Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ah! Men!

Fashion dolls. Ball jointed dolls. Male dolls. JAMIEshow Homme. Handsome sculpts that portray men of many races. Engineered to pose without a stand. And this new edition "On Michigan Avenue" boasts sculpted wig caps featuring masculine styles.

Although they are issued as basic dolls, the current "On Michigan Avenue" Tatum and Alejandro come in styling organza embroidered shirts, versatile cotton slacks, socks, and yep, beautifully constructed patent leather lace-up shoes. In this Dolldom feature - the first for the month of November - the JAMIEshow men get ready for the catwalk and have fun behind the scenes. At a later date, the fashion show! Stay tuned.

Necklaces by the always-fabulous Joy Jarred.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Which Witch?

It's almost Halloween. Almost. What to wear to that gathering of the very best enchantresses produced by the ever amazing JAMIEshow Dolls? It has to be sleek, figure hugging, and absolutely immune to fad. Enter Liz Cole who, employing some vintage textiles from her secret Retros stash, fashioned a set of perfectly sexy witch's wear.  Joy Jarred's seductive new line of necklaces add stylish adornment.

 Which witch do you like best?

Silver Spider Web Witch! Marlena is aglow in her white silk sheath. Watch out for those spiders, little bee charm!

Perfumed Poison Witch! Sofia is a beauty to be hold, but never to be touched.

Bloodlines Witch! Natalie in a wig by Time of Doll models a red hot Lurex sheath. Little owl neckalce wards off evil spirits.

Fierce Feline Witch! It's Lauren in a Time of Doll wig and an acid green with black kitties dress.

Golden Glow Witch! The good witch - Eshe - wears a most seductive turquoise beaded cocktail hour number with a plunging decollete.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween Memories

Before children go out to haunt and gather their sugar-laden, root-canal-promising bounty, many parents feel the urge to capture the moment for posterity and ask their beloved ones to pose for this year's Halloween photo. And this ritual, as sacred to us as Samhain was to the Celts, gets repeated year after year. As all good rituals should.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and for Dolldom's editors, these anonymous photos are nothing but magnificent works of art:

Dolldom, always in the romantic pursuit of the idealized days of old, celebrates Halloween once again with an exclusive portfolio of photos inspired by the accidental artists of the past: mothers, fathers, uncles and aunts, older sisters and neighbors who with their trusty cameras froze many a amazing moment in time.

Our models are some of American Character Doll Company's best: Sandy and Betsy McCall and a selection of vintage rubber masks. Dolldom can only hope that these recreations of that moment of joy - "It's Halloween!" transport you to your own memories of Halloweens past.

Happy Halloween 2015!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happy Birthday, Gay Carrington!

It's October 19, Dolldom's beloved Gay Carrinton's brithday. And just like our editors have done every year since making her acquaintance, here is Dolldom's tribute to the star of Bates Motel and other classic films. This year, Dolldom's gifted Miss Carrington with a day of beauty at Bobby Taylor's Pink Bubbles Spa and a fabulous new dress by Liz Cole for Retros. And Gay, elated, posed for our photographers with her lush lashes and sensational new hairstyle.

Happy birthday, Gay Carrington!

Dolldom thanks Miss Carrington for allowing us to portray her with the unofficial, fan made Gay Carrington doll.

Doll repaint by Vincent Anthony Repaints.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

On the Town

Pedigree's miniature Paul (Sindy's boyfriend) wears a handmade sailor suit and vintage Ken's vinyl hat in this fun mid-week tribute to the Bernstein, Comden, and Green muscial On the Town.

New York, New York!
It's a helluva town!

We've got one day here and not another minute
To see the famous sights!

We'll find the romance and danger waiting in it
Beneath the Broadway lights;
But we've hair on our chests
So what we like the best are the nights
Sights! Lights! Nights!

New York, New York, a helluva town.
The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down.
The people ride in a hole in the groun'.
New York, New York, it's a helluva town!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Red October

Classic's the word for this October Sunday.

Joey Versaw's Mary Magpie, the very first 3-D printed fashion doll and vintage Barbie maven Marirose come together to delight lovers of vintage design.

A classic Mary Magpie in her black bob wears a reproduction "Junior Prom" dress by Marirose. Mr. Versaw designed the face paint to evoke the iconic make-up of the 1950s.

Va-voom Mary Magpie is sex-kitten supreme in her red silk sheath, a reproduction of Barbie's Pak basic. Check out her attitude! Mr. Versaw has achieved two goals with Mary Magpie: employ the latest technology and safeguard the sensibilities of mid-century doll making.

Mary Magpie by Joey Versaw

Marirose Couture

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Less Is More

Minimalism? Not really. But in the case of this number one Miss Sévinyl by J.S. Kalinowski less is definitely more. Magical doll.