Belly Dance

The “Gold Book” Flip Through – Part 1

August 10, 2023

“The Belly Dance Costume Book” by Zarifa Aradoon c. 1978 This book is a time capsule of belly dance-consuming information c. 1978.  I love having this book in my collection as it is part of my belly dance costuming journey.  When I wrote my first book, “Costuming from the Hip” this book was already out […]

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Fanoos Magazine, Spring 2021

April 15, 2021

  Today I woke up and was thrilled to discover that I made the cover of Fanoos Magazine.  The production team over at the magazine approached me in March to schedule an interview.  They sent me a list of 10 thought-provoking questions that really made me stop and pause for reflection.  If you would like […]

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Design Process: Sourcing Supplies for a Tangerine Bedlah

September 8, 2020

Over the past month, I’ve been working on this tangerine bedlah set. I’ve been sharing tons of in-progress photos over in my Studio Davina Facebook Group.  If you want to see more details about the construction of that costume, come join the group and do a search on “Tangerine” to see all the posts. The […]

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Belly Dance Bundle 2019

September 18, 2019

Hello Gang! I’m freaking THRILLED to announce that my book, “Zills, Music On Your Fingertips” has been included in a prize package to promote the launch of The Bellydance Bundle 2019.  The line-up of dancers included in this year’s Bundle are really a “Who’s Who” of the intelligentsia of the belly dance world.  My book […]

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Pink Floral Belly Dance Costume in Action

August 6, 2019

Hello Gang! I love it when I get to see my creations take the stage.  As a costumer, I don’t always get to every event, and sometimes I make belly dance costumes that I never get to see in action.  But this time I’m in luck!  Shalimar sent me some footage of her performing at […]

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