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~Lylia

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13-08**** August News!


My Bear Babes Calendar photoshoot is scheduled for mid-August, with Talyn Stone co-modelling and Renee Robyn shooting. The calendar will be released late October, so… mark your calendars! Hehe.

Upcoming Events:

┼ Friday August 2 ┼
Calgary Horror Con Gala Opening Party (YYC)
http://fb.com/events/468311583258340/
Appearing at the exclusive celebrity meet-and-greet event at the top of the Calgary Tower! Performing my SAW fetish burlesque piece fresh from the German Horror Con – The Dark Zone.
Buy tickets here

┼ Saturday & Sunday Aug 3-4 ┼
Annual Calgary Horror-Con – 3rd Annual Calgary Horror Con 2013 (YYC)
http://fb.com/events/344212985690518/
Partying in my own merch booth with Renee Robyn Photography as my neighbour. Come feed the monsters, get some free treats, snap a photo, and take home a print ♥

┼ Friday August 30 ┼
Ides of Winter in SK (YQR)
THE RITUAL FROM DEADMONTON: BEGRIME EXEMIOUS / DIRE OMEN / IDES OF WINTER / AUTARIC / DESECRATE SCRIPTURE
http://fb.com/events/412491862203981
Performing at the frosthoar for Ides of Winter. Also ritually applying frostpaint and selling my soul for tshirt money.

┼ Saturday August 31 ┼
Ides of Winter in MB (YWG)
Wilt, Dire Omen(AB), Begrime Exemious(AB), Ides of Winter(AB) and Entity
http://fb.com/events/491838200897510
Performing at the frosthoar for Ides of Winter. Also ritually applying frostpaint and selling my soul for tshirt money

Full calendar available here

~Lylia

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13-06-01 Blk Mtl w Desecrate Scripture


I designed the poster myself using a photo from an epic black metal photoshoot with Chris Brown of Unbound Photography

Desecrate Scripture is a blackened doom metal band from Saskatchewan. I have been friends with them through the prairie metal scene and have always wanted to collaborate.
When I found out they were planning shows in Alberta for their Prairie Indoctrination Tour, I booked them instantly at The Rendezvous Pub, our local sports bar & metal haunt. They brought Autaric along, and both bands ending up crashing on my living room floor after a Denny’s metal invasion. I also asked Vile Insignia from Calgary to play, and then for fun, decided to perform “Lamentos”, a fusion dance piece I affectionately call the Orcish Lullaby (more on that later).
As the night progressed, we chatted & ate metal cupcakes & swapped merch & headwhipped. VI & Autaric played, I danced in all white on a dirty black floor, and then when Desecrate was ending their set, I hopped onstage to shimmy for my favourite song.
Post-show, Desecrate’s founder Wikk and I had an explosion of ideas to talk about, as he runs his own promotions company as well as side projects. We planned the photoshoots for his upcoming solo album trio which will involve elaborate custom costumes and a rockstar photographer. He also filmed my dance piece, so look out for a tour video from him!
My performance itself was a bellydance fusion act (no fetish nor burlesque – just pure dance) set to folky doom metal, adorned in corpse paint. It is an avant-garde, lyrical-style piece that I feel very emotional connected to. It has only been performed once before, although I have plans to debut it to a mass audience in the future. There is a video kicking around of a previous performance of the piece if you hunt enough on my youtube channel ; )

You can order Desecrate Scripture’s newest album here.

Prints of any photos may be ordered by emailing me through my contact page.

Photos by Slayer of Pixels

Model, Makeup, Hair, Accessories, Styling, Props for Lylia by Lylia
All other models, own Hair and Makeup, Styling, Accessories
Behind-the-Scenes Photos by self & friends

~Lylia

13-05-31 Ides of Winter w DTR


Ides of Winter is a melodic blackened death metal band from Edmonton, AB. With former members of Dead Jesus among many other local heavyweights, they are a highly theatrical band themed on the brutal cold of Canadian metal.
One of the first bands I developed theatrical and stage elements for was Dead Jesus – and it continued in full force with Ides. From designing their wolf pelt costumes in collaboration with Nomin of Handcuffs Required, to planning and applying their frostpaint before each show, I have striven to help them create a strong stage presence and image.
To add a climax to this, I appear onstage as the Frosthoar or the Fathom Bride, bellydancing and incorporating props like veils, lights, and snow. I also manage their merch booth where I get to schmooze all night and sign posters : ). These guys are my brothers and my band, and I’m very proud of how far we’ve come together.

At the end of May we played with a celebrative Death Toll Rising, who were commemorating 10 years of creating music together. We revealed the glorious new Fathom Bride shirts, and I had a mini shoot with live photographer Dana Zuk, a metal maiden herself. I also got to share the booth with a smexy redhead. ‘Twas a good night as always.

Ides of Winter

Ides Wardrobe by Lylia, Handcuffs Required & individual members

Custom altered t-shirt by Dolly Darko Clothing

Photos by Dana Zuk

Fathom Bride & Sisters of Eve shirt illustrations by Ultra BAT

Model, Makeup, Hair, Accessories, Styling, Props for Lylia by Lylia
Frostpaint for all band members by Lylia
Behind-the-Scenes Photos by self & friends

~Lylia

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13-06**** June News!


Newest news… I made it into the Bear Babes Calendar!!!
I am so honoured and happy to be given this opportunity. I made my first try at competing 3 years ago, and I feel like I have come to far since then.
I’ve earned this, and it will be a huge bump for my career.
Thank you to everyone who voted for me, cheered for me and supported me.
See you on the glossy pages! I’ll be on your wall next year 🙂

Upcoming Events:

┼ Sunday June 9 ┼
Blue Belle Burlesque’s Femme Fatales plus Heat 3 Miss Burlesque Bunny (YEG)
http://fb.com/events/389886541125872/
I am judging the next heat of the competition, where the winners get to perform at the inaugural Edmonton Burlesque Festival! Come rub elbows!

┼ Friday June 14 ┼
2nd Annual *LACED UP CABARET* (YEG)
http://fb.com/events/103325796538823/
walking the runway for the brand new Sweet Carousel Corsetry collection of corset designs and gowns.

┼ Saturday June 29 ┼
industrial/ ebm/ dark electro festival June 28 – 30 (YYC)
http://fb.com/events/517115528349004/
performing & schmoozing for iVardensphere

┼ Monday July 1 ┼
Canada Day METAL Show… Scythia w/ OmegaCrom, Ides of Winter & Meridian (YEG)
http://fb.com/events/524524024273385/
performing & doing merch as the Fathom Bride for Ides of Winter

Full calendar available here

~Lylia

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13-06-09 BBB Femmes Fatales


I have been working with Blue Belle Burlesque since Jade Janvier created the troupe last year. As an Aussie import, her goal is to bring the grandeur of Australia’s burlesque scene (where there are dedicated burlesque clubs & weekly performances) to Canada – starting with Alberta. She plans to host the very first Edmonton Burlesque Festival this fall, which is going to be a blast!
I was the feature performer for the very first show, which also kicked off the competition leading to the festival. I judged Miss Burlesque Bunny Heat 1 & then went on to judge Heat 2 as well.

This Sunday, I judged the third heat of the competition & rubbed elbows with Edmonton’s vaudeville community. Male contenders, also known as performers of “boylesque”, have swept up the winners’ sashes lately and I suspect will continue to dominate.
I’m now looking forward to the explosion of festivities planned for the fall! See you in September!

Blue Belle Burlesque

Dress by Dolly Darko Clothing

Shoes by Nixxi Rose

Photos by Drew May Photography

Makeup, Hair, Styling, for Lylia by Lylia
Behind-the-Scenes Photos by self & friends

~Lylia

13-05-29 Bear Babes Finals


See previous blog post for the preliminary round
http://chorosive.com/13-05-22-bear-babes-round-1/

I made it to the next round of 100.3 The Bear’s Bear Babes Calendar contest – aka the Finals! It was a rock pageant again, with outfits, questions & judging. The finalists were cut down from 2 groups of 20 in each preliminary round to 26 at the finals, at which point we were being judged down to 14.

If I make it to the final 14, I get to shoot for the calendar! I’m just waiting for the official announcement now. Once the calendar images are shot, there will be online voting for the cover girl plus 2nd & 3rd place, so I’ll be sure to update if I get there!

Edmonton’s Best Rock – 100.3 FM The Bear – Bear Babes Calendar Contest

Photos by Second Sight Studio

Model, Makeup, Hair, Accessories, Styling, for Lylia by Lylia
All other models, own Hair and Makeup, Styling, Accessories
Behind-the-Scenes Photos by self, friends, The Bear

~Lylia

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13-05-26 Alberta Bound Tattoo Con


This year I attended the Alberta Bound Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival at the River Cree. I was a special guest of sorts, promoting for Sweet Carousel Corsetry and consulting to model for a client’s tattoo to be done by Nikko Hurtado. I was also able to consult for my own future tattoo work finally! I wore my purple Sweet Carousel corset which was NOT even custom made for me – it was a sample I purchased in the past!!

The tattoo client is my friend Faron of Digital Body Photography – a fetish fan, avid photographer and tattoo collector. Faron wants an image tattooed by Nikko for his left chest plate to mirror his existing piece of a blonde zombie chick (by Mofo – ON), surrounding his sternum piece of an anatomic heart & inverted crucifix by Nick Chaboya. I will be portraying Death in memorial of his mother’s rapidly shortening life. The image is planned to be shot topless in a Sweet Carousel skeleton underbust corset, hooded & holding an hourglass. The images from this shoot will be released after the tattoo has been completed at the Alberta Bound Tattoo Fest in Calgary in October.

My first foray into inking my own skin will be led by Jessica Wright, owner of Capital Tattoo in Edmonton. I will be juxtaposing her pretty flourishing style with that of Jamie Henderson from Forsaken Ink (NY). My first piece will be on my sternum, to be completed at the Calgary fest in October as well.

Check out my tattoo inspiration board and watch my designs as they are collected.

Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival – Edmonton

Sweet Carousel Corsetry

Digital Body Photography

Nikko Hurtado

Jamie Henderson

Jessica Wright

Model, Makeup, Hair, Accessories, Styling, Props for Lylia by Lylia

~Lylia

13-05-24 Vixenesque Chick Flick


Vixenesque Burlesque is the other troupe in town that I am affiliated with. Created by Maila Mustang (who had a stint in the Vancouver & BC burly-q scene), this group is all about gorelesque, horror & heavy metal.
One Hell of a Chick Flick was put on to showcase movie-themed burlesque acts, including shows themed on Queen of the Damned, Silence of the Lambs and Tank Girl!
I attended this event to support V as well as the Edmonton Burlesque Festival, which they were fundraising for. I also sold tickets to Laced Up, which is Sweet Carousel’s next event and ALSO a supporter of the Burlesque Fest. We are such a tight community <3

Vixenesque Burlesque

Corset by Sweet Carousel Corsetry

Photos by Drew May

Photos by Bill Hately

Photos by Payl – Make Art Canada

Model, Makeup, Hair, Styling, for Lylia by Lylia
Behind-the-Scenes Photos by self & friends

~Lylia

13-05-22 Bear Babes Round 1



Last Wednesday, I competed in 100.3 The Bear’s Bear Babes Calendar contest!
It’s like a rock pageant, with outfits, questions & judging. I’m officially competing to win, after my first try 3 years ago. The Bear needs a hardcore heavy metal chick on their calendar cover!

The calendars will be sold all over the province, including at all Mac’s Convenience Stores, which would put my face everywhere!! All proceeds benefit Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation which is close to my heart, as my little brother is a childhood cancer survivor through the Stollery. It can also open doors to tons of opportunities including with Playboy. This is only the first round – I have to pass a zillion more including online voting BUT it could net me cash, paid signing gigs and trips!

The pre-round was online voting to advance to the finals, of which I did not pass. The first round was the pageant on the 22nd. As of this posting, I found out that I made it to the next round! It’s the finals, another pageant-style event on the 29th. If I get past that, I get to shoot for the calendar (although they pick about 16 girls to shoot). It will be online voting for the cover girl plus 2nd & 3rd place, so I’ll be sure to update if I get there!

Photos by The Bear

Photos by Second Sight Studio

Model, Makeup, Hair, Accessories, Styling, for Lylia by Lylia
All other models, own Hair and Makeup, Styling, Accessories
Behind-the-Scenes Photos by self, friends, The Bear

~Lylia

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