2017 was a very strange year. There were lots of fun, happy memories but also a lot of very trying moments.
This year I travelled quite a lot to Montreal and New York City and also added Freeport, Bahamas to my travel list. I performed once again as part of the Toronto Burlesque Festival, at Toronto Pride, at Yeti Con, for the Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal, and in all 3 of the Peepshow TO productions. I had the pleasure of seeing the musical Hamilton twice in New York City. I went to Drag Con NY, the Bagel Burlesque Expo, Yeti Con and Fan Expo. I got a new tattoo from Genevieve FT. And I got to see two of my favourite people get married in a Jewish/Indian/Lord of the Rings wedding!
All in all this year has really taught me who the important people are in my life and to cherish those relationships. I’ve worked really hard this year to accomplish my goals but I know this is only the beginning. Look out 2018, I’m coming for you!!
Marie Antoinette is back and she’s getting undressed…
The undergarments for this costume were too glamourous not to shoot! The lingerie set I purchased from Torrid and embellished the heck out of with lace and crystals. This gorgeous corset is one of my most prized possessions and was made by the fantastic designer Louise Black.
This year for Halloween I decided to embody the pinnacle of extravagance and luxury; the Queen Bitch herself, Marie Antoinette. I made this fun little costume for a screening of Marie Antoinette I performed at recently with the Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal Cinema. Guild Park and Gardens in Toronto served as the perfect setting for this shoot. Enjoy!
I had another lovely photoshoot last week with Tyrone Islington in my Batwoman Burlesque Cosplay. This fantastic costume goes with a Nerdlesque act that I haven’t performed in quite a while, but will be reviving this summer for the Peepshow TO performance at Yeti Con! If you haven’t gotten your Yeti Con tickets yet, don’t miss out!
My Eeveelution friends and I took a little stroll through High Park with Tyrone Islington to take some fun photos! Delicia Pastiche as Flareon, Henrietta VIII as Vaporeon and myself as Eevee perform together in an Eeveelution Nerdlesque Act in these fun burlesquified Pokemon Cosplays. We had a lot of fun, and met a lot of dogs, during this photoshoot! I’m so happy to share these photos with you!
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!
Recently I have had the pleasure of working with Tyrone Islington on a few different projects. His photography is dynamic, dramatic and emotionally charged. I love his style and have enjoyed modelling for him. For our most recent collaboration we played with light and shadow and created some of our best work to date. Please enjoy a selection of images from this shoot, with more to come!