Kitty Kitty Meow! Pt 2

It’s part 2 of Kitty Kitty Meow today and you are definitely going to want to MEOW…

The fabulous Photolena makes me look fantastic!  I had such a fun time working with her and am just blown away by all the wonderful images she has created.

Headpiece by Leelando Calrissian, Panties and Pasties by me!

Enjoy!

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Kitty Kitty Meow! Pt 1

I have another puuuurfect photoset this week from my recent shoot with Photolena!  Part one of my Kitty Kitty Meow set featuring this fabulous headpiece from the fantastic Leelando Calrissian and my self-made Barbie Girl lingerie.

Oh and by the way, with a little click you can follow Dolly Monroe and Dolly Shots Photography on Instagram!  You know you want to…

Stay tuned for part two next Wednesday…

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Spielberg-lesque!

It’s almost time for the next PeepshowTO Production!  Spielberg-lesque is a must see show featuring Burlesque routines based on characters from Steven Spielberg’s cinematic repertoire.  Jurassic Parts?  We’ve got em!  Jugs?  You know it!  Indiana Bones?  You better believe it!

I am so excited to be performing in an amazing group number with some very talented ladies and gentlemen!  We will certainly take you on a ride you won’t want to miss!  Here’s a little teaser photo from our rehearsal yesterday…

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When: March 5th 2016
Where: The Great Hall in Toronto
Who: Betty Quirk, Bianca Boom Boom, Cerise Noir, Delicia Pastiche, Dew Lily, Dolly Monroe, Dr. Tease, Fatti LaBelle, Henrietta VIII, Leelando Calrissian, Loretta Jean, Naughty Nezumi, Sevvy Skellington, Sky Blew, Veronica Vile, Zilly Lilly
Featuring Special Guest: Jeez Loueez (Chicago)

Tickets are on sale now!! Purchase them by clicking on any of the fantastic posters below…

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Leelando as Pinup Bettie

Leelando Calrissian is flaunting his feminine side with this week’s flirtatious photoset.  Bringing Bettie Page realness, this vintage-loving vixen is tight laced, tucked and totally in control.  Looks like man-candy, Matt Muir, needs a little lesson in discipline from Mistress Leelando.

You can catch drag/burlesque beauty Leelando at Spielberg-lesque on March 5th at the Great Hall in Toronto.  Click here to purchase tickets to this Peepshow TO production.

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!

Level Up Your Lips

The producers of Peepshow TO have come out with a fabulous new line of matte lipsticks to help Level Up Your Lips!  Whether you are a Sevvy, Betty or Leelando, there is a shade for you in this new collection.  Perfect for perking up your cosplay or wear everyday to brighten your look!  You can get these fabulous lipsticks at the next Peepshow TO show, Super Smash Bras, which is this Saturday September 25th at the Great Hall in Toronto.

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Leelando as Rocketeer Bettie Page

This week’s photoset stars the captivating Leelando Calrissian shot by none other than myself!  Crossplayer extraordinaire Leelando gives us his take on Bettie Page as the Rocketeer.  With costume completely created by Leelando himself this pretty pinup embodies the classic comic creation with a gender-bending twist.  Enjoy!

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2014: 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!

Garters of the Galaxy

Our final Peepshow TO show by all means should have been a sad affair.  It was the final time our amazing group of performers and friends would come together to put on the biggest and best nerdlesque show in town.  The last time we would all gather backstage, getting ready and gabbing, swapping eyelash glue and pastie tape.  The final collective feeling of putting on a show that was truly entertaining, inspiring and unique.  But instead of feeling loss and despair I could not imagine a more electric evening.  There was a buzz in the air from the minute the Great Hall began filling up.  Every seat was taken and still people stood to watch what can only be described as one of the greatest shows that we have ever created.  From start to finish the energy was palpable.  Not one lull or low moment was felt and the volume of cheers and laughs echoed endlessly through the night. Every performer brought their best and the roaring crowd pushed each of us to be that much better.

I feel so lucky to have such talented, inspiring and loving friends and to have had so many opportunities to work with these amazing people.  Even though this was the last Peepshow event (for now anyways) I couldn’t be sad for even one second because my mind is filled with all the wonderful moments I have shared with this group.

Thank you Leelando, Sevvy and Betty for giving us a stage to perform on, for making it possible for us to come together as a team and for working so tirelessly to ensure each event has been more outstanding than the last.  Thank you to all the performers who have constantly pushed each other to be more creative simply by being endlessly creative themselves.  Thank you to Rena, Mong Tho, Amie and everyone who has worked backstage throughout the past few years.  Without you we would be utterly lost.  And finally, thanks to everyone who has come out to support our shows.  Hearing the excitement in your cheers is the fuel that drives us.

The final curtain has closed.  The show has concluded.  But I promise this is not the last you will hear or see of the members of the PeepshowTO family.

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Leelando Calrissian as Namor
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Delicia Pastiche as Beast, Betty Quirk as Gamora
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Dante Him as Wolverine, Dolly Monroe as Emma Frost
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Betty Quirk as Gamora
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Dr. Orifice as Mr. Fantastic
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Loretta Jean as Starlord
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Alex as Stan Lee, Velvet Valhalla as Lady Punisher
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Loretta Jean as Starlord, Betty Quirk as Gamora
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Dolly Monroe as Emma Frost
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Miss Elle Towe as Lady Sif
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Sky Blew as Captain America
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Veronica Vile as Scarlett Witch
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Delicia Pastiche as Beast
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Dr. Orifice as Mr. Fantastic
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Sevvy Skellington as Groot
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Scarlett LaFlamme as Black Widow
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Leelando Calrissian as Namor
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Henrietta VIII as She-Hulk
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Dante Him as Wolverine
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Leelando Calrissian, Sevvy Skellington and Betty Quirk doing their goodbye speech
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Charlie Quinn as Captain Marvel
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Zilly Lilly as Dark Pheonix

The Brick Wall Sessions

My wonderfully multi-talented friend Ketzia Kobrah has begun working on a video project called the Brick Wall Sessions.  This series of videos features burlesque performers doing titillating one minute stripteases.  My lovely friends Betty Quirk and Leelando Calrissian and I were the first few participants in this series.  We each did a solo routine and Betty and I also did our go-go dancing duet.  I have my videos on www.missdollymonroe.com in my new burlesque tab but you can see all the videos from the Brick Wall Sessions here!  Ketzia is still looking for participants in this project, so if you are a burlesque performer, in Toronto and interested in being a part of this series please comment below.  For now I leave you with this cute teaser video…