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

 

Love, Poetry Corsets

 As an avid wearer of corsets I was thrilled to have the opportunity to model for the company Love, Poetry Corsets.  Their unique designs come in a beautiful array of fabrics and their shapes hug the body and flatter the figure.  I got to model this steampunk inspired, overbust corset with a sweetheart neckline and back lacing.

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RAW Art and Fashion Show

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!

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Hanging with Leelando and Bri!
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Visual Artist Anya Mielniczek http://www.anyamielniczek.com
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Visual Artist Anya Mielniczek http://www.anyamielniczek.com
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Illustration, Design and Framing Artist Yana Kolesnikova http://www.behance.net/greencamel
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Jewelry Designer Shashi Dissan http://www.shashidissan.com I loved her stuff so much I bought one of her lion rings!
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Artist Chris Colon http://www.chriscolonoriginals.com
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Body Painter Aaron Knox http://www.modelmayhem.com/AaronKnox
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Getting ready backstage
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Designer Allie Wood getting ready for the show!
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Corsets from Love, Poetry Corsets http://www.lovepoetrycorsets.com
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Corsets from Love, Poetry Corsets http://www.lovepoetrycorsets.com
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Corsets from Love, Poetry Corsets http://www.lovepoetrycorsets.com
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Corsets from Love, Poetry Corsets http://www.lovepoetrycorsets.com
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Corsets from Love, Poetry Corsets http://www.lovepoetrycorsets.com
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3D Body Painting by Aaron Knox http://www.modelmayhem.com/AaronKnox
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Amplify Apparel’s Game of Thrones inspired collection http://www.facebook.com/AmplifyApparel
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Allie Wood: Designer for Amplify Apparel

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