Monday, September 5, 2016

Suki!

Suki visits Dolldom!



Suki is a new doll created by Elizabeth Lee in a limited edition of 400. Drawing inspiration from a wealth of genres, cultures, and periods, Suki is, in the words of her creator, "an adaptation and much needed revision of the neglected and much maligned costume doll."



Suki is hand painted with the intention of giving each doll a life and character that will be interpreted by her owner.



Created for the adult collector of unusual dolls, Suki boasts rooted hair in blonde or raven. A small number of Suki dolls will also be offered with wigs.



Suki's body is based on the sculpt of Sebino's Bettina and is such represents a young teenager. Yet, Suki lends herself to being dressed as a younger child. Suki is a play doll who loves to be dressed and redressed. Do you like to sew? Suki will be the perfect model. And if you prefer modern styles, Suki will certainly model them well. Homemade hand knits? Bring them on! Vintage styles? Perfect on Suki! Suki is intended to be a doll to dress and play with - and make things for, no matter how simple. And she is a nice size for this at 17 inches, not too small, not too big.



Suki is cross cultural, according to Ms. Lee, and her skin tone was carefully selected to be very ambivalent - she can be Asian, Latino, Indian, or anything you chose. Ms. Lee hopes that Suki will appeal to a wide range of collectors for Suki is full of love!


Suki's Boutique
 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Dark Victories

The last time that Mel Odom's "Hollywood Canteen" Ivy Jordan produced by JAMIEshow Dolls visited Dolldom, the star of Monolithic Studios and gal pal to Miss Gene Marshall, portrayed the quintessential blonde glamour queen.



Today, Miss Jordan relishes modeling beautiful fashions chosen to complement her dark hair styles. For as Miss Jordan herself expressed: "Brunettes and redheads have as much fun, maybe even more than blondes! In all truth, the secret is a combination of character and wit." Dolldom could not agree more with Miss Jordan, whose stupendous face sculpt is one of Mel Odom's favorites. For Miss Jordan can remind us of the great Greta Garbo in one shot and of the energetic Rosalind Russell in another. And that ladies and gentleman is a gift that becomes evident in the accompanying portfolio. Quite a victory for dark hair shades!


In a dark brown "Violet" wig cap, Ivy Jordan models a Retros suit made with a vintage nubby knit and recycled fur. The dark hair brings out her glamorous blue eye shadow.


Contrasting Points! The blouse of "Green with Envy", produced by Ashotn-Drake for Mr. Odom's Madra Lord, tops a sexy mini sequined dress by Liz Cole for Retros. The black wig cap's side curls repeat the circular motif.


Baby, Blue? Yes, and a Titian hard cap with by Time of Doll. Miss Jordan's cocktail dress is a fantasy of flocked organza and was made by Liz Cole for Retros. Pearl jewelry by VJT Designs.


Fiery Dame! In "Spotted in Manhattan" Madra Lord's red wig cap, Miss Jordan shines in "A Cool Breeze in Vegas" Oona's sheath and a recycled fur coat by Joshard. Earrings by Joy Jarred.


Red, red and more red. Mix one "Sophia" wig cap in auburn with a luminous cherry red silk satin dress by Liz Cole for Retros for a most intoxicating combination. Pearl jewelry by VJT Designs adds a cooling touch.


Asian Airs. In an ash brown bob hard cap wig by Time of Doll and a vintage brocaded silk sheath by Liz Cole, Miss Jordan is in the mood for love. Peacock necklace by Joy Jarred.

"Hollywood Canteen" Ivy Jordan

Retros by Liz Cole

Time of Doll Wigs

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rocking the Boondocks with Music and Doll Icon Marie Osmond

I'm a little bit country
And I'm a little bit rock 'n roll



I'm a little bit of Memphis and Nashville
With a little bit of Motown in my soul



I don't know if it's good or bad
But I know I love it so
I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit rock 'n roll
She's a little bit gentle, she's a little bit runnin' wild



She's a little bit a full-grown woman, she's a little bit of a child
Don't know if I'm happy or sad
My music makes me whole
I'm a little bit country
And I'm a little bit rock 'n roll



I like that peaceful easy feeling of a laid-back country song
And when I sing my rock 'n roll, I can sing it all night long
I love my country with all my heart and my soul
I go out on Saturday night for a little bit of rock 'n roll



I know I'm goin' to feel all right
No matter where I go
With a little bit of country
And a little bit of rock 'n roll


 
Marie Osmond Modeling Doll was made by Mattel in 1976.
Her wardrobe was designed by Liz Cole for Retros




Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Glamour Puss Redefined: Hollywood Canteen Ivy Jordan

The spotlight is on Miss Ivy Jordan! The talented actress is mostly known for her savvy comebacks and perfect comedic timing. Yet, sometimes society falls trap to a silly dichotomy: wit and sex-appeal may not always come together harmoniously. To challenge this assumption and to regale our readers' eyes,  Dolldom had the honor of hosting Mel Odom's Miss Ivy Jordan in her "Hollywood Canteen" iteration as manufactured by JAMIEShow Dolls. The results of the fun modeling session are but pat one of a series of entries celebrating the beauty of Miss Jordan and several of her Monolithic Studios' colleagues.
Today we feature Miss Ivy Jordan, Glamour Puss. As a blonde (very platinum) Miss Jordan's deep indigo blue eyeshadow pops and her deep red lips (that pout - so Garbo!) exude you-can't-kiss-me attitude. Who knew? Here she is: Miss Ivy "Vee" Jordan, ultimate glamour puss.


In Marlena's wig, restyled by hairstylist extraordinaire Kathy Johnson, Miss Jordan models her "Hollywood Canteen" skirt and Gene's "Promenade" blouse by Tim Kennedy.


"Hollywood Canteen" Ivy Jordan's fashion consists of two separate pieces that expand the mix-and-match possibilities. The blouse is shown in this photo accompanied by the skirt from "Afternoon Off" designed by Doug James. Ivy loves her platinum grey wig issued on "Hollywood Canteen" Gene Marshall. 




Vogue! Miss Jordan cuts an impressive figuere in "Fashion Plot" designed by Tim Kennedy.


Curves for days! In Liz Cole's in-the-jungle vintage raw silk gown, Miss Jordan will make the ultimate star entrance. Wig restyled by Kathy Johnson.


Goddess! In Timothy Alberts, "Blue Evening", Vee is nothing short of stunning. A rare beauty, indeed.


"Claudette" wig cap in platinum grey adds even more drama to the color palette.

Doll, wig caps, and some of the fashions featured are available at JAMIEshow Dolls
Liz Cole for Retros
Wig restyle by Kathy Johnson (Miss Johnson may be contacted via The Studio Commissary board.)


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Vogue (Monolithic Studios' Remix)


What are you looking at?
Strike a pose
Vogue

Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Deitrich and Miss Madra Lord

Marlon Brando; Jordan, Vee

On the cover of a magazine

Gene Marshall; Harlow, Jean

Picture of a beauty queen
Zita Charles, Fred Astaire

Ginger Rodgers, dance on air

They have style, they have grace
Rita Hayworth gives good face
Oona, Katherine, Marsha too

 
Violet Waters, we love you

Ladies with an attitude
Trent Osborn's in the mood

Don't just stand there, let's get to it
Strike a pose, there's nothing to it

Vogue

Vogue with Mel Odom's iconic Gene Marshall 
and friends as manufactured by JAMIEshow Dolls.
















Friday, August 12, 2016

Silkstone Underground

Barbie, the Teen-Age Fashion Model, recently found herself in a conundrum. What to wear for the cover photo of the music album of her new band The Silkstone Underground. Quick thinking led her to collaborate with several artists who came up with several excellent ideas. At the end of the session, Barbie loved all the looks and decided to release several songs as 45 RPM records!

First off: an evocation of 1960s spy flicks via a pink brocade trench and mini turtleneck dress by Rosina Haskell.


The platinun-haired beauty looks sensational in soft pink.

Cover for 45 RPM record of "Stop Spying on my Heart!"

Next: a coquettish hand knit mini and white leatherette boots.


Very seductive! Perfect for a rock and roll shindig.

Cover for 45 RPM record of "Cold Waters of Love"

Courrèges, you say?


The icon of 60s couture- the metallic mesh mini!


Barbie is a stunning presence in Francesca Pigliapoco's silver version.


Cover for 45 RPM record of " Zubbi-Dubbi"

What about pink gingham? It's another classic.


This made for Poppy  Parker number is both sweet and sexy. A strong contender.


Cover for 45 RPM record of "Jamais pour toi"


Any gowns?

 
Bien sur! Here's one for you. Empire waist is, after all, le dernier cri.


Silver cuffs and a flower pin add sparkle.
 
Voilà! The Robert Best design is enchanting! It's sophisticated and elegant.


And this is the cover for the LP titled "I Live out of the Box!"

Friday, August 5, 2016

Walking Around Monolithic Studios

It's always fun walking around a studio. The daily on goings of the movie business can have its humdrum moments, that's for sure. Yet at Mel Odom's Monolithic Studios, even wardrobe tests can be a treat, like Dolldom illustrates with these photos taken during a recent visit to its sound stages. This special preview of upcoming projects is meant to whet the public's appetite for the Silver Screen magic of Monolithic Studios!


Movie: "When the Sun Heats the Sand"
Star: Gene Marshall
Wardrobe design: Doug James
Hair styles: Kathy Johnson


Movie: "Rumba Macumba"
Star: Oona
Wardrobe design: Tim Kennedy


Movie: "Garden of Evil"
Star: Madra Lord
Wardrobe design: Tim Kennedy
Hair styles: Kathy Johnson


Movie: "More Fallen Leaves"
Stars: Marsha Hunt and Trent Osborn
Wardrobe design: Integrity for Miss Hunt. JAMIEShow for Mr. Osborn


Movie: "Lush Life, My Love!"
Star: Ivy Jordan
Wardrobe design: Liz Cole for Retros
Hair styles: Time of Doll

Mel Odom's Gene Marshall and friends are manufactured by JAMIEshow Dolls.