Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cooler Cool

Cooler weather calls for adaptable classics that will allow the wearer to face the changing climate as well as to look forever well dressed - even in a decade's time.

To prove the point, Dolldom's editors styled JAMIEshow's "Havana Nights Alejandro" in what they believe is a fall fashion classic. Can't you see Cary Grant or Clark Gable wearing it too? Granted, Alejandro's chiseled features do impart a good measure of tough-dude attitude, but the look is timeless.

The peacoat is from DAE Original's Monty "Shore Leave" fashion, the slacks and sweater are by Tonner Doll Company. And the jaunty cap is from Doctor John Littlechap's golf fashion.

 




This fall, make a point of staying warm and looking cool.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy Day, Gay!

It's Gay Carrington's birthday! And Dolldom celebrates her day. Miss Carrington, may your day be filled with gaiety and love.

For these photos, Miss Carrington chose a Liz Cole hand beaded design in peach satin, StrayCat bangle and earrings, and vintage Puerto Rican maracas.

¡Feliz cumpleaños, querida Gay!





Her friends Abbé Lane also wears Retros by Liz Cole, Marlena wears a combo of RDG skirt and JAMIEshow blouse, and Lee wears a combo of Ashton-Drake and Tonner Doll.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All Hallows' Eve

All Hallows' Eve at Monolithic Studios!  The stars of Mel Odom's universe gather for a Halloween party that promises to produce many a grand photo op for the adoring public. The mood is festive and the costumes are nothing but vintage Halloween glamour. Modeled by the resin, ball-jointed models manufactured by JAMIEshow Dolls, the designs, handmade by Liz Cole for her Retros label, serve as proof of the artistry, creativity, and expertise of the Seattle designer.



Violet the Sorceress!

Slinky and ever so blue. Jewelry by Joy Jarred.


Miss Waters' coif by Ilaria Mazzoni for Time of Doll.

Oona's takes on The Addams Family

It's her turn to play Morticia! Wig by Ilaria Mazzoni for Time of Doll.


Oona is ready for her moonbath. Necklace by Joy Jarred.

Devilish Madra



Burning hot in a figure hugging pant set, La Lord is sexiest devil of them all!



Glamourous Witch

Red and black and sparkly! For no one said that flying on a broom had to be anything less than fashionable. Hair by Ilaria Mazzoni.


Miss Marshall ("Phoenix" model) is as sweet as a Red Hot and black liquorice.

Enjoy a glamorously spooky vintage Halloween 2014!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lush Life

Les rêves d'un garçon's newest model, Liya, makes her Dolldom debut. Reminding us of many beautiful women, Liya has an evocative sculpt that is expressive while still retaining a pensive quality that makes the dollector want to contemplate her for hours long.

In Chewin's silky hard cap wigs, Liya models RDG's newest fashion rave: the slim brocade skirt in jewel colors. Paired with Superdoll's bustiers for the Abbé Lane dolls, Liya is ready for her daytime and evening activities.

Liya's daytime look...







Liya's evening look











Monday, September 8, 2014

Once Upon A Time...

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...

Evoking time travel, this favorite phrase of those who live enchanted by fantasy inspires many a Dolldom entry. To the harmonious blending of past and present, a promise of absolute beauty - unadulterated, timeless, yet evolved - is born.

Les rêves d'un garçon's Soo captivated our eyes and hearts with her realistic and unique face. Looking like no other doll her size, Soo impresses with her mesmerizing gaze and slightly parted lips about to utter... Her secret stays with us. 

What we will divulge is the origin of the couture she models. In line with the story land theme, Dolldom's editors loved the way Soo portrays the ultimate poupée mannequin - one who brings the past to the present and makes it look avant garde and  visionary. For these designs by Tonner Doll Company are nothing but. But then again, it takes a beauty like Soo to make us appreciate the past once again today.

Blanche Neige



From Le Théâtre de La Mode Collection, this white organdy dress, based on a design by Maggy Rouff,  is the epitome of snowy pureness. Some say the whole affair is very Prada in feel.

They Call Her Red

Another recreation from Le Théâtre de La Mode Collection by Tonner Doll, Rouge, based on a design by Grès, impacts with it's essence of life hue.



Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather



A Tyler Wentworth creation, Embassy Dinner's intoxicating brocaded column dress exemplifies taste and integrity in doll making.

Deep Freeze

A Regina Wentworth Collection exclusive, the expert draping of Martini Minx, creates an armor both diaphanous and protective. Gold bead necklace by Joy Jarred.


For more on Soo and her elegant peers, visit RDG's boutique.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cuando baila el cha-cha-chá...



It's time for maracas, mambo and a whole lot of cha-cha-chá. In a sea of Manhattans, Negronis, and Cuba Libres a spotlight shines on the stage. From behind cerise velvet curtains, Miss Abbé Lane emerges as Cugie gets the band going. Let the night be eternal when in the company of these two geniuses of song.



In 2012 Superdoll Collectables London launched the release of the Abbé Lane doll in Milan. It did not surprise Dolldodm that the creators of the Sybarites would choose the unforgettable-but-not-commonplace Miss Lane for their foray into the world of retro style. Released through Marl B, "Wolf Whistle" and "You, Devil, You" models boast a superb character sculpt with varying degrees of intensity in their gazes. Regardless of the style, each doll exudes sex-kitten magic and makes the heart skip a beat. To boot, photos of other mouth-watering one-of-a-kind dolls wearing Superdoll's vintage flavored couture fed Dolldom's desire to extend the fantasy evening with Cougat and Lane.



Much to Dolldom's luck, Miss Liz Cole, creator of Retros, was excited to create cha-cha dresses inspired by several of Miss Lane's record covers. The spiritual daughter of Monsieur Lesage and Betty Page, Miss Cole beaded five skin-tight wonders with her customary abandon, producing real tours de force of mambo style. Both Abbé Lane models were ecstatic to model them.



Dolldom wishes to thank Miss Cole for her creative genius as well as Marl Davidson, Franklin Lim-Liao, and Tommy Courtney for inspiring and supporting the production of this feature.








































¿Quién te lo dijo nené? Me lo dijo Adela cuando baila el cha-cha-chá.