The Ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque

It has been a pleasure to share with you my photos of the lovely ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque!  This week’s final photoset features all four producers for the troupe, Henrietta VIII, Helen of Tronna, Delicia Pastiche and Loretta Jean, along with their fabulous MC Reddy TaRumble.

The Nerd Girls have a busy schedule coming up with their show Level Up- An Evening of Video Game Burlesque on August 25th at See-Scape, Nerd Girl Burlesque Fan Exposed on September 1st at the Rec Room Toronto, and Page Turners and Tassel Twirlers on September 17th  at Revival.

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The Ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque: Delicia and Loretta

The lovely Loretta Jean and the delectable Delicia Pastiche are my Nerd Girls of the week!

These ladies are not only fantastic Burlesque performers they are also two of the Producers of Nerd Girl Burlesque.  You can catch them on August 25th at See-Scape in Toronto for Level Up – An Evening of Video Game Burlesque.

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A Midsummer Night’s Tease

On Sunday October 23rd at Revival in Toronto please join myself and a cast of amazing performers for the Nerd Girl Burlesque production A Midsummer Night’s Tease!

Click the banner below to purchase tickets!

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Choose Your Path: Star Wars Lipsticks

I had the pleasure of shooting another set of Lipstick photos for the upcoming Nerdlesque Show Revenge of the Strip!  You can purchase Rebel and Empire exclusively at this event.  These amazing matte shades are $20 and will let everyone know if you are a Rebel or if you have joined the Dark Side!

Click the images below to purchase tickets for this event.

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Revenge of the Strip

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It’s finally here, The Nerdlesque event of the Summer: Revenge of the Strip!

Starring:
Betty Quirk (Peepshow T.O.)
Dolly Monroe
Charlie Quinn
Dante Legend
Delicia Pastiche (Nerd Girl Burlesque)
Dixie Rect
Dr. Orifice
Dr. Tease
Helen OfTronna (Nerd Girl Burlesque)
Henrietta VIII
Kage Wolfe (Love Letters Cabaret)
Loretta Jean (Nerd Girl Burlesque)
Maria Juana (The Harlettes)
Sevvy Skellington (Peepshow T.O.)
Zilly Lilly
Zyra Lee Vanity

Click the posters below to purchase tickets for this Nerdlesque Extravaganza!!

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Valley of the Dolls: Kiss Goodnight

My Dolls are so sleepy it’s time for a final kiss goodnight!

Thank you to Loretta, Mong Tho, Reddy, Sam, Hope and Delicia for being the perfect models for this 60s inspired photo project.  You have all done an outstanding job of embodying the look and feel I was going for with this series.

I also have to thank the amazing hair and makeup team of Natasha and Gail!  You ladies were pivotal in creating these images and I can’t thank you enough!

I hope you all have enjoyed this series.  If you are interested in participating in the next photo project from Dolly Shots Photography, stay in touch on Facebook.

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

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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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Valley of the Dolls: Hope & Loretta

Hope Nicholson and Loretta Jean; two powerful ladies with looks that could kill.

Hope is a woman who wears many hats as an editor, researcher, producer, publisher, writer and owner of Bedside Press.  She recently put out an anthology of comics and prose from nerdy gals called Secret Loves of Geek Girls that features work from Canadian literary treasure Margaret Atwood.  Another contributor to Secret Loves of Geek Girls is Loretta Jean.

Loretta is an equally busy lady who is pursuing her PhD in performance studies with a focus on Nerdlesque.  When she is not nose-deep in the books, Loretta is performing and producing as one third of the Nerd Girl Burlesque troupe.  Recently the Nerd Girls were featured in the Toronto Star in an amazing article about the Nerdlesque phenomenon.

These two intelligent, beautiful women are an inspiration.  They are successfully pursing their passions and proving the power a woman can wield.

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

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Valley of the Dolls

2015 has been a year of new ventures and creative exploration for me.  Launching Dolly Shots has been such a wonderful way for me to explore portrait photography and share my passion with the help of my beautiful friends who have modeled for me.  While I know that I still have so much to learn I am happy with the images I have been able to put out so far.  Happier still to see how much joy it brings my models when they receive their finished photos!

Recently I decided to take my creative vision to the next level and organize a photoshoot with a specific theme that has always captivated me.  I gathered some gorgeous gals who also wanted to explore this theme and over the next few months you will see the fruits of this labour.

Bringing together a 1960s aesthetic, Russ Meyer influence and playful whimsy with a splash of vodka, I would like to present my Valley of the Dolly Shots Gals.  Stay tuned in 2016 for more photos of these buxom bombshells…

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts

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Luscious Loretta Jean

This week’s photoset is the last from my first epic photoshoot for Dolly Shots Photography.  It has been a pleasure sharing these glamorous photos of my beautiful friends over the last few months and there are so many more photos to come.  Today’s model is the luscious Loretta Jean!  This redheaded burlesque beauty can be seen at this year’s Toronto Burlesque Festival in the late night Saturday show in two amazing numbers.  You won’t want to miss this Nerd Girl Burlesque producer in action!

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