2019: A Magical Year!

2019 has been a wonderful, magical year for me!  It was a year filled with lots of fun, laughter and most importantly, LOVE!  2019 was the year I fell head over heels in love with my incredible partner, Flare, and we began our adventures together!

In 2019 I performed at the Toronto Burlesque Festival, in two PeepshowTO productions, twice at Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal, in a Sailor Moon themed show by Dead Moon Circus, in Lee Vanity Productions‘ Lizzo Burlesque Tribute, at Sinful Sundays, once again with Amplify Apparel, at Nuit North in Hunstville, at Burlesque Wednesdays at the Bourbon Room in Ottawa, at a showcase in Waterloo, and of course, at my favourite place, Yeti Con!  Besides travelling across Ontario, I also visited New York with my sweetie and went to Las Vegas to attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender!

I worked hard this year at setting up the Dolly Shots Photography studio, but due to circumstances beyond my control I wasn’t able to open my new business or studio fully.  (Goals for next year!)  I did, however, have a plethora of wonderful shoots and had the chance to photograph some of my favourite performers!  I witnessed two more amazing friends tie the knot with each other in a beautiful Jewish ceremony followed by a dance party complete with Drag Queens and the Time Warp!  I also welcomed two new family members this year, the sweet and rotten kittens; Luna and Artemis!

This year was a trip, this whole decade was a trip!  It’s been fun to look back on all the good times (and bad) and reminding myself how far I’ve come!  Look out 2020, I’m coming for you!

Happy New Year!!

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Photo by Teri G
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Flare and I at our first Pride together
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Performing at PeepshowTO’s Marvel Show with Betty Quirk, Coco Framboise, Zilly Lilly, Charlie Quinn, Sevvy Skellington and Tits Ahoy
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Performing a tribute to Anna Karina at Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal’s viewing of Vivre Sa Vie
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Pinup Photo Safari in Las Vegas
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Toronto representing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender
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In Las Vegas with Betty Quirk and Zilly Lilly
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Photo by Taeden Hall for Gloomth 
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Bri and I watching Drag Kings at Pride
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Muskoka Pride after Nuit North with Flare, Brad Puddin, Bon Bon Bombay, Black Swan and Bianca Boom Boom
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Luna and Artemis
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Performing at the Toronto Burlesque Festival with Sevvy Skellington, Zilly Lilly, Betty Quirk and Charlie Quinn
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Performing at Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal with Betty Quirk
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Performing with Amplify Apparel
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In Coney Island NY with Flare
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Go-Go Dancing as an Ewok at the PeepshowTO Takeover of Sinful Sundays
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Performing at Rhapsody Blue’s show in Ottawa with Flare
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Performing with PeepshowTO at Yeti Con
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Kicking back at Yeti Con with Charlie Quinn and Natasha
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Emma Frost at Yeti Con
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At the beach with my baby
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Curtain Call at the Pop Night for the Toronto Burlesque Festival
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At the Big Apple with Flare
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Charlie Quinn and I in Waterloo being Gremlins
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Performing with Charlie Quinn at PeepshowTO’s Trick or Tease Production
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The cast of Drag King Decades, produced by Flare
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Celebrating Betty Quirk’s Birthday on a Party Bus
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My Sweetheart
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Photo by Teri G

 

Lydia La Demence

Gothic beauty, Lydia La Demence, is looking elegant and seductive in her Gloomth outfit in this week’s photoset!  You can catch this burlesque newbie at the Winnipeg Burlesque Festival, August 15-18.

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Gloomth Valentine

I’m so pleased to share anther fun, photoset this week from Gloomth & the Cult of the Melancholy!

This look includes Gloomth’s Heart Shaped Box Dress and Leggings as well as some lovely vintage pieces and some of my favourite earrings from Rosita Bonita!

Enjoy!

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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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Vintage Toy for Gloomth

This week I have another lovely photoset for you from my shoot with Gloomth & The Cult of the Melancholy!  This time I am donning the “Vintage Toys” skater dress.  The incredible prints used in these dresses were designed by Gloomth’s Taeden Hall from a composite of her own found objects.  I am so blown away by the creativity she brings to Gloomth through her designs, drawings, and photography.  Taeden is truly a multitalented creator with an unending supply of twisted ideas and it’s always such a joy to work with her!

Enjoy!

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Nurse Dolly for Gloomth

Happy October and Happy (almost) Halloween!!

I’ve been a busy bee for the past few months doing lots of shoots, both in front of and behind the camera, and I’m ready to get back to posting regularly here at Classically Curvy!

To start off, I had a lovely time modelling for the alternative fashion brand Gloomth & The Cult of the Melancholy in a few of their classic skater style dresses.  The first look was this whimsical “Doll Hospital” dress.  We were lucky enough to find the perfect setting in front of an out of commission ambulance to shoot this look.

Enjoy!

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Goldilocks in Gloomth

I had another fabulous collaboration recently with the lolita clothing line Gloomth!  This time I was modelling the Waterlily dress and took the lovely teddy on a little park adventure.  Enjoy these photos from Tyrone Islington Photography and Gloomth!

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