Barbie Girl

This busy gal has been having a fun-filled, action-packed 2017!

I have really been enjoying flexing my creative muscles by being on the other side of the camera quite a bit this year.  In the spring I debuted my Beyond the Valley of the Dolls photo-series, followed by the Ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque and I’m starting into fall with the Bondage Bombshells series.

 On the flip side, I have had a few really wonderful shoots of my own with some of Toronto’s finest photographers.  Today I thought I would start to release the images from what was possibly my favourite shoot of all time with the incredible Photolena!  This first set features my Vintage Barbie (with a twist) bathing suit, made by me for a burlesque act I debuted earlier this year.  I hope you enjoy!

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Batwoman

I had another lovely photoshoot last week with Tyrone Islington in my Batwoman Burlesque Cosplay.  This fantastic costume goes with a Nerdlesque act that I haven’t performed in quite a while, but will be reviving this summer for the Peepshow TO performance at Yeti Con!  If you haven’t gotten your Yeti Con tickets yet, don’t miss out!

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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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Dolly Monroe A-Go-Go

I am so happy to share these 60s Go-Go inspired photos with you!  This is the final set I shot with the incredible Photolena and is definitely my favourite.
Enjoy!

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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

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Tulum, Mexico with Sevvy Skellington and Betty Quirk

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Photo by Photolena

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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!

Eeveelutions: Gotta Catch em All!

My Eeveelution friends and I took a little stroll through High Park with Tyrone Islington to take some fun photos!  Delicia Pastiche as Flareon, Henrietta VIII as Vaporeon and myself as Eevee perform together in an Eeveelution Nerdlesque Act in these fun burlesquified Pokemon Cosplays.  We had a lot of fun, and met a lot of dogs, during this photoshoot!  I’m so happy to share these photos with you!

Photos by Tyrone Islington

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Vampira

Happy Halloween!

This year I decided to pay tribute to legendary Horror Babe Vampira!  Tyrone Islington and I took a little trip to the cemetery to take some spooky photos of the costume I made.  I had some help with the incredible claws from my friend Vall.

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

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

Bridal Burlesque Beauty: Chow Mein

Earlier this year I had the absolute pleasure of designing and creating a wedding dress for the sweetest gal I know, Chow Mein of The Harlettes.  A vintage beauty with a twist, Chow’s gown was actually a romper and skirt combo allowing her all the elegance of a gown with the functionality of shorts!  In a beautiful, creamy off-white the ensemble was decorated with hundreds of appliquéd flowers, beads and crystals and the look was topped off with a simple flower crown.  I was so thrilled to have been able to contribute to the happy couple’s special day!  Please enjoy some photos from the occasion of the radiant Chow and Mr. Mein!

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Peepshow GO: A Pokémon Burlesque Tribute

Are you ready to be the very best, like no one ever was?  Start your Poke-journey with a Poke-stop at Peepshow GO!  All your favourite Pokemon will be shaking it on stage while you enjoy non-stop Poke-lures, Potion cocktails and a chance to win a Pokemon Kigarumi!!

Join us on Saturday, September 17th at the Great Hall in Toronto.  Due to popular demand, we are doing TWO SHOWS!!

To purchase tickets for the Early Show, CLICK HERE!
To purchase tickets for the Late Show, CLICK HERE!

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Screening

Come one, come all for a very special screening of the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with a burlesque opening number from myself and Betty Quirk!

July 27th at the Royal Cinema in Toronto @8pm

Click here to purchase tickets ahead of time.

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