Saturday, October 29, 2016

In Love with a Witch

For, is there are better choice for Halloween?


Witch Séverine by Julian Kalinowski longs for a full moon in her mini cotton knit turtle neck dress by Charles Roark and an organza cape by Liz Retros. Veil on loan from Lisa Littlechap.


Mel Odom's Witch Black Lipstick Gene Marshall as manufactured by JAMIEshow Dolls is queen of the owls in her Liz Retros' gown and jewelry by Joy Jarred.


Witch Fortune Hunter Ivory by Superdoll conjures the ghost of love in a gown designed by Nigel Chia. Wig by Chewin.


Queen Witch Marlena by JAMIEshow Dolls will fly off in a figure hugging black crepe dress by Integrity, jewlery by Joy Jarred, and a perfect hat by Peggy Feltrope.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween Twins: Memen and Tomori

Meet Memen and Tomori, the Halloween twins.


They do love to play with decaying leaves' skins.


Memen and Tomori give smiles a tad chilling,
Tomori sure loves that her hat is so thrilling!


"Tomori, are you ready for All Hallows Eve?"


"Bien sur, dear brother! I always believe
In ghouls, bats, and spiders! I'm not that naive!"


"Soon, in pure darkness, I'll play you a tune."


"Will it be the wail of tonight's lonely Moon?"


"Tomori, it's time to go back to the ground!"


"Deep down below, that's where we were found!"

Dolldom wishes its readers 
a spine chilling All Hallows Eve!
Boo!


Memen and Tomori are skeleton mignonette dolls made by porcelain doll artist Katarina Karsberg.
Ms. Karsberg also designed and executed their clothing.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It's Witchcraft!

Songwriters: Carolyn Leigh and Cy Coleman

Those fingers in my hair
That sly come-hither stare
That strips my conscience bare
It's witchcraft



And I've got no defense for it
The heat is too intense for it
What good would common sense for it do?



'Cause it's witchcraft
Wicked witchcraft
And although, I know, it's strictly taboo



When you arouse the need in me
My heart says yes indeed in me
Proceed with what you're leading me to



It's such an ancient pitch
But one I wouldn't switch
'Cause there's no nicer witch than you



'Cause it's witchcraft
That crazy witchcraft
And although, I know, it's strictly taboo



When you arouse the need in me
My heart says yes indeed in me
Proceed with what you're leading me to



It's such an ancient pitch
But one that I'd never switch
'Cause there's no nicer witch than you

American folk art "Poliwogg" witches by Salamander Graphix (Vic Fortunato and David Critchfield)


Happy Halloween!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Glamourama

Reminiscent of "Enchanted Evening" (#983, 1960-1963), the newly released Glam Gown BFMC Silkstone Barbie doll closes the 2016 Robert Best fashion show.

The beautifully draped satin column boasts a constellation of beads and sequins placed next to the rosette from which the organza trains originates.

The Barbie doll's hair is a sensational shade of platinum grey and her brown eyes create an unforgettable contrast. 

An exclusive to members of the Barbie Doll Club, Glam Gown is sure to become a point of reference to collectors just like the Charlotte Johnson's "Enchanted Evening" from 1960 continue to be.

Congratulations to Robert Best for another groundbreaking collection.

















Saturday, October 15, 2016

Manly Matters

It's time for male dolls!  JAMIEshow Homme. With handsome sculpts that portray men of many races, these strong and strung doll are engineered to pose without a stand. And only JAMIEshow offers the grand option of changing hairstyle with their sculpted wig caps featuring masculine styles. 

Enjoy this exclusive entry. Links to all featured artists are provided at the end. 






A Man Named Cary
JAMIEshow's 2016 Convention Exclusive Cary gives good face.


Take Me to the Church on Time 
Mel Odom's Trent Osborn as manufactured by JAMIEshow wears a perfectly tailored morning suit produced by Ashton-Drake.


Stirred and Shaken 
2016's Lee is badass in a white tux produced by JAMIEshow and surrounded by Lauren and Marlena in JAMIEshow rooted wigcaps.


Eleganza Extravaganza
Ty poses in a red tux jacket made by RDGdolls.


London Fog 
Kyle rocks the London look in his beige trench, wool foulard, and black cap.


Vamos a la playa 
2016's Cameron and Lee are ready for a day of sun, fun, and music in Liz Retros's vintage swim trunks and cotton shirt sets.


Prep Style 
Tatum defines timeless style in a Chewin suit.






A Head of Hair
2016's Lee shows off the amazing transformations occurred just by changing into a variety of JAMIEshow Homme's sculpted wigcaps. Lee's coat by Ayal Armon. Necklace by Joy Jarred.


Disco Daze
2016's Cameron dances the night away in a JAMIEshow produced set of jeans and cool faux fur and Spandex top. Necklace by Joy Jarred.




Aviator Dream
Alejandro is the epitome of the macho man in his Chewin jumpsuit.




British Sensation 
Lee channels the Beatles in his classic 60s style black suit with thin tie by Chewin. His wig is also by Chewin.

  Love and Affection Alejandro and Cameron pose is fashionable underwear and jackets by Ayal Armon.


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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Bodacious Babette


It all started a few years back: Bulgarian artist Brani Mladenov and American doll maker Joey Versaw came up with an idea for a new doll character with a full-figured body and a treasure trove of attitude. Both were inspired by the aesthetic of antique French and German bisque dolls yet wanted her to have a modern touch and, above all, a realistic full-figured ball-jointed body.

As ideas congealed, a hardworking gal emerged. The yet-to-be-named lady would be a nurse by daytime and a burlesque star at night - a fact that would allow her to lead a life of purpose and then indulge in over-the-top glamour. And shortly thereafter, Mr. Versaw and Mr. Mladenov came up with her name: Babette. An homage to a character in Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure, a 1977 American live action and animated musical fantasy film directed by Richard Williams, Babette is a French doll known for being stubborn, gorgeous, strong, and somewhat bratty.

Once the name and the character of this new lady were set, Mr. Versaw worked on her sculpt while Mr. Mladenov conceived the visual brand. For her first appearance in 2016, the artists wanted to imbue her with the essence of 1930s, mirroring the strength and glamour of the famous ladies of The Silver Screen such as Mae West and Katherine Hepburn, women who broke societal mores, captivated their audiences and paved the road for women's rights. Babette is meant to honor this legacy.

Babette, like her predecessor Mary Magpie, is made of laser-sintered nylon plastic. Her wigs are molded (as well as digitally-printed too) to ensure that she will never have a stray hair strand. Each doll is hand painted and then hand assembled by Mr. Versaw.


















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