I think that you've mastered the style you were going for perfectly. I think the thing that seals the work up nicely is the face, not a single harsh edge, just as I imagine burlesque art from that period being. Whoever did the makeup, I'm assuming yourself, did a fantastic job. Do you do research and gather reference materials before starting a shoot? It certainly appears so!
haha yeah thank you very much for the nice words!!! And I did the makeup myself... sometimes you just learn things... you only have to want em much enough..!! and yeah, I somehow do research before... but not for a sppecial shoot, cause I really love and live that old time and so I'm researching my whole life!
Lovely, lovely work...feather, outfit, texture, clothing, attitude, tones, expression, even the choice of fonts - it all screams 'retro' and, as you've pointed out, 'burlesque'...to great effect - wonderful work again. And that's you (?)...wow, you should model more often!.