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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Babes of Burlesque: Dottie Champagne pt 2

The gorgeous Dottie Champagne is back this week serving some trashy, glam realness!

Dottie Champagne produces the fabulous event Scenes and Sequins that brings together Improv and Burlesque.  This event takes place on the first Friday of every month at the Social Capital Theatre in Toronto!  The next show is this Friday, so get your tickets today!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography with assistance from Zach Garand

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Happy Hump Day!

I am serving up some 1970s, disco diva glam today in my fabulous golden jumpsuit! I’ve got my fuzzy friend Chloe to keep me warm and I’m ready to hit the dance floor!

Photos by Rebecca Northcott Photography
Jumpsuit by Betty Quirk

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Babes of Burlesque: Charlie Quinn pt 2

Charlie Quinn is the quintessential pinup girl in this week’s Dolly Shots photoset!

This gorgeous gal is a producer and performer at this year’s Toronto Burlesque Festival, July 26th – 29th.  You will also be able to purchase her wares at the festival or you can order custom pasties and other sparkly things by contacting her through Charlie Quinn’s Quinntessentials!

Lingerie from Bettie Page Lingerie for Playful Promises from Gigi’s House of Frills
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography with assistance from Zach Garand

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Seamed Stockings from Gigi’s House of Frills

This week I had the pleasure of testing out a brand new product at Gigi’s House of Frills in Toronto. Gigi’s is the best spot in our city to find vintage and repro-vintage lingerie and loungewear. They currently carry a lovely selection of seamed stockings from What Katie Did in a variety of sizes and colours. Brand new for us plus sized people are the Curve stockings from WKD which are specially designed for bodies that are size 18-24 with 28″-36″ thighs.

As a plus size woman it has always been a struggle for me to find clothing and lingerie made for my body type. Seamed stockings and thigh highs were always particularly challenging as the band needs to fit snuggly around the thigh without being so tight as to cause discomfort. I have gotten away with wearing the Medium/Large size in this brand before, but never found them very comfortable. The Curve size is the perfect solution to this problem and I found they had plenty of stretch to them, particularly in the band. My thighs come in just under the recommended sizing at 27″ and I could feel that there was even a little extra room in them and they would fit even better on a body larger than mine.

It is so refreshing to see more options out there for curvy folks like myself and I’m thrilled that Gigi’s House of Frills, which has always had an amazing selection of plus size items, is focused on bringing in even more options for us! Thank you Gigi’s!!

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Babes of Burlesque: Ruby Moon pt 2

The modern day Bettie, Ruby Moon, is back this week as a sugary sweet, pinup treat!

You can catch this burlesque babe at The Femme Rebelles’ Student Showcase on June 22nd at The eBar in Guelph.  Ruby will also be performing as part of this year’s Toronto Burlesque Festival in the show Geeks & Cheeks: A Pop Culture Burlesque!  Get your tickets now!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography with assistance from Zach Garand

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Babes of Burlesque: Knox Harter pt 2

The fiery redhead, Knox Harter, is back this week, serving vintage, pinup doll glam!

You can catch this busy, burlesque beauty on June 7th at Let’s Go Crazy: A Burlesque Tribute to Price at The Pilot in Toronto.  You can also see Knox hosting her monthly show, Speakeasy at Revival on June 10th.  This month’s theme is Animated and stars a cast of fabulous performers that includes myself!  Knox is also a collaborator and performer at this year’s Toronto Burlesque Festival!  You won’t want to miss any of these amazing shows, so get your tickets now!

Babydoll Nightie by Leelando Calrissian
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography with assistance from Zach Garand

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