Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Bianca Boom Boom

Bianca Boom Boom is bringing the vintage glamour in this week’s ode to Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

I was so excited to have Bianca join me for this particular photoshoot because I know she has a stellar collection of vintage garments.  This psychedelic metallic dress is the perfect embodiment of 60s glamour and style and Bianca is rocking it!  You can see this vintage vixen performing on June 11th at Striptease and Cheese and this summer at the Toronto Burlesque Festival!

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Dottie Champagne Part 2

The delectable Dottie Champagne is back this week to intoxicate you with her beauty!

You can catch this multi-talented performer this coming Friday as Columbia in the Rocky Horror Picture Show!  Dottie is a member of Toronto’s Rocky Shadow Cast, Excited Mental State, who perform every month at the Bloor Cinema.

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Betty Quirk

The beautiful, bubbly Betty Quirk is ready to shimmy and shake in her 60s Go-Go Fringe in this week’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls photoset!

This burlesque performer/producer is gearing up for another fantastic production with Peepshow TO called I Have Misplaced My Pants: A Classic Simpsons Burlesque Tribute.  Betty will be bringing to life an iconic Simpsons character on June 9th at the Great Hall in Toronto.  Tickets are going FAST, so get yours today!!

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Sevvy Skellington

The sultry Sevvy Skellington is in a daze from all those dolls on this week’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls photoset!

This Nerdlesque producer and performer is part of the Peepshow TO team who are hard at work on their next production I Have Misplaced My Pants: A Classic Simpsons Burlesque Tribute.  With Simpsons superfan Sevvy’s eye on this production it is certain to be jam packed with hilarious references and saucy impressions of your favourite Simpsons characters!

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Bianca Boom Boom and Ivory in Furs

Bianca Boom Boom and Ivory are a couple of knockouts in this week’s sultry photoset.  Draped only in luxurious faux-fur these babes aren’t afraid to show a little flesh. You can see both these burlesque beauties on May 7th at Revival for Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them: Wizarding Burlesque.

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Dottie Champagne

My doll of the week is none other than the delightful Dottie Champagne!  This little darling is a newbie Burlesquer with a seriously glamourous vintage appeal.  Decked out in a family heirloom and a little bit of faux-fur, Dottie is ready for glass of champagne!

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

I’m back from a refreshing break with a new energy and some tricks up my sleeve!

I am so excited to share the photos from my latest photoshoot with you!  As always, I drew a lot of my inspiration from Russ Meyer and so, since I’ve already done The Valley of the Dolls, this new set is called Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

These gorgeous burlesque beauties were the perfect models for this 60s nostalgic theme and it was an absolutely pleasure capturing Bianca Boom Boom, Sevvy Skellington, Betty Quirk, Dottie Champagne and Ivory in this pink dream set.

Please enjoy the first instalment of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls…

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Be Right Back

On January 18th 2014 I started this blog as a way to express myself creatively through fashion, art and photography.  I am so proud that after 3 years I am still posting new content almost every week.  I am also so thankful to have found a loving audience who appreciates the work I am putting out and encourages me to continue to create more.

As I pass my third anniversary and as the demand grows, I have decided to stop and take some time to improve my technical skills and upgrade my equipment.  I’ve purchased my domain for this blog, which means I’ve dropped the .wordpress and am simply www.classicallycurvy.com!  I am taking a photography class and have a brand new full frame camera in my kit!   I am so excited for what the future holds and the opportunity to share the journey with you!

So, what does that mean?  I’m going to be posting a lot less in the next few months.  I might have a few things to share along the way, but I will be back officially at the beginning of April with the second edition of The Valley of the Dolls.  Stay tuned for more glamour, more glitter and more 60s psychedelia as I relaunch Dolly Shots Photography!

See you then!

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Photo by Photolena
Hair by Natasha Kaye

Miss Dolly Monroe Online

It’s been a long time coming but I have finally done a massive overall to my personal website www.missdollymonroe.com!

Check it out and let me know what you think!

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2016: A Slightly Less Fabulous Year

2016 was a really hard year for everyone.  It certainly wasn’t a year I will look back on fondly for many reasons.  However, as I sifted through the photos for this post, there were many moments of laughter and fun sprinkled throughout.  I always like to look on the bright side and so despite everything we’ve been through, here are some happy memories and pictures from 2016.

This year I traveled to New York, Montreal and Mexico!  I had a wonderful time modelling for Raezor Latex and participating with them in Montreal Fetish Weekend.  I performed in four spectacular Peepshow TO productions, three of which involved choreographing brand new group/duet routines with some of the most amazing Nerdlesque performers I know.  I met my personal fashion inspiration Dita Von Teese!  I got three new tattoos, including one that I got with my mom of the two of us as matryoshka dolls.  I further developed my portfolio as a model and as a photographer.  I made three wedding dresses and got to see two of my best friends marry each other!

I guess this year wasn’t so bad after all.  Here’s to an even better 2017!  Happy New Year!

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Henrietta VIII, Delicia Pastiche and myself performing our Eeveelutions act at Peepshow Go, Photo by Lick My Lens Cap

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Sleep No More in New York City

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Betty Quirk and I meeting Dita Von Teese

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Photo by Objektiv Photography for Raezor Latex

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Charlie Quinn, Dante Legend, Sky Blew, Betty Quirk and I performing at a Yacht Club Party

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A lovely drawing of me from a very talented fan!

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Delicia Pastiche (Flareon), Henrietta VIII (Vaporeon) and Me (Eevee) by Tyrone islington Photography

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I got my kitty Glinda tattooed on my leg

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My amazing girl friends took me out for high tea for my birthday!

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Photo by Photolena

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Delicia Pastiche, Loretta Jean, Zilly Lilly, Dew Lily, Sevvy Skellington, Betty Quirk and I performing our Catch me if you Can act at Speilberglesque

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Decked out in Sari’s at Sam and Trevor’s Mandvo

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Chow Mein’s Wedding!

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Photo by Yuli Scheidt for Primaala

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Performing as one of Leelando Calrissian’s beach babes in Dundas Square for Pride

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Vampira at Halloween

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Poster girl for Peepshow GO, Photo by Lick my Lens Cap

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Drinking mimosas in Mexico!

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Ewok crew (Helena Trona, Zilly Lilly, Shaanlesque, Loretta Jean and I) at Revenge of the Strip: A Star Wars Burlesque

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Dolly Shots Photography with Gala Delicious and Delicia Pastiche

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Mother Daughter Tattoos!

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Another amazing drawing by Bryce Hallet

Model: Dolly Monroe Tyrone islington Photography©, 2016 All Rights Reserved

Photo by Tyrone Islington

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Tulum, Mexico with Sevvy Skellington and Betty Quirk

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Sam in the wedding dress I made for her!

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Sam in the other wedding dress I made for her!  (what a doll!)

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Pinup Tattoo by Genevieve FT

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Congrats to Sam and Trevor on their amazing wedding!

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My Girl Gang at our fav brunch spot!