Ladies of Burlesque Presents Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me

Tomorrow evening at the Royal Cinema in Toronto Ladies of Burlesque will be screening the classic David Lynch film and prequel to Twin Peaks; Fire Walk With Me.  There will also be a very special Burlesque pre-show featuring Betty Quirk and I as Shelly and Norma and the gorgeous Zilly Lilly as the Log Lady.

To get you in the mood here are some photos from our Fire Strip with Me show last month from Photolena!

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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

Photo by Tyrone Islington

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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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Photo by Photolena

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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!

Sam and Trevor: JUST MARRIED!

I can barely remember when I first met Sam and Trevor because it feels like we’ve known each other forever.  I do, however, remember that upon being told of their engagement I was quite surprised since I had no idea they were even dating!  This pair has always been quite private about their relationship, which, in a world where all our interactions are broadcast online, is quite a rare thing.  Knowing all that, how lucky am I to have been invited to snap some shots of this lovely couple being publicly romantic for their engagement photos?!  These photos are even more special since they were taken at Honest Eds, a cherished Toronto landmark which will see its demise at the end of this year.

It’s been a long time since I first learned of their engagement and in that time I have grown to know and love Sam and Trevor as the incredible, kind, loving (and sarcastic) people that they are.  I can’t imagine two people who compliment each other more perfectly.  Trevor is the calm in the storm.  He is patient and thoughtful and wise.  Sam is a little firecracker!  She is passionate and outspoken and a fierce friend.  They are the perfect Ying and Yang.  These two were meant to be in a way I have never seen in any other two people and it feels as if they have been married for years when in fact it’s been only a matter of hours!

Sam and Trevor, I wish you both a long and happy marriage filled with joy and compassion and love!  Congratulations Sam and Trevor!!

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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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Jinkies! A Hanna Barbera Burlesque Tribute

I am SO EXCITED to be joining my PeepshowTO Family for our next production: Jinkies! A Hanna Barbera Burlesque Tribute.

On Saturday November 12th at the Great Hall in Toronto you can see some of the finest Nerdlesque entertainment our city as to offer.  From the classic Hanna Barbera cartoons like The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Scooby-do to the 90s nostalgia shows like Dexter’s Laboratory and the Power Puff Girls, we are representing all your favourite characters!

Click the banner below to purchase tickets for Jinkies and I will see you there!

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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.

Nails by Vall
Photos by Tyrone Islington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Raezor Latex: Nouveau Collection

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of travelling to Montreal with a gang of sexy ladies and the Raezor Latex crew for Montreal Fetish Weekend!  We had a wonderful time showing off the newest collection from Raezor which is Art Nouveau themed and includes incredibly intricate laser cut lingerie designs.  The level of both technical skill and stunning aesthetic design in this collection is mind blowing.  I was thrilled to help model this sexy latex lingerie and participate in the fashion show and other fetish events throughout the weekend.  You can purchase the latex pieces below by clicking here!

Photographer: Objektiv Photography
Hair and Makeup: Ilana Solomon
Models: Erica Furness, Blair DeVorr, Michelle Wade, Ruby Rea, Harmony Kay, Lady Shayne, Keely Propp and Dolly Monroe

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