2018: A Year of Changes

2018 has been a transitional year.  It has been the uncomfortable growing stage in between leaving a past self behind and becoming a new creature.  It has been hard and it has been a journey but ultimately it has been worth it.

In 2018 I performed at the Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival, the Toronto Burlesque Festival, the ROM with Amplify Apparel, all three PeepshowTO productions, twice at Speakeasy at Revival, the Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal, Toronto Pride and my favourite place; Yeti Con! I even go-go danced in the elevator at the Toronto Reference Library for the Snailoween Party!  I travelled to New York and barely made it to Montreal, where I was sadly too ill to perform at the Bagel Burlesque Festival.

The biggest change in my life this year was leaving my soul-sucking, 9-5 office job for a more creative career path.  I have had some of my best photoshoots, both in front of and behind the camera and worked with a whole plethora of new and wonderful people!  I made a fabulous new costume for one of my favourite performers, Laura Desiree.  I celebrated the marriage of two of my dearest friends.  I got a new, badass tattoo of my idol Tura Satana from my girl Suspiria!  And to top off the whole year I move back into my apartment after nearly a year of extensive renovations!

I am now in the process of setting up Dolly Shots Studio for 2019 and I am so excited to share it with you!  Stay tuned next year for lots more fabulous-ity and beauty!

Happy New Year!!

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Photo by Jonathan Choi, Direction by Katherine Bermudo
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My third time seeing Hamilton in NYC for my Birthday with Sevvy and Betty
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Chilling with my bae Leeland backstage at Sinful Sundays
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Meeting the incredible Miz Cracker in NYC was a dream!  As was watching Betty lipsync for her life with Cracker cheering her on!
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Lord of the G-Strings was such a fun show!
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Galadriel at Lord of the G-Strings will forever be one of my favourite performances
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Performing at Fierce with these fierce ladies!  Zilly Lilly, Charlie Quinn, Coco Frambois, and Betty Quirk
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The Amplify Apparel team at the ROM
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Emma Frost photo by Tyrone Islington
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The PeepshowTO crew at Yeti Con
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Photo by Stacey Naglie
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We rocked the house with our nerdy performances at Yeti Con!
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Photo by Teri G
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Backup dancing for my bb Leeland at Pride with all these hotties!
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My second Ru-Girl meeting of the year was with the stunning Aja at Pride!
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I always love being the PeepshowTO Poster Girl!  Here I am rocking the Barbarella look, shot by Paul Hillier.
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The PeepshowTO Space show was a blast!
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Photo by Rebecca Northcott
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In the middle of this man-sandwich at the Toronto Burlesque Festival.  I love Tucker and Newfoundlad!!
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Showing off our pantsuits by Betty Quirk at the Toronto Burlesque Festival!
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Taste of the Danforth is always part of my summer.  Here I am with my sister Bri!
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Photo by Paul Hillier
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A Cool Rider and a Cool Teacher backstage at Speakeasy at Revival with Charlie Quinn!
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My second performance with Amplify Apparel for a private event
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Go-Go dancing as Alice at PeepshowTO was so much fun!
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Round one of my tattoo with Suspiria (stay tuned for the finished tat)
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Shooting the poster for Snailoween was also such an incredible experience, and the final result was amazing!!
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The Snailoween party with my gals!
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I love me some man-sandwiches ok… Comikonrad and The Last Son are such hunks!
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Go-Go dancing in the Reference Library Elevator at Snailoween
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Photo by Stacey Naglie

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Behind the Scenes with Lunar Replicant
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Being glam at Amie and Zach’s wedding with Leeland
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Reindeer Games with Natasha

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to you all!

I had the absolute pleasure of working with my muse, the lovely Natasha for some festive and flirty photos!

Enjoy!!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Nymph Suicide: Tourist in the City

The gorgeous Nymph Suicide is back this week for our final photoset from our summer session!  She’s got her camera and she’s taking it all in as a sexy pinup tourist in the city!

Enjoy!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography, with assistance by Leelando

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Beach Babe: Erica Peck

I am thrilled to be featuring another beautiful, new face on my blog this week, the actress, singer and vintage clothing maven; Erica Peck!

I met up with Erica, who was lugging a huge bag of fantastic vintage clothing from her company Wild Thing Vintage, and together we ventured down to Ash Bridges Bay in Toronto to take some fun beachy shots.  You can catch Erica on stage at the Statford Festival playing Magenta in the Rocky Horror Picture Show until the beginning of December!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography, with assistance by Bri Playter

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Dolly on Vacay!!

Well hunnies, it’s been a very busy year so far and it’s time I took a little break.  For the month of August I’ll be hitting the pause button and won’t be doing any blog updates.  If you’re missing me, don’t fret!  I will continue to update you on my life on my personal Instagram and on the Dolly Shots Instagram too!

Enjoy the summer sun and I’ll see you in September with lots of new content!!

Photos by Rebecca Northcott Photography

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It’s Hump Day and you know what that means…

More amazing photos from the uber talented Rebecca Northcott Photography!  Keeping with the 1970s theme, I am rocking another Dolly Monroe original look in this gold bikini. Enjoy!

Photos by Rebecca Northcott Photography

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Summer Stroll pt 2

Happy Hump Day!

I’m thrilled to share another dreamy photoset from the incredible Stacey Naglie Photography!  Enjoy!

Photos by Stacey Naglie Photography
Outfit by Dolly Monroe

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