For someone as jaded as this writer, it takes magic and soul to create a doll that moves me. And Mary Magpie by Joey Versaw moves me in so many ways. Mary Magpie combines the play of fashion dolls with the power of engagement of an art object.
Mary's profile photo shows her exquisite poutWhen compared to several of Joey's other models, it is easy to see the artist's style of painting and also the integration of several references to vintage boudoir dolls.
Mary wears Mark G. Harris' pastel tweed coat, a vintage dress, and a hat by Tess Barton.
But in true Dolldom style, here is Mary Magpie wearing the deluxe fashions of Liz Cole, Mark G. Harris, and Franklin Lim-Liao.
Mary models a sexy and chic brocade set by Franklin Lim Liao
Joey joins a growing number of artists creating handmade uniqueness that proves to the world yet again that the future of dolls is handmade.
For her Ana May Wong moment, Mary wears a fab qipao by Liz Cole for Retros
Dolldom looks forward to welcoming Mary's friends in the near future.