The Ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque: Helen and Henrietta

The lovely ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque are back this week!

Henrietta VIII And Helen of Trona are one half of the beautiful brains behind the Nerd Girl Burlesque productions.  You can see these Nerdlesquers next at Level Up – An Evening of Video Game Burlesque on August 25th at See-Scape in Toronto.

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I Have Misplaced My Pants: A Classic Simpsons Burlesque Tribute

It’s that time again, the next PeepshowTO production is this Friday, June 9th at the Great Hall in Toronto and if you are a fan of The Simpsons you are not going to want to miss this one!!

Back for another classic Simpsons Burlesque Tribute the amazing cast and crew of PeepshowTO are pulling out all the stops!   We’ve got your favourite Simpsons characters, doughnuts from Glory Hole Doughnuts, prizes, and a few other tricks up our sleeves.  I will be performing a brand new duet with the amazing Burlesque Drag King Henrietta VIII that you won’t want to miss.  Tickets are almost completely sold out, so if you still haven’t gotten your GET THEM NOW!!! 

See you there!

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Ivory

The incredibly curvaceous beauty Ivory is here to slay in this week’s tribute to Beyond the Valley of the Dolls!

This Burlesque Babe will be performing all around Toronto over the next month.  You can catch Ivory on June 13th acting in Daughters of Lilith at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, on June 22nd at Steers & Queers, June 23rd at AlternaQueer as part of PRIDE 2017 and Ivory will be joining an amazing cast of all plus size performers, including myself, on June 27th for Dangerous Curves Burlesque at Revival in Toronto.

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
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!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I had the pleasure of performing at Kitty Night’s Midsummer Night’s Dream show on August 15th.  It was a wonderful evening of dreamy burlesque.  I performed my Sugar Baby routine in a sugary, sparkly, pale pink robe which I made.  My head was adorned with a lovely bird fascinator from Featherband.  Please enjoy some photos from the evening and one from my friend Lick My Lens Cap photography, of me in this outfit!

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Toronto Burlesque Festival Gold Diggers

Myself and my partner in crime, Betty Quirk, will be performing our Two Little Gold Diggers routine this Saturday evening at the Toronto Burlesque Festival!  We are part of the Glam-A-Ganza show and will definitely bring the Glam in our Gentlemen Prefer Blondes tribute act.  We don’t get to perform this act too often so you won’t want to miss a chance to see it!  Please enjoy these photos are from the amazing photographer Elizabeth Horodnyk!

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I had the absolute pleasure of starting my year by creating what might be my favourite costume to date!  The effervescent Laura Desiree came to me with the idea of celebrating her heritage and creating a new costume and act inspired by her recent European tour.  We chose a rich colour pallet of deep reds, purples and bright gold for this look and completely decked out each piece in jewels and beaded fringe.  Her undergarments have rows of coin fringe as if her loot is hidden beneath her outer layers.  The headpiece was her crown of roses complete with a long flowing veil.  Laura was a mystical wonder at this year’s Girlesque Expo in her gypsy ensemble.

Photos by Photolena, Chris Hutcheson, MOPO, Rawesome, and Ruth Gillson.

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