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.
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!
Last thursday I attended the RAW Art and Fashion Showcase at Revival in Toronto. When I arrived the place was packed with a very cool crowd of artists and art connoisseurs. Local painters, photographers, jewelry designers and makeup artists had booths set up around the venue and in the upstairs balcony showing off their work. The main event was the fashion show featuring collections from Love, Poetry Corsets and Amplify Apparel. I had a wonderful time taking in all the art and talent in the room and was blown away by many of the artists I met. I was especially excited to see the Game of Thrones inspired collection from Amplify Apparel, which featured an array of outstanding sculptural jewelry and accessories, worn and weathered, handcrafted garments, modelled by some of the city’s top fire/circus performers!