Wednesday, November 6th – Skinny Dip!

Slither on down to the High Dive for a night of serpentine inspired performances.
Doors at 7:30 only $8.00 gets you in the door. Table seating now available!
Venue: High Dive in the Fremont neighborhood, Seattle, WA  513 N 36th
Seattle, WA 98103
Hoop Dance by:
Carly Aniluk with Melissa Metesh

Dance by:
Leslie Rosen
Bella Jovan
Candida GoZa
Verbena Bellydance
Elizabeth Dennis
Sarah Kate Moore

Burlesque by:
Karen Iva Handfull

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Raise Funds in the Name of BBQ

I am asking for donations to help me feed BurlyCon attendees BBQ this year at their hospitality booth.
It’s usually very hard for me to ask for assistance, but I do need your help.
Check out the campaign, and if you can feel and taste the BBQ, I would be forever grateful if you donated.
Thank you…

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Pin Curl Magazine Interview

A huge thank you to Pin Curl Magazine for interviewing me in their October, 2013 issue.
Divertida Devotchka asked great questions and got me all chatty.

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September 26th – 29th – Haute Under the Collar is at New York Burlesque Festival!

Thursday 9/26 – Sunday 9/29, visit me, our Haute Under the Collar rhinestone neckties and bowties, and tons of great burlesque from around the world at this year’s New York Burlesque Festival.  There are 5 chances to shop – all 4 burlesque shows as well as The Burlesque Bazaar Saturday afternoon at The Slipper Room.2013NYBFVendingBazaar

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Friday September 13th – N3RDZ!

If you’re into all things nerdy, come out to Re-Bar in Seattle Friday, September 13th for N3RDZ! presented by Purple Devil Productions.

7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm
Venue: Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle

Tickets are:
$15 at the door
$13 online at Brown Paper Tickets

Purple Devil Production’s annual gala of geek returns for its 3rd year with nerdy homages to pixelated video games and Police Call Boxes, an evening of geeky adulations of board games and eldritch horrors, and we will pay deference to comic books, the small screen, and even interactive works of fiction. On this night we invite you to let your inner nerd take the spot light and love those things with love without apologies.

Come see a bevy of geeks in their natural habitat…
Iva Handfull
Whisper De Corvo
Violet DeVille
Scandal from Bohemia and Pervert Hero
Mitzy Sixx
Ivy DuPri
Cherry Tart
Miss Minni Bobbins
Maggie McMuffin
Tawdry Quirks
Jesus la Pinga
The Showgirl Scholar herself Sailor St. Claire is our Professor of Geek for the evening.

You can RSVP for the show and share it with your friends on Facebook!

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8/25/13 Sunday – Relentless is upon us!

RELENTLESS!  Sunday, August 25th: 7 pm & 10 pm
Seraphina Fiero and I’s two-woman show is here
Join us for a night of entertainment like no other. Relentless is more then just the title. We will bring you non-stop, in-your-face high-energy, all show long.

7 pm show: Doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm, dinner available
10pm show:  Doors at 9:30pm and show at 10:00pm (kitchen still open)
Tickets: $30 VIP/$20 General Admission

An evening of explosive, edge-of-your-seat burlesque brought to you by the two fiercest ladies in town: Seraphina and Iva are bringing all new acts for this one-of-a-kind show. You don’t want to miss out on what they are bringing to the stage.
Seraphina Fiero “The Tyler Durden of Burlesque”
Iva Handfull “The Albino Grace Jones”

*Lady Jack | Lindsey Marks Lady Jack, is a Chicago-based performer. She was voted as one of the top 100 Burlesque performs in all of the universe by 21st Century. Don’t miss this chance to see her perform for the first time in Seattle.

*Rainbow and Jonny Boy from the jaw-dropping CAN CAN CASTAWAYS
Rainbow is the Choreographer, and a founding member of the Can Can Castaways. She is also the co-artistic director of The Offshore Project.
Jonny Boy is the Production Manager and a performer for the Can Can Castaways, the in-house dance company for the Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret.  And he just founded The Buckaroos, Seattle’s new all-male revue

HOSTED BY: Flirty Sanchez Flirty is a master of many characters and is always amazing, versatile, and beyond entertaining. Coming to us fresh off of her and Bella Bijoux’s ground breaking show Quick Change.

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Draw me at Dr. Sketchy’s Seattle on Sunday August 18th

Do you doodle or love to draw?
Come draw me on Sunday, August 19th at Dr. Sketchy’s Seattle at Julia’s on Broadway in Capitol Hill, Seattle!  6 – 9 pm
Dr. Sketchy’s website (not updated with my modeling info), for more info on what Dr. Sketchy’s is all about.
Presale tickets available
More info on my particular evening
Julia’s on Broadway

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This Week in Burlesque – 8/7 & 8/11

I’m part of two shows this week, the first is a Belly Dance show on 8/7 celebrating performers’ nerdiness, with a hint of burlesque and the 2nd show on 8/11 celebrates magical creatures!

Skinny Dip Presents: Geekgasm 2.0
An evening of bellydance with a touch of burlesque inspired by all things that make us geek out
Venue:  High Dive in Fremont, 513 N 36th, Seattle, Washington 98103
Show starts at 8 pm, $8 cash entry at door

DANCE BY:   Leslie Rosen, Tiphany Starr, Roxy, Katana, Kindle, Deidra, Lady C, Aminah, Copper Clock,  Anwaar, Medea
BURLESQUE BY:  Scandal From Bohemia and Iva Handfull

Sanctuary August at Narwhal
Life can be dull, monotonous and lacking in…magic. There is a place you can go to return to the wonder. Escape your normal life by venturing into the belly of the Unicorn, find yourself transported to the Narwhal!!!

Venue: Narwhal in the belly of the Unicorn on Capitol Hill, 1118 E Pike St Seattle, WA 98122

Tickets: $15/$25 –

Performances by:
Miss Kitty Baby
Iva Handfull
Paris Original
Whisper De Corvo
Hosted by Mr. Bawdy and pick up by Huney Bush


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Thank you Viva Dallas Burlesque!

Thank you Viva Dallas Burlesque for hosting me as their headliner for Friday’s Pop Icons Tribute show!

The entire show was fantastic, the audience attentive, appreciative, and so much fun.  I give you a huge bow and humbled thank you for your standing ovations.
Patty, our mistress of ceremonies, was delightful, Divertida and Darla kept us running smooth, The Dirty Dozen (burlesque boy band) had panties thrown at them, Honey Cocoa Bordeauxx brought Dirty Diana to life (and thank you for suggesting me as the headliner for the show!!!), Blaze - hot and brought the classic, Viva Dallas showgirls shook it hard, Jenn Ann Tonic Bowielesque, Passionata Fair vogued, Ruby Joule gave us great hair flips and fun dancing, and of course Shoshana, wonder womaning it all, even on her birthday weekend!

I even had the pleasure of my two fav Seattle ladies in the audience because they were in Dallas on a business trip, and they even brought 7 newly-made friends with them!
Also, a huge thank you to those of you who purchased Haute Under the Collar rhinestone neckties and bowties.  We’re so happy you love them as much as we do.
Blog photo taken by David Scott
More thank yous to Ben Britt for taking video of the acts – here they are:
The Purple One
Annie Lennox

The Lakewood Theater was a gorgeous art deco vintage theater with so much character, a great production crew, and lovely owners.

On Saturday, I had a photoshoot at Dallas Pinup , my own brand on pinup mind you, product shots of my Iva Handfull t-shirts you’ll find for sale on this site soon, and Haute Under the Collar neckties modeled by the always dapper Jerry Fedora, the Mayor of Dallas Burlesque.  LaDonna created my makeup and hair look perfectly and I learned that the best way to get all you want from a makeup artist is to tell them what you want and check in throughout the process…funny how that works.

I’m not sure I’m cut out for the extreme heat and subsequently the extreme air conditioning that Dallas has to offer in the summer : )  But I had a great time on this two-day trip and need to make the next visit longer.
Thank you Dallas!

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Friday, August 2nd 2013 – Dallas, I’m coming for you

A huge thank you to Viva Dallas Burlesque for inviting me to perform in their Pop Icons show on Friday, August 2nd, as well as bring Haute Under the Collar to share with their audience.

Tickets available

Join the largest burlesque show in Texas as we pay homage to the Icons of Pop including Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, and more!
Iva Handfull of Seattle
Ruby Joule of Austin
and featuring performances by:
Honey Cocoa Bordeauxx
The Dirty Dozen
Jenn Ann Tonic
and Passionata Fair.


Prepare to be teased and titillated as we re-live the 1980’s & 90’s!  Must be 18yrs or older to attend. We’ll see you at the show!


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