The figure of Lola Frost is one that cuts across Vancouver like a knife, a rock and roll flapper with attitude to burn, she’s one of those bon-vivants driving Vancouver culture.
I first saw Lola at the legendary house of culture known as the Dollhouse. Dark corner of bass for many shows and home to Vancouver’s queens of sass, Sweet Soul Burlesque, she was one of those ladies you could help but notice. This was mainly because if you’ve ever seen Sweet Soul do their thing, you know what the West Coast can do when it comes to burlesque.
I then found the lady Frost behind the counter at the Lululemon lab later. Anyone with the kind of fashion flare that she has, is a fitting point of direction for the local brand and was a heck of saleswoman.
But if anyone has been a focal point for Vancouver burlesque, it’s her. Sweet Soul burlesque has spent years carving out a very specific niche for burlesque in Vancouver that has crossed over into rave culture. SSB appearance at parties are usually the thing that pushes something good into something great. As co-director of the Vancouver Burlesque Center, she’s been the lead for developing a hub and a resource for classes, workshops, rehearsal space and community. Vancouver’s home pasties and passion is in effect, in no small part thanks to her.