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!
I received a few of the photos from my shoot with Dana Brushette and Tess Munster that I wanted to share with you! I’m so happy about how these turned out and I feel so lucky to have gotten the chance to work with these fantastic ladies! I made this outfit for a burlesque act but thought it would be a fun outfit to shoot with Dana in. I love the way she has captured the look and really made this set something special.
I was lucky enough to spend my Easter Sunday with the gorgeous plus size model Tess Munster!
When I found out Tess was coming to Toronto I immediately booked a spot in her photography workshop with legendary pin-up photographer Dana Brushette. Obviously, I had to make a brand new outfit for this photoshoot, which is also part of a costume for a new burlesque act I will be premiering at the Peepshow Clipshow on May 3rd. You can see a small proof from my session below. I’m very excited to get the finished shots back to share with you.
Tess was the absolute sweetest, very encouraging to all the models and such a fun presence to be around. I think everyone who went to the workshop had a blast just being near this radiant woman. I was also thrilled to meet Dana, whose work I have admired for a long time. I hope to have the chance to work with both these amazing women again!
How can a plus size pinup like myself not be absolutely inspired by the beauty that is Tess Munster? She is smart, strong, confident and of course radiantly gorgeous. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon her blog My Plus Size Life but as soon as I did I fell in love with this inspirational woman and have been following her on social media ever since. As her blog will tell you, Tess is an L.A. based Plus Size Model, Make Up Artist, Blogger, and founder of the #effyourbeautystandards body positive movement. And this fashionista was recently named one of the world’s top plus size models by Refinery 29, Huff Post, & Vogue Italia. Not only is Tess endlessly stylish, showing off an array of looks in her makeup and fashion, she also preaches self-love, self-respect and self-confidence. A girl after my own heart!