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Happy Spring!!

I hope you all enjoy this sweet, soft photoset from last summer’s shoot with the incredible sister duo of Khristianina and Katherine Bermudo!

Photos by Barefaced Creative

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Sandcastles

It’s February and it feels like the winter will never end.  Mountains of snow and ice are piled up in every corner, framing every sidewalk and path. Each step is delicate and calculated.  Every movement is slow and steady.  And I am dreaming of sandcastles…

Back in the summer of 2018 I shot some incredible photos with the magnificent team that is Khristianina and Katherine Bermudo.  Sisters with an eye for design who work both independently and together to create wonderful imagery.  Khristianina is the talented photographer behind Barefaced Creative and specializes in capturing moments, emotion and detail.  Katherine is a phenomenal graphic artist and creative visionary who I have worked with many times and who designed this blog as well as my personal website www.missdollymonroe.com.  The three of us together on a beach was the perfect combination to create something truly special!

I hope you enjoy this week’s photoset and I look forward to sharing the rest with you as the snow melts around us!  Enjoy!

Outfit by Raezor Latex
Photos by Barefaced Creative

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2018: A Year of Changes

2018 has been a transitional year.  It has been the uncomfortable growing stage in between leaving a past self behind and becoming a new creature.  It has been hard and it has been a journey but ultimately it has been worth it.

In 2018 I performed at the Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival, the Toronto Burlesque Festival, the ROM with Amplify Apparel, all three PeepshowTO productions, twice at Speakeasy at Revival, the Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal, Toronto Pride and my favourite place; Yeti Con! I even go-go danced in the elevator at the Toronto Reference Library for the Snailoween Party!  I travelled to New York and barely made it to Montreal, where I was sadly too ill to perform at the Bagel Burlesque Festival.

The biggest change in my life this year was leaving my soul-sucking, 9-5 office job for a more creative career path.  I have had some of my best photoshoots, both in front of and behind the camera and worked with a whole plethora of new and wonderful people!  I made a fabulous new costume for one of my favourite performers, Laura Desiree.  I celebrated the marriage of two of my dearest friends.  I got a new, badass tattoo of my idol Tura Satana from my girl Suspiria!  And to top off the whole year I move back into my apartment after nearly a year of extensive renovations!

I am now in the process of setting up Dolly Shots Studio for 2019 and I am so excited to share it with you!  Stay tuned next year for lots more fabulous-ity and beauty!

Happy New Year!!

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Photo by Jonathan Choi, Direction by Katherine Bermudo
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My third time seeing Hamilton in NYC for my Birthday with Sevvy and Betty
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Chilling with my bae Leeland backstage at Sinful Sundays
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Photo by Tyrone Islington Photography
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Meeting the incredible Miz Cracker in NYC was a dream!  As was watching Betty lipsync for her life with Cracker cheering her on!
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Lord of the G-Strings was such a fun show!
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Galadriel at Lord of the G-Strings will forever be one of my favourite performances
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Performing at Fierce with these fierce ladies!  Zilly Lilly, Charlie Quinn, Coco Frambois, and Betty Quirk
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The Amplify Apparel team at the ROM
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Emma Frost photo by Tyrone Islington
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The PeepshowTO crew at Yeti Con
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Photo by Stacey Naglie
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We rocked the house with our nerdy performances at Yeti Con!
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Backup dancing for my bb Leeland at Pride with all these hotties!
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My second Ru-Girl meeting of the year was with the stunning Aja at Pride!
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I always love being the PeepshowTO Poster Girl!  Here I am rocking the Barbarella look, shot by Paul Hillier.
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The PeepshowTO Space show was a blast!
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Photo by Rebecca Northcott
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In the middle of this man-sandwich at the Toronto Burlesque Festival.  I love Tucker and Newfoundlad!!
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Showing off our pantsuits by Betty Quirk at the Toronto Burlesque Festival!
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Taste of the Danforth is always part of my summer.  Here I am with my sister Bri!
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Photo by Paul Hillier
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A Cool Rider and a Cool Teacher backstage at Speakeasy at Revival with Charlie Quinn!
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My second performance with Amplify Apparel for a private event
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Go-Go dancing as Alice at PeepshowTO was so much fun!
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Round one of my tattoo with Suspiria (stay tuned for the finished tat)
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Shooting the poster for Snailoween was also such an incredible experience, and the final result was amazing!!
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The Snailoween party with my gals!
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I love me some man-sandwiches ok… Comikonrad and The Last Son are such hunks!
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Go-Go dancing in the Reference Library Elevator at Snailoween
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Photo by Stacey Naglie

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Behind the Scenes with Lunar Replicant
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Being glam at Amie and Zach’s wedding with Leeland
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Photo by Taeden Hall for Gloomth

Dracula’s Bride for Gloomth

I was so thrilled to work with the fabulous Gloomth & The Cult of the Melancholy again to shoot this gorgeous red, velvet, Dracula’s Bride dress!  This would be wonderful outfit to wear for your holiday parties this year so get yours today!  Check out all the beautiful designs from Gloomth!

Enjoy!

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Beach Babe: Erica Peck pt 2

The beautiful Erica Peck is looking like a pinup, space princess from the 80s in this week’s Beach Babe photoset!

The outfits for this shoot are from Erica’s incredible vintage collection, for sale on Ebay under Wild Thing Vintage!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography, with assistance by Bri Playter

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Nymph Suicide: Tourist in the City

The gorgeous Nymph Suicide is back this week for our final photoset from our summer session!  She’s got her camera and she’s taking it all in as a sexy pinup tourist in the city!

Enjoy!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography, with assistance by Leelando

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Glamour Shots with Stacey Naglie

Earlier this year I got together with my wonderfully talented friend,  Stacey Naglie to shoot some very glamourous looks!  I am so thrilled with the results and I hope you enjoy them too!

Photos by Stacey Naglie Photography

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