Friday, February 25, 2011

Evolution Is Thy Name

Dolldom friend Joey Versaw has collected dolls since childhood and ever since this modern day Gepetto has wished upon a star to have his very own doll line. And after much blood, sweat, and many tears, Mr. Versaw has realized his dream fully and beautifully. Last May 2010, we profiled Mary Magpie, a boudoir-inspired beauty who took our collective breath away. Since then, Dolldom has rolled out the red carpet to welcome four more characters from this enchanting line of art dolls. 
Each Mary Magpie Evolution doll is a one-of-a-kind piece of art to which Joey devotes an average 5 hours. From assemblage, to hairstyling, to the hand painting of their fabulous faces, the end result is Joey’s vision. Joey kindly listens to ideas for the next special look and much to our delight and amazement, each 12-inch doll always exceeds our expectations. In addition to commissions, Joey offers basic dolls with which the lucky dollector can play fashion for hours as Mary fits into many similarly scaled fashion doll clothing. Joey tells us that he plans to offer Mary’s own mini comic books, illustrated by comic artist James Meadows, to narrate her fabulous life and adventures. And very soon too, Mary and her friends will be issued with a new body with increased articulation. 

As proven by the accompanying photos, Mary not only felt right at home in Dolldom’s collection, she and her friends stole our hearts in a second. 

Boudoir Mary is Dolldom's first Mary Magpie doll. 

A strawberry blond Mary with mohair wig styled by Joey in a braid wears a Barbie Basic's black knit dress and a necklace by Joy Jarred. 

Corrinne, a different sculpt and character in the Evolution line, wears a cocktail dress made by Joey with sparkly vintage fabrics. 
Corrinne wears her original Chinese style dress made by Joey using luxurious brocaded silk.

Bastian, is Joey's male sculpt and a much welcome addition to the line. All dolls need a best male friend. Bastian can wear some Ken and Fashion Royalty Homme fashions. 

One of Dolldom's favorite's is this ebony Mary. Her hairstyle is painted so that she may wear cool wigs like this Monique beehive. In this photo, Mary channels her inner Emma Peel in a Debbie Drake leotard, Lilli Lalka belt, and Ken boots. Super!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Le style japonais

Today is a day to celebrate at Dolldom.  Tonner Doll Company presents Freedom for Fashion, a new line of models and fashions that will surely delight and inspire many with its distinct take on an urban Japanese style that is not afraid to reference its rich and glorious heritage. 

Aiko and Yoshio are the new faces of this fashion trend. And what gorgeous faces they are.

What most impacts us at Dolldom is the attention given to Yoshio's fashions. It is known that the menswear designed by Tonner via Tyler Wentworth for the Matt O'Neill collection is unmatched for its construction, quality of material, and fit. Consequently, we cannot wait too long for the arrival of  these sartorial offerings. First is Hogyo, a superb suit that makes the man feel and look like royalty. 

Hogyo Yoshio
There there's the über cool Tokyo Sleek, sporting a leather jacket with the silhouette of the decade. 
Tokyo Sleek Him

 Aiko hasn't fared too badly either. We love the sensuality and movement of her Sori style. 

 Sori Aiko

Her urban explorer look, Tokyo Sleek Her, complements Yoshio's trendsetting style. 

Tokyo Sleek Her

Kudos to Tonner Doll Company for bringing le style japonais to the world of fashion dolls.
All photos by Storm Photo Studio