Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Betty Quirk

The beautiful, bubbly Betty Quirk is ready to shimmy and shake in her 60s Go-Go Fringe in this week’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls photoset!

This burlesque performer/producer is gearing up for another fantastic production with Peepshow TO called I Have Misplaced My Pants: A Classic Simpsons Burlesque Tribute.  Betty will be bringing to life an iconic Simpsons character on June 9th at the Great Hall in Toronto.  Tickets are going FAST, so get yours today!!

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 Sevvy Skellington

The sultry Sevvy Skellington is in a daze from all those dolls on this week’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls photoset!

This Nerdlesque producer and performer is part of the Peepshow TO team who are hard at work on their next production I Have Misplaced My Pants: A Classic Simpsons Burlesque Tribute.  With Simpsons superfan Sevvy’s eye on this production it is certain to be jam packed with hilarious references and saucy impressions of your favourite Simpsons characters!

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

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2016: A Slightly Less Fabulous Year

2016 was a really hard year for everyone.  It certainly wasn’t a year I will look back on fondly for many reasons.  However, as I sifted through the photos for this post, there were many moments of laughter and fun sprinkled throughout.  I always like to look on the bright side and so despite everything we’ve been through, here are some happy memories and pictures from 2016.

This year I traveled to New York, Montreal and Mexico!  I had a wonderful time modelling for Raezor Latex and participating with them in Montreal Fetish Weekend.  I performed in four spectacular Peepshow TO productions, three of which involved choreographing brand new group/duet routines with some of the most amazing Nerdlesque performers I know.  I met my personal fashion inspiration Dita Von Teese!  I got three new tattoos, including one that I got with my mom of the two of us as matryoshka dolls.  I further developed my portfolio as a model and as a photographer.  I made three wedding dresses and got to see two of my best friends marry each other!

I guess this year wasn’t so bad after all.  Here’s to an even better 2017!  Happy New Year!

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Henrietta VIII, Delicia Pastiche and myself performing our Eeveelutions act at Peepshow Go, Photo by Lick My Lens Cap

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Sleep No More in New York City

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Betty Quirk and I meeting Dita Von Teese

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Photo by Objektiv Photography for Raezor Latex

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Charlie Quinn, Dante Legend, Sky Blew, Betty Quirk and I performing at a Yacht Club Party

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A lovely drawing of me from a very talented fan!

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Delicia Pastiche (Flareon), Henrietta VIII (Vaporeon) and Me (Eevee) by Tyrone islington Photography

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I got my kitty Glinda tattooed on my leg

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My amazing girl friends took me out for high tea for my birthday!

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Photo by Photolena

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Delicia Pastiche, Loretta Jean, Zilly Lilly, Dew Lily, Sevvy Skellington, Betty Quirk and I performing our Catch me if you Can act at Speilberglesque

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Decked out in Sari’s at Sam and Trevor’s Mandvo

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Chow Mein’s Wedding!

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Photo by Yuli Scheidt for Primaala

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Performing as one of Leelando Calrissian’s beach babes in Dundas Square for Pride

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Vampira at Halloween

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Poster girl for Peepshow GO, Photo by Lick my Lens Cap

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Drinking mimosas in Mexico!

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Ewok crew (Helena Trona, Zilly Lilly, Shaanlesque, Loretta Jean and I) at Revenge of the Strip: A Star Wars Burlesque

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Dolly Shots Photography with Gala Delicious and Delicia Pastiche

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Mother Daughter Tattoos!

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Another amazing drawing by Bryce Hallet

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

Photo by Tyrone Islington

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Tulum, Mexico with Sevvy Skellington and Betty Quirk

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Sam in the wedding dress I made for her!

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Sam in the other wedding dress I made for her!  (what a doll!)

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Pinup Tattoo by Genevieve FT

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Congrats to Sam and Trevor on their amazing wedding!

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My Girl Gang at our fav brunch spot!

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Henrietta VIII is the most powerful crime lord in the galaxy and Betty Quirk is exactly her kind of scum. Being dangerous space criminals has never looked so good! These ladies are ready to showcase the perfect balance of flawless pinup style and a total lack of morals.

Betty Quirk may have no love for the empire – but she loves to pose in her finest Mandalorian armour exactly “as you wish”. Ho ho ho… Be careful to stay on Henrietta’s good side because this Hutt does not take kindly to disappointments. When not posing for the camera she enjoys decorating her home with people who have betrayed her, frozen in carbonite. Don’t worry though – both of these sci-fi femme fatales agree that you’re no good to them dead!

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

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Peepshow GO: A Pokémon Burlesque Tribute

Are you ready to be the very best, like no one ever was?  Start your Poke-journey with a Poke-stop at Peepshow GO!  All your favourite Pokemon will be shaking it on stage while you enjoy non-stop Poke-lures, Potion cocktails and a chance to win a Pokemon Kigarumi!!

Join us on Saturday, September 17th at the Great Hall in Toronto.  Due to popular demand, we are doing TWO SHOWS!!

To purchase tickets for the Early Show, CLICK HERE!
To purchase tickets for the Late Show, CLICK HERE!

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Seductive Sweetie

My gorgeous muse Natasha is back this week for another provocative photo set.  This talented lady is a hair stylist by day and a nerdy burlesque performer by night!  You can catch her in the next Peepshow TO, Nerdlesque production; Peepshow Go!  This Pokemon inspired burlesque event will feature the gorgeous Natasha and many other talented performs doing their very best as the adorable creatures you know and love!

Click here for more info about Peepshow Go!

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Glamour Girl Photoshoot

Once again I have had the pleasure of working with an amazing group of glamourous ladies for a fantastic, fun-filled photoshoot!  My hair and makeup team of Natasha and Gail slayed once again on the styling for this pinup themed shoot.

My beautiful models were Saffron St James, Natasha, Jennifer, Henrietta VIII, Betty Quirk and Lorelei.  Here’s a little taste of what we did with more to come in the coming posts!

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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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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!

Eevee Burlesque at Super Smash Bras

On September 25th at the Great Hall in Toronto myself and my lovely burlesque buddies debuted a new act for the Super Smash Bra Nerdlesque show!  Peepshow TO put on this fun Nintendo themed show with acts featuring your favourite Nintendo characters.  Our group chose to represent Pokemon with an act inspired by Eevee and her evolutions Flareon and Vaporeon.  In this act Flareon (Delicia Pastiche) and Vaporeon (Henrietta VIII) are fighting over what type of Pokemon Eevee (myself) should evolve into.  After showing me the basics of pokemon stripping I decide not to choose either and instead become a Jolteon!

Please enjoy some fun photos from this act by Ruth Gillson, Chris Hutcheson and Lick My Lens Cap Photography!

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