Friday, December 23, 2011

Daisy by Jung Hee Park

Daisy! by ernestopadrocampos
Daisy!, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
Daisy is the new resin ball jointed doll designed and realized by Korean artist Jung Hee Park. Having collaborated before with the exquisite Hee for a Haute Doll feature for her other sensational character, Bambola, Dolldom was aware that a wonderful creation would soon join its realm. And Daisy is everything a dollector wishes to have in a doll. Like Bambola, Daisy is an amalgam of pop references distilled into a unique entity. The doll comes dressed in a variety of fashion styles and can also exchange clothing with Takara's Licca and Blythe, making her an natural fit in may collections. But it has to be Hee's energy and essence that imbue the doll with incredible magic. Daisy feels classic and essential, like a doll you've always had in your collection. She in fact is a dream doll that finally becomes reality.

Boxes of Beauty by ernestopadrocampos
Boxes of Beauty, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Two boxes arrive containing treasures called Daisy! Daisy is the new resin BJD by Koren artist Jung Hee Park. A porcelain Myling sister sleeps all through the commotion.

Hello! by ernestopadrocampos
Hello!, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Open box! Inside a personalized note invites the dollector to take in the moment! Carpe diem with Daisy!

Ready! by ernestopadrocampos
Ready!, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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"Scent of Pine Needles" Daisy peeks at her new surroundings.

Free! by ernestopadrocampos
Free!, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Ready to head up to the nearest forest.

You too? by ernestopadrocampos
You too?, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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"Scent of Pine Needles" Daisy wakes up her sister from the short nap. Dolls by artist Jung Hee Park.

At Home by ernestopadrocampos
At Home, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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The sisters stretch their legs and take in the sight of the bay from their new home.

Tea Time by ernestopadrocampos
Tea Time, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Reminiscent of "Hey, Little Girl" fashion style, "Daisy's Tea Time" set is a winner.

Daisy! by ernestopadrocampos
Daisy!, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Dolldom chose the "default #3" face up for the  "Daisy Tea Time" set. Love the red little lips and black eyes.

Forest Dweller by ernestopadrocampos
Forest Dweller, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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"Scent of Pine Needles Daisy" models her Little Red Riding Hood-inspired dress with hand embroidered details. The doll glows with life.

Dear Daisy by ernestopadrocampos
Dear Daisy, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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"Scent of Pine Needles" Daisy doll by artist Jung Hee Park. The close-up reveals Hee's amazing face painting skills and artistry.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Dolldom denizens of all ages, sizes, and materials gather to celebrate winter and to reflect as 2011 draws to an end. With its short days and colder weather, the season calls for warm hearts and hearths to keep chills of the skin and the soul at bay. So what to do? Give love and kindness to one and all. Then, feather your nest with ornaments of glitter and tinsel. Create a peaceful vignette with which to regale the eyes and make paper hats for the kids to wear as they play around the Christmas tree. Give the gift of a hand knit sweater to ward off the cold. And dazzle at that special soirée in a grand couture gown.

Dolldom wishes to thank all of its friends and colleagues without whom it would be impossible to enjoy life de luxe. May 2012 bring us all a world of health, peace, and prosperity!

Winter Butterfly
Mel Odom’s Gene Marshall is a stunning beauty in a gift of glamorous couture. Her friend Travis Kaller sent her this gorgeous gown by the inimitable Vince Nowell.

Noël chez Bleuette
Bleuette celebrates in classic style wearing hand knit sets by Liz Cole for Retros. The crepe paper hats, decorated with silver glitter, are also by Liz. Human hair wigs by Georgette Bravot.

Jack Frost
Here is the tiny guy who keeps nipping at one’s nose! Katarina Carlsson’s porcelain Myling wears a crown of vintage tinsel around his white mohair wig.

Silver and Gold and Everything Else
Barbie doll goes all out in her fabulous Gold Jubilee, circa 1996, designed by Carol Spencer.

Moss and Snow
Agnes and Viktor Dreary play silent games around their feather tree decorated with reindeer moss. The twins created paper hats and following Retros’ suit, decorated them with gold and black glitter.

Dead of Winter
Viktor is set for a moss and snow fight in his hand knit sweater with banana yellow skull motif by Liz Cole for Retros and his paper hat.

Make the Yule-tide Gay
Dolldom darling Gay Carrington closes the year with courageous resolution: be her own producer. Dolldom supports this groundbreaking artist in all of her endeavors.

Abominably Classic
The holiday season could not be complete without one of Dolldom’s favorite characters from the classic stop action animated special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Bumble, the abominable snow monster, has enthralled many a child who has sat scared and mesmerized by this giant ball of white plush.

New Year’s Eve
Candescence Sydney Chase wears an updated version of her friend Tyler Wentworth’s Millennium Ball blue silks gown. Dolldom friend Travis Kaller shortened the hem, decorated it with black lace, and added geometric beads to the bodice.

White Christmas
Tonner Doll Companys beautiful tribute to the holiday classic says Christmas loud and clear. Is there a better way to enjoy a snowy eve than by singing its unforgettable tunes?

 What Child Is This?
American Character’s Betsy McCall plays with her new Myling doll by Katarina Carlsson.

She surrounds the tiny baby with her vintage wooden Italian angel figurines and tiny decorate firs. Betsy's fashion was lovingly made by Little Red Hen.

Barbie’s Winter Fantasy
A vintage American Girl Barbie doll closes this feature in the romantic Magnificence designed by Charlotte Johnson. A dream of a doll that rates high on the wish lists of many a dollector.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Betsy McCall in Doll Reader

This month's issue of Doll Reader magazine features a fun feature on Dolldom favorite Betsy McCall in (almost) all of her incarnations - from the ever popular 8-inch size to the 30-inch toddler, Betsy does what Betsy does best in a colorful photo portfolio. In collaboration with editor Kathryn Peck, we created a calendar for 2012 in the style of the ones featured in McCall's magazine in 1962. Several dolls wear wonderful recreations of the paper doll's fashions by Little Red Hen.