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.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Who's That Girl?

In Hollywood, not all stories are fully documented. Some remain mysteries and as such provide dollectors with a canvas onto which to project a wonderful world of intrigue, drama and fun. In the richly developed world of Mel Odom's Gene Marshall, Oona stands out for the absence of a biography. The best rumors (started by a trustworthy source) is that she was an alien saved by Violet Waters and an unidentified man.

Regardless of her origins in our vast universe, Oona is a beauty. And to us, Oona makes the ideal character to portray a facet of Hollywood that is as iconic and perhaps sometimes more fun than its mainstream. For in this Dolldom exclusive, Oona embodies the Queen of the B-Movie. Subversive and unabashed, Oona took on projects that Gene Marshall and Madra Lord could not - due to their established personalities at Monolithic Studios. From science fiction to exploitation films, Oona did it all and loved every minute of it.

Mel Odom's Oona joins Gene Marshall, Madra Lord, and Violet Waters in JAMIEshow Dolls' realm of  beautifully-crafted resin ball-jointed dolls.

Come discover the world of purple-eyed Oona and find out why she has such a cult following...

As Ermenegilda the gypsy fortuneteller in Feline Folk, Oona played a woman who turned into a tigress when her libido was aroused.

Her wardrobe was designed by Liz Cole for Retros. Wig from the Anne Harper line by Tonner Doll Company.

The Prince and The Pussycat

In this comedy of errors, Oona played a strip-tease artist who captured the heart of a charming prince. Wardrobe by Retros. Jewelry by StrayCat. Wig by Ilaria Mazzoni for Time of Doll.

Cheery Cherries! For a pin-up poster, Oona donned a playsuit by Byanca of Houston and a wig by Ilaria Mazzoni.

 Dark and moody... horror flick!

For The Creature from The Deep Creek, Oona sported figure-hugging couture that accentuated her dynamic dimensions.  Polka dot dress by Byanca of Houston. Two piece bathing suit by Liz Cole for Retros. Jewelry by StrayCat.

Oona auditioned for the role of Lola Foley in The Night, Nurse. The part went to her friend Gay Carrington, so no hard feelings arose.

Oona enjoyed doing wardrobe test photos in the famous uniform by Liz Cole for Retros. Wig by Ilaria Mazzoni.

In between film projects, Oona modeled sensational jewelry by Joy Jarred.

The beautiful scale of the baubles suited Oona's big personality. Wig by Ilaria Mazzoni.

Even when going to the liquor store, Oona exuded high glam.

She-Devil? Absolutely.

Her favorite role was one of her most controversial. No one expected her to take over hell in Hot Punishment!

The movie was banned in many cities which only exacerbated the desire of all to witness what happens when poor unfortunate souls descend to the depths of despair.

Oona was thrilled to work again with Liz Cole for Retros.

Everyone knows Tura Satana made Faster, Pussycat, Kill, Kill! figurative and literally. But Oona was a close second choice for Mr. Russ Meyer who decided on Miss Satana due to her natural gifts.

Oona's figure was artificially enhanced by a trendsetting brassiere created by Byanca of Houston. The contraption made the point loud and clear.

In a planet in a galaxy far away...

Queen Amígdala reigns supreme.

Oona's foray into the science fiction genre, Planet of the Babes was a feast for those who love comets and curves.

Whoever Oona really is matters little. Her ability to camouflage and metamorphose makes her inhabit a special place in our hearts.

Resources for readers:
Liz Cole for Retros
Time of Doll Wigs
JAMIEshow Dolls
Joy Jarred Jewelry
Byanca of Houston