Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Sevvy Skellington part II

The seductive Sevvy Skellington is back this week for part II of her Beyond the Valley of the Dolls set.

Congrats to Sevvy and the entire PeepshowTO Crew on pulling off another amazing show on Friday night for I Have Misplaced My Pants: A Classic Simpsons Burlesque Tribute!  You can see Sevvy on Saturday, June 17th at Yeti Con for Comic Book 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 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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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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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!

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Henrietta VIII is the most powerful crime lord in the galaxy and Betty Quirk is exactly her kind of scum. Being dangerous space criminals has never looked so good! These ladies are ready to showcase the perfect balance of flawless pinup style and a total lack of morals.

Betty Quirk may have no love for the empire – but she loves to pose in her finest Mandalorian armour exactly “as you wish”. Ho ho ho… Be careful to stay on Henrietta’s good side because this Hutt does not take kindly to disappointments. When not posing for the camera she enjoys decorating her home with people who have betrayed her, frozen in carbonite. Don’t worry though – both of these sci-fi femme fatales agree that you’re no good to them dead!

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Henrietta VIII

The dazzling Henrietta VIII returns this week for another pinup inspired set from my Glamour Girl photoshoot!   Decked out in some fabulous pasties from Delicia’s Delights and done to the nines by my fantastic hair and makeup team, Henrietta beams with beauty.  You can catch this burlesquer next at the Peepshow Go show on September 16th at the Great Hall!

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Pasties by Delicia’s Delights
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Sultry Sevvy

The sultry Sevvy Skellington is this week’s model for Dolly Shots Photography.  In this set you can see the incredible black and grey tattoos covering Sevvy’s body, done by Damian Campagnaro.  Sevvy has a true alternative beauty and totally rocks her unique style.

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Pinup Perfection with Sevvy

The beautiful blue haired Sevvy Skellington is the model of the week!  Sevvy is an artist, working in set and graphic design.  She is also a work of art herself, with a striking alternative beauty.  Sevvy is also co-producer and performer for Peepshow TO.  You can see her perform this summer at Revenge of the Strip: A Star Wars Burlesque Tribute.  Please enjoy these pinup pics of Sevvy Skellington!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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2015: Another Fabulous Year!

2015 was a spectacular year for me!  I went to New York City, Orlando, Montreal and Detroit.  I performed in the Girlesque Expo, the Toronto Burlesque Festival and Pride Toronto.  I got three new tattoos including a BFF tattoo with Betty Quirk.  I watched one of my best friends get married.  I launched Dolly Shots Photography.  But most importantly I had a blast doing all these things with my fabulous friends.

The theme of this year for me was Girl Power!  I continue to surround myself with the smartest, funniest and coolest group of gals who are constantly inspiring me.  They are loving and supportive and always there to give advice, encouragement or share a cute cat photo!  I feel so lucky and blessed to have these women in my life.

I have big plans ahead for next year!  Stay tuned for more fabulousness in 2016!

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Betty Quirk and I performed our Two Little Gold Diggers act at the Girlesque Expo, The Toronto Burlesque Festival and Pride this year.

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I went on a wonderful trip to NYC with these gals.  I saw Hedwig with John Cameron Mitchell and Sleep No More.

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My brilliant illustrator friend Bryce Hallett did a lot of amazing drawings of me this year.

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Go Go Girl photo by Tyrone Islington

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Delicia Pastiche, Maria Juana and I at the Lord of the G-Strings burlesque show!

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My first official Dolly Shots Photoshoot with Delicia Pastiche.

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Mademoiselle Dolly photo by DWS Photography

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My beautiful shell tattoo from Nikko Adams.  Photo by Teri G

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Posing with Ariel at Disney World on my Orlando work trip!

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Mermaid Chibis of myself and Brittany from Atomic Lollipop.

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When Betty and I won the Project Furby contest at Atomic Lollipop.

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Joan from Mad Men photo by Elizabeth Horodnyk

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Hanging out with Mong Tho and Delicia Pastiche at Beatlesque.

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Bathing Beauty photo by Geoff Larkin

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Second new tattoo of the year at the Montreal Tattoo Expo.  Tattoo by Clifton Boggs.

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Hanging out with Delicia and Sarah in Montreal and eating all the food!

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60s Dolly Photo by Tyrone Islington

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Spending summer days at Christie Pitts Film Festival.

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Mom won box seats for Foo Fighters! Best concert of the year!

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Dolly in Blue photo by Tyrone Islington

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Taste of the Danforth with my Squad.

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Modeling for Gloomth photo by Tyrone Islington

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Betty and I got to meet Miss Fame!

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Brittany, Robin, Delicia and I on our way to Theatre Bizarre.

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Eeveelesque at the Peepshow Nintendo show! Photo by Lick My Lens Cap.

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Brittany’s Wedding!! With myself, Sara and Abi as her bridal party.

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The beautiful bride!

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Best friend forever tattoos with Betty Quirk! Tattoos by Amy Bliska.

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Meeting Fashion Santa!!

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My amazing Girl Gang!

Reflecting on a Fabulous Year!

It’s hard to believe 2014 is finally coming to a close.  This year has been so full of joy and success, good times and great friends.  I have a new job which I love so much and is the start of a wonderful career.  I have the most amazing group of friends a girl could ever ask for, not to mention the cutest kitten on the planet.  And I’ve been able to express my creativity through so many amazing fashion photo shoots and design projects.  I performed in an international burlesque festival, got a giant mermaid tattoo, met two of my idols (Yaya Han and Tess Munster) and I even started this blog.   I can’t believe what a lucky girl I am and I feel so incredibly thankful to have had all these experiences.

So here we go.  This is my year in photos; memories from most of the big events, photo shoots, friends, lots and lots of friends and the most fabulous fashions.  Thank you for following my blog and I wish the happiest New Year to you all!

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Meryle Trouble and Dolly Monroe as Jamie and Cersei Lannister. Photo by If You Fall Photography.

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Meryle Trouble, Betty Quirk, Sevvy Skellington and Dolly Monroe preparing for our burlesque photo shoot with Hailey Freisen.

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Me and Irene of “Petite Plus, Meow!” being models at the Dragon’s Den audition for Your Big Sister’s Closet.

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Betty Quirk, Laura Desiree and Dolly Monroe shimmying at “Dances the Cramps Taught Us”.

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Me getting tattooed by Suspira.

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My beautiful mermaid tattoo from Suspiria.

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Sam and I celebrating our birthdays together at the Science Centre.

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My most famous photo of the year (and of all time) from If You Fall Photography.

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Posing with my lovely friends Betty Quirk, Sevvy Skellington, Zilly Lilly, and Leelando Calrissian at the Nerdlesque Festival in New York City!

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My favourite photo from my collaborations with the outstanding photographer Dana Brushette.

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Meeting my model inspiration Tess Munster!

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I took the Iron Throne with help from Betty, Brittany and Sam!

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My naughty Betty Page tribute photo shoot with If You Fall Photography.

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Hanging out with designer Allie of Amplify Apparel and my awesome friends Leeland and Bri!

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My first photo collaboration with Geoff Larkin.

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Mermaid Pride at the Pride Parade with Meryle and Brittany.

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Leeland and I being cute at Atomic Lollipop.

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That one time my face was all over the TTC for the Taste of the Danforth Festival.

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More fun photos with Geoff Larkin.

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Silly friends Leeland and Sevvy at Fan Expo.

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Meeting the cosplay Queen Yaya Han!

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My first official Burlesque poster for the Garters of the Galaxy show.

The Gorgeous Dolly Monroe shows her flair with a Gloomth Clothing dress!!

Modelling for Gloomth Clothing with photographer Tyrone Islington.

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Working hard at my cosmetics day job/taking selfies at work.

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Bringing my favourite Fairy Tale to life in this Red Riding Hood photo shoot with Geoff Larkin.

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Filming the Brick Wall Sessions videos with Betty Quirk.

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Possibly my favourite photo of myself of all time from Geoff Larkin.

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My Bent Beauty Supremes, Betty, Sevvy, Brittany and Trevor!

The Glamorous duo of Dolly Monroe and Laura Palmer of Betty Monroe Designs!

Best friend photo shoot with Betty Quirk, by Tyrone Islington.

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I had to end with this photo of some of my most favourite people! Sam, Delicia, Betty, Scarlett, Taylor, Brittany, Sevvy, and Leelando!

Inspiration: Suspiria

One of my absolute favourite artists in Toronto is the one and only Suspiria.  This talented chick has a style all her own.  Drawing inspiration from classic horror, the female figure and her own twisted imagination, Suspiria’s work walks the line between girly and gory.  She creates dark fantasies through many mediums including paintings, tattoos and recently dolls.  Suspiria’s latest creation is a series of Terror Tot dolls with painted faces and bellies stitched onto plush, handmade bodies.  You may also recall the wonderful mermaid tattoo I got from Suspiria earlier this year.  I am constantly stunned by the outstanding tattoos I see this talented lady creating.  She is skilled at both very realistic, almost photo-like tattoos (see the wicked witch below) as well as her own unique style of cartoony, girly pinups and animals (check out the franken-babe with bat buddy below).

Check out Suspiria Land to purchase prints, terror tots or to set up a tattoo consultation.

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