Who’s That Girl in Assiut? Dagny Servaes

April 26, 2018

I recently spotted German actress Dagny Servaes wearing an assiut robe in her role as Theonis during act six of the movie 1922 film “The Loves of the Pharaoh.”  The full movie “Das Weib des Pharao” is available in the original German on YouTube. Here is a clip from the film at the 1:20 min mark, just before Theonis […]

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Make Your Own Belly Dance Bras – Must Read Blogs & Vlogs!

April 16, 2018

Today I ran across a fabulous bra-making tutorial on the Assiut Group on Facebook.  I really enjoyed her tutorial, and I thought it would be great to make a list of a few other of my favorite bra tutorials from around the web.  If you are looking to create a masterpiece from Assiut, or if […]

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Assiut Costuming & Studio Davina

December 12, 2017

Happy Holidays! It’s the season when I begin to conduct an end of the year review for my business. This year, I was involved with a whole bunch of new projects and I rediscovered some old loves. The review process takes a couple of weeks, and I generally gather together all of the data, the […]

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Who’s That Girl in Assiut? Yvonne Gall

November 15, 2017

As a collector of vintage images featuring entertainers wearing assiut, I am always thrilled and delighted when I find an image.  This lovely is the Parisian opera singer Yvonne Gall.  This lovely French opera singer was born in 1885 and studied her craft at the Conservatoire de Paris.  She performed professionally as an operatic soprano […]

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Making Jewelry Bigger using Jump Rings

October 28, 2017

This week I had the opportunity to perform with a group of my proteges who have been taking private belly dance lessons. Each year, the Haunted HaflAdira features local dancers dressing up in costume to take the stage and dance for our community.  As we planned our costumes, I found myself craving a light metallic […]

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