This week you get to meet blonde bombshell Lolo Pop...
You have to select one Folly to be Godmother to your child. Who are you choosing?
Dixie Derriere because she is the queen of patience and she looks after me!
Best advice a family member has ever given you?
If you want something you will work for it. I think living by this motto gave me a strong sense of independence.
What irritates you about social media?
I think the majority of us do it but everything on social media, Instagram in particular, is made to look shiny and great. Of course we only put the good things on there! I think in our industry it is easy to compare ourselves to others through social media and put ourselves down. Remember you are comparing yourself to half a story! You can't see the downsides and struggles, everyone has them but they are not posted with a filter and a hash tag!
Best makeup tip you've ever been given?
Less is never more!
What is your most prized possession?
It is no secret that I have a troll doll named Trollops, which I have had since being a baby and she is my most prized possession! And there is a Troll film coming out - I am very excited!
We are very proud to be part of 'Showtime Cabaret' at one of the most beautiful Cabaret venues in London, Cafe de Paris. Every Saturday you can catch three Folly Mixtures as part of the show, alongside some of the finest variety acts in London...
Opening its doors in 1924 under the control of London impresario Harry Foster, Café de Paris quickly established itself as one of Europe's premier nightspots. Much of the early success was due to a visit from the Prince of Wales, who after an impromptu midweek visit became a regular guest bringing with him the crème de la crème of European society.
The success of Café de Paris continued right through the 1930's, with a whole new host of powerful and successful figures joining the Café Society. The legendary Cole Porter became a regular, and used the venue not only to entertain the top singers of the time, but also to showcase his new songs, often for the very first time.
In 1939 the Café de Paris change to In 1939 war stricken London, Café de Paris was allowed to stay open even though theatres and cinemas were closed by order. People gossiped their way through the blackout and Café de Paris was advertised as a safe haven by Martin Poulson, the maitre d', who argued that the four solid storeys of masonry above were ample protection. This tragically proved to be untrue on March 8th 1941 when two 50K landmines came through the Rialto roof straight onto the dance floor. Eighty people were killed, including Ken 'Snakehips' Johnston who was performing onstage at the time and Poulson whose words had come back to haunt him. Had the bomb been dropped an hour later, the casualties would have been even higher. Famously, one survivor was cheered by the crowd outside, when, on being carried out on a stretcher, he shouted to them "At least I didn't have to pay for dinner"
1948 saw £7,500 spent was spent on refurbishment to counter the damage caused by the blitz. Things soon started to run smoothly again with Princess Margaret and the Duchess of Kent becoming regular visitors. Indeed, the continuing visits from members of the Royal Family cemented Café de Paris reputation as the smartest and most exclusive place in London. Café de Paris continued to be the most fashionable nightspot in London for the next ten years. Continuing to attract the worlds glamour set, visitors and performers read like a who's who of the golden era, with diversity continuing to add to the mystique and allure. Frank Sinatra rubbed shoulders with Tony Hancock, Eartha Kitt with Spike Milligan, Grace Kelly with Noel Coward. Anyone who was anyone was seen at Cafe de Paris.
It was perhaps inevitable that the times would change. London's socialites were travelling abroad in much greater volume and entertaining at home more regularly. The onset of rock and roll and the swinging sixties began to leave their mark and Café de Paris resorted to becoming a dance hall throughout the 60's and 70's-economically viable, but with little of the previous glamour.
In 1983 the photographer Nick Fry discovered the venue and eventually persuaded the management to hold a club night on Wednesday's. The result was a return to the splendour of past decades but set in the consumer driven boom of the eighties. Models, fashion editors and pop stars all congregated religiously at Café de Paris every Wednesday. But the roaring decade soon burnt itself out and glamorous venues such as Café de Paris were among those worst hit by the recession. There was talk of various takeovers, but negotiations proved fruitless. Café de Paris lay dormant; it’s interior decaying and a shadow of its former self.
Café de Paris re-opened in 1996 amid a flurry of global publicity. It immediately became the place to be seen once again attracting A-list celebrities and London's infamously transitory 'in-crowd' on a previously unheralded regularity. The current owner, Brian Stein, acquired Café de Paris in 2002, passionately committed to completing the restoration of this prestigious venue to the glory and glamour of her heyday. In 2012 the stage was restored to its original position, framed by the historic staircases. Once again the hallowed boards of Cafe de Paris stage rocked to the sound of sell out houses, attracting some of the world’s biggest names in circus, cabaret and variety.
We are soon starting Christmas shows and you can find out more and book here!