It’s been a while since I’ve gone to Dr Sketchy and it was simply a delight to get back into it last Saturday. I invited my friend Kelly to come along because it’s always exciting to show someone else a world you love to surround yourself with. We met up early to sip ice chocolate and mochas and eat little pretty red velvet cupcakes at Little Cupcakes. I simply adore this place- everything about it is darling~
We took the tram down to the Butterfly Club and while we waited, we explored the place. I’ve always been downstairs but never upstairs. The club is like a little dollhouse with walls filled with vintage posters, paintings and photos of beautiful women wearing Venetian masks and cat’s ears. Porcelain dolls and Tahitian hoolah girls line shelves and chandeliers drapped in jewels and flowers and street lamps cast an eerie yellow light over the room. The barmen are dressed in top hats and backless vests finished with a bow tie, which could only bring a smile to a face.
Miss Jay modelled in the first hour and gave us a little wacky dance to a song with the lyrics “she’s just a girl, just a girl… a girl you want!” I thought she had a very pretty face and beautiful cheekbones- if only I could sketch faces faster. Without her tangled wig, checkered dress and sexy stockings, she was simply gorgeous and her eyes have a sense of mystery to them. It’s funny how crazy and alluring most of the models are when they are performing but when they are out of their costumes they are very reserved and sweet. Except for Miss Peachy Keen who was chatty and chirpy in and out of burlesque outfits- haha.
Our second model was the lovely Miss Sugar Lee aka RollerGirl. I’ve sketched her before as the golden girl but in this session she was a mermaid. Adorned in a homemade lycra tail and glitter sparkling all over her body, RollerGirl splashed and dived in her cardboard waves. Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take photos of this hour.