at this time:
Zencastr recording subscription $20 per month
Buzzsprout podcast hosting subscription $18 per month

I thank my patrons for believing in me and this sparkly project of mine. 🤩 Thank you for your support! ❤️
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