Caron’s En Avion and Tabac Blond: Perfume of the Day 1/9/2018

Today’s perfume is a layer of two Perfumes from Caron, Tabac Blond and En Avion. I wanted the incense of En Avion, with a sharper edge, and these two go so well together. Both designed for the daring and audacious modern woman, they should be a good set to carry me through the workday.
Today’s Lingerie is Dita’s Park Avenue set in black silk with lace appliques and swarovski details. Tights from Wolford and a silk slip from Elle McPherson in a bright cherry red.
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Houbigant’s Chantilly: Perfume of the Day 1/5/2018

For today’s glamorous visit to the OBGYN and telework, I chose a Houbigant Fragrance that I have adored for years: Chantilly.
Today’s bottle is a late 1960s edition of the 1941 parfum, from before the formula was purchased from Houbigant by Dana.

A lot of you may know it as a scent that your grandmother wore, or you may have even been gifted a (Dana) set for a holiday or birthday in the 1980s. I love these older bottles, as the ingredients had so much integrity, and they have aged well. These older bottles feel like a naughtier Shalimar… almost a cross between Jolie Madame and Shalimar: all carnation, rose, and vanilla sweetness wrapped around a spicy oakmoss and sandalwood soul, with just the tiniest bit of naughty jasmine. I have feelings of warmth and comfort wrapped around this piece of personal nostalgia.

Today’s lingerie is a silk Natori camisole under a cashmere sweater, Soma knickers, and another round of a dozen socks.

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Philanthrotease Supports Puerto Rico!

Philanthrotease is partnering with some of your favorite performers and producers for TWO shows this Fall with 100% of show revenue to be donated to direct-action charities in Puerto Rico, to assist with the recovery.

Thursday October 19th is a SMASH Comedy and Burlesque show in partnership with Michele Sometimes and Callie Pigeon at the Bier Baron Tavern! Ticket link coming soon!

Saturday November 18th is a Philanthrotease classic presented by myself, the lovely people of Burlesque Right Meow (Scarlet Starlet, Sally Stardust and Murphy Lawless), and Callie Pigeon, also at the Bier Baron Tavern.  There will also be a silent auction with items created by performers from across the DMV and  the US!

Ticket link coming soon!

Mark your calendars and look for our ticket announcements!

National Pastie Revue


October 15, I am teaming up with Black Market Burlesque to bring you an evening of unbridled wonkery!

NPR: National Pastie Revue: a scandalous satire of national politics and DC culture!

Tickets are live, and there are still VIP and reserved tables available!

Do you wonk it up in DC? Do you resent your unwitting part on the stage of National Politics? Do you dread being offloaded from a train because a tourist is holding the doors open? Do you believe that brunch is DC’s state* sport?
Or do you simply enjoy the dulcet tones of National Public Radio on WAMU soothing your ragged, overworked soul?
Join Black Market Burlesque and Isabelle Epoque, just in time for the election, as they bring an ensemble cast to the Tiny Stage and serve up your deserved dose of Fresh Fare in the National Pastie Revue!
Mindi Mimosa
Isabelle Epoque
Gigi Holliday
Diva Darling
Dainty Dandridge
Valarie Morgalis
Baron Atomy
as your favorite education, news, & cultural analysts, along with at-the-scene current events… and interviews!
October 15, at the Bier Baron, Dupont Circle
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
Great food and Drinks!
$12 Advanced Ticket Rate, $15 Day of Show


One Hot Summer

Thank you for coming along for the ride!

This has been one HOT Summer, and I’m ready for Autumn.

The second Philanthrotease production, DIVAS: Survivors of Pop was a roaring success raising funds, awareness, and volunteers for DC SAFE (Survivors and Advocates For Empowerment), and I’m kicking off the next installment with Don’t Stop Me Now: a Burlesque Tribute to Queen! The casting call just went out, and I’m thrilled with the applications I’ve received so far. The show will take place January 14, at the Bier Baron.



May and June

Isabelle Epoque by Stereovision

I am thrilled to announce that the Crazy Winter is leading into an even wilder Spring and Summer!

I will be bringing my fans and Space Oddity to the Opening Night of the Philadelphia Burlesque Festival on May 19th, 2016!

You will next get to see me in action at the Bier Baron the following weekend: May 29: Get a Philanthro-TEASE with Lucrezia Blozia’s Underwater Birthday Burlesque where she and I will celebrate our birthdays with a portion of the show’s proceeds going to the Anacostia Watershed Society!

On June 18th, I’ll be joining Hot Night Productions for a Summer Shindig, sure to make for a sultry evening.

AND Philanthrotease is returning in a benefit for DC SAFE on August 19th at the Black Cat DC with DIVAS: Survivors of Pop!

This DIVA is just getting started!

PHILANTHROTEASE Debut! The Life and TImes of Major Tom: A Chronological Burlesque Tribute to David Bowie

My first foray into production! Philanthrotease is now ALIVE!

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues with DC’s most flamboyant and touching tribute to David Bowie! DC’s best Burlesque and sideshow entertainers join Isabelle Epoque and Bella La Blanc to pay tribute to their Avant Garde muse in an event to remember!

Rock And Roll Hotel
February 11th, doors at 8:30, show at 9:30
Burlesque, Sideshow, and ALL THE FEELS. HUGE FEELS.

In memory of David Bowie, the event will serve as a fundraiser for a local LGBTQ Teen Homeless advocacy and housing program, The Wanda Alston Foundation. Read more about their programs here

Meet the cast:
Our Heavenly Host, St. Peter Stardust will be played by Buster Britches, The Camp Counselor of Burlesque
Performances by:
Isabelle Epoque, DC’s Silken Body of Scorching Glamour
Bella La Blanc, Your Stepford Wife Gone Wild!
Dr Torcher, of the The DC Weirdo Show, The Indiana Jones of Sideshow… The Professor of Pain!
Aurora Wells, A Queer and Present Beauty
MasoKiss, The Industrial Ballerina Who’s Always On Point(e)!
Lucrezia Blozia, It’s not just her name it’s what she does!
Hooping by Deviant Dollz Go Go Pele & Vega
And our Stardust Kittens: Te’a Sweet and Heart O. Harkness

Presented by Philanthrotease in partnership with The Palace Productions

Calm Before the Storm

August was quite a ride. I am certainly glad that I attempted one performance each week with new choreography and costuming; I am simply glad that it was wildly successful. I don’t  know if I am ready for another month quite like that soon.

Want to see video and photographs from those adventures? Pop over to my Performance archive.

September is full of costume and concept preparation for shows taking place this Fall and Winter.

I teamed with StereoVision Photography for an incredible all-day shoot two weekends ago, and I’m absolutely dying to see the images. There will be a little bit for each personality within me. The sparkly showgirl, the femme fatale, and the glamorous vision that was the Ziegfeld Follies.

I do so love this life.


Holy kittens! August is going to be one HOT month!

August is shaping up to be one spectacular month, with a performance nearly every weekend. I’m ready to shake my tail feather across Washington DC and Richmond for you.

August 7, 2015: The Evil League of Ecadysiasts presents Sherlock Event Poster SherlockHolmes and the Adventure of the Black Cat  at The Black Cat, Washington DC. Doors at 9 PM, show at 9:30.  Mary Watson sends her regards. Tickets available now!

[EDIT] We’ve now added a second show at 11 since the 9 PM has SOLD OUT!  Get tickets here for the 11 PM.





August 14, 2015: Naked Girls Reading: So You Wanna be a Naked Naked Girls Reading August 2015Girl? See me practice my elocution while reading Tanazaki’s essay In Praise of Shadows at the DC Arts Center. Doors at 10 PM, Show at 10:30. Tickets available now!





August 21, 2015: The 8 Bit Revue on  The Black Cat Main Stage, Washington DC.  Doors at 9 PM, show at 9:30. 8bit_Final2

Join Maki Roll & company as they take you on a multi-level voyage into the worlds of your favorite video games. From PC gaming to console and everything in between, this show is sure to have your butts glued to your seats and your eyes open wide.  Tickets available now!


August 28, 2015:  RVA Cabaret and Variety Show RVA Cabaret Poster 8.28.2015at Gallery 5, West Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia, Doors 8 PM, Show at 9PM. Tickets available in August. See me debut my glorious turquoise feather fans, and catch my debut act in all of its silken glory.




So um, Isabelle, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

Isabelle Epoque (1 of 6) Isabelle Epoque (6 of 6) by Scott Bradley


Frying Pan, Meet Fire

The last few months since my debut have been a whirlwind of networking, costuming, and act development.

I am so very glad to be here.

I have kittened for some artists I deeply respect and admire, and I successfully submitted applications to shows across the Washington DC, Baltimore, and Richmond scene. I’ve created and performed my first Nerdlesque act at Whedonism, I’ve performed for the pleasure of a crowd exceeding 350 enthusiastic attendees, purchased and began choreographing with a pair of gigantic feather fans, and dreamt of innumerable acts yet to be born.

Through it all, I’ve upped my own game and come to know a greater number of fabulous performers and producers in my community, and promoting the capability of my fellow Budding Burlesque Beauties.

And my performances have been described as “Scorchingly Glamourous” by a fellow performer. Wow.

Frying pan, meet fire.

Isabelle Epoque (2 of 6) Isabelle Epoque (6 of 6) by Scott Bradley