The Ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque

The Nerd Girl Burlesque troupe has been bringing their brand of Nerdy Burlesque to Toronto stages since 2012.  The original members Delicia PasticheHelen of Tronna and Loretta Jean have recently brought on Henrietta VIII to complete the bevy of beautiful nerds running their troupe.  Along with the help of the ever hilarious host Reddy TaRumble, these ladies continue to produce monthly Nerdlesque shows in our fine city.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at the softer side of the Ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque through my intimate photo series with the gals.  You can see them all at their upcoming show Level Up- An Evening of Video Game Burlesque on August 25th at See-Scape.

Please enjoy my first set of photos of The Ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque!

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Ivory part II

Ivory is serving Bond-Girl realness is today’s retro inspired photoset!

You can next see this multi-talented performer on stage at the Toronto Burlesque Festival.  Ivory will be performing in the Mondo Gonzo show on July 21st at the Mod Club in Toronto.

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 Ivory

The incredibly curvaceous beauty Ivory is here to slay in this week’s tribute to Beyond the Valley of the Dolls!

This Burlesque Babe will be performing all around Toronto over the next month.  You can catch Ivory on June 13th acting in Daughters of Lilith at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, on June 22nd at Steers & Queers, June 23rd at AlternaQueer as part of PRIDE 2017 and Ivory will be joining an amazing cast of all plus size performers, including myself, on June 27th for Dangerous Curves Burlesque at Revival in Toronto.

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

I’m back from a refreshing break with a new energy and some tricks up my sleeve!

I am so excited to share the photos from my latest photoshoot with you!  As always, I drew a lot of my inspiration from Russ Meyer and so, since I’ve already done The Valley of the Dolls, this new set is called Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

These gorgeous burlesque beauties were the perfect models for this 60s nostalgic theme and it was an absolutely pleasure capturing Bianca Boom Boom, Sevvy Skellington, Betty Quirk, Dottie Champagne and Ivory in this pink dream set.

Please enjoy the first instalment of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls…

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Be Right Back

On January 18th 2014 I started this blog as a way to express myself creatively through fashion, art and photography.  I am so proud that after 3 years I am still posting new content almost every week.  I am also so thankful to have found a loving audience who appreciates the work I am putting out and encourages me to continue to create more.

As I pass my third anniversary and as the demand grows, I have decided to stop and take some time to improve my technical skills and upgrade my equipment.  I’ve purchased my domain for this blog, which means I’ve dropped the .wordpress and am simply www.classicallycurvy.com!  I am taking a photography class and have a brand new full frame camera in my kit!   I am so excited for what the future holds and the opportunity to share the journey with you!

So, what does that mean?  I’m going to be posting a lot less in the next few months.  I might have a few things to share along the way, but I will be back officially at the beginning of April with the second edition of The Valley of the Dolls.  Stay tuned for more glamour, more glitter and more 60s psychedelia as I relaunch Dolly Shots Photography!

See you then!

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Photo by Photolena
Hair by Natasha Kaye

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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Panty and Stocking

It’s a brand new year and I have a brand new Dolly Shots photoset to share!

If you are as big an Anime fan as these ladies you would know that they are cosplaying the characters Panty and Stocking from the series Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.  With the lovely Veronica Vile embodying the slutty Panty and Natasha portraying the sweet Stocking, what is not to love with these two?

Enjoy!

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Holiday Hunny: Natasha

It’s snowing outside, twinkly lights decorate our city and the sparkly Natasha is looking ready to celebrate!  My favourite hairstylist and anime cosplay queen Natasha wanted to show another side of herself for this shoot.  Decked out in glamourous gold, this holiday hunny is ready for a tall glass of holiday cheer!

Enjoy!

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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.

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

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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

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